Here at UE we really believe in making the most of and learning from the people around you and that’s why MD, Jon Ellard has decided to launch Witney Juice, a new business networking and development group for West Oxfordshire.
Having attended several networking groups and events Jon felt that there was more that could be made of the time and skills of the people that were attending.
“I have been to many networking groups but Juice is the only local one that mixes business support, information sharing and referrals. Referrals will only increase from fellow businesses you trust and understand”
To help launch this new group, Jon decided to use the skills of the UE Design team and set Mark, Sasha and Niki Forecast to work on the visual identity, print work and website design. For Niki, our part-time intern, this was an opportunity to design and build an entire website from scratch, something she had never done before.
“ I really enjoyed working on the Juice site as it gave me the change to work on a project from beginning to end. I particularly enjoyed the design aspect, as it is not something, which I get to do much of in my degree. I had regular crits with the senior designers at UE and the whole project has been a fantastic learning curve.”
Since it’s launch a few weeks ago, Witney juice has already gained several members from a variety of business sectors, all operating in and around the Witney area. Despite this they are always on the lookout for more members and are making use of social media and QR codes to do this.
“We have made the group an independent group so there us no joining fee. Promotional activity will be conducted through the power of social media which will keep the costs of the group minimal. Keep an eye out for our brand and QR Codes”
A results driven, self-motivated and resourceful director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen client relationships. With 14 years marketing experience Jon’s main focus is to ensure clients receive return on investment from their online investment. Jon has excellent people skills and possesses the valuable ability to explain technically-complex subjects and make them comprehensible.