ilovebramhall.com Launch Party

23 Nov 2013

www.ilovebramhall.com goes live!

Nearly 200 local business people filled Beluga Bar and Restaurant in Bramhall to celebrate the launch of ilovebramhall.com.

In a study by Sheffield University, commissioned by the BBC, Bramhall was revealed as Britain’s least lonely village, since tagged widely by the media as Britain’s friendliest village. The result of months of planning, research, canvassing and interviewing, local businesswoman Wendy Green has created a first port of call in finding out information on local events and activities, business services and community interests. “Local communities benefit from a one-stop information source that contains all they need to know to make life more enjoyable, to ensure they’re not missing out” said Wendy. “My aim is to highlight Bramhall, its people, places and passion; to provide a single source of information that supports and publicises our community, revealing Bramhall’s hidden gems.” Wendy said: “Some of the goals of www.ilovebramhall.com include increasing retail footfall into the village and attracting new businesses into what is already a vibrant village. It’s about supporting our independent shops and businesses, whilst further increasing our sense of community. It’s about people and it’s actually all about you!”

Bramhall’s full service creative agency, BlueCoffee(Dzinr), designed and built the responsive, mobile-ready website. “Fresh, relevant content, coupled with intuitive, attractive user interfaces, are the key ingredients of ilovebramhall.com.” said Stuart Gerrard, BlueCoffee’s(Dzinr)Creative Director. “Together with the project’s founder and driven figurehead, Wendy, we believe ilovebramhall.com will continue to add value to our local community. With their feedback, we’re planning to evolve the site into the long term success it deserves to become.”

Chris Syddall, owner of Beluga who hosted the party, said the event was one of the best nights Beluga has hosted over the past ten years! “Wendy has truly worked hard to bring together and reflect life in Bramhall. Ilovebramhall.com is a real celebration of what is unique and special about our village and the party reflected that.”

Businesses who have been trading for years as well as new start-ups spoke of their support and gratitude to Wendy for creating ilovebramhall.com. “Wendy is an inspiration to all of us,” said Penny Egan of Keller Kitchens. “The magic of Bramhall is its people,” said Fiona Hull of Construction Q, “and Wendy has captured that.” Joanne Hill from Alexandra Worsley(Amaranth) said “Simply a brilliant night! To get such a wide range of people together reflects Wendy’s knowledge of the area and contacts; ilovebramhall.com is a fabulous platform for businesses to promote themselves, and a fun way to do it too!”

“Miss Marple, Miss Bramhall! If anyone knows what happens in Bramhall it’s Wendy!” said James Dale of Purple Wifi “and there’s no-one better placed to find out! With Wendy behind it, ilovebramhall.com is definitely going to be an invaluable one stop shop of information and local news!” Lisa Gibson who runs Triple Three Solutions agrees: “I think Bramhall is a fantastic village. I have lived here for twenty seven years and have ran a business here for eight years. A site like this is just what we need to bring everyone together; to find out what is happening and for businesses to promote themselves.” Johanna Brown, who is Wendy’s childhood friend, said “Wendy has endless enthusiasm and dedication, she is just what Bramhall needs to  bring together and celebrate everything our village has to offer.”

Up and coming local band The Ordinary (Kazo), acclaimed by Noel Gallagher following their performance at a recent after show party, also performed live. “It was a privilege to be asked to play at ilovebramhall.com’s launch night,” said lead singer Jack, “the room was buzzing with excitement!”

Having helped establish the Bramhall Festival, Light Up Bramhall 2009-10 as well as Moxie Mingle networking events, alongside running her own Girl Friday business, social media enthusiast and organisational guru, Wendy is perfectly placed with her bottomless pool of contacts to connect residents and businesses with each other and find out what’s on. Ilovebramhall.com marks the first of Wendy’s vision of similar village and town-centric websites. “There is simply no other website in this area that brings together all the relevant up to date information; there are also plenty of opportunities for all ages to get more involved in their village.”

Minister of Bramhall Methodist Church, Leslie Newton, welcomes the arrival of ilovebramhall.com, stating it is a much-needed resource for connecting people together. “We hear about community breaking down, I think that Bramhall is bucking that trend, people genuinely do look out for one another.  Now with ilovebramhall.com here, we have an invaluable resource that links together and shouts about everything our wonderful village has to offer.” “Bramhall is quite simply a fantastic place to live that offers everything, no matter what your age, beliefs or interest,” says Wendy Green, “I was born and brought up in Bramhall and my first job was at Woolies! I’ve travelled to many places, but there is no place like Bramhall; it’s my home.”

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