Our story.

Throughout our 10 years we have achieved some incredible things not to mention a fair few office moves before we found our happy home in Birmingham City Centre. We’ve seen the team grow and produced some outstanding work for our clients.

The Future

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2017

Lightbox finish the final touches to the Birmingham office and shoot their first corporate video. Lightbox launch the Selectequip hub and formulate a close relationship with the business to re-imagine their digital offering and drive digital sales.

Lightbox launch their new website with a mobile first approach showcasing recent projects, the team and the new services. The new LoveBrum website goes live.

2016

Lightbox achieve the impossible and deliver a large CMS website for global enterprise Elta Group in under 3 weeks for a global launch of the Elta Group rebrand.

One of Lightbox’s E-commerce clients breaks through £1m in online sales within a year of launching their new E-commerce website.

Lightbox launch Digital Marketing services expanding the team to 9. As well as delivering websites with a proven track record of improving conversion, the team now work with clients to increase their digital visibility, online revenue and brand reach.

Lightbox become a service patron to LoveBrum working on a new website for the Birmingham Charity.

2015

Lightbox relocate to Birmingham City Centre. The office on John Bright Street near New Street Station needs a lot of work but the team are happy to chip in and help to make it home.

Lightbox develop their first App in the form of an event location app guiding city visitors to events.

2014

Lightbox expand, welcoming Tom and Dan to the development team.

2013

Lightbox relocates into a larger, new office with plans to develop the development team further. Rob starts to attend networking events in Birmingham with a view to developing the business in the city.

Lightbox moves into developing e-commerce websites on WooCommerce and Magento platforms.

2012

Warren Bickley joins Lightbox at age 17 as the company’s sole developer to bring development in-house. Warren had been developing websites and games since the age of 12 and was tasked with creating a development workflow.

Through research and testing, Lightbox adopt WordPress as our primary ‘open source’ content management system (CMS).

WordPress is chosen due it’s ease of use for our clients when updating their websites. When positioned next to other CMS platforms such as Drupal and Joomla, we believed WordPress offered an more user friendly experience.

2011

Lightbox hires its first graphic designer to work with Rob to create bespoke websites, branding and marketing material for SME clients.

2009

Lightbox relocated to office space in Lichfield City Centre working with other marketing specialists collectively on projects.

2008

Lightbox develop a strong portfolio of property and architectural clients in year 1. The collapse of the financial markets in 2008 means that Lightbox lose this client base as the property market ceases to invest in development and marketing projects.

Lightbox shifts focus to providing digital design services whilst utilising a freelance company for development services. Through determination and business networking events, the client base starts to grow.

2007

Rob sets up Lightbox from an office on Lichfield providing graphic design, website design and CGI services. Lightbox starts trading with zero clients but a relentless drive to market to the property and architectural market. The launch of an initial marketing campaign brings Lightbox it’s first client working on marketing collateral for a large mixed use development scheme.

2005

Lightbox is registered as a Limited Company

Photos over the years.

We’ve had some great times over the years. Below is a collection of photographs from our history that we couldn’t fit into the timeline.