Sarah Parmenter on putting herself out there

Leigh-on-Sea is a coastal town near Southend-on-Sea. After the bustle, concrete and lead-laden air of London, Leigh feels slower, cleaner and somehow cared for. It's like a welcome trip back in time to when Harold Macmillan and Tony Hancock were the stuff of headline news.

Despite its appearances, Leigh is the centre of a thriving web industry and we're here to discuss life online with one of its leading lights: Sarah Parmenter. We find her sat outside a coffee shop, working on a huge MacBook Pro and sipping from an oversized coffee cup.

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