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 BA 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. From 2009 to 2017 he acted as freelance business editor for the North Devon Journal. As well as interviewing local business leaders and covering business stories, he was a judge in the newspaper’s annual business awards and managed coverage of the North Devon Employment and Skills Board’s annual apprenticeship campaigns. These created more than 3,000 new apprenticeships and led to North Devon apprentice starts running 15% above Devon, South West and UK levels.
Community & leisure
Robert takes a keen interest in the development of the economy and was a founder director and chairman of COMBEbusiness, a group representing and promoting business around Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe in North Devon.
In September 2017, Robert started a part-time distance learning MA in History with Northumbria University with a focus on Magna Carta. He also 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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