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In 2016 we gave away 1250 business cards. That would be more than 300 each, if new boy Pete hadn’t handed approximately 1173 of them out to unsuspecting young ladies on New Year’s Eve.
We also gave away 22.2kg of jelly beans, 120 selection boxes, 103 ice creams and 60 coffees. The coffee figure would be closer to 60,000 if you include how many were consumed in our Albert House offices, or more like six if you only counted the ones made by Ben (only kidding Ben!) The ice creams were intended for prospective clients, even if one of them ended up in the clutches of a cheeky white van man, while chocaholic Jo is refusing to put a figure on how many selection boxes she got through during a particularly busy couple of weeks in December. And yes, that really is 22.2kg of jelly beans. Suffice to say we hope our dentists aren’t reading this but if they are, we didn’t eat any, honest.
We made two trips to Ellesmere Port and turned our office into one grotto.
We’re pretty sure that there aren’t many accountants who could say that. We’re particularly proud of the grotto part, which helped raise £1408.59 for charity Wirral Kids.
We ordered 1750 pens, 2500 letterheads and 3000 flyers.
The letterheads are kind of important, the flyers make sure as many contractors as possible have heard of us and people just seem to like our lovely shiny pens. Despite all that old-school promotional material, though, we are ecologically sound; any actual paperwork in our genuinely paperless office is instantly scanned and paper copies shredded before heading for the recycling centre.
We sent out 19,552 emails, completed 498 VAT returns and 211 annual confirmation statements.
That’s not bad going for four people, we hope you’ll agree. All in all, it’s been quite a year.
We’re hoping to do even better in 2017 – Pete has given away two dozen business cards this week alone – and although we’ve said it before, it bears repeating: we couldn’t have done any of it without our fantastic clients.
As ever, if you have any questions about anything at all, get in touch. Email Jo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ben (email@example.com) or Pete (firstname.lastname@example.org).