Reverse Advent Calendar Day 9

Well, how time flies! We’re on Day 9 of our 12 good deeds of Christmas, #ReverseAdventCalendar and today is an extra-special one…

As children, the best day in the world bar none is Christmas Day – but it’s not so fun if you’re in the hospital and feeling ill. That’s why today we’ve decided to each donate a toy or gift to the Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Charity Christmas Toy Appeal.

Christmas is a magical time but for families and patients alike, that magic can disappear when your child or loved one is in a hospital bed over the festive period.

So for us at Mosaic Digital Media, the chance to donate to this wonderful appeal, so close to home, was an easy decision to make.

We have all each bought a gift to the value of £5 (and in some cases over because we’re kind souls!) and our Head of Operations, Stacey will be embodying Mrs Claus for a day, as she drops off the presents at Warrington Hospital’s Charity Office.

For those of you that may not be able to get to the hospital itself, you can also donate your gifts at the following locations:

Halton Hospital (WA7 2DA)

Holdcroft Honda (WA5 1GG)

G Force Communications (WA7 1WA)

Centric Lighting (WA5 0JU)

Notcutts Rivendale (WA8 3UL)

Humbugs (WA12 9SL)

If you are unable to drop off a physical gift, you can make a donation directly to WHH Charity here.

Thanks for reading and Mo, Mo, Mo Merry Christmas!

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 8

So for the 8th day of Mosaic’s Reverse Christmas Calendar, we are giving a huge shout out to St Rocco’s Hospice and their ‘Christmas Tree Collection’ Campaign.

The aim of this campaign is to save the trees that usually get binned at Christmas, This collection gives you an easy way to recycle your real Christmas tree and help raise money for vital funds and patient care!

It’s so simple too! All you have to do is book your tree in through their website (https://www.stroccos.org.uk/) or you can call them on 01925 579 211. In return, some of the St Rocco’s volunteers will arrange for your tree to be collected and recycling if you are in a Warrington postcode.

Be sure not to forget because they are only taking the Christmas trees on Saturday 11th January 2020.

Please book your Christmas tree in before Wednesday 8th  January 202 at 9 am because this is when booking will close. Register your interest here: https://www.stroccos.org.uk/

St Rocco’s Hospice is also the chosen charity partner for real5 Networking Warrington. This is an innovative business networking group specifically designed for selected business owners and entrepreneurs in the Warrington area.

As proud members of real5 Warrington, we thought it was only right that we give back to the community that welcomes us!

Keep an eye on our social media for further updates. (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)

St Rocco's Hospice shoutout

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 7

As part of the Mosaic Reverse Christmas Calendar, we are going to be giving back to the Warrington Wolves Foundation.

The Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation is the charitable wing of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club. It was created to help provide life-changing support and opportunities through sport, education and the arts which can enrich, inspire and celebrate the Warrington community.

Learn more about the Charitable Foundation take a look here: https://wolvesfoundation.com/

To help the foundation we are going to be giving social media shout-outs for the various fundraising events they have coming up on the horizon.

One of the main events they are going to be running is called ‘Offload at Christmas’. This offers people with the chance to talk about their mental health problems and the foundation can offer a kind face to speak too as well as offer advice to help you through it.

At Offload, they have adopted the motto that ‘it’s OK to not be OK’

The men who take the brave and courageous 2 steps through the front door at the Halliwell Jones Stadium every Tuesday evening are the walking, talking, living examples that it helps.

If you are struggling with mental health issues and what to learn more about ‘Offload’ then either get in touch here or take a look at the event page for more information on how to attend.

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 6

Today we decided to support a charity that matters not only locally but also across the country – our local food bank.

Warrington Foodbank (https://warrington.foodbank.org.uk/) was founded, like many other food banks, by local churches and community groups coming together to stop needless hunger in their towns and communities.

