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Ion Beam website live!

15th Aug 2014


To infinity and beyond!

It wouldn’t surprise us if ion beams were something to do with Buzz Lightyear, such is our knowledge of the highly technical work of Ion Beam Services, a French technology company with an office in Bathgate whose newly-designed website we recently launched. Featuring a product catalogue and secure client log in area (not to mention a blisteringly sleek design, natch), we’ve given Ion Beam’s web presence a new lease of life befitting its role in the world of semiconductors.

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I got my Orange Crush

9th Jun 2014

Team39 took delivery of the newest addition to the crew – a screaming ORANGE couch for our new meeting room. Expertly reupholstered by Wm Irvines in Angle Park Terrace (thanks Derek!)

Steven taking a few moments out

Steven, pretending to read a sector-specific magazine to avoid having to hang up any pictures

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EMMS to overhaul site with Team39

4th Jun 2014

Yay! 39steps has been appointed to redesign and build the website for Edinburgh-based charity EMMS, following a 6-way tender. The site will be built on the upcoming open source platform concrete5, incorporate a fresh new design and updated donation function, amongst some other bells and whistles. Team39 are looking forward to working with the guys at EMMS on the project over the summer.

Be part of Scotland’s newest drinks venture!

25th Feb 2014

Our lovely client, Claire Rennie of berry scrumptious! is launching Scotland’s only lemonade over the next few months and she needs YOUR help! Summerhouse Drinks will be touring around Scotland in a custom-built summerhouse, showcasing the fabulous flavours Claire and her team are creating on her farm, with 100% natural ingredients. Check out her short video here and be part if this exciting journey.


Summerhouse Drinks are raising funds via crowdfunding to build their innovative summerhouse van.

Summerhouse Drinks are raising funds via crowdfunding to build their innovative summerhouse van.

39steps celebrates its tenth year

7th Nov 2013
39steps tenth birthday party - mid flow.

39steps tenth birthday party – mid flow

Yes, can you believe it, 39steps has been going for 10 years! It seems like only yesterday when Jules informed me she was going to start her own graphic design studio. As usual, she knew she couldn’t rely on support from me –  ”Are you mad!, We’ve just got a mortgage!” Ever the doom-monger, I didn’t give Julie the credit and encouragement she deserved, but true-to-form, she went ahead and did it anyway, and within months she had already proven me wrong.

In those early days, she spent a lot of her time networking and pretty soon became a well-kent face around the ‘burgh and beyond. I never imagined that her business would eventually be our family’s sole income provider and she my boss. But in 2007, the year we got married, I quit my job and joined 39steps.


The crowd hangs on Julie’s every word as she performs her thank you speech.

It hasn’t always been easy and I’m not sure if I’d recommend working with your wife/partner, but at times it’s brilliant and we’ve never lost the passion for what we do. The business has changed massively over the 10 years. Different people have come and gone, we’ve moved location, become web design experts and been through several CRM systems in our quest to be Scotland’s best graphic and web design studio. I’m not sure if we’ve made that goal yet, but we certainly felt that what we have achieved was worth celebrating!

Tasty! Anyone for the chippy after?

Tasty! Anyone for the chippy after?

We had a great wee party, with a select few people that have helped us along the way. The venue was the Modern Art Gallery Cafe. We had The Edinburgh Samba School band providing a dramatic beat as people arrived, unsure whether to walk or dance their way to the Champagne at the sign-in desk.

The Edinburgh Samba School band – including our Laurence – bottom row, second from left.

It was great to see so many friends from throughout the last 10 years, all laughing and mingling together. I don’t think the evening could have gone much better. Well, perhaps just a little less red wine – hic!

Thanks to all those who came along and cheers to everyone who’s supported 39steps over the last decade. ‪Slàinte mhath‬!


39steps (John, Steven, Emma, Laurence and Julie) enjoying some further refreshments post party.

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