Boat culture

Full steam ahead for The Bigger Boat after a year of record growth.

We saw a record 43% increase in turnover for the period 2017-18 and that, along with a number of other achievements, we felt was worth shouting about.

We’ve had a busy year that’s seen our creative director Doug complete the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme, which is designed to provide support to leaders of small businesses. Following his successful application, Doug and a number of other small business leaders benefited from a practically focused business and management education.

“It was fantastic to be chosen to participate and learn new skills,” said Doug. “But the chance to liaise with – and bounce ideas off – fellow business owners has been invaluable and left me with a real hunger to inject some fresh and forward-thinking ideas into how we run The Bigger Boat moving forwards.”

It’s certainly an exciting time for the business – and we’re growing in people too. We’ve recruited two new crew members. Junior account manager Ruby Ribbons joined following a degree in communications at Northumbria University, while Emma Heslop took up the role of senior account manager, bringing with her plenty of experience in marketing, including 20 years in the design and print industry.

And we’ve got more exciting plans in the pipeline. Watch this space for further updates as we race through 2018 and continue to grow The Bigger Boat.

Written by Alison Lee
Customer journey aficionado Ali leads on some of our key accounts, overseeing projects and delivering results.