How times change!

Ferreting in the archives the other day we came across some old promo footage for Smart Ideas from 2001, and I have to say we did smile somewhat. We didn’t even hesitate about blogging about it – we found it really quite funny. My, how things have changed!

One of our clients who was in the office at the time we unearthed the footage asked me “how do you manage to look 10 years younger now than you did 10 years ago?“. I smiled sweetly and answered “it’s the joy of working with you that does it.” I hasten to add we have worked with him as long as Smart Ideas have been in existence and he is without doubt a lifelong friend.

However, I think we definitely need to do an updated version (although we haven’t used this one in years); looking back that promo video cost us around £1000 and today, due to the changes in software and smartphones it will cost us nothing. So please watch this space for a new updated version.

Whatever we put together will really reflect the characters and culture that has prevailed at Smart Ideas Design Limited for nearly 20 years; that of really getting to know the client in order to give them something that gets results and therefore a great Return on Investment.

Our offices – the Church

We have been meaning to do this for some time now and just haven’t had chance due to workloads! We’re so proud of ‘The Old Church’ we work from that we thought we would share some pictures with you and see what you think.

The church, which is located on the A5 in Gailey, Staffordshire, UK was built in 1836 and finally deconsecrated in the 1970s when it was purchased and turned into a pottery.

We moved here in 2003 and have loved it ever since – winters are cold and include mittens and fleeces but the building is stimulating and lives and breathes with us every day.

Clients love to visit because it is a refreshing change from their sterile, air conditioned offices and of course we are pretty rural here with some really good country pubs. So all feedback welcomed!