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Happy 1st Birthday Giraffe!

This Monday, Giraffe had its first birthday!  We can’t believe how quickly a year has gone by, so we wanted to write a quick blog post to talk about the past year.  Before you yawn and click off – there will be a picture of me in a party hat holding a cake at the end.  Worth it? I think so.

The idea of Giraffe occurred to me just before I set off on holiday with my girlfriend and her then 2 year old daughter, Ella.  It tirelessly encompassed my thoughts throughout my flight to the point where I spent the first night sat on the balcony with a notepad fleshing out the idea.  I know what you’re thinking, yes I am a fun guy to go on holiday with!  Luckily my awesome girlfriend sat down and brainstormed the idea with me.

Upon arrival I shared the idea with Kane, and a week later we had named it, started the company and put the website up for the world to find spelling errors in.  A few months later we would take the plunge and quit our full time jobs with only a couple of clients on the books.  Here we are, a year on from the website going live – and we have more than 5 times the amount of clients, who span the globe and industries alike.

We love Giraffe and we’re utterly proud of our first year as a business.  But we’re just getting started.  We’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of our first year and look forward to meeting even more awesome people in our second year and beyond that.

Here are the pictures of our office this week:

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