Summary

Queen of Digital was founded by Carolyn Dickson; a Prince 2 certified Project Manager, with over 14 years’ experience of managing and delivering digital solutions and web-based software development. We offer a unique digital service that allows you to control your website costs and to become web savvy in no time at all. We’ll set-up your website quickly at a very low cost and provide you with a content management system that makes it easy to maintain your website yourself (without any hefty agency fees or ‘locked in’ maintenance charges). What’s more, we’ll train you to manage your site and we’ll support you all the way through the digital communications mine field.

Digital media is already the cheapest form of advertising and is the only real way to measure effectiveness and to demonstrate ROI. You can be sure that we’ll make it even cheaper – increasing ROI further.

Expertise


Our services include website design and content management systems, blogs, CMS, E-commerce, copywriting, search engine optimisation (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), online marketing campaigns, PPC, rich media, social media and viral marketing, video production, web hosting and all the other things that make online creativity such a powerful business tool. In short, we pride ourselves on offering a single point of contact for all our client’s online needs – whether you are starting up your own business or improving your current website.

Experience

  • Queen of Digital

    Director
    2011 - Current
    Web design and development. All sites are built using open source content management systems. Services include design, copywriting, build, development and project management of websites, blogs, content management systems, events registration, e-commerce solutions and online booking systems, integration of PayPal and other banking systems and development of data capture mechanisms to help clients build up customer databases for clients such as Slim Within, Cracking Good Foods, The Charity Retail Consultancy, Brown as a Berry, Bernstock Speirs and Achievable Training.
  • The Lewis Group

    Interim Programme Manager
    2011 - 2011
    Worked as an interim Programme Manager to configure, design and implement an Intranet and Extranets using an “out of the box” Software called Intranet Connection as part of a Business Change Programme for a financial institution to help improve communication across all departments, increase employee productivity and engagement. Worked with stakeholders and Senior Management in 12 departments to agree content, website IA, deliverables, KPIs and project plans. Managed a dedicated Intranet team of 26 people, arranged regular meetings with team to carryout out card sorting exercises to agree web IA and provided training sessions on Intranet Software i.e. how to publish and maintain content. Produced all project documentation in accordance with Prince 2 methodology.
  • Iris

    Digital senior project manager
    2011 - 2012
    Worked as an interim digital project manager at Iris Manchester, duties included project managing a new CMS and website for Shock Absorber UK, namely the scope, strategy, project plans, budget management to maintain financial and project progress forecasting, risk assessment & stakeholder management. Skills: Strategy, Technical, Team & Stakeholder Management, Agile, Project Management and Prince 2.
  • CEL Group Ltd

    Senior project manager
    2011 - 2011
    Project management of software development projects for three work streams including a Procurement system and Transactional systems built using SQL and ASP.Net 2. Main achievements included adding enhancements to a system called ‘Uni-Pay’ including adding of functionality to improve efficiency and security i.e. ‘Verified by Visa’ functionality. I was involved from concept to delivery and managed a team of six SQL and.net developers. Produced all project documentation in accordance with Agile methodology. Skills: Technical, Team & Stakeholder Management, Agile Project Management
  • Work Communications

    Project Leader
    2011 - 2010
    As project leader I was responsible for delivery of large scale and complex projects whilst owning and building successful client relationships with clients such as The Co-operative, ASDA, Boots, Kellogg’s, William Hill and Future Travel. One of my main achievements was successfully project managing The Co-operative’s careers portal on time and within budget.
  • Bernard Hodes Group

    Senior project manager
    2006 - 2010
    Successful delivery of complex digital projects from concept though to delivery, ranging from £15k to £1m in budget, for clients such as Marks & Spencer, Herts Constabulary, HBOS, BBC, GSK, Comet, Ministry of Justice, COI, Charity Commission, British Airways, ABB Group, BBC and TK Maxx. Work included development of bespoke corporate, recruitment websites, content management systems, applicant tracking systems, mobile apps, campaign websites, e-commerce solutions, flash based components, games, data capture mechanisms, online marketing/rich media, Web 2.0/ UGC, video and multi-media production, adhering to Prince 2 and Agile methodologies to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Education History

  • PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner

    Team PM
    2010

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Business Studies with Finance and CIM DipM

Clubs and Associations

Member of NOMADS

Interests and Hobbies

Interests include playing badminton, volunteering for social enterprise ‘Cracking Good Foods’, cooking, photography, reading, blogging, website design and development, social media, travelling, socialising, interior design, oil painting and jewellery making.

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