StreetWise would not be possible without the amazing efforts and contributions made by our partners. In addition to the individuals who have given their time, expertise, opinions and feedback, we would like to thank:
Cheshire Connect have been facilitating contact with media specialists with the aim of helping us to raise the profile of StreetWise through advertising and social media.
“Everything we do at Cheshire Connect is based on our values. We work closely with a number of partners including the Cabinet Office, where we are a member of the Skills Exchange Steering Group, to encourage volunteering and more skills exchanges in our communities. Local Government, Cheshire Constabulary, the Church and local charitable trusts are key stakeholders in Cheshire and play an important part in our work. As we strive to better understand our local communities it is evident that securing funding and resources is increasingly challenging, whilst demand continues to increase for services offered by charities and community organisations.”
Ray Sherlock and the team at Engage Hub are our social media partners. StreetWise is excited to team up with this award winning, fast expanding social media agency.
“Engage Hub focus on technology that delivers results – cross-channel customer engagement that harnesses the power of the web, MMS, SMS,voice, email, push notifications and social media. Packed full of features and designed specifically to help your business strengthen customer engagement and improve operational efficiency, it’s easy to see why some of the world’s most successful brands rely on Engage Hub to safely deliver their messages.”
During 2016 were were putting out calls for anyone who wanted to donate time or skills to help develop StreetWise. That call was answered by David Robertson, of JADER Ltd.
“JADER Ltd is a small software house situated in the Borderlands of Norfolk and Suffolk. We are well placed to take on remote driven work where Skype and emails are the preferred medium for communication. Whilst we work with Microsoft Technologies as a specialty we can also take on work with PHP based solutions such as WordPress and Suite CRM.
We are helping WEARESTREETWISE Ltd set up a small Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to handle and automate the various procedures which run their publishing business.
As a Director of JADER Ltd, I, David A. Robertson would like to say that no job is too small. The size of the job requires negotiation though as often the customer may not know what they want and that must be determined before work starts.
All work is quoted and negotiated honestly.
Please see JADER Ltd’s website for more information on how we might serve you.”
MB GraffiX – graphic design and illustration studio
Jay at MB GraffiX is part of the military veteran community who generously designed our logos. Jay’s work has a distinctive style which very much appealed to us.
“I am a disabled Veteran former Royal Engineer and Royal Anglian that has used digital art as art therapy and as such retrained myself to be a graphic designer. We design and create logos, rebranding, print ready designs, and tattoos, in many styles from spiritual to military and much, much more. Please browse our gallery to view some of our latest projects. Feel free to get in touch to see how we can make your ideas come to design fruition.”
The Peter Kershaw Trust
In September this year we were awarded grant by The Peter Kershaw Trust, which is the family Trust of Manchester’s own Joseph Holt Brewery.
“Peter Kershaw was a direct family descendant of Joseph Holt who founded the local Manchester brewery, which still bears his name, in 1849. Peter took over as Chairman of the brewery in 1968 and established the Trust in 1974 by gifting a substantial holding of his shares in the brewery. This still forms the sole investment of the Trust.
The broad purpose of the Trust is to provide grants to combat social disadvantage in the Greater Manchester and north Cheshire area – basically, the operating area of the brewery. Peter’s concept was that, as he gained his livelihood through the sale of beer to the people of Manchester, this was his way of “giving something back”.
The Holt family had traditionally followed similar philanthropic aims with his uncle and grandfather (both called Edward Holt), both having contributed in a large way to the general benefit of the local people. The first Edward Holt (subsequently, Sir Edward Holt) was one of the original founders of what eventually became the Christie Hospital – one of the country’s leading cancer research and treatment centres. The second Edward (also, subsequently a Sir) established his own Trust in 1958 which operates a small block of flats in Didsbury for the benefit of people who have contributed to society during their working lives but have retired with limited income.
Peter died in 2000 and his son Richard became Chief Executive of the brewery and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Trust. The current Trustees, who include Richard’s two sisters Margie and Rosie, continue to follow the original aims of the Trust and award grants to a wide variety of organisations in Manchester and north Cheshire.”
Being granted funds by a Trust with such an iconic Manchester identity as Joseph Holt was an amazing boost for us. Our city has been home to innovation and unique philanthropic endeavours for centuries. This is how we roll.
The guys at TunaFish Media generously gave up some of their time and resources to make a promo video for StreetWise.
“We’re an award winning creative social content agency based in Manchester, who believe in generating ideas and content that get results. We’ve built a reputation for producing bold, bespoke and beautiful videos that captivate audiences through compelling digital marketing campaigns. Add that to our keen eye for statistics, tracking and data, and you get a company with a proven record for delivering effective results across a wide range of sectors and industries.
We create content that matches your culture and speaks to your audience, in order to drive traffic and deliver results. At the end of the day, your audience is your business, so don’t just communicate with them, say something.”