As it’s (nearly) Christmas, we at Mosaic Digital Media decided to donate one ‘Christmas Dinner’ related item each to make the centrepiece meal of the festive season for those who access the foodbank…

However, as many items at the foodbank have to be non-perishable, we allowed our team to donate items from the foodbank’s ‘most needed list’ – if you can spare an item or two, you can view the full list here: https://warrington.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

There are many different ways that you can help your local food bank, such as volunteering, monetary donations or if you own or run a business you can become partners. No matter how big or small a contribution you make, it all goes towards making a difference and ensuring the long-term goal that no one in your community goes hungry.

Three meals a day is something that we are all guilty of taking for granted. For some members of our community, this is something really difficult to do. If you can help, do so here: https://warrington.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/

Head back to our site tomorrow to find out what day five of our 12 good deeds of Christmas, Reverse Advent Calendar has in store… we’ll give you a clue. It’s a really NICE thing to do for your team!

And don’t forget… MO MO MO MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 5

This morning when we all walked into the office and took a seat at our stations we were all greeted with a less than common sight – messages of appreciation written onto little sticky notes and placed onto our monitors.

A small act of kindness such as this can go a long way. It’s far too uncommon to receive a little bit of gratitude and thanks in this day and age; with people disregarding your hard work as just that, work.

Small acts of kindness such as these can and really do boost a person’s confidence making them a more outgoing and hardworking individual, if they know they are doing well and know you appreciate what they do, they will strive to continue working hard to prove to you that your kind messages/acts mean something to them.

Not only is an act of kindness a confidence booster it also improves the wellbeing of that person. Nobody knows what anybody else is truly going through and many of us are reluctant to share all the details of our personal lives. This can create a delicate balance that one harsh word or inconvenience can push somebody over the edge. A kind act can be uplifting and bring somebody back from that edge making them more joyous and willing to work harder.

That’s why today we decided to commit some acts of kindness and give each other motivational messages and positive reinforcement to help us get through an otherwise stressful day. We suspect this may lead to more courtesy brews throughout the office with our newly lifted spirits and the smiles upon our faces.

It doesn’t all have to be about donating money and giving your belongings away to make a change, just being a good person and letting somebody else know how well they’re doing can be enough. That being said we hope you, whoever you may be, are having a great day and continue to do so throughout the year.

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 4

Today we helped out Creating Adventures to raise awareness about their charity and to help create a better understanding of what they do. Our marketing manager Negin Interviewed Jenny, the founder of Creating Adventures, to find out more about the charity, their aims for the future, and what can be done to help. You can read the full interview here.

Creating Adventures’ aim is to bring laughter, stimulation and enrichment to the lives of 18 + adults with Autism and additional needs. For those, they help age is merely a number and they still want to enjoy many of the activities they loved as a child. Unfortunately, many of these activities are not available to them as adults or are stigmatised by society as socially unacceptable for them. Creating Adventures is about breaking down these perceptions and barriers that exist in the community so those they help have access to the activities they want to enjoy. They are currently able to achieve this through music, art, horticulture and sport.

Some of the Projects they have run this year include;

  • Music & Songwriting Project in Trafford. 50 adults joined the project and left with a copy of their own song. For those with communication difficulties music can help them to express their needs and frustrations and also help them to cope with anxiety.
  • Sports Festival and Coaching Project which they organised with the support of Warrington Wolves foundation to deliver taster session of rugby, football, tennis, Boccia, Wheelchair sports and athletics.
  • Creating Art for Expression which was for adults over 50 years old with Autism and additional needs in Warrington. The adults created pieces worthy of an exhibition, with some of the work created being exhibited at the Orford Jubilee Hub Library in Warrington.

Our hope is that our interview will raise awareness for the brilliant charity local charity and help them to have an even more successful 2020. If you would like to learn more about Creating Adventures you can visit their website here.

Read our Interview

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 3

For Day 3 of our 12 good deeds of Christmas, #ReverseAdventCalendar, our Head of Operations Stacey Lou Whitney put together a donation box for The Wellspring Stockport who are a charity for the homeless based in Stockport. Every one of our team has brought in items most needed for the ‘Homeless Charity of the Year’, to help those less fortunate this Christmas.

