Friday, July 17th, 2009

Don your sparkly hats – its Turbo Lemon’s birthday!  And for a one year old, we’re not doing too bad: not only are we walking, talking and fully toilet trained, we’re winning and being nominated for awards, we’re working with brilliant people and we’ve moved house – twice!

 That’s not to say it’s been an easy start.  Any SME has a slog to get through and avoid being part of the 50% that fail in the first year.  It’s certainly been an eventful first year.  Along with the smiles, successes and Turbo Lemon Goodness have been the stresses, the difficulties and the I-can’t-remember-what-my-house-looks-like-because-I’ve-been-in-the-studio-too-long moments.  It’s our birthday and we’ll cry if we want to.  But we’re not going to, because we have some rather good brilliant news.

Turbo Lemon Media has been named as one of the Top 100 businesses in the 2009 Barclays Trading Places Awards   (let’s hope there weren’t only 101 applicants!).  And what is this Trading Places Awards I’ve never heard of, my cynical ear hears you ask?  Well, Barclays Marketing Director for Local Business, John Davis, explains:  “Trading Places is a celebration of businesses that have struggled through adversity, which is even more relevant today in our turbulent economic times and have turned their lives around for them and their families.”

 

We're in the Top 100, honest!

Were in the Top 100, honest!

Other Turbo Lemon Goodness comes in the news that we have moved ( slightly).  We’re still housed in £15m Media Factory in Preston, Lancashire, but now we have our very own dedicated design studio.  A really hub of inspiration where we get can stuck knee-deep in our web and graphic design; a place for the reams of magazines and stacks of books; somewhere we can have music playing and somewhere that is conducive to attain the creativity we crave. Writing, thinking, designing, coding, making, breaking its an excellent place to be.

 An eventful year indeed then – so eventful, we’ve not yet been able to share the Sri Lankan Apprentice (Ideators) experience or told you about our ever-growing social conscience, working with local schools, colleges and universities.  We’ve not even celebrated our ventures into innovative research and development!

Now we’re older, we’ll be better at blogging. Promise.

Copyright 2009 Turbo Lemon Media Ltd. 4th Floor, Media Factory, UCLan, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE. UK Company No: 6649279.

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