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November, a LITTLE Roundup

Friday, December 6th, 2019

The month of November has been another busy one for the LITTLE team, but we’ve still managed to cram in: a (peppercorn) saucy photoshoot for Stockdales of Yorkshire, the launch of Eleventh Hour Beauty, two Bensons videos, and then we topped the month off with the construction of our very own in-office Christmas Grotto!

So, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty details…

Stockdales photoshoot 

There were baubles, steak and gravy aplenty – and, no, that’s not a new addition to the menu – at the Stockdales of Yorkshire photoshoot in November. 

We snapped shots of their new menu alongside speciality Christmas dishes, mouth-watering Sunday roasts, desserts and festively dressed dining areas.

We walked away with some magical shots, and strangely full stomachs. Where did that Yorkshire pudding go? 

Beats me. 

Eleventh Hour Beauty launch

We launched the Eleventh Hour Beauty app and website in November with an event at Wynyard Hall in Stockton-on-Tees. 

The event was a huge success, with great turn-out from salons, hair and beauty businesses from across the North-East of England.

We don’t know which was better – hearing all about the revolutionary new way of booking last-minute hair and beauty appointments through the Eleventh Hour platform, from the CEO herself, Abigail Fletcher, or the generous amount of cupcakes. 👀


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We’re all set for tonight’s salon pre-launch event at Wynyard Hall! Are you joining us? Come and find out everything you need to know about Eleventh Hour Beauty! • • • • • #beauty #beautyapp #eleventhhour #event #launch #beautysalon

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Bensons Gas Engineering and Panels

We shot two separate videos for Bensons in November, one to showcase the gas engineering side of the business, and the other to promote their panels offering.

We focused on making the Bensons team appear as friendly and approachable on film as they are in real life in the gas engineering video, filming on an active, busy site for authenticity.

For the panel video, our focus was on the professional service that Bensons offer, being sure to display the technical expertise of the staff by filming at the Bensons factory. This way, we could show viewers all of the different areas of the panel building process.

The shoot was a success – even with the nippy winter weather! – and we gathered some fantastic footage that we can’t wait to show off after editing.

The LITTLE Grotto 

The approach to December gave the LITTLE team a BIG Christmas itch, so we decided to take action and stop waiting for the festive magic to come to us. Because as they say “If the Christmas won’t come to the studio, the studio will come to the Christmas.”

Or something like that.

We designed our very own studio Christmas grotto, complete with wooden cladding (fake), snow (fake), and a love of the festive season (very real). There’s a “no shoes, no shirt, no Santa hat, no entry” policy and Christmas music playing around the clock (fake).


In addition to our grotto, we also launched our LITTLE Charity Christmas Raffle, in aid of St George’s Crypt, to spread Christmas cheer to those less fortunate. So please get involved and enter for the chance to win some incredible prizes!


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Introducing… LITTLE’s Christmas Charity Raffle 2019! • Christmas is a wonderful time for many, but it can be easy to forget those who are less fortunate than us. • We’re trying to spread a LITTLE cheer this Christmas, by hosting a Christmas Charity Raffle in aid of @stgeorgescrypt, who do a remarkable job in supporting homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds. • Our lovely clients have donated some fantastic prizes that are sure to make great early Christmas presents – so please dig deep and get involved! • Click the link in our bio to find out more 🔝 ​• ​• ​• ​#OurCityWeCare #Fundraising #Cryptmas #charity #giving #stgeorgescrypt #charityevent #charityraffle #getinvolved #charityfundraiser #marketing #marketingagency #christmascountdown #raffle #santasgrotto #leeds

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Well, there goes another month for the LITTLE team. The end of 2019 is fast approaching, but there’s still December to go, so watch this space for more LITTLE achievements to come!

LITTLE’s Christmas Charity Raffle 2019

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

Update: You helped us raise a fantastic £1100!

As much as we all love Christmas – the time of year for loving and giving, not everyone is lucky enough to spend this time gathered around the tree, opening gifts with friends and family.

This year, we’re hoping to give a LITTLE back to those less fortunate, by turning our studio into a grotto (yes, we’re serious!) and hosting a charity raffle in aid of St George’s Crypt.