A special thanks to the Copperleaf Group and Mood Designs from BNI Mere for suggesting The Wellspring Stockport donation idea to Stacey. We are always on the lookout for more ways to support the community!

Ways you can support The Wellspring Stockport:

  • Fundraise
  • Donate
  • Hold events
  • Campaign online
  • Volunteer

There are lots of ways you can get involved make sure you visit their website to find out more: https://thewellspring.co.uk/

Mosaic Reverse Xmas Calendar Day 2: The Wellspring Collection

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 2

For Day 2 of our #ReverseAdventCalendar, our Head of #SEO Conor Clarke and Junior #SocialMedia Executive Thomas Arthur Dorsett ventured out of the office to hand out mince pies to the offices in Tannery Court as we thought everyone could do with festive cheer this time of the year!

Thomas and Conor quickly discovered that not many people are a huge fan of mince pies however luckily there were a few businesses who appreciated the gift!

Thank you to Alzheimer’s Society for the welcome and the photo op as well! (check social for photo).

If you are a charity who would like to get involved with Mosaic Digital Media or simply are looking for some digital support then make sure to call us today we’d be happy to help!

Reverse Advent Calendar Day 1

This year at Mosaic we are celebrating Christmas with a Reverse Xmas Calendar!

Each day, instead of taking out a gift from a calendar we will be giving a gift to various charities & causes.

We kick-started our Reverse Xmas Calendar today where we gave a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society who do fantastic work, not just in Warrington but throughout the UK to help people affected by dementia.

Ways you can support Alzheimer’s Society:

  • You can check out the charity alzheimers.org.uk
  • You can help support the charity by unleashing your inner elf on #ElfDay on the 6th of December. This is a great way to help raise awareness of dementia. Whether you dress up at work, school, with friends, at the shops or the gym, you’ll be spreading the festive cheer by raising money for anyone who has been affected by dementia.

Want to know what we are doing for the rest of our reverse calendar? Make sure you tune into our social channels daily to keep up to date with our donations:

Festive events to look out for in Warrington & Northwich

So the 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert has been released which means we are officially allowed to get excited for Christmas, right? We at Mosaic have put together a list of upcoming events in Warrington and Northwich which we are planning to attend ourselves so that you don’t miss anything important…

 

Warrington Events

 

Christmas Street Market, Warrington town-centre

For two days only, a Christmas market will be held in the town centre. The market will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 7th December, and 11am to 4pm on Sunday 8th December. 60 stalls will be spread out over Time Square, Buttermarket Street and Market Gate. You’ll be able to find unique gifts and arts and crafts, as well as a range of festive food and drink like mince pies, mulled wine and cider. To add to the family fun, there will be carol singers, live music and street performers.

Christmas Street Market

 

The Botanist Warrington launch, Time Square, Unit 1 6

We at Mosaic are super excited to be going to The Botanist’s first opening in Warrington! On Monday 2nd December, their Time Square venue will be their 19th restaurant and will seat up to 170 diners over two floors and 100 people at the bar. The restaurant will serve bottomless brunch, deli lunches, Sunday roasts, mains, signature cocktails and over 60 ales.

Address: Time Square, Unit 1 6, Warrington WA1 2NT

The Botanist Warrington launch

 

Warrington Maker’s Market

You will also get the chance to bag some unique Christmas gifts at this monthly pop-up event that showcases artists, musicians, designers and bakers. There will be 60 stalls offering artisan food and drink, local produce, arts and crafts and vintage goodies. Located in Palmyra Square, the next date will be Sunday 8th December.

Address: Palmyra Square, Warrington, WA1 1BW

 

Real5 Gala

The Real5 networking team is holding a charity gala dinner at 7pm on Friday 22nd November at the Park Royal Hotel. Entertainment for the night will feature X-Factor contestant Kiera Weathers, comedy by Martin Gold, magic shows and the Corollas band and DJ.

