This week we launched ‘Watermark”. A community led project to bring flood resilience to the Calder Valley. I came up with this idea after the 2012 floods in the area I live in, but there wasn’t the momentum to carry it through at the time (plus we were exhausted after running Valley of Lights).…

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WINNER OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUSTRALIA AWARD 2016 For Best Marketing & Promotional Campaign. An amazing piece of news. Our little project has won this huge award, beating off hundreds of other entries (some of them very big budget) to win the prestigious Econominc Development Australia Awards 2016 Best Marketing & Promotional Campaign. The…

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Branding The South Pennines I live in the wild, beautiful, rugged place that is The South Pennines. Home of The Brontes, the CoOperative Movement, over 40 micro Breweries, hundreds of miles of bridleways and footpaths, artists, makers and people who generally like to take life by the scruff of the neck. It’s a place…

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Inspiring Fundraising & Philanthropy in the 21st Century – A Conference Possibly the longest title I’ve ever had to fit into a logo, but a really exciting event it was. Run by The Community Foundation for Calderdale, this conference pulled in speakers from across the UK, with workshops on crowdfunding, fund raising and inspirational…

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I have a lot of connections with The Barossa Valley in South Australia. I’ve visited 3 times for work, and have worked on branding projects there, as well as with towns and communities on Totally Locally stuff. It feels like a second home to me, and I’ve made loads of friends there. So when…

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I was commissioned to undertake a full re brand for Stockton Riverside College and its associated sixth form college, SRC Bede Sixth Form. Based in Stockton-on-Tees and Billingham, the college didn’t have a great historic reputation but over the previous two years had really turned around, achieving an Ofsted Good, and an increasingly good…

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VALLEY OF LIGHTS – WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT APSE AWARD 2013 – Best Community & Neighbourhood Initiative in The UK The Valley of Lights was a project designed specifically to improve the Local Economy of the Calderdale Upper Valley area after the terrible floods of the summer of 2012. Totally Locally was commissioned…

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A full re brand for Barnsley College – one of the UK’s highest performing FE Colleges. It is an outstanding college (Ofsted) but the people of the area didn’t know it. This was due to long held perceptions of the college’s past, and also the stigma of “being in Barnsley”. So the re brand…

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If you know me, you know I love my cycling. REALLY love it. And I love the area I live in. So when I was commissioned by Pennine Prospects for a project to promote cycling in the place I live (The South Pennines) I couldn’t believe it! But when you love a place and…

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To understand the principles which Totally Locally is based on, just have a look at the video above. (Video by White No Sugar TV – Commissioned by Pennine Prospects). Totally Locally, the multi award winning, free to anyone campaign has spread across the world. I created it for my home region of Calderdale, and…

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