Companies in four sectors have come together to deliver HometownPlus:
Fortress GB make technology work for you.
Marketing and networking
Drumbeat are leading creative design and marketing communication strategists.
Mike Riddell and Tony Meehan are destination asset managers.
The Retail Team
- Head of Partnerships
Mike works at the interface between community, technology and user experience. A systems designer at heart with one eye on performance, and the other on people. He is passionate about education.
- Retail Partnerships
The Technology Team,
- Head of Technology
Richard is Head of Global Business Development for Fortress GB the leading provider of RFID smartcard & NFC solutions to the Sports, Entertainment & Retail Sectors. Richard is an IT entrepreneur and has been involved in the successful creation and development of a number of IT service businesses over the last 15 years. He is passionate about using technology to improve the customer experience.
- Head of Operations
Duncan has over 17 years experience in the fields of merchandising, smart card implementation and commercialisation. He has worked on the development of Ewood Park and the City of Manchester Stadium. In 2008 he was a member of the Manchester UEFA Cup Final planning team, and over the past 5 years he has worked on developing club loyalty reward schemes, Match Day mobile retail and planned the integration of Smart cards across various business channels. He has recently worked on the New York Red Bulls new stadium project advising on operational changes, the loyalty and cashless programme and improving the customer experience. He is passionate about working in leading edge projects and delivering world-class products.
The Marketing Team
- Marketing Design
Andy is co-director of Drumbeat Creative Ltd, a Manchester based design and marketing agency, established in 2001. Andy is a trained graphic designer with 15 years industry experience, with a particular skills focus on corporate level communications and property marketing.
- Marketing Communications
Jon is a specialist in developing creative, innovative and technology driven approaches to building and improving communities. He is currently creative strategist to MediaCityUK, The Co-operative Group and Forever Manchester. Founding director of Drumbeat Creative design communications agency and Wink Nudge mobile applications company.