Our Story

Our story begins in 2009, Sarah Francis was squandering her savings in the coffee shops of Aviemore and failing to find a Marketing job in the region. Surrounded by micro businesses and community organisations in need of marketing support, she knew she had something to offer with her agency and project experience, particularly in Digital services.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Have a look around to find out about the wide range of marketing solutions we offer or get to know the Yellow Cherry team a bit better.

Timeline

2009
March 18

Relocation to the Highlands

In March 2009 Sarah Francis and her husband Joe move 563 miles North and Sarah starts job-hunting.
April 6

Yellow Cherry is born

After a few weeks failing to find a Marketing job and soaking up the unseasonably warm March weather, Sarah decides to start offering free-lance Website Design and Internet Marketing services. Yellow Cherry Digital is born.
May 1

First client

First client
In May of 2009, Sarah developed a logo and website for Loch-an-Eilein Pottery http://www.penspots.co.uk/
2011
September 11

Bit of time out

Sarah & Joe welcome their first child to the world
2012
April 1

100th website launched

Yellow Cherry celebrates launching it’s 100th website
2013
July 1

100th client

Yellow Cherry celebrates taking on it’s 100th client
2014
February 2

A little bit more time out

Sarah & Joe welcome their second child to the world
2015
April 1

First office

First office
With two small children at home, Yellow Cherry needed it’s own space and moves into Baron Taylor Street
June 1

2015 Rebrand

2015 Rebrand
Time for a refresh! After time off to look after the kids, Sarah was ready to get back to business – and first on the to-do list was a a vibrant rebrand.
June 5

Ltd Company formed

Business is going well and it’s time to make the move from Sole Trader to Ltd Company
2016
April 1

Tuminds Partnership

Sarah becomes an associate of Tuminds Social Media, delivering Digital Boost workshops across the Highlands and Islands and Specialist Advice 1-2-1 advice for businesses provided byย HIE
June 1

Team growth

Team growth
Sarah hires her first member of staff
2017
May 9

Erm…another bit of time out

Sarah & Joe welcome their third child to the world
November 1

Team growth

Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media experts are added to the team
2018
January 1

Move to Moray House

Move to Moray House
We outgrow our Baron Taylor Street office and set up the studio on Bank Street
April 1

Team growth

Extra project support is brought in to help manage our growing client portfolio
May 1

Workshops

Workshops
We start our first round of workshops in WordPress, Google Analytics, Search Engine Optimisation, Email Marketing and Google Ads
November 7

Team Growth

Photography and Video expertise are added to the agency
2019
March 1

Team growth

Office support is brought in to help keep us all in order
April 1

10th Year Anniversary – Day 1

To celebrate our 10th year in business we hit the road to visit clients, say thank you and run FREE digital drop-in sessions for businesses and start-ups around the North of Scotland! 09:30-11:30 Boat of Garten Community Hall    
April 2

10th Year Anniversary – Day 2

To celebrate our 10th year in business we hit the road to visit clients, say thank you and run FREE digital drop-in sessions for businesses and start-ups around the North of Scotland! 09:30-11:30 The Nevis Centre, Fort William
April 3

10th Year Anniversary – Day 3

To celebrate our 10th year in business we hit the road to visit clients, say thank you and run FREE digital drop-in sessions for businesses and start-ups around the North of Scotland! 09:30 – 11:30 Aros Community Theatre, Portree
April 4

10th Year Anniversary – Day 4

To celebrate our 10th year in business we hit the road to visit clients, say thank you and run FREE digital drop-in sessions for businesses and start-ups around the North of Scotland! 12:30 โ€“ 14:30 An Lanntair, Stornoway
April 5

10th Year Anniversary – Day 5

To celebrate our 10th year in business we hit the road to visit clients, say thank you and run FREE digital drop-in sessions for businesses and start-ups around the North of Scotland! 11:30 – 13:30 Macphail Centre, Ullapool
April 6

10th Year Anniversary – Day 6

To celebrate our 10th year in business we hit the road to visit clients, say thank you and run FREE digital drop-in sessions for businesses and start-ups around the North of Scotland! 11:00 – 13:00 The Muir Hub & Cafe Artysans, Muir of Ord
June 10

Team Growth

Corporate Development expertise join the team to help support and facilitate growth
August 19

Team Growth

The busy studio needs a touch more resource, our Creative Support position is born
October 21

Team Growth

It was becoming clear we needed someone to keep us all in line, the position of Studio Administrator was created.
November 21

Award Nominee

Award Nominee
We were so excited to be nominated for the Digital Byte award at the Shires 2019, we didn’t win but well done Cyber Security Scotland who won on the night!
2020
February 19

Award Nominee

We were so excited to be nominated for the FSB Scotland Digital Business of the year, Covid-19 has put all this on hold so our fingers are still crossed!
September 2

Team Growth

After a successful placement prior to the first Lockdown, we were delighted to offer our first Digital Apprenticeship
October 1

Team Growth

With new clients and projects to manage, we needed more support for our project managers and marketing consultants, welcome our latest Marketing Assistant
2021
June 13

2021 Rebrand

2021 Rebrand
Seeing significant business growth over the last few years in way of clients and team –ย  it was time for a new look. A refreshed brand – but holding the same old YC values!
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