Sentio is 10!
Sentio is 10 this year, 2018 and we have had a tumultuous ride through the last 10 years. We have worked with large, medium and small companies around the UK and some international companies too. We have printed thousands of magazines and catalogues, business cards, leaflets, folders, point of sale (POS), boxes/packaging, banners, flags, exhibition stands and much more!
I thought I would just relate our adventure (personally I hate the journey word!) to you in a short but succinct way so you can see our story for yourselves.
Back in July 2008 I decided to stop working for a print company and set up my own business in Newbury. I had a huge amount of experience working with graphic design, print and paper. My true calling was with the luxury paper and packaging part of marketing. I had worked for GF Smith and then left to have a baby. Prior to setting up my business, Sentio I worked for printers but, found them to be very one dimensional and only interested in selling bog standard print. I was not interested in this and wanted to put my skills to a much better use and help companies with more engaging design and print.
After 6 weeks in business I had my first major break. I was in a children’s shop in Newbury and started chatting to the owner who said she has just been made the head of marketing at TieRack Retail Group. I never forget what she said to me… “Joanna I shall give you some print” I thought great stuff if Sentio can produce some work for TieRack that would be fantastic. I was lucky enough to pick the account up and produced all the printed marketing POS for 276 stores world wide. Sentio supplied the TieRack store in Reading Oracle to JFK Airport New York, and everywhere in between. This lasted for 5 years and was a huge boost for Sentio.
We then were able to work with companies like Vodafone, Cision PR, Cassini, Shawcity Ltd, Rubies Masquerade, Jokers, Torishima UK, ByBox Ltd, Martini and more recently, Energy Management LLP, Aynhoe Park, Leaderboard Group of Hotels, Total Jobs, Jack Trench Ltd and Dolphin Solutions Ltd.
What has Sentio learnt along the way?
To be honest the biggest thing we have learnt is to evolve, innovate and constantly strive to create our own market place. This is, for us a small business, the only we can stay fresh and inspire our customers. Sentio started life as a print management company and soon grew (after two months) to offer graphic design. After 10 years we now offer the following services
- Marketing Communications
- Graphic Design
- Print to include new print techniques such as digital foiling and SCODIX
- Promotional merchandise
- Website design and build
- Logo creation and branding
- Social media marketing
- Google Adwords implementation
From small acorns we have grown to a healthy sapling and will continue to evolve over the next 10 years and beyond!
I have worked with many entrepreneurs, who run their own interesting companies and forge their own adventures. One such entrepreneur once said to me. “You offer a high level of expertise in design, paper and print you need to work with companies where you can make a real difference to their business”
I have never forgotten this and now I can say, this is Sentio’s strap line and company ethos. For all those who read this blog we wish you a very happy 2018 and we would love to help you grow your business and make the difference we know we can achieve for your company.
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