Member Spotlight: Julian Sowerby, Don't be Shy - Workplace
26th January 2017

Member Spotlight: Julian Sowerby, Don’t be Shy

As Workplace has continued to grow, we have made it our mission to ensure we understand the needs, desires and interests of each and every member that joins our shared workspace.

Gemma has introduced yoga classes on Thursday evenings, Aaron is supporting members through a free Accountancy Surgery and many other members have plenty to offer.

At Workplace, we consider networking to be of great importance to the growth of a business. We have seen first-hand the value it has added to the Workplace culture. Many of our members have benefited from meeting someone that can support the growth of their business, ourselves included. Whether that has been getting to know somebody over a coffee in the kitchen or becoming aware of opportunities at an internal event in the open lounge. These unique opportunities inspired us to promote a digital networking initiative that features business owners based at Workplace.

This week’s Member Spotlight features Julian Sowerby. Julian is the co-founder of Manchester based, B2B marketing agency, Don’t be Shy – specialists in developing and implementing content-led, digital marketing strategies for businesses across a range of sectors (you can find them in office 17).

Get to know the face behind the agency and find out what Julian had to share with Workplace.


Describe your business in fewer than 15 words

We combine science and art to create showstopping modern marketing communications

Where’s your favourite place for lunch?

Hanging out at the kitchen table with a Pret to hand

What’s your favourite business app, tool or website?

Xero. Set up for small businesses and a dream to use to keep track of invoicing and bills. Saves a fortune on accountants!

Tell us your best joke

Q: What’s the fastest cake?
A: scone

Do you have a party trick?

I do a mean impersonation of Simon Le Bon!

What’s the one thing people should come to you for advice about?

Why they have spent money on marketing and aren’t getting the returns they expected.


AUTHOR: Workplace
TAGS: networking opinion people sharing success workplace