Bruce – Managing Director
Bruce spent 15 years in media businesses in South Africa, ending up as the CEO of a full-service corporate and investor relations agency. Bruce sold the agency to a multi-national firm and moved to the UK with his family. He invested in Interlink Express, a parcel delivery franchise, and spent the next few years building the customer base to over 280 Devon businesses. Interlink Express was merged into DPD and Bruce’s days as a franchisee came to an end, leaving him free to return to the industry he knows and loves best.
Bruce says: “I was fortunate to be introduced to One Media by the founder, Paul. For over ten years Paul and his team have built a top-quality company that provides a really great client list with all kinds of ways of getting their message in front of key markets. We have a host of magazines including those in the One Magazine stable which go to over 120,000 households every month, an energetic website development wing, and the ability to provide a full range of design, print and distribution services.”
“Our success is due entirely to the success of our clients – we give them platforms that work.”
Esther – Accounts Manager
Esther is a whizz with a calculator and keeps our accounts in tip top condition. Her background is in local government where she worked firstly in the school transport department at County Hall, then she moved to the Fire Service and worked in the Fleet department and the Risk Management departments. In her spare time she enjoys getting out and about with her family and dog, Max, and she likes to make it her business to try out all the local restaurants!
Steve – Senior Sales Manager
Steve is our sales manager here at ONE Media and has been helping our customers find the right advertising solution for over a year now. With a background in PR and Radio Advertising there’s not much he doesn’t know about how to get the most from your adverts.
In his spare time Steve is a keen swimmer and part time kayaker. He is also a big fan of food whether it’s eating or making it. Travel is a big part of Steve’s life and he likes to get away as often as time and money will allow.
Bev – Sales Executive
Bev is our other Area Sales Manager. She has been working in Media Sales for the past 12 years with a history in print, web sites, banners and Google. Previously working in the education sector, Bev has an excellent eye for design and knows just how to make your advertising work for you.
In her spare time she loves to bake, read, make candles, create water-colours and loves caravanning – often being found most weekends in the summer on the beach at Pentewan in Cornwall with her grandson and husband.
Sam – Sales Executive
Sam is another of our Area Sales Managers who has a strong knowledge of print and web advertising, with over 3 years’ experience in family focused and direct advertising. With a further 9 years of customer service experience, she has a great understanding of clients needs and how to get the best results.
In her spare time she is a lead singer in a 12 piece band, as well as having an amateur acting career at the Barnfield and Northcott Theatre’s in Exeter.
Elsa – Distribution Manager
Elsa is responsible for the smooth running of all of ONE Media’s distribution, ensuring all of our magazines, papers and leaflet campaigns – yours and ours, are delivered to your door.
With 30 years experience in finance and working with small businesses in Devon, Elsa has joined ONE Media to utilise her skills and expertise as the final piece of the puzzle. In her free time, Elsa enjoys spending time with the family, travelling the world and hitting the gym.
Peter – Graphic Designer
After graduating from Bath, Peter has gained over 15 years of agency experience in the South West before joining ONE Media. This experience has afforded him a love of all things design, particularly producing magazines, not to mention an uncanny ability to guess weights of paper stock and typeface names.
As a cycling obsessive, father of two he is rarely still, whether cycling to work with delusions of being in the Tour de France, or having fun with his two small children.
Jake – Editor & Media Co-ordinator
Jake is the Editor of Devon’s biggest little magazine, One Magazine, and is responsible for writing, sourcing and creating engaging content each month for all of its readers. Graduating from the University of Chichester in 2012, Jake has always had a keen interest in print-based media and since starting at One Media in 2013 has worked in many of the roles to get a well rounded understanding of the business, before specialising in the editorial team. Jake is also responsible for creating e-marketing campaigns, managing the One Magazine’s social media presence, as well as updating and maintaining the One Magazine’s web content.
Currently the youngest employee, Jake is rarely able to sit still and always looking for his next dose of adrenaline. He can be found spending most of his time downhill mountain biking or playing with all things automotive.
Aiden – Web Design & IT Manager
After completing his degree in Internet Engineering at Exeter University, Aiden is now currently responsible for leading the IT and Web design team at One Media. Aiden has proved his ability and skills over the years by helping to build up a good client base of customers all looking to develop and optimise their individual business needs.
When Aiden is not at his multi screen desk he can often be found running along the beach, walking his Labrador Toby and relaxing with Friends and Family.
Max will be 4 in September. In true Labrador style he loves anywhere with water so enjoys walks along the beach or River Otter. He visits our office quite frequently and likes to give us a little nudge with his nose at our desks. Particularly if there is food in the vicinity!