With today marking the unofficial halfway point of the year, we thought it prudent to look back at the first 6 months of 2011 at The Lively Crew.
The year began well with two new additions to the team. Andrew Lawn joined us as Marketing Manager fresh from fighting Tesco in his hometown of Sheringham. Six months into his new role and Andy is loving his new role: "I love being at The Lively Crew, we have a great range of clients and everyday is completely different. We also have a fantastic team, which combined with the varied, interesting and satisfying work, makes coming in everyday a pleasure
." Joining Andy in January, was Robert Ediker who joined as a Marketing Apprentice while studying for an NVQ through Broadland Council Training Services. Robert has shone in his first six-months and has become an invaluable member of the team and cult hero.
Since then we have also been able to welcome two further members of staff, without losing anybody from the tight-knit team. Jodie McGill joined in May as Business Development Executive and was swiftly followed by Andrew Clarke, who's IT wizardry impressed whilst he was on a Work Experience placement here at our Norwich HQ, leading to 'Clarkson' joining as an Marketing and Events Assistant.
In part the growth of the business this year came from two big client wins.
We were very proud to organise and manage the Alps Challenge for national charity Disabled Motoring UK. We were able to attract new high-profile supporters to the charity including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, motor-racing star Nicolas Hamilton and children's TV presenter Ade Adepitan. We also managed the publicity of the event and were delighted to acheive £100,000s worth of coverage, including features on the BBC, ITV, Sky News and The Telegraph for the charity, boosting their national and international profile.
2011 has also seen us add to our range of Online Business Directories, after a deal with South Norfolk Council to add South Norfolk
. We launched the new directory with a free business networking event on June 21st to widespread acclaim. We are proud to promote local businesses and now manage the listings of over 11,000 local businesses.
In all it has been a fantastic and exciting six-months here at The Lively Crew's Norwich HQ - here's to an equally enjoyable end to 2011.