DEFT153 Ltd is owned and run by two directors, Pupul Chatterjee and Teresa Jolley. They met in summer 2013 as students on the MA Online Journalism course run by Paul Bradshaw at Birmingham City University.
Teresa had just left 13 years full-time employment with Mouchel Ltd to pursue her dream of assisting the local highway sector to engage and share more effectively. Pupul, an experienced Transport Journalist from India wanted to stay in the UK to work after graduation, and the only way to do this was to apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs visa.
Given our shared interest in Transport, and symbiotic experiences (Teresa has deep knowledge of the local highways sector, Pupul is an accomplished journalist wanting to use her skills to give the public and under-represented groups a voice through digital, social and data journalism), it seemed mutually beneficial to join forces.
Our complementary skillsets can be employed together or separately, depending on the needs of the project.
Typically, Teresa works with the highways sector, Landor LINKS and the open data community connecting and supporting the shift to local, creative use of technology and data to transform highway services.
Pupul tends to provide digital, data, social media and video journalism services to a broader range of clients, as well as supporting the highways sector embrace digital media through her association with Hemming Information Services.