It was hard to believe that, at the end of 2017 our team has been helping to support businesses for eight years.

We tend to be pretty focused on what we are doing, rather than shouting about it, but the Fraktul team is hard working and fast growing. We have always been marketing led, and customer focused, which is what we believe helps us to deliver real value. It is our values that set us apart, with clear commitments to Capability, Fun, Integrity, Care and Discovery.

Since Fraktul launched, we have quietly developed a rather enviable reputation for helping organisations thrive. We have helped businesses to grow, supporting the addition of millions to bottom lines, contributing positively to the economy.

Working with a range of organisations and seeing businesses triple in size, or have their “best year ever”, is what makes us get up every morning and puts a smile on our face. We are proud to support businesses across Scotland, England and globally too. We know our team can make a tangible difference.

This year we have supported businesses to win more awards, raising their profile in the community and celebrating success. Tay Valley Vets won Small Business at The Courier Business Awards. At the Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards, it was very satisfying to see clients as Finalists and Winners. We have also added that “something special” to bid submissions, enabling businesses to secure long-term multi-million contract awards.

We have seen long-term client The Bathroom Company reap the benefits of investment in their brand, opening a new Edinburgh Showroom which is already making waves in the capital. We have worked closely with Binn Group to develop a further offering Food waste Scotland, branding and fleet graphics for Williamson Food Services which were featured in an ad campaign by Volvo UK, supporting Castle Water and Proctor Group.

We work with organisations that want to make a difference and to reap the benefits of effectively communicating their message.

We are proud to give back, supporting a range of charitable organisations to achieve their goals. We get a real buzz helping people on their journey. As well as our team developing, we have supported students through work experience, Career Ready mentoring and a Modern Apprentice to achieve their ambition – playing our part in our communities.

At the end of the year, we are fortunate to reflect on having a highly experienced, committed and creative team who deliver consistently positive results to our customers. We all care passionately about the work we do and the difference we can make; it is business, but it is personal too, in a good kind of way.

There are exciting things planned for 2018, watch this space.