It was an absolute honour to recently attend the Newham Chamber Business Awards 2017 and celebrate the fantastic innovations and best practices of our neighbouring businesses.
We were incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for our Training and Development initiatives and the whole team donned their glad-rags and headed to the Old Town Hall in Stratford for the evening event.
One of the things that we were struck by was not only the amount of passion conveyed by all attendees for their own initiatives but the commitment to their community and to forging supportive partnerships with other local businesses.
Marcomedia has always been a highly collaborative business, keen to build partnerships wherever possible – from helping other creative agencies or those in the design and print sector, to networking with local businesses and providing experienced, impartial advice. It was fantastic to spend the evening in a room full of like-minded organisations.
Our highly commended certificate for Training and Development from the evening is pride of place on our studio wall. We estimate over 15 apprentices and interns have developed their skills with us over the past seven years. We have a good reputation with further and higher education organisations locally for taking on students, enabling them to access formal training and development and get essential experience honing their skills in a busy working design studio.
As explained by our MD, Surinder, this benefits everyone, “None of us would be where we are if we weren’t given chances and opportunities so we want to give back. But also, by helping our team to develop, they are more satisfied in their roles and, if and when they choose to spread their wings, they remember us and recommend us. There is so much going on in our local business community but we are all so busy that we don’t always get to hear about it. The Newham Chamber awards are a great way to celebrate what businesses are doing and inspire all of us to continue to ‘raise our game’ – not in a competitive way but in terms of innovation, sustainability and community involvement.”
Technology has made the world smaller. So, in addition to proudly working with local organisations, we also provide design, print and online services to businesses far and wide. Wherever you are based, you are guaranteed honest, expert advice, competitive prices and a highly-trained team whose work we are continually proud of. We would love to collaborate with you so talk to us on 0208 590 0922, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or, if you’re local, why not arrange to pop in and see us for coffee and cake at our Docklands studio?