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Jon Buchan
Jon Buchan
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Chief Executive Officer


Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown
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Creative Yet Technical Manager


Jenny Longmuir
Jenny Longmuir
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Content Marketing Editor


Tess Bowles
Tess Bowles
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Social Media & Content Marketing Manager


Lee Buchan
Lee Buchan
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SEO and Social Media Executive



Jon started his own business at age 17 and ran it for 5 years before selling up and moving to London in 2006. Since then he’s worked at some prestigious digital marketing agencies across the capital, eventually starting & heading up the social media department at iSpy Marketing and consulting for brands such as Links of London, Dunhill, Superdrug, and The Mayfair Hotel.

In April 2010 he handed in his notice and founded Render Positive with his brother, Gary.

Rather than complete a bunch of tasks to pay the bills, Jon wants to do marketing that matters.

 

A nerdy creative type with silly hair (her words, not ours), Hannah does a bit of everything, from on-site SEO and content marketing, to coding and design. Officially she’s our Creative Yet Technical Manager – a title we had to make up because her ability to be either, and both at the same time, is startlingly unique.

Her first love will always be for data analysis and visualisation – she reckons numbers are pretty cool, and even more so when they’re in a malleable spreadsheet.

Hannah dabbles in development, appreciates LEGO, and takes pride in making things line up to the grid.

Jenny is Render Positive’s Content Marketing Editor. She is responsible for the management and optimisation of web copy & content for clients. With several degrees in English on her wall and experience as a librarian, Jen understands the difficult job Google has of sorting through content, and the even harder job webmasters have of surfacing theirs.

When she’s not working she likes to travel to far off lands and revel in culture.

After working client-side in digital marketing for a couple of years, Tess saw the light and made the move to become Social Media & Content Marketing Manager at Render Positive. Here she’s involved in planning, strategy, all things social, blogging, blogger outreach, and much more – all with the aim of raising the online profile of our clients.

Outside of work Tess spends her time causing trouble, drinking tea, and travelling as much as possible.

Lee moved into online marketing a while ago after having all sorts of different jobs, making RP+ even more of a family business. Right now he heads up outreach and research as well as making sure the day to day work for clients is solid and efficient.

When he’s not at work he spends most of his time trying to get Lucas, his son, to not push things outside through the letterbox.


Asher Baker
Asher Baker
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SEO & PPC Manager (and Lord)


Bree Van Zyl
Bree Van Zyl
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Video Productionista


Sam Reynolds
Sam Reynolds
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Copywriter


Aida Staskeviciute
Aida Staskeviciute

Graphic Designer


Laura Reddington
Laura Reddington
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Copywriter



Asher finds himself at home with organic, local, and paid search optimisation – whilst dipping into social media, content, strategy, and design. Basically he sorts everything that nobody else can squeeze in edgeways, and he does it with flair and gusto. Which is pretty important, seeing as he’s our Search Marketing Manager.

A child of the dot com bubble and an avid historian, Asher’s digital forté is research and analysis – providing snapshots of clients’ competitive landscapes one spreadsheet at a time, and devising killer strategies to outpace their competition.

He’s also an ardent reader, sometime blogger, and questionable musician in his spare time.

Bree is Render Positive’s first Video Tsar (see what we did there?), and she also helps out on social media projects too when we can drag her away from an edit. As an avid consumer, sharer, and liker of social media, she is always on the look out for the next meme or viral video. Having graduated with a degree in Contemporary Media Practice, she is a keen videographer with skills including photography, interactive installations, and set design. She doesn’t restrict herself to the norms of digital video or social outreach but is always looking for new ways to help clients reach audiences in creative ways.

When she isn’t working, she’s scouring YouTube, trawling Tumblr, or sharing her favourite cat memes on Facebook.

Sam is a unique young man indeed, and not just because we say so. What makes him so special is the fact that he is the only person in the history of the universe to combine Film Studies with German at Oxford Brookes – and (probably) always will be.

Despite the fact that a 2:1 in Film Studies is generally considered only academically equivalent to a C in GCSE Home Economics, Sam has managed to overcome adversity and take place on the team as an exceptional copywriter.

He hopes to make it one day as a screenwriter with his ability to make things up and then blend into the background; in the meantime he’s making content that gets links because everything he writes is at least as good as a Fawlty Towers script.

Aida began pursuing her dream to become a graphic designer at the National Art school in Vilnius, before arriving in the UK in 2011 to devote her time (and some brain cells) to study at Goldsmiths, here in London.

Joining Render Positive in 2014, she finally got a chance to experience all the joys – and all the sorrows – of creating graphics and illustrations professionally.

When she’s not poring over Illustrator or her sketch book for a client, Aida’s usually listening to documentaries and drawing or sculpting something amazing. When the weather’s warm you may also find her in a forest hugging trees.

Laura is one of Render Positive’s copywriters and writes original articles for our clients. She worked in a variety of roles, including as a tractor driver and a TEFL teacher, before heading back to university to get her degree in International Studies and Global Relations. As a recent graduate her need for knowledge mixes well with her passion for writing, and working from home means that she still doesn’t have to get out of her pyjamas.

When she’s not glued to her laptop researching new topics in attempt to enrich her own thoughts as well as others’, you’ll find her sipping a gin and tonic (if you can find her at all).


