Sean Mitchell


Project Manager

About Sean

Sean is passionate about data and all things digital – he lives and breathes it every day, and is always looking for new technologies, tools and techniques through either reading books, webinars, or watching hours and hours of Linkedin Learning videos.

Sean began his career as a graphic designer and has used his design skills throughout his career in a wide variety of roles. He is a certified technical trainer and an Adobe-certified instructor in every version of desktop publishing software InDesign that has released.

Role at VBD

Sean has been with the company for more than 18 years, and for the past 5 has worked as a digital manager, product manager and development manager for VBD. Over the past 15 years, he has trained VBD team members in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat.

Sean was shortlisted in the PPA Digital Awards 2017 Leadership of the Year category for his efforts in leading a team into a new digital era, with multiple new website launches that are still continuously going from strength to strength.

Sean is now working towards becoming a PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner – the skills and techniques of which he hopes to use in his latest role of project manager, and move the organisation into working in a more lean and agile way in a rapidly-evolving, fast-paced and competitive industry.


During his time at VBD, Sean has brought to market numerous successful digital products, including,,, Vet Times and Vet Times Jobs apps, internal booking systems, and three iterations of this website.

One of Sean’s biggest achievements was leading the build of VBD’s internal subscription software (Vetfile) that contains all of the subscriber information for VBD’s print titles, such as Veterinary Times and VN Times. Vetfile moved from an old system built on FoxPro to a digital application, increasing the speed of complex queries from five minutes to six seconds. Sean continues to innovate existing products in a fast-paced environment.

Contact details

t: 01733 383556