Following on from an incredible year in 2017, we began the year with a brand new office overlooking the prestigious Albert Dock in Liverpool. Having outgrown our Chester office due to rapid expansion, the move was the perfect choice to set us up for the year ahead.
February saw Josh selected as global judge for coveted awards body, CSS Design Awards. Josh was incredibly honoured to have been chosen to be part of the 2018 Judging Panel and is looking forward to continuing this role in 2019.
Here at Kolodo, we’re always looking for ways in which we can help provide young designers, developers and marketeers with experience to aid them in securing full-time employment. March saw the launch of our mentorship scheme, in which all successful mentees are guided by senior digital professionals in their chosen discipline. If you’d like to know more, you can contact our team here.
April was a time to reflect on the previous two years as we celebrated our second year in business. Having significantly expanded our team, surpassed our financial expectations and delivered some amazing results for our lovely clients, we were very excited to enter the year ahead.
As part of the redesign, we crafted a website that offered unparalleled usability, optimum page speed and improved search engine visibility. Featuring CSS animation, loading overlays and an interactive news hub, the website offers a space to showcase Vermont’s coveted builds including The Studios, Media City and Liverpool One. Visit the website here.
Having rapidly expanded our team in 2017, we were delighted to continue that growth with two key hires, Spencer and Will. In June, we welcomed the two new additions to the design and development team taking our total employee count to 10. With a combined experience of over 7 years between them, we were excited for them to bring their shared expertise to the team.
Following a successful launch of the new Darwin Escapes website back in April, we were delighted to announce that we have been chosen to work alongside their team on their wider digital strategy, assisting with design, development, link building, conversion rate optimisation and more.
Back in August we were honoured to create and deliver two new websites for children’s charities Special Needs Care and Cheshire Young Carers. Acting as a showcase for the amazing work carried out by the two organisations, the new platforms provided a place for both potential partners and volunteers to register their interest in supporting the charities.
On the 3rd of September, we welcomed Hannah as Junior Front-End Developer. Having graduated with a first class honours degree in IT & Multimedia Computing – we knew she’d be the perfect addition to our team. And the celebrations didn’t stop there, as we took the opportunity mid-month to open a brand new office in Central London in order to aid our southern-based clientele.
Following weeks of hard work, we were delighted to launch our brand new website. Featuring a number of new features and showcasing some of our recent work we were delighted with the outcome and can’t wait to expand on it as we continue to grow throughout the year.
On the 7th and 8th of November, we were delighted to be invited to exhibit at Europe’s leading event for travel and tourism, hosted at The NEC, Birmingham. The Holiday Park Resort & Innovation Show welcomes business men and women from some of the country’s leading travel and tourism companies including directors from the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, Norfolk Leisure Lifestyle Limited, Park Leisure Solutions Ltd, Tithe Barn Shepherd Huts and Pemberton Park & Leisure homes to name but a few.
With the countdown to Christmas on the horizon, we were in a celebratory mood. We began the month celebrating Becca’s 1st anniversary, and Hannah celebrated her Birthday in style as it landed on our charity Christmas jumper day. To end another successful year, we decided to treat the team to a Christmas night out following all their hard work in 2018.
What a year! We’re really excited to see what 2019 has to offer, and would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!