Meet the team
We want the Owl brand to be a trusted friend as people negotiate later life. A brand synonymous with relevant and engaging information. A brand which will help them find the answers to life’s questions and to reach important decisions.
Our founders have created an online community of websites, each with a different content strategy, to offer something for everyone. Our site visitors can be as passive or active as they wish. They can mix with like-minded people, or they can keep themselves to themselves. They can post their own vociferous opinions, or they can keep their counsel and silently agree or disagree with those of others.
Most of all, they feel they belong to something. Owl offers them empathy and understanding as they grow older and wiser.
Our management team
Managing director – Tony Page has spent his entire career in publishing, media, marketing, health and age related business sectors.
For the past 25 years he has concentrated on the 50+ market. For 16 of those years, he worked with Age Concern England, responsible for developing its social enterprise company, Age Concern Enterprises, to a peak of £300 million in sales and profits for the charity of £22.5 million.
Campaigns manager - Michael Hawes - The last one left from the original 50connect team originally based in Windsor at the turn of the millennium. Before entering the world of online media, Michael worked in the communications industry, starting his working career as an electronics engineer and rising through the ranks to head up the engineering department of Sinclair Communications. Following on from that success he started his own business in telecoms.
Michael has vast experience in the online industry and the 50connect business specifically. He joined 50connect as a start up and has seen the business and site grow from a tiny acorn to its current position as the leading site for the 45+ user.
Michael heads up the operations side of the business and specialises in Ad serving, RTB, Rich Media and the ever changing online world that we exist in.
Contact Michael Hawes
Tel: 020 7034 1900
Lead developer – Agatha Cheng joined us in 2011 after graduating with a BSc in Computer Science.
She has experience in a variety of programming languages including PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Java, CSS and jQuery.Agatha handles both back and front end development on our portfolio of sites and keeps our servers in tip top condition, she also provides technical support to the operations team, bringing new technology solutions and skills into the business.
Contact Agatha Cheng
Tel: 020 7034 1907
Competitions & offers manager - Richard Lam is truly a bargain hunter and the ideal person to head our Free Prizes Competitions and Offers. He searches out the opportunities for our eager readers and competition fans and will do the very best he can to with any competition prize promotion. With a background in marketing and human resources management; Richard's ethos is “Outright Every Talent and Maximize Every Resource”.
Contact Richard Lam
Tel: 020 7034 1900
Commercial and sales team
Projects manager – George Kosa joined the company in 2013 as a Project Manager and he is looking after improvement projects within the company.
He spent six years in supply chain, working for small companies and organisations.
Publishing is a new area where all his previous experience can provide benefit for Olderiswiser Media Ltd to maximize the revenue and source new business partners.
Contact George Kosa
Tel: 020 7034 1909
Senior sales executive - Originally from Bulgaria, Boris has lived in five different countries including Russia and Germany until finally settling in the UK in 2010. He has spent two years working in sales and brings his experience and knowledge together in order to grow the Premium Advertising Sales.
Contact Boris Zahariev
Tel: 020 7034 1902
Editorial and content team
Director of content – Gareth Hargreaves is an experienced journalist who spent 10 years in consumer/customer magazine publishing for the likes of IPC, Emap (Bauer), BBC Worldwide, VNU, Conde Nast and Redwood before moving into digital.
He has spent the past decade working in the online space in areas associated with life over 50, at Age Concern and more recently as editor of Yours.co.uk at Bauer Media.
In 2009 Gareth joined our team and has overseen the functional enhancement and development of Olderiswiser and 50connect.
Contact Gareth Hargreaves
Tel: 020 7034 1906
Online content producer – Eloise Craven-Todd joined the team in 2016 following her graduation from Nottingham Trent University where she studied photography.
She spent time abroad before starting her career in publishing and now produces online content for 50connect focusing on fashion, food, health, home and lifestyle.
Contact Eloise Craven-Todd.
Tel: 020 7034 1905