Gemma Orton is the founder and Managing Director of award winning marketing agency, Mocha Marketing, based in Leicestershire. Gemma has experienced many highs and lows in her career and is passionate about sharing her experience with our next generation and supporting them to succeed.
Gemma didn’t have a typical academic start to her career. After leaving school at 16 with few GCSE’s – largely due to experiencing bullying and not enjoying her time throughout these years – Gemma simply ‘went to work’ to earn money and spent the first year of her ‘post-school’ life between a factory and a chip shop.
Gemma realised this wasn’t something that she wanted to do forever and went on to do an apprenticeship in administration, before being offered the opportunity to go in to ‘marketing’ (which meant little to her at the time). Unbeknown to Gemma at this time, this was the start of her career. Gemma went on to fulfil senior marketing positions at major sports clubs in the country, followed by launching her own marketing agency 6 years ago. Gemma now thoroughly enjoys her role as an entrepreneur.