By Lucy Bradley
It has been a very exciting (and chaotic) week for all of the Frogspark team! Monday morning started with a further office move into the beautiful grounds of Darley Abbey Mills. Whilst we all appreciate the stunning views, Rob and Liam are most looking forward to a trip to The Abbey for a pint after work on a Friday! The new office can house up to over 30 new Frogspark members and so is the perfect space to facilitate our plans for expansion over the course of the year. Of course, our famous ping pong table has come with us, however, we’re now on the lookout for a foosball table to add to our games room – an idea one of our web developers, James, is very excited for.
It’s all change at Frogspark. Not only has March bought an office move, but new team members to fill the new office with! We’ve added members to both our Digital Marketing and Web Development teams in the Derby office, and we can’t wait to get started (and see who will beat Rob at ping pong).
George has joined the team as our new Digital Marketing Manager. He brings an enthusiastic approach to all areas digital and thoroughly enjoys meeting our clients to talk about their businesses, and how we can best achieve their goals. Outside of our wonderful new offices, George can normally be found out walking with his amazing girlfriend Anna – so our office location is perfect for that! He is often seen cooking something Mediterranean and of course, cheering on his beloved Derby County.
Mutsa is highly passionate about marketing and loves doing a bit of coding and baking for extra-curricular fun – watch out web dev team! She’s also a menswear design and sneaker fiend and can be found pinning streetwear snaps and random infographics once she’s powered down her MacBook in the office. We asked Mutsa what she was most excited about in coming to Frogspark, “I’m super excited to become a fully fledged team member here at Frogspark, there’s a great team in place with such a varied skill-set so I’m really excited to learn from and create with everyone.”.
Scott is the grown-up of the team (Sounds better than the eldest!). He has (in his own words) “two time consuming young children”. In the evening, Scott is partial to a top quality boxset and is generally a film fan – getting on very well with fellow team member James. Much like other members of the Frogspark team, he follows Derby County and always enjoys going out for a drink, or few, with friends and colleagues – any excuse really. He is also a massive food fan. When it comes to joining the Frogspark team, Scott is most excited for “Working in a creative industry, helping to grow the business and enhancing the customer experience for our clients.”. We’re more than pleased to have him on the team!
Morgan is our latest member of our Web Development team and has been working on everything web for around a year now. When he’s not coding away in the office, Morgan prides himself on being an avid gamer and admits he spends far too much time on his PC – so we’re sure he’ll fit right in with the team. He also likes to wind down by sitting in front of the TV and watches quite a bit of anime. We asked Morgan what excites him most about Frogspark, and he said “I’m most looking forward to advancing my skills and growing as a developer in a relaxed, but professional environment.” – something we’re sure we can provide. Welcome on board Morgan!
Oakley is our second addition to the ever-growing Web Development side of Frogspark, and is yet another gamer for the team – we’re sensing a gaming competition in the near future! He’s also got a passion for MMA and music, so we’ll have to see what he puts on the Frogspark jukebox. Oakley says, “Now that I’ve joined Frogspark, I’m looking forward to progressing my skills and developing fantastic-looking websites for our clients.”, and we’re very pleased to have him join the team.
We’d like to say a massive welcome to our new members, and we’re excited to have you all on board! All our new members bring an impressive skill set to Frogspark, so that we can take on more diverse projects and continue to bring fresh ideas to the company. 2018 has been a great year for Frogspark so far; achieving record sales in Q1, securing some awesome contracts from the likes of the Cathedral Quarter, moving office and doubling our team! We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings for us!