Al Mackin is the chief executive of the Eword, a specialist search marketing agency that he co-founded in 2006. The firm provides search engine optimisation, pay per click advertising and commercial web design. Each month he shares his tips on all things technology.
In 12 years Google has gone from a mere twinkle in the eyes of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to one of most commonly used verbs in the English language. If any company has become synonymous withthe internet’s penetration into the heart of business and society, Google is it.
David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.