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Our client is a highly respected and valued Insurance broker in Manchester, specialising in a range of automotive products and services.The company are currently going through a significant phase of expansion due to exceptional ...
Our client is a highly respected and valued Insurance broker in Manchester, specialising in a range of automotive products and services.The company are currently going through a significant phase of expansion due to exceptional levels of customer service, the company are growing at a fast pace.A rare opportunity has arose within the company, looking for a Graphic Designer to work within its marketing team. Working alongside another Designer, you will collaborate on a wide range of both print and digital design work. The role will be varied and fast paced and will include working on advertising collateral including direct marketing campaigns, web banners, HTML emails, exhibition stands and various press adverts. Ideally you will be a competent Graphic Designer with the ability to carry out work from concept through to final artwork, adhering to company brand guidelines.Its a nice, in-house working environment with a range of benefits. Based in Manchester working in a small marketing team, it makes it a very rewarding position.Ideally you will have at least 2-3 years commercial experience.Benefits - plus many more-30 days holiday -Pension scheme-Childcare vouchers-Life cover-Travel expenses -Cycle to work scheme
An exciting Video Marketing Agency is looking for a Sales and Marketing executive to help market the agency and build new relationships with prospective clients on behalf of the agency.This agency work with some of the top ...
An exciting Video Marketing Agency is looking for a Sales and Marketing executive to help market the agency and build new relationships with prospective clients on behalf of the agency.This agency work with some of the top names in retail and create stunning, high end videos and films to showcase their products, services and business. You will get the opportunity to utilise e-mail marketing, social media, video content, blogs and press releases to market the business. Networking events and conferences will also be a plenty giving you the opportunity to meet lots of new people to talk to them about their businesses, and see if any of your services would be relevant to them. The ideal individual for this role will have some understanding of Marketing / Design / Creative and will have some form of sales / business development experience. You must have a great personality, and understand what it takes to build long lasting relationships. The agency is a fun, work hard / play hard environment that values people and producing fantastic work. Salary is 16,000 - 20,000 plus commission.
Do you have confidence enough in your web skills to lead the digital client service within an agency?This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile Front End Web Developer (with some degree of design ability), to join a ...
Orchard is recruiting for a fast growing business that specialises in business solutions and project management software, based in Wilmslow. Since the inception of the business over 10 years ago, they have grown to have ...
Orchard is recruiting for a fast growing business that specialises in business solutions and project management software, based in Wilmslow. Since the inception of the business over 10 years ago, they have grown to have a strong influence in their market space and are now looking for a content executive to join their rapidly growing team. As content executive, you would be responsible for creating a wide variety of content and implementing this across a variety of channels. Working closely with the business manager, you would be responsible for managing the content strategy. The main focus of this would be producing a variety of content for the website, blog writing, writing content for sales collateral and content for software guides and product guides. There would be a focus on social media and e-mail marketing also. As their products are quite complex, your role would be to help potential clients and customers understand the unique value and purpose of the various forms of writing and content. The ideal candidate would have at least 2 years experience in writing for a B2B audience and would be a strong writer with a creative eye. This role is in the process of recruitment at the moment, so please submit a copy of your CV if you would like to apply.
This successful digital marketing company are in the process of setting up an internal agency to service a range of internationally renowned brands. As part of this expansion they are looking for a talented designer to join ...
This successful digital marketing company are in the process of setting up an internal agency to service a range of internationally renowned brands. As part of this expansion they are looking for a talented designer to join them to help them create the next generation of their suite of products based from their landmark building in Leeds city centre. Together with the wider creative team, you will be responsible for redesigning a range of mobile apps for apple and android, as well as working on the organisations suite of websites - many of which receive a high volume of visitors. You will be paired with a dedicated UX designer with whom you will work closely to produce the most user friendly design solution possible. In order to be suitable, you should have a couple of years digital design experience under your belt and a portfolio you are really proud of. No web development skills are needed for this role, but suitable candidates should have an understanding of what is and isn't possible with code. The company offer a relaxed and friendly working environment, regular training and reviews and a very long list of extra perks including healthcare, discounts from apple products, life cover and much more.
Are you a Designer looking for more of an exciting variation of projects?Here is a vacancy for an agency working in the events sector for national and international client base. Offices based in Leeds within reach from most ...
