Well known TV dragon and boss of Ryman’s, Theo Paphitis, set up Small Business Sunday in 2010 to boost the exposure of exceptional small businesses around the UK. Businesses are invited to pitch to the business tycoon and, after analysing their pitches, Theo decides who to retweet to his 400,000 followers.
Metalfrog had attempted to get noticed by Paphitis in the past, and on Sunday July 24th 2011, Chris Wheeler, managing director, decided to have one more try. He explained on Twitter how Metalfrog offer a legally binding contract which guarantees their clients success with search engines, and this time Theo noticed it.
The next morning the Metalfrog website had received more than 20,000 visitors and the phone was ringing off the hook. Chris described the team as ‘jumping for joy’, and believes to this day that the boost Theo gave the company was a pivotal moment in history.
When Theo needed a new website to support the Small Business Sunday initiative, he knew where to come. Metalfrog designed and produced a cutting edge website for the project, and to this day it is the hub of Small Business Sunday and still helping small businesses get the boost they need.
Metalfrog has had the pleasure of being recognised by the Eastern Daily Press as a Future50 company. The award was received in 2012 (and then again in 2013), in recognition of a number of key elements of the company’s success. These included:
Since receiving the award, Metalfrog has gone from strength to strength. By working with other Fortune50 companies, the business has continued to grow and diversify, evolving into the holistic digital marketing agency you see today.