PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

by Sam Collett
So here it is - 2021. A year of lockdowns, mockdowns and a really big one in terms of workload, projects and dare we say success.
Jan 4, 2022

2021 has been an interesting year for everyone, and our time off at Christmas has allowed some reflection on this. But it has also been our busiest in terms of workload, and a continuation of our strategy. Moreover, we think we have created some amazing projects, big and small. Some of the projects we have already mentioned in our irregular quarterly updates. Others are not yet live, and in our busiest periods we haven’t had time to focus on our own website – the proverbial builder’s house. Perhaps more than any other year we have been part of many “secret projects” created with other agencies. This is unusual for us but means we cannot shout about perhaps our biggest projects for a while…

Unlike other years we have not done a day-out, which is a real shame. All 9 of us being in the office at the same time is a special treat. And there have been changes to our little family, with Alex joining officially, Agate getting stuck in at the deep end, and Anna becoming a big-cheese UX guru.

The following post is a version of our internal team summing up. We wish you a very happy, safe and prosperous 2022.

SOME SERIOUS NUMBERS

Clients we have worked with

Total projects

Total hours

THE TIMELINE

And here is our year in stats as pulled out from our self created time-tracker Raptor – the highs and lows of project work, with some additional goodies thrown in too. As ever Practically.io’s work is split unequally between huge business applications, which require the dev team to create much bespoke code, and then the simpler, marketing web creations – led by creativity, strategy and web design.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

– Ben
– Dave
– Ade
– Stu
– George
– Neil

DESIGN TEAM

– Sam
– Alex
– Agate
– Anna

THIS MONTH:

JANUARY

Be Well Glos

JBR Capital rebrand and reboot

Healthily sex test

CMA Catalyst Diary

SHIFT overheating tool

SHIFT Portal 2021 updates

CFTA Reaccreditation update

CGH Flu booking

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

FEBRUARY

Demand exchange

CFTS Shop / Catalogue

Edge Digital

Manzanita

DS Justice

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

MARCH

CGH Case note tracking

Antalis PPC

SECRET Project cobrand update

Even.tl

Shift website

SECRET Project

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

APRIL

Event Safety Planning

GHC Imms booking

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

MAY

Antalis PPC & Substr8

ESP Stripe Integration

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

JUNE

Reskin of Nametags site

SGMinds started

DSJ?

Panara Travel

Sterk Hymer

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

JULY

20th July – Agate starts

Campbell Gray Hotels rebrand

CFTS Stripe integration

Tap & Style

SECRET Project

SECRET Project

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

AUGUST

26th – Annas last day

SECRET Project

SECRET Project Starts – Design & planning

Exam Prepper optimised revision

International Nursing Recruitment

SECRET project

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

SEPTEMBER

17th – Bens BBQ

SECRET Project – build starts

SECRET project

Wellbeing Line

AGA Nanotech design

DS Kroll

SECRET Project stripe integration

GHC Covid consent

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

OCTOBER

SECRET Project

Healthily Menopause

RJM

GCSE Prepper VC / Funding

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

NOVEMBER

MVP of MHH

HopeHouse live

SECRET project

Suttons & Robertsons

Comms Group bar content

The Peace of Wool

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

THIS MONTH:

DECEMBER

Upgrade office

Re-Tribe reboot

Elephant Art

WTC portal pages

PRACTICALLY A YEAR?

Hours worked on various projects

SOME SPURIOUS FACTS

Most played song in the office:
You Are The Music In Me: High School Musical 2 Cast

Most visited post on Practically.io:
Ade’s Yii Stream responses

Funniest Slack Post:
“Sam When Stu veers on Standup:
JESUS MARY AND THE WEE DONKEY – CAN WE HURRY UP ALREADY
by Dave