Dipak Hemraj
Dipak Hemraj

All Rounder


Jess Collett
Jess Collett
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Copywriter


Gemma MacNaught
Gemma MacNaught
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Head of UX and Conversion Rate Optimisation


Laila Khan
Laila Khan
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Head of PR


Gary Buchan
Gary Buchan
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Managing Director



Dipak fell into writing copy quite by accident. He’d like tell you a tale full of fantasy; but the story of this “accident” is actually one of luck and grace. With a diverse set of skills, Dipak has an uncanny view on the human condition, and he can just as easily tell you about it in binary or iambic pentameter prose. Currently he’s upping his game in SEO and PPC as well as applying his maths and analytics skills to research projects to make himself invaluable.

When he’s not working who knows what he gets up to – if you spot him out and about please tell us!

Jess is a copywriter for Render Positive. Currently studying for a degree in history, she writes for several independent websites and runs her own comedy webshow.

When not locked in her writing cave, Jess likes going to the cinema and creating comic strips.

Gemma tortures websites until they give up the goods – day in, day out. And she’s very good at it.

If your website isn’t delivering on its promises of vast riches we can get it to come in for a “counselling” session.

A word of warning to anyone who is precious about their site and has grown to accept its constant underperformance: Definitely don’t get involved in a conversation with Gemma about it.

When she’s not in residence at our London office you can find her in what we suspect is a custom-built ‘website persuasion chamber’ in Brighton (or out chasing cats, spinning fire, and shopping for oddities).

By day, Laila is PR extraordinaire at Render Positive. She enjoys researching (“stalking”) journalists, meeting new people, and believes in a creative and tenacious approach to getting our clients awesome coverage.

Laila recently made the move from Manchester to London, so her “Liam Gallagher” accent has no sign of softening anytime soon. This is most noticeable when she calls hot drinks “brews”, and sandwiches “butties”.

She is a DDP Yoga fanatic, and is currently working on getting abs like Britney Spears (circa 2001). Unfortunately, her love of curry means that this is taking longer than expected.

By night, she fronts her band Sonic Boom Six.

Gary is one of those guys that knows more than a little bit about almost everything. A Jack of all trades but at the same time a master of many. Often hidden in the background he’s kind of the glue that keeps the company together, but always the man that demands results for clients.

Everybody knows that you’ll only ever see him wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt and making people smile.

Somewhere in his background he’s been a civil servant, a nightclub owner, and a global marketing manager for a FTSE100.

If there’s something technical that nobody else can deal with, he deals with it. If there’s something creative that nobody else has an answer for, he’ll find the right answer.

In the little spare time he has he takes his daughter swimming and takes his wife dancing. And occasionally appreciates rare and unusual scotch.


James Hackney
James Hackney
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Client Services Manager


Stuart Lawrence
Stuart Lawrence
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Chief Technical Officer



James’ main job is to make sure the Render Positive cohort of clients are getting exactly the service they should expect, and that the Render Positive team are on top of everything and delivering it on time. He’s part client captain, part operations official and part sales specialist. Set to take on any task and fix any problem he might be considered something of the Render Positive Winston Wolf.

He joined from a smaller digital agency which merged with Render Positive where he was the Business Development Manager. Before that James worked in public relations and public affairs. As such, he’s more than used to the needs of various clients big and small and their expectations.

At home he’ll be found watching (awful) movies or making full use of his Netflix account. He’s equally likely to be found in his local sampling the latest ale they’ve tapped.

Part man, part supercomputer, Stuart is the fellow who’ll make things work.
Believes no idea is too outlandish. He will re-route all extraneous energy to his thinking engine and formulate a plan to make your idea happen.
When the thinking engine’s powered down, Stuart plays guitar, listens to music involving trumpets and ponders the meaning of penguins.

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Meet the team

Jon Buchan
Hannah Brown
Jenny Longmuir
Tess Bowles
Lee Buchan
Asher Baker
Bree Van Zyl
Sam Reynolds
Aida Staskeviciute
Laura Reddington
Dipak Hemraj
Jess Collett
Gemma MacNaught
Laila Khan
Gary Buchan
James Hackney
Stuart Lawrence

Jon Buchan Chief Executive Officer jon@renderpositive.com
07949 283 785
Hannah Brown Creative Yet Technical Manager hannah@renderpositive.com
07453 779 030
Jenny Longmuir Content Marketing Editor jenny@renderpositive.com
Tess Bowles Social Media & Content Marketing Manager tess@renderpositive.com
Lee Buchan SEO and Social Media Executive lee@renderpositive.com
Asher Baker SEO & PPC Manager (and Lord) asher@renderpositive.com
07525 744 178
Bree Van Zyl Video Productionista briarley.vanzyl@renderpositive.com
Sam Reynolds Copywriter sam@renderpositive.com
Aida Staskeviciute Graphic Designer aida@renderpositive.com
Laura Reddington Copywriter laura.reddington@renderpositive.com
Dipak Hemraj All Rounder dipak@renderpositive.com
Jess Collett Copywriter jess@renderpositive.com
Gemma MacNaught Head of UX and Conversion Rate Optimisation gemma@renderpositive.com
Laila Khan Head of PR laila@renderpositive.com
Gary Buchan Managing Director gary@renderpositive.com
07525 839 157
James Hackney Client Services Manager james@renderpositive.com
07725 209 820
Stuart Lawrence Chief Technical Officer stuart@renderpositive.com
07725 209 819



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