9th November 2018No Comments

Walnut welcome Ashton

Walnut have grown again! We're delighted to welcome Ashton Moran to our ever-growing team as we plan and prepare for 2019 and year 4 of business.

Ashton joined the team at the start of November as our new Graphic Designer and will instantly play a key role in our design team alongside Jordan, Emily and Ruby. With a first class honours degree in Graphic Design from Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 and industry knowledge and experience in print based design, Ashton will be a key member of the team when it comes to marketing material production and all elements of design for digital and print.

Along with Ashton's first class honours degree he impressively managed to scoop recognition on creativebloq.com where he was recognised as one of the Best New Talents of 2017 under the category of graduates outside of London. Read the article right here!

Our Director, Glen, said: "Naturally this kind of talent doesn't come around every day and when I met with Ashton for a coffee and a casual chat I knew he's be perfect for Walnut Creative. A very commercially savvy lad with high level design skills with the qualifications to prove it.

"Ashton comes into the business with lots of responsibility from the off and even after a few days he's project managing his own client work, supporting on the development of our apprentice and leading client meetings. We're over the moon to have Ashton! The extra pair of hands will mean we're able to meet stricter deadlines, manage more work but most importantly support our existing clients more efficiently! It's all about customer service for us and keeping our clients happy, Ashton will only compliment our offering at Walnut Creative Ltd."

 

7th November 2018No Comments

Media planning for 2019!

We're getting prepared for 2019 and we're sure you are too! Planning and preparation is the age old formula to strong marketing content and strategy and that's why we're writing this blog!

Having recently received the forward features and editorial plans for the foodservice and catering industry press for 2019 we're busy squirrelling away ideas and presenting budget spend to a wide range of our clients and if you are not ready and prepared yet we'd love to support your business too.

At Walnut Creative Ltd we specialise in all elements of foodservice and catering equipment marketing and that's why we're the agency of choice for a wide range of clients, covering everything from potato products through to commercial dishwashers - and everything in-between!

If you are currently planning your media spend, sector targeting and marketing messages, please get in touch with our management team! We'd love to hear from you and take away the pain of handling everything in-house. At Walnut, we centralise your media planning into an efficient project management system that you have access to 24/7 making deadlines, briefings and planning simple and easy.

Email us today to find out more and how we can help! Or alternatively please give us a call on 01226 720711! We'd love to hear from you.

2nd November 2018No Comments

Walnut at GulfHost 2018…

At Walnut, it’s safe to say that we are no strangers to travelling up and down the country visiting clients for meetings, case studies and industry trade shows.

As well as travelling around the UK to meet up with clients, we have also had the opportunity to jet off to places such as Belfast and Hamburg for trade show events in which our clients have been exhibiting.

Our latest show with a client of ours however, was our furthest venture yet for a foodservice trade show which was in none other than sunny Dubai!

GulfHost, the hospitality equipment and foodservice expo for the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is a trade show that takes place in Dubai and features a wide range of kitchen solutions and commercial catering equipment for caterers and manufacturers.

The show took place across three days between 30th October - 1st November, and our photography and videography team flew over to get some footage of the show!

Whilst at the show, we also met up with a new client of ours to discuss new project ideas and marketing concepts which went very well!

Overall, the show was a huge success and our exhibiting client benefited from this hugely, meeting lots of new contacts and exhibitors.

Now we’ve ticked off GulfHost as our first international trade show, we now have another industry trade show lined up overseas that will be taking place early next year!

In February, we will be attending The NAFEM Show, based outside of the UK in (wait for it)… Florida!

Our team will be travelling to Orlando, in which The NAFEM Show will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th February, where foodservice professionals will meet, discover new products and network amongst each other.

The NAFEM Show is an event for all the latest cutting edge foodservice equipment and supplies and includes over 500 new products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers.

We love doing international work for our clients and we’re very grateful for the opportunities we get to travel to so many amazing places.

We’re constantly planning and coming up with new ideas for our clients to ensure we’re providing them with creative concepts that are different, and will set them apart from their competitors at events such as trade shows.

Although we don’t have much time left of 2018, Walnut are already one step ahead and planning for new ideas, projects and other industry trade shows for the new year.

