It was another fun-packed month which began with our presentation on ’embedding a new brand’ at the Universities UK annual MarComms conference in London and then continued at pace with consultation, review, and listening projects in full-swing with Robert Gordon University, Brunel University London, Swansea University, and the University of Salford.

And look-out for the announcement of 4 or 5 new business wins in January as our growth goes into festive overdrive!

To close a record-breaking year – and with thanks to all of our clients, partners, and supporters – check out Michael’s annual festive poem and e-Christmas card greeting, below. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!


Back to the office, hybrid working

Kids in the background, cats twerking🐈

‘Zoomiform’ styling 👔, desktop lighting

All-actions on screen, confirmed in writing

Solutions are flexible, meetings informal

As workers adjust to post-lockdown new normal


But some things DON’T change amid war or elections

It’s those magic encounters, the human connections

The music, the memes, those moments of glee

And the meet-ups in person to converse in 3D

When you’re back in an office and part of a team

And working together in pursuit of a dream


These are the times that distract from the pain,

Of division, recession, the war in Ukraine

Uncertainty, chaos, a run on the bank

Spending a fortune to fill-up your tank

Farewell to her majesty, an era bygone😥

For those hopeless devotees to Miss Newton-John


So, another tough year when our patience ran thin

As we count down the days for a new year to begin

But before we sign-off on a year full of drama

Let us send you best wishes and lots of good karma

For a festive season with the ones that you love

With all of the blessings that come from above🙏

And thanks for your business, your friendship, and care

Have a wonderful Christmas – and see you next year…!


(A donation was made to our charity of the year, the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation💚 in lieu of the cost of printing and sending festive cards.)