A Christmas Wish

By Cathy Barlow | December 22, 2021

Reflecting back over the last year, whilst it has not been as difficult as 2020, there is no doubt that it has been challenging. However, here at Smith Goodfellow we have been fortunate – with existing clients continuing to work with us and new clients coming on board we have again managed not just to survive, but to thrive.

Our team has grown and strengthened. We were sad to wave goodbye to Owen, who joined as an apprentice when he was just 16 and rapidly became a real asset for the business, but we are proud of the part we played in helping him to discover where his skills and interests lay. We know he will use them to great effect in his blossoming career with a London based agency (in fact he’s just been promoted).

In his place we now have Daisy, a highly talented graphic designer who has already made a great impression on our clients with her original and engaging work. We also have James – one of those hugely versatile individuals who has the ability to switch between writing great content, creating a bit of design work, liaising with clients or simply helping solve some technical issue in the office. Our most recent team member is Emily, whose technical writing skills and ability to grasp complex issues have made her invaluable in the short space of time she has been with us. That makes us eleven!

I am deeply grateful that we have all managed to stay (relatively) well this year. Grateful for our amazing clients, who are all people we are proud to work with. Most of all I am grateful for our incredible team, who have worked so hard to deliver a first class service, day in, day out, throughout all of the frustrations and difficulties that this year has offered us.

There remains only my Christmas wish for you – that the season is happy and healthy for you and yours, and that 2022 brings you peace, prosperity and wellbeing.


Managing Director


This year, Smith Goodfellow is proud to once again be supporting the CRASH Christmas appeal. CRASH charity helps adults who are homeless and children and adults who need end of life care in a hospice by constructing and refurbishing the buildings and places they need. A huge thank you to CRASH for their vital work. If you’d like to donate, you can do so here. Have a watch of the Crash Christmas card below.