Are you a Designer looking for more of an exciting variation of projects?Here is a vacancy for an agency working in the events sector for national and international client base. Offices based in Leeds within reach from most parts of West Yorkshire and further afield.Working along side the Head of Creative and another designer, you will be responsible for assisting with the design development of projects through to completion for events all over the world. This will cover event branding, large format displays, printed marketing collateral, Powerpoint presentations, event invitations, e-marketing and web banners.Understandably your experience and abilities might not stretch across all of the disciplines above, but you should have covered a good number of them. You will be an expert in InDesign, Illustrator,Photoshop with at least some working knowledge of Word and Powerpoint. Wordpress would also be beneficial but not a necessity.You will be enthusiastic and driven, willing to lend a hand in anything. Creatively and technically minded and meticulous in your approach to artwork. As comfortable working independently as you are in a team. Finally you will be educated up to BA or HND level in a graphic design or related subject.This is truly a great role for a passionate individual looking for something extra in their day to day job.
We are working with an outstanding full service digital communications agency based in South Manchester who are looking for a highly conceptual Junior graphic designer. Following an awesome year of success, this small agency ...
We are working with an outstanding full service digital communications agency based in South Manchester who are looking for a highly conceptual Junior graphic designer. Following an awesome year of success, this small agency are big on creative output and encourage collaboration across their creative team. Their work encompasses a real mix of clients and disciplines such as Creative, Digital, Brand Strategy, Exhibition and Campaign Design. You will be working on a multitude of different projects, from traditional print through to online/digital material. Working as part of a small creative team, led by a very talented Creative Director; you'll be a strong creative thinker, but have the key technical skills to take your idea from inception to completion when it comes to the design production. You'll have the opportunity to work on a growing client base and work with some really cool and well know brands - household names to start up businesses. There will be opportunity to work on presentations, pitch work and throughout will be lots of scope to work with the clients on developing the perfect creative solution.This is a great time to join this forward-thinking agency and grow with them - it would especially suit those wanting to progress their design career and work on some beautiful graphic design.Please apply if you want to join this very personable, driven and growing agency.
Do you consider yourself a digital enthusiast, rather than pigeonholing yourself as just a developer?My client here is an intriguing company who create live experiences and environments for commercial clients. In effect ...
Freelance Digital Project Manager - 300 p/dAn exciting new project has arisen with a top European client, requiring 3 to 6 months worth of Senior DPM input on a large scale design and build project.Day rate will range from ...
Freelance Digital Project Manager - 300 p/dAn exciting new project has arisen with a top European client, requiring 3 to 6 months worth of Senior DPM input on a large scale design and build project.Day rate will range from 250 - 300 GBP per day. Manchester based, with possible European travel involved (max once or twice per month).Youll not only get the opportunity to work with a team of top level Digital specialists on this project (its a great team with a good vibe), youll also have the opportunity to be skilled up on specific areas of your PM skillset that you may feel need developing or strengthening whilst contracting.This is to start ASAP, so please get in touch immediately if you are interested.
We have opportunities for driven, enthusiastic, and personable individuals to join our recruitment team in the Leeds office.
You will not be restricted by sector, client list or vertical. There's chance to work on ...
We have opportunities for driven, enthusiastic, and personable individuals to join our recruitment team in the Leeds office.
You will not be restricted by sector, client list or vertical. There's chance to work on Agency, Marketing, or Creative/Digital freelance desks.
This role enables you to take your existing client relationships and work across our full client database.
Consider applying If you want to be in control of your earnings, build meaningful relationships, and work in an enjoyable environment.
All recruitment companies operate in different ways. Finding the right company is as big a challenge as finding the right individual is for us.
We have a wide range of clients within our speciality: Digital, Creative, and Marketing recruitment. We're a privately owned, independent recruitment business.
Our head office is in Manchester and our second office is in Leeds. We have been trading successfully from these offices for over 20 years. Over the years we have developed into the largest independent recruiter of our kind in the North of England.
We enjoy our sector... actually we're passionate and fairly compulsive about our sector, so you'll often find us at educational and social industry events in the evening and during regular office hours.
To be successful at Orchard you will need to share our passion for the Digital, Creative, or Marketing industry. You'll need a real thirst to learn, and to develop as an individual. Our consultants work in their own way and we take a relaxed approach to KPI's.
