About SQ Digital

Our business is founded on helping small to medium-sized businesses succeed online. We do work with big, national brands, and we love it! But we have a genuine passion for creating digital marketing campaigns that make a huge difference for SMEs. Your business will never be a second thought at SQ Digital because to us – small is a very big deal.

The online digital world is forever evolving, and small and medium-sized businesses must get to grips with digital marketing to stay relevant and competitive. For over two decades, SQ Digital has been an expert agency with a heart for helping SMEs navigate the fast-paced world of digital marketing. We believe these businesses are the backbone of the UK economy; bringing fresh ideas that challenge the status quo, drive economic growth and create job opportunities in smaller geographic areas. This is the reason why our entire agency is shaped by the obstacles and responsibilities that come from working with small to medium-sized businesses.

Our experienced team has expertise in a full range of online marketing services, including SEO, content marketing, social media management, PPC (Pay Per Click), digital PR, and website design and development.


MEET OUR EXPERTS

Co-Founder and COO

Husen Essa

Account Manager

Amy Livesey

Mike Atherton
Content Marketing Manager

Mike Atherton

Lead Project Manager

James Brady

Daisy
Content Marketing Executive

Daisy Lewis

Senior Digital Marketing Executive - Paid Media

Ben Brom

Peter Taylor
Content Marketing Executive

Peter Taylor

Managing Director

Kamal Essa

Fraser Dockerty at the top of church street
Paid Media Executive

Fraser Dockerty

Systems Engineering Manager

Ed Moore

Co-Founder and CEO

Vilayte Essa

Senior Web Developer

Matt McCarten

Damian Kelly
Business Administration Assistant

Damian Kelly

Lead Web Designer / Developer

Jonny Coole

SEO Manager

Elizabeth Goldsbrough

Co-Founder and COO

Husen Essa

Co-founder and chief operating officer, Husen has been with SQ Digital from the very beginning. Alongside his brother Vilayte, Husen has played a pivotal role in taking the company from a start-up run from a bedroom in the family home, to a thriving and successful agency of over 20 years.

Husen has been a part of every department within SQ Digital, which gives him a unique perspective on the company, helping him to shape the structure of the business throughout the years.

Today, his role includes building relationships with our clients as part of the Account Management Team, as well as leading the Business Admin Team to ensure everything is ticking over nicely.

Outside of the office, Husen is a food fanatic and loves going out for meals with his friends. He also enjoys spending quality time with his two daughters.

A fun fact about Husen

Husen often sleeps with his eyes open!
Account Manager

Amy Livesey

Amy joined SQ Digital as a Graduate Digital Marketing Executive before choosing to pursue a role in the Business Administration team. She also works closely with the Account Management team, taking care of customer onboarding, building campaign plans, and ensuring reports are delivered on time. Amy loves getting to know our customers and prides herself on delivering top-notch customer service.

Amy enjoys going for long walks in the Lake District with her husband, shopping for clothes she doesn’t need, and spending quality time with her nephew and niece.

A fun fact about Amy

Amy can rap every word to Coolio’s Gangsters Paradise

Content Marketing Manager

Mike Atherton

Mike has over 16 years of experience in marketing, working with both small SME businesses and large international brands. As the Content Marketing Manager, Mike leads a team of talented content creators who are responsible for everything content related – from press releases to video content, and everything in-between.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with the family, he’s a keen runner (when his ageing knees allow), and he loves to get out into the wilderness to enjoy spot of landscape photography.

A fun fact about Mike

He spent a year living and working in Australia including two months in the outback – and didn’t see a single kangaroo!

Lead Project Manager

James Brady

Content Marketing Executive

Daisy Lewis

Daisy joined us as our Graduate Content Marketing Executive having completed the English Language with Creative Writing degree at Edge Hill University in summer 2021.

She loves writing anything and everything from blogs and social media posts for clients, to her own short stories. Although she is an experienced writer, Daisy is new to the world of SEO but is determined and excited to learn more about all aspects of digital marketing.

When she’s not writing, Daisy loves spending time with family and friends and walking her dog, Bob. Her favourite thing though is going out for some good food and trying out new restaurants.

A fun fact about Daisy

Daisy once participated in a stage combat class at a professional performing arts school in New York City!

Senior Digital Marketing Executive - Paid Media

Ben Brom

Ben is responsible for the day-to-day management of Paid Media activities, working to generate leads and drive traffic to our clients through Google advertising.

Outside of PPC, Ben enjoys reading, watching films and playing video games.

A fun fact about Ben

Ben lives with his cat Franklin who once brought him home a whole cooked chicken– he never did find out where it came from.

Content Marketing Executive

Peter Taylor

Pete enjoys getting to know our clients. His role as Content Executive involves writing blogs from concept to completion, developing on-site content and creating engaging social media posts for clients across a variety of industries.

In his spare time, Pete enjoys touring and painting the beautiful Cumbrian Lake District with his Border Terrier, Buddy. Pete also loves writing and drawing his own animated shorts, thanks to his degree in animation from Wolverhampton University.

