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Happy birthday, bolt! Celebrating our second birthday

Written by Laura Greenhalgh
Posted on 11 Jun 2021

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We can’t believe bolt is two, it feels like our first birthday just happened! To celebrate our first birthday we had a virtual party with all the team which was a lot of fun. We loved playing Family Fortunes and dressing as superheroes over Zoom, but it’s exciting that this year we can celebrate turning two in person!

It’s been an eventful year, to say the least. There have been a lot of adjustments to working life but we’ve hit some exciting milestones along the way. Here are some of the wonderful things bolt has achieved to celebrate our agency turning two!

The last year in lockdown

Spending the whole of our second year in lockdown has been challenging. Some of our team members were brought in during the pandemic and they’ve done incredibly well to take on their roles, make them their own and build strong relationships virtually.

The bolt team and our clients have worked closely together to support each other at a time when we’ve all struggled in some way. It’s been amazing to see our relationships develop and become stronger!

Our flexibility is something we’ve all come to appreciate. We adopted a hybrid way of working this year so we can have the best of both worlds, collaborating in person and working from home.

Here’s what our Digital Marketing Lead, Aleksandra, has to say: “Having joined the company during lockdown I can only praise the whole experience as seamless and considered. The growing team is kind, collaborative and I look forward to meeting the extended offices (Wakefield/Yorkshire/Bitola) in person!”

We keep on growing

Since our first birthday in 2020, we’ve brought in over 30 forward-thinking  clients, with many using HubSpot. We also became Leyton Orient Football Club’s Official Digital Partner, and achieved HubSpot Platinum Partner status

In September 2020, we were honoured to be nominated for Startup of the Year at the Drum Agency Business Awards! We’re proud to have achieved this in our first year of business, and to be nominated alongside talented agencies in the industry. It shows just how much we’ve grown as an agency since our beginning in 2019, and how much we have to look forward to from here.

Grow, team!

As of the 1st September 2020, our Poland office opened for business, adding to our existing office locations in London, Yorkshire and Bitola. bolt also acquired some new team members over the last year taking our team from 4 to 19.  In 2020, Tom Parkin joined the team as our Videographer, and Danny Holt joined as our Digital Designer. In 2021, Aleksandra Ivanova joined the team as our Digital Marketing Lead.

Tom Parkin, our Videographer, shares: “I started my time with bolt during the summer lockdown. Since then I've grown massively in confidence and my work is improving. I am so grateful to work with such talented and lovely people! Happy birthday, bolt!”

The quality and talent of our amazing team is clear in the work we deliver and the clients we support. Our team is continuing to grow as we look to welcome talented and passionate individuals who can help us nurture our client relationships and support the success of our digital marketing campaigns.

Thanks for all of your support over the last two years, we couldn’t have achieved so much without our incredible team and clients. Here’s to another year full of fun and growth. Happy birthday, bolt! Let the celebrations begin 🎉

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