About

Haydon Rouse Consultancy Ltd is run by Haydon Rouse, a business growth coach and digital marketing specialist, with over 17 years experience of promoting products and services online.  With access to a trusted network of business professionals Haydon Rouse Consultancy Ltd is able to serve clients of all sizes.

Mission

It is our mission to help you succeed.

If you succeed, then we succeed.

We want to work with individuals and companies who are equally passionate about business and making a difference.  We provide a service that gives customers results.

History

Haydon Rouse has been selling products and services online for over 15 years.

Extensive project management and bid writing experience, with strong FE & HE educational sector knowledge. Haydon has lectured and spoken at various conferences and on radio about a variety of web design and internet related topics.

For further information on Haydon’s history, career and experience, please scroll down and read the section on Career History.

 

Why Choose Us?

We strive to offer the best solution for your business and impartial advice at an honest price. We are constantly researching new technologies and updating our knowledge.

We love what we do and bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on.

Put simply, we want to become your business partner and work together for mutual benefit.

 

Skills

Project management.  Bid writing.  Extensive knowledge of search engine optimisation, social media, PPC, affiliate marketing, viral marketing, analytics, link building, copy creation and marketing online.   I have created and maintained a range of web sites from basic to those using content management and shopping cart software.  Installation and and customisation of Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress and Joomla to make them seo friendly.  Installation of components, modules and add-ons.

Other technical skills:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, working knowledge of Flash
  • Installation and setup of Virtual Learning Environments, Customer Relationship Management software (CRM).
  • Customisation/installation of PHP scripts.
  • FTP, web hosting, Apache server management.
  • Good understanding of Windows operating systems.

 

StartUp Champion Canterbury

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.  Haydon has been appointed as the Local StartUp Champion for Canterbury.  Further information.

Helping you to succeed

 

Career History

On leaving school I went to the local technical college and took a BTEC National Diploma in Business and Finance.  Whilst at college I worked part time for a jewellers. It was my first proper job and I learnt a lot about customer service and sales.

Insurance Broking

After passing my college course I got a job at an insurance brokers as a trainee commercial account handler. Looking back I received some great training. After a few years I wanted to progress and if you want to progress in insurance then you have to work in London at a Lloyds brokers.  I therefore got a new job in London working for Alexander & Alexander, who then got taken over by Aon Risk Services.  The same company that bought my previous employer!  I was a Senior Broker at Aon Risk Services (the then largest insurance brokers in the world).

As Senior Broker/Team Leader, my team and I negotiated and arranged the commercial insurances for various “Blue Chip” companies. I had some really big clients. Prestigious companies for whom I negotiated hundred thousand premiums. I enjoyed working in the City but commuting to and from Kent was a pain. It was 1996/1997, I was getting up at stupid o’clock and not getting home till late. The IRA had been detonating bombs in London and after a few more years in insurance I felt it was time for a career change.

IT Retail

I really wanted to work with computers and it was around this time that I started to teach myself web design. I then got a job at PC World, Canterbury as Business Centre Manager. Here I was able to update my computer skills and IT knowledge. but I really wanted to work for myself.

Internet Marketing

I left PC World and created Saxons Design (later to change name to Saxon Internet Solutions), a web design and internet marketing agency.

In 2002 I started lecturing part time as a way of getting new web design clients. This worked well and I found many students either wanted to me to continue teaching them or build a complete site for them. I wasn’t able to upscale my business and instead took a full time job at the college.

Bid Writing and Project Management

I worked as Project Development Executive at Canterbury College, one of the largest Further Education Colleges in Kent. My role involved me initiating and setting up new income generating projects and sourcing and bidding for grants and Government contracts, often in the welfare to work sector.

Social

Supports Whitstable Town FC and Tottenham.

Outside of work I enjoy playing 5-a-side football, badminton and spending time with my family.

 

 

 

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