Month: March 2021

Charity challenge - 2021km in 2021

When we came back after the Christmas break, like many we all had our New Year Resolutions fresh in our minds and the general consensus was to be more active. Now, personally, I thrive off competition. but more than that, I tend to stick to something more when I’m accountable to someone else. Something we’re really passionate about at Layers is achieving things as a team not just as individuals. We genuinely believe we’re better together and so was born our 2021 challenge.



The Challenge


The aim is to cover (walk, run, cycle, surf, swim or anything else self-powered) 2021km for every member of Team Layers. At the start of the year, we had 5 people on the team (James, Chris, Niall, Jonny and myself – Paula) so our collective total for the year was 10,105km (2021 x 5). That was until Daniel joined the team at the beginning of February. We’ve pro-rated his contribution for the year based on the month he wasn’t with us and his total comes out at 1850km, hiking up our total (pun intended ????) to 11,955km to collectively hit before the end of 2021.


To put that into perspective we’ll have done just shy of 48 marathons EACH by the end of the year, or collectively we’ll have gone to the North Pole and back, and then back to the North Pole again. Luckily we won’t be stranded there at the end of the year ????



The Reason


Most people fail their new year resolutions by February, but we don’t want to be most people soooooo we threw down a challenge that doesn’t seem too difficult when broken down into daily targets (it works out 5.5km per person per day) BUT with this challenge consistency is key. Sticking with it past February is necessary (especially for those who thought it was too cold to go for a walk in January ????).


Although this is a collective goal rather than an individual challenge, we all have our own reasons for doing it. As part of our efforts, we’ll be fundraising for charities that are near and dear to our hearts.



The Charities


James – Chron’s & Colitis UK

Chris – Macmillan Cancer Support

Niall – The Haemophilia Society

Paula – CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association)

Jonny – Music Venue Trust

Daniel – CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Take a look at our Team page on Just Giving, have a read of our individual pages and find out why these charities are so close to our hearts:


Stay up to date with our efforts here:


We appreciate any donations, shares and encouragement along the way.

Layers turns 5 - Birthday messages from the team

Birthday messages from the team



I have so much to say about the last 5 years but that would make a lonnnnng birthday message so I’ll save that for another post ????


For now, all I want to say is 5 years ago, I was determined to start my own design business and do things differently. Better. I truly think we’ve achieved that! I’m grateful to the team and the clients that have gotten us to this point.


I’ve never been as excited about Layers as I am right now and 5 years in, that’s a great place to be.



I’ve been with Layers almost since the beginning – worked on some cool projects, worked with some great businesses and had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented people. We’ve also made mistakes along the way but we’ve learnt from them and grown to be the team we are today as a result of them so I’m excited to see what we can do over the next 5 years.



Happy 5th Birthday to Layers! Can’t quite believe I’ve been part of this team for almost 2 ½ years, I’ve loved every second! When I think back to what I was doing 5 years ago, I was halfway through my Uni Degree, a lot of long nights procrastinating on assignments and playing video games, not too much has changed ???? All joking aside, I can’t wait to help Layers grow and I’m excited for what’s to come in the future!



Happy frickin’ birthday to us ???? There are certain birthdays that feel bigger than others and 5 is definitely one of them. It’s a huge achievement and although I haven’t been with Layers since day 1, I’ve known you from the start and have considered you friends for a long time. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of such an incredibly talented team and to get to work with the amazing people and businesses that are our clients.



Layers is 5 years old and 5 years ago I hadn’t even finished my A levels! Layers is my first and only experience of working in the design world and being here full time for the past 4 and a half months has been great. Definitely missing the days in the office while I was on placement, especially the daily lunchtime crosswords (I can count my contributions on one hand ????️). In my short time here I have worked on a lot of projects and it’s always been a goal of mine to see my work and contributions used in a physical setting and it’s great to be able to see that happening.



I’ve joined the team just as they’ve hit their 5-year milestone and wow what a start it’s been! The team here really know their stuff and they’ve welcomed me like I’ve been working with them for years! Their bespoke yet laser-focused approach to every project and the value they place on everyone’s views in order to achieve the best results for our clients has me really excited for the years to come, I can’t wait to see the amazing things we can achieve together!