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From the home of Robin Hood to the beaches of Tauranga
18 August 2020
From the home of Robin Hood to the beaches of Tauranga

We caught up with Dan Lacey about his work in Tauranga as a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Consultant and how he and his young family have settled into the Tauranga lifestyle. Check out his story here:

Dan, where are you originally from and what brought you to New Zealand?  

I am originally from a village in Nottinghamshire, England called Edwinstowe – best known for being the home of Robin Hood! I originally moved to New Zealand several years back on a bit of a whim as I had a sense for adventure and was keen for a better lifestyle. I sold all my belongings, booked a one-way flight and a week in a hostel, and never looked back!

Can you tell us your brief career story?

My first job out of University was working in the marketing department of a business centre back in the UK, this was where I had my first experience with SEO back in 2008. After this I decided to set up my own marketing agency offering web design and SEO – only I didn’t know much about building websites at the time so I bought myself a giant how-to book and taught myself to code.

My agency expanded and I ended up running it for five years with several freelancers on board to help me out in different areas. I closed this down when I moved to New Zealand where I have worked as Head of Marketing for a holistic pharmacy in Auckland, a Marketing Consultant for small businesses and a Marketing Manager for a tourism company in Queenstown.