From humble beginnings in 1999…

Help us light the fuse!

As the founder of Vivid, I’m writing this post from my desk at Globe Works nestled in amongst the busy account management team. I’m pleased to say that the sun has finally arrived in Sheffield – and just in time for our summer party to celebrate everything that’s great about Vivid. Our guest list is bulging and the bunting is flying high. We hope as many friends and clients of Vivid will share the afternoon with us as we tuck into freshly made pizza, great banter, music and plenty of refreshments.

We have a lot celebrate this year – we’ve been around since 1999 – cue Prince song!

Vivid is 16 years old – hard to recall all that’s been and gone in those years – however we’ve certainly enjoyed the company of some great employees and clients who have made us who we are today. From our first office in Leeds in a Canal Wharf to Sheffield – Banner Cross, Attercliffe and now our cultural home at Kelham Island – we’ve loved every minute of the journey.

Looking back we’ve been privileged to work on some very high profile projects with the likes of Lowe Alpine International and Navman for example.

What have we learnt? Certainly never to accept a job that involves chasing a helicopter around the country to apply graphics for Egg to celebrate the 2003 England Rugby World Cup Win;) In all seriousness, that’s one of the reasons why we are so great today – experience always shine through and we’ve got it in spades!

Our first year in Globe Works – 2014/15

The Globe Works were built in 1825 by the architects Henry and William Ibbotson for the edge tool manufacturers Ibbotson & Roebank. The Works are one of England’s oldest surviving cutlery and tool factories and were possibly the World’s first purpose built cutlery factory.

Abbas and Chloe got married – but not to our Chloe below which caused a bit of confusion amongst our clients! Later this year they’ll be touring the states on the honeymoon of the century.
Chloe (our Chloe) had a baby, Harriet, ‘HBomb’, and is now back in residence after her maternity leave heading up the impressive digital team.
Jon turned 40 (something…).
And we welcomed Mike, Richard and Tash to the team.

As always, I’m on a mission to cycle up every steep hill in the Alps for pure pleasure of course and many clients have kindly supported me on the way. 240 miles from London to Brussels in 24hrs for the British Heart Foundation, 220 miles from Manchester to London in 12hrs for Ambitious about Autism and this year competing in the Grandfondo Stelvio Santini race with is 100 miles with over 6,000m of vertical ascent. It’s been emotional.

The future and beyond

Looking forward our Vision is to build on our excellent team and celebrate our successes by reveling in our clients success stories.

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