Congratulations to Marketing Manager David Caldwell
Congratulations to Marketing Manager David Caldwell for reaching 10 years working with Servisource. His commitment and dedication to his job are admired by all of his colleagues and we are all so proud of David (known as Davey among his work colleagues). We decided to interview him on his big day and ask him some questions about his time working with Servisource and his many achievements.
At college my passion was always for website design, I cut my teeth in the days when we had to hardcode every site and had to deal with dodgy browsers and awful website design trends. Due to various turns in life, I left the web industry behind for a while to earn more money and start some businesses of my own. By the time I was 22 I owned a house, had a video shop business, a coffee and deli shop, B and B, a pub, and off-licence but always on the side, I kept designing websites for friends and random people who I was recommended to. This kept my skills in date and allowed me to keep up with industry trends.
At 25 I sold the house I owned and all the businesses and went to work in a local concrete company in Kingscourt during the boom of the Celtic tiger. I loved the crazy money we were making but hated the work. I had my first wee baby girl when I was 30 and then our second girl 4 years later so I went back to Maynooth and secured my Train the Trainer Level 7 degree and began teaching night classes in the local FAS centre in Dundalk while still working during the day in the concrete factory
As I had always kept involved in the web industry, I became aware of just how large an opportunity social media and digital advertising were going to be and knew I needed to keep a competitive edge, so I kept educating myself with small courses and self-learning as much as possible. I began in Servisource as an online marketing assistant and quickly established myself as a digital marketing and web design expert.
In 2017, with the assistance of the company, I was able to secure my postgraduate in Digital Marketing, scoring in the top 8% of my class. When I was growing up in my professional life digital marketing courses simply were not there so everything was self-taught, it was a major highlight for me to achieve this result, the support and funding were provided by Servisource and for this, I will forever be grateful. Soon after I assumed the role of Digital Marketing Manager.
After steering the marketing team through Covid and losing some team members along the way to other companies and personal circumstances I was then faced with the challenge of designing a marketing function and team structure capable of operating to world-class standards and meeting all needs of the business across multiple countries.
12 months after I began this rebuild, I am so happy and proud to say that I now lead a team of 7 high-performing marketers that are just so much fun to work with. They are responsible, kind, funny, thoughtful, supportive, and mindful of each other, we are a family within the marketing team and this culture is by design and not by chance, which I am immensely proud of. I now lead this team and support them daily to enable them to achieve their career goals and ambitions while operating as our digital marketing manager.
Easily, my favourite part is working with my team every day and my colleagues across the organisation. My personal WHY is very people centred and contributing to the growth and development of others. Watching the development of the people within my own team is one of my favourite parts of this job. I also love the challenge of constantly improving and innovating. It keeps me on my toes and consistently evolving. One of my favourite conversations to have begins with the words “I have an idea….” and I have so many of these conversations each day that contributes to my work enjoyment. I could not finish this paragraph without mentioning the opportunities the company has provided to me professionally and personally. Another favourite part of working for this company is that they are supportive at all times.
Yes, never underestimate the importance of self-learning and constantly upskilling. The industry changes at such a fast speed that, as marketers, we need to always be on point and ready to respond to these changes. Be bold, be brave, press all the buttons and see what happens, experiment every day, learn, adapt, and improve and never shy away from the challenge, it is how we grow. You only get stronger when you face problems in life.
Embrace the fight.
What Davey’s Colleagues Have to Say:
“He is a valued member of the management team. He would have been a Director by now if it wasn’t for the fact that he is a staunch Liverpool fan!”
“There is a joke in the office that Davey is my work, Husband!!! We once entered a competition with CPL for the most famous couple and we entered as Johnny Cash and June Carter. They say June was a calming presence in the wilder period of Cash’s life, playing the angel to his internal demons… in our case Davey is the June to my Cash, always helping to cheer me up on bad days.”
“As someone who has just started their journey with Servisource, Davey has been so welcoming and supportive. I can see the joy he brings to the team and how lucky I am to have him as my manager.”
“It is rare to find such a long-lasting, special friendship like mine and Davey’s. We have known each other for 10 years and spend time outside of work together with our families. I know if I’m in need I can call Davey no matter what time and vice versa.”
“Fancy dress one year for Halloween, Davey dressed up as an inflatable bathtub (we still don’t know why) and on his way downstairs he fell about 3 steps! The best part of it was it was all caught on video by Oxygen, and we have shared it around the office year after year… never gets old!”
“When I first joined Servisource last year, Davey couldn’t have been more welcoming. He is always there if I need anything at all and the marketing team are very lucky to have him!”
It’s obvious Davey is loved by a lot of people within Servisource and he has certainly created a workplace full of joy and support.
We wish you the best and here’s to many more fun, adventure-filled years working with Servisource and CPL.
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