managing director

Culture Celebrating Michael’s Promotion to Managing Director

We’re excited to announce the promotion of Michael Lamey as our new managing director.

Michaels’s tenure of over a decade for us means he is already well known by clients and has an in-depth knowledge of the business. Joining the agency as a sales manager, Michael soon became promoted to client services director before moving into operations and project management.

Michael has worked with the senior partners, James Aberley and Richard Latham, for almost 20 years in different roles as client and colleague. Showing leadership to the team and committing to developing his skills in business development and project management, Michael exudes the traits we want to nurture in the team.

Michael Lamey states: “I’m thrilled to be given the chance to push SO Marketing in new directions. Having worked here for many years I have seen what works and what doesn’t so I’m keen to use this knowledge and empower the wider group who are all very much on board with our new way of working”

“The last 24 months have been difficult for most organisations adapting and we are no different. But our team has remained strong and without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today so it’s important to also acknowledge this. The way we work today is very different to how we did 24 months ago: if anything we have become more efficient in work and our home lives with a flexible working approach is enabling SO Marketing to deliver projects more efficiently.”

James Aberley adds: “It’s a pleasure to promote Michael into this position and the natural next step for the agency. Richard and I will still be present in the agency and driving the new business and team wellness strategy however Michael has been running the day to day operations of the agency for some time now and our clients already know him well. This now feels like the right time to pass the baton. Going forward Michael will continue to be the primary contact for clients and will be taking forward our staff wellness strategy to ensure we continue to be the best place for creatives and developers to work in Staffordshire.”

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