It was hard to predict how this year would turn out after the last two years of Covid damage and the realignment of everyone’s business needs, but at H&H Reeds it’s been a pleasant surprise, reports Managing Director Andy Jackson.
The new post-Covid ‘normal’ has been surprisingly positive for our business. Customers that had gone into hibernation during the lockdown years have come back with new energy, looking for new ways to promote themselves, and our work for businesses in key sectors of the Lake District tourist economy, such as hotels, has played a far greater part in our own success this year.
We have also been commissioned to design and develop several new websites, including Penrith based A.W. Jenkinson, and we are looking forward to launching a number of sites in the early part of 2023 including the People First website and Q Guild.
Our range of services also continued to expand within the Digital sector where we now provide full service support to a growing number of range blue chip clients. Many clients who previously used us purely as printers now find our digital services and support invaluable to help them optimise their online marketing with high impact website design and build, SEO optimisation, e-commerce and social media engagement.
We’ve continued to invest in high quality people to deliver high quality solutions for our customers, and in our recently extended office at Carlisle we’ve created a state-of-the-art digital workplace with all the gadgets and cool furniture you’d expect!
In July, my good friend and Production Manager Phil Gowling retired (officially). Phil has an immense knowledge of the industry and always provided brilliant leadership and support, so I’m pleased to say I managed to persuade him to continue in a background retirement role where he can support the team and keep his eye on us.