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A look back on 2016

December 29, 2016 by andy

A look back on 2016

In a few days time we'll be saying farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017, so I wanted to take this opportunity to look back on 2016. Before I begin, I hope you’ve all had a lovely break so far and for those that celebrate - Merry Christmas.

This year has been Lyke Ltd.’s first full year of business and what a year it has been! Perhaps the biggest measure of progress it the fact we started the year with only one client but now we service no less than 7 websites, with more scheduled to join us in the new year along with another bespoke system. What I love about that, much more than the growth itself, is that we’re able to help an increasing amount of people in their business and that’s a great feeling.

Whilst clients have been coming on board throughout the year, there has been a couple of highlights that I’d like to mention. First of all, in May I was awarded the Northern Lincolnshire Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce. What’s more, I believe I am one of the youngest people to receive the award and the two other people that were shortlisted are nearly 10 years older than me. It’s an achievement that still hasn’t really sunken in completely, but one that I am proud of nonetheless and it has fuelled my determination to succeed.

The summer was a very busy period as well, and probably the most exciting too. I became a boss to Danny, who was hired through Lyke Ltd., and Callum, who was a Career Ready intern. It was a completely new experience for me and I definitely learnt from it! If we achieved nothing else throughout the internship we certainly raised the bar on social media, which should now be an important part to any business. But throughout the internship we were able to speak to many professionals, network, and work behind the scenes in Lyke Ltd. - all helping Callum prepare for the future.

Giving back is something that we absolutely love doing and hope to continue to do so in 2017, however that may be. There are plans in place for next year and I'm proud to announce I'm now a Career Ready Business Mentor, but that's the only information you're getting for this post. Just know that I’m coming back in January more motivated than ever.

If you think that we can help you, whether you're a business, charity or individual, please don't hesitate to get in touch. As a company, our goal is to help people with their digital needs - especially when it is charitable or helps with education!

For now, make the most of the rest of 2016! Everyone at Lyke Ltd. wishes you a very happy New Year. We're looking to 2017, are you?

Best wishes,