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By Fi or Becs, Dec 9 2015 02:54PM


It's always an exciting job to launch a website for a client, so it's a lovely mid-week task for us to reveal the brand new website for Henszel Designs!


Jonathan and Anna from Henszel Designs got in touch with us back in October as they needed a website for their architecture business based in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.


Armed with advert that they had previously designed (below), Jonathan and Anna asked us to design them a professional, modern website that would (in their words!) "provide a clear statement of 'welcome' and where you have arrived... an architect's website!"


We used their existing advert as inspiration for their website design.
We used their existing advert as inspiration for their website design.

Using their advert as a basis for the design, we developed the whole Henszel Design website including copywriting their text and displaying the stunning imagery of their architectural projects.


"Henszel Designs is headed up by Anna Craig, a Qualified Architect with many years experience managing builds and extensions for clients and investors, following extensive studies in Poland and Holland.


With an armoury of specialist construction and material knowledge, we can also provide a detailed design concept for both interior and exterior projects"


We have loved working on this website for Henszel Design - it's so satisfying to help a business develop consistent marketing materials which suit their brand and portray the look/feel they want to achieve!


Visit the website and take a look www.henszeldesign.co.uk



By Fi or Becs, Nov 18 2015 12:16PM

Oo oo ah ah! Say hello to Monkey and Zebra, the brand new kids product from Travel Buddy Travel Tidy who have just launched their new website (built by us!) this week!


Not only did we build the PayPal integrated website super-quick for Laura from the Travel Buddys (as she needed it up and running asap!) we've also helped her with a number of other projects including copywriting, graphic design for the development of her products and the graphics on her packaging.


Here's some more info about the Travel Buddy Travel Tidy:


Travel Buddy Travel Tidy is the ideal travel companion for use with Group 1 car seats. It's a fun, comfy and supportive car seat liner, with large storage pockets for small toys and travel essentials. An innovative waterproof layer helps to protect the car seat from those little accidents and spillages. It's machine washable too!


The innovative (and cool!) travel tidy is available to pre-order now on their website with £5 off and free postage!



By Fi or Becs, Nov 10 2015 08:00PM

We thought it was about time to share lots of exciting work that we've done recently for the retail giant Matalan! Yay.


Admittedly Becs has spent a fair amount of time lurking around Matalan stores in recent months to see her work on the in-store POS, hear her wording on the Matalan radio and pick up leaflets containing her headlines... she's a total word nerd.


Our copywriting work on Matalan in-store summer POS:


Our copywriting work for the Matalan 30th Birthday celebrations:


Our copywriting work on Matalan Reward Card mailers:


It gives us happy feelings to see all of this work!



By Fi or Becs, Nov 9 2015 10:34AM

A fun Monday morning non-work post to start our week!


Our lovely Dad (Howard) celebrated his 70th Birthday this weekend and here's the video we made to surprise him.


It's a 4 minute video of pure silly-family-friends-animal-glee-madness.


We are most definitely NOT video production experts so this was a true labour of love which took us a lot of work to get right... and many evenings with a glass of wine!


Enjoy with a cup of tea!




By Fi or Becs, Nov 3 2015 10:39AM

Becs is pretty good at writing a press release! Featuring in this weeks Halifax Courier is a great article headlining in the Business Section... All about the Mumpreneur Award that we are finalists for...


More about the Mumpreneur Awards


The Mumpreneur Awards is an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.


Judging our entry will be a panel of top entrepreneurs but we'll have to wait until 14th November, when the winners will be announced at The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards, being held at the Heart of England Center in Warwickshire.



By Fi or Becs, Oct 2 2015 01:03PM

Wow. There's a bit of excitement in the Fi & Becs world this Friday as we've just found out that we are Finalists for the National Mumpreneur Awards!


Being two working mums (Fi has two small people aged four and seven and Becs has a little boy aged two) we are totally delighted to have been chosen from over 3,000 nominations to be part of the final line-up for the 'Boost' Award!


Here is what the Mumpreneur website says about the Boost Award:


"The Boost Award is open to businesses who can demonstrate high growth. Our judges will be looking for businesses that bucked the trend during the recession and expanded their market, product range, business size or anything else that you think demonstrates extraordinary growth."


As well as being shortlisted for the Boost category, Becs is also in with a chance of winning the title of 'The Inspirational Business Mum 2015' (hah!) which is apparently awarded to the mum "who is an inspiration to all women in business"... How exciting is that!


More about the Mumpreneur Awards


The Mumpreneur Awards is an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.


Judging our entry will be a panel of top entrepreneurs but we'll have to wait until 14th November, when the winners will be announced at The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards, being held at the Heart of England Center in Warwickshire.


Fingers crossed!...



By Fi or Becs, Sep 28 2015 03:38PM

Our Monday afternoon cuppa was made even better today by reading our ‪copywriting‬ work in the fabulous Christmas & New Year Breaks Brochure by Lake District Hotels!


Lake District Hotels are a collection of seven award winning hotels in the Lake District. Owned and run by the Graves family, the hotels are situated in the most beautiful parts of the Lakes.


This was a fanastic project which Becs loved working on (she really got into the festive season in August!), especially as the hotels are situated across Cumbria - where we both grew up!


Take a look at our other copywriting work for Lake District Hotels.


What an amazing place to stay during the festive season! Get more info on the Lake District Hotels website.



By Fi or Becs, Sep 12 2015 03:33PM

We are quite happy to admit that Pinterest is a-mazing.


From Fi's obsession to trying to find a grey carpet for her stairs to Becs' addiction to everything retro and green, we can both spend hours looking through Pinterest and doing random key word searches.


So... we thought it was about time to delete Fi's old 'Work Smirk' board and change it to a 'Fi & Becs' Pinterest board.


Here it is.. follow if you wish!


https://www.pinterest.com/fifithebaglady/fi-becs-design-and-marketing


We also find Pinterest really helpful if we are working on your brand or logo, creating a 'Secret' board helps us to see inside your mind and gives us an idea how we can design your logo!



By Fi or Becs, Aug 10 2015 10:49AM

As you may have already heard in the last few weeks (we are pretty excited about it!) we've reached the finals of the Enterprise Vision Awards, the North West’s premier women’s business awards in the New Business of the Year Category!


So after the excitement of being nominated, being chosen as a finalist from hundreds of entries across the region and having a Judges Interview a couple of weeks ago... the voting has now begun!


The number of votes gets added to our score from the Judges Interview to decide who wins... so please vote for us! Go to:


http://www.enterprisevisionawards.co.uk/eva-categories/37/New-Business-of-the-Year


You need to place your vote for 'Rebecca Jeffery' (aka Becs) and it takes 10 seconds as you only need to provide your email address!


Thank you!



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