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Did we mention that we’re turning ten this year? We must have done because we’re all super excited for our birthday.
We’ve had a lot of fantastic moments throughout the last ten years and we wanted to recap on some of our most momentous. In fact, we’ve had so many, that it’s hard to narrow them down to just ten…but we’re not one to shy away from a challenging project, so we’ll give it a bash!
The first major milestone was the opening of Cornerstone in December 2007. With no money, no clients and operating out of an attic bedroom, David formed the company. Cornerstone had ambition, drive and a point to prove.
Fast-forward to January 2010 and the last two years of hard work was reaping rewards as Cornerstone grew and acquired a second member of staff, Sarah. Sarah kicked off the creative side and joined the Cornerstone team as a graphic designer. She now sits as head of creative.
February 2012. By this point, Cornerstone was a team of four. David, Sarah, second graphic designer Nicola and also Wilson, the gorgeous office Labrador. Cornerstone was flourishing and with a bank of clients, we created a Sexual Health Awareness website and app in association with local giant, Manchester City Council.
In May 2013, we received our RAR recommended status. A status that we are very proud to have achieved and means that we have been highly recommended by our clients.
After recruiting a web developer, Cornerstone had outgrown their second HQ at Woodend Mill. The team moved down the road to the larger and current Cornerstone HQ at 112 High Street, Lees, allowing more space for expansion.
In November 2015, Cornerstone were involved in the launch of two new and exciting leisure centre facilities for Oldham Community Leisure. Both large-scale projects, the new Oldham Leisure Centre was a £15 million development, and Royton Leisure Centre was £8 million.
April 2016 saw the opening of a new leisure centre, GloGym. Cornerstone created and installed all interior and exterior signage, literature and website. This was a big project and both the client and ourselves were delighted with the result.
In October 2016, we saw more success as Cornerstone was shortlisted as a finalist at the MPA awards. This was a fantastic achievement and recognises what a truly skilled and highly creative agency Cornerstone is.
Cornerstone has a kitted out print room, complete with a wide format printer and every print tool you could imagine. When we received the order to complete a hoarding project at Kellogg Tower in London we knew it was going to be our biggest print room project to date. And we were right. We printed and then installed over 160 hoarding panels on a beautiful summers day.
We couldn’t have anything else as our final milestone other than our tenth birthday. The last ten years have been incredible and Cornerstone has done nothing but grow in both reputation and success. We’re all extremely proud of the Cornerstone brand and can’t wait to see what will happen next!