It’s a very big day at Edge of the Web today, and we are all happy, and we are all sad.
Aimee is leaving.
There is a big ‘ol explanation of why Aimee is leaving here, but suffice to say it is on the best possible terms and for the best reasons.
However, it’s also the start of many new exciting things.
We found a super awesome replacement for Aimee, in the form of Jacqui Brown (very much a local design celebrity). Jacqui has been off getting her photos taken to replace Aimee on our site this morning, and will be starting with us in earnest on the 1st November.
Sorry folks, that means you’ll mostly be talking to me (Tom) whilst we wait for two weeks for our replacement client manager, but she is definitely worth the wait. I can’t tell you how excited the whole team are to have Jacqui on board. Don’t worry, I definitely know my stuff when it comes to websites and advising clients…but if I’m honest, do worry a little bit because I’m a bit rubbish with regards my organising skills. I’ll do my best. Promise.
We are also celebrating some other things.
We are about to move office. Visitors to our current premises will know that we outgrew our current place a bit too quickly, and followers of our twitter feed will also know that we’ve been waiting for (bloody) ages for the contractual bits of our move to complete (7 months in fact). Anyway, that saga appears to be almost at an end, and we signed our contract last week. Just waiting on a fire certficate or something now, and we’re good to go.
We are also celebrating our growth (we’re somewhere between 300 and 400 websites in our first 2 years trading) and along the way we’ve picked up some really interesting and exciting clients. There were several jobs we promised we would (use them as an excuse to) celebrate if we won the business, and we did win that business…but we’ve just been too busy to celebrate.
So today…we’re going to have a big party. A party to send off Aimee, and welcome Jacqui, and thank our staff for the insane amount of work that they get through, and celebrate our growth and the pending move. We’ve had some exciting times already, we’ve got exciting times ahead of us, and it’s a disgrace that we left it until now until we celebrated what is happening here.
For our clients, it also means that we’ll be shutting our offices at 2:30pm today in order to party hard. We’ll be checking our emails for emergencies only, but essentially we won’t be delivering good customer service from 2:30 today…because we’ll be drinking. I’ll admit that, because we’ve earned it.
So just a final public note to tell Aimee that we’ve loved having you here, you’ve helped transform the business immeasurably, we’ll miss you and good luck.