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Happy 9th birthday Force24!

6 December 2019
by Force24

Wow, what a week we had to celebrate our special milestone – to say we’re full-up on treats is an understatement!

It’s been an incredible journey since we were first established nine years ago. In 2019 alone, some of our highlights have included rolling out our 1,000th platform release, seeing 2,500 UK marketers use our platform to manage their brands’ campaigns, securing investment from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Mercia Debt Finance, and being commended at the B2B Marketing 2019 Martech Awards.

And over the past near-decade we’ve grown our business from Adam Oldfield’s one-man vision to a team of nearly 60, all headquartered in our amazing offices in Leeds! Therefore, it was only fitting that we celebrated our anniversary in style with our fantastic workforce – and that meant getting in lots (and lots) of food.

So, although this might sound like a very familiar Craig David song, here’s our summary of how our seven days of activity went…

Monday, 2nd December, saw us fire up the grill as Sam, Charley and Adam cooked up a storm in the kitchen to feed our hungry employees bacon and egg sandwiches.

Tuesday’s theme included a tuck shop takeover as hundreds of sweet treats adorned our offices. We think even Willy Wonka would be proud of our efforts!

And with food very much at the heart of our celebrations, Wednesday was a ‘force’ to be reckoned with as Afternoon Tea – supplied by Harrogate’s finest caterer Mama Graze – proved to be a spread fit for our automation kings and queens.

Twenty-four hours later, our leadership team transformed themselves into Paul Hollywoods and Prue Leiths – figuratively speaking – to judge our staff’s F24 Great British Bake-Off on Thursday.

Our brilliant bakers whipped up a storm with brownies, cake and more cake all on offer for our delectation. And, we’re delighted to say our champion was our technical account manager, Mark Ellis, who won a cash prize for his star bake!

Ending the week on something of a sugar high, we had that ‘Friday feeling’ as we unveiled our fabulous birthday cake – produced by our Leeds neighbours Little Loves Pantry. Afterwards, we shut up shop and took our competitive edge all the way to a pub quiz!

We’ve had a fantastic week of celebrations and are delighted that our customers, Platinum Partners and supporters all got to enjoy it with us too. Thank you for your lovely messages and for coming along with us for the ride since 2010!

Here’s to many more years! (and an even bigger bash when we hit the big 1-0!)

Check out our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for all the action from the week!


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