Portal Creative was born out of a need for a service to help businesses grow along with their IT solutions. Building a team of digital marketing specialists renowned in their own field of expertise, we’re proud to offer exceptional business growth services to cater to all digital marketing needs. Below is a little about the people working at Portal Creative
Craig began his career in the IT industry in 2002 and has since combined his passion for business and IT to move into the role of Managing Director at Portal Technologies and Portal Creative.
Craig was the original founder of CPL IT Services (now Portal Technologies) and has been a key factor to the significant growth it has seen over the last 7 years. His wide range of expertise in the technology industry combined with his astute business mind puts him in prime position to assist businesses to become more efficient using technologies.
Craig is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and has further industry qualifications from CompTIA, HP, Toshiba and an HND in Computing Support. In his spare time, Craig can be found at gigs, eating out, or out on his motorbike.
Allan’s passion is designing and developing intuitive websites with a creative and unique flare. His preference for website developing is PHP, MySQL and he is a big fan of WordPress.
Allan has over 10 years’ worth of experience designing, developing and maintaining a wide range of websites including catalogue, ecommerce and mobile sites.
Allan has thrived in the industry with his ability to develop intuitive and responsive websites whilst injecting originality and creativity in all his work.
Allan likes to ride road bikes whenever the weather permits and more often than not when it doesn’t.
Russell joined Portal as an apprentice back in September 2019. After studying a HND in Software Development at college college he wasn’t sure whether he wanted to find a job or go onto university to continue studying. Wanting to keep learning as well as get in work experience led him to the decision to doing an apprenticeship.
Russell is our Apprentice Web Developer and works closely with Allan on client projects. Outside of work you can find Russell playing football and basketball with friends.
Jason recently joined the Creative team in October 2020. The past 10 years Jason has combined his several roles within the football industry along side social media management.
During this time Jason has become passionate about supporting small businesses and charities through social media. Having first hand experience working in both sectors he has seen how a strong social media presence not only benefits the business directly but enhances the experience people have with that brand.
Jason has also progressed in his football coaching leading him to coach or manage several local Junior teams. Again using his passion in Social Media to help grow the clubs social media presence to raise awareness and attract new supporters to the clubs.
Marcel is an SEO and Growth Marketing Specialist that’s passionate about creating real-world ROI for his clients. After a few years of heading up the lead generation team and creating progressive growth strategies within a rapidly growing Diamond Hubspot Inbound Marketing Agency.
Marcel founded his own digital business growth consultancy rooted in his passion for helping businesses reach their full digital potential.
He utilises and leverages paid, owned and earned channels through his expertise in PPC and SEO to build and execute successful digital marketing strategies routed in data analysis and rapid experimentation.
Leigh is an award-winning senior marketer with over 13 years’ digital marketing experience.
Prior to launching her own consultancy, Leigh spent 10 years working in the UK, Australia and Singapore where she worked in marketing for global brands including Discovery Channel, BSkyB, ESPN and Disney. Whilst living in Australia, Leigh was awarded Australia’s Young Marketer of the Year Award which included a trip to New York to learn from the world’s top creative agencies, tech giants and marketers. In 2015, Leigh returned to her homeland South Africa where she founded her own marketing consultancy, Alphabet Social. Leigh helps small-medium businesses worldwide adapt to the new marketing era through one-one consulting, strategy development, coaching and workshops.
Leigh is passionate about helping small businesses leverage the power of social media to connect with their audience and grow their business.