With Christmas just around the corner, people are starting to look forward to the new year and the annual leave that it entails. This includes our merry digital team here at AsOne, as of 5 pm Friday 21st of December our office will be closed for the winter holidays and returning on Wednesday the 2nd of January 2018 at 9.00am.
Although we are closed for the holidays, critical/urgent support requests raised via our Support Ticket System will be investigated during our closure as normal. Server issues will be dealt with automatically as per our normal service agreement. Any non critical update requests, questions and queries will be dealt with when we return from the holidays.
With these dates fast approaching we just have time to reflect on what has been another successful and momentous year here at AsOne. From our new business partnership with Zoo Communications at the start of the year through to picking up an award in November with plenty of memorable moments in between, it’s been quite a year!
On March 7th we announced the merger between ourselves and Zoo Communication, a highly respected London agency. This partnership came as a natural evolution for us as working with Zoo Communications previously it became apparent that we both have the same passion to achieve excellence. Becoming part of this digital group has maximised our capabilities as an agency. Our experts in our Digital Business Development, eCommerce & Digital are now accompanied by professionals in film & animation, branding & licensing and the luxury brand hotel sector. This partnership has already proved a successful collaboration of minds and skills, bringing some of the most talented, creative and innovative professionals together from around the country, inspiring new ideas and scope for growth that we share with our customers.
During the year the team took part in many team building exercises but none quite as memorable as the ‘Via Ferrata Xtreme’ in August. The entire team signed up to what was described as “An extreme way to see some of the most spectacular and hard to reach cliff sides and outcrops in the Lake District!” The course was by no means easy – scaling rock faces, walking tightropes and battling extreme heights in questionable conditions. The team however battled the elements, conquered everything in front of them and even managed to put on a brave face for a group photo at the top of mountain.
With the year drawing to a close all attention turned to the business awards and our 2018 achievements. Being shortlisted in 2 categories at the Pride of Tameside Business Awards we hoped all our hard work would result in a repeat of last year’s win. The awards night did not disappoint. We proved that by sticking to our core values – promoting long term success through digital business development we were able to replicate our 2017 success and win the Technology Business of the Year 2018 award. The night held other surprises as it wasn’t just a night to celebrate our own success we were also proud to celebrate with Matthews Environmental Solutions who picked up the Export Business of The Year Award. We have been working with Matthews Environmental Solutions for a number of years now, developing their digital prowess and to see them lift their award was another sweet moment.
All in all it has been another very successful year for AsOne. With our expanding capabilities, award winning innovation and dedicated team, we can’t wait to go even further in 2019. If you’d like to find out more about AsOne and what we can do to help your business in the new year, we’d love to hear from you.
From everyone at AsOne we would like to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.