We’re proud to be from the North. We’re equally proud to shout about other agencies, industry experts and those pushing the boundaries to demonstrate courageous creativity, improve human connections and understand proof of value.
So, here’s a round-up of some highlights from September!
• Finn was delighted to support The Rampage, an event first for Yorkshire and the North of England. The event saw dozens of riders, including members of the business community, face off 1v1 in knock-out races to the top of the Victoria Gate multi-storey car park. The urban charity cycling challenge raised money for Land Aid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK.
The Rampage is the brainchild of Rupert Visick from Leeds-based property consultancy Gent Visick and was staged with support and sponsorship from home builder Strata, Victoria Leeds owner Hammerson, event company SPOKD and Finn. We were proud to develop the branding and website for The Rampage and helping Rupert and the team pull together a top class event at short notice. There was plenty of ‘blood, sweat and gears’ but The Rampage is a fantastic example of courageous creativity, this time adding value for a great cause!
• Vodafone is to open an innovation hub and technology incubator at MediaCityUK in Manchester. The announcement at the media hub, the home of the BBC in the North of England, comes as part of Vodafone’s commitment to Greater Manchester as one of seven UK ‘gigacities’. Vodaphone’s gigafast offer offers a range of average speeds from 100Mbps to 900Mbps – reportedly the fastest in the UK. Talk about a fabulous way to make others succeed….
• Liverpool-based ‘Poshtel’, Sleep Eat Love, owned by hospitality outfit The Know Group, is set to open a further 28 rooms in September. The move follows a hugely successful initial launch period for the brand with the additional rooms taking the total to more than 100 for the upmarket hostel. Courageously creative positioning has enabled Sleep Eat Love to maximise a gap in the market, clearly a brand after our own hearts.
• A Whitley Bay- based brand of edible seaweed products has found success overseas after seeing strong global demand for its unique products. Sea Weed & Co harvests and mills Hebridean seaweed for the industrial food and drink sector. It also produces a range of seaweed-infused cooking oils and nutritional supplements, under its ‘Weed & Wonderful’ brand. Since it started exporting three years ago, the company’s overseas sales now account for 15% of its turnover, selling to customers as far afield as South Korea, Australia, Canada, Israel and the United States, as well as across the European Union.
Another top month for the North, these stories were only a few of our favourites!