Company Launch & First Customer
Left My Job For Graphics Bite Full Time
After building up the business from January to November, Graphics Bite was in a position for me to leave my job and become self-employed full time.
Survived First Year of Business
Graphics Bite has officially reached it’s first year of business. Accordingly to FoxBusiness.com, roughly 20% of businesses survive past their first year. Not bad eh!
New Graphics Bite Website Version 3
Our slick new website went live. The new version contains more information about the company and what services we offer.
Secured 100 Clients
This was around the time we’d taken on our 100th client.
Secured Our Biggest Project
One of our clients wanted to get their large eCommerce website completely re-designed. We put in a proposal along with two other bigger agencies and we won the project. This turned out to be our biggest web design project to date.
Became Google AdWords Partner
We officially became a Google Partner, specialising in Ads. To get this, we had to be managing over £10,000 a month of advertising budgets and following Google’s recommended ad practices.
Been Open 2 Years
Graphics Bite reached it’s 2nd birthday and I’ve survived running the company full-time for just over a year.
Got Keys To First Shop
After waiting over a year to find the right location for our first office, we found the perfect place to setup shop. Let the renovations begin…
New Milton Office Officially Open
The most exciting thing that’s happened since I started the company. We finished the renovations and opened our doors to the public!
Sarah Ellen Joins Graphics Bite
Sarah Ellen joined Graphics Bite to be our in-house Graphic Designer and manage the companies Social Media accounts.
We decided to enrol with the biggest business representation group in the UK – FSB. FSB (Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses) are experts in business who offer a wide range of business services including advice, financial expertise & support.
Celebrating 3 Years Of Graphics Bite
3 years ago today I took out the yellow pages and started cold calling businesses to help improve their online image; whether that’s a website re-design or managing their advertising spend.
Guest Speaker @ Kingston University Marketing Degree Show
I was invited down to Kingston University to be a guest speaker at the students end of term Marketing Degree Show. The presentation was based around how I started Graphics Bite and how a digital marketing agency works day-to-day.
Passed AdWords Search & Fundamentals Exam
I’ve passed the Google AdWords Exams 2018, getting certifications in AdWords Search and AdWords Fundamentals. This shows we are qualified to setup and manage your Google Ads.
New Graphics Bite Website Version 4
Our new site is live!! A task I’ve never got round to doing, finally I’ve sat down and re-designed our website from scratch to be as clean and perfect as possible.
Celebrating 4 Years Of Graphics Bite
Graphics Bite has made it to it’s 4th year of trading. We’ll be spending 2019 building on the success we had in 2018.
Reached 50 Reviews on TrustPilot
We love to push our customers to leave a review once any work is finished, to help any potential customers get an understanding of the quality of our work and how we operate. We’ve just received our 50th published review on TrustPilot.
With Checkatrade opening their doors to web designers and IT companies, we’ve jumped straight on to be the first marketing agency in the New Forest listed on their directory. We plan to use Checkatrade to promote our fantastic client feedback and boost our dominance as the local leaders in the industry.
We’ve Moved Shop! GB Version 2.0
After two years at the first office, we’ve now moved on to a bigger space. We’ve just picked up the keys and are spending the next few weeks renovating the shop. We’re looking to be finished by the end of July.
Reached 50 Reviews on Google & Yell
YEP. The BIG 50. Customers can only leave a Google review by already having an existing Gmail / GSuite account, so we think it’s great we’ve managed to nag enough of our Google loving clients to reach 50 solid reviews on Google & Yell.com. I guess the next goal is 100…
Officially Trademark Protected™
It’s taken a while but after 4 years we’ve finally got round to trademarking the business name and logo, keeping us protected from copycats.
New Signage Is Up
Finally we’ve got our signage up on the new office! Thanking New Forest Signs for their hard work on getting this made and ready within two weeks of ordering.
The Office is Finally Ready
We’ve been renovating the shop since we got the keys in June and have finally finished. As you can see, this year we decided to get right into the Christmas spirit!
Designed 250+ Websites
We’ve just finished designing and publishing our clients latest website; “Paces & Paws”, which now takes us to over 250 websites designed for our clients.
5 Years of Business
I’d like to thank all my clients who helped make 2019 the best year yet! The business has come along way since launch in 2015, and it’s hard to imagine we would be here 5 years later.
Revamped Our Website – Version 5
Our current website was no longer fit for purpose, so we’ve used the downtime in the pandemic to completely rebuild it from scratch and we’re really happy with the results!
Local Newspaper Article 📰
Featured in the New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times for offering free website design services for 5 selected local businesses that have been running for less than 6 months and have been affected hard by COVID-19.🦠
6 Years Of Business (Pandemic Survived)
It’s been a “very different” year for all businesses thanks to the COVID outbreak, and I’m super grateful that after an initial loss of clients at the start of the pandemic, things have shot the other way and have worked in our favour, demonstrating how important having your business online is – more so than ever before! I’m looking forward to things getting back to “normal” and I’m certain there will be lots of new businesses opening throughout 2021!
We Now Offer Finance
We’ve partnered with iwocaPay to offer finance options for our clients! This means clients can pay 30 days later, interest free or spread them over 90 days with a low interest rate. clients the option of financing their projects with us, whether that’s a new website, graphic design work or even advertising management services. Click here for more info
Designed 300+ Websites
We’ve now designed over 300 websites from scratch, averaging around 50 website builds a year since we started back in 2015!
Ivan Joins The Team
Super thrilled to officially welcome Ivan to the team, our new full-time Web Developer! Since starting, he’s settled in perfectly! 🤝
Ivan’s looking forward to designing websites for more local businesses over the coming months. 🧑💻
Deciding to take the business to the next level in 2021, we’ve finally become VAT registered. This means VAT registered clients can now claim back 20% of their spend with us.
Sponsoring New Milton Town FC for 2021-2023
We’re pleased to be sponsoring New Milton Town FC on their journey this season! ⚽️🏆 The pitch-side advertising board is looking 🔥
Click here to read more on this.
7 Years of Business
Thanks to all our clients who stuck with us throughout 2021. After a deserved Christmas break, we’ve returned to celebrate 7 years of business. Here’s to 2022! 📆
Won ‘Web Design Agency of the Year’ Award!
🏆 AWARD TIME 🏆
We’ve won the South of England Prestige Awards ‘Web Design Agency of the Year’ for Hampshire! 🥇🍾
Prestige Awards Winners Event
After winning ‘Web Design Agency of the Year 2021/22’ for Hampshire last month, we attended the awards event at The Solent Hotel to pick up the award and have some photos taken by the organisers! 📸
Reached 75 Google Reviews
When customers are searching for our business, our Google reviews stand out and help separate us from the rest. Our clients have now helped us reach 75 verified Google reviews! To read these reviews, click here.
Reached 100 Trustpilot Reviews
Just over 3 years ago we hit 50 reviews on Trustpilot. Now we’ve doubled that with 100 verified reviews on the platform. Collecting feedback this way allows new clients to read and understand what it’s really like to work with us. Click here to see our Trustpilot page.