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John Shiel - Managing Director

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John Shiel founded Krann Ltd after a career in marketing communications management.

He graduated with a degree in Pure & Applied Physics at UMIST, Manchester, UK where he also served as newspaper editor and students' union president.

He worked as a Journalist and Production Manager at the South Manchester Reporter newspaper then worked in Marketing Consultancy and Print Production and Design Management while gaining a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2001.

In 2004, John started Krann Ltd, with an aim to serve customers requiring web design & development, journalism, copywriting and marketing services.

In 2011, John set up MuPrint Ltd - a sameday print shop serving customers in the central/south Manchester area - with long-time friend Chris Leuty. The business has grown to employ 10 staff with a £250k turnover.

John is a qualified PADI Open Water Diver and has dived in the Arabian Gulf (warm) and the English Lake District (less warm).

"I like solving problems, so much so that I now seem to create new ones to meet the demand! But I work quickly and work on the basis that any problem can be solved. In my experience, the will to solve a problem always prevails!"