COLIN Docherty, is the managing director of Edge45, a digital marketing agency based in York.

He founded Edge45 in April 2015, having spotted a gap in the market to offer industry-leading online marketing expertise for start-ups and SMEs.

Prior to establishing Edge45, Mr Docherty gained a first-class masters degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Sheffield.

He went on to apply his natural gift for logical and analytical thinking to the world of online marketing, working as an account manager and SEO consultant for some of the largest digital marketing agencies in the country.

Mr Docherty is passionate about all things related to online marketing and is always striving to keep abreast of incredibly diverse, ever-changing industry.

Outside work he enjoys keeping himself busy by drumming and going running.

What job would you like to have other than your own and why?

I’d love to be a video game designer, it’s such a varied and competitive industry, I’d love to be a part of that. To be part of a team that built something like Bioshock (or Super Bomberman!) would be incredible.

Greatest achievement?

I think building a company that has already gone so far, so quickly. When I was writing up the plan, not in my wildest dreams did I think Edge45 would have taken off like it has. I sometimes sit back and think where I was say two years ago, both professionally and as a person, and it can pretty hard to believe it’s all happened.

What makes you most angry?

Oh this is easy – it’s when people don’t try. If you haven’t even given something a shot, don’t say you can’t do it or you don’t like it. How do you even know?

Biggest mistake?

Looking back I think I beat myself up a lot about not having my life worked out after leaving education. I spent way too much time being hard on myself at a young age. I think this is a mistake that a lot of people make as there’s a lot of pressure on people to “have it all”.

Why do you make a difference?

That’s a tough one. I tend to make that difference by working. I know that if we have to compete or get something big done quickly, I can make it happen or outwork others, so that, I suppose.

What do you need to make life complete?

Health, love and money. All at the same time.


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