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An Enterprising Team in 2014!

January 29, 2014 in Community Issues, Education, Events, News, Opportunities, Regular Updates, Uncategorized, Website Updates

Welcome to 2014! We hope it’s looking like a positive year so far and that all our Visitors, Members, Followers and Likers have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, for those who celebrate these festivities. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Late last year, we started a project with The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy based at The Sheffield College. We created the project for a group of students to work on that would be beneficial to the business and help them build skills instrumental to daily business management. So, since a lot of what we do is effectively marketing and promoting our lovely members, what better project to share than one of a marketing nature? 

The team were tasked initially with getting the FunMeFit name out there and helping FunMeFit get more members. We looked at ways to effectively attract more businesses to our new directory and the students were forthcoming with their research and marketing ideas. Their findings and suggestions lead to a number of changes to the FunMeFit website that visitors and members can expect to see in the coming weeks. We’ll also be promoting FunMeFit as a directory in 2014 and hopefully, our members will go on to recommend us to friends, family and colleagues so that we can grow as a network encouraging health, well-being and fitness in the community.

students from college

Ben, Aaron, Kate (FunMeFit) and Jhuma from The Sheffield College.

 

The team’s role has now developed into helping FunMeFit with a specific marketing avenue – a charity fundraiser. We hope that this will be a great way for them to learn about how businesses can really get involved in the community but also how fundraisers can be used to raise awareness for businesses too. We’ve already been proud to help many businesses, organisations and charities with fundraising efforts and last year, FunMeFit was thrilled to raise over £300 for the Sheffield branch of The Sick Children’s Trust. We also helped other charities with their fundraising and awareness raising.

SCT branching out

So this year, we look forward to continuing our positive community work and growing as a network and a business. We hope our members can share our work with others and we welcome our newest members to the community.

Useful Links:

The FunMeFit Business Directory

The Sheffield College

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy

For charity fundraising marketing materials – Foster & Scott (Sheffield-based print & digital designers)