Saturday 19 August, 2017

Video: Ross Sheil pushes digital evolution in local firms

Ross Sheil slept on a couch when he first came to Jamaica from London.

Ross Sheil slept on a couch when he first came to Jamaica from London.

London-born Ross Sheil has called Jamaica home for the past 13 years.

But speaking with him would suggest he’s been here much longer, possibly Jamaica-born, except with a British accent.

A graduate of the London School of Economics, Sheil landed his first job here as a journalist at the Gleaner Company.

He later joined the Jamaica Observer before moving to Digicel where he worked in sales and marketing.

Shiel now operates his own business.

It was a natural progression for him to start his company - Sheil Consulting, a company that helps organisations (private and non-profit) build their brand and promote their messages through social media and digital platforms.

“I’ve learnt so much in Jamaica, the country has completely developed me and I thought that after working for 10 years, I could start my own business,” Sheil told Young People in Business.

Sheil considers himself Jamaican, and is keen to contribute more. He also insisted, he’s here to stay.

“When I came here, I slept on the coach of a friend,” he said. “My life is here, my wife is Jamaican, my son is Jamaican.”

Check out  his story in the video edited by Richard Baker.