Heart Made Home is a lovely new shop specialising in rustic homeware, up-cycled and repurposed furniture, haberdashery, fabric and wool. We supported its highly successful opening with press, social media, B2C and B2B launch events and were delighted to introduce its owner to the local businesses and community leaders.
Mary is one half of Wilkins Fine Dining who are our favourite event caterers (Kate's such a fan she uses them for her private parties too!) So when Mary told us she was launching a new business - a cookery school based in farmhouse kitchens throughout Northumberland - we were only too pleased to get involved with spreading the word.
We were delighted to get involved in the re-launch of this holiday cottage business as it gave us a chance to work on shaping every aspect of the story. From the decor to the publicity, the welcome strategy to the garden: the whole idea was to give visitors a week inside the covers of Country Living. We really enjoyed working on the re-brand, re-design and re-launch of this business which is based in the traditional Northumbrian stone village of Longframlington.
Rothbury's first ever Christmas Festival went ahead in December 2015 despite the ravages of storm Desmond. The village simply donned its wellies and carries on as normal! They're made of tuff stuff in Northumberland and always ready to party. We're delighted to be commissioned to run the 2016 festival on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November.
This is the event that began the Happening Up North story.
Following a land slip that closed the main road into Rothbury, Kate became very concerned about reduced footfall in her village and its consequences for local businesses. She was inspired by local charity, the Stephen Carey Fund’s, determination to save lives by installing defibrillators in public places and as President of the newly created Rothbury WI, led the group in deciding to raise enough money to buy defibrillators for the lovelyy Northumbrian valley of Coquetdale.
Our client, the Newbiggin Portas Town Team – wanted to kick off the 2015 summer season with a big event bringing thousands of people into the historic centre of this little seaside town and creating a high quality, high volume trading weekend for local businesses.