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10 Great Years of Clicky

From humble beginnings to 50 staff & some incredible clients.

18.

Clicky 3.0

We have no intention of slowing down and fortunately, our forecast is showing another year of exponential growth.

Our largest and most advanced web project for Halton Housing launches earlier in the year and we win new business from exciting international brands such as Raleigh and Reevoo.

We are proud to grow to a team of 50, servicing a wider range of clients across more channels than ever before in our history. We continue to focus on efficiencies, investing more heavily in our team and their development alongside our working environment.

We refocus our 5 year strategy, brand values and ethos, and redefine Clicky’s strategic brand positioning, leading us to the launch of our new website and further develop our own agency management system, Space. We place great emphasis on our corporate social responsibility, having committed 1% of annual profits to our partner charity, Claire House.

We strive to offer our clients a better service and value proposition, whilst providing our team with an interesting, inspiring and creative place to work.

Our results still speak for themselves.

2018 Stats...

  • 50 staff so far!

    Our numbers continue to grow.
  • £2.5m turnover predicted

    We are on track for another record breaker.
  • 75 Clients

    We are currently working with 75 clients.
17.

Biggest Year of Growth

Our decade year is truly one of celebration, from both a team and commercial perspective.

We set the record for a number of new team members joining the business, significantly improving our capabilities and resulting in our best ever performance across client satisfaction and growth as well as revenue and profitability.

Each individual department grows successfully, including our newly formalised ProSupport offering. Client results and agency output is at a new high and we successfully build upon our developing client base.

For the first time, Clicky properly ventures outside of Chester to establish our new Nottingham Office, based in the heart of the city’s Creative Quarter. We hold an exciting launch event and new recruits soon expand our numbers to support our growing local customer base.

We celebrate our 10-year anniversary in style, with an exclusive ‘takeover’ of Chester Zoo for both the team and their families, where guests enjoy everything from a private tour of the zoo, a special barbecue to kangaroo sumo wrestling!

2017 Stats..

  • 45 full-time staff

    The office is getting crowded!
  • £2m turnover

    We just break past the £2m mark.
  • 70 Clients

    As our team size grows we are able to take on more clients.
16.

Leadership Team, Premier Partner & Overseas Adventures

We establish a more official Leadership and Management structure, enabling us to promote a number of our fantastic long-serving team members into more senior roles within the business. This helps us prepare for continued expansion whilst supporting our ambitious growth plans.

Our official Premier Google Partner status is a plaudit we still retain. The accreditation is real acknowledgement from Google that we consistently deliver a quality service and are effective in achieving exceptional performance and ROI for our clients. We now spend in excess of £2m on behalf of our clients.

Our longstanding client The Global Travel Group invites us to Dubai for their big annual travel conference. We are the official digital media sponsor and present to over 400 delegates, all whilst capturing the entire event as their selected videography partner.

2016 Stats...

  • 36 full-time staff

    The team grows by 8.
  • £1.5m turnover

    We continue to grow financially.
  • 68 Clients

    New clients join us and we are trusted with bigger and bigger projects.
15.

Web Projects, Travel Specialism & Team Awards

Our largest web project to date for Darwin Escapes launches and this is the year in which we cement our reputation as travel and tourism industry experts, working with the likes of Eurochange, Elegant Resorts and Toad Hall Cottages on a number of exciting large research and web design projects.

Such is our commitment to delivering performance-driven, truly market disrupting sites, we dedicate extensive resource to data and analysis phases from which our discovery, strategy and insights offering is created. We also establish a new in-house videography service as a result.

We partner with a number of key new clients such as Travis Perkins, DayInsure and Marketing Cheshire, achieving transformational results. We are fortunate enough to be shortlisted for a plethora of awards across categories as diverse as digital business, web project, digital campaign and most entrepreneurial company of the year.

We hold our first annual Clicky team awards, year-end company performance review and agency-wide planning day to establish our ambitious targets for the year ahead.

2015 Stats...

  • 28 full-time staff

    Another big growth in team memebers
  • £1.4m turnover

    A positive year financially.
  • 65 Clients

    Our client numbers are on the up!
14.

Stand Out Agency of the Year & £1m Turnover

We reach the £1m turnover milestone we’ve been targeting and with our ever continuing expansion, we now have over 20 team members. The rapid growth means that we need even more office space, so we acquire our neighbouring building to ensure we have enough room to house us all (which involved knocking through walls!).

We also launch Clicky 2.0, our new website, setting the standard for the level of design and development work we deliver for clients. At this point, we still don’t have a dedicated sales team and all our enquiries are generated from our own digital marketing strategy and client referrals. The website receives numerous plaudits and positions us well in the market. We are also named ‘Standout Agency of the Year’ at the 2014 DEA Awards against impressive competition, which further showcases our ability to compete with other agencies much larger than ourselves.

2014 Stats...

  • 21 full-time staff

    5 new team members join the ranks in our biggest year of team growth.
  • £1.15m turnover

    We break our target £1m turnover figure.
  • 62 Client

    A whole host of new clients to work with, and a number of awards won.
13.

Service Expansion & Key Clients

We broaden our social media advertising offering & focus on responsive design & development.

2013 is an exciting year with a number of notable new wins across brands such as Dualit, Olympus, Ted Baker, Thomas Pink, Euler Hermes, Manchester City Council and South Australian Tourism. Following the success of our Facebook service offering and driven by the exponential growth in popularity of such sites, we begin advertising across the likes of YouTube, Twitter and Linkedin.

Smartphone ownership becomes more mainstream and usage more prevalent so we make the decision to develop all our sites to be fully responsive. We also develop our first app for the NHS this year.

Following a number of new client wins in the City, we also acquire office space in London to enable us to service our growing customer base in the region.

We celebrate our 6th year in business with the inaugural Clicky Olympics, which would later become our annual agency success celebration.

2013 Stats...

  • 16 full-time staff

    4 more new recruits join us in 2013, with each department achieving growth.
  • 880k turnover

    We edge nearer to our first £1m, which is our target for next year.
  • 55 Clients

    We bring on a number of renowned local and London brands.
12.

We Win Our First Big Award!

We are awarded the distinguished High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise.

After noticing the results we were been achieving for clients and our sustained growth, we are encouraged to enter a number of awards by a local client. This is very much a first for the business and isn’t something we have previously considered.

As Cheshire’s most prestigious awards for business performance, we are thrilled to be recognised. We have since been honoured to win numerous awards for our team, projects and results but this initial award in particular propels our reputation in the industry.

2012 Stats...

  • 12 full-time staff

    2 more new members join the team this year.
  • £720k turnover

    Another big increase in annual performance for the agency.
  • 51 Clients

    We surpass the 50 client mark for the first time.
11.

Double Figures & More Moving…

We reach the key milestone of 10 full-time team members and need bigger premises, again!

Armed with a new business strategy and expansion plan, we decide to triple our office space, allowing us to grow in the future to over 25. We relocate to a new three-story office which still forms part of our HQ today.

We refine our structure and develop departments whilst implementing new processes to improve efficiencies and the service we provide. Many more clients begin working with us on an ongoing basis and we celebrate 5-year partnerships with several key customers.

2011 Stats...

  • 10 full-time staff

    We reach the landmark of achieving double figures in under 5 years.
  • £425k turnover

    We're fast approaching half a million in turnover.
  • 42 Clients

    Our portfolio now features 42 clients across a wider range of services.
10.

More Sustained Growth

The business continues to flourish as we mature. We achieve our fastest year of growth to date and bring more team members and clients on board.

Social Media now accounts for almost half of our work and we have more web projects in the schedule than ever before. We offer mobile marketing services to reflect the increasing popularity and use of smartphone devices.

Almost all our clients now rely on Clicky to manage more than one area of their digital marketing mix.  As well as practising what we preach to generate new opportunities, referral becomes our leading source of new business.

2010 Stats...

  • 7 full-time staff

    Sustained team growth again with another 2 new team members.
  • £275k turnover

    Another fantastic year-on-year improvement - we reinvest in our team.
  • 36 Clients

    Client growth and referrals ensure we maintain our annual performance.
09.

We Move Again & Expand Further

Our numbers swell and we rapidly fill our first office so head across the road to a new location providing us with improved surroundings and greater opportunity for future growth.

Our evolving portfolio of services prove extremely popular. Development, Design and Social Media specialists join the team to enhance our newly diversified offering, increasing our level of expertise.

Our client list gets more impressive by the day as we begin to partner with a number of recognisable national brands, delivering multi-channel digital campaigns and solutions.

2009 Stats...

  • 5 full-time staff

    We almost double in numbers in our 3rd year, reaching a 5-strong team.
  • £190k turnover

    We achieve an impressive total - another positive year of growth.
  • 28 Clients

    We have 28 clients to manage - bigger brands begin to choose Clicky.
08.

The First HQ

Expansion sees us move to our first office in Chester city centre – which remains our home to this day.

Simply a room in Murlain House Business Centre, our first professional base isn’t much, but there’s enough space for 5 of us, with access to meeting facilities to accommodate our growing client base.

It isn’t long before we need to re-consider our options. We grow in numbers and are soon on the lookout for a new office.

2008 Stats...

  • 3 full-time staff

    We grow to a team of 3 in our new office & focus on recruitment!
  • £145k turnover

    Our second year sees us achieve more than 80% growth.
  • 20 Clients

    We continue to develop our service offering - attracting more new clients.
07.

Small Beginnings

After spending 4 years working in the world of Digital Marketing, our CEO decides to go it alone. With boundless passion and a mere £500 budget, Clicky Media Ltd is born.

Our initial head office is a back-bedroom in a small house in the Cheshire countryside. We may have grown but we’re proud to retain our original client-centric, ambitious and results-driven ethos that continues to fuel our approach today.

Two months after incorporating the business, the world plunges into an unprecedented recession. Nobody said it was going to be easy and we do love a challenge!

2007 Stats

  • 2 Staff

    Sam joins (now our MD) and by the end of 2007 we have 2 full-time staff.
  • £80k Turnover

    We finish out first year in business with a modest £80k turnover.
  • 12 Clients

    We end the year with 12 clients - we still work with a few!

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