Huddersfield-based web design agency, Beanie Media, is celebrating its two-year anniversary and the graduation of apprentice Reece Trickett, who was brought on board through the government’s Kickstarter scheme.

Reece became a part of Beanie Media through the Kickstarter scheme in 2021, which aimed to secure funding for the creation of new jobs for individuals between the ages of 16 and 24, receiving Universal Credit, and facing the risk of prolonged unemployment.

Managing Director of Beanie Media, Melissa Cooper, was attracted to Reece’s CV as it revealed his keen interest in web development and computers. Being a young entrepreneur herself, she recognised the potential to nurture his talents and passions.

Melissa says; “From day one, Reece’s positive attitude and eagerness to learn stood out. In just six months, he had already begun to shine, demonstrating immense potential. We then made the decision to offer him an apprenticeship, and over the last two years, he has not only honed his skills but also transformed into an exceptional web developer. I am very passionate about nurturing young talent, especially those who are local, providing much needed employment opportunities.”

Melissa began her career as a Marketing Apprentice before taking the bold step to establish her own agency. Beanie Media provides services in web design and development, as well as eCommerce advertising, catering to organisations of various sizes, from fledgling start-ups to well-established entities operating on an international scale. Their clientele includes names such as Colliers International, JADE Windows, France and Associates, Corton Wood Shopping Park, and Mumby’s Live-In-Care.

Reece is commemorating his two-year tenure with Beanie Media, and more notably, he is also graduating as a fully accredited web developer upon the completion of his apprenticeship.

Reece says; “I am so grateful to Melissa for taking me on two years ago, when I had very little experience. I have shown my passion and determination and learnt so much over the last two years. I look forward to continuing to grow with this business.”