What happened in 2016?

Returning to work after a busy but rewarding 2016, we thought one month into 2017 was the perfect time to reflect on the last year and we have been amazed at just how much has happened at J B Cole UK. For starters it went by like a whirlwind! Nevertheless what an exciting year it’s been and an even more exciting year ahead for the team here.

2016 was a big one for us in a number of ways and we even expanded into a second office Altrincham. Since we moved, the business has been full of excitement, new client relationships, partnerships, team members, great content, and a heap of awesome project work. Check out some of our highlights below:

  • We opened an office in Altrincham, South Manchester

  • Rodrigo our frontend guru and Chris our project whizz kid joined the team

  • We started working with a number of fantastic new clients

  • We created some awesome project work. Keep an eye out here – https://jbcole.co.uk/work/

  • We formalised a number of new strategic partnerships

  • Both directors Josh and Ollie had baby girls!

  • We hosted a number of awesome industry events

  • Josh and Amy trekked 50km across the Peak District for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

  • Josh Bolland was recognised in the BIMA100

  • Ollie Bolland was nominated as the chairman of the Old Fullerians Association

  • We sponsored School of Thought event in Manchester

  • We exhibited at the North West Expo

  • Josh Bolland spoke at a number of events throughout the year

  • We hosted BIMA Digital Day for a school in Bedfordshire

So, what do we have planned for 2017?

Well, 2017 has already started out as a big one and we just can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. To give you a bit of a flavour of the next year of our growth, we have some amazing things lined up. To summarise, we have outlined a few of these things below…

We’ve moved……. Again.

SLG Banner

We are super excited to announce that we are cohabiting with SLG in The Northern Quarter of Manchester. After working on the website for the rebranding of SLG (which you can view here – http://www.slg.agency/)  we got on so well we thought, why not move in! We’re super excited to be working next to a great agency in the Northern Quarter in and amongst all the digital action. Manchester, here we come!

Bigger and better content.

UX Infographic

We pride ourselves on our thought leadership and knowledge of the digital landscape but what’s the use in keeping it secret? We plan on providing even more content in 2017 so look out for more of our blogs, infographics and engaging content to keep you going throughout the year.  We have made a commitment to our partners and clients to create even more engaging and informative blog and visual content throughout the year to help them keep up to date on digital and tech. You can check out our blog here – https://jbcole.co.uk/blog/

New marketing campaigns planned.

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From January we will be running new exciting marketing campaigns; from paid Google ads, through to Social media and email marketing. We’re pretty confident that by the end of 2017 everyone will have heard of us and you’ll be sick of the sight of us, for good reasons obviously 😉 Keep an eye out as there will be personal deals and discounts around all things digital. We love giving back!

Improved project processes

As a partner-led company we are committed to staying up to date with digital and technology and therefore we constantly strive to run projects as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 2017 is no exception, and we have put the wheels in motion to introduce even more new project management tools and processes to streamline operations and produce even better, quality work to be proud of.

New team members

Banner Team

We’ve already taken on our latest team member Taheer and are still looking for more! To check out what positions we’re recruiting for check out https://jbcole.co.uk/careers/ as we’ll keep you updated on our growth through 2017.

Even more events!


2016 has been a huge success for us hosting multiple Digi-Cluster events, 9 Others, Digi Drink-up, 6 Steps to Launch, BIMA digital day and more. We have already planned over 25 breakfast, lunch and evening events for 2017 for the digital industry and our client sectors in both Manchester and Hertfordshire. We believe people work best when they work in collaboration and that’s why we have a strong passion for bringing together industry professionals at our events – and if you can have a few drinks at the same time, everyone’s a winner! You can check out our current events here.

More AWESOME websites and systems:

Be sure to keep checking https://jbcole.co.uk/work/ as we will be releasing case studies in early January on some of the other exciting projects we’ve had the pleasure of working on this year.

From everyone at J B Cole, we hope you have an awesome 2017. If you need us, you know where to find us!