13th July 2018No Comments

Jordan and Liam promoted to Directors at Walnut

We’re like a little family here at Walnut, as our business grows, we all grow together and we love to see our team develop and expand their roles.

All of our team do such an amazing job, and are all specialists in their roles, but right now we’d like to pay particular attention to our very own double act, the Gilroy brothers.

Liam, who was previously our Marketing Manager has now taken on the role of Marketing Director, and Jordan, our Graphic Designer, will now be utilising his creative flair as Creative Director.

Walnut has come such a long way since the pair joined the team, and in a short space of time they have both been able to transform the way our agency operates, really taking it to the next step in terms of marketing and design direction. 

Since starting out just under three-years-ago, Walnut now has a full office of professionals across a range of departments including design, PR, photography, videography and web development. 

Whilst overseeing our wide range of fully comprehensive marketing services, Liam and Jordan will be assisting our Managing Director, Glen, with our business development and take special care of our growing client list. 

Glen said: “In the past two years Walnut has gone from strength to strength, and since joining our team, both Liam and Jordan have had an immense effect on the way we work and the quality of work we are producing for clients.

“I am thrilled that they have now settled into their roles as directors and I am 100% certain that they can help myself and the team to take our output to the next level. I am very excited to see what the future holds for us!”

For any questions you have on marketing, contact Liam at liam@walnutcreative.co.uk and for design support get in touch with Jordan at jordan@walnutcreative.co.uk.

25th June 2018No Comments

LimbBo Foundation, our chosen charity…

Walnut Creative are pleased to share with you all that we are currently working with a very special group of people.

We have been working very closely with the LimbBo Foundation for the past few months, a charity which supports children with limb differences and their families.

Since working with LimbBo, our team have already designed up new information flyers for the charity, and we are currently working on new marketing materials to help the LimbBo Foundation achieve their goals of reaching out to limb different children.

The LimbBo Foundation was set up by Adam Dengel, who discovered after a visit to the hospital during his wife’s pregnancy that his son would be born with a missing limb.

Leaving the hospital with a basic pamphlet of generic limb difference which left them feeling fazed and confused, Adam and his wife felt determined to help other parents and expecting parents to understand more about limb differences.

From then, the LimbBo Foundation was established, in which Adam created informative and helpful leaflets aimed at parents, and story books to help educate young children on limb differences.

The charity also organises meet ups and activity days so that children can come together to take part in fun activities, and meet other children who are similar to them.

The LimbBo Foundation also carries out research and develops new ideas to help create electronic prosthetics to help children with limb differences carry out tasks that they couldn’t do before.

Adam said: “Being a newly established charity we needed to get our work and ideas out to the general public. Walnut Creative offered to help us, and the team created a brand image and gave us all the necessary tools to be able to reach out to those in need.”

“Their hard work and dedication to this project has already seen numerous children be gifted 3D printed assistive devices, given families of limb different children somewhere to turn to for advice and created a lot of smiles on the faces of those who may have not had the easiest start in life.”

“This wouldn't have been possible without the help of the fantastic team at Walnut. Their work is not only of great professional quality, but done with thought and care. We cannot begin to thank them enough.”

We are absolutely honoured to work with this fantastic charity, and the Walnut team will be continuously supporting the LimbBo Foundation in helping to raise awareness of the charity and supporting the aims of what the charity want to achieve.

To find out more about the LimbBo Foundation, visit limbbofoundation.co.uk.

11th June 2018No Comments

Walnut at Commercial Kitchen Show…

June has already been a busy old month for the Walnut team, particularly as we kicked off the first week of the month with the highly awaited Commercial Kitchen Show!

The Commercial Kitchen Show gives manufacturers and distributors within the foodservice sector the opportunity to meet new individuals in the industry, and discover the latest innovations on the market.

The yearly event took place at the NEC Birmingham on 5th and 6th June, with five of our clients exhibiting at the show.

We had been working very closely with our clients for the past few months in preparation for the show, so obviously the Walnut team headed down to the event to get in on the action!

Throughout the course of the two-day show, there were several guest talks and seminars taking place, allowing visitors to find out more about the industry and learn new things related to catering and hospitality.

Our director, Glen, also had a spot in guest hosting a seminar, in which he hosted the ‘Exec Chef’ seminar on Tuesday, speaking about all things foodservice related.

