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.
Michael BrennanAccount Director, Door4
Michael joined Door4 in 2016 after cutting his teeth as a marketing manager in the private sector. He sees things from all sides and has a reputation for staying ice cool under pressure.
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.
Emilia TrutaAssociate Digital Project Manager
Emilia is the gatekeeper of resources and scheduling!
Working with performance, web development, and account managers, Emilia does everything in her power to make sure projects stay on track and are delivered in full, on time.
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 SharpJunior Account 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 Marketing Executive
Holly's role is largely data-oriented, working across our acquisition and conversion teams.
Holly is responsible for successfully executing paid social campaigns and user experience research, including ongoing optimisation and analysis to maximise impact for our clients.
David GascoyneHead of Business Development
Ellie HarropMarketing Executive
Ellie's role involves taking ownership of Door4's marketing. Ellie thrives on creating quality marketing materials and events to help support the sales and lead gen team.
Darren TaylorUX Designer
Conrad GrimshawOptimisation Consultant
Conrad is a digital whiz focusing on research, user experience and experimentation. He’s held roles in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and is currently leading conversion rate optimisation at Door4.
Door4 comprises an Acquisition Team, Conversion Team, the Web Development Team, Client Services and the Project Management team – a typical agency structure.
It looks like your typical digital agency too. We work in a large open-plan studio in a landmark building that has a rich heritage, lots of bare stone and beams, plus several tons of 19th century industrial metal.
In practice, everyone works together. We have allocated desks and 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 caffeine.
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.