In August 2009 a friend of mine asked me to design a logo for a sports club. Up until this point the thought of having my own business was a nice idea, but it was just that, an idea. When I was asked “who do I make the cheque payable to?” I delayed answering for a few hours whilst I pulled on my ‘big boy pants’ and headed for my bank to open up a business account. The day I opened the bank account was the first day that my ‘business’ was recorded anywhere. That happened in August 2009 and 10 years later we’re still going strong!

There have been many up’s and down’s along the way. There’s been many late nights and worked weekends. At points it has been stressful, but I can honestly say I would do it all again. We’ve met so many great people, worked on some brilliant projects and produced some really nice work. Some of the clients we worked with back then are still clients of ours today.

I just wanted to thank everyone for their help and support over these 10 years. A big thank you to our wonderful clients who allow us to get creative with their brands, websites and social media channels. Also, a big thank you to our great suppliers for the amazing work they do. A very big thank you to the people we work in partnership with and friends and family for all of the support you have shown me over the past 10 years.

An extra big thank you to my parents. Ten years ago they received an excited, if not slightly garbled, phone call from me explaining that I was going to set up my own business. They backed me 100% then and they still do today! I honestly couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you.

I would love to say you were all going to get a slice of the chocolate cake in the picture, but it’s too small for that, and being realistic, it’s probably going to be finished by the time I hit send on this post! Maybe I’ll get a bigger cake for our 20th!

Happy 10th birthday to us! Here’s to many more…