Black Velvet Associates consists of the following brands:
John Jelly: Established in July 2012
Digital Training for SMEs and Micro businesses including Website, Social Media and Email Marketing Training. Both small classes and 1 to 1 training is carried out including a 6 month programme. https://johnjelly.co.uk
Pink Gibbon: Established in May 2018
Pink Gibbon supply Digital Marketing Analysts and other specialist Business Professionals to help make your business more profitable. They work remotely or on-site depending on the project. https://pinkgibbon.co.uk
Blue Giraffe Websites: Established September 2017
Web Design and Development using the WordPress platform to help Holistic and Creative businesses have an effective web presence. https://bluegiraffewebsites.co.uk
The original name, Galaxy Consulting Ltd, was formed in September 2003 absorbing JK Design services. It provided both Consultancy and Development services. The Directors/consultants were highly experienced IT solutions experts at that time and have since developed their skills to encompass the Digital arena and all the associated services, such as Social Media and Email Marketing.
Galaxy provided on-site, long term IT consultancy to many different large corporations including Project and Programme Management and, later, Digital Delivery Management. These services stopped in October 2017. Galaxy continue to provide consultancy services on an as-needed basis to SMEs and smaller corporates.
The JK Design brand provided full design and development services for websites, mostly in the SMEs and smaller corporates market. They fully managed each project, including liason with the project owner/sponsor.
The JK Design brand was separated from the main company and sold in April 2015. The John Jelly (registered Trademark) brand became the main focus and in time Blue Giraffe Websites and later Pink Gibbon were added into the mix.
This neatly separates the audiences with John Jelly retaining most of the SME Training work, while Pink Gibbon concentrates more on Consulting/Mentoring growing businesses. Blue Giraffe was originally created to support John Jelly students and deals solely with creating starter websites for Micro businesses such as Therapists and Photographers.
The same 2 directors who established Galaxy Consulting in 2003 are still the only 2 directors today.
In November 2019 Galaxy Consulting Ltd changed it’s name to Black Velvet Associates Ltd.