I worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, predominantly in Senior Sales roles.
This gave me great exposure to every type of business, in terms of sector, size, niche challenges and business areas.
During my career, I predominantly helped businesses in the areas of Project Management and IT. This was most recently in the world of cloud based hosting but I was operating within IT / technical environments since the days you could only access the world wide web with a modem and a fixed phone line!
Fun fact, I was the UK Account Manager for an agency that built Nokia’s first website. Back then, websites were a novelty with hardly anything interactive about them.
Fast forward some time and in 2017 I set out to fulfil my ambition to become a web developer.
I left my job, retrained and landed a job as a web developer in a creative agency – where I discovered WordPress and just how good it actually is.
After gaining much invaluable experience I turned freelance and my first 3 clients came off the back of my other business, eWoof dog day-care.
I now specialise in helping small businesses to create beautiful functional websites.
The creation and promotion of the eWoof website pushed our business forward immensely, taking it to a fully viable, ‘fully booked’ dog day-care business. The website stands out compared to many dog home boarding businesses, so much so that our Licence Inspector was convinced we were part of a larger franchise due to the quality of the website.
With the addition of basic SEO and local promotion, we now have more enquiries then we can possibly service and pay for no additional advertising or promotion.
These days I now have a portfolio career - using any and all of my skills and knowledge - website development is a key component but I'm always keen to keep my other skills in the forefront and help businesses to succeed with advice and support, so talk to me about this too.
A Little Extra SomEthing
Enough about me.. how does me being me help you?
As the name suggests I have quite a varied and eclectic bag of life-skills and experiences.
More than 20 years in business, great communication and organisational skills
...and I know how to sell an idea, product or idea
I'm a scuba diver, a netball player.... a netball coach
Part-qualified electrician (L3 City & Guilds)
First Aider... Canine First Aider... Licensed Dog Home Boarder
Music Junkie (old school hip hop a fave)
Amateur gardener.. Amateur artist... Amateur (but keen) interest in finance & investing
Traveller... the continual learner... a Mum and a Better Half
The glass is half full for me (probably more 2/3 full)
A unique blend of randomness to create you a unique website!
What's the gig with the name?
I seem to know a lot of random stuff. This earned me the nickname Beknowin’, which I am still called today.
Ten years ago, I was on a weekend away with the girls. I remember it well, 25 June 2009 – the day Michael Jackson died… which meant the airwaves were full of MJ hits 24/7.
Anyway, throughout the day, random questions were asked for no particular reason. Something might have been heard, seen or said and one of my friends would just have a follow up question. All day I seemed to have the answers.
The final straw, ‘What’s that African food, you scoop it with your fingers and mop up the gravy?’, to which I replied ‘Fufu’.
What else can you say to someone who is clearly the queen of random general knowledge except, ‘how are you so beknowin’? ’
And that’s where the nickname came from, Beknowin.
I like to think of it as ‘someone who knows’ and hopefully I know enough to deliver good websites that my customers love!