Robert’s experience at BA included pioneering work in electronic marketing to co-build a 7,000-page online brochure on the BT Prestel videotext system (think of a web site in 1985) as well as monitoring worldwide customer service performance in a weekly management report presented to the board of directors. His roles in large corporations and as a partner in his own business enable Robert to work effectively with corporate clients of all sizes.
At Zarywacz, Robert has developed his skills as a copywriter, journalist, PR and presenter. Since 2009, he has acted as freelance business editor for the North Devon Journal. As well as interviewing local business leaders and covering business stories, he is a judge in the newspaper’s annual business awards and has managed coverage for the North Devon Employment and Skills Board’s five annual apprenticeship campaigns. These have created more than 3,000 new apprenticeships and led to North Devon apprentice starts running 15% above Devon, South West and UK levels.
Robert takes a keen interest in the development of the economy and is chairman of COMBEbusiness, a group representing and promoting business around Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe in North Devon.
He believes courtesy in business is essential and is became vice chairman of the National Campaign for Courtesy after starting the pleaseandthanks.co.uk web site for business.
Robert writes and performs for pleasure and is a volunteer founder director of the SPACE, a community performing arts centre in Ilfracombe, North Devon.
He also enjoys solitary and family dog walks in the countryside, gardening and cookery, photography and video.
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