We’re delighted to announce the next date in a series of digital marketing workshops that we are delivering for the Women2Web programme.
Women2Web provides the opportunity for female business owners in Worcestershire to access free training and interactive workshops to help start their own business and support business growth.
Later this month on January 25th, we’ll be running our ‘Welcome to Google’ workshop at Malvern Cube. The interactive session will provide entrepreneurs with an introduction to Google and the various tools available under its umbrella to support SMEs. This will include a brief look at Google analytics, Google surveys, Google Ads and even Google calendars to juggle busy family life.
As with all of our workshops, it will be a very hands on session with plenty of opportunity for questions and interaction. To book your free place, simply visit the Finditinworcestershire website. As well as the funded course, Women2Web also provide childcare to make it even easier to attend.
We’ll be running a number of courses for Women2Web between January and March 2016. Topics include SEO, Social Media for business, and setting up an online shop. Be sure to keep an eye on our blog for more details and forthcoming dates.
We hope to see you there.
Our very own Director Matt Lloyd is participating in this years RideLondon taking place on Sunday 1st August. Cycling 100miles around many famous London sights, Matt is raising money on behalf of our retained client Leukaemia CARE.
Matt aims to raise £500 for the charity and to help towards his final fundraising push he will be having his legs waxed for donations next Friday at Stripes Beauty Boutique in Worcester.
Matt says ‘Working closely with Leukaemia CARE I hear about the patients and their families and really wanted to do something to support such a great team and the services they provide. I cycle, so this was the perfect challenge for me. It will push my boundaries, especially the box hill section of the route!’
Matt has it on good authority from many of his cycling friends that smooth legs will help him go faster. We think they might just want to see him in pain. Surprisingly or not, we’ve had a few clients and even more members of the Ventutec team wanting to be the first to rip off a strip of wax! Good luck Matt !!
If you would like to help Matt reach his fundraising target and sponsor him to have his legs waxed, please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/mattlloyd100miles
With the up and coming election in sight, Ventutec have been working hard on their latest web offering, a new website which matches individuals views against the votes of their MP and their local community.
YourDemocracy.org.uk, the brain child of John Hunter, aims to give more clarity between MPs and their voters.
The Your Democracy website checks the answers to questions posed to MPs in parliament over the last 4 years against all 650 MPs, giving the user the opportunity to see how their values match those of their MP.
John hopes to see the website play a key role amongst voters, proving an easy, accessible site for the public to put questions to their MPs and to understand if their MP has truly fought for their values and those of the wider constituency during this parliament.
Matt Lloyd, Ventutec Director said “We thought John’s idea was great. We often don’t have enough visibility of our MP’s policies, what they are standing for and what that could mean to us as those living within the local constituency. Your Democracy gives us as voters the power to find out more information, to match our views with those of our local MP’s. The site will definitely allow us to make a better informed vote”
We’re delighted to welcome two new Web Developers to our growing team!
Madhavi Chavan and Anshulee Gupte have joined the Ventutec Team as Web Developers in response to the increase in demand for bespoke web development.
Having gained a Masters in Computer Application in Pune University in India, Madhavi has worked on a whole range of web development projects and bespoke applications within the stock market and insurance sector, and has also worked with APIs for Facebook and Twitter.
Anshulee also holds a Masters in Physics (Electronics) from the University of Mumbai and has particular expertise in development for ecommerce websites and social media, having worked for a large ecommerce brand prior to joining Ventutec.
Both Madhavi and Anshulee have hit the ground running! They are already working on some of our exciting web projects and the whole team is delighted to have them on board.
Our development team has expanded once again as we give a big warm welcome to Madhavi Chavan.
Madhavi will be working on some of our technical website projects and back office functionality. She joins us from previous development roles within the insurance sector.
The girls took the opportunity to welcome Madhavi to the team with a lunch in the sun.
We’ve heard great things about Madhavi and her husbands cooking skills so we are very excited for things to come.
Today it became official, we are part of the Worcestershire County Cricket Club team providing them with digital support for the next six years.
The digital partnership started with the design and development of the cricket club’s new website that offers a fresh, modern design with more efficient user navigation, allowing WCCC to provide timely information to their fans.
We also designed and developed a new site for New Road Events, the brand new conferencing and event facilities within the cricket club’s grounds. The site showcases the new facilities after its complete refurbishment, providing an impressive platform to match the quality of the new development.
Worcestershire Business Development Director Jon Graham said: “It’s full speed ahead for us into the new cricket season. It’s great to have a digital partner that has fully bought into our future vision. The team at Ventutec and the marketing department at WCCC have worked tirelessly over the winter months with special mentions to Zoe Francis (Ventutec) and Carrie Lloyd (WCCC) for doing a fantastic job to ensure that we now have a website that staff, members and all supporters can be proud of.”
The launch of the new club website shows the resilience and strength of WCCC following this years floods. Jon followed with “WCCC are really embracing their digital platform and moving with the times. Ventutec Ltd are able to support us and deliver against our digital plans. This is just the start of things to come, it’s going to be a very exciting new season with lots more potential interaction for fans and visitors to the club.”
The launch of the new website is just the start of the digital projects that we will launch for WCCC throughout the partnership. More functionality will soon be added to the website to enhance the clubs digital presence and improve the users overall experience.
You can view more about the website project here
There’s never been a better time to be part of the Ventutec team. On 1 July 2013, we acquired NinetyFive Creative Ltd (http://www.ninetyfivecreative.com) to form one of the biggest Creative Design and Digital Agencies in Worcestershire and will now deliver all client work under the NinetyFive Creative brand.
As a result of this acquisition, we have ambitious growth plans, exciting client projects to deliver and a growing team of talented individuals who value teamwork, creativity and professionalism.
Due to the increase in client work we are now recruiting for three exciting new positions within the team. A PHP Web Developer to work across clients web projects, a Lead Digital Creative and a Digital Creative.
If you would like to become part of an creative, dynamic and successful team visit our careers page to find out more and for details of how to apply.
We are delighted to announce that this morning we completed the acquisition of local Worcester based creative agency NinetyFive Creative Ltd. The acquisition is part of our ambitious growth plans and we are really pleased to have the NinetyFive creative team on board with us. Read more…
On Saturday, Worcester Rotary Club marched through the town accompanied by their own band.
To show our support to the community, we sponsored one of the signage boards and whilst out in town one of the Ventutec team spotted our sponsorship.
As the old saying goes ‘any publicity is good publicity’ and today our Goggle Eyes App is mentioned in the press as one of the top 20 pointless apps.
A team of experts scoured the web and compiled a list of apps considered pointless. A panel of 2,000 people were then asked to vote and Goggle eyes was awarded the fourth position.
Read the full story here