Door4 leadership & team.
We’re not going to deep-dive into confessions like “I sing in a punk band at the weekends” or “I write Harry Potter fanfiction” or even “I spend time on Flight Simulator but it’s not a game”.
But it’s only right you should know more about who you’ll be working with. We’ll keep it work-related for now. You can quiz us on how much of the above is true another time.
Sean DwyerDirector, Door4
Sean joined Door4 in 2017 from Carat Manchester, where he was an associate director. A data obsessive at heart, he’s responsible for pushing through organisational and procedural clarity. In an agency? You’d better believe it.
Leon CalverleyFounder, Door4
Leon founded Door4 in 2000 while he was still working as a service manager at Time Computers in Lancashire. What started as a fascination with the potential applications of digital technology, he’s turned into a business that has thrived for more than two decades.
Tom MortonHead of Acquisition, Door4
Tom has worked in digital for over 10 years with a focus on PPC and Search and devising online growth strategies for startups all the way up to international brands, and is currently leading the Acquisitions team at Door4. Committed to data-driven continual client growth at scale.
Phil McDowellAccount Manager
Phil is our dedicated account manager, who takes full ownership of our larger clients, having the benefit of a secondary account executive for additional support.
Phil liaises between you and the rest of Door4, providing direct contact with consultants and specialists to help you get the most out of our services.
William SharpAccount Manager
William acts as the filter between clients and the operational side of the business, managing requests to ensure they're briefed correctly to the right team
A large part of this is working to understand the clients business and challenges. Distilling this information and collaborating with our teams strategically to present opportunities for clients to continue growing.
Dan BeckettPHP and Front End Developer
As a web development agency, we're naturally agnostic when it comes to platforms. Dan knows WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento 2, and Drupal inside out and can code robust bespoke platforms where something specific is required.
Holly NealPerformance Strategist
Holly's role is largely market-oriented, working across our acquisition and conversion teams.
Holly is responsible for using research and insights to drive marketing strategy, with the aim of maximising impact for our clients.
Darren TaylorUX Designer
Door4 comprises an Acquisition Team, Conversion Team, the Web Development Team, Client Services and the Project Management team – a typical agency structure.
In practice, everyone works together. We have a “work together” policy (we operate a hybrid approach – but prefer to be together more than we’re apart.) We also ensure plenty of space for hot-desking with different teams and breakout areas.
It’s not unusual for the kitchen to be stuffed with people who have gathered to trouble-shoot a problem while making a brew; if you ask them who called the meeting, they’re never sure how they got there but felt a mysterious calling…
We put it down to the preternatural connections that teams develop over time. Or a synchronous need for cake/caffeine (delete as appropriate).
What’s different about Door4?
What feels less typical about Door4 – the thing that makes us stand out from other agencies – is the relationship. Or, rather, the relationships.
From the welcome to your ongoing monthly meetings and everything in between, it’s very clear we consider ourselves as a team within your business.
We integrate. We care. We go above and beyond. We’re genuinely invested in your success – after all, it’s our success too.
Our team is diverse and multi-skilled. We recruit for skill, but we also recruit for a good fit to the team. We aim to bring out the best in each other – competitive, encouraging, challenging, with the aim of improving all the time – for us and for our clients.
All our clients have a dedicated account manager, with larger clients having the benefit of a secondary account manager for additional support. Taking full ownership, they liaise between you and the rest of Door4, though it’s also in our culture to give you direct contact with consultants and specialists too.
These are the creative problem-solvers and data nerds of our digital agency. They are our organic search (SEO) consultants, writers, strategists, brand guardians, Conversion Rate Optimisation consultants and Paid Media-Shopping-PPC-Paid Social alchemists.
As a web development agency, we’re naturally agnostic when it comes to platforms. Our developers know WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento 2 and Drupal inside out and can code robust bespoke platforms where something specific is required.
These gatekeepers of resources and scheduling are an iron fist in a velvet glove. Working with performance, web development and account managers, they do everything in their power to make sure projects stay on track and are delivered in full, on time.