June Round Up

One team to bind them all…

We were recently commissioned by the great team over at CBRE to work on a portfolio coffee table book to promote their DM/PM services, their one team approach and a range of case study overviews showing the variety of projects they have undertaken. 

With a great track record that sets them apart from the competition, CBRE wanted something with gravitas to show at meetings. They have a growing number of enquiries from an impressive range of international clients so we think the 62 page high quality case bound book we delivered last week will hit all the right notes… in the right order. 

We were introduced to the team by Alex Hartnall who we’d worked with previously when she was overseeing the development of The Francis Crick Institute. You can see some of this project work here and you can also read about our latest installation for the windows of the finished building in this months enews.

Simple communications a specialty

One of our clients from the insurance sector decided it was time to break out on his own as he’d spotted a niche in the market – covering unusual assets and risks that he could take on and make their Specialty. And so Specialty Risks was born.

Initially, we helped Specialty launch with a simple identity to promote the name and unique offer to underwriters and potential clients while waiting for the required authorisation from the FCA in order to trade. With this all now in place, we have also helped them develop and launch a simple informative WordPress website to communicate the features and benefits of their new insurance service.

So far it has been a huge success, helping many people cover items that are essential for their health and quality of life. We have now been commissioned to help them spread the word through social media and an informative blog. We’ll be on the case to deliver them something special. 

Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 – if not now, when?

So our MD, Simon, managed to break his collarbone just over 6 weeks ago while on a training trip for the Pru 100. With only 4 weeks to go to the gruelling event, this has set his training back but he still intends to undertake the ride.

Great friend Carl Ison managed to sort out a team, with another friend Mark, they will ride in memory of Carl’s mother, Irene, who died last year and to raise money for their chosen charities (Team name: If not now, when?). They are all looking for a bit of support – moral and if possible financial…so Simon has added Carl’s mums’ charity to the existing Team Hutton giving page he set up for his son Charlie Hutton. Simon’s never done 100 miles before and the Pru 46 last year was a challenge but will have been easy by comparison. He got back on the saddle this weekend and managed 46 miles in hot conditions, even taking on the Boxhill climb. Cake is a wonderful temptress!

So if you fancy supporting their endeavours, please feel free to email moral support or, better still, head over to either Carl’s giving page to donate to the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds at or Simon’s giving page where the donation is split between Carl’s charity and the Hutton’s chosen charities:


A Great Get Together

24th June was a great day for English football, with a convincing world cup win, but it was also a great day for remembering Jo Cox and what she believed in

Bankside threw open its doors, gates and streets to celebrate community spirit and their second Great Get Together. With fun for all the family from music, energetic entertainment and art installations to shard like towers of people, copious amounts of wonderful food and refreshing drinks, it was another great success.

This is why we love Bankside – they know how to throw a party and get people together. And as the hashtag implored, we all need to #LoveLikeJo.