Meet the team
We want 50connect to be the brand synonymous with relevant and engaging information. A brand that will help those in or approaching retirement find the answers to life's questions and to reach important decisions.
Our founders have created an online community of websites, each with a slightly different flavour, to offer something for everyone. Members can be as active or passive as they wish. You can mix with like-minded people, or keep your own counsel and silently agree or disagree with those of others.
Most of all, they feel they belong to something. 50connect offers them empathy and understanding as they navigate the next chapter in life.
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
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
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