Big Review 2016

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2016 was a very singular year for many reasons and here at Big we have our own special reasons to remember it well. From new members of the team and new projects to a number of personal and professional celebrations. Read on!

Big Group celebrated 25 years of business in 2016 – 25 seems like forever and yesterday at the same time. Whilst the typewriter and the carbon printer have all moved to the museum what hasn’t changed is our commitment to the best possible value and service for our clients. Our anniversary highlight, if we say so ourselves, was a truly wonderful party at London’s Physic Garden in June, a magical night.

25th Anniversary Celebrations
2016 also saw us recognised as...

Number 1 Digital Agency in the UK! The annual Digital Census is conducted by The Drum Digital Marketing Magazine and they said we were, 'best in class' as rated by clients across a range of metrics. This was a really amazing accolade, especially in our anniversary year and all credit to the Big Team who make this happen day after day!

No.1 in the Drum Digital Census Elite 2016
Best in Class

Across the business, we were also recognised at several award ceremonies ranging from instore design for Motorola, Content production for Zalando and Social Media for Hyundai.

Hyundai, Motorola. Zalando

Honourable Mention

The publishers Houghton & Mifflin even included our Oscars infographic in their annual Best Infographics of 2016 compendium. Check out the graphic in full. 
Best American Infographics 2016
Big Got Bigger

We were equally busy growing the team and have 44 new colleagues in London and Newbury, this expansion led us to taking on a Big Barn! This beautiful beamed 17th Century Barn and Farmhouse is situated close to Newbury Racecourse and will be the HQ for m4, Big Group Insight and Big Group Retail, with upgraded connectivity between our two offices. Renovations have commenced for an April opening.
The Barn
Well Done! Congratulations also went out to Nick, Ed, Alice, Tim and Alistair who all got married in 2016 and for Justin's new bouncing baby little Harry Bulley. 
Our Partners

We continue to source world class partners to ensure our clients get the very best of insight, efficiency and value and we are pleased to work with these great tech brands.
Partner logos: Salesforce, Traction Digital, Office 365, Sitecore, Rackspace, Synthesio, Experian Hitwise
And Welcome

2016 was a very busy year and we’ve welcomed new clients on board as well as new team members. A warm welcome to The Compass Group, Pfizer, COLT, Cisco, LG, Motorola, and Renaissance Learning amongst others who are new to the Group. And last, but not least, we are pleased to introduce you to the new Big faces of 2016!

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From top left
Carrie Audritt, Account Manager; Hannah Baillie, Social Media Executive; Natalie Brock, Senior Account Manager Events; Ben Eames, Content Executive; Frankie Hall, Account Executive; Jelisa Hewitt, Finance & HR Administrator; Patrick Hussey, Social Strategy Manager; Hyunmi Lee, Graphic Designer; Michael Ludlam, SD & Motion Graphics Designer; Alistair Mawas, Head of Events; Alex McKenna, Account Executive; Claudine Metkowski, Senior Account Executive; Dominic Ngo, IT Support Technician; Christopher Parsons, Front End Developer; Stuart Powell, Event Manager; Mara Pukite, Graphic Designer; Michael Robinson, Senior Account Manager; Radi Shakov, Operations Assistant; Sam Skivington, Technical Lead; Sophie Slade, Middleweight Designer; Katie Smith, HR Advisor; Conor Snowball, Events Assistant; Andrew Storrar, Business Director; Charlotte Taylor, Content Dev & Graphic Designer; Jamie Warren, Technology & Innovation Director; Isambard Wheeler-Artwell, Trainee Developer; Jason Williams, Business Development Director; Alexa, Amazon Echo.
Looking Ahead

2017 promises to be an exciting and challenging year for all UK Businesses but we’re confident that our team can continue to deliver the very best results based on our values of Thinking Big, Delivering Excellence and doing it Side by Side with you.

All the best for the year ahead.
Thank you all for your support. And all best wishes for 2017