Our review of 2016 highlights business and charity success

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As a new year dawns at Howle HQ, we felt it was a good time to look back at 2016.

We have had the privilege to bring you some amazing success stories and we’ve listed some highlights below.

The year got off to a great start with the launch of a potentially lifesaving vaccine packaging solution from Woolcool. This was quickly followed by a super project for Croft Architecture, helping fit out the brilliant Flip Out trampoline centre in Stone.

We’ve helped businesses mark their anniversaries and celebrated their successes, reported on major growth for companies including Carthy Accountants, Graphix and the Strategi Solutions Group, and brought news of an amazing deal between pottery firm, the English Ladies Co and Disney.

Other highlights included gaining TV coverage for the Alice Charity and helping small businesses gain PR coverage for the first time.

Howle Communications has also helped clients gain awards success, with notable wins for Woolcool, in the Sentinel Business Awards, and Keycom at the ISPAs.

And finally, we were delighted to report on an MBE for one of our most longstanding clients, Keith Bott, of Titanic Brewery.

If you need our support, then please get in touch – nigel.howle@howlecom.co.uk

Happy New Year! 

January

Woolcool

http://www.packagingnews.co.uk/news/markets/pharmaceutical-medical/woolcool-pack-04-01-2016

WoolcoolLifeGuardian pic

Alice Charity and Michelin

https://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/latest/news/alice-charity-excited-by-the-support-of-michelin-staff-in-stoke-on-trent/

February

Top marks for tax manager Chris

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/marks-tax-manager-chris/story-28700762-detail/story.html

Decade of dance at Stafford’s Groove Academy

http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/groove-academy-mark-milestone-swing-dancing-salsa/story-28743186-detail/whatson/story.html

Croft Architecture bounces into 2016

flip-out

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/croft-architecture-bounces-2016-hot-new-contracts/story-28784066-detail/story.html

March

StrategiHR acquires training company

http://www.midlandsbusinessnews.co.uk/strategi-hr-ltd-acquires-training-company-as-it-continues-to-develop-its-vision-2/

Jo Johnson Family Law

http://www.leek-news.co.uk/jo-johnson-offering-house-calls-family-law/story-28969310-detail/story.html

April

Gold award for Rydale Roofing

http://www.midlandsbusinessnews.co.uk/gold-award-as-rydale-roofing-hit-new-heights-with-safety-success/

Which? success story for Stafford electrician

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/stafford-electrician-coveted-award/story-29172777-detail/story.html

May

Stone sailor helps to raise cash for Cystic Fibrosis research

http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/stone-sailor-help-raise-cash-cystic-fibrosis/story-29225274-detail/story.html

Great coverage in the Express & Star

http://public-relations-consultants.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/sailor-1.pdf

Graphix invest £150,000 to expand production

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/norton-company-graphix-invest-150k-new-technology/story-29278403-detail/story.html#jIqDHFCOYEsBFQx5.01

Triple award nod for Keycom

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/broadband-specialist-keycom-in-triple-awards-nod/story-29426959-detail/story.html

June

Croft Architects help Moddershall Oaks to grow

http://alittlebitofstone.com/2016/06/07/croft-architects-help-moddershall-oaks-to-create-space-for-growth/

Carthy Accountants invests in growth

Carthy team

http://www.expressandstar.com/business/business-picks/2016/06/07/carthy-invests-in-its-future-growth/

Inspired Film and Video scores with Leicester City story

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/stoke-based-inspired-film-and-video-scores-with-foxes-story/story-29426980-detail/story.html

BPA Services growth

http://www.midlandsinbusiness.com/2016/06/qualifications-spur-growth-safety-experts-bpa-services/

Relief as pension exit charges are scraped

https://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/latest/relief-as-pension-exit-charges-are-axed-but-beware-of-the-scammers-warns-richard-jacobs-pensions/

July

English Ladies Co. in exclusive Disney deal

Disney cups

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-36642844?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=577cd985e4b05d4fe1961ff2%26Watch:%20Stoke-on-Trent%20firm%20wins%20Disney%20princesses%20contract%26&ns_fee=0#post_577cd985e4b05d4fe1961ff2

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/fenton-based-english-ladies-company-wins-exclusive-global-deal-with-disney/story-29498601-detail/story.html

Mounsey report strong interest in ceramic valley site

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/chartered-surveyor-richard-mounsey-is-confident-over-interest-in-ceramic-valley-enterprise-zone/story-29572793-detail/story.html

New TapFit courses from the Groove Academy

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/brand-new-tapfit-exercises-classes-start-in-stone/story-29597005-detail/whatson/story.html

August

BBC Midlands Today filming at Alice Charity

https://www.facebook.com/alicecharity1/photos/pcb.1157789064287497/1157789037620833/?type=3

War hero exhibition comes home to Wedgwood

http://alittlebitofstone.com/2016/07/28/war-hero-exhibition-comes-home-wedgwood-museum/

James and Gemma to reopen the Bulls Head, Alton

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/couple-to-embark-on-new-business-venture-as-landlords-of-village-pub/story-29643085-detail/story.html

http://www.leek-news.co.uk/it-s-a-family-affair-as-alton-s-historic-bulls-head-reopens-with-locals-james-and-gemma-at-the-helm/story-29624922-detail/story.html

September

Day and Knight ensure holiday boat yard is ship-shape

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/news/professionalservices/day-knight-s-ensure-holiday-hire-boatyard-is-in-shipshape.html

Let’s Do Mentoring has the Heineken effect

http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/mentors-offering-help-to-staffordshire-firms-has-had-heineken-effect/story-29718408-detail/story.html

Pop art inspires film makers

Pop Art: The Sir Peter Blake Bentley

Pop Art: The Sir Peter Blake Bentley

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/news/charity/pop-art-inspires-film-makers.html

Biggest Flip Out Commission has Croft Architects jumping for joy

http://www.midlandsbusinessnews.co.uk/biggest-flip-commission-yet-croft-architecture-jumping-joy/

October

Lily’s Secret Vintage Tea room success

http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/lilly-s-secret-vintage-tea-room-in-gnosall-recognised-by-dragon-s-den-entrepreneur/story-29814817-detail/story.html

Strategi for success brings growth, staff and a new office

group-strategi

https://www.bbpmedia.co.uk/news/professionalservices/strategi-for-success-sees-more-jobs-growth-and-a-new-office.html

November

Woolcool creating jobs for Christmas

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/packaging-firm-creating-20-jobs-for-christmas-as-it-continues-to-expand/story-29874231-detail/story.html

Cartoonist Simon Chubb book launch

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/father-daughter-conflict-sparked-newcastle-cartoonist-s-book/story-29884143-detail/story.html

December

Limited edition Snow White figurine launched

el-snow-white

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/fine-bone-china-specialists-launch-limited-edition-snow-white-figurine-after-deal-with-disney/story-29958938-detail/story.html

Inspired celebrate a decade of growth and innovation

https://staffordshirechambers.co.uk/latest/inspired-celebrate-decade-growth-innovation/

Cheers as Titanic Brewery boss is honoured

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http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/cheers-titanic-boss-keith-is-recognised-with-mbe-in-new-year-s-honours-list/story-30020526-detail/story.html