Virtual Solutions 2019 Year in Review
Virtual Solutions 2019 Year in Review
For Virtual Solutions the past twelve months have arguably been the most important in the company’s history, and they’ve certainly been the most exciting! We feel like we welcomed in 2020 in a very different place to where we were at the start of 2019, and we’ve got a lot to celebrate and be thankful for.
First let’s talk about the rapid expansion we’ve had over the past year. After setting up our Barnstaple office as our company headquarters, we also established a base in New York and Dubai as part of our new Global brand. Our partnership with Party Ace founder Paul O’Brien has opened so many doors too and we’re incredibly excited to see where else this will lead us as 2020 rolls on.
As well as Paul and his expertise, we’ve also established a network of other experts, each at the top of their respective games, veterans in marketing and self-confessed lovers of all things hospitality! We imagine this will serve them well as a team as they focus their energy into making 2020 an even bigger success than 2019. So we’d like to officially welcome Milko, Mylene, Renato, Jodie, Sam, Leslie and Callen to the team as well.
Hospitality, of course, is at the heart of what we do, but so are events. In the past twelve months, Virtual Solutions have attended a collection of high-profile events, lending our voice, experise and skills to each. We are so happy to have been a part of each and are looking forward to seeing everyone from these events again. Some of the events we’ve attended in 2019 include; The World Travel Market, The Hospitality Show Dubai, The National Franchise Expo, and the Powderham Castle Food Festival.
Naturally our wonderful clients played an enormous role in making our 2019 so bright and eventful. We’d like to say a great big thank you to all of you for your custom, faith, support and kind words. This past year has yielded so many fantastic opportunities for collaboration and each of you has contributed to making 2019 as special as it’s been.
The past years success stories include, working alongside Oleevo Pizza of Milton Keynes; who gave us the opportunity to cultivate a bespoke marketing strategy aimed around prospective customers in their local area. From the exciting launch event, new menu design, managing local PR to a vibrant social media campaign, we’ve really enjoyed working with you. Oh, and your authentic Neapolitan style pizza is so delicious!
We’ve also worked with amazing clients across the pond in the United States. Banyan Hotels of Kissimmee, Orlando being an example of one. Those of you who enjoy theme park chasing may already know Kissimmee; it’s world famous for its food and restaurants, as well as being a popular location to rent a luxury villa that’s a short drive away from Disney Land, Universal Studios and many more attractions the Sunshine State has to offer.
Virtual Solutions Global also helped Banyan Hotels with a rebrand of their marketing and overall long-term strategic goals. The management team were so happy with our work and the results, that they’ve invited us back for 2020 to help them grow their brand and influence even further. Thank you for this, and we absolutely cannot wait to come back. We’ve got so many other clients we’d like to thank too, such as Riot Chicken, Party Ace and The Amazing Chocolate Workshop Dubai; which needs to be seen to be believed! And many more.
We’d also like to thank everyone who’s reached out online and on social media to provide us with feedback and such glowing testimonials. We see every single one and value every word immensely. Working with our clients over this past year has been so rewarding, but we’ve also been fortunate enough to have been invited to speak at various events. Not only has our founder Dawn Gribble been a guest speaker at UK events such as the Hospitality Table Cornwall event, but Dawn has also travelled to Greece to speak at the Social Media in Tourism Conference in Athens.
Dawn has also been featured on national TV as an Expert Judge on The Restaurant Talent Show, if you’re wondering which episode then we can help you out; it was Episode 7. Finally, Dawn was also nominated for the Business Excellence Award this year for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the industry.
2019 has been a transformative and successful year for Virtual Solutions and we’re very much looking forward to what 2020 has ready for our plate.