We’ve had some fantastic prizes donated that are sure to make your Christmas extra special, so please dig deep and help us to make a difference for some of those who have nothing this year.

Raffle entries cost £10 per ticket, and you can purchase as many as you like! You can enter free of charge via our JustGiving page, or using PayPal. Please ensure you leave your full name for us to contact you. All prizes have been kindly donated to us, and ALL of the proceeds go to St George’s Crypt in Leeds. We will allocate one ticket to every £10 donation.

*Please note the draw is now complete and all prizes have been allocated*

Purchase your raffle ticket:

And the winner’s are…

Click here to watch the prize draw live video.

Click here to watch the prize draw live video.

St George’s Crypt:

St George’s Crypt supports the homeless and vulnerable people of Leeds by providing help, advice, food and shelter to those who need it the most. The charity makes a massive difference to hundreds of people each year, who would otherwise have nowhere to turn. We all know how bitterly cold and wet this time of year can be, and your £10 raffle ticket will help to give a little bit back this Christmas – providing hot meals, beds, clothing and hot showers to those less fortunate.

The Draw

The raffle will be drawn at 3pm on Friday 13th December, and prizes can be collected from our ‘grotto’ (yes – there’s a real one! It’s in our studio) in Leeds between 9 am Monday 16th and 12pm Friday 20th December 2019. Even if you don’t win, why not join us in the grotto for a mince pie or mulled wine in front of our (virtual) log fire? We’ll be playing non-stop festive tunes to get you into the Christmas spirit! Still don’t believe us? Check out this timelapse of how we transformed our regular meeting room into a grotto below:

Terms and conditions:

To enter our raffle, and be in with the chance of winning one of our amazing prizes, please donate £10 via Just Giving or PayPal and leave your full name and contact details. We’ll notify you of your raffle number by email or phone (as long as you leave your details), and also let you know if you’ve won any of the prizes above. We’ll make reasonable efforts to contact you if you’ve won a prize, but please note that all anonymous donations will be treat as direct donations to St George’s Crypt as opposed to raffle ticket purchases.

Purchase your raffle ticket:

Our LITTLE charity events for 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Since Red Nose Day is coming up we had a think about how we could contribute to a cause that we feel passionate about. We decided to pick The Brain Tumour Charity, as we felt they are making a real difference daily to people with brain tumours and their families. The Brain Tumour Charity fund pioneering research to increase survival, and raise awareness of the symptoms of a brain tumours. Plus they provide support for everyone affected to improve their quality of life. Additionally, due to Red Nose Day coming up we have also decided to give the money we make from that day to them as we feel the work they do positively affects a variety of people in need.

Here are a few things we are doing soon to help raise money for these charities…

Red Nose Day bake sale

This Friday we are hosting a bake sale at our studio. We are advertising the sale through posters made by Ellen and Matt (our designers) around our building. We intend to sell them all, however, we wouldn’t mind if something is left over for us to try!

National Walk to Work Day

On the 7th of April we welcome the National Walk To Work Day, initially introduced to encourage people to be mindful of their mental health. However, since quite a few of our staff live over an hour away (in a car) we decided to do a twist on the day. Instead, we are hiring a treadmill for the office and we are going to calculate the amount of miles each of our journeys would take collectively, and work together to get through the miles.

We feel this is going to be a great way to raise some money for The Brain Tumour Charity!

Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Here at Little we are an active bunch and decided there would be no better way to raise money than to walk the 3 peaks in Yorkshire. The peaks included are Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres). This is a 24-mile long route which includes a 5,200ft ascent. We have an aim to do it in less than 12 hours as you then receive a certificate!

If you would like to sponsor us for any of these events please click here! Anything is appreciated and we thank you for doing so.


We just wanted to say a huge thank you!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Last month the fine gentlemen of LITTLE shunned their razors to raise money for the Movember Foundation. It was a gallant effort from everyone that resulted in some magnificent facial hair and plenty of money raised for this brilliant cause.

We’re really proud of our final total of £712 and we would like to thank everyone – clients, friends and family who supported us and donated. The money raised will be used to help men all over the world overcome male cancers and mental health problems, and we are chuffed to have been a part of it.