As we reflect on the past year, it's important to acknowledge our successes and achievements. Here are some of the key moments that made 2023 a memorable year for ThinkEngine.
Technology Development Services & new website
Going back to March, we launched our no-code Technology Development Services and a brand new website! Since then we have been expanding our tech solutions to our global clients.
Award shortlists & win
Not only were we shortlisted for the 'SME Marketing Agency of the Year' award at The British Business Awards 2023, but our Managing Director Ben Michaelis was also shortlisted for ‘Global Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023 for the second year running in the South East region! And to top it all off we were awarded the 'Best B2B Digital Marketing Agency 2023 - Hampshire' at the 2023 SME Business Elite Awards.
Expert Partner Status with Meistertask
In June we achieved Certified Expert Partner status with leading task management tool Meistertask for the second year running! Our continuous and growing partnership with Meistertask has allowed us to deliver seamless project management and onboarding with our clients and stakeholders to improve their experience with our tech solutions.
Managing Director receives an Honorary Fellowship
Managing Director, Ben Michaelis received an Honorary Fellowship from Solent University this year. Having graduated from Solent University back in 2015, Ben has since kept close ties with the university, offering mentoring opportunities, sharing knowledge and, providing graduates with placements and permanent roles within the business.
ThinkEngine turned 8 years old
We celebrated our 8th birthday! Over the past eight years, ThinkEngine has established itself as a trusted partner for businesses looking to maximise their online presence and effectively reach target audiences. With a focus on delivering results-driven strategies, we’ve consistently helped global clients achieve their marketing goals through tech-enabled solutions.
New tech eco-system partnerships
Throughout the year we have continued to nurture our partnerships as well as adding two new partners to our tech eco-system! These new partners were: Glide - A no-code app builder and Fathom - The innovative data analytics tool, and GA4 alternative. Continuously nurturing and building our tech eco-system is an essential step for the growth of our own business and our clients. It allows our stakeholders to remain ahead of competitors with the latest technology and software.
There is no doubt in stating that 2023 was full of talks about AI, which ties in nicely with our ThinkEngine AI software launch! Having struggled to find a platform that did everything we needed it to, we decided to make our own. With features such as article and social media post generator, SEO metadata writer and our newly added HR features ThinkEngine AI has it all!
Supporting client events
Our dedication to providing exceptional support to our clients extends beyond just digital marketing. This year, we had the pleasure of assisting one of our clients at the Southampton International Boat Show and their Boat Demo event in Poole. Our team was thrilled to be a part of this exciting event, where we helped our client showcase their boats to a wider audience.
Solent University guest lectures
With two members of our team being Alumni of the Business Management Course at Solent University, we are lucky to still have such close contact with the university which enables us to provide our knowledge to current students. This year both Managing Director, Ben Michaelis, and Digital Account Executive, Hannah Carter, gave insightful discussions into mentoring and the student experience to a range of year groups. We look forward to continuing this partnership and inspiring the next generation of business leaders!
CO2 emissions offset
During the period from April 2023 to September 2023, we implemented sustainability strategies that eliminated c.2.7 tonnes of CO2 travel emissions to the environment vs the same period in 2022. Ensuring our business is sustainable is one of our core goals which is why this is a key success for us this year.
New Southampton Office
In September we opened our new office in Southampton! Our ultra-modern office space is in Grosvenor Square, located in the heart of Southampton City Centre. This move to Southampton City Centre offers excellent transportation connections, making it easily accessible for both employees and clients. If you're in the area, pop in a say hello!
Supporting Solent Mind
This year our Founder dedicated some of his time and expertise to volunteering for Solent Mind, a local non-profit organisation, aimed at promoting mental health and well-being in the community. Ben was highly involved in the charity's recent efforts to develop a comprehensive and ambitious strategic plan to achieve their goals in 2024. He worked closely with the leadership team of Solent Mind, providing them with valuable insights, ideas, and digital expertise to support their planning.
Overall, 2023 was a year of growth, innovation, and success for ThinkEngine. We are excited to continue building upon these achievements in the years to come. A special thank you goes out to our amazing team, clients and stakeholders. We couldn't be where we are without your loyalty and support. Here’s to 2024!