The Lowdown

12th October '17

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Kit celebrates 10 years at Source

When Kit joined Source back in 2007 as a part-time Flash Developer, he would never have guessed that it would lead to a career as a web developer. He was fresh-faced and straight out of university, with a keen desire to expand his knowledge and gain experience in the workplace.

Kit Web Developer

A Web Developer’s Learning Is Never Over

Over time, Kit has expanded his repertoire of development skills to include HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, content management packages such as WordPress, and software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. But that hasn’t dulled his desire to keep learning.

“I’m proud to have been at Source for so long, and look forward to continue improving our offering to clients in the years to come,” Kit says, “and if I can broaden my own skills at the same time, all the better! In the last 10 years, I’ve learned to drive, bought two houses and married the love of my life. Source has been my employer through it all.”

Here at Source, we understand that the technology and skills involved in web development will continue to evolve; a web developer’s learning is never over…

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21st September '16

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Shropshire creative agency celebrates 25 years in business

A Shropshire creative agency launched by a young woman with just one client – and now boasting an impressive list – is celebrating its 25th successful year in business.

Managing director of Shrewsbury-based Source, Sally Tringham, who is a qualified graphic designer, took the decision to become self employed in 1991, with Classic Furniture of Newport as her only client. She has gradually developed and grown the agency, which today employs a staff of 11.

Sally, commented: “From very humble beginnings my steadily expanding team has helped the firm evolve into an award-winning and highly respected design and marketing company with a huge range of clients, many of whom have also become great friends over the years.

“I have seen technology move forward dramatically over the last 25 years, from the launch of the first Apple Mac to powerful and lightweight laptops and tablets with speeds that we once only ever dreamed of!

“We have always worked very closely with our customers to create brand identities and websites that are truly bespoke to them and properly serve their very individual and differing needs, which has brought great results over the years and continued positive feedback.

“Websites often need to be updated in style and format as more and more people are shopping and viewing them via mobile devices, so the very latest technology is utilised to match this behavioural change and we are fortunate to have experts in this field in our team.”

Sarah Reast, managing director of Dragon’s Den award-winning wooden toy company Timberkits, based in Mid Wales, added: “Source have been instrumental in helping our business grow from a small family firm to a business with much greater scope, ambition and confidence.

“It is going that extra creative mile which sets Source apart; you get the job done … and then some!”

Source has been involved in many prestigious and diverse projects including creating an app for Gleneagles Golf Course, an appointments system for the Hometyre mobile tyre fitting firm, packaging for Timberkits, career websites for Northgate Vehicle Hire and World Duty Free, branding and website for the Marches Growth Hub and more recently the Shropshire Chamber website due on stream in early 2017.

Sally continued: “Having invested heavily in turning an ‘unloved’ building in Frankwell, Shrewsbury, into smart and stylish new offices with room to grow, my dream over the new few years is to develop our digital team and to expand the business to a turnover in excess of £1m, while fully meeting the needs of our valued clients.”

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4th January '16

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Introducing Lauren, our new Digital Marketing Executive

Say a big ‘hello’ to Lauren Quayle, Source’s latest addition. She joins us in the capacity of Digital Marketing Executive, where she will supplement our design and technical teams in bringing smart marketing approaches to fruition. Lauren joins Source from a background in SEO, Google AdWords and Social Media Marketing. Mobile advertising is a much more prominent form of marketing...

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8th August '13

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Hidden Treasure

Just recently, our web developer Kit has acquired a new hobby: numismatics (or for you non-Latin speakers, coin collecting.) The collecting and study of coins is not a new discipline - for hundreds of years, historians, investors and hobbyists have been engaged in the pursuit of these hidden treasures. Not least because the right coin, from the right year, to...

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31st October '11

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Movember

Our web department - Gareth and Kit - are taking part in Movember for the first time this year to help raise money for men's health charities - prostate and testicular cancer charities in particular. Movember? Huh? For the uninitiated, we have to grow a moustache over the 30 days of Movember - goatees and beards aren't allowed, it's all...

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6th October '11

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Gaz ‘Does’ America

I believe it was Douglas Adams who wrote "The thing about space is that it's big... really big." Well, it's not quite on the same magnitude, but as a "filthy Limey" visiting the States, that's definitely the impression that you get when making your way around the most powerful nation on Earth. Everything is colossal compared to their British equivalents....

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28th June '11

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iPadded Rooms

It's true; we've all gone a bit mad for Apple's latest and greatest technological triumph, the iPad 2. Gareth, Nick, Kirsty and Kit all have one, and Sally's umming and ahhing too... And why wouldn't you; the iPad is a very desirable device. For decades, this is where computing has been heading - thinner screens, more powerful processors, and of...

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3rd May '11

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Source is growing!

Joining Source to reinvigorate our marketing department and bolster an already highly experienced team, Kate Davies comes from a strong background in marketing and management. Kate's experience includes many recognisable household names such as Virgin Media, Virgin Mobile, House of Fraser and Adidas - amongst others. Most recently Kate has been utilising her passion for golf and marketing, working closely...

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2nd February '09

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I’m going to be a dad!

Do I know what I'm letting myself in for? To be honest, no. I have never done this before (not that I know of) but I am looking forward to it, very much. The thought of having a little mini-me running around is brilliant. We still have a while to go yet, but everyday the bump gets bigger and we...

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3rd August '08

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Career paths come full circle

The career path of a Shropshire businesswoman has come full circle after taking on a new member of staff. Sally Atkinson, managing director of Shrewsbury-based Source, a brand and communication consultancy, has recently recruited Kit Evans, of Broseley. Sally's career in design began exactly 20 years ago when she was offered a week's work experience by Kit's father Julian, who...

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