My name is Andrew Laws, you might have already guessed it, but I started this company.
My business is complicated. I have spent twenty years keeping on top of the latest developments in the fast-changing virtual landscape, combining state of the art SEO and Digital Marketing to exploit the full power of the internet, and make my clients’ budgets work much, much harder.
My business is fascinating – and gets more so every day, working for a wide variety of interesting clients, and with some of the best Digital Marketing geniuses around. I have built a team of talented, creative, focused and results-driven associates that I am proud to have the honour of working with.
We are based in Ipswich, Suffolk, which is why we’ve got this lovely photo of the Orwell Bridge as a part of our branding.
But that’s enough ‘About me’ and my business. Get in touch and let’s talk about yours. And about how we can help make it bigger, better, fast.
Call us on 01473 852075
7 Bailey Close
Our working culture
Like a lot of companies, we have developed a culture that we know helps our clients get the most value from us, but also helps those who work closely with us understand where we are coming from. Many successful companies formalise their working culture and distil it into a document that is available to those within the organisation. The ‘who’, ‘where’ and ‘communication’ paragraphs below are a snapshot of an ever-evolving document that develops as our company grows.
Who works at Andrew Laws Associates Ltd?
The company was founded by Andrew Laws in 2013, previously Andrew operated as a sole trader under the trading name ‘Web Caretakers’ (starting in 2001). Andrew is the Managing Director and coordinates a team of talented, dedicated freelancers.
Our freelancers act as team members and are wholly dedicated to the company and its goals. In the near future, we may hire full-time employees, but for now, we feel that working with trusted freelancers gives everyone involved in Andrew Laws Associates access to an incredible knowledge base of well-earned knowledge and experience.
Everyone who works for Andrew Laws Associates Ltd has signed a mutual, two-way non-disclosure agreement.
Each member of our team is chosen (and celebrated) for having a curious mind, a passion for creativity and incredible enthusiasm for learning. Several team members are actively performing musicians, one of us has written romance novels.
Above all, we chose to work with people who seek out opportunities and knowledge that helps drive our clients forwards towards their goals.
Where do we work?
We have an office with nice chairs and a comfy sofa on Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate in Ipswich. We love visiting our clients because we can sometimes learn a lot from seeing them in their natural environment. We also like clients to visit our office, we have been told it is a relaxing and productive place.
There is usually someone in the office, but when appropriate several of us also work from home. The office is sound-treated to make it a pleasant environment to work in. This acoustic treatment also makes the office great for recording voiceovers and podcasts. The acoustic tiling also makes our vintage separates hi-fi and large speaker stacks sound fantastic, so we listen to a lot of music while working.
Clarity of communication is key to both internal relationships and crucial to how we relate to our clients. When we communicate with anyone we focus on being understood, and endeavour not to use industry technobabble or confusing acronyms. When technical jargon is unavoidable we will always explain how what we’re talking about relates to achieving our clients’ goals.
We listen to understand, not solely to form responses. We endeavour to be wholly present when speaking to all colleagues, clients and everyone else.
Internally we very rarely email each other; we have developed more practical ways to communicate. We use Google Workplace to collaborate on documents, Trello to manage projects and Slack for internal communications. Clients are welcome to email us, but most find instant messaging or phone calls preferable. We work hard to respond to messages from anyone as swiftly as possible.