MEET THE PEOPLE
BEHIND THE AGENCY.
We are storytellers, creatives, music lovers, film buffs, foodies, tech geeks, football fanatics, and much more. This is more than a business, it is your opportunity to Go Up.Enquire Now »
With complimentary weekly fitness classes, opportunities for leadership learning and teaching, and upward mobility within the company, Go Up’s founders have fostered a culture that supports growth, learning and wellness.
Beyond employee advancement, Go Up also believes in giving back. Each year the company aim to donate 10% of all earnings to different charities. Read more below to find out which charities we’ve supported in the past.
HOW IT ALL
From school mates to business partners in an international agency, founders Edward Coram James and Tom Skinner have embarked on a journey of dedication and innovation.
After exploring different directions in life and living across the globe from each other, they reconnected when Ed envisioned the potential of SEO, just as Tom was seeking to pursue a more innovative role outside of his traditional agency.
What started as an intuition about the possibilities and opportunities within Search Engine Optimisation, turned into a headstart on what has become one of the largest and most prominent tools on the internet.
From one client to three, three to five, and five to fifty, Go Up has grown to be one of the most established and well-respected agencies in London, servicing big name brands and household names such as Banham, Hackett, and Arsenal Football Club.
Go Up then became an international agency, launching a PR branch of the agency in Los Angeles, California.
Tom SkinnerManaging Director
After a boring stint in advertising, I started building Go Up. My heart is in the Cotswolds, and I love using compasses to navigate.
Edward Coram JamesChief Executive
I’ve spent most of my life between California and the UK and we now have offices in both! Started Go Up with my mate. Love surfing and dogs 🙂
Bahador KatouzianCreative Director
I specialise in web design, user experience and conversions, alongside playing resident office DJ on Friday afternoons.
James BarberHead of Strategy
I’m an SEO strategist, passionate about connecting brands with valuable audiences from the obvious to the obscure.
Oliver StainforthHead of Content
Go Up’s resident David Attenborough enthusiast, I’m an SEO strategist with a journalism background and a keen eye for quality content.
Jess StephensonSenior Account Manager
Agile and creative SEO account manager with a particular penchant for content. My favourite things in life are my cat and David Bowie.
Gonçalo AssunçãoSenior Account Manager
SEO enthusiast with a technical mindset. Loves Football, Premier Fantasy, Fifa and escape to the beach when possible.
Shakira SamuelsAccount Manager
SEO Account Manager who loves problem solving and always trying to think ahead in the forever changing world of SEO.
Tim BruynsAccount Manager
Once-upon-a-time English teacher, who discovered his gift for SEO metadata and became a full-time Google-wrangler and Knight of the Agency Realm.
Alca KaraAccount Executive
Dog lover with marketing background. Passionate about combining creativity and data. Can be found enjoying a book in the park, especially if the sun’s out.
Olivia SilverstoneAccount Executive
An Advertising graduate who loves any task that uses both the left and right sides of the brain. Can usually be found with a peppermint tea and enjoys all things active.
Seetal RihalSenior Content Editor
I love writing the weird stuff, finding new angles & ideas. Typically seen wearing classic band tees and glasses, often at festivals.
Alex WisgardSenior Content Editor
Writer, content and social media planner, journalist, and general SEO person. Enjoys words, music, and most combinations of both.
Matthew FinnContent Editor
Football fanatic, fan of alliteration. Likes to spend his free time keeping fit, gaming and exploring new places.
Laura HeffernanContent Editor
Content writer with an entertainment journalism background. A big fan of podcasts, pop culture, and contemporary literature.
Brianna HendersonContent Executive
Creative writer with a copywriting background. Bookworm, writer of children’s fiction. Likes running, watching New Girl and collecting pins.
Cecilia Redondo-ZaratieguiWeb Design Production Manager
Graphic Communication background. I take pride in my attention to detail. I love team time and all things Spanish.
Maribel FerreiraProduct Designer
I’m a graphic designer with a passion for interactive digital design. I love dancing, backpacking and I’m a big fan of podcasts.
Web Developer who enjoys travelling and football. At the weekends I can usually be found enjoying a nice cold beer (or a Guinness!)
Pippa WoodruffPR Executive
Driven and energetic PR professional. Can usually be found shopping, watching the latest Louis Theroux documentaries or chasing the sun.
Amber WellsOffice Manager
Balancing being a skincare, interiors, and history junkie with being a dog mom to peanut
Bug Connoisseur, Escape Artist and acting furry HR Department. Can usually be found hot desking around the office.
We believe in
At Go Up, we believe that quality service extends beyond our clients. Each year Go Up contributes 10% of all earnings to a charity of choice. We’ve previously contributed to causes related to education, healthcare, and the environment.