Timeline

The agency started in our MD’s spare room in Greenwich back in 2010. Through the hard work, perseverance and talent of the team who have joined us since then, and with thanks to the great clients who have chosen us to support them, the agency has grown to what it is today - a successful, independent marketing and content agency.

Today

Velo Voice

We are excited to announce the launch of the “Velo Voice” a place where our team shares their experiences of growth, knowledge and opinions. Check out the first article from Velo MD Paul Crabtree!

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PPA Awards

Our work with McGraw-Hill on The Harrison’s 20th Edition global multi-media campaign has been nominated for “Campaign of the year” at the PPA Awards 2019.

Our 'Get Into Theatre' video goes live!

We were delighted to lend our video creative expertise to help promote The Stage’s ‘Get Into Theatre’ initiative, a campaign designed to help young people from all backgrounds get a career in theatre.

Velo on the move

After 5½ years at our Leathermarket office, we started a new chapter of the Velo story by moving to our new HQ at 60 Weston Street. 

The Drum Recommends Awards

With nominations based solely on client feedback, we were shortlisted for four ‘The Drum Recommends’ awards in the ‘B2B’, ‘Data’, ‘TV/Video/Audio’ and ‘Strategic Thinking’ categories.
 

Cisco win ITE Europa Award

At the European IT & Software Excellence Awards we celebrated our work with Cisco, who won the award for “Connected Technologies Vendor of the Year.”

New Crowcon visual identity goes live

Having worked closely throughout, we completed our work overhauling Crowcon’s visual identity with the launch of their new website. A job well done!

Thriving Halma partnership

Within 12 months of our initial appointment, we were working with 8 different businesses across FTSE 100 Halma PLC.

Ranked in B2B Marketing's agencies report

We were recognised in The B2B Marketing's "UK Agencies Benchmarking Report 2019” and ranked 4th amongst integrated agencies with under 20 staff. A great achievement which reflects the hard work within our agency!

Winter party

After a busy 2018, we decided to get the new year rolling with some bowling! 

The Client Services team is growing

We are delighted to welcome Libby to the team! With a wealth of digital marketing experience, she will be managing projects for some of our key B2B accounts, including Cisco, Babcock and Tech Data. Challenge number 1: Get to grips with all of the client acronyms and then she will be GTG!

A trusted Halma partner

Following our work with Halma companies Wave Illumination, Ocean Optics, Avire and Crowcon, we were appointed by Halma-owned ASL as their official marketing partner. 

Getting creative

In November 2018 we added even more firepower to our creative department with the additions of Mike and Oliver, who joined as Senior Digital Designer and Content Strategist respectively.

Velo become Sage People people

We were appointed by Sage People to provide lead agency support for its global customer advocacy programme, known as Spotlight. 

New team members

We're always looking to add talent and experience to our client facing team, so we're delighted to welcome two new recruits to the team - Natasha and Justina. Both have experience of working in agencies supporting EMEAR wide B2B companies, so are an exciting addition so we can deliver even more value to our clients.
 

Harrison’s global success

Working alongside McGraw Hill Education, our integrated campaign for the Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine book achieved record sales for the brand across the globe.

Sixth year with LSO

We were delighted to be re-appointed by the LSO for the sixth year as their digital marketing partner.

Launch of Harrisons

As an agency, Velo never set out to master modern medicine, but our skills in messaging, marketing, design and reach won the Harrison’s 20th edition global launch pitch.

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Mark on the move

As an agency we are equipped to support flexible working. This enabled our analyst Mark to join his family in moving to Hungary.

Velo map on the wall

We work on International projects and have travelled as far as New Zealand. We have been to 22 cities and more to come!

A long list of shortlists for work for Cisco

Work for Cisco on Lifecycle Advantage Program shortlisted for 4 IT awards... and counting!

TB+A National Apprentice Campaign

TB+A pride themselves on their award-winning apprenticeship scheme, so we produced high-end videos and graphics for their National Apprentice campaign!  

Recommended status expands to 10 capabilities

Following independent customer feedback, Velo is now rated as "recommended" by independent research firm RAR for:

  • Corporate Video
  • Digital Full Service
  • Digital Strategy
  • Email Marketing
  • Online Advertising
  • Online Analytics/Measurables
  • Online Creative
  • Paid Search & PPC
  • Web Design
  • Web Development

Cisco Digital Festival

Provided engaging and on-brand digital and print assets to support the festival over 4 countries, where over 350 Digital sellers attended.  