We hope to see you there! Tickets are available for purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/real-5-networking-gala-dinner-tickets-71561876499

Address: Stretton Rd, Stretton, Warrington WA4 4NS

 

Northwich events

 

Northwich Christmas Extravaganza

Head down for a full day of Christmas fun on Saturday 23rd November from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. There will be activities for the whole family with donkey rides, fairground rides, Santa’s Grotto, stilt walkers, caricaturists, birds of prey and a giant snow globe. Visit the Craft Village for face painting, glitter tattoos, gingerbread decorating and balloon modelling.

For festive treats, head to the Christmas Markets on Witton Street.

This year will be extra special, with Northwich having its first ice rink ever! It will open on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th.

Address: Northwich town centre, Cheshire CW9 5AF

Check out a video of the past Christmas Extravaganza here: https://vimeo.com/249735400

 

St Luke’s Hospice Light Up a Life

Christmas can be a difficult time if you’ve lost a loved one. We’ll be attending the service held by St Luke’s Cheshire hospice on Sunday 1st December, and remembering those we have loved and lost. A Tree of Light will be lit, with each light shining for a special someone. Upon arrival, you will be given a candle to light, and there will be carols, readings and some quiet time to reflect.

Address: Grosvenor House, Queensway, Winsford CW7 1BH

St Luke’s Hospice Light Up a Life

 

Northwich Artisan Market – Xmas special

The Northwich Artisan Market will be back in December, but with a special Christmas edition. From 12pm to 5pm on Sunday 8th December, there will be stalls offering food and drink, Christmas decorations, arts and crafts and local produce.

Address: Witton St, Northwich CW9 5AE

Northwich Artisan Market – Xmas special Northwich Artisan Market – Xmas special

 

We hope to see you at any of the above events! Whichever event you choose to go to, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

If you are holding a Warrington or Northwich based event that you would like to make us aware of please get in touch https://mosaicdigitalmedia.co.uk/contact/

 

Digital Summit September 2019

The clocks strike 8 pm and the last of our guests depart from our office venue going home after their successful evening of networking, so concludes the end of our 2nd ever Warrington Digital Summit. We feel as again we have hosted another successful Digital Summit and have provided great assistance to those who attended; helping them grow their business, skills and networks.

The doors were set to open at 4:30 pm but that’s not to say we didn’t have some overly eager guests making an appearance 15 minutes earlier, this was great as it allowed us to mingle and help them get set up with any and all the promotional material they had brought. All the other guests filtered in slowly within the hour as everybody was getting into the full swing of marketing and networking. The sandwich buffet slowly depleted along with the tasty treats and the wide selection of beverages we had stocked up including hot brews, cool beers and soft drinks. After everybody had gotten enough time to get involved, it was time to move onto our speakers.

Mosaic Digital Media Networking

Mosaic Digital Summit social

Our very own Our Commercial Director, Aidan, kick-started the night with an introduction on the Digital Summit, that highlighted what we are hoping to achieve by hosting these events. The aim of the Digital Summit is to place the emphasis on you, the attendee, to share how your journey has been as an entrepreneur, employee or business owner allowing you to express how digital has helped you along the way or the struggles you have faced. Without further ado, we moved onto our first speaker…

Kirsty James of Colony Networking led the speech with a bit about her humble beginnings, telling us she had her first idea for her company at the age of just 8! A very inspiring talk followed, including some of the issues you may encounter when building up your company along with solutions to circumvent these issues. You may listen to the speech here on our Facebook page and make sure to check out Colony Networking’s upcoming event here.

Kirsty from Colony Networking

Our 2nd speaker was Grant Holden of GH Nutrition, Grant appeared at our last digital summit but this time had the opportunity to speak! He began his talk with his childhood and upbringing giving us a fascinating story on what events led up to him opening his business and what ultimately led him to work with Mosaic to revamp his eCommerce website which you can check out here. His inspirational talk took us on a journey on what it’s like to start up and grow your own business along with anecdotes and learning experiences along with way. You can see his speech on our Facebook page here.