A big well done to the Walnut team, and here’s to many more trade shows ahead! Who knows where we’ll end up next…

9th October 2018No Comments

Walnut welcome Megan to take charge of #socialmedia

Social media is highly important for businesses today and plays a huge part in developing and growing communication amongst followers, which is why we decided to take on a new Social Media Co-Ordinator!

Meet Megan Gilroy! 

Megan is a recent uni graduate, having completed her degree earlier this summer and has a keen interest in all things social media related.

In her role, Megan will be responsible for creating and scheduling social media content for our clients across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Glen Crossland, Director at Walnut, said: “Social media is such an important tool to use in getting the right message across to your audience, so we felt that bringing Megan on board as our Social Media Manager would help us to achieve this as we currently manage many social media accounts for our clients.

“Megan has settled into the office well since joining us, and we are confident that she will make a positive impact to the social media department.”

Using social media is vital for almost any business, as it can significantly help to improve online presence and keeps followers updated and connected.

When managed in the right way, social media can help boost your business profile and can help to achieve your company goals and objectives.

At Walnut, we offer our clients a bespoke social media management service to help you target your audience effectively in a way that is fresh, interesting and current.

To get in touch with Megan, drop her an email at megan@walnutcreative.co.uk 

To find out more about the social media service we offer or any of our other marketing services, contact us on 01226 720711 or email info@walnutcreative.co.uk

13th September 2018No Comments

Newbie Ruby! Welcome to the Walnut family…

At Walnut, we believe it’s important to give young people the opportunity to develop and grow, which is why we have taken on our new Digital Marketing Apprentice, Ruby Highfield!

Ruby, who is from the local area, completed her GCSEs earlier this summer and initially took on work experience after expressing an interest in design and marketing here at Walnut.

She has quickly settled into the office and has impressed us with her positive work ethic, confidence and willingness to learn, and is now Walnut’s first apprentice!

As part of her apprenticeship, Ruby has been working closely alongside our design team, learning more about the industry and completing design work for clients.

She will also spend one day a month out of the office, where she will attend a study day completing coursework.

Glen Crossland, Director at Walnut, said: “Ruby has produced some fantastic work since joining us, and has also assisted the team with ongoing projects.

“We all know how hard it can be sometimes for young people to get their foot in the door when it comes to job hunting and work experience, so we were delighted to take Ruby on after she explained she wanted to do some work for us.

“Ruby is enjoying working for Walnut, and we are looking forward to seeing her progress moving forward and gaining her apprenticeship qualification.”

You can get in touch with Ruby via her email at ruby@walnutcreative.co.uk.

To find out more about the services Walnut can offer you, get in touch with us at info@walnutcreative.co.uk or call the office number on 01226 720711.

28th August 2018No Comments

From Barnsley….With Pride

Being a Barnsley based marketing agency, we at Walnut are proud to work with many local businesses in the Yorkshire area.

Since we established back in 2015, we have built a strong client base comprised of businesses based in Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Leeds.

As we are a full digital marketing agency, we offer our clients a range of services including PR, social media, design, photography, videography and web development.

We are based right in the heart of Barnsley town centre within the Digital Media Centre, and have a range of great facilities including a studio, meeting area, concept facilities and much more.

Glen Crossland, our Director, said: “We take great pride in being a Barnsley business offering digital marketing services for a variety of clients based in Yorkshire, as well as other areas of the UK. Most agencies run to the big city to find their home and client base but we are happy to say we're local, we understand both local and international marketing trends which means we're perfectly positioned to look after both small and large clients. We'll continue to fly the flag for our local area and prove that you don't always have to run to the big city to be successful."

“What you see is what you get with Walnut, and we like to think that we can work with local companies efficiently to put across their message in an effective and striking way.

“Walnut has come such a long way in just three years, and we are eternally grateful for the way things have worked out for us and for the continued support we have received over time.”

We are proud to be a local, Yorkshire agency offering a wide range of marketing services, and we welcome businesses from all across the area as well as from further afield.

To find out more about what Walnut can do for your business, get in touch with us at info@walnutcreative.co.uk or give us a call on 01226 720711.

