Time flies when you’re busy working on creative design, web design and digital marketing.
Or at least that’s according founders of Nantwich-based TRCREATIVE which is celebrating a decade of creativity this month.
One minute baby steps, as the business gets off the ground, and before you know it double figures!
Co-founder Lynsey Edwards tells us: “We’re delighted to hit this special milestone.”
She and fell co-founder Mike Lawson met and bonded over fonts and layouts while working for other agencies.
Both shared a passion to set up a design studio, therefore it made perfect sense to form a creative partnership and start their own business.
Established in 2009, TRCREATIVE was born in a barn in Brereton, near Holmes Chapel.
“It was an old barn,” remember Lynsey. “No heating and no bean-to-cup coffee machine but it was a great creative space.
“It was soon a hub of activity and innovative design, starting with leaflets, logos and websites.”
Richard Rankin, the founder of Team Rewards, a firm specialising in employee benefits, is also part of TRCREATIVE’s success story.
“Richard owned the barn and put a roof over our heads 10 years ago,” explains Lynsey.
“His business experience and mentoring have also been invaluable.”
Indeed, the “TR” in TRCREATIVE, is a nod to Team Rewards and Richard is still very much involved as the two businesses continue to work closely together today.
Ten years has meant a few changes, of course, and one of those has been a major office upgrade – home is now a characterful building in Nantwich.
The passion to create, develop and produce exceptional work for clients is as focused as it ever was, however.
The firm’s client roster includes celebrities Clare Balding and Charlotte Hawkins; Pets at Home; Clive Christian; Cheshire West & Chester Council and the NHS.
“From a big dream and an old barn to a thriving team in a vibrant design studio, we’ve come a long way,” adds Lynsey.
“Technology and contemporary culture have a big impact on our industry, so we’re always thinking ‘what next?’
“But first, the office party!”