The Lowdown

26th July '17

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Source At The Shropshire Business Awards 2017

Suited and booted in our finest clothes, several members of the Source team recently headed over to the Telford International Centre to attend this year’s Shropshire Business Awards.

The awards ceremony is a firm favourite of ours and, as usual, a great night was had by all. We enjoyed a fun-filled evening to honour the numerous successful Shropshire-based businesses.

Many great local companies were nominated for a variety of categories and awards, including a few of our very own clients, namely Purition (nominated for ‘Best New Business’ and ‘Online Business of the Year’), Kadai (‘Online Business of the Year’), Qi Van Systems (‘Technology Enterprise & Innovation’ and ‘Manufacturing Transport & Logistics’) and Pave Aways Ltd (‘Business in the Community’).

A Fun Filled Evening For Everyone Involved

After the first half of winners were announced, we were treated to a delicious meal, followed by the second half of awards. After which we were treated to a talk about business by Steve Smith, the south Shropshire businessman who founded Poundland.

Once the ceremony and awards were finished, the night’s fun was just beginning. Tensions were high and the competition was fierce as several inter-company table football matches took place. We then tried our luck at the after-dinner casino. Whilst James did win a small fortune, his joy was short-lived after discovering he’d been awarded Monopoly money.

Finally, it was time to get our groove on as we took to the dance floor. Unfortunately, none of us are blessed with skills such as the likes of Michael Jackson or Darcey Bussell and so there were quite a few questionable dance moves. The less said about those the better!

We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in planning the event. As well as our congratulations to all the evening’s worthy winners. Well done!

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20th August '13

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Oxjam branding ‘rocks’ thanks to donation by local creative agency

A leading Shropshire creative agency has stepped in to help the county’s newest music festival.

Shrewsbury-based Source Design has joined forces with Oxjam to create and produce the website and other promotional material for the event.

Kathryn Johnson, part of a team of volunteer organisers for Oxjam, which will feature around 40 live bands performing in Shrewsbury, said that she was very grateful to Source.

“The agency team has been brilliant – they have worked with us to produce a very exciting website and other material which we are sure will give the festival an excellent profile in the county.”

The event is a fund-raising initiative by charity Oxfam who encourage music performances to be held across the UK throughout October.

The festival comes to a head in Shropshire on October 19 with a ‘town take-over’ involving around 40 local acts performing at six venues around Shrewsbury during the day and into the evening.

Nick Watts, senior designer at Source, said that they were delighted to be involved. “We think it will be a fantastic event for the town and it is great to be able to offer our support and hopefully contribute to its success.”

One of the first venues to sign up for the October 19 ‘takeover’ is Henry Tudor House, off Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury. A full line-up will be announced at the end of August and tickets can be obtained through where music lovers can buy a wristband to enable entry into any of the venues.

The first fundraising gig of the summer, The Boat that Jammed, will be held on Sabrina Boat on 22nd August Since it started in 2006, Oxjam has raised more than £2 million for Oxfam.

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