New at UU

October 19, 2007



We have recently overseen installation of new, branded, external signs which we have designed for United Utilities’ headquarters in Warrington. The six sets of brushed stainless steel signs, manufactured and installed by Evolve Group of Haydock, brand and provide identification of the four Lakeland-named buildings on the established, but now rapidly expanding, Lingley Mere Business Park. The signs have been designed to integrate with the high quality architecture and landscaping of the parkland site, as well as providing a signage model for the growing number of businesses and amenities which will increase this strategic North West development to circa 120,000 sq.m.




October 5, 2007


Howies, one of the greatest brands around, has been bought out by Timberland. Once mainly a mail order and on-line business, they have just opened their first high street store. In some ways I think it’s really sad that great, original businesses sell out. Surely ‘Innocent’ has got to be next.


Sony Bravia – say no more!

October 4, 2007


Can Fallon do no wrong? Shame about the web site but stick with it and check out the new Bravia ad here.



May 25, 2007

I’ve been in Dublin for the last couple of days monitoring the installation of our wayfinding scheme at Beacon South Quarter. At the heart of the site there’s a really remarkable building called Imaginosity emerging from the surrounding dust and scaffolding. It’s called Imaginosity! Children’s Creative Space. The interior and interactive displays are being designed by Jack Rouse Associates from Cincinnati who are working on innovative projects around the world from Dubai to China. We’ve designed a sculptural feature sign to be sited within a water feature at the building’s entrance.



Employee engagement

May 13, 2007

We work on a diverse range of corporate communication projects including a number of employee engagement campaigns. It’s always interesting to see what other people are up to and I came across BP’s employee awards scheme, the Helios Awards. This is a global programme all tied in to the company’s brand values – pretty impressive. You can find out more here. John