Our apprentice, Olivia was made a permanent member of the team after completing her NVQ and is now well on the way to being able to build her first website.
We also recruited another front-end developer, Marie, and another project/account manager, Naomi.
Looking to expand even further, we were going to be bursting at the seams in our old office at Basepoint, which was a real shame as we loved being there. But we realised that if we were going to take the plunge, now was a good time.
We didn't really want to go very far ideally, so we had a look at an office in Epsilon House, still on Ransomes Europark, and they showed us around the 'Penthouse Suite'! Very posh. It's right at the top of the building with floor to ceiling windows either side, so we have great views and lots of light, which makes our designers happy.
We moved on 21st December, so right before Christmas, with most of the team working from home to make sure it was business as usual. And here's a photo from the office on move day - it's amazing how quickly things got up and running. Luckily it doesn't look quite as sparse now we're all settled in, and we've even built in a separate space that we can use for usability testing and running focus groups.
|Moving in day - 21st December 2012|
What makes us most proud is looking at where we started. This is a photo of our first office, in Basepoint, just before we moved in in October 2010. Look at the solitary monitor on the floor! It really hits home at how quickly we've expanded in only a couple of years - and we have our brilliant clients to thank for helping us get there, as well as lots of support from Michelle & Leanne at Basepoint (we miss you!).
|Our first 'proper'office! October 2010.|
Our new address is Epsilon House, Penthouse Suite, West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9FJ - pop in and say hello!