Hot off the Press in quarter two

From waste and recycling to tech and telecoms, our team of wordsmiths pen pages upon pages of content every day for clients in a whole host of sectors. But of all those communications, one this month was by far our biggest yet. For a change, it was an announcement of our very own too.

Having already collaborated with Mirfield-based integrated marketing agency, The Bigger Boat, on a myriad of projects over the years, their knowledge of our customer base, colleagues, and values made them the perfect organisation to take the reins at Scriba PR

We’ve helped more than 200 clients, across 11 countries and counting, and donated more than £50k to worthy causes throughout our ten years of operation so far, and we know there'll be plenty more where that came from as our horizons broaden in light of the news. Hopefully our clients are as excited as we are too!

Of course, we’ve still been celebrating some pretty impressive milestones with our clients too throughout the last quarter. Here are some of the highlights…

New CEO for BeFibre and Digital Infrastructure as FTTP growth trajectory continues

With over 40 years’ experience in telecommunications and a track record in value creation and strategic change, Paul Doyle recently joined next-gen ISP BeFibre and sister brand Digital Infrastructure as interim CEO. The appointment comes in conjunction with the firms’ acceleration from ambitious start-ups to established brands within the UK connectivity market.

While BeFibre is already selling broadband in more than 30 UK towns and cities, Digital Infrastructure is well on its way to rolling out to a fully designed base of 400,000 premises, with over 100,000 now ready for connection. The acceleration of the firms’ nationwide FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) deployment strategy is set to see the roll-out double before the end of 2023 too.

Learn more about the next phase of growth.

Connect Childcare appoints new chairman to bolster early years software development

Coinciding with the Lancashire-based firm securing additional funds from Seascape Capital Holdings Ltd, experienced leader Paul Kennedy has been appointed as Connect Childcare’s new chairman, as the company looks to accelerate its growth strategy.

With the launch of new enquiries and parental onboarding modules ahead of the next nursery intake in September, Paul will have a ‘hands on’ role, working very closely with the leadership team — including CEO Chris Reid — to improve the industry-leading Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) platform for its pre-existing 3,500-plus childcare settings.

Here's more about the news.

Fusion IT Management boosts headcount by 30% as company marks 20th year in business

With a wealth of experience spanning over two decades, Fusion has established itself as a reliable and trusted partner in the ever-evolving IT landscape. Hot on the heels of marking its 20th anniversary, the Yorkshire-headquartered MSP was recently proud to mark a substantial 30% growth in the size of its workforce in just 12 months — taking the firm’s headcount to 42.

Jamie Watson, Fusion’s managing director, said: “While advancements in our technology play an instrumental role in this trajectory, it is our people who truly define our footprint in the IT sector — taking a solution-agnostic approach to support, and ensuring everything we do adds true value to our clients’ business objectives.” 

Delve deeper behind the headline

New Society of Dyers and Colourists president set to supercharge sustainability agenda 

At the charity’s annual gathering at its headquarters in Bradford, the SDC recently announced Chris Carr — a former trustee of the SDC, who in 2015 was awarded the society’s Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to Textile and Colour Education — as the new president, taking over from Ullhas Nimkar.

Four new trustees were also elected to serve for the next three years on the Society’s board, following a turnout of 24.5% of voting members. They are dyehouse manager Adam Pursell, digital print specialist Linda Hodgson, retired designer, educator and technical consultant Dr Kate Wells, and academic Prof Parik Goswami. The SDC’s president-elect, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, will serve as president in 2024/5.

See what's to come from the SDC.

The Bigger Boat delivers immersive website experience for Escape Studios

Seeking a revamped online platform to showcase their courses and expertise, Escape Studios, known for its VFX and animation education, appointed creative digital agency and new Scriba PR owners The Bigger Boat to help create an engaging and immersive website experience. 

Boasting captivating visuals, interactive elements, and seamless navigation, the redesigned website now offers prospective students an immersive glimpse into the world of visual effects and animation. TBB's expertise in user experience (UX) design and web development enabled them to create a vibrant and user-friendly platform that effectively communicates Escape Studios' brand and educational offerings. 

Discover more about the nuances of the project.

Towngate facilitates Mandate Systems’ move into West Yorkshire premises

One of the UK’s leading providers of independent pressure system examinations, Mandate Systems, has relocated to the newly-refurbished Woodvale House in Brighouse. Having committed to a five-year lease with commercial lettings specialist and landlord, Towngate, the firm now occupies the spacious ground floor suite —which comprises a 1,700 square foot modern, open plan office space and kitchenette facility.

Woodvale House itself forms part of a contemporary office development within a tranquil, landscaped setting, on the perimeter of the vibrant market town in Calderdale. With excellent commuter links to both the M62 and Brighouse Railway Station — as well as ample on-site parking — the location provides hassle-free commuting for its inhabitants.

Catch more on the relocation.

That’s all for Q2! Don’t forget to check back in September, to see what spring has in store for the Scriba PR team and our clients. In the meantime, why not follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter?

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Written by Rosie Holt

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