If you need a 'whip cracking' to keep you motivated, we're probably not the right company for you.
We all work hard, in a manner that makes our environment enjoyable, and keeps our clients happy. Our team and our environment are important to us.
Our consultants work with an allocated client base to ensure that they have sufficient work and to ensure that all our clients receive the service they deserve.
Our regular hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. We're also happy if you're the type of person who prefers to finish what they're doing rather than clocking off. We believe in allowing you the freedom to do work in a deadline-free environment.
If you have experience managing and developing a client base, have excellent communication skills, and have a passion for the creative industry you'll enjoy a career with us.
Get in touch. We're happy to talk through what we do in more depth.
Extra benefits of working at Orchard:
On top of your regular holiday entitlement, we'll start adding on an extra day for every two years you work with us. You will also receive a day off for your birthday each year, as well as an additional day at Christmas as we close our offices for the whole Christmas period.
After two years with us, you can join our private health scheme.
After one year with us, we can add you to our pension scheme, if you haven't already joined, and we'll start making some contributions. This is non contributory, but of course you are welcome to add your own contribution if you wish.
Looking to further your education in digital, marketing, creative, or recruitment whilst with us? We will split the cost of your chosen studies, up to £500 per year.
We offer £25 per month, claimable against your gym membership.
Thinking of jumping off a cliff to raise funds for cancer research? Or maybe taking on a 10k assault course to help the homeless? We will split the cost of your event entry fee, up to £100 per year.
For those who want to play, we contribute a percentage of our profits annually into the pot and you get to decide, along with your colleagues, what you would like to do. Paintballing, a trip to the theatre, go-karting, meals out, spa days....if you have an idea, throw it in the pot and we will pick up the tab.
If you take less then 3 days sick leave a year, we will give you an additional £250 bonus.
End of Year Fun
Every year we look to organise a get away event to celebrate our year's success, and help you celebrate all your hard work.
Long Service Awards
We like to acknowledge your dedication as you progress your career with us, and we have a series of rewards we award at 2, 5, 10 and even 20 years. And yes, we do have some of our team who have their 20 year anniversary within sight!
This season see's the return of our #OrchardShoots Fantasy Premier League for the eighth year ...
This season see's the return of our #OrchardShoots Fantasy Premier League for the eighth year running.
We’re now accepting teams to battle it out in our famous #OrchardShoots league.
It's the usual format when it come's to choosing your squad for the new season, you have a budget of £100 million for your 15 chosen players or one Paul Pogba if you believe what the British papers are saying is the going rate.
If you’ve been involved before then you know the drill. Build your team, choose your colours and then come up with a terrible pun for your team name.
If you’ve never played, or don’t know anything about football then that’s OK! Simply sign-up and have your squad randomly filled with available players and maybe fluke your way to success.
To keep things official we've even got our own trophy and if you're victorious your name could be forever engraved on the plaque. It's 16 inches tall and a glistening symbol of victory for the winner. There's also a football shirt of your choice up for grabs if you can claim victory come the end of the season.
#OrchardShoots is the hashtag you'll need to get involved in on Twitter with our extremely competitive consulatants and other participants in the league.
Pick your squad wisely for the season and don't end up being one of those people who end up using their wildcard in the second week of the season.
Best of luck from everyone, well everyone except the super competitive ones, here at Orchard.
How to enter
Sign up at fantasy.premierleague.com, pick your squad, and then enter the #OrchardShoots league. We'll see you there!
Due to transformation work on the network, trams to Salford Quays are now not running until ...
Due to transformation work on the network, trams to Salford Quays are now not running until the end of August.
If you are travelling to Orchard for an interview please use the replacement ‘X2' bus service which will be running every 10 minutes during the working day.
The X2 replacement bus will call at the following tram stops:
- Piccadilly Station
- Trafford Bar
- Exchange Quay
- Salford Quays
- Harbour City
X2 Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday - 6am – 11.30pm
Friday and Saturday - 6am – 12.30am
Sunday & Public Hols - 7.30am – 10pm
Monday - Thursday - 6am – 11.30pm
Sunday & Public Hols - 7:30am - 10.45pm
As long as you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that UEFA’s Euro 2016 tournament ...
As long as you haven't been living under a rock, you'll know that UEFA’s Euro 2016 tournament kicks off tonight.
