Being a Barnsley-based marketing agency which has progressed hugely in such a short space of time, Walnut have had the privilege of working with a wide range of clients across many different sectors.

From foodservice to fashion and everything in between, we’ve produced some fantastic work for our clients which has successfully helped them to promote their services and the work they do.

Most recently however, Walnut were thrilled to work with the Army on the Exercise Army Sustainer 2019, the Army’s annual catering competition, which was held on Saturday, May 18th.

The event, which took place at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham, is a multi-discipline culinary skills competition which showcases the talents of Army chefs and invites competitors from around the world to take part.

Encouraging teams and individuals to work together against the clock using limited resources and rations, participants must complete a range of culinary dishes and static display classes which included Junior Chef, Open Skills Chicken Dish, Novelty Cake and more.

The competition also included an Improvised Challenge, where a team of three chefs must demonstrate leadership, teamwork and brilliant culinary skills by cooking up a range of dishes using non-traditional catering equipment and open fire.

As well as this, the event also included a masterclass from double Michelin-starred chef, Sat Bains, who cooked up a selection of delicious dishes from his ten-course taster menu and answered questions from the audience.

To help with promoting the event, the Army required Walnut to produce a range of marketing materials which involved the design, content and photography and videography departments.

From the team, our designer, Emily, created some fantastic booklets and pop-ups for the event, our photographer and videographer, Josh, ran the pre-event photo shoot, our marketing director, Liam, took some brilliant photos and created a video of the event whilst also conducting interviews with staff and competitors, and finally our studio manager and content professional, Laura, wrote up a press release on the event to go out to industry publications.

The staff were delighted with our work and thanked us by sending a very kind and thoughtful letter, which states how much they appreciated how work and how much we helped to raise awareness of the competition, bringing it to a more professional level before, during and also after it took place.

We have been overwhelmed with the wonderful feedback we have received on our work for this event. As the Army supports our country every single day with their commitment and hard work, we are truly honoured to have supported them with providing our services for a competition which fits in so well with what we as an agency are best known for.

A massive well done to the Walnut team, smashing it once again!