“I’ve been incredibly lucky. I work in an industry I love, with people and subjects I care about. Not everyone can say that.”
Producer and director at Winward Media, Neill uses his combination of sales experience and ability to create compelling content to help clients tell their stories as never before.After an eighteen year career in the motor industry, including a period selling specialist cars, managing motorsport and being one of the pioneering Lexus salesmen when there was just one car model and only 35 UK dealers, Neill moved into photography and writing for editorial motoring magazines in 2002.
In today’s modern culture of ‘always on’ internet and multiple social media channels, he realised that the same skills he had learned first hand in sales, marketing, writing and photography were very useful tools for the clients he was gaining. While the platform and method of contact may have changed, the simple rule that people like to deal with people is still valid.
Neill brings to Winward Media his diverse skills in creating content, a real world experience of creating events as diverse as helicopter tours and driving cars across the frozen lakes of Scandinavia, plus an understanding of how to help journalists get that exclusive story after everyone else has let them down at the last minute.
His own skills are added to by a range of professional colleagues he calls upon, from creating graphic design and layouts, thrilling corporate driving events, to directing a helicopter camera ship. Knowing who to call and who to rely on when the deadline is immovable is something that takes experience.
He only writes in the third person for these About Us pages. Please forgive him this one time.
Totally Useless Facts
Loves – The warm evening sun at the end of a busy day
Hates – Reality TV
Favourite colour – Blue
Claim to Fame –
Tenuous Claim to Fame – Made a coffee for Jools Holland
Favourite place – South of France
Favourite car – Porsche 997 GT3, Comfort Pack – he’s quite specific.
Favourite Food – Tapas and barbeque
Bucket List No 1 – Riding shotgun with the Red Arrows