Our team is growing….meet David Christian-Woodruff!
2018 was a busy year for 22, with quick growth we went from 8 to 12 members of staff. As we continue to take on such a wide range of clients across varied sectors we’ve been refining our processes and tightening our procedures to offer our clients the very best experience. As part of that we’ve employed a new Project Manager, David Christian-Woodruff to help everything run smoothly.
We talk to David about his experience and what he’ll be doing in his exciting new role!
Q1. Tell us a bit about your background?
A: I was born in London, before living in Belgium for 15 years from the age of 3, where I attended a Francophone school and learnt to speak French. I then moved to an international school. I returned to UK to study at De Montfort University in Leicester to study Graphic Design. For the last 6 years, I’ve been working at a digital agency starting as a designer, then moving to team leader and finally digital producer role (which is similar to project manager).
Q2. What made you want to work at 22 Group?
A: On meeting the team initially, it was the ethos, vision and team togetherness that convinced me that this was the place for me! I wanted somewhere I could go and get stuck in, not only to use my experience to manage projects but to be able to help the business in a fundamental way moving forward. Having had experience working with many projects at once, it was an exciting prospect to work at a company where I could streamline processes and take on both the PM and a more analytical role.
Q3. What does the role of PM involve and how can you help clients?
A: From my perspective, being a PM is all about being there for the client, liaising with the team to ensure that from the very beginning, all parties know what needs to be done and by what date. My aim will be to keep clients informed throughout, suggesting new ideas and helping their business and brand push forward in an ever-changing climate.
Q4. So, you’re new to Manchester what do you think of it so far?
A: It’s brilliant! Coming from Leicester to Manchester is a BIG change, but there is so much more to do and see and it’s a great, cultural city! Having only been here a short time, I know I will still be things I will be discovering for some time yet.
Q5. What do you get up to outside of work?
A: I like being active so going to the gym, playing football, tennis or any sport is high on the agenda. Apart from that, I love to explore and try new things! The nightlife in Manchester will also certainly be a massive bonus now I’ve moved up here!