Code 56 - year as a Rising Star


As his time as Marketing Derby’s Rising Star of 2018 comes to an end, Code 56 Managing Director, Owen Conti looks back over the last year:

“A lot has happened in the last 12 months. It’s hard to imagine the ABE2018 was only a year ago!

When I look over our list of customers, more than half of them have joined us in the last year. That just shows how busy we’ve been.”

After winning the Rising Star award at last year’s Annual Business Event Owen jumped, feet first, into Marketing Derby, attending many of the varied Bondholder events throughout the year.

“Being a Bondholder is a great way to support Derby, by supporting the inward investment activities of the Marketing Derby team, but also by attending fellow Bondholder events.

The events are a great way to get a real candid look at what is happening in Derby and to get to know the people that make our business community so vibrant.”

Focusing on the future he said “As I look forward into 2019, I see us continuing to develop our relationship with businesses connected to the Property Industry and other Professional Services.

I also love working more deeply with our customers to help them find way to use technology to help find and improve efficiencies, as well as finding ways to connect them to the data inside their business that can help them make informed decisions more quickly.”

As we get prepared for the Annual Business Event 2019, and the announcement of the next Rising Star, Owen added his thanks to his fellow Bondholders, “If it wasn’t for the Bondholders, Marketing Derby wouldn’t be able to offer the Rising Star award, and I’m grateful to all of you.

I hope you’ll be able to join me at the Annual Business Event where we’ll be able to welcome the next Rising Star in the same enthusiastic fashion that you’ve all welcomed me.”

John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby said: “Owen is a great example of why we created the award of Rising Star and has really made the most of his role. We look forward to announcing the next Rising Star at the Annual Business Event on Friday 18th January and hope they will benefit from the award as much as Owen has.”