2015 in review

As we cruise towards the end of another year, we thought it was a good idea to look back at some of the work we’ve done in 2015 and look forward to what we’ll be doing in 2016… The year began with a call from one of our long-standing clients, Cobra Vehicle Security, who having recently become Vodafone Automotive, needed us to manage the transition to their new brand identity, not least the design and installation of branding and graphics at their two new premises. They and we were thrilled with the results, some images of which you can see below and a case study document for which you can view here.

Continuing the automotive industry theme, we began working with The Advanced Propulsion Centre at around the same time. The APC exist to “position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production” and as a consequence we get to see lots of cool new technologies in development. Our work for them is set to continue into 2016 and includes further development of their brand manual, including a range of sub brands for the various technology areas they support.

Speaking of brands, a couple of standout brand development projects we’ve worked on this year are The Herb Society and Building Validation Solutions. Two more disparate subjects you would be hard-pressed to find, and proof if proof were needed that variety is indeed the spice of agency life! Further brand development work was rolled out for our friends at Macclesfield Museums and also Museums of Cheshire, with projects for all these clients continuing into 2016.

Yet another client had a name change this year, when Manchester Business School became Alliance MBS. As many will know, our work for the lovely team at AMBS’s Executive Education continues apace, with a range of new brochures and an updated exhibition stand the key projects delivered in 2015. The education theme continued as our website build project for Wilmslow Guild went live this year. A great showcase project for both us and our development partners, this bespoke build features powerful e-commerce and backend reporting solutions, positioning the site at the centre of the Guild’s business. We’re thrilled with the result and are bringing further developments to the site early in 2016. Big thanks go to WG’s principal, Paul Riordan, who has entrusted to us this important aspect of behind bringing this long-standing institution right up to date. Lastly on the education front, we also redesigned Cheadle Hulme School’s ‘Waconian’ yearbook for their ever-lovely editor and English teacher, Judith Shand.

In the middle of this year, Port Sunlight Village Trust approached us. PSVT are responsible for preserving and promoting the model village of Port Sunlight, created by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888. We worked with them on a number of projects and have recently been asked to design and install a new temporary exhibition in their museum. The exhibition, which will feature the life and work of three photographers based in the village, will open in March 2016. A great piece of work to come back to!

Coupled with all our other work in progress, we’re looking forward to another interesting and diverse year in 2016. Of course, thanks go to all our clients, not just those mentioned above, for all their support and trust in our abilities.

We look forward to working with you all next year.