The pandemic has brought about a lot of change for many businesses, including Jonny Kermode, owner of Midlothian design agency Fifth House. After experiencing furlough at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jonny took his future into his own hands and started a local business that’s making strides not just in Midlothian but across the country!
A specialist in graphic design, Jonny has channelled his talent and experience into Fifth House, building a strong team of creatives to cover everything from photography and illustration to copywriting, website design and marketing strategy. This full service agency provides everything businesses need to get their brand noticed by the right audience.
With broad experience across the talented team in a multitude of sectors, Fifth House have the skills to increase your brand exposure and stand out from the crowd. The team become a seamless extension of your own business, getting to grips with your brand and understanding exactly what your business or brand needs. This personalised service has helped to build their clients’ brands and deliver success.
Sara (pictured with Fifth House owner Jonny) has recently joined the Fifth House team to support their operations and business development as the client base and team continue to grow and thrive. Sara brings vast experience that will further help to develop this brilliant business and deliver success for their clients.
Support from Business Gateway Midlothian was sought as Jonny moved from being a self-employed designer to a business owner and manager, responsible not just for the work created but for the team, their wellbeing and their security. With dedicated adviser support and guidance plus access to experts, Jonny is reaping the rewards of taking the steps to becoming a business owner.
Business Gateway Midlothian Adviser, Robbie Broomfield said ‘It’s fantastic to see such a creative business setting up in Midlothian. Fifth House create inspiring designs for their clients and are showcasing the talent in Midlothian. With the support from Business Gateway and our partners, Jonny has the guidance and advice he needs to grow as a leader and business owner. From HR and PR webinars to access to tendering opportunities, Jonny has been open to opportunities to see his business succeed and Fifth House are well on their way to becoming the go to design agency thanks to their creativity, experience and collaborative style.’
Jonny Kermode, Owner and Director of Fifth House says ‘The support I’ve received since connecting with Business Gateway Midlothian has been invaluable. Taking the first steps as a business owner can be daunting but having the experts and business advisers on hand has given me the confidence and understanding to not only develop and promote Fifth House but hire, retain and grow my own team of brilliant creatives. Being a full service design agency allows us to integrate into our clients team and get under the skin of their brand to give the best possible service. We love what we do and we strive for that to come across in every piece of work we do.’
If you’re looking for a creative agency to help drive your business and brand forward look no further! Get in touch with Fifth House today.
If you’re feeling inspired by Jonny’s journey and are keen to set up your own business, drop Business Gateway Midlothian a line today and take the first step on your business journey.