The Member Interview – Giles Metcalfe Digital

We started this at the end of last year – helping you get to know some of our members a little better. Meet Giles from Giles Metcalfe Digital, based in Staffordshire.

Tell us who you are and what your business is.

Giles Metcalfe, Giles Metcalfe Digital – freelance, self-employed Digital Marketer

What prompted you to become an independent business owner?

A Huddersfield, West Yorkshire-based Marketing and Design Agency prompted me to form my own business so that I could act as a White Label for them.

What would be the single piece of advice you’d give your 18 year old self?

Get out more.

If you could have dinner with any 4 people in history who would you invite and why?

Lemmy Kilmister, David Niven, Marilyn Monroe and Iggy Pop (James Osterberg) – because they would all have great stories and anecdotes to tell.

What has been the highlight of your life so far?

I think that the best is still yet to come.

What has been your hardest lesson as an indie business owner?

Knowing when to walk away and switch off.

What is the best thing about being a indie business owner?

Flexible working hours.

What is the biggest challenge you face in your business

Late payments.

Finally – tell us something we didn’t know about you or your business.

Giles is my middle name. It’s a Yorkshire thing.