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Alastair Shortland CEO and Founder Alastair founded Textlocal as a bedroom start up and built "version 1" of Messenger. His driving vision was to introduce the power of mobile messaging to the mass market – simple, low cost instant communication for any business, service or community group. He now leads a team of technology experts at the Malvern Hills Science Park, managing the flow of more than 30 million SMS texts per month, Customer Support and Product Development. Alastair studied Computer Science in Nottingham before working for the Defence giant QinetiQ, and then on several projects for The Met Office and European Air Traffic Control. He is now a mobile marketing expert and evangelist and is happy to talk at length any time about the subject with anyone who will listen! Darren Daws Managing Director Darren sits on the DMA Mobile Council, and runs the Textlocal Chester office, spearheading the Sales and Marketing function, which includes Customer Service, Client Services and Public Relations. Darren graduated from Loughborough University, and spent the next 20 years working his way up the ladder in numerous marketing roles working for famous brands like B&Q, HBOS, AIG and Dixons Stores Group. Since 2005, he has used his skills successfully bringing the Textlocal service to market. You may find him speaking about mobile at high profile events, or in the press.

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