Well, it’s not everyday we get to nip out of the studio to see the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh!
The Royal couple we’re visiting Leicester to attend the Maundy Service at the Leicester Cathedral.
Team Newenglish were stood on the corner of Humberstone Gate near the Clock Tower when the Royal Limousine drove past. Helen and Brian even scaled a nearby statue to getter a better glimpse of Her Majesty! (See below).
We’ve had the privilege of working with international premium interior specialist Drycon. Due to exhibit at the Euroshop trade fair in Dusseldorf, the Drycon directors enlisted Newenglish to help communicate what they offer and the way in which they work.
With each exhibitor at the event given the same size unit to set up in, we were provided with a blank canvas. Drycon’s expertise in developing physical spaces allowed us to fully express not only the contemporary nature of their work but also showcase their innovative use of materials.
The floor and 4 metre high walls were skimmed in Drycon’s exclusive Drycon®Crete mix giving the temporary structure a very solid, permanent presence. Our vision was to have the Drycon exhibition feel strong, and vital to the industry. Carefully using materials so often reserved for more imposing structures, the stand stood out within the pop-up surroundings of the expo.
For the stand we also devised a centrepiece in the form of a bespoke 3 metre table made from carefully sourced German timber atop a concrete plinth. This acted as both a gathering point for the Drycon team with potential clients, and also a countertop to promote their partnership with renowned German liqueur distillery Jagermeister (served ice-cold to any keen attendees!).
Drycon’s efficient project management and workflow was represented in a wall graphic demonstrating their approach set within the concrete layer. The visuals cut into the concrete revealed a vibrant blue layer beneath.
We loved working with Drycon, and on the opening weekend of the trade fair we made the trip over to Dusseldorf to see how they were getting on and get a good look at our design in the flesh… or rather concrete.
Getting the best shots requires planning but also the ability to seize an opportunity when it arises. We changed our shoot list around a little when we heard that around a hundred cows were being rounded up from a field and herded into the yard, we got some great real life action shots of the ATV’s doing exactly what they are designed to do, and doing it brilliantly. We also created various scenarios to show the versatility of the ATV’s and the new Side by Sides. All the pre-planning paid off with a very very successful three day shoot.
An early start on our first day back in the new year as Matt, Carl and photographer Mike were out on location doing a photo shoot. We were shooting the 2017 range of ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles – quad bikes to most people) plus the all new Honda Pioneer 700-2 and Pioneer 700-4, two truly versatile Side by Sides. We’d done a very detailed reccy before Christmas, so knew all the best locations, fortunately our photographer Mike didn’t mind getting dirty lying in the mud, climbing up ladders to get the very best angles for the shots.
As we are in the 2nd week of 2017, here are a few belated photos from our Christmas activity at Leicester’s Crafty Sew and so.
It was a great experience bonding with the team outside of work learning to sew tote bags. Big thanks to the lovely ladies at Crafty Sew and so with us beginners. After the morning activity, we went to the White Peacock for Christmas dinner and held our Secret Santa with a challenging £2 limit.
All in all, a lovely Christmas bash to round off 2016 in style!