We've taken a look at two separate studies which suggest that TV isn’t the only option for brands who are looking to engage with fans during the tournament.
Companies need to look past the obvious choices if they want to capitalise on the opportunities surrounding Euro 2016. They should be looking to target women as well as men across online, radio, print and mobile instead of just TV.
Kantar Media carried out a study into UK football fans and their study shown that there are 7.7 million female football fans in the UK, which is 33% of the UK’s 23.1 million football fans. No surprise that football is the UK’s most popular sport, followed by tennis, Formula One, rugby union and athletics.
Age wise, of the 1,000 consumers sampled in the UK, the largest proportion of people interested in football are aged 35-54 (48%), while 32% are 18-34 and just 20% are over the age of 55.
TV is the most popular way audiences consume football content, 93% of people interested in football choose TV as the way to watch in the UK. For brands to prosper when it comes to engagement with fans during the Euros, they should be looking for audiences beyond the TV fan base.
A massive amount of people, 76%, will also watch online and outside of TV and online, 62% of football fans will read about football in print media, 58% will listen on the radio, surprisingly only 51% will attend live games and 43% will interact via their mobile phones – this being a figure that will shoot up with the popularity of social media and sport apps.
Social media is absolutely massive for brands this summer, take for example this piece from Nandos, they've put together a Euros Starting Eleven made up of brilliant players puns using their menu. Great piece of free content that's very timely and fits in with Nandos typical content on Twitter.
Not everyone can produce such content and forced content by certain brands can do more harm than good but with all these different channels for people to follow the Euros, there is massive opportunity for brands to engage with a wide variety of people for the tournament.
After our first look at some of our favourite packaging projects, that included Dominos and ...
After our first look at some of our favourite packaging projects, that included Dominos and Pepsi, we’ve decided to put together another collection of packaging pieces that have recently caught our eye.
The latest collection includes a one of a kind beer can and a beautiful collection of packaging for a confectionary shop that is located in Moscow.
First up we have British ice cream brand Jude’s who have recently gone through a full redesign of both it’s packaging and branding.
ASHA’s, the agency tasked with the redesign, have created a new logotype and fresh packaging to better reflect the premium quality that Jude’s Ice Cream offers.
There are fresh brand-new colour combinations across the whole range along with an ice cream kite mark on the front that is coupled with the words “Great British ice cream”.
Jude’s wanted their ice cream to stand out on the shelf, or more likely the freezers, and the new packaging certainly makes it stand out. The tough decision once you've spotted them is then picking which flavour you want to try.
For their 11th Anniversary, 1 Trick Pony created a custom beer with Taft’s Ale House. On further investigation it looks like this has become somewhat of a tradition for the agency each year as they send an “obsessively branded” bottle of alcohol to their clients – it’s even got it’s own name, “The Alcoholidays”.
The latest for this was a can of beer that was sent in a ‘1-Pack’ – this was a gold-foiled box that had a perforated opening on the top to resemble an old beer-can tab. The 1-Pack was designed with lavish art deco inspiration and it has a very luxurious and classy look to it.
Even with the luxurious feel to it, there are still a couple of fun quirks included on the pack, including a faux can top that encourages the recipients to “Have a good one.” The beer itself has similarities to the gift box and is shown in a subtle way.
The 1-Packs were distributed far and wide to the majority of 1 Trick Pony’s clients and it’s easy to see why many of their clients got back in touch for another after putting the first 1-Pack on display in their offices.
Some times there’s a product that is just too good to open and the 1-Pack is certainly one of them.
Nebosvod is a confectionary shop based in Moscow, we’re not expecting you to know of it but if you’ve ever been then we’re extremely jealous. They sell chocolate bars, pastries, cupcakes as well as coffee and tea to wash everything down.
The store recently had an overhaul of their branding and packaging, by PLENUM Brand Consultancy, and the finely drawn illustrations that adorn the packaging certainly make the desserts more desirable.
The new logo is delicate looking and the whole feel of Nebosvod is one of a very classy afternoon tea and the minimalist look of the packaging certainly helps to make their products appealing but at the same time memorable for the cakes and treats themselves.
?We are the only of the few official OpenStack user groups globally.
Users, operators, developers and vendors are all welcome, and we host monthly meetups with a varied schedule of talks and discussion sessions on a wide variety of OpenStack related topics.
