PJ Ellis

Having read Law at the University of Birmingham, and then practising as a solicitor for 7 years, PJ has now been in the digital world for over 6 years. He was the founder of social media agency, Blake7, which merged with Lightbox in the summer of 2018. He now co-owns this Digital Marketing Agency based in St. Paul’s Square and employs 17 full-time members of staff.

Away from business, he is an advocate of all things Birmingham (and an avid Birmingham City FC fan), Since 2012, PJ has helped raise over £750,000 for local charities and most notably,
PJ co-founded the charity LoveBrum in 2014, which shines a light on the “hidden gem” projects of our wonderful city.

He mentors other entrepreneurs, has helped raise over £1m worth of funding for start-up businesses, is a Director of the Birmingham Law Society and sits on the advisory board of BPS Leaders, TedX and the English Schools Football Association.  He recently received a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister, which recognises outstanding UK volunteers in their community.

His passions away from Birmingham, Business and Digital are his family and football.