Simon Berry

freelance web designer & technical SEO specialist

I am a talented and creative digital marketer with over 10 years experience working for multiple agencies and clients across a range of industry sectors. I am currently based in Haywards Heath, Sussex and most recently, I have been working on setting up my own freelance digital marketing business. I specialise in web design and search engine marketing, in both organic and paid media advertising.

Please take some time to look through my résumé to see if we can become a good fit for each others business.

Simon Berry

My skills

Here is a quick overview of the core skills I use every day as a digital marketer.

LinkedIn Recommendations

I had the privilege of working with Simon at Boxharry. When it comes to sales, he is a rare breed. He's bright and persuasive, but he's also a class act both personally and professionally. He gets behind products he believes in, but won't push something if he knows it's not in the client's best interest. If you're looking for someone to build long-term relationships with clients while boosting your company's profits, Simon is your man.

Jack Caplin - Internal Applications Developer at Paxton Access Ltd

Simon is a very good sales person that could run a team of sales people. He has great knowledge and experience. He is willing to offer this knowledge to people that he works with to improve their sales technique and knowledge. Simon is a person you can rely on and expect great ideas and contributions to the team from. He is honest, punctual and has a great work ethic. Simon is fantastic in B2B sales and he can create his own leads by cold calling either over the phone or be creating emails (newsletters) to send.

Shaun Ellenger - Senior Account Manager at Spidersnet

Experience

Freelance Digital Marketer

Digital Berry, Sep 2016 - Present

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I run my own freelance digital marketing business with an aim to provide other local businesses succeed online with reputable, skilled and honest digital marketing techniques to help them grow.

Responsibilities:
  • Business Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Learning & Education
  • Effective Time Management
Experience:
  • Great being my own boss
  • Working with local businesses
  • Having full autonomy for the projects

SEO Executive & Web Developer

Artemis Marketing - Dec 2016 - June 2017

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Artemis Marketing are a leading Sussex based digital marketing agency and have been marketing websites and our clients online since 2004. Rated as one of the top SEO agencies in the UK it was great to work with them on a short term contract and help with their clients SEO and Web Development projects.

SEO Executive:
  • Technical SEO Account Management
  • Customer Liaison & Feedback
  • Monthly Reporting
  • Learnt new skills & best practices
Web Developer:
  • Providing support to carry out updates to WordPress sites
  • Building new sites from scratch for new clients
  • Developed new processes for web development team

Business Development Manager

New Star Media - Feb 2016 - Sept 2016

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New Star Media are a Automotive specialist digital agency based in Dorking. My role was to drive sales as the new Business Development Manager for the business.

Responsibilities:
  • New Business Development
  • Account Management
  • 3rd Party Supplier Negotiations
  • Business Marketing & Support
Experience:
  • Brought a wealth of knowledge into the business
  • Launched new client websites successfully
  • Developed and launched new business products

BDM & Digital Marketer

Boxharry Ltd - Jun 2015 - Feb 2016

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Boxharry are a small web application development agency based in Brighton. My role was to work as business development manager, onboading new projects as well as managing all the digital marketing efforts for the business.

Responsibilities:
  • New Business Development
  • Proposal Writing
  • Digital Marketing Management
  • Networking
Experience:
  • Grew their social media presence and visibility
  • Won new business clients and forged strong relationships
  • Proactively created multichannel content

Senior Sales Executive

Spidersnet (Part of Friday Media Group) - Sept 2011 - June 2015

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I spent nearly 4 years helping grow Spidersnet; the automotive specialist division for Friday Media Group. I worked my way up to Senior Sales Executive and was an integral part of shaping and developing new digital products and services for motor trade clients.

Responsibilities:
  • New Business Development
  • Account Management
  • Digital Marketing Sales
  • New Digital Product Development
Experience:
  • I loved being involved with a young and fun company with a team who were all keen to push the business forward
  • I helped train and develop the sales team into a industry leading sales force
  • We developed some awesome digital products which grew revenue substantially for FMG

Area Sales Manager

Ring Automotive- Jun 2009 - Sept 2011

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At Ring Automotive I was an Area sales Manager for the South East region. The role involved me looking after 290+ accounts whilst also growing the revenue for the area with new business sales.

Responsibilities:
  • New Business Development
  • Account Management
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Trade Show Event Management
Experience:
  • It was great to work in a B2B environment for a large distributer of retail products
  • I had to be very disiplined with my time management
  • I was able to sustain continued growth in my area every month YoY

Business Manager

Rivervale Cars - Jan 2005 - June 2009

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Rivervale Cars was my first "proper" job since leaving university. I entered as a Sales Executive and left as Business Manager after over 4 years working at the company.

Responsibilities:
  • New & Used Car Sales
  • Finance & Insurance Product Sales
  • Showroom & Stock Management
  • Staff & Personal Training Development
Experience:
  • I learnt many skills and attributes to how I like to work today at Rivervale Cars
  • I made life long friends from both peers and customers
  • My commercial understanding of how businesses are run was forged here

Portfolio

Education

  • 2000-2003University of Brighton

    BSc Design & Technology 2:2
  • 1998-2000Cirencester College

    A-Levels
    Design, Geography, Electronics, General Studies
  • 1995-1998Sir William Romney's School

    10 GCSE's - B to C grades