About Us - GO!

GO! empowers the UK’s
marketing community for
mutual success and unrivalled
customer acquisition.

2018

Established in

70

Combined years of industry experience

1st

Major intermediary outside London

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Founded in Manchester in 2018, GO! was established out of acknowledgement and experience that the marketing landscape was changing. Brand leaders are under more scrutiny and presented with more choices than ever before. Agencies are either being left behind or struggling to be heard.

The GO! model was born as the solution. Driven by two brothers with over 25 years combined experience in the industry, leading an exceptional team across the UK, GO! brings great people together to do great things.

Company Overview

philosophy

#Everydaycounts has been our philosophy for the business from day one.

Our philosophy is intended to encourage and motivate ourselves, colleagues and clients to live in the present. We adopt a mental attitude whereby we attempt to enjoy and better ourselves each and every day, both in our personal and professional lives.

#everydaycounts

Our Values

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We display genuine care & loyalty to those who are part of the entire GO! family and the teams behind the team.

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We hold a firm belief that any team is only as strong as the individuals. We play for the badge on the front of the shirt not the name on the back.

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We are authentic & passionate in everything we do whilst holding utmost respect for the opinions of those we trust.

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We face each and every challenge with a positive attitude and with the ambition of progression. We grow together and reward those that come on the journey with us.

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We hold ourselves to account to put our words into actions. We will not leave this
stage wondering ‘what if’?

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We have a genuine and passionate belief we will reach our goals. We will create
and embrace the GO! aura.

Meet the team

GARETH
OAKLEY

Co-Founder

Home Town: Wakefield
Likes: Spending time on the British coast, a busy family & social life, obscure facts, all sports
Dislikes: A lack of manners
Claim To Fame: When I was 21 I streaked at the WACCA in Perth in front of 30k people (I have grown up since)
Unknown Fact: Once scored 205 at Tenpin bowling and won a lobster dinner

RUSSELL
OAKLEY

Co-Founder

Home Town: Wakefield
Likes: 90’s indie bands, Mince Pies, United, time with my young family
Dislikes: Ignorance, all iterations of Masterchef, Mouth ulcers
Claim to Fame: I ran a marathon after only 5 training runs!
Unknown Fact: I spent six months working in a prison (not as an inmate!)

FAYE
GUY

Head of Finance & Operations

Home Town: Felixstowe
Likes: Family time, Making People Happy & Drinking Cocktails!
Dislikes: Anything with more than 4 legs!
Claim to Fame: I used to be an extra on Hollyoaks
Unknown Fact: I studied Nutrition at University

CHARLOTTE
KELLY

Head of Marketing

Home Town: Stoke-on-Trent
Likes: Drawing, writing, reviews of movies
Dislikes: Watching the whole movie, push-ups
Claim to Fame: Won Staffordshire battle of the bands as a youth – the amp is still in my friends garage 👑
Unknown Fact: Vorbesc putin limba romana!

SOPHIE
LAWSON

Digital Marketing Executive

Home Town: Surrey
Likes: Pink (the colour), Netflix and Taylor Swift
Dislikes: Driving
Claim to Fame: I once modelled underneath the Concorde
Unknown Fact: I have three functioning kidneys!

Dominic
wren

Brand Relationship Manager

Home Town: Chester
Likes: Cooking, playing squash, Utd and travel
Dislikes: Rude people – no need for it!
Claim to Fame: I won the Victor Ludorum (top male athlete) at sports day with a broken arm
Unknown Fact: I achieved the highest ever score for grade 1 Drums in the Guildhall of Music

DARREN
HARSLEY

Brand Relationship Manager

Home Town: Skipton
Likes: United, Music, Films and Gaming
Dislikes: Egg, rudeness and those that have the inability to use bins
Claim to Fame: Completing the first ever Yorkshire Marathon in 2013
Unknown Fact: Once met David Beckham outside a toilet

