Celebrating our 40th anniversary

In 2017 we marked our 40th anniversary by giving a little something back, looking to the future, and reflecting on our past. We nominated WellChild as our charity partner for the year, and are continuing that partnership through 2018.

Giving something back: SME Start up competition

We recently held a competition for young SMEs to win a business support package worth more than £3,000. The prize included a Target-led communications workshop, a financial review carried out by Adam Newman from Newman Langley Financial Consulting and a business systems and bookkeeping health check from certified bookkeeper, Kim Aiken (FICB).

In October we were delighted to be able to announce the winner as Rockatek, an innovative engineering consultancy from Staverton, Gloucestershire. Read more here.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary on Friday 1 September, marking the date that the business was registered by founder Patrick Wood in 1977.

But how to celebrate this? We initially put our heads together to come up with something that really embodied the spirit of Target: creative, stand-out, forward-thinking and collaborative. It was also important that we recognised those that have come along with us on our journey, and give back to those who work with us today.

In a flurry of creativity, the ‘Twitter Party’ was born. Read all about it here.

Charity

Highlights from our 2017 charity fundraising included:

Penthouse Pimms – we had intended to invite clients and business colleagues to a Pimms on the Lawn event, but the British weather made us change the venue to our top-floor boardroom

Charity golf day – a dozen teams entered our first ever golf event and raised more than £6,000 – read all the details here.

Easter bake sale – selling delicious treats from the whole team raised more than £130.

Bringing home the bacon – we served up more than 220 bacon rolls before 10am to raise £600.