How was it for you?

January and February are often sluggish months in terms of new business activity as the financial year stumbles towards a close, but the start of 2014 has been anything but for Broadgate Communications with a number of new business gains, some interesting alliances and promising signs of spring.

We are delighted to be working with Housing for Women on some strategic communications issues. HfW is a fantastic charity and housing association, which has provided homes and support for women in London since the 1930s. They also provide targeted services for women who have suffered domestic violence, been trafficked for prostitution and for mothers leaving prison. You can follow their activity at @Housing4Women.

Meanwhile, we have also been working alongside Lewisham Homes - @lewishamhomes - on a couple of communications projects following our involvement with Lewisham Council on its housing futures project in 2013.

On the commercial front, we are enjoying working with the local regional marketing teams of Savills (UK) Ltd on a range of campaigns in newspapers and magazines and have recently added the BVRLA (the trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing sector) to our ever-expanding list of clients based near our office in Buckinghamshire. Follow @SavillsUK and @bvrla for more information.

Talking of Buckinghamshire, we have recently been selected to be on Buckinghamshire County Council’s list of approved suppliers for marketing and communications. We look forward to working with the Council over the coming years. 

Finally, two of our business alliances are going from strength to strength. Our partnership with Emerald whose website and smart phone developments we help market to the social housing sector has generated significant interest among existing and potential clients looking for opportunities to promote self-serve options and drive customer satisfaction. In parallel, our joint offering with Page Tiger of “smart” digital publications for the housing sector is gaining traction as associations see the cost benefits and readers understand the added value they get from the online versions. Here is one recent example.

By the way, are those daffodils I can see out of my window?

David Whelpton

Director - Broadgate Communications