5 minutes with… Jon Leighton
Jon Leighton, Director at Land Digital, talks the future of business and what downtime means to him.

Jon Leighton, Director at Land Digital, talks the future of business and what downtime means to him.

What kind of services does Land Digital offer?

We’re a digital agency specialising in the development of software solutions for various businesses and organisations. Our range of services encompass all stages of the development cycle, from initial discovery to the scaling of your digital product or service. Our mission is to help our clients create new and innovative solutions to their digital business challenges, enabling them to meet their growth goals and stand out from the crowd.

What are you working on now?

As we settle in to the last few months of the year, we’re busy firming up plans with all our clients for 2024. It’s set to be another busy year for us and we have lots of great projects in the pipeline. We’re also moving offices in the next couple of months, too, which is an exciting step for us. It’s an inviting and dynamic space, with a cool meeting room and even a clock tower. We’re looking forward to welcoming clients through its doors soon.

What does a typical working week look like for you?

Each week serves up variety, which is nice. Wherever possible, I try to have most of my online meetings in the morning, which allows my afternoons to be spent either out and about meeting clients or powering through my to-do list with some music on.

Describe your career journey so far…

It’s been varied. I worked in education before moving over to digital and I even ran my own pub when I was in my twenties. I’ve always wanted to run my own business and had a range of enterprises throughout college, but I didn’t plan on building a digital agency until later on in life. When I was at school, Windows 3.1 had only just been released, so nobody, not even me, could have predicted I’d end up working in today’s fast-paced digital world.

How do you spend your time when you’re not running a business?

I like to spend a good amount of time outdoors. I try to do a lot of walking at the weekends. I’m training for a 100km next year, so whenever I get the chance to stretch my legs, I do. Aside from that, I try my best to relax and unwind, as well as read, as much as possible – it’s important.

Posted 14th November 2023

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