Twenty one years after the co-founders, Alastair Banks and James Dawkins, started their Digital Agency, Optix Solutions, they have appointed Robert Stevens as Managing Director and Equal Equity Partner in the business.
Rob joined Optix in October 2019 as Operations Director alongside Alastair and James. He has been a key member of the team which has been navigating the business through one of the most difficult economic crises we can expect to encounter during our lifetimes. In that year, Rob has been a true catalyst for change and has successfully implemented a number of new and positive initiatives in the business.
Alastair and James are not stepping back from the day-to-day running of Optix. Importantly, they are still 100% committed to the business and its current five year growth strategy. Alastair will continue in his role as an ambassador for the business, focusing mainly on his speaking engagements and strategic consultancy while James will focus on the new digital academy, our sustainability projects and the UX and UI services we offer. Both will sit alongside Rob and the rest of the Board to work on the strategic direction and visionary leadership of the business.
“Rob has proven himself as a key member of the Optix family both before and during the current difficult business period. We see him as the missing piece of the Optix growth puzzle! Exciting times lie ahead and I look forward to working with him to achieve our goals.” – James Dawkins
“This is a very exciting new chapter for our business. Rob has been a breath of fresh air for us in the last 12 months. We’ve been through one of the toughest times in our history and he’s lived and breathed every minute of it with us. James and I have seen him as our equal and now he truly is. I can’t wait to see what’s possible over the coming years together!” – Alastair Banks
“It’s an honour to be recognised in this way. The successes of past year have come from the teams strong culture, which has emanated from the leadership and behaviours of Al & James. To be able to be part of this business in such a key role, is for me, the proudest moment of my career and I am truly grateful for all the support and guidance I have been afforded along the way. I am humbled to a part of the Optix Family and excited to work alongside our team!” – Rob Stevens