Firm boasts fantastic clients

Andy Hobson, managing director of Fantastic Media.
Andy Hobson, managing director of Fantastic Media.
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This week’s Business Person of the Year nominee boasts a career as fantastic as his firm.

Andy Hobson is managing director of Fantastic Media, in Birstall, and is responsible for boosting the online profiles of top sporting names including Linford Christie, Alan Shearer, David Beckham and Michael Owen.

The company, which recently formed a mobile marketing division, has also won clients including Card Factory, Overfinch Range Rover and F1 in Schools.

Mr Hobson, of Mirfield, began his career helping Sampdoria Football Club develop their merchandising and marketing and was later seconded to Bolton Wanderers.

He formed Fantastic Media in 2005, and today the firm has 24 staff and a turnover of £1.5m at its Dark Lane offices.

It also supports the Town Foundation, a project to improve the lives of young people across West Yorkshire, created by Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle.