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Who is Made in Trenbania?
A Brief History
Made in Trenbania is husband and wife team Andy Smith and Sinéad Smyth.
Web developer and online marketer
Andy started work on a website for the conservation charity he worked for in 2001. His boss liked it, which was a good start! But he also liked it, and he enjoyed the creative process that resulted in a website that could be seen round the world - the whole concept was new to him, but, back then, it was still relatively new to most!
Andy continued to work on the regional website in Northern Ireland. He was also asked to take on the website for the organisation across the whole of the UK, which we still manage on an ongoing basis today. He picked up a few other commissions in his spare time, but, in early 2010, we decided to set up our own business - Made in Trenbania.
Artist and creative spark
Sinéad Smyth is an artist and has been organising, enabling and facilitating arts-related projects for over 20 years. She has worked on several collaborative arts projects on both sides of the Irish border, including the City of Culture/Thames Festival ‘Rivers of the World‘ Project. She has exhibited in Ireland, Northern Ireland and further afield in Europe.
Sinéad brings her artistic talents and creative mind to Made in Trenbania and helps bolster Andy's website and marketing expertise, as well as guiding his none too shabby design skills. Between them, they make a formidable team 🙂
Why ‘Made in Trenbania’?
Well, the ‘Made in’ is obvious I suppose. Trenbania comes from the local area ‘Trenbane’ (on older maps ‘Treanbane’).
The logo is based on the rune ‘Algiz’, which is sometime interpreted to represent protection. An Trian Bán is, literally translated, Irish for ‘the white third’ or 'the white part'. It probably means 'the uncultivated third'. The rune neatly cuts a one-third slice of the circle (also protection).
So, there you go! Our business goes from strength to strength, having built up a solid base of clients that continues to grow - long may that continue!
Some brief words from a few clients
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