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Clare Williams & Ali Dagwell - Working Flexibly

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Clare is the owner of Loxley Business Support, a consultancy delivering digital strategy, social media management and business development support. With a 20 years history in corporate sales and business development, in 2015, Clare decided to ‘take the leap’ into self-employment. Using the skills gained in the corporate world to work flexibly and achieve an improved work/life balance around her young family, including training as a Strategic Social Media Manager with Digital Mums in 2015. Enabled by technology, Loxley now helps small businesses achieve their business objectives through digital marketing with flexibility offering a real commercial advantage to both parties. Clients say ‘Clare has a unique blend of strategic capability delivered in a bright, enthusiastic, positive and engaging way.’

Ali has worked in PR for over 15 years, starting off agency side working for clients including O2, Amazon and Sky+ and then in-house at Thomas Cook, comparethemarket.com and Wonga. Ali came to work at Digital Mums as her eldest daughter was starting school last September and she made the New Year’s Resolution to find a flexible role that would allow her to be at the school gates both ends of the day. Much harder to achieve it seems than giving up alcohol or chocolate!  Ali heard about the Digital Mums training from a friend and was going to apply to take part in their social media training. Ali then saw the role for Head of Storytelling advertised and here she is over 12 months in!

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