Website refresh: A reflection on Hey Me’s evolution
Posted by Amelia Spanton on 22 August 2022
Amy looks upwards towards suspended lights

This week marks our fifth birthday. Five years of client expansion, team growth, successes, and milestones.  

We have learnt so much since the business began led solely by Amy Jeffs, our Founder and Managing Director, and have taken the time to reflect on our journey and what the future has in store for Hey Me.

The media and communications landscape has rapidly evolved since we began in 2017. With that, we too have had to quickly change and adapt, taking in the global pandemic and other challenges along the way. One of the key changes has been the the increasing use of digital means in which our clients choose to engage and communicate with their target audiences.  

As communicators passionate about promoting our clients work, we often forget to champion our own work, which through our new website marks a shift change in how we communicate the Hey Me story going forward. To reflect our growth and expansion, we have worked hard to revise and enhance the website, to better showcase who we are and what we do to the external world. 

Prior to establishing Hey Me, Amy worked for an array of companies from small agencies to multinational corporations She went on to create Hey Me to establish a better work-life balance and help manage her chronic illness better.  

Since then, the team has grown to include members across the length and breadth of the UK. Through its flexible working policy, Hey Me enables its team to go above and beyond, learn new skills, and have a role which works around a range of requirements from childcare to academia. Staff retention remains high which is testament to the value and trust Amy places in her team and the enjoyment they get from working for Hey Me.  

Members of the Hey Me Team, Katie, Gemma, Amelia and Emma (left to right), stand together in conversation.

Client wise, it has certainly been busy, with a steady stream of new businesses and projects coming through the door. Starting out, Hey Me worked with only one or two clients at a time, largely on a project-to-project basis. Now in 2022, we are proud to work with businesses from across the rail, technology, and coaching sectors. Looking ahead, we are focused on building on our existing relationships and nurturing new ones, championing the stories that matter in an impactful and meaningful way.  

Amy reflects on the five years since Hey Me began:  

“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.  

“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.” 

Here’s to the next five years in the Hey Me journey!  

If you would be interested in learning more about Hey Me can support you with your communication needs, get in touch with a member of our team today.  

“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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