More notes from the office diary

It’s another case of fast times here at SGPR’s HQ in Manchester. With details to dish about new clients, and an even newer address, read on for a full update.
First up let’s get the most disruptive news out of the way. We’ve loved our office space high above Mount Street overlooking the Town Hall, and enjoyed working closely (and sharing the kitchen) with Madhouse Associates. But things will always change, and so with a nostalgic tear in one eye, and the glint of a bright future in the other, we’re relocating to larger accommodation down the road.
You’ll now be able to find us at Quay House in Spinningfields, which is no stranger to creativity and daring work. This is the building used by Adam Curtis for Punch Drunk’s critically acclaimed 2009 Manchester International Festival audience favourite ‘It Felt Like A Kiss’, and has previously hosted the Manchester Contemporary and Buy Art fares. As such, we’ll be looking to add some more innovative stories to the impressive interior.
Away from addresses, another organisation has been added to our burgeoning client list. After success with Manchester United, Burrda, Blackburn Rovers, and mi:football to name but four, we know a thing or two about sport PR, which is why the Football Safety Officer’s Association has called on our services. So we’ll be offering our expertise to the professional body with a fully integrated public relations campaign comprising social media, online, and traditional press outlets.
Elsewhere IPS Law is now benefitting from a complete website overhaul that we managed. By contracting SEO specialists for backend improvements, creating unique content, and drafting in cutting edge designers to ensure the North West firm stands out from the crowd, its online presence and visibility has been increased, as has the number of eyes falling on the company’s homepage.
We’ve also been shortlisted for two campaign focused industry awards. Our work for Panda Liquorice has been picked up by Some Comms for consideration in the Best Low Budget Social Media Campaign category, so we’re keeping fingers crossed for a win there. And in other news the Jaguar project we collaborated with Journey 9 on is once again up for recognition, this time thanks to a nomination for Excellence In Marketing at the National Business Awards, making for exciting times all round.
Outside of the office we’ve been up to the usual activities. So that’s attending Gorkana’s Editor’s Breakfast in London, and whistle-stop tours of BBC Media City. Of course, the coming weeks will see us making it to plenty more noteworthy diary dates, so hopefully we’ll see you around if there’s no time to say [email protected] right now.