Business is continuing to increase here at Fellowship, so we’re on the hunt for another full-time web developer. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to join a growing agency, then we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more here.
We’ve just launched a unique and exciting project – Flexiteek Islands For Everyone – showcasing our CGI and development skills.
Flexiteek is a world leading manufacturer of synthetic teak boat decking and marine products.
In an industry that is awash with beautiful photos of amazing yachts, we set out to create a campaign that…
Here’s what we did…
Working with our CGI partner, we created Flexiteek Bay, a stunning image that features a tropical island with a range of boats to suit all budgets – ‘Flexiteek Islands For Everyone’.
We then built an interactive microsite so users can explore the boats and their deck designs. Our developers had fun using Vue and Tailwind for rapid prototyping, which then transitioned seamlessly to the finished product.
We’re delighted that Google’s Lighthouse has awarded the site a maximum 100 point score to each of its areas – performance, accessibility, best practices and SEO.
Along with the website, we’re also managing a global digital marketing campaign as well as designing printed ads for marine magazines. Finally, Flexiteek Bay will take pride of place in the new exhibition stands we’re producing for this season’s boat shows around the world.
Explore for yourself: https://islandsforeveryone.flexiteek.com
We went into lockdown with a team of 12. Now, as we take our first, tentative steps out of lockdown, there are 18 of us.
That’s a 50% growth in posts, including three more web developers, a finance manager, an account manager, and another graphic designer.
Recruiting staff remotely has been an interesting experience. Last week, all of us got together for the first time. We had a meal outdoors and reassured ourselves that we’re all fit and functioning.
Looking back it seems crazy that our pre-Covid policy was to allow staff just one day per week working from home. Our new hybrid model of homeworking and some time in the studio is definitely here to stay. Going forward we plan to be very flexible, while still making sure the whole team get together on a reasonably regular basis.
Quiz nights on Zoom have partly filled the social gap, but we’ve all really missed lunches at the pub and our walks and talks around the scenic Hartest countryside. And while remote scrum sessions have worked well using Zoho Sprints, they’ve definitely been sit downs rather than stand ups.
Thankfully, we’ve been busier than ever – more on that to follow.
We’re delighted to welcome Marisa Harwood to our team as our new Project Manager. She has almost 20 years experience in digital and e-commerce, starting her career as a designer and front-end web developer soon progressing to project manager with a passion for delivering websites. She has worked amongst marketing, design and technical teams to gain a broad knowledge of the digital spectrum and is a keen advocate for Agile delivery. Utilizing all of these skills, she works as a team player to deliver top class websites with the client’s needs at the heart of every project.
With Marisa on board, our total team size is now 17.
We’re delighted to welcome David Hayhow to our team. He has over 11 years of experience as a full stack web developer, five years as an Apple Genius and 10 years as a pre-press professional. David used to work for Rubious, the agency we acquired 16 months ago. Thanks to his existing knowledge of many of the WordPress and WooCommerce websites we continue to support, this was our fastest appointment ever – from interview to starting work in just a few days.
With Dave onboard, our web development team numbers eight and our total team 16.
We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager that is detail-oriented and has excellent communication skills. Your role will involve managing the design and build of new projects, primarily websites.
Learn more and apply for the role here >
As we continue to win new clients, we’re delighted to welcome two new members to the team – Jo Riches and Ruth Wailes.
Jo joins our client services team as an Account Manager, to support our clients and help them thrive. With 20 years’ experience in marketing and account management, she has a strong grasp of our strategy, branding and digital services. Having owned her own marketing agency, Jo knows all about helping companies grow.
Ruth has been our bookkeeper and payroll manager for many years and now steps up to become our Finance Manager. With 40 years of experience, Ruth will monitor the day-to-day financial operations of Fellowship and be responsible for cashflow forecasting, budgeting, invoicing, credit control and payroll.
With Jo and Ruth there are now 15 of us in the Fellowship team. We’ll be making more appointments in the coming months.
This year Skinner’s are celebrating 50 years of fuelling working dogs with their range of healthy dog foods. To mark the occasion, Skinner’s have rebranded, enhanced their product range and redesigned their recyclable packaging.
Earlier this week, our team completed the new eCommerce website for Skinner’s, which looks fantastic. Take a look for yourself here.
We are seeking an Account Manager with strong leadership skills and experience in client management. Your role will involve leading and supporting multiple client accounts, ensuring our work exceeds expectations and delivering an outstanding experience to our clients.
Learn more and apply for the role here >
Launched in 1960, Ernest Doe’s “Doe Show” is the largest agricultural, construction and groundcare machinery dealer show in the UK and is a popular fixture in the calendar every year for many people.
Due to Covid-19, it wasn’t possible to host a physical show this year, so Ernest Doe contacted us in November to ask whether we could build a fully online show – in under seven weeks! We accepted the challenge and successfully delivered the first ‘Doe Show with a Difference’ this week.
The website contains over 50 dealer pages, an interactive show guide, live chat facility, and an online machinery auction thanks to Cheffins. It also features a full 360° virtual tour of the sales yard featuring over 1,300 products.
We’re proud to have helped Ernest Doe produce the first online show in their industry and it’s proving to be a huge success.
You can visit the website here.