Earlier this year, we were thrilled to be shortlisted for the Poole Business Awards in the B2B Business of the Year category.
Marketing Director Hayley and our Digital Content Specialist, Aimee, attended the awards lunch at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts last week. Even though we were up against some great local businesses, we’re delighted to announce that we were the winners!
An exciting year for b4b
As we near the end of another exciting year of growth for b4b, this award win is the cherry on the cake.
To help us meet the growing demand for our services, our marketing team has more than doubled in the past 18 months. Our client roster includes some of Bournemouth and Poole’s most well-established companies, including W&S, Charles Trent, Carpet Barn, Broadview, Cobra RIBs, and Forum Jewellers.
We have a set of core values that underpins everything we do at b4b. We also believe in fostering a healthy, happy workplace culture.
Our people are our biggest asset, and that’s why we invest in them. Last year, we launched our Culture Committee as a way to promote staff wellbeing, implement a calendar of social events, and come up with new ways to help staff feel recognised and valued.
The committee (managed by Aimee!) also plans the fundraising activities in support of our charity partner (the amazing Dorset Mind, who also took home an award last week!). So far, we’ve found that this initiative encourages community spirit, boosts morale, and creates a sense of cohesion and togetherness across the different departments.
We recognise that ongoing training and development are key to us staying at the top of our game, which is why we allocate each team member two hours of training time per week, to help them achieve their professional goals and get even better results for our clients.
b4bigger and better than ever
We’re proud to say that, as a company, we’ve come out of the challenges of the last couple of years stronger than ever. Our team has grown massively and we’ve brought in additional specialists across the business. This allows us to take on bigger projects, and offer unrivalled service and expertise to our clients.
As one of the largest digital agencies in Poole, we’re unique in that we are able to provide a full breadth of services that includes development and technical capability (from a dedicated team working out of the b4b office in Poland), on top of our comprehensive marketing and media offering.
By focusing on our company culture and growing stronger together as a team, we’ve been able to continue to foster fantastic relationships with all of our clients as well. We believe this is a big part of what makes us a great company to work with, and for.
A huge well done to everyone else who was nominated
We are very proud to be a part of such a vibrant business community and it’s an honour to be recognised for what we do. We’d like to say a huge well done to all the other amazing Poole businesses that were nominated, and congratulations to all the worthy winners.