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Team work makes the dream work...

David

Mr Surge himself, David Porter, has a huge passion for helping businesses expand. It’s this passion that has fuelled the growth and success of the business since it first started back in 2012. David is energetic, ambitious and a great leader to his team!

What do you like most about work?

Firstly, I love the people. It’s great to see them develop, both in confidence and ability. Secondly, I love being in such an exciting industry. Helping other businesses succeed gives me a real buzz.

Who would be your dream client to work with?

Clients with a fun offering, like Alton Towers.

What is your biggest ever achievement?

Surge, of course!

Team work makes the dream work...

Sophie

Sophie is one of our Marketing Coordinators and has a BA in Magazine Journalism. She loves writing and learning new things in the world of marketing. Sophie is adventurous and fun, and she loves finding new music and going to see bands.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I’d like to see what it’s like working on a film set – something like Harry Potter.

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

I’d love to take a few months and travel across America.

Team work makes the dream work...

Gemma

Gemma is our Marketing Manager and she has a BA in Business Management as well as a Masters in Marketing. Gemma enjoys the analytical side of marketing and looking at subliminal marketing messages, as well as the flexibility to learn new things at work. She’s fun-loving, sarcastic and loves socialising, festivals and going to the gym.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I’d be Beyoncé!

Who would be your dream client to put together a marketing campaign for?

Coca-Cola.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Cheesy 90s music! I love N*Sync and The Backstreet Boys.

Team work makes the dream work...

Diane

Diane, from Sunderland, is our office manager and specialist in all things finance! She has an AAT – Advanced Diploma in Accounting – and has more than 18 years’ experience in finance. She loves working with numbers in a fun environment, and her hobbies outside of work include exhibiting at classic car shows.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Sunderland AFC Manager.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do with your winnings?

Buy a house in San Francisco.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Peach Melbas from Greggs!

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Declan

Declan is the office Geordie and first started his journey into SEO in 2013. He loves working in SEO because it’s an ever-changing industry and keeps him on his toes, and he also loves challenging the rest of the team to a competitive game of pool. Outside of work, Declan enjoys following Newcastle United, seeing live music and watching local cricket.

If you could give Surge a theme song, what would it be?

‘House of Fun’ by Madness!

Who would be your dream client to put together a marketing campaign for?

Qatar World Cup 2022.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do with your winnings?

Gan buy a pub!

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Rob

Rob is one of our marketing coordinators from Stokesley. He’s a Yorkshire Tea enthusiast who loves the Vengaboys, and just so happens to have a keen interest in marketing too! Rob is laid-back and creative, and enjoys gaming and petting cats in his spare time.

Who would be your dream client to work with?

A parmo restaurant… providing we got free samples! OR OBVIOUSLY VAL VENIS.

What is your biggest ever achievement?

Getting engaged.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Eating a big bag of crisps to myself. But admittedly, I only feel slightly guilty about that!

Team work makes the dream work...

Shona

Shona is our Junior Graphic Designer and she’s always enjoyed being creative. She’s from Middlesbrough but completed her degree in Graphic Design at the University of Cumbria. Shona’s a competitive person and loves getting to work on a wide range of projects. Outside of work, she loves watching films, playing games and keeping fit.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

I'd be a pilot.

If you were to be stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

A knife, matches and a pillow.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A Red Panda because they look like sun-burnt bandits.

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Tyler

Tyler’s journey at Surge started as an apprentice in the company’s early years, and he’s now a Web Developer working on major projects. He’s attentive, friendly and enjoys having the freedom to work on a wide range of websites. Outside of work, Tyler’s favourite things to do are play with his daughters, watch TV and have drinks with friends.

Who would be your dream client to build a website for?

Probably Apple or Google.

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

New York.

If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do with your winnings?

Buy a big house!

Team work makes the dream work...

Mark

Mark is from Durham and has over 20 years of experience as a Designer. In the past, he’s worked as a Studio Manager for Aztec Colour Print and had his own company, MOFO Design and Print. Since joining Surge, he’s found he really enjoys being part of a team. He’s friendly, creative, relaxed and he’s currently the office pool champ!

If you were famous, what would you like to be famous for?

Being the lead singer in a rock band.

If you were to be stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

My record player, my wife and my kids.

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

Hawaii.

What is something people would be surprised if they knew about you?

Either that I’ve partied with JK from Jamiroquai or that I designed Faye Tozer from Steps’ wedding stationery.

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I’m a proper chocoholic!

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Cory

We're still waiting for Cory's bio, so until then you'll just have to make stuff up about him.

Team work makes the dream work...

Charlotte

Charlotte is our Marketing Apprentice and she’s eagerly expanding her digital marketing knowledge with every day at work. She’s from sunny Saltburn-by-the-Sea and has been writing blogs on a wide range of topics for two and a half years. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys drumming, listening to music and rock climbing.

Where in the world would you most like to visit?

Vietnam.

If you were famous, what would you be famous for?

World record holder for eating too many noodles!

Who would be your dream client to put together a marketing campaign for?

Nike.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A dog. They’re loved unconditionally and don’t need to do anything but have fun and be petted.

What is your biggest ever achievement?

Either working at Surge or getting my driver’s licence.

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Tony

Tony has more than 10 years of experience in web design, a BA in Multi Media Design and he also used to be a chef. He’s outgoing and fun but also has a sensible side. Being in an environment where he can interact with people and constantly learn is where Tony’s most at home. When he’s not at work, he likes to keep fit, go mountain biking and have a drink.

Who would be your dream client to design or build a website for?

A high-class fashion brand like Vivienne Westwood.

What’s your favourite thing that’s green?

Shamrock, the Irish drink.

If you were to be stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?

I would be sensible about it and have a knife, flint and fishing nets.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A gibbon – they’re just cool!

What is your biggest ever achievement?

Either my degree or progressing through self-teaching. It’s good to see progression when you’re just working on something yourself.

Team work makes the dream work...

Josh

We're still waiting for Josh's bio, so until then you'll just have to make stuff up about him.

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