Rebecca co-founded Fountain in 2008. She was the company's main copywriter in its early days and as Fountain has grown she has embraced the role of Managing Director.
One of Rebecca’s strengths has always been her organisational skills. In her student years and early twenties they manifested themselves in stage and production manager roles in theatre – and since 2009, they have been crucial as she worked to set up and grow Fountain into a vibrant digital agency.
Her role as Managing Director is multifaceted. The most important aspect is driving the company forward, by keeping an eye on the overall strategy and growth. At the same time, she supports her co-directors by helping them out when their workload fluctuates, which keeps her involved at all levels of the business. At times she has her HR hat on, at others she works alongside our bookkeeper – and there are even times when she returns to her roots and gets involved in copywriting for client projects.
Rebecca is extremely proud of how Fountain has impacted the growth of our clients over the years. Several of Fountain’s early clients have grown massively due to their online marketing, and are now known as exceptionally successful businesses in the region.
She is also proud of the working environment that she and her co-directors have built:
“It’s an amazing feeling to have been part of building and driving Fountain forward from the start – and now to see our fantastic team working with such passion and commitment to deliver results for our clients.”
The cornerstone of Fountain’s success is a positive working environment which empowers the team to personally invest in their clients’ outcomes, leading to outstanding quality of work. Rebecca writes about the importance of gender equality and progressive workplace practices on her blog, www.rebeccalewissmith.co.uk.
These days, Rebecca is adjusting to the dual roles of ‘Managing Director’ and ‘Mama’. She is enjoying every minute of watching her little boy growing up – and having returned from maternity leave, she is getting better by the day at typing one handed with him propped up on her shoulder.
Rebecca speaking on the Women in Leadership Panel at Google’s Premier Partner Summit in New York, September 2017:
Recent Publications and Contributions
Telegraph.co.uk, May 2018: Knowledge management: Tech Experts Need To Share Their Gifts
Rebecca Lewis Smith