We are 5 years young today!
I said on our birthday last year
"Time flies... it seemed only yesterday I was being made redundant - the kick up the proverbial to set up, take the helm and see how I fared at running an agency. The jury is still out, but the signs look positive..."
The signs are most definitely positive. 75% of clients who joined us in our first year are still with us. Our retained client base has grown threefold which has supported year on year growth with it doubling in the last year.
original clients still with us
growth in client base
growth of company
The last 18 months have been challenging although we were perhaps in a better position than many as we have been a remote agency since day one. Nevertheless, the challenges of homeschooling and gaining significant others as home-office colleagues has impacted our capacity to deliver. Despite this, we were able to do our part to help other organisations cope with their challenges. There is light at the end of the tunnel and delivery capacity is returning to normal.
Rohallion reaching this milestone wouldn’t have been possible without our clients and contributions from many people. My colleagues in the adventure, Rob, Ruth, Fay and John; our partners freistil IT, in particular, Jochen Lillich for his sage advice and guidance; over the last year, Michael Murdoch at The House has been invaluable with his coaching and mentoring to help us reach the next stage in our journey; Ellie, and everyone in the Agency Collective has made the last year not only much more fun but also provided invaluable advice and opinions.
What will a similar article look like when Rohallion turns 10, 15, or even 20 years old? My crystal ball is broken although with the solid foundation we have created we plan to grow the team sustainably so we can maintain our high standards. This will allows us to service more purpose driven organisations, helping them to grow and most importantly helping them to support the communities they work with.
The immediate future is exciting with some great client projects underway and due to launch in the coming months. Watch this space!
Duncan has 20 years experience of digital from agencies to the higher education sector. He specialises in applying open source technology to deliver strategic value and meet business goals.