It’s been a day of re-arranging the desks here at Urban Element, as we have welcomed two additions to the team. Niki Forecast has permanently swelled the design team’s ranks, and joining the online marketing brigade is Charlie Williams.
After working at Urban Element during the summer of 2011 as an intern, Niki then continued to work with us on a part time role whilst completing her final year at Oxford Brookes. After taking a few months off to focus on her final deadlines, Niki has now returned to Urban Element on a full-time basis in the Web Design department.
We are pleased to announce that we have increased our ranks with two new starters here at Urban Element.
Lucy Lavers joins us as Business Development Manager, while Stephanie Bouguet has started her internship as a Graphic Designer.
Lucy has a background in marketing and PR and has worked in the industry since graduating with a 2:1 in PR and media in 1999. Her previous roles include Marketing Manager for a multi-national bathroom manufacturer over seeing all UK and Ireland marketing operations. More recently, she has been working in online affiliate marketing and SEO, so is well placed to work along side Nikki with our online marketing clients and with Jon on new initiatives. You can read more about Lucy on LinkedIn and you will also find her increasingly on Twitter.
Stephanie Bouguet is from Bordeaux, France and started at UE this week. She is in the UK for 3 years to gain experience in Graphic Design having completed a Masters degree in Art, and undertaken further training in graphic design. You can see some of Stephanie’s work at http://www.s-creative.fr/. During her time at UE she will working with the web design team on projects including our new website . After her internship, Stephanie plans to remain in the UK as a website designer.
January was a busy month here at UE with four websites launching in recent weeks. All of these sites have been built in the Adobe Business Catalyst CMS and using the combined skills of our web design and SEO teams.
The first two sites to go live were Classic England and Classic Scotland. These two sites are part of the Leisure Creations group who specialise in providing customised tours throughout the UK and Ireland. As well as incorporating all the usual tourist sites, their personalised tours also include author themed tours, gardens, whiskey tours and. The site makes use of the customisable web apps feature in Business Catalyst which will allow Leisure Creations to easily update details of their tours.
We have also launched a website for UKCPI, the leading association for the UK cleaning industry. We are looking forward to working with UKCPI on an ongoing basis, helping them with the content strategy for the website throughout the year.
Last week saw the launch of a new e-commerce site for Beaumont Forest, a large timber merchants with branches in High Wycombe, Ascot and Hertfordshire. This new site also allows their customers to obtain a quote for their timber products, as well as buying them outright.
All of our clients are really pleased with how their new websites haves turned out but we would love to know what you think!