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Season Greetings and Happy New Year from Factory

By Made By Factory

So, 2018 has been a busy year, We are excited for 2019. There are new projects coming our way and old ones continuing to take advantage of our ongoing services. We would like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers the best for the new year. During the Christmas holidays we will be closed for one week from Friday 21st December. We will reopen on January 2nd New…
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Factory @ WordCamp Manchester

By Made By Factory

The fifth continuous year of WordCamp Manchester (WCMcr) took place at the end of October. We were all involved in one way or another with this epic event. (Yeah I am calling it Epic, no bias on my part as the lead organiser at all, honest). Andi contributed her classic retro pop art and brought her arty skills to everything from the posters to delegate badges. Andi also managed a…
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Made by Factory are Joined by Hugo Finley

By Andi Wilkinson

This week the fantastic Hugo Finley joined the team at Factory. Hugo has joined our team as Senior Operations Manager. This will involve client liaisons, project management, finances and kicking everyone up the bottom. Factory is ‘founded on friendship’. Andi met Hugo through the Manchester WordPress Community (MWUG) and they soon became fast friends. Hugo has been involved as an organiser within the Manchester WordCamp community since 2014. In 2018…
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How do we remove barriers for women in business?

By Andi Wilkinson

Did you know there are approximately two billion mothers in the world, many women in business and it’s estimated that only one per cent of them are entrepreneurs? I am in that one per cent and can’t help wondering why there are so few of us. It’s not just mothers, though. Women generally are severely under-represented in entrepreneurship. Latest figures show they’re half as likely as men to be involved…
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Made By Factory Are Joined by Googler Ben Tennant

By Andi Wilkinson

We are super chuffed to announce the arrival of a new partner in our small but growing digital team at Made By Factory. Enter Ben Tennant! Joining us on January 1st is Ben Tennant, who will join us as a company director, partner and head of PPC. So, Ben joins us from tech giant Google UK, where he worked as an Agency Development Manager. We were one of the agencies…
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Factory Advise Business to ‘Go and Grow Online’

By Andi Wilkinson

This year our small Manchester digital agency is part of a campaign called Go and Grow Online.  Even now, in 2017, almost 50% of business have no online presence. That’s why we have joined the team at Enterprise Nation this year to advise business in all things digital. What is the Go and Grow Online Campaign? The Go and Grow online campaign has been created in partnership with Microsoft, Verizon…
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Finding Your Feet In The World Of Business

By Andi Wilkinson

By Dan Ackers, Posted By Andi Wilkinson I come from a small satellite town in Manchester. Big business vacated our little homestead a long time ago when the cotton trade, nut and bolt works. Coal mines moved away from town. Growing up we got very little exposure to big corporations around here until we ventured to the big city. This is a story about my transition from believing I’d never…
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Made By Factory Visit Google!

By Andi Wilkinson

A fitting trip after I recently completed Squared Online Training with Google UK. On this gloomy Manchester morning,  Danny, Jess and I – lovingly nicknamed #JamFam – boarded the Pendolino from Manchester to Euston; we were on our way to visit Google. A change from Media City. Whilst on the train we met Helen Knowles, who was writing her master’s thesis in fine art & focussing on film. I missed…
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Almunia is Something Cosmic

By Andi Wilkinson

When The Trip Festival Founder Paula McMahon came to me and asked me to produce a poster for one of their Balearic disco gigs, Almunia, I asked for some idea of what she wanted. ‘Make it COSMIC Andi’ she said. So that’s exactly what I did. Typical Paula! Creating The Almunia Poster. This is one of my favourite prints. It started with a lens flare. Much like that song by…
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Purple Radio Poster | The Trip Festival Founder.

By Andi Wilkinson

So my mate Paula is has a special birthday this weekend. What better way to celebrate than with a Purple Radio Party? I was asked to create a poster for the event, with the theme ‘peace and love’ This is what I came up with. Happy Birthday Paula! Paula is the founder of The Trip Festival. See that artwork here Purple Radio Poster I created two versions of this poster….
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