Happy Birthday to Us!
Dec 05, 2017
Last week we celebrated our fifth birthday. And for once it wasn’t us in charge of the decor. We have Boundary in Shoreditch to thank for providing such a perfect spot for our party. There were certainly some heavy heads the next day.We love a birthday at Wonder HQ. What better excuse to take a trip down memory lane? And what an incredible five years it has been.
Since I founded Wonder in 2012, we’ve worked with clients big and small, delivering all manner of events all over the world and carving an exciting path for the agency while ensuring we grow year on year. At the heart of it was the aim to build a great team that delivers the best possible work and service for clients – but above all to always enjoy the process along the way.
And it worked!
We have always taken great pride in making sure Wonder is the kind of place where people want to work. A happy team reflects in the work you do, right? From recruitment and on-boarding of our super talented full-timers to extending the same principles to our freelancers and clients, it’s all part of our story. In the last year, we’ve almost doubled in size and expanded our roster of brilliant freelancers, making it even more vital to continue focusing on our agency culture. While we’re really proud of where we are at, we think there is always room for improvement.
Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to have been recognised in the industry for our hard work. As anyone working in events will tell you, life can be pretty full throttle. While winning awards isn’t the be all and end all, it can really boost team morale. Internally, we all totally get the energy – both physical and creative – that our people put into their jobs every day, but awards are like a big thumbs-up from the world outside. Highlights include the recognition we were given for our work with the Google policy team, with the Internet Legends tour earning it's second award "Best Conference Series" at The Conference Awards in 2017. This year we were also highly commended for Google Cloud NEXT 2017 European conference series – Google’s biggest cloud event in Europe ever – at the C&IT Awards.
Accolades like these are obviously very important for the progression of our agency, which made winning UK Agency of the Year at C&IT Awards this autumn (which you might have spotted in our previous blog post) such a big deal. It showed us that not only are we doing good work, but we’re also being increasingly recognised by the industry as a great agency.
The move into our snazzy new Shoreditch office marks the next stage in the story of WONDER London. What does the future have in store? With a new home for our Creative, Production and Project Management teams (and a new hub for our clients and freelancers), there is even more room to explore, imagine and build. We have lots of exciting projects in the pipeline and cannot wait to go even bigger in 2018 – and beyond.
So, three cheers for team Wonder – and here’s to many more birthdays to come!