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As part of our 30th celebrations we’re running a competition to help a new business with their marketing and design. The lucky winner will get a whopping £15,000 worth of design and marketing from our talented team, so if you know anyone that’s interested, point them in this direction: www.pitchittomichon.co.uk
We’re very pleased to say that we’ve recently won a Design Effectiveness Award from the DBA for our work on smart meters with E.ON. The awards are all about getting good results and we did exactly that with clear messaging and simple design. You can see the project on our website: E.ON smart meters. Meanwhile, here’s a pic of Tony with the award back in studio.
We’re getting our year of giving something back off to a good start by doing a collection to donate to our local foodbank. There are 11 in Nottinghamshire now, which shows you just how much need there is in this part of the world alone. The Trussel Trust have launched 250 foodbanks across the UK and they aim for every town to have one:
“13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
In 2011-12 foodbanks fed 128,687 people nationwide, in 2012-13 we anticipate this number will rise to over 230,000. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help.” The Trussell Trust
Apparently foodbanks are in desperate need when the weather’s been cold, because of soaring costs with heating bills etc. That means that now would be a particularly good time to help. They only accept in date, non-perishable food so if you could add one or two items to your weekly shop and donate it to your local foodbank, it would be a big help. Or maybe even organise a bigger collection wherever you work too? Some supermarkets organise their own collections so keep an eye out wherever you shop.
Find out more at http://www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects where you can find your local foodbank or make an online donation. If you’re popping into our offices anytime soon then you’re welcome to add to our collection too. Here’s a list of what they need:
Download it as a pdf here: website-shopping-list.pdf to help with your own collection.
Can you believe it’s 30 years since Jeff started Michon. We go right back to the days when Channel 4 started, Michael Jackson’s Thriller album launched and Ferrero Rocher began really spoiling us. ET was trying to phone home a lot and the Commodore 64 launched, along with the first CD player. Yes, we’re THAT old!
So, we thought we should celebrate. And we decided a party wasn’t really going to be enough. We’re going to celebrate over the whole year instead and, to start with, we’re giving something back. We’ll be organising 30 charity events this year, including volunteer work, and trying to raise as much money as we can for charities that are close to our hearts. Some of us are doing a charity bike ride from London to Paris, some are doing the Three Peaks Challenge and we’re going to do a blood drive too, as well as a bit of knitting and baking to raise some money. We’ll post the full list of activities here soon, in case you fancy joining in.
We’re also launching a competition to help business start-ups and we’ll be releasing a call for entries very soon, so keep an eye out for details if it sounds like your cup of tea.
Meanwhile… let the celebrations begin!