The people behind fourgreenleaves
Our friendly, small but perfectly formed team are united by their shared passions for marketing, small businesses and common sense. Find out more about them below and if you want to know more about our people or what we do feel free to get in touch with any of us.
Founder & Managing Director
Jono founded fourgreenleaves after an encounter with an immensely wise talking snake in Marrakech who foresaw him using his marketing expertise for good by helping the small businesses of the UK.
OK, we may be embellishing the truth a bit but the snake (admittedly of the non-talking variety), the Marrakech trip and the seed of the idea to start fourgreenleaves being born there is all fact.
Jono is driven by a passion for two things – Cutting-edge marketing based on quality content AND helping small businesses to grow and maximise their potential.
Our no nonsense approach to marketing has its roots in Jono’s firm beliefs that there really is no substitute for hard work and that committed people who get stuck in eventually win through. Marketing a business really is no exception to that rule. There are no shortcuts BUT a bit of creativity and guidance from Jono and the fourgreenleaves team can definitely increase the speed of any business growth journey.
What gets your juices going? Marketing (obviously); Old and often broken Alfa Romeos; Jumping on a road bike; Northampton Saints; A pint of decent beer (ie. not lager).
Head of Visuals
Samantha is the member of the fourgreenleaves team with a professional eye for what looks good and, while we don’t believe looks are everything, they are nonetheless massively important.
Working across our branding, photography and video services, as Head of Visuals she makes sure that the visual content we produce for clients goes out looking amazing and representing their brand in the best possible way.
As you’d probably expect, photography is a massive passion of Samantha’s, so much so that she even spends her weekends with a camera in hand as one of the best wedding photographers out there (seriously, if love is in the air for you then check out samanthacarephoto.com and give the girl a shout!).
What gets your juices going? Taking piccies; Camera equipment; Getting on the hockey pitch; Painting; Vintage clothing; Interior design and basically anything else remotely “arty” that comes to mind.
Philip has a varied background it’s fair to say, with experience in a wide range of industries including finance, recruitment and charity organisations. Whatever his line of work has been though, the one constant is he loves to write and use copy to get a message across.
A few years ago Phil made his escape to the country and he now keeps a smallholding in Cumbria but thanks to the wonders of the internet he can also keep his copywriting hand in working as part of the team at fourgreenleaves (and of course, earn himself a bit of pocket money in the process!).
What gets your juices going? Cows and chickens and sheep and pigs and horses and goats and donkeys… let’s just say I like farm animals.
A Head for Figures
Alex takes care of the pounds and pennies at fourgreenleaves and ensures we’re actually making some money and paying our bills amongst various other frankly boring things like that.
Seriously though, we’d be lost without Alex and you’d immediately understand why if you saw the rest of the team trying to play along with the numbers round on Countdown. There’s a lot of stereotypes thrown around about accountants but we like to think Alex is more in the mould of Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the profession (minus the money laundering obviously… and the guns… and maybe the chiselled Hollywood good looks).
What gets your juices going? Arsenal Football Club, a few other little things like family and friends but yeah, mainly Arsenal.
Chairman & Marketing Superhero
You’ll notice this chap popping up around the site with nuggets of marketing wisdom that just can’t be ignored. Our inspiration, guiding force and moral compass – Thor is a bona fide marketing superhero.
Some say his hammer is made of Baconium, the hardest processed meat known to man, and that he once made Chuck Norris cry by flicking his ear on a really cold day. All we know is that he’s not just a lame play on words and an excuse for Jono to pretend to be some kind of mythical demi-god. No, he’s definitely not that.
What gets your juices going? Oversized hammers; A powerful hairdryer; Leg day; Compression clothing; Rollmops (erm, OK).