November 29, 2013
It’s been a busy month here at dairy towers – so we thought we would end it in style (well ish!) by all going down to the noodle pub round the corner for a Thai lunch!
The answerphone wil be on if there are any urgent messages – in the meantime – bring on that Tom yam kung nam khon!
This is where we will be – http://www.alcazarbrewery.co.uk/pageview2.asp?nav=%3Cid=6%3E%3Cb%3ETHE%20FOX%20AND%20CROWN%3C/b%3E&cust=421
November 22, 2013
I remember it like it was yesterday. A bright Autumn Saturday morning, a peaceful lounge with the new wide screen TV tuned in to the Rugby World Cup Final. Australia V England….. could it get any better? The anxiety and fear, knowing that those pesky Aussies always seem to pull it out of the bag when they need to. But we had our our secret weapon – Jonny!
Re-live it here – http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/11/22/england-2003-rugby-world-cup-win_n_4321997.html
I shall be spending most of this afternoon doing just that!!! Nige
October 3, 2013
It seems to be the end of an era in terms of local industry in Nottinghamshire. FJ Bamkin – a local independent sock maker that can trace its family roots back 200 years has finally succumbed to modern economic pressure. The company has been wound up with the loss of 45 skilled jobs in Hucknall after diminishing orders from the MOD and a huge bad debt when Blacks Leisure went bust recently. The dairy worked with the brand some years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the relationship – particularly the larger than life character that was the MD – Andrew Hamilton……
Read more here – http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/99778-fj-bamkin-wound-after-string-crises?utm_source=eastmidlands_newsletter&utm_medium=top_story_article&utm_campaign=eastmidlands_news_tracker
October 1, 2013
A huge dairy thanks to the Ingenuity Programme from the University of Nottingham for their presentation this morning.
Professor Chris Barnatt always gives good value when he speaks – but today’s subject of 3D printing was exceptional. He covered the advances in recent years to his predictions for the future – 3D printing is really starting to have an impact in all of our lives and it won’t be long before we see compact 3D printers in most offices. You can see more here – http://www.explainingthefuture.com/cjb.html
September 25, 2013
The dairy team has just been along to the University of Nottingham Freshers Fair to check out the various goodies we provided for the Nottingham City Transport stand. The place was as packed as usual and the pizza was as good as usual – we suspect the NCT team had more than their fair share… But the best use of balloons award goes to the local taxi firm –
September 20, 2013
Our lovely tenants at Unit 4 Park Lane Business Centre are leaving us at the end of this month which means we have either one floor or both floors of the building free to rent. It is just under 2,000sq. ft in total and is ready to move into. Would suit all office staff or office on the top deck and storage and even light industrial on the bottom deck. x6 car parking spaces included (but no parking levy!) Call me for more details – Nige Rowlson 07966 460409
September 9, 2013
Hello to all those browsing the dairy blog, today is my first day working with The Dairy and already I feel my next two weeks should be a fantastic experience. Nige, the Managing Director, and Kay, Project Manager, have been warm from before even setting foot in the door; literally! – Thorough directions were given over the phone to me, after getting off at the wrong bus stop, guiding me straight into their welcoming arms. I am the latest student working with the company having just finished my first year studying Marketing, Design and Communications at Nottingham Trent University. As it is coming to the end of the summer I was led to believe the workload would be dying down however I have been informed they will be keeping me busy from start to finish and so far this has proven to be true. (Damn). I contacted The Dairy for work experience earlier in the year after being chiefly impressed with its quirky website and references to all things cow related. I now understand that this offbeat theme is actually because the company originated on a dairy farm – makes sense! And they have kept it with them ever since. I also understand, after browsing some of their case studies, The Dairy believe in environmental sustainability and are continually looking for ways to improve their systems, another pull factor for me to work with them. It wasn’t until meeting with Nigel, prior to being accepted as a future intern, that I discovered the company was reasonably small in size, forming a faultlessly friendly community at Park Lane Business Centre. This attracted me more to the company as I felt I would have the opportunity for a more hands on approach to the Marketing and Design I am looking to gain experience in, without feeling afraid to ask any questions. I look forward to working with the team over the duration of my internship, already feeling part of the family and can imagine it will be sad leaving such a lovely team of good workers!
September 5, 2013
The dairy team is delighted to unveil the new website for our client Blueprint Regeneration. We have worked with Blueprint for four years now and thoroughly enjoy the mix of projects we work on – from No.1 Nottingham Science Park to Green Street in The Meadows and other planned regeneration in this area. Getting the right balance of the commercial developments and the sustainable credentials for this client is always a challenge – but one that we relish. Take a look at http://www.blueprintregeneration.com
May 17, 2013
Another busy week here at dairy towers that included a two day visit to the annual bus conference at The Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham. Our lovely client Nottingham City Transport had organised the event this year and asked us to create an overall design style and the delegate brochure. Much hard work in April culminated in a great event attended by the good and the great of the industry. The dairy had a stand in the exhibition area and attracted lots of interest from companies around the country. Marketing Manager Anthony Carver Smith spoke on the subject of social media which is now nearly a full time job as NCT have 44,000 followers across Facebook and Twitter. All good fun…. Nige
April 23, 2013
Hi I’m Kathryn Walker or Kay if you prefer, and I’m the new kid in town! With our beloved Gary Rush moving onto pastures green it became Nigel’s job to find a find a replacement for him sharpish, and boy was it a whirlwind.
After a quick phone call, possible the longest email selling myself, then a meeting with me throwing as much hard copies of my work at him, he must have seen/heard something he liked because it was later that night that we agreed that I would join the team.
So now you know how I joined the team here’s a little bit about me and how I got here. I originally come from around this area, however I went to the University of Lincoln to study Advertising and Marketing. I loved the course, I was always a creative child so the thought of combing business and creativity was heaven to me! When I was at uni I always knew that I wanted to be on the agency side, it was my dream to be working with lots of people and different creative avenues.
Straight after uni I stayed in little Lincoln working at The Danwood Group for nearly 3 years before coming back to my roots here. So here we are in the present, with Nigel essentially making my dream come true!
So that’s how I got here, and here is more about me. I like to play the piano and attempt to play the guitar (when it’s in tune), growing up I played cricket and rode horses but these day’s you’ll find me in the gym. Then when I’m relaxing I like to read books and watch films whilst doing my nails – such a girl!
So I’d like to say thank you to Nigel, and that I can’t wait to really get stuck in and meet all of our lovely clients and partners to provide more great dairy service….