Frank Team Interview: Jamie Wise, Managing Director
Name: Jamie Wise
Role: Managing Director
Joined Frank: January 2016
What’s your favourite part of your role at Frank?
Working with a fantastic team, who all care about the business and share the same enthusiasm and drive to build a successful company that we and our clients can be proud of.
What does your average day at Frank look like?
Busy and I’m pleased to say no day is ever the same! I’m either involved with studio tasks or issues, out with sales, speaking to clients or sorting the bank!
What's your most embarrassing work moment?
At HSBC we organised a boat trip for our senior clients at an event in Barcelona, problem was the high winds, as we had to divert half way round and drop off all our clients who were being sick overboard!
What has been your biggest challenge since working at Frank?
Adapting from working with hedge funds for HSBC in global markets to a creative design agency, to be honest it’s a challenge I’ve relished.
How do you think the products/services Frank offer set it apart from other digital providers?
For me, our key differentiator is our knowledge and experience of working with the NHS over the last 10 years. It provides comfort to our NHS clients to know that our product and services have been designed and developed for them, being exceptionally adaptable, easy to use, cost effective and meeting all NHS brand guidelines, technical and compliance standards. Also any specific problems or challenges raised by the NHS have always been met with innovative digital solutions, such as GEO NAV plotting, stakeholder engagement and bed availability tools.
Coupled with this, our proven track record of delivering successful digital projects on time and within budget and a real passion across the business to continue to learn and improve what we do, makes us very different to other providers in this sector.
What is your greatest personal achievement?
My boy Joseph, who is 7 years old going on 15!
What's your favourite line from a film?
"The funny thing is, on the outside, I was an honest man. Straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."
Something about you that other people don’t know?
I own Technics 1210 decks and did a warm up set at Cream in Liverpool
Where do you want Frank to be in the next 5 years?
To be fair, I’ve never thought about that far ahead, rather we focus on the next 12 to 18 months. A personal ambition is that through our extensive relationships across the NHS, Frank designs and develops an innovative digital healthcare solution that makes a real impact on people's lives.