Owain is a proactive marketing professional with a background in content, communications and journalism. Starting his career with a regional newspaper he has covered multiple political events, allowing him to interview such figures as Vince Cable, David Cameron, and the Howling Laud Hope of the Monster Raving Looney Party. Capable with most creative pursuits, he is a skilled writer, keen photographer, capable graphic designer, exceptionally average painter, and god-awful musician. He is also a bit of a know-it-all and jumps at the chance to help people learn new skills and generally useless trivia.
From a rural background, Owain began his writing and marketing career as a reporter at his local newspaper. He wrote for the County Times while he studied for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism in his spare time.
Covering everything from court cases and death inquests to general elections and village fetes, the paper provided a fast-paced working environment and non-stop opportunities for honing writing skills.
Owain loved most aspects of being a journalist. Yet, he found that his work was not necessarily making the positive impact he wanted to make. With the goal of leading a career that helps people, he left the paper to work at the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a charity that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. He worked there as a communications assistant, helping to write and publish blogs, articles and social media posts. He also enrolled the charity in the Google Ads Grant scheme, providing them with free online advertising worth up to £10,000 per year.
After the FSC, Owain went to work at a builders’ merchant where he led the content creation for the company’s seven different websites, responsible for writing blogs, website content, photography, graphic design, social media, and SEO. The role was varied but not necessarily in the right sector. Looking for a position where he could utilise his skillset to help people, he found himself looking for jobs with companies in the health and social care sector. His mother and grandmother had been Care Professionals, so he had first-hand experience seeing the difference a career in care can make. Radfield was an obvious fit.
Now, Owain leads the marketing team as Radfield’s Head of Marketing. He utilises his content creation experience and eye for a good story to devise and implement marketing communications and strategies. He is always on hand to provide advice, training and tips on both marketing and content creation.