Last Night of Freedom are a stag and hen company who organise, in their own words, 'the best stag and hen weekends in the world. Not that we like to show off or anything.' We have worked with Last Night of Freedom (LNOF) for ten years, providing them with IT support and backup for their computers and systems.
Director Andy Hindmarch took the time to talk us through how the company got started, 'LNOF was the brainchild of the (then) student Matthew Mavir, who back in 1999 (and in his parents spare bedroom) started offering advice to stags regarding what to do, and where to go on their stag party.'
The business snowballed, however, and Andy says that it became too big to run from a bedroom, 'Over the last 16 years, LNOF has grown from a single start-up working out of a bedroom, to a company of almost 50 professionals. And we have now settled into new offices on the Gateshead Quayside.'
When asked what sets LNOF apart from the rest of stag and hen companies out there, Andy says that it comes down to 'our expertise, our passion and our commitment to the personal touch; you only have one stag or hen do in your life and we understand that this is about much more than just throwing a good old party.'
'Stag and hen parties have changed over the years, and whilst cities within the UK are packed with people celebrating their last night of freedom – European cities, such as Riga, Barcelona, Madrid, Krakow, and Budapest, are becoming increasingly popular. We now offer 67 locations across the globe.'
Andy says that good IT support is essential for LNOF to continue providing its services, 'IT is fundamental to LNOF. Our website generates all of our business, but it is also a platform for people to get ideas, inspiration, and to plan their weekend.'
'We have worked alongside Transcendit for nearly ten years. Throughout this time, Transcendit have always been on-hand to help solve our many issues. We like to think that we have come up with quite a few strange requests over the years (we are not all about turning printers on and off), and have tested the endeavour and problem solving skills of the Transcendit guys too.'
'The relationships that we have built together over these past years mean that the Transcendit staff feel very much a part of the LNOF family.'