Merry Christmas!

By James Hickman

22 December 2011

Well, what a year it has been. We’ve had our busiest year yet and as a result probably haven’t had the time to give the thanks so richly deserved to all the people that make Hatch what it is. So here goes, our last post of 2011 is a little thank you.


Thanks to our cleaner for keeping our office spick and span. Thanks to the Wharfedale Business centre staff for unblocking the toilets on more than one occasion (James still hasn’t taken the blame yet). Thanks the The Drum, PR Week, The Business Desk, The Yorkshire Post, The YEP, Business Insider and all the other media we deal with. Thanks to all of those who attended the Small Animal Show in Harrogate. Thanks to Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester City, Glasgow Rangers and Celtic. Thanks to Fresh, The CIPR and RAR. Thanks to Kate the accountant who makes sure we all get paid on time. Thanks to Buon Apps Italian Restaurant for making your delicious meals. Thanks to Beirra Morretti for helping us through those stressful moments. Thanks to the CIPR Judges, we trust your views no matter what the outcome. Thanks to Russell Hobbs and Breville for ensuring Holly, Kirsty and Jason have a steady supply of toasties. Thanks to M-Tech for sorting our IT issues. Thanks to all the agencies we work with. Thanks to Thomas Cook, The RFL, Crabbie’s, TNS, PCH, Monitise, Hitachi Capital, Burgess Pet Care, Science Warehouse, Willow, One Medical and The Webb Group. Thanks to all the staff over the past year, Jason, James, Matt, Kirsty, Tom, Charley, Holly, Amanda, Rosie, Lesley, Katie, Jo, Scott. Thanks to the best freelancers in the business Jo and Shona. Thanks to the Staples delivery guy (if you’re reading this Kirsty wants your number, but hasn’t plucked up the courage to ask) Thanks to Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. Thanks to all our suppliers. A big thank you to all the ladies at Otley Post Office for putting up with our bulk mailings and finally thank you to anyone we’ve missed.


Have a great Christmas and a very merry New Year. Good luck for 2012.


The Hatchlings