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Scaramanga timeline

In 2021, Scaramanaga celebrates 21 years of business. A lot has happened, especially in the last year, so we thought we would spend a little time jotting down what we could remember.

2021

22nd September 2021

Business Green Leaders - Communications Agency of the Year Award 2021

Scaramanga has been working for over two years with business energy and water consultant Control Energy Costs. In September 2020, we launched a green campaign to promote their renewable energy offering and net zero services.

The campaign has been very successful, so we jointly decided to enter it into the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2021, under the Communications Agency of the Year category. We are thrilled to be shortlisted – especially as Scaramanga is the smallest agency in the shortlist!

2020

16th November 2020

20 years of Scaramanga

In November 2020, Scaramanga celebrated its 20th Birthday. It has been quite a journey, so we plan to celebrate reaching this milestone. For starters we have launched this new website, but there is more to come.

August 2020

Scaramanga moves offices

The Surrey team moves to One Croydon, also known as the Fifty Pence Buidling, right in the heart of Croydon.

July 2020

Scaramanga moves to larger offices

The Kent team moves to larger offices in Churchill Square doubling the space. Thankfully, the move was painless as the new office was just across the corridor.

2019

August 2019

New brand and website launched

To mark the merger, we created a new bold identity so everyone knows that we are here!

1st August 2019

Merger of Scaramanga Marketing and Thoughtful on 1st August to form Scaramanga Agency

2018

May 2018

A fresh new approach to Thoughtful’s brand

As a design led company, the Thoughtful team decided it was time to shout about our design credentials. In an attempt to reposition the company we rebranded and established three core messages: that we develop brands, design stuff and are experts in the web.

We took a bold minimalist approach to the identity, inspired by Japanese aesthetics.

2016

November 2016

Claire Scaramanga becomes a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

2015

April 2015

Scaramanga moves into The Officers’ Mess in Caterham

Just like Thoughtful, Scaramanga started with a two person office and squeezed three people in, before moving to a four, and then five, person office so the proverbial cat could be swung.

2014

Thoughtful hires its first employee

A junior web developer joins, doubling the size of the team overnight.

2013

November 2013

Thoughtful moves into Churchill Square in Kings Hill

Having spent 2 years working from home, it was time to get a small 2-person office, in which we would eventually manage to shoehorn 3 people.

2011

1 July 2011

Simon Leadbetter forms Thoughtful Web

After the anguish of making the decision and months of planning, It was finally time to open the metaphorical doors. Logo designed, website built, coffee made, we pushed the power button on the new computer and took the first step on our journey.

March 2011

Scaramanga secures BBC One TV Show for The Sheriffs Office (The Sheriffs Are Coming)

2003

July 2003

Simon Leadbetter develops new branding and website for Scaramanga

April 2003

Scaramanga hires its first employee

2001

Claire Scaramanga and Simon Leadbetter meet at networking

At that time, we were both based in Wimbledon, South West London. To avoid all the tennis stars and strawberry punnet wielding tourists, we would get up extremely early for a breakfast network meeting in Wimbledon High Street. Although not my [Simon] favourite activity, it was here that Claire and I first met and it would prove to be the start of a long lasting friendship.

2000

16th November 2000

Scaramanga incorporated on 16th November