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Senior leadership changes as The SEO Works grows rapidly
By: The SEO Works
The appointments come as the agency looks to drive further growth, ensure longevity, and continue to nurture its internal culture.
Previously MD, Ben Foster will take over the role of Chief Executive Officer. Ben joined the agency with over 15 years of client-side and agency-side experience and has been instrumental in orchestrating the scaling of the business for more than half a decade.
In his new role, Ben will be responsible for the overall success of the business, including the vision, mission, direction and overall strategy. On his new position, Ben said - "I'm incredibly happy with how the business has scaled in the last few years, and these internal changes are our way of adding longevity to that. I'm looking forward to the experience and challenges of being CEO, and I have every faith that James is the perfect Managing Director to take the business forwards".
Moving into the Managing Director role is James Corry - one of the agency's first hires more than ten years ago. With an intricate knowledge of internal processes and strategies, as well as having occupied the Operations Director role, James will now lead the day-to-day management of the company, responsible for controlling and overseeing all business operations, people and ventures.
On becoming Managing Director, James said "I'm really happy to take on this role, and I feel that my skill set and history at the business will really add value. As we grow, maintaining our values and culture is crucial and it's something I will be putting extra focus on in the coming years. Ben has done an amazing job, and I look forward to continuing this and taking it to the next level!"
Finally, Elliot Stanion has been appointed Deputy Head of SEO. Stepping in as second-in-command of one of the largest SEO teams in the North of England, Elliot will be focussed on planning & managing the capacity of the SEO team, pastoral care, quality output and the shared vision of the department.
"After a number of years climbing the ranks of our amazing SEO team, I'm really pleased to take on this exciting role. We've gone from strength to strength as a team, and are really becoming thought-leaders in the search space. As our team expands, it's crucial that the right management structure is in place to accommodate that growth and I'm really excited to be part of that", said Elliot.