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Cars, 2000AD/Judge Dread/Comics & sci fi.
Driving upside down along the side of the A40 after being pushed off.
Most amazing experience:
Getting out of the car unhurt!
Trained and qualified at French Chef’s college.
My family, cats, murder mysteries and going to the theatre
Going round a 90 degree bend on a bicycle at the bottom of a hill at Dartmoor at 46mph
Most amazing experience:
Walking down the aisle and later becoming a mum 3 times over. Each time just as amazing as the last
I memorise phone numbers and license plates unintentionally
Wife, kids and my collection of Starship Enterprises
I block out the haters!!
Being rushed to hospital in an ambulance with appendicitis.
Most amazing experience:
Becoming a dad.
I’m currently a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo, and teach all ages and abilities.
My wife, cycling, pizza and Batman!
Hate is a strong word, I strongly dislike cold pasta.
Fainting whilst having blood taken and waking up covered in my own blood.
Most amazing experience:
My previous band was signed to a record deal….album still available for purchase!
We are an Ultra Low Overhead Business.
We don’t have offices and we don’t have capital tied up in factories or machinery. So we are exceptionally nimble, flexible and provide real value for money. We don’t like spending money needlessly (your’s or our’s), it gives us the shakes.
This site is a good example: Some of the costs we had in were eye watering. Some of the proposed sites would have been exceptionally cool. They were multi layered, dynamic, media rich and one even carefully brushed our socks in an gentle anti clockwise direction.*
Although this was very tempting (I mean who doesn’t want their socks brushed?). We decided that our site should reflect how we approach spending your money…..
*OK so that bit about the socks isn’t really true, but you get the idea.
Although we haven’t yet invented the time machine, getting things done “yesterday” is a bit of a speciality for us. We are, genuinely, passionate about great service.
Our clients rely on us to get things right and think proactively to solve their problems……. before they become a problem. They rely on us to dig them out of holes to close deals, exploit opportunities and make them or their customers look amazing.
All the comments you see posted on this site are genuine, unsolicited comments from customers in response to the service they have received.
If you would like to see what this feels like, get in touch!
Lets just get this in the open:- We don’t make anything ourselves.
We do, however, have a loyal partner base around the globe. Stretching from the west coast of Canada, the USA and South America right around the world to China and Australia. With partners across Europe, in Russia, the Middle East and South Africa we can deliver in many places others struggle.
Because our capital isn’t tied up in facilities or equipment we are free to deliver solutions made to serve you rather than suck up our overhead.
You get access to global delivery that you can simply turn on and turn off as your business requires.
Only paying for it where you need it and when you need it.
We run our own order management software: InterLock.
InterLock is constantly being improved through our own developers.
InterLock delivers powerful automation for order processing through a range of web stores we manage and order feeds direct from client stores. It makes a number of business decisions, routing orders globally in a fraction of a second.
This automation strips out cost and cuts time to market, getting orders to the global partner base in seconds. Then getting those orders direct to your clients. Delivering ‘around the corner’ rather than around the world.
Years of Experience
Our team is small but strong.
Between us we have almost 100 years combined experience.
Some of us actually remember what a parallel motion is and how to use a PMT camera. We spent hours searching for the typo in the code in the Z X Spectrum monthly.
We bring this experience of technology, print and media to bear every time we work with you on a new project.
We have the tools and the experience to make things as streamlined, cost effective and automated as possible.
This is our Kung-Fu and it is strong!
What makes us tick
It’s all about service for us.
We often lament poor service elsewhere and our goal is to give the very, very best service we possibly can.
Wether this is proactively working on your project to pick up anything that might happen or just getting things done in the best way we possibly can.
We want you to come away from your dealings with Tessell8 totally amazed by the level of service you receive from us.
We don’t really have ‘customers’ and we don’t have ‘suppliers’.
We have companies we work in partnership with.
Our goal is to work as part of your business, looking out for you and your projects.
On the other hand we give our partner base exclusive rights to our work to make sure that, when you need it, everything works as smooth as possible.
Making things fun
We like to have fun.
We understand the need to watch the budget and that timing is everything. We understand that everything needs to work.
We also understand that doing things with a smile is a whole lot easier. Then, if you can also integrate a trampoline, a ball pool, custard and a Nerf gun, well… heck! The sky’s the limit!*
*We haven’t yet managed to do this but we REALLY, REALLY want to.
It’s important to us to do the right thing.
This goes through everything that we do. From transparent billing, through to fair pricing and the fact that we pay our dues on time so no one is left out of pocket.
When you shout, everyone is listening.
We give 10% of our profit away to change the lives of others. After all, there isn’t really much point having anything if we can’t share it around a bit.
We don’t just ‘do jobs’.
We will bring our experience and creativity to every project you give us, giving you the unique ideas and angles that you need to make it work.
We won’t be happy unless we have been able to bring at least one new idea to every project, to make sure every opportunity his covered.
10% of our profit to change peoples lives…..
At the very beginning there were several ‘foundational’ elements for Tessell8. One of these was that we would always give at least 10% of our profit away to help change the lives of others.
After all, what’s the point in having ‘stuff’ if it can’t be shared around a bit?
Over the years we have given nearly £50,000 away to charities all around the world to change the lives of people living in really tough conditions.
Our customers choose who we give to by voting every time they place an order. At the end of the year, we total up all the votes and hand out the donations.
This is one of the highlights of our year and a great privilege to be able to do. If you choose to use Tessell8, you will also be helping to change the lives of people every day.
Local, national & niche…..
Every year we look for a local charity, here in Oxford, a national or global charity and then finally a small niche charity that might often get overlooked.
See the following tiles for a summary of the charities for this year….
In addition we also get involved in other charity events or random acts of kindness.
Ask us, and we will tell you more…
The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre…..
We have personally benefitted from the amazing work of the team at the NOC in Oxford. Having first-hand experience of their pre-operative and post-operative care we had to support them this year!
“We loved working with the company last year, when they generously supported the Oxford Heart Centre, and to see them come back to support the Spinal Unit at the JR really shows the ethos of the company. We are only able to make such a difference in our hospitals thanks to the support of generous individuals and companies like Tessell8 who care deeply about their local community. We are incredibly grateful for this special support.”
Tommy’s funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents. They are the largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. They also provide information for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
They believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth and want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies. Their target is to halve the number of babies that die during pregnancy or birth by 2030.
Advice 4 Renters…..
Debt Causes Mental Health Problems and Mental Health Problems Cause Debt!
1 in 3 people who are in arrears go on to develop a mental health issue and you are 4 – 6 times more likely to have a debt crisis if you have a mental health issue. (*Martin Lewis – MSE) Mental health problems can affect motivation, judgement and income as well as your ability to do things like make calls or even open post.
It’s all About Money is project designed to deal with financial exclusion by empowering people with money worries to take greater control and get back on track. Providing one to one mentors to assist with building financial resilience by budgeting. Identifying how to maximise income, meet needs for less – helping people to save when they can and offering affordable access to credit when necessary through our credit union partners.