Company: Scribble Inc Ltd
Supported by: NatWest Accelerator
Scribble Inc Ltd. is a visual communication business founded by Illustrator Hannah Williams. Their aim is to enrich information and engage teams through visuals. Using a form of visual storytelling, they draw complex and technical messages, and breathe life into your communication.
Manchester School of Art alumni Hannah, who lives in Shropshire, developed her illustrative note-taking system during lectures that also helped other students. During University, Hannah worked for a cyber security firm, aiding the communication of their complex and technical messages, in an engaging, simplified, and visual way.
Hannah said: “Drawing helped my understanding during lectures, and I knew there were more people who could benefit from a visual form of communication instead of dull words on a page.”
Upon graduating with First Class honours in 2018, Hannah had several clients from sectors such as local authorities, legal and Higher education using her skills for meetings and events. Her services include Rich Picture creations for reports and documents, Live Scribing for events, and Wall Murals to communicate a business’ vision and ethos.
IMPACT OF COVID
Much of Scribble Inc’s business activity has been for face to face meetings, and with the Covid-19 pandemic, Hannah has developed a fresh digital service with organisations moving to virtual meetings and video conferencing.
Hannah said: “Being so used to live events and face-to-face meetings meant remote working was quite new to me. Since Covid-19, I have proactively adapted and met the needs of business and organisations who are finding it more difficult than ever to connect and communicate with their remote teams.”
Scribble Inc has maintained a steady client-base since its launch, but Hannah knew there was more she wanted to learn so she joined the NatWest Accelerator based in Birmingham. Open to businesses of any age and at any stage, including larger companies with higher turnovers, the fully funded programme provides successful applicants with coaching and support to develop their businesses.
Hannah said: “Running a limited company takes a team approach and creating networks and connections within the NatWest hub has been rewarding.
“It has been intense, I have developed new skills and addressed those I felt less confident in. Having my mentor in the hub, James Foster and access to other mentors in industry has been revolutionary. Through the programme I am growing confidence in pitching and sales, which could feel daunting before.”
Pam Sheemar, Entrepreneur Development Manager at NatWest, added: “Scribble Inc is a fantastic business that offers a unique service to clients. It’s been brilliant to see how Hannah has embraced the programme and developed her business to meet the changing needs of her client base while also growing in confidence.”