Ashleigh Averell

Digital Media Executive, Adhaus

I took part in the Young Enterprise Company Programme whilst in 6th Form at Carrickfergus Grammar School. As I was placed in the role as Vice MD, my leadership and team-working skills developed immensely as we worked towards success as Company winner in the North East area with our pet product, Magmutt. I found the programme essential for the development of my interest for business, as well as applying the skills I learnt in the classroom in A-Level Business Studies.

I further went on to study Marketing at Ulster University, and even plucked up the courage to embark on a self-employed placement offering low cost marketing solutions to local businesses such as The Cookie Box and Petticrew Optometrists. I graduated in June 2016 with a first class honours and I now apply my skills as a Digital Strategist in Adhaus Media, working on exciting accounts such as DV8, Campbell College and Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.