Whilst the show was in full swing, the annual Innovation Challenge took place, in which manufacturers entered their latest products into the competition to be crowned either a Bronze, Silver or Gold title.

Three of our clients were entered into the challenge, with voting taking place on Tuesday before the awards were announced on Wednesday.

We were absolutely delighted that two of our clients managed to bag a Gold Award for their products and one claiming a Bronze Award, so naturally we were all very proud!

The Walnut team had a fantastic time at the Commercial Kitchen Show, and it was good to catch up with clients and meet new people.

We are very happy and honoured to work alongside some amazing businesses, and it was great to see our clients doing so well and showing the rest of the industry what they can do.

Bring on next year’s show!

1st June 2018No Comments

Clobber-Calm featured in Grazia Magazine…

Did you know Walnut are now rubbing shoulders with A-list celebrities? Well, almost.

Our Director, Glen, has been featured in the latest issue of Grazia magazine with one of our clients, menswear clothing specialists, Clobber-Calm, and we’re all absolutely stoked! 

The magazine piece was included in a small feature titled ‘Top of the Pods’, in which Grazia review the latest up-and-coming podcasts from across the country.

Based in Kelham Island, Clobber-Calm are an independent clothing business stocking the best denim, vintage and leather wear in the heart of Sheffield City Centre.

Founded by our good friend, Ben Woodhouse, he and our Glen created the ‘ClobberCast’ in which they host a weekly podcast talking all things denim, vintage and leather!

Glen said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that the ClobberCast has been recognised and has been featured in Grazia magazine.”

“Me and Ben have such a laugh doing the podcast, and it’s great to speak to so many amazing people in the clothing industry and find out about their experiences and opinions on all things vintage.”

“This is fantastic for Clobber-Calm, as people from further afield will now know where to go for vintage denim and leather goods specifically for men, which also puts Sheffield and Yorkshire on the map.”

Clobber-Calm specialise solely in menswear and accessories from specialist names in Raw Denim, Workwear, Selvedge and Leather.

Stocking a range of jackets, shirts, jeans and boots from around the globe, Clobber-Calm aims to bring vintage back into the modern world, allowing it to make its mark in menswear fashion.

Check out the ClobberCast here soundcloud.com/clobbercalm to listen to Ben and Glen having a good old natter!

25th May 2018No Comments

Welcome to the team Jimbo!

It’s all systems go at the moment in the Walnut office, and we are pleased to reveal that we have a new Walnutter who has joined our team! Say hello to James Bentley, our new Web Developer.

James attended Leeds Beckett University where he studied for a degree in Creative Media Technology, and will graduate later this summer.

Previously working at an agency in Leeds, James has two years’ experience in front end development and web design, and has already assisted our team with website management for several of our clients.

As well as this, James also has experience in video development, which will also be a great advantage for the Walnut team.

Since joining us back in May, James has quickly found his feet in the office and now has a host of other web projects lined up which he is ready to take on.

Glen Crossland, Director at Walnut Creative, said: “It’s great that our web team has expanded, as we’re currently in demand with a lot of website development for our clients.”

“James has been able to apply his current web knowledge and skills to assist our team in producing fantastic results, which our clients have been delighted with.”

To contact James, you can email him at james@walnutcreative.co.uk

For any other enquiries on web development, marketing or any other services that we offer, contact our office on 01226 720711 or email info@walnutcreative.co.uk

11th March 2018Comments are off for this post.

A month of exhibitions…

We’ve been super busy this month here at Walnut - so busy that we’ve probably spent more time out of the office than at our desks!

This past month has been full of exhibition events, and our team have been jetting off to attend exhibitions in London, Belfast and Hamburg over the past few weeks.

To kick start the month, we headed down south to ExCeL in London to attend the country’s biggest hospitality and catering exhibition, Hotelympia.

The exhibition took place from 5th-8th March, and the Walnut team spent four days in London meeting up with clients, attending equipment demonstrations and listening to seminars and talks from some of the industry’s top professionals.

Next up was our trip to Hamburg where we attended Internorga, one of Europe’s leading trade shows for the catering, baking and confectionary industries. 

This exhibition took place between 15th-19th March and we met many German foodservice and equipment businesses, as well as many others from all around the world.

The week after was another busy week, where we firstly attended the Northern Restaurant and Bar Awards in Manchester on 20th and 21st March.

This involved two days of networking with foodservice businesses and discovering new, innovative ideas from some of the most well known food and beverage companies.