Better Governor app launch

Launched the Better Governor app to signal an exciting start to the year, coded on the React Native framework and available to download in the app store. Download

50 Videos for Cisco

Velo marks 50 videos produced in and around EMEAR, marking a high level of Cisco success story satisfaction.

Cisco Circular Economy Animation

This animation was created for Cisco circular economy, allowing Cisco to display how they are helping to make the world a cleaner economy.

Matt Scutt hits 18 mil!

Our Creative Director Matt Scutt reached 18 million likes on his Instagram account, following years of being an Instagram influencer. 

Protecting Client Reputation Online

Velo compiles a Google Display Network ‘blacklist’ – a list of over 1,000 websites deemed politically biased, prejudice, extremist, bigoted, hateful or containing fake news. You won’t see any of our client’s ads on these sites! 

Cheers!

Tea and coffee rounds are a sensitive subject here at Velo, so we diffused the caffeinated tension with some fresh new branded mugs!

P.S. if you think you can get our MD to make more rounds (or a round for that matter), get in touch!

Building services engineers TB+A appoint Velo to lead identity refresh

UK based design consultancy Troup Bywaters + Anders (TB+A), the leading engineering partnership responsible for some of the UKs most iconic buildings (The Shard, News UK HQ, ITV Media Studios to name a few), has appointed Velo as their exclusive marketing agency.

Caitilin Smith: a force to be reckoned with!

Our Account Director Caitlin brushed up on her girl power at the prestigious drama school, RADA with their ‘Impact and Influence for Women’ course.

Didn’t lose at the Adestra pub quiz

Quizzes and staying on chairs may not be our strong point, but building and maintaining relationships is.

Babcock x4 sites

Produced 4 educational websites for the UK's largest service provider.

Better Solutions for Better Governor

We helped launch Better Governor, a fixture digital service in Surrey, Devon and Worcestershire. Used by Head Teachers and Governors on behalf of 200,000 children and young people!

Reached our 10000th job in 2016

Who says we don’t work hard and play hard? We reached our 10000th job number!  Celebrations included cake, cake and more cake!

Brunel University Chinese Microsite

Designed and built a responsive, translated website, providing on-brand content and course information for international students in China.

Brunel Clearing Campaign 2016

We supported Brunel University in one of their busiest periods, with a multi-channel clearing campaign, helping drive those last-minute applications.

Hello again, Velo!

Since we love nothing more than building websites, we re-launched ours to better showcase our work, our people and our story. Plus, who doesn’t like a change of scenery once in a while? 

Top 30 ranking in The Drum’s Digital Census

Ranked in the top 30 of all agencies in Uk with 1-25 staff for:

  • The Drum Digital Census - Financial performance - 27th
  • The Drum Digital Census - Client satisfaction performance- 29th

Jimmy - YouTube star - PlumberParts

We had the privilege of designing a website for YouTube star Jimmy from PlumberParts.

Passports at ready for shoot in Portugal for Novabase

Appointed to produce and shoot a video in Lisbon to showcase the services portfolio of Portuguese IT Giant Novabase.

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Velo appointed by UK toiletries giant Baylis & Harding to manage all aspects of digital promotion to drive sales up to Xmas!

LSO concert graphics -Trafalgar square

Matt had a go at conducting. Well, he didn’t conduct, he stood where the conductor stands and took photos of the huge crowd!

Produced video to be shown on Cisco TV around globe

Video work used on Cisco's global in-house TV channel for all employees to see to promote new sales approach.

We need a bigger ship

Due to expansion, office moved to larger premises with space for 5 desks in new office further down Clerkenwell Road closer to Silicon Roundabout at Old Street!

Recommended Agency Status achieved

Following client feedback, achieve the recommended status for digital services by RAR.

Matt Scutt joins the team full time

Swapping the freedom of being a freelancer for the fun of being the agency's lead creative.

Cisco relationship expands across Europe

We're appointed to new projects that now span across EMEAR - Europe, Middle East and Russia.

Launching classical music site Sinfini Music for Universal Music

Planning and implementing primarily digital campaigns to push site traffic for the classical music arm of this music goliath.   

easyJet appoint Velo to support partner management program

Following a competitive pitch, Velo appointed to build out a consumer-facing website, with an admin area so that easyJet partners can manage offers and promotions.

Babcock awards Velo first project

FTSE 100 Babcock appoints Velo to support rebrand of VT Four S, a joint venture with Surrey County Council, that provides educational support services.

Lemon Studios

First office set-up in Clerkenwell Road within industry analyst eConsultancy's offices, ec2n.

Velo is born

Business formed in a spare bedroom in Greenwich, London by Paul Crabtree.  The room soon becomes a nursery so Velo needs to fly the nest.