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Meet The Team

For us, the people behind Airbase are more important than any branding we could fabricate.

So here we are, hopefully we don’t scare you off…

Phil Slorick

CEO

Our Founder, Phil, has worked in marketing for about 250 million years, since getting a music degree and realising he was never going to make it as a performer. 

Being a geek at heart, he’s been messing with marketing technology in one shape or another for more than 20 years. 

He’s been his own boss properly since 2007 – a decision he describes as both the best and worst he ever made.

Likes

  • Trying new things
  • 80s disco
  • (Very) Dirty jokes

 

Dislikes

  • Pessimism
  • Cheap coffee, cheap beer, cheap people…

Phil’s body is actually made up of 55% coffee, not water like most others.

Sally Walker

COO

As Chief Operations Officer, Sally is the beating heart of day-to-day activities at Airbase. 

While Phil focuses on strategy and planning, Sally makes sure those plans come to life.

She has experience in a broad range of sectors, starting with operations and business development in the construction industry. 

She later worked with The Co-operative Group, Co-operative Financial Services, the National Trust and Edsential before joining Airbase in 2018.

Sally’s from Yorkshire and has a tendency to call a spade a f*cking shovel.

Likes
  • Sweets (especially lemon flavoured ones)
  • Gogglebox
  • Aircraft: planes, helicopters… basically anything flying overhead.
 
Dislikes
  • Stinky mackerel for lunch (looking at you Phil…)
  • Being too cold… or too hot… or too cold again (her temperature is always fluctuating)

Sally can wolf whistle really loudly, usually deafening all that sit near her at football matches.

Ellen Richardson

Marketing Coodinator

Ellen is the Marketing Coodinator for Airbase, leading on marketing activity for the company. 

In short, she helps us, so we can help you. 

If you’ve found us through our website, it’s almost certainly her fault.

She also has a sideline making and selling custom berets in the shape of frogs and toads and stuff.

Her main responsibilities include:

  • Marketing campaign planning
  • Content creation
  • Copywriting
  • Website management
  • Entertaining the office with her lack of filter, pretty much voicing any thought that pops into her head at any given time
 

Likes

  • Animals (especially birds)
  • Writing
  • Cartoons

Dislikes

  • Maths
  • People chewing loudly
  • Wooden ice lolly sticks – she says the texture goes right through her!

Ellen owns 5 birds at home – 3 budgies and two cockatiels! 

We fear one day she may run away to become a full time crazy bird lady.

Martin Pearson

Senior Martech Consultant

After completing his studies in music production, Martin now works as a Marketing Technology Consultant here at Airbase. 

Given he hails from Rhyl, frankly we’re not surprised he’d do anything he could to stay on this side of the border. 

Anyway, turns out he’s a dab hand at building emails.

You can commonly find him strategizing email sequences, email content and (to put it lightly) grappling with the tech to implement them.

Likes

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Football
  • Faith No More (the best band in the world)

 

Dislikes

  • Oasis (the poor man’s Stone Roses)
  • The English national football team
  • Squids

Martin is a lifelong supporter of Wrexham football club, despite the fact that they haven’t actually been in the football league since 2008.

Aaron Hinkley

Martech Consultant

Phil thought he was the Official Geek in the office… until Aaron came along, who takes it to a whole other level. 

As a Marketing Technology Consultant, he’s able to put those geeky tendencies to good use. 

Lovingly nicknamed ‘The Website Goblin’, Aaron shines when it comes to tech – often making sure everything we use is set up, optimised and working smoothly.

He also reminds the rest of us we were all young and impressionable once – and, Aaron, we apologise for corrupting you so early in life with our office antics.

Likes

  • Making websites
  • Cyber security
  • Playing Garry’s Mod

 

Dislikes

  • Sprouts
  • Coffee
  • Unclear instructions

Aaron loves sour sweets. He can go through a whole bag in one sitting. His tongue is somehow still intact.

Theresa Winter

Administration Assistant

Theresa is our Admin Assistant. She keeps our heads on straight and ensures everything at Airbase runs smoothly. 

Or as smoothly as it ever could, anyway. 

Hats off to her for putting up with us.

Likes

  • Sale Sharks and Winnington Park rugby teams
  • Sunny days (even if her name is Winter…)

 

Dislikes

  • Cauliflower – She says it’s just not right!
  • Marmite

If you’ve got a keen eye, Theresa appears many times in the ‘Redbull soapbox challenge’ in 2019.

Lorna Holland

Digital Marketing Apprentice

After graduating from Nottingham Trent with a Psychology degree, Lorna decided to challenge herself by becoming a digital marketing apprentice at Airbase.

Despite one of the first things we ever learned about her being that she got on the wrong train on a trip to London, she certainly knows what direction she wants to go in with her marketing career.

During her apprenticeship, Lorna is interested in developing her skills in:

  • SEO
  • CRM
  • Marketing automation in general

Likes

  • Motorsport
  • Drum and bass nights!
  • Gin tasting events

 

Dislikes

  • Spiders
  • Moths
  • Slow walkers

Lorna is 5’11, which is the exact height of a newborn giraffe!

Lily McNamara

Marketing Technology Apprentice

Beating Aaron out as our youngest apprentice, Lily was planning on taking a gap year out after finishing her A-levels, but after seeing the opportunity at Airbase, she decided it was too good to miss.

And we’re happy to have her, as she’s already full of ideas to support our email marketing strategies.

During her apprenticeship, Lily is interested in developing her skills in:

  • SEO
  • Email marketing

Likes

  • Horses 
  • Ibiza 
  • Coffee 
  • ‘To do’ lists

 

Dislikes

  • Mushrooms 
  • Winter
  • Snakes

Having passed her test merely days after being offered the job at Airbase, Lily is still getting the hang of the road.

She claims “Every time I get in my car, something goes wrong!”.

We’re still yet to take a drive with her out of fear.

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