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Who We Are

E-Strands Creative Design Agency

Established in 2009, E-Strands do not profess to be all things to all men, nor do we have every marketing service known to man under one roof. Rather we are a hub of key professionals serviced by associates who are the best in the business and the most appropriate for your business.

Since meeting 20 years ago, Michael Janes and Mike Connolly have felt that their unique combination of skills and expertise in web development, sales and marketing, gained with organisations such as One North East, Dixons and LINDY Electronics, afforded them a great opportunity to start the business. The partners believe that their wide technical and specialist knowledge in bespoke design, search engine optimisation and hosting coupled with their expertise in sales optimisation and marketing strategies is helping E-Strands to win contracts in a competitive sector. Mark Cross joined the team in August 2010 as a Senior Graphic Designer. His creative designs are of an exceptionally high standard and he therefore complements a great working partnership.

Senior Team

Michael Janes – Managing Director

With over twenty-five years in the competitive arena of sales and marketing. Having worked his way up from a shop floor salesman, he has immense hands-on experience of selling to the full spectrum of consumers, from the shopper on the street to the buying director in the boardroom and thus, his in-depth knowledge of the consumer mind-set is vast. Over 12 years’ experience in distribution of high end connectivity products and channel partnerships. Also 10 years’ retail management and sales. His expertise is in developing markets and sales strategies with a range of customers from multinational companies to sole traders. Michael’s responsibilities include ensuring the company achieves its strategic objectives, and developing and delivering the company’s strategic plans in the most effective and efficient manner.

Mike Connolly - Operations Director

Has 13+ years’ experience in web development. After graduating as a BSc Software Engineer, Mike worked over several years for numerous IT companies, gaining knowledge on developing both websites and web-based applications. Mike has worked on a wide range of websites, including tourism site support on Desti.ne, sports betting, online shops like Beaverbrook’s, telecommunications dealer Rocom, and Scottish Rugby League. Degree in Software Development. Over 14 years’ experience developing web services and sites, including several tourism sites. His responsibilities include database implementation, development of web sites and software solutions, email maintenance, and all modern web technologies.



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