2016 is go!
A belated Happy New Year to everyone out there. It’s been an exciting end of 2015 and start to 2016 for CHEC, with a lot going on that will hopefully make the next twelve months busy and profitable.
Changes started back in November of last year with a bit of a staff shake-up. We said a sad goodbye to our friend and colleague Jennie Williams when her one-year contract with us came to an end and she returned to working full time on her own disability charity Enhance The UK. Jennie worked hard during her twelve months with us, helping us to update our website and grow our social media presence on Facebook and Twitter as well as acting as a liaison between us and various residential homes, going out and telling people about what we offered. We are grateful to Jennie for all she did for us and hope that she stays in touch with us in the future.
We are happy to announce that Dan Barber, Matt’s brother and Graham’s son, has returned to us in the role of Production Manager. During his time away from CHEC, Dan studied Garden Design at Plumpton College before working with Jack Dunkley at his nursery in Birchfield. Dan brings with him considerable design and artistic skills and has even had a garden he designed with Jack exhibited at Chelsea! Dan now hopes to continue to develop his garden design at the same time as fulfilling his new role within CHEC, bringing new skills and products to our range.
My main task this year has been to work alongside Dan to adapt and update our promotional materials as well as producing a large print backdrop and other signage for CHEC to use at a number of upcoming exhibitions for local small businesses and social firms. These events will hopefully allow us to explain the services that CHEC provides in a face-to-face environment and gain some new customers.
As well as moving into the area of large format printing, banners and portable signage, Dan has been investigating producing images to go onto glass for shop fronts. We are also moving towards producing large scale wall graphics, ideal for both commercial use and mural-style home décor, perfect for children’s bedrooms!
Until next month