SAM
JOHNSON

Brand Relationship Manager

Home Town: Westhoughton
Likes: Ricky Gervais, Italian food, Travelling
Dislikes: Love Island, The Kardashians, Slow walkers
Claim to Fame: Had trials for Great Britain Inline Hockey. Didn’t get in, still bitter about the whole thing
Unknown Fact: I’m the only person who works at GO! who has not been an extra in Hollyoaks

adam
walker

Brand Relationship Manager

Home Town: Horwich
Likes: Music, football, golf, family
Dislikes: Personal facts, lists and irony…
Claim to Fame: Got extremely drunk with some old blokes in a bar in Auckland,
turns out it was Deep Purple
Unknown Fact: Got down to the last 5 for a Chicago Town Pizza advert, when I was 15

ALICIA
WILLIAMS

Brand Relationship Manager

Home Town: Bolton
Likes: Percy Pigs & Zara
Dislikes: Bacon & the smell of bacon
Claim to Fame: I was a bridesmaid model
Unknown Fact: I have freckles on the palms of my hands

Craig
Jackson

Brand Relationship Manager

Home Town: Scarborough
Likes: All things food & drink, American sports, MMA and kittens
Dislikes: Overcooked steak, biscuits going soft, untidiness, polystyrene and glitter
Claim to Fame: Class of 2005’s ‘Funniest Person’ at the Scarborough Sixth Form College Awards
Unknown Fact: I have done three ski seasons working in Austria and France

DANIEL
DUNN

Agency Partnerships Manager

Home Town: Manchester
Likes: United, football, golf, TV, films, music and quality time with family and friends.
Dislikes: Selfishness, lack of common courtesy, global pandemics and writing bios.
Claim To Fame: Met Maradona and shook the ‘Hand of God’.
Unknown Fact: I have completely flat feet, which is interesting, apparently.

LEE
SHORTALL

Agency Partnerships Manager

Home Town: Southport
Likes: Cooking, Eating Out, French Food, Martin Scorsese, Man Utd, Racing
Dislikes: Public Transport, Long Walks
Claim to Fame: Appeared in 2 episodes of Hollyoaks as an extra.
Unknown Fact: Studied Criminology & Sociology at University

amanda
gilbert

GO! Network Manager

Home town: Fareham
Likes: Chocolate, G&T’s, all types of music apart from metal
Dislikes: Spiders & heights
Claim to fame: I won a karaoke competition on holiday when 14 years old
Unknown fact: I was in an indie band at college called Neon

CHLOE
HOOLEY

GO! Network Manager

Home Town: Chester
Likes: Music, beer, travelling and my family
Dislikes: Hangovers….and selfishness
Claim to Fame: I have danced at the Hong Kong Sevens, Wembley and for Phil “The Power” Taylor
Unknown Fact: I used to be a professional dancer

Careers at Go!

Head of Business Unit

The Head of Business Unit is a leadership role within the business and will be tasked with owning and delivering the revenue and profitability targets of Expertise, through a best-in-class service and operating model.

The Head of  Business Unit would be described as a full ‘360°’ role, in that it will lead the engagement and integration of the third-party consultants (‘Experts’) alongside uncovering and delivering against the need from the end client (Brands & Agencies).

 

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Agency Partnerships Manager

The primary focus of the role of Agency Partnerships Manager (APM) is to lead on the advocacy of the GO! Network and services to the leading marketing & digital agencies across the UK.

The APM will focus on key agency sectors to generate awareness of the benefits of the GO! Network and ultimately engage, attract and contract new agencies into the network.

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GO! - Communcations & Insights Executives

In line with the core function of The GO! Network team, the Communications & Insights Exec role has responsibilities and deliverables which support across all teams in the business each with a set of clearly defined objectives.

These are split across external client management and internal operational support across the Agency, Brand and Marketing teams.

As such an integral part of the growing GO! team, the varied role offers progression into multiple areas of the business. The right candidate will have a desire and ambition to learn and will be rewarded with opportunity and a clear development plan.

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