We celebrated Dock9’s 7th birthday this week so I thought it a good opportunity for me to take a look back at some of the key moments of the last year below. 2014 was a breakout year for Dock9 - thanks to the team for their effort and exceptional work that made this all possible!
1) New Office
In March we moved from the Docklands to a new, larger office in a central location near Aldgate station. We had outgrown our previous office and needed new space to grow so used that as an opportunity to re-assess the best location for the business, and a City location was the next logical step. We also invested in fitting out the new office to be a creative, unique space.
2) New Team Members
Anders (SEO Manager), Sarah (Social Media Executive), Scarlet (SEO Executive), and Vano (.NET Developer) joined the company during 2014, growing our team to 11 and building out our search engine optimisation and social media marketing offerings.
3) RAR Awards
In March we were finalists at the RAR Awards 2014 for the Design (Under 40 Staff) category. While we didn’t ultimately win we were proud to have made it as finalists.
4) Sitefinity Awards
Telerik Sitefinity is a market-leading Content Management System and online marketing platform which powers the websites of leading brands around the world. Over the past two years we have invested heavily in developing our skillset and expertise with the platform. Our goal is to become one of the leading Sitefinity partner agencies in the UK.
Our successful delivery of client projects on the platform was rewarded with Telerik Sitefinity awarding Dock9 a number of accolades throughout 2014:
- Expertise Award: Financial Services Web Solutions
- Site of the Month: October 2014 (Clegg Gifford)
- Site of the Month: September 2014 (360Globalnet)
- Site of the Month: March 2014 (Private Finance)
Finally, we were named European Sitefinity Partner of the Quarter for Q3, an achievement which we are incredibly proud of.
5) New Clients
In addition to supporting, developing and marketing our existing clients websites we launched a number of major site build projects for new clients in 2014. These include Mill Group, Investors in Homes, 360GlobalNet and Private Finance.