You can find out more about OpenStack at https://www.openstack.org/ and about the user groups programme at https://groups.openstack.org/.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting! If you're interested in speaking at our group, or in sponsoring one of our meetings, then please reach out to our organisers.
In case you didn’t see, McrFRED is now part of ‘Together with Google Developers.
McrFRED 40 will be our first Google event and the plan is to watch and discuss some of the key points from Google Progressive Web App Dev Summit.
I’m waiting to hear back if anyone from Google will be able to make it, but one thing is certain, attendees are getting free t-shirts.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Clinic in partnership with MoneyCorp ...
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Clinic in partnership with MoneyCorp on 28th July 2016 to provide local businesses with information about the current foreign exchange environment and how they ...
Exchange rates are affected by a number of things including current affairs, a country’s economic performance, politics and data releases. Since the referendum, the uncertainty surrounding the UK economy has been unsettling leaving many UK exporters and importers in a tough position. The pound has decreased 11% against the Euro and 13% against the dollar since the Brexit vote. While this is making our exports more attractive, our imports are becoming significantly more expensive. With uncertainty being the most certain thing at the moment, Greater Manchester businesses need to protect themselves so that they aren’t seriously affected by the volatility of exchange rates.
Over the next few months there are a number of things that could further affect the rate of the pound, these include:
- Further referendum calls from other EU nations
- UK Prime Minister announcement
- US elections in November
- Bank of England interest rate cuts
- UK quantitative easing programme
- Release of consumer confidence figures
Please note that exporters and importers will take priority over non-exporting/importing companies. Registration will be verified in order to ensure a non-sales environment. We will confirm your registration over email.
If you are unable to make your booked meeting, please cancel at least two working days before the event. Your cancellation must be in writing and sent to email@example.com indicating the event and the number of places you are cancelling. Failure to cancel via email will result in an administrative fee being invoiced to you as follows:
Members - £10+VAT per delegate Non-Members - £15 +VAT per delegate
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rebecca Drakeford on 0161 393 4369.
This event consists of a 30-minute one-to-one session with a currency expert from MoneyCorp providing free, no obligation advice to support Chamber members and ensure they remain commercially successful in these uncertain times.
WHO IS THIS SUITABLE FOR?
Exporters and importers looking for support and advice on exchange rates and currency.
The next NUX Manchester event is Monday 1st August at our home in the office of Rentalcars.com, ...
The next NUX Manchester event is Monday 1st August at our home in the office of Rentalcars.com, at 35 Fountain Street, just behind Primark in Manchester City Centre.
This time Kev Murray & David Draper from Valtech will demonstrate the Lean UX technique of "Assumption Mapping" with a workshop session that will have you taking a new product idea and exploring it from the perspective of identifying and prioritising assumptions.
Lean UX introduced a technique called Assumption Mapping as an approach to identifying areas of uncertainty and hence drive prototyping. We’ve found that this method can be tailored to provide a framework that brings together stakeholders from all disciplines.
In development of a new product or service, this approach can reduce costly mistakes by enabling prioritisation of a range of activities from data analysis and technical exploration through to user research and prototyping.
In this workshop session you will take a new product idea and explore it from the perspective of identifying and prioritising assumptions. We will also share some examples of where this has driven rapid delivery of MVPs as well as supporting avoidance of costly mistakes.
Please note that this event will be an interactive workshop.
About Kev Murray and David Draper
Kev Murray is a Delivery Director at Valtech with over 20 years experience in the industry. Especially passionate about Agile in the Public Sector, Kev manages and oversees the successful digital transformation of GDS exemplars for the Department of Work and Pensions, including the phenomenally successful Carer’s Allowance digital service. He is also highly regarded as an expert on the subject of Agile in the Public Sector. Kev has helped in shaping Valtech’s approaches to integrating our proven software engineering and agile delivery capabilities with increasing user centricity, user informed development and creative practices.
David Draper started his Agile Journey with Agile North in 2003. Since then he’s worked as developer, manager and agile coach for organisations as diverse as New York Stock Exchange, Thales Underwater Systems and numerous departments of Her Majesties Government. As Head of Professional Services at Valtech, David is responsible for working with our teams to support development of tools and approaches that enable us to deliver better outcomes for our customers. David is particularly focused creating projects that are outcome focused and hence able to make choices leading to earlier delivery of benefits.
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