A fun fact about Pete:

Pete graduated with honours as the ‘World’s Best Bridesman’ at his best friend’s wedding, or at least that’s what the plaque on his wall says.

Managing Director

Kamal Essa

As Managing Director of SQ Digital, Kamal oversees all of the companies business operations, from ensuring that SQ Digital achieves its financial vision to making sure the business stays on track with all strategic goals – ensuring that SQ Digital continues to grow and thrive.

Outside of the office, Kamal loves nothing more than getting competitive in one of our many SQ sporting challenges and spending quality time with the family.

A fun fact about Kamal

He absolutely loves DIY!

Paid Media Executive

Fraser Dockerty

Fraser deals with the day-to-day management of Paid Media activities at SQ Digital, working on lead generation and driving web traffic for clients through Google and social media.

Outside of work, Fraser enjoys spending time with family and watching all kinds of sport, including Football, Formula 1 and the NFL. He also enjoys attending as many live music events as possible.

A fun fact about Fraser:

As a baby, Fraser was allergic to both milk and cats. Until recently, Fraser’s sister always thought he was allergic to cats’ milk!?!

Systems Engineering Manager

Ed Moore

Ed’s role is to keep SQ Digital at the cutting edge of technology, so we can continue to provide our clients with the best performance in their digital marketing campaigns.

If the right technology doesn’t exist already, then Ed has the skillset to build it. This could be anything from AI systems to intuitive interfaces for the teams.

In his free time, Ed likes to relax by gaming on the PC – playing various genres from FPS to simulation.

A fun fact about Ed

When the weather is right for it, Ed enjoys heading out into the wilderness to find routes less travelled.

Co-Founder and CEO

Vilayte Essa

Vilayte is SQ Digital’s CEO. Along with his brother Husen, he founded SQ Digital in 2000 and back then it was among the first SEO agencies to open in the UK.

With over 20 years in the digital marketing industry, Vilayte is passionate about building long-lasting relationships with our clients. Leading a team of Sales and Account Managers, he is responsible for ensuring all our clients are happy, utilising his decades of experience to create, implement and oversee successful digital campaigns.

Vilayte is also an expert in SEO with a remarkable skill for identifying opportunities for clients to increase website traffic, improve rankings and generate more business. When Vilayte isn’t speaking to clients, he is sharing his vast SEO knowledge by mentoring our SEO executives.

Outside of the office, Vilayte enjoys travelling the globe.

A fun fact about Vilayte

Sharing what he calls more a “sad fact than fun fact”, Vilayte still googles keywords daily to check where some of our clients rank – it’s become a habit which he has been doing for 20 years!

Senior Web Developer

Matt McCarten

As a web developer for SQ Digital, Matt’s main role is to take a flat design and build it into a moving, working website. He is also responsible for fixing and maintaining our client’s websites, as well as providing training and support for a range of website-related issues.

When he isn’t building websites, you can usually find Matt attached to a game device. On the odd occasion he isn’t gaming, Matt also enjoys watching Netflix, keeping fit and attending the odd Comic-Con across the country.

A fun fact about Matt

He has appeared in many newspapers dressed as a Cyberman.

Business Administration Assistant

Damian Kelly

Damian has several important roles within SQ Digital. Alongside working with the Business Administration team, he also works closely with the PPC and SEO teams, putting his Google Ads and Google Analytics qualifications to good use. Damian is what we like to refer to as “The SQ Swiss Army Knife” – he has a wide range of skills which make him an invaluable member of the team.

When he isn’t delving into data for our customers, Damian has a passion for gaming, something that has been his favourite hobby since a young age.

A fun fact about Damian

Damian describes his home as living in a jungle. He has an African Grey Parrot called Charlie, a Tortoise named Cosmos, a Dog called Bessie and 7 cats called Popeye (she was born with a dodgy eye), Bonnie, Titch, Belle, Peg, Spot and Nellie.

Lead Web Designer / Developer

Jonny Coole

With over 20 years in the industry, Jonny adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Design & Development Team.

Prior to working at SQ Digital, Jonny travelled the world as a freelance designer before settling back in the UK to start a family.

A fun fact about Jonny

That actually is his real name.

SEO Manager

Elizabeth Goldsbrough

Lizzy is our resident SEO guru. She manages SEO campaigns for clients from a wide range of industries. Her role includes identifying relevant search terms for clients’ websites and making onsite improvements to increase Google rankings for search terms. Lizzy’s role also involves a lot of technical elements, like crawlability for user experience purposes and Schema.org mark-up, which can benefit the click-through rates of pages in search.

Outside of SEO, Lizzy has numerous adventurous hobbies, including fell running and climbing. When she isn’t seeking that adrenalin rush, Lizzy enjoys drawing and spending time with her two cats: Riley and Eva.

A fun fact about Lizzy

Lizzy once missed a train in Slovenia after running down the platform to catch it. The conductors made it stop and come back for her after it had already left the station and disappeared from view.

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We want to hear from dedicated, creative individuals who are passionate about working with small and medium-sized businesses. If you’re looking to take the next step in your digital marketing career, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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