Canary Dwarf dates back to 2000, when owner Marc Hindley was working in the local newspaper industry.
The quirky name comes from the analogy of his work on a smaller scale to that which had happened a few years previously as national newspapers moved lock, stock and barrel from Fleet Street in London to Canary Wharf in the Docklands area of the capital city.
He was involved with newspapers such as The Oban Times and Highland News with setting up and training in the new technology which replaced lead typesetting.
In 2005, after many years as a production journalist, he started Canary Dwarf as a web services agency. He continued to work with local newspapers and developed 12 websites for Scottish Provincial Press before becoming web editor at the publishing group.
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Awards and recognition
Way back in 2009, when most people thought a tweet was just a noise that birds make, Canary Dwarf won the Golden Twits award for use of social media. We proudly beat off competition from 40 shortlisted entries including Channel 4. If you think that was a long time ago, we were already in our third year of using Twitter. Early adopters are us!
Customer service is very important to us. We’re also one of the first businesses in Moray to be WorldHost accredited, having completed training for this world-class standard. So you can expect to be cared for from beginning to end.
Today, Canary Dwarf is recognised as one of the leading providers of website and marketing services in Moray. The business is owned by Marc and Susan Hindley, and operates from their high street office in Forres, Moray.
Contact Marc Hindley at Canary Dwarf by email or telephone on 0309 358004
Marc is a member of the
- Public Relations Consultants Association
- British Association of Journalists
- Federation of Small Businesses,
He also holds the following:
- Google Adwords Certification (x2)
- Facebook Blueprint Marketing certification (x34)
- Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certificate
- Worldhost Customer Service Certificate
Susan is not only Marc’s wife, but his right hand man (or should that be woman?).
She manages the office, the diaries, and the paperwork, and has built a genuine following on Twitter for her tips and insights.
She doesn’t like spiders, which is a bit strange for someone who works on the web.
Russell joined us in 2012 and is the ‘third man’ at Canary Dwarf.
He’s never missed a day and often the one we turn to for inspiration. He makes great tea and coffee and is loved by customers and staff.
In his spare time he likes to cool down and relax, and always jumps straight into action when customers arrive at the office.
We still haven’t managed to convert him to WordPress though – the plugins aren’t compatible!