One of our clients, SmarterCard, won an Essex Countywide Business Award for Innovation on Friday (23 April). We were chuffed to bits for them, and very glad that their rather brilliant business idea has been getting the recognition it deserves. It’s a marketing service for local leisure and entertainment outlets, giving 15,000 members cash discounts when they visit affiliated businesses.

We missed out on a win ourselves, but we were still honoured to be finalists for Best New Company of 2009. It helps keep morale up – and it’s a vindication of the hard work we’ve put in since the company formed in summer last year.

However, with the help of two other clients, we celebrated St George’s Day in traditional English fashion. Yes, the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend has both a bar and a dancefloor, so heads and legs ached on Saturday morning…