Gran from GH Nutrition Speech

After the talks had finished and the congratulations were given, it was time to wind down the night with a bit more social networking with a side of delicious grub from the buffet. Numbers and business cards were exchanged as our guests made their final goodbyes and headed off homeward bound.

Overall, we feel this Digital Summit was another successful check-in our books and though we did have our concerns we are confident that all our guests left with a smile on their faces. The turnout was less bustling than previous allowing the guests who showed up to build closer relationships with one another without feeling overburdened with the sheer volume of people. Another deviation from the previous Digital Summit was we decided to host this one on a Thursday rather than a Friday (because we all know how we like our Friday’s). Learning from this we have concluded Friday may be the preferred day for our Digital Summits as it allows the guests to stay as late they like knowing the comfort that a weekend follows, they also can have an extra cheeky beer from our beer fridge if they aren’t driving!

More Social Networking

GH Nutrition Pre-Workout tasters

There are definitely plans for another Warrington Digital Summit, so stay tuned as we fine-tune our formula to make the perfect and the best networking summit in Warrington to help small businesses grow. We hope to see you at our next Digital Summit and if you attended this one then a big thank you for showing up. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see at our next Digital Summit or if you would like to attend please let us know by emailing us at info@mosaicdigitalmedia.co.uk or call us on 01925 563 960.

We are finalists of the #DEA2019

We are pleased to announce that we are Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2019 finalists, the category being Digital Team of the Year.

The DEA, held in associated with UKFAST, has honoured Britain’s digital talent for over a decade. From start-ups to large corporates, the DEA judges hand select applicants who demonstrate “the most cutting-edge use of the modern web”, which is why we at Mosaic are extremely proud to be shortlisted as finalists for the event for Digital Team of the Year!

Our team is at the heart of the company and we believe that our growth and success so far, and the key to our future success, lies within our team. We pride ourselves in having a wide variety of talents and expertise within the team – our talented developers & digital marketers are highly motivated in providing a bespoke, professional and trustworthy service to all of our clients.


After we received the news that we are DEA finalists!
As a lot of you will know, if you blink you might miss a new update in the digital marketing world which is why we have to be on our a-game when it comes to keeping our skills sharp. We are always on the lookout for ways to learn and develop talents, whether it’s shadowing other team members or going to external training events.

The diverging talent within our team also means that we are able to deal a wide-range of digital requirements, from helping companies to get set-up with a brand new bespoke website, to helping them effectively drive traffic to the website via social media and SEO marketing. This process of working with our clients from start to finish enables us to really build a relationship with our clients and ultimately to do a better job on the project. We also believe in involving the whole team in projects as much as possible – an extra set of eyes on a project can provide you with a fresh perspective and a whole new angle!

Our team’s values mean that giving something back to the community is important to our company, which is why Mosaic, as a team, have made several charitable donations over the past few years, proving complimentary marketing to the likes of Papyrus, Warrington Wolves Foundation, Woolston Rovers and more recently Northwich RUFC.

Our success simply wouldn’t be possible without our digital team, they put in hours of effort into the business, as well as taking part in various events outside of work including a half marathon, a 5k park run, Pretty Mudder and spending a weekend around the Christmas holidays in Ireland for some valuable downtime! The staff also partake in many charity events. Last year, two of our staff members took part in an intensive yet rewarding 2-day suicide prevention course in order to get to know Papyrus more, ahead of us delivering their new website.


Enjoying our complimentary cupcakes from UKFAST!
Enough about us for now! The headline sponsors of the DEA, UKFAST, are well known within the digital industry, providing cutting-edge technology to start-ups, enterprise and public sector organisations throughout the UK. The awards are also sponsored by some big industry names, including, Manchester Evening News, Business cloud, Sale Sharks, Intel and Tech Manchester.

We can’t wait to see how we get on in the Digital Entrepreneur Awards, the awards ceremony will be held at the iconic Principle Hotel in the heart of Manchester city-centre on the 21st November.

In the mean-time, you can have a look at our office and team here and keep up to date on our socials:

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