Hey Me turns 4
Posted by Amelia Spanton on 28 August 2021

August marks Hey Me’s 4th Birthday so we thought there’s no better time for the team to take a step back and reflect on our time at Hey Me.  

Over the last few years, it’s been great to see Hey Me grow from 1 to a team of 5. We’ve also had the chance to work with a number of companies across a wide range of sectors, from business coaching to rail software development. 

Before setting up on her own in 2017, Amy worked for an array of companies from small agencies to multinational companies. Primarily, she founded Hey Me in order to help her manage her chronic illness better. Hey Me enables employees to work flexibly and remotely making it easier to fit round challenges such as health or working as a parent. 

Amy sits overlooking the River Ouse in York.

Amy commented:  

‘When I set off on my Hey Me journey it was hard to think of where I might end up. Originally working as a freelancer, I couldn’t really imagine it growing into an agency. But, as time went on, I found more opportunities to work with fantastic people and the team began to take shape. During the last 12 months alone, we have grown from a 2 person to 5 person team. When the team did begin to grow, I wanted to make sure that everyone had the flexibility to fit their working life around their home life. As creatives we work best at different times of the day and night and ensuring we have flexibility enables the team to deliver their best work when it most suits them. As long as we’re around when our clients need us, we offer the best possible service and we’re able to support each other – that’s what it’s all about.’  

Let’s hear what the team have to say about why they love working at Hey Me.

Gemma Colley, PR & Communications Associate  

‘I love how we are a fantastic small team who all get on really well, providing support to each other when we need it and are genuine friends. Considering that none of us have ever met each other in person, we’re an incredibly close and strong unit professionally and personally.’ 

Emma Lever, PR & Communications Associate 

‘I really enjoy working with my colleagues at Hey Me. Despite being spread all over the UK, having such a supportive and friendly team really makes it a great place to work. Always there at the end of the phone, we can talk about anything and everything, and I really can’t wait for our first face-to-face social soon! 

In the past year, I have learnt to balance working at Hey Me part time alongside being a new mum. This has been the most significant and fulfilling periods of my career and life to date. Thanks to Hey Me’s flexible work pattern created by Amy and good backbone of support across the team, I feel enabled to be the best comms professional I can be and still be there for my little boy – the best of both worlds.’  

Amelia Spanton, Social Media & Communications Executive  

‘I really enjoy working in a small, close-knit company you get to know everyone and feel connected even though we work remotely. I’m so glad to have met the team, they are always fun to chat to and always there to lend a hand. Working for a small company like Hey Me I always feel valued as an employee and I’m grateful to work for a thoughtful, considerate company.  

As this is my first job post-graduation after initially interning for Hey Me, it’s been a great opportunity to learn from experienced professionals who already have a wide range of experience in the industry. I have been given some great opportunities to experiment and learn more in a hands-on fashion. I also really appreciate being encouraged to upskill and learn more about marketing, PR and comms. 

I would have never expected to find such a great role from my university internship!’ 

 If you would like to read more from the Hey Me team take a look at the rest of our blog 
 

 

“Since day one, Amy herself has fit seamlessly into our team, understanding the message we want to convey and the audiences we want to reach. Her upfront audit was invaluable in helping us internally hone our common voice, which has demonstrated itself in the consistency of the content we put out as a brand and as individuals within the company. Behind the scenes, Amy has instinctively adopted our internal communication methods (Slack, SharePoint) and works closely with our in-house graphic design team to ensure our graphics and copy are in sync.” Lucy Prior MBE - previously from 3Squared 2021
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I met Amy a few years ago at a Young Rail Professionals event and was able to provide her with an opportunity to manage the comms on a major alliance which she flourished at. Soon after she started, Marie came along to provide HR support across the multiple businesses. It seems only natural that being as dynamic and knowledge as they are, they are looking to work together on this new venture, which I am sure will be a huge success.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston
“I saved so much time after implementing a more structured approach which has given me the opportunity to focus on creating more content and work more closely with my clients. Amy and her team are easy to deal with and are quick to provide valuable solutions. I would not hesitate to work with Hey Me again in the future.” Karen Duncan - Lanehead Coniston

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