Moonfruit, the UK’s leading web building and hosting brand is celebrating its 15th birthday and I was lucky enough to be invited. I have to say it was one of the best birthday bashes I’ve been too. All of the food was supplied by small businesses that use Moonfruit’s services.
We had amazing hot dogs by Big Apple Hot Dogs and the most incredible sweet bread-type desserts called chimneys by Chimney Cake Bakers. I went for Nutella and coconut – delicious. All washed down with a lovely lavendar cocktail and topped off with cake pops in the shape of the Moonfruit characters!
Launched in 1999 by Wendy Tan White, Joe White and Eirik Pettersen, Moonfruit was created to help the average man on the street get their business online. The London-based company has since helped create over 6 million sites worldwide and its customer base is growing each year. Moonfruit has also just launched KickStart, a bespoke solution for people needing a tailor-made website on a budget, and bringing customer websites up to date using HTML 5. With an increasing demand to support Britain’s small businesses and to provide people with the means to follow their dreams, Moonfruit’s founding principle to support people to put their passions online is now more relevant than ever. For someone who is thinking of upgrading their blog this is something I am certainly going to look into.
Wendy Tan White, CEO of Moonfruit said of the birthday celebrations: “With an estimated combined annual turnover of £1,600 billion, SMEs account for 48.1 per cent of private sector turnover and as such, they’re the backbone of the UK economy. We’re incredibly proud to have helped so many people and businesses to do what they love by giving them the platform to create websites that truly reflect their personalities.”
The team at Moonfruit seem like an absolutely lovely bunch, and what’s better than that to have to help you build you brand and create the perfect site for you?