Marketing Communications Coordinator
Ashley found his love for the arts and creative sector in Primary School at the age of 10 which was then solidified during his years in Secondary where he studied Media, English Literature and Language, and Drama.
After leaving school, Ashley went on to work in the hospitality industry for 5 years. It was during this time he gained a vast knowledge of customers and their wants and needs, understanding consumer habits and how much he enjoyed being customer facing.
Marketing and Branding is where Ashley hit his stride as he truly enjoyed the process of creating content, putting it out for the world to see, and monitoring the outcome.
As our Brand Coordinator here at Penguin, Ashley helps to put us in front of the world giving people the opportunity to find out about all the good work that Penguin do. He assists in developing and implementing effective long-term marketing plans and goals, whilst producing engaging content across all Social Media platforms, and creating essential work for distribution across the company websites and internal and external publications.
Outside of the office, Ashley is a keen and enthusiastic drummer. Having played since the age of 11, Ashley enjoys gigging with his band. He also takes an interest in cooking new and exciting dishes and travelling as much as possible.
1. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done?
Hopped in a van with my band in November 2016, took the EuroTunnel to Calais, and spent a week playing gigs in France, Belgium, and Amsterdam.
2. What’s the best thing you’ve spent money on?
My drumkit, I’ve had it for years and it’s never let me down.
Too many things to count, I often find things in my house and think “Wow. Can’t even remember buying this.”.
4. What’s your favourite book?
Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time
5. If you’re not working, where will we find you?
Playing a gig, watching a gig, binge-watching Netflix or going on adventures with my Beagle, Biffy.