The team at Frankman are celebrating this week, as the company turns 15 years old! Frankman was first established in 2005 from very humble beginnings.
Over the years we have grown (and shrunk) and grown again, but our passion and focus have always remained. Design and Marketing that Succeeds.
Mark first set up and registered as Frankman back in 2005, already with many years experience he made the bold step to start up on his own. As with all businesses Frankman has gone through a series of ups and downs, highs and lows, but it has always been fun. There have been many fond memories along the way, which we will be sharing with you throughout this week.
Mark started work in his spare bedroom, then a few years later converted his garage to become an office. Add another couple of years and he outgrew that with the desire to have some authentic office space, he moved to the offices at Vaughan Parade in May 2012.
Mark met Lee in March 2013, and Lee joined as a Director, the two were inseparable and Frankman was blossoming and became a limited company. Maggie joined the team in June 2015, merging her own business into the Frankman offering.
Sadly Lee left Frankman in 2019 to pursue his own business, but he is going great guns from what we hear (Best wishes Lee!)…
Following Lee’s departure, Mark and Maggie quite literally took the business apart, analysed it and rebuilt it to play to each of our strengths. We defined the processes of how we work, wrote the Frankman Handbook (albeit still a work in progress), and started working with our Business Coach Dave Collins.
February 2020, saw an uncertain time for us, and many businesses as the enormity of the Coronavirus pandemic really started to take hold, not only of the UK, but the world. Frankman continued to work and support our clients, helping many to convert to an online presence. Some even took advantage of their own down time, and rethought their own processes, upgraded their marketing and branding. We were delighted to regain 2 new large clients who returned to us during the pandemic.
It quickly became clear that we needed an additional team member, to support both the Design and Website areas of the business. Introducing Connor who joined us in July 2020.
The newest additions to the team, and currently being looked after at home by Mark, are Donald, Rachel, Dave and Sunny.
Sadly our celebrations this year will be remote ones, and the office Christmas party will be somewhat muted. Rest assured we will be making up for this in 2021, and we look forward to celebrating with everyone!