The history behind Black Velvet Associates LtdOur brands and a Selection of our Associates
The original named company, Galaxy Consulting Ltd, was formed in September 2003 absorbing JK Design services (which was established in March 2003). 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 Program Management and, later, Digital Delivery Management. Galaxy provides consultancy services on an as-needed basis to SMEs and smaller Corporate Businesses.
The JK Design brand provided full design and development services for websites, mostly in the SMEs and smaller corporate market. They fully managed each project, including liaison 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) Training 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 Digital Training work, while Pink Gibbon concentrates more on Consulting/Analysis. Blue Giraffe was originally created to support John Jelly students and deals solely with creating websites for SMEs and 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 with the intention of expanding the services offered by engaging trusted Associates who bring a diverse range of skills from Business Growth Consutancy and Business Analysis through to Health & Safety and HR.