To say that this year has been eventful for V Formation would be a huge understatement! From moving into our new office and welcoming new staff members, to building relationships with new clients and helping with the success of those already with us, there will be many reasons for us to celebrate on the 31st of December! Let’s take a look at some of our best bits:
1. New office and new staff
This year we moved into our swanky new office, which has offered up a lot of extra space to help our team grow. At the very start of the year we took on Marketing Consultant Jemma Taylor-Smith, having previously been Marketing Manager at national leadership development firm Awbery. Over the summer we welcomed Olivia Wright as our new Marketing Assistant who now works part-time at V Formation. In October, Lauren Mills joined the team as our Senior PR Consultant, having previously worked at the Leicester Mercury, and Amy Cooper joined as a Marketing Assistant through the Nottingham Internship Scheme. We couldn’t be more delighted to be expanding the team here at V!
2. V Formation’s 10th Anniversary
This year V Formation celebrated an important milestone, 10 years since the company began in April 2007. We held an event at the Nottingham Contemporary and celebrated with clients and friends, old and new. To read more about the history of V Formation and see some photos from the event click here.
3. New websites launched
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with several of our clients to help them launch new websites. Alongside our design partners, we have developed fresh, modern sites for Brady Solicitors and George Square Financial Management which have helped to drive web traffic and boost enquiries. Most recently the new Friend Partnership website went live in just a 12-week turnaround for the entire project.
4. GDPR seminar
In June we held a GDPR seminar at BioCity which featured guest speakers Ed Wright from Shakespeare Martineau, Simon McNidder from Database FirstAid and Neil Maude from Arena Group. The seminar provided a breakdown of the new rules that will come into place in May next year, but also offered practical guidance to businesses on how to ensure you are ‘GDPR-ready’. To read more about how we can help you get ready for the 25th of May click here.
5. eTextiles commercialisation strategy
V’s Hilary Campton has been working closely with Nottingham Trent University to support them with a commercialisation and scale-up strategy for a unique eTextiles project. To read more about this venture click here.
6. Lodders’ unveils new intranet
Lodders Solicitors intranet was developed to provide a new hub for internal communications. Built in WordPress and designed by Lodders’ retained design agency Reach Marketing, ‘Lodderpedia’ has quickly become the go-to place for information within the firm.
7. Alltruck journey
V Formation’s Sue Carr joined truck rental and contract hire business, Alltruck plc, as their Consultant Marketing Director and has helped to create and develop their unique branding, which focuses on the concept of customers going on a ‘journey’. The company prides itself on their strong brand values and the new concept has helped them to stand out from the crowd. Their video ‘the chair that went on a journey‘ really helps bring these values to life.
8. Family Business Awards 2017
The Midlands Family Business Awards went to Derby for the first time in its nine year history. A not-for-profit initiative that showcases the successes of family-run firms in the region culminated in an awards ceremony at Derby Velodrome in November, where business management software company Orderwise took home the top prize. V Formation was there to support on the night and it was a triumphant success.
9. XenoGesis partnership with Seven Video Productions
Working with our friends at Seven Video Productions, we assisted our client XenoGesis in a bid to create two short, modern videos emphasising the company’s focus on DMPK services and expertise. See the result below!
10. Congratulations to our client award successes!
This year we have been delighted to see some of our clients triumph in winning various awards. Congratulations to Sygnature Discovery who was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade for their focus on drug discovery; and to Brady solicitors who were highly commended in two award categories at the National Property Management Awards.
11. Re-appointed by SHARC Energy Systems
We have been re-appointed by previous client SHARC Energy Systems to assist with their PR strategy and communications on an ongoing basis. We are delighted to be working with SHARC again and look forward to the future.
12. Medilink Innovation Day