It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly a year since Jo Riches joined us as an Account Manager.
Previously, Jo ran her own agency, Spirus Marketing, for 7 years, but decided she preferred working ‘hands on’ to running the business. So Jo sold up to her partner and they remain good friends.
Since she joined us, Jo has worked with clients as varied as Flexiteek, Black Sheep Brewery, Cambridge Econometrics, Baldwins and SaveMoneyCutCarbon.
Her projects have included managing the production of a global multisite, translating corporate brochures and producing a video animation. Plus always making sure that clients get the web improvements and brand resources they want – when they want them!
Her proudest project so far? Suggesting and sorting a video animation to promote Cambridge Econometrics’ new Sustainable Investment pages.
Jo loves the variety of businesses she works with and the broad mix of tasks involved.
“It’s great to share creative ideas with clients and colleagues. And then to see them brought to life by our talented team!”
Beyond Fellowship, Jo has an enterprising side hustle. When an elderly relative died and left a house full of vintage and antique items, it inspired her to set up ‘Jo’s Riches’, a unique collection of home and garden treasures.
Jo’s passionate about sustainability and recycling. The income from the solar panels on her house pays for oil bills and she’s about to install an air source heat pump.
She’s also a keen gardener, loves growing fruit and veg, and always has a glut of French beans.
She has a son at Sheffield Uni (who is also in the Sheffield Bears Ice Hockey team) and a daughter at home studying for her GCSEs, whilst attending the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, which means Jo regularly drives her to shows.
Trips away now include Teddy, a three year old rescue Cockapoo. Teddy’s already been boating in the Black Country, walking in the Cairngorms and exploring the remote Morvern peninsula on Scotland’s west coast.
As a change from ‘the dog ate my homework’, Jo can say ‘an ostrich ate my handkerchief’. This happened on a zoo visit when she was four. Jo promptly declared:“I’ve just blown my nose on that!” The ostrich made no comment.