Happy New Year!
As the end of the year approaches we’d like to say thank you to our clients and friends for your business and support this year!
2023 was the year in which Devant turned 20. We celebrated with a birthday dinner in London, joined by some old friends and new, including our longest standing client, Rob Green of Systems Mechanics, who’s been a Devant client since 2004! Friendships were forged and new connections made, as we discussed the impact of AI on business (and life!), doing business in the Middle East, and the joys of off-road cycling, among other things.
It’s been an exciting year for Devant’s consultant Emma Atkins. After successfully qualifying as a solicitor (Devant is an approved training provider with the SRA), she married Tim this summer. Tiffany and Suzanne from Devant were delighted to be there to congratulate the happy couple, and see their dog, Storm, safely deliver the rings during the ceremony (to everyone’s relief!). Emma has now been promoted to Principal Consultant with effect from January – a great end to the year for Emma and for us.
We are also delighted to welcome Miranda Punter as Principal Consultant. She starts with us in January and we look forward to introducing her properly then. She’s an experienced commercial lawyer with lots to offer our clients, and we can’t wait to have her on board!
This year we’ve supported our friends at GYDA, a network for owners of digital marketing agencies, both during their annual conference and some special offerings for their members. We have a number of digital marketing agencies as clients, and have been impressed with the support GYDA offers. We’ve also been working with the MSP Growth Hub, a great organisation to help owners of IT managed service provider companies to grow and develop their businesses. Watch this space for news of more collaborations in the year to come.
We’ve also been pleased to be able to support our chosen charities, Launchpad (a homeless charity based in Reading) and Tiggywinkles (a wildlife hospital charity that rescues and rehabilitates injured birds and animals). Our team members are all very enthusiastic about contributing to our local community, and supporting its two-legged and four-legged inhabitants.
Tiffany and Suzanne have been working closely with a team of expert external advisors on Devant’s growth and expansion strategy for the coming years. We’re really excited about our business future, and can’t wait to share details and information of some of our new offerings with you in the new year (especially if you’re thinking of seeking investment or an exit at some stage in the next year or three!).
It only remains for us to say Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. We look forward to supporting you in 2024, and in the meantime, may all your Christmas dreams come true!