Finally, our last expedition of the month was to Belfast for IFEX, Northern Ireland’s premier food, drink, retail and hospitality event.

This event took place at the same time as the Northern Restaurant and Bar Awards and on the 22nd March, so we spent the whole day in Belfast meeting lots of new faces.

The exhibition featured both British and Irish foodservice companies showcasing their products and services, and provided a great platform for British businesses to launch their products into the Irish market.

We’ve enjoyed this month a lot, and it’s been particularly enjoyable getting to travel outside of the country. 

We’ve met clients, both new and existing ones, and seen some amazing ideas and concepts. 

However, we have to admit it does feel good to be back in the office and catching up with everything that’s been going off while we’ve been away! 

Here’s to many more busy months ahead!

11th February 2018No Comments

Walnut at Hotelympia…

Hotelympia 2018 is almost here, and our Walnut team are heading down to the event to find out what will be happening!

Walnut’s director, Glen, and marketing manager, Liam, will be travelling down to London at the weekend and will be taking photos and videos of the exhibition, and they can’t wait!

The event takes place next week from 5th - 8th March at ExCeL, London, and will feature hundreds of kitchen and catering businesses from all over the world.

Hotelympia has been running for over 83 years and is the UK’s leading hospitality and foodservice event.

Bringing restaurants, hotels, pubs, casual dining and contract caterers together, it allows businesses to review the latest catering products, as well as attend kitchen shows and seminars from professionals in the catering industry.

If you would like to speak to Glen or Liam about marketing or anything else, pop down and see the guys where they will be happy to have a chat over a coffee (or beer!)

For more information on Hotelympia, visit hotelympia.com

You can also contact Glen and Liam via their emails at glen@walnutcreative.co.uk and liam@walnutcreative.co.uk

1st January 2018No Comments

Welcome to the team Melissa…

It’s been a busy start to the new year for us at Walnut Creative, and we are happy to announce that we have a new member of the team to join in on all of the madness – meet Melissa Hodgson, our new marketing assistant.

Melissa graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2016 with a PR degree, and worked with both in-house and agency PR and marketing specialists while at university.

With a passion for writing, Melissa can easily adapt the right tone and voice to any written content, and knows her stuff when it comes to press releases, blogging and social media. 

Since joining us in the office, she has been assisting Laura, our content marketing coordinator, with writing blog posts, producing social media work, and creating website content for our clients.

Glen Crossland, Walnut Creative’s Director, said: “It’s great to have Melissa join the team and from what she has done for us so far, it’s clear that she will make a positive difference to our work.

“With her fresh knowledge of PR and marketing, we are very much looking forward to seeing what else Melissa can do as she picks up new skills and broadens her knowledge.”

You can contact Melissa via her email at melissa@walnutcreative.co.uk

If you have any questions or queries about PR, marketing or any of our services, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.

9th November 2017No Comments

Walnut Creative Celebrates 2nd Birthday

We’re celebrating our second birthday in the office this week and looking back over the fantastic year we’ve had, with so many exciting developments both internally and in our client base.

It was back in 2015 that our Director, Glen, formed Walnut Creative from his kitchen table, setting out to use his industry expertise to provide a modern, fresh take on foodservice marketing.

Since then, Walnut has established itself as a reputable marketing agency, working with clients across the industry to deliver to them a clear marketing strategy and boost their profile.

Over the course of 2017, we have enjoyed a fantastic year of growth and have seen our operation double in size, welcoming experts in all areas of marketing including PR, design, web development and more.

This expansion has allowed our team to offer all of our clients a fully-comprehensive marketing service, ensuring that they receive the support they need to fully propel the marketing of their business.

Our five new team members has also meant we needed to move into a much bigger office, and are now happy to be in a larger space with our very own pub bench, perfect for those team meetings!

Our Director, Glen, said: “Walnut Creative has had a fantastic two years and it’s been great for the team and I to see our business grow so much.

“We have continued to fulfil the needs of our retained clients and would like to thank them all for their continued support, we wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

“With a wide range of clients spread across all sectors of the industry, we are now also making a move into the food and drink sector and are looking forward to making our mark and establishing our name in that area.”

Happy 2nd Birthday Walnut Creative, here’s to a prosperous 2018!

29th September 2017No Comments

Meet the Team – Jordan Gilroy

We sat down for a chat with our designer, Jordan, about all things Jordan, and which walnutter makes the worst brew.

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