I had to double check the date before writing this as I didn't quite believe that Christmas was only a week away. Where did 2011 go? Any only 5 blog posts all year? - we're going to try harder next year.
It's been quite a year both on and off the field, here are just a few high lights.
Without doubt the biggest news is that founding partners Malcolm and Mel had a baby back in October. Mel is currently away on maternity leave and little Viggo is certainly keeping her very busy, but she's still very much involved in Putty business and will be back a few mornings a week sometime in the new year.
Our biggest project of the year was the redevelopment of the Army Cadet Force's website which we launched in October. Continuing our successful partnership with charity branding agency Spencer Du Bois, we developed a exciting new site aimed at raising their profile and boosting recruitment. Initial statistics suggest the project has been a great success.
In September we also launched a completely redesigned Reading Sight website, a project we originally worked on back in 2009. The new site went on to be nominated for the 2011 Jodi Awards where it picked up a commendation in the Digital Access Online category.
Our work with the ExpressionEngine content management system was recognised when we were accepted into their Pro Network, an exclusive list of companies who have displayed expertise in using the system.
We have also released our first commercial product, the Better Workflow add-on for ExpressionEngine. We initially developed this to fulfil the needs of our clients but quickly realised it potential. Since it's launch in October we have received some fantastic feedback from users and it has been nominated for Extenstion of the Year on the Devot-ee website.
We will be locking up Putty Towers for the holidays at the end of next week, but with Mel on maternity leave and Robin braving the north winds (he's going to Scotland) I'll be on my own for a few days. As the year draws to an end I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone we've had the pleasure of working with. Here's wishing you a very merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2012.
Malcolm, Mel and Robin
P.S. We've just learnt that Better Workflow was awarded ExpressionEngine Extension of the Year 2011. We'd thrilled to bits of have won and want to thank everyone who has helped throughout year. A great way to round of 2011!