An experienced and highly effective business leader and director, Scott Dylan is a catalyst for robust business transformation and growth. His experience in company acquisitions, management buyouts and delivering organic growth to rejuvenate business performance has been the backbone of his career.
Always ambitious and visionary in his approach to business transformation, Scott understands the fundamental importance of a people-oriented culture and is never afraid of a challenge. Showing the traits of a real leader, Scott is consistently thinking in the most innovative of ways in order to deliver effective business development and digital transformation.
Scott began his career as a developer before progressing into the digital sector. This experience has given him the ability to see digital projects from both a development and marketing perspective in order to design and implement a well rounded digital transformation and strategy.
Scott has enjoyed many successes, and of course a few failures, during his career. Yet throughout he has remained ambitious and optimistic, firmly believing in failing fast, learning from your mistakes, adapting quickly and then moving forward stronger, wiser, and more effective than ever before. Something that he advocated for during his involvement with TEDx as a digital & technology partnerships lead.
Companies Scott has worked with include household names such as EDF Energy, Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Southampton, University of Bath, BBC, NHS, SimplyBe, Google, New Look and Tui Travel. Many of the companies Scott has worked with have grown between £2-5 million, earning Scott the reputation of Serial Entrepreneur and Serial Networker among his peers, thriving on investments in startups and creating introductions to open up a strong pool of contacts to others.
Scott Dylan offers tenacity, clear direction and confident leadership to any organisation, bringing with him the vision, experience and ability to make ambitious business plans a reality.
As the Digital & Ecommerce Director, Scott was a member of the founding ground ops team tasked with building foundations to make the business one hundred percent Cloud based organisation – as such, one of the projects Scott was tasked with at ANDigital was to make the company paperless.
Proving himself as a thought leader, Scott was able to make additional improvements to the business including staff engagement and morale-boosting through upskilling and training all client-facing employees. Establishing ANDacademy and ANDbootcamp to coach for high performance, Scott was able to raise the profile of the organisation in the digital ecommerce sector.
It was here that Scott discovered his passion for creating a people-oriented culture in the workplace, something that would drive the rest of his career. A defining role for Scott, he learned much from the company’s CEO whom he credits with instilling in him many of the skills and values he has continued to hold throughout his most recent career.
AN INNOVATOR: WE ARE AD
Scott was brought in to take over the digital agency as Managing Director of We Are AD (now After Digital), then named Alienation Digital, had been taken over by new shareholders, however, the company was in already in distress. Scott carried out a management buyout of the company, restructured the business and rebranded it to We Are AD. He also lead and implemented a strategy to transform the agency and implemented an Agile Methodology to transform the delivery of projects and relationships with clients.
Within 11 weeks, the business made its first acquisition of the company Fluid Creativity.
Focusing on digital transformation programmes for clients, Scott positioned We Are AD as a market leader in the Theatres & Museums, Energy, Hospitality and FMCG sector with the agency providing services such as digital transformation, web design/development, UX and UI, along with digital marketing consultancy services such as SEO, Social Media and PPC. Scott also lead the development of strategic partnerships for the business. Which led to Scott opening a US arm to the business after successfully winning clients in Utah, with this Scott also expanded their existing Glasgow and London offices to include an additional office in Manchester.
During his tenure, the company won multiple awards. Following this success, Scott turned his attention to introducing a company culture programme and an Account Management team to the business to drive business productivity.
A HELPING HAND: THE ASSEMBLY
A collaborative office workspace for startups, charities and freelancers based in Manchester, Scott acquired The Assembly in 2016 as a way to ensure that skilled entrepreneurs would always have access to their own dedicated desk, fast internet, and meeting rooms – not to mention the added benefit of being surrounded by like-minded people with a vast range of skills and experience to learn from. Most recently, Scott has been working on a strategy to expand The Assembly into other cities around the UK with plans to also open a space in Berlin.
A DIGITAL EXPERT: WE ARE INGENIUM
As Managing Partner of We Are Ingenium, Scott brings his can-do attitude to this new user-centric, full-service digital agency that aims to supercharge the digital presence of businesses, boosting conversions and delivering maximum ROI in the process.
With a particular focus on digital transformation, Scott looks at the full breadth of a businesses digital output, from web design and development to marketing solutions. Scott and his team are trusted with kickstarting online marketing and development campaigns for businesses looking for highly innovative and creative solutions to their digital business problems, from overhauling a website to setting up a PPC campaign, increasing conversions and beyond.
Scott and his partners at We Are Ingenium pride themselves on their ability to take an idea and develop unique, custom solutions.
A COMMUNICATOR: INGENIUM ENGAGE
For Scott, communication and a people first attitude are still are the forefront of his approach to success. A branch of full-service agency We Are Ingenium, internal communications agency Ingenium Engage isn’t just on the pulse, they set the pulse.
Showing a steadfast passion and commitment to premium client care and quality communications, Scott and his select team are ingenious, resourceful, connected and clear in their approach to the improvement of clear, concise and transparent communication.
A MENTOR: INGENIOUS ADVISORY
Scott’s mentoring skills are put to excellent use in his role at Ingenius Advisory – this advisory helps companies that are either in distress or are finding that their progress has gone stale find a new direction. Considering themselves friends and mentors to both founders and directors, Scott and his team are able to offer thoughtful input on how a business can turn their strategy around and begin rebuilding for a stable future. Scott’s real passion in his role at Ingenious Advisory is saving jobs, which he has successfully done across a multitude of sectors from Mail, Haulage, TV, Professional Services and more.
AN INVESTOR: INGENIOUS ACQUISITIONS
Operating throughout the UK and Europe, Scott is actively interested in acquiring healthy, distressed, and struggling businesses in order to help them turn around their performance and grow.
Focusing particularly on professional service companies such as digital, marketing and branding agencies, e-commerce and technology-based technology-based companies, and co-working and serviced office spaces, through Ingenious Acquisitions Scott is able to make his biggest impact as an innovative digital expert, helpful communicator and passionate mentor to ensure that a business is the best it can possibly be.
Scott is currently working on building a new group (The Fresh Thinking Group) which will be grown through acquisition of agencies of different skills such as Mobile Development, PR, Branding and more.
Scott followed his passion for mentoring and began helping startups and turning around distressed businesses. This passion turned into a flourishing career that continues to help others achieve their dreams.
Having lived all over the world in places such as Seattle, Spain, Ireland, France and Canada (to name just a few), Scott brings a wealth of global experience to each of his roles and continues to love flying and travelling. Scott Dylan is able to bring a creative approach to his work thanks to his passion for music and performing arts background.
Scott continues to push himself and develop his skills and knowledge, most recently being accepted to study Law and registering as a paralegal. While Scott doesn’t wish to become a solicitor, it’s an area of interest that significantly impacts his life, and that he, therefore, considers good for his personal and professional progression.
Taking the time to train as a Samaritan several years ago, Scott recently found his skills and knowledge surrounding mental health useful on his personal journey to find himself. In the last year, Scott has been on a journey to discover a healthy work/life balance following a period of burn out, and is now a proud advocate for positive mental health
Following such success in his career, and the value of balancing his work and personal life, Scott is now able to turn his attention to the future of his family. Scott currently lives with his two lovely dogs Harvey and Ralph, and is busy planning his marriage to long-term partner Gareth in 2019 with whom he is looking to adopt in the near future.