6th August 2018No Comments

Models required!

We're looking for models in the South Yorkshire area to join us on a shoot in the coming weeks! We're looking for alternative models both Male and Female between the ages of 25 to 35!

Tattoo's, beards, hipster, rocker, biker style... You know the kind!

We'll be working in a studio, restaurants, bars and general urban locations all in one day.

To register your interest please drop us a mail to info@walnutcreative.co.uk

25th July 2018No Comments

Walnut featured in unLTD magazine…

Putting the team firmly on the map this month, Walnut have been featured in the July/August issue of Sheffield business magazine, unLTD!

The feature, entitled ‘Fast Track To Success’, includes a full page interview with our Managing Director, Glen, where he tells the story of how Walnut first started out in the business.

Glen also talks about how Walnut received the help from the Sheffield City Region programme, Launchpad, and how this helped him in making the business become a reality.

Although being founded in Sheffield, Launchpad are also based within Barnsley, and the team here provided Glen with a huge amount of help when starting up Walnut.

Launchpad provides support and guidance for anyone in Barnsley who is looking to start their own business, no matter what their idea is or what stage their business is at.

Offering a series of workshops and networking events, Launchpad also arrange for regular meetings with a fully trained Business Advisor, who can assess your needs and develop a plan of action.

This is something which Glen took part in three years ago, when Walnut was just a little twinkle in his eye.

In the feature, Glen comments: “What Launchpad have done is help massively in everything other than marketing. In terms of employing people, apprenticeships, hiring and staff appraisals, that was something we had no knowledge of.

“After moving into the Digital Media Centre (DMC) I had a big ambition to grow. Since then we’ve been going at 100 miles an hour and I don’t think we could have done that without Launchpad and the DMC’s support.”

Walnut would like to personally thank Launchpad for all of their support in helping to establish our business, and allowing us the opportunity as a Barnsley-based business to grow and develop into a successful, full service marketing agency.

Read the full feature here at on page 45, and find out how Walnut went from just a one-man-band to an office full of marketing pros! 

24th July 2018No Comments

Walnut visit China as part of the EU digital delegation…

So far this year, Walnut have embarked on a number of business trips outside of the UK, and our most recent venture was our furthest yet - a visit to China!

Yep that’s right, our very own Managing Director, Glen, was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to visit China and represent Barnsley Council, to show our friends across the pond the advancement in digital technology and business growth here in the UK.

The aim of the visit was to compare the regional and urban development between the UK and China, and to establish relationships in multiple cities to seek business and development opportunities for British based businesses.

With this being Glen’s first ever visit to China, he found it exceptionally educating from a business perspective.

Glen said: “I was delighted to attend and support the council in representing and supporting our region on a global platform. It was an amazing experience to get to meet and network with so many interesting and inspirational people.”

“Without the support of our local council, we wouldn’t be where we are today and being close to our council is important as we continue to grow and develop as a region. We really hope that this EU/China commission throws up further opportunities for Walnut as a business to grow and give back to our local council, and will most certainly put Barnsley on the map.”

There is a huge commitment in being able to connect the EU with partner countries and cities across the world, and at the moment, Barnsley is investing heavily in development to push the region forward, and allow for more business opportunities to be created.

Paul Clifford, from Barnsley Council, said: “The entire commission and programme shows so many common interests with our business and morals.”

“It is vitally important that local businesses in Barnsley look to develop and give opportunities to local people. The talent pool of personnel is as good as anywhere I’ve ever witnessed, and the programmes and commissions ensure we have the best possible chance of local growth as a town and as a region.”

As a company, Walnut thrive on continuous development in business, technology and people.

We take immense pride in being a Yorkshire-based business offering a range of marketing services to a variety of clients based right here locally in Barnsley, Sheffield and also Leeds.

Our professional services include social media, design, PR, photography, videography, and web development which we offer to our clients both locally as well as across the country.

We’re all so proud that Glen was given this opportunity to represent local, independent businesses in Barnsley, and we can only hope that Walnut will continue to grow and be even more successful in the future!

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.

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© 2018 Walnut Creative Ltd | All rights reserved

© 2018 Walnut Creative Ltd | All rights reserved