In 2009 UK entrepreneurial spirit reigned supreme and 102,848 companies were established. 52 Degrees North was amongst that number. Fast-forward a decade and on a bright spring day in March 2019, we’ve reached our ten-year milestone!

As with any small business, we spend much of our time looking forward – but with it being our 10th birthday, we’ve also been reflecting on some of the things we’ve achieved over the years.

We’ve delivered over 4300 design projects, won awards, gained postgraduate qualifications, employed staff, apprentices and offered paid student placements. We’ve hit every deadline on time and on budget, seen revenue grow by 479%, moved into our own offices, worked alongside incredible businesses and most importantly, worked shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of inspiring people to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude.

We have had words of wisdom and support from friends and family. Benefitted from objective business advice from other professionals. Enjoyed dedication and hard work from our team, reliability and expertise from our suppliers and opportunity and trust from our clients. We would like to say a huge thank you to you all!

It’s been ten years worth celebrating! So what next?...

New Clients...

What better way to mark our birthday than by welcoming new clients to the 52dn family! We’re delighted to announce that following a successful tender process, we have just been appointed to work alongside the award-winning University of Huddersfield!

The design framework sees us join the Uni’s Agency roster and over the coming years, we’ll be offering creative support to schools and departments across the Uni. Needless to say, we’re absolutely thrilled to have been appointed and can’t wait to get started!

From Higher Education to Pre-school education. 52dn have got even more to celebrate having also recently been appointed by the UK’s leading childcare nursery provider Busy Bees! We’re over the moon to be working with such an exciting brand. Our first project (an animated motion graphic video) complete, we’re looking forward to sharing the results!

New Services...

Introducing the ‘Brand Bag’ – a new creative service designed exclusively for small businesses

Branding is a big word. Say it and most people think of the logos and ad campaigns of global giants like Nike, Starbucks, and Apple. So for some small businesses, contemplating branding can feel like wishful thinking. Surely it’s too costly, complex, and sophisticated an endeavour for a small business right? 

Wrong...

To coincide with our tenth birthday, we’re launching a new ‘Brand Bag’ packaged design service that’s been designed exclusively with small businesses in mind. A ‘one-stop shop’ for businesses that want help getting their brand off the ground, our packages start from just £599 and are available now!

With all this to come and so many other plans underway too, we can’t wait to see what the future holds. It’s true that time flies, but we’re loving being the pilots…

Here’s to the next ten years!

Paul & Katie