Name: Nikki Gatenby

Member since: 2006

Tell us about your business:
We're the thinking persons search & social agency. We're experts at connecting customers with recommendable brands through intelligent marketing. We specialise in travel, fashion, retail, sport & outdoor, b2b & finance We're an amazing place to work, (don't take my word for it) - ask anyone who sets foot in the door

The beginning - your ‘eureka’ moment:
Google has changed the way consumers interact with brands - we can help both consumers and brands make Google work for them in our ever changing world

The best and the worst of times:
Best - growing fast, delighting clients, delighting staff Worst - Brighton in the rain

What gets you out of bed in the morning - what motivates you?:
Fascinating people, big ideas, inspiring conversations. Luckily these are on tap at Propellernet

Luck or skill - what gets your further?:
A little bit of both. And a lot of energy

Define ‘entrepreneur’:
Transformational bravery

Moving on up - your ambitions and the next big thing:
Continue to be the most amazing place to work and export it round the globe

Your top tips:
- Keep it simple - Listen Strive for harmonious profit - it's motivating and gives you choices!

What others say about you and your business:
We ask them regularly, themes that come up; 'experts' 'great team' 'drive results' 'the best in the business' 'full of energy' 'a pleasure' 'insightful' 'they deliver' 'great ideas' 'happy to challenge' 'professional' I'm guess that means we know our stuff and are good to work with.

"It's been invaluable to be part of the MDHUB. 18 months ago I made the move to be MD at Propellernet after 15 years in London & Paris with various international marketing agencies. Getting connected with the Brighton business community was essential and MDHUB made it so very easy. I've met some great people and love the entrepreneurial spirit of the group. The collaborative community within the MDHUB is a really positive shock to the system!"