WHAT BRINGS US ALL TOGETHER
IS THE FACT THAT EVERYONE CONTRIBUTES
EVERYONE HAS IDEAS
AND EVERYONE HAS A VOICE
We strongly pride ourselves on being an assorted bunch of creatives, techies, analysts, sales reps, you name it… What brings us all together is the fact that everyone contributes, everyone has ideas and everyone has a voice.
Meet The TEAM
Inspired by a search for a new car in the 1970s, Chris Kidger created the original print edition of the Friday-Ad, which launched in Uckfield, in 1974. His simple concept was to make it easier for buyers and sellers to connect, and this continues to be the principal mission of the group today.
Chris says ‘The future is likely to be the same. Our expertise in brand development and lead generation is now allied to the web products and web services we offer alongside the harnessing of data management for the benefit of our customers.’
“People and teamwork plus great products and customer retention are the key to Friday Media Group’s growth”
Sam is responsible for the overall strategy and performance of the Friday Media Group. He says ‘We are always innovating and, as a consequence, always evolving. We have been in existence for five decades as we have never stood still, and will continue to strive to do adapt to the needs of the marketplace while continuing to bring buyers and sellers, and recruiters and applicants together, through the most innovative and consumer friendly means that we possibly can.’
“The spirit of evolution is a product of the people that work here. This spirit also energises our staff & there is a uniquely vibrant atmosphere across all our locations – whether you you walk into our Preston, Brighton, Miami, Barcelona or Pembroke office, you know you’re in an FMG building.”
Chief Operational Officer
Ian was the driving force behind the growth of the recrutiment division, and is now responsible for the daily operation of the group as a whole.
Ian says: ‘Our ability to grow our business comes down to our people. At FMG, we give our senior managers the autonomy to grow their respective areas and this philosophy comes from the entrepreneurial spirit that resides within the board and is filtered through the business.’
“The group is unique due to our ability to grow our business through empowering our people and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit. Our key mantras are ‘try it’ and ‘get sh*t done’.”
Automated Sales Director
Kate is responsible for the group’s automated revenue streams. Her current focus is to convert all of the products that we currently sell, into self service products, making it as easy as possible for our customers to expose their business or items for sale, in a fast, convenient and efficient way.
“FMG is unique as we look after niche marketplaces, offering the best web services and exposure, across any device, whether you are a small local horse breeder in Surrey or an International yacht broker in Berlin.”
Joe’s responsibility is to drive the overall group marketing and operations functions within the business, as well as steering key development projects and expansion into new markets.
“FMG is unique in the fact that we operate so many different markets across many different mediums (print, mobile, online) yet we have a common objective.”
Group Technology Director
Rob takes responsibility for ensuring the technology we use and the products we build are always moving the business forward, providing solutions to every day problems and making it as easy as possible to interact with our brands. He also looks after the behind-the-scenes stuff that makes most others in the business’ eyes glaze over!
“Friday Media Group has completely changed from the business it was when I joined 16 years ago to the one it is now. Our approach to solving real-world problems is what makes us unique. We’re not scared to change, to adapt, and with every problem we see an opportunity. This has seen us enter new markets and build products we wouldn’t have imagined ten or more years ago.”
Meet The Troops
“Friday Media Group have spurred me on, not only in my career, but also ticking things off the bucket list, like running the Brighton Marathon last year. Going into the office is never a chore!”
“I started out as a junior sales executive back in 2015 selling web solutions to boat brokers. I now manage a team of 7 and get a lot of pleasure in passing on everything I learnt myself along the way!”
“I’ve come from an agricultural background and never saw myself working in an office. Working here has changed my perspective – I’ve been here over a year and it’s a truly remarkable place to work”
INTERNET SUPPORT MANAGER
“15 years with Friday Media Group, and what an experience! I have worked in 5 different departments and met some brilliant people; it feels like working for your own family and no day is ever the same”