Punch!’s Top 10 Highlights of 2021

2021 has been filled with excitement, changes and accomplishments. What better way to wrap up the end of the year than by reflecting on some of the top moments?

1. We Are Punch!

o kick off the year Punch! revitalised its company values, so that our team can live and breathe what we stand for, and ingrain our values into everything we do.

We are Humble

We are Tenacious

We are Empowering

We Take Ownership

We’ve Got Flair

But, most importantly, We Are Punch!

2. Open for Business

Post-lockdown, after having great success with the flexibility of working from wherever, Punch! decided the remote lifestyle was here to stay… With one slight twist. Punch! has moved to a hybrid working approach, and so, along came our new HQ!

The team still has the full flexibility of home working, but now with the added bonus of a central hub to work from too. Pop on by and say hello at our new HQ located in the heart of Covent Garden.

3. Working Around the World

From Monday morning calls in the Arabian desert to big idea meetings overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The team has taken full advantage of hybrid working this year, and we couldn’t be happier – if not a little jealous!

4. A Rising Star!

We are beyond thrilled that our very own Senior Strategist, Charlie Barkham, won Rising Star at The Drum B2B Awards this year, for being a ‘Strategic Rock’ to his clients: “Charlie has driven our 1-1 ABM Programme that we have been working together with Punch! on for the past 18 months. He has been a strategic rock and has consistently added value throughout, whether that was in the delivery of three very extensive and insightful research reports or the development of strong and category-defining creative work. I’ve felt reassured throughout that the work we are producing is high-quality and will deliver real business results for us.” – Humam AlMukhtar, Director Global Integrated Marketing & Communication, Ivoclar Vivadent 

5. We Meet Again

In July, the Sales Services team were lucky enough to get together for a departmental Punch! reunion. For some members of the team, it was the first time meeting their colleagues – and the shock of everyone’s height was a great conversation starter!

The success of the reunion sparked a company-wide initiative of quarterly department socials, to continue building long-lasting relationships with colleagues, and spend quality time together outside the workplace.

6. The Year of Love

Love has definitely been in the air this year, bringing us a LOT to celebrate, including…

Two engagements

Two weddings

Two puppies

And a baby on the way… (coming December 23rd!)

7. We Can’t Stop Growing

Punch! is #obsessedwithgrowth, and 2021 has seen tonnes of it.

Since the start of 2021, our team has grown by …

Taking us up to a total of 50 wonderful employees.  

We have also had a whopping amount of promotions…

Our social media growth has also come a long way since the start of the year with over…

New LinkedIn followers (almost tripling in size!)

8. A Special Mention

We are proud of each and every member of our team, but this year two deserve a special shoutout, because of their kindness and dedication to giving back to the community.

Andrew Godley, Head of Client Services, started a Tennis charity for underprivileged children, to give them a fair chance at getting involved in the sport, without the fear of being unable to afford it.

“I launched my rackets for kids scheme. Partnering to give kids who wouldn’t normally get decent rackets to play with.”

Senior Account Associate, Eogain O’Sullivan, strapped on his running shoes and completed a half Marathon in an astonishing 2 hours and 1 minute! Eogain ran with his sister in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK, and whilst his time was pretty incredible, the duo also managed to raise an amazing £1.5k in sponsorship.

9. Welcome to Abm Utopia…

… Make your marketing out of this world.

This year we launched ABM Utopia, a place where your brand stands out. Where dream partnerships are formed. Where sales and marketing work together in harmony, and your customers live happily ever after.

Intrigued? We thought so! Visit Utopia and discover what the mystery is all about.

10. They’re Part of the Furniture

Finally, we couldn’t go without mentioning three members of the team who have well and truly become part of the furniture. This year we celebrate Holly Spooner’s, Adam Clarke’s and Jack Mercer’s 5+ year Punch! anniversaries. A massive thank you to all three for their hard work and dedication over the years. We wouldn’t be Punch! without you!

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