Can you believe we are coming to the end of 2018? It’s been such a quick year but a busy year too and busy is good. With the Christmas break in sight we’ve rounded up the key projects and challenges taken on by our team over the last 12 months.
The Big Rebrand
The year began with a rebrand and the launch of our new website. We are very proud of our new look and the website has been a big hit, providing us with a fantastic platform to spread the word about our services and those of others – including guest blogs from local charity Fresh Start, tips and advice from Happy Body Pilates and pointers on email marketing from Ticketyboo Marketing. Overall the website and rebrand combined have proved to be a huge confidence boost and we definitely aren’t shy about showing off our new look.
Strathmore has been feeling very Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen this year (minus the 90’s wallpaper) and office renovations have been in full swing. It’s been fun to completely re-do some office spaces and spruce up others ready for new clients – our handyman has definitely been kept busy!
Of course, the biggest project of all was the opening of our Holyrood Lounge. Recognising that office workers sometimes need a little break from their desk, when the right space arose, we took the opportunity to create a relaxed business lounge. Designed as a quiet break out space when you need some time away from your screen or a one to one with a colleague, the room can also be booked internally and externally for private events. We’re definitely pleased to have such a versatile space at our disposal having already used it to host coffee mornings, a Pilates class and networking events. Speaking of networking…
After a networking ‘sabbatical’ our sales and marketing team plucked up the courage to get back on the scene. We began, a little sheepishly perhaps, to attend regular networking events – notably the ever popular Coffee Connections. With advice from those we met along the way, from mortgage advisors to magicians, we learned quickly that our time networking was best spent building and maintaining relationships, showing a genuine interest and always taking the time to follow up.
Attending such events has definitely given Strathmore a real nudge in the right direction and we look forward to inviting you along to more of our own Networking @ Strathmore events soon.
With that said, we are very much ending the year on a high. Our team has enjoyed working on new projects, meeting new contacts, welcoming new companies and also working together. We look forward to the fresh challenges 2019 will bring, but of course, before all of that we can enjoy the run up to Christmas and all of the sweeties which come with working in an office at this time of year.
From everyone at Strathmore we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
– The Strathmore Team.
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