4th January 2019No Comments

Happy new year!

With Christmas now over and the New Year upon us, the Walnut team are back in the office and ready to take on 2019!

Although we’re still dreaming about mulled wine and Christmas pudding, this month is already set to be a busy time for us with trade show events and meetings with clients.

Last year was a big year for exhibitions, with several of our clients exhibiting at some of the industry’s top trade shows and this year looks set to be even bigger for trade events!

In just a few weeks’ time, the Professional Kitchen Show will be taking place on January 22nd and 23rd at the NEC, Birmingham, which some of our clients will be exhibiting at.

The Professional Kitchen Show allows exhibitors and visitors to come together and discover the latest catering equipment and services on the market from manufacturers, dealers and designers.

As well as this, our Director, Glen, will also be back at the Munich Fabric Start trade show, which is an international denim trade fair for all the latest developments and products in denim.

Glen will be attending BLUEZONE along with one of our clients, Clobber-Calm, which specialises in men’s vintage denim and leather.

BLUEZONE will take place on January 29th and 30th between 9:30am - 6:30pm and Glen will be attending with founder of Clobber-Calm, Ben Woodhouse.

Glen and Ben host a weekly podcast called the ‘ClobberCast’ for Clobber-Calm, where they discuss all things denim, vintage and leather and will be podcasting live from BLUEZONE.

Even though it’s only the start of January and we’re still recovering from the amount of pigs in blankets (and non-meat food for our veggies) we’ve consumed over the festive period, the Walnut team have dived straight back into the workload and are busy planning for the rest of the year.

We can’t wait to see what the year brings for us and we’re looking forward to getting stuck in with new ideas and exciting plans.

From everyone at Walnut, we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Bring on 2019!

18th December 2018No Comments

Festive closure details…

Walnut Creative Ltd will be closing the doors on 2018 on the 24th December and will be back in action on the 2nd January! During the break time Liam and Glen will be available and will be working on the 27th, 28th and 31st handling all urgent enquiries and emails.

We would like to thank each and every person that's interacted with us in 2018! It's been a huge year for us and we're extremely grateful of all of our clients that we provide services to. 2019 is set to be a huge year for us and our core focus is customer service and creativity! That's what our business is all about.

Glen, commented: "We're absolutely driven by the happiness of our clients and the feedback we get across the board in all departments of our agency, like all businesses there's been bumps in the road in 2018 but ultimately we're richer for the experience and have learnt from these situations. We're extremely proud to have worked across the globe this year experiencing work in Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Dubai and in the new year we tackle our first project state side!

We wish each and everyone of you a wonderful festive holiday and look forward to seeing you all in the new year! From everyone at Walnut Creative, Merry Christmas & Happy New year!"




3rd December 2018No Comments

walnut creative introduce in-house print facility…

At Walnut Creative, we’re always looking to expand our offering to clients both existing and new. Over the past three years, we’ve successfully implemented all in-house services including web design, graphic design, social media management, PR, videography, photography and strategy planning.

With all of this you’d think that would be enough to go at right? Nooooo, never! There’s always something else the Walnut team can find to get their teeth into, and we’ve found our next service we’d like to introduce which is our latest step forward as a business.

Walnut Creative are delighted to announce that we have developed a new printing service which is now in operation, manufacturing in the heart of Sheffield. This impressive service includes digital printing, H-UV litho, conventional litho, flatbed large format and roll-to-roll large format, which is supported by our full in-house design studio offering a range of after-services.

We offer five colour plus coating as well as H-UV (hybrid UV) drying and with this press, more in-line finishes and printing can be offered which makes our service simply unique. Our H-UV drying process allows for outstanding reproduction, meaning there are no issues that may be experienced with usual presses.

Our high quality UV ink allows for an exceptional finish with no dull image reproduction, and the instant drying process means there is no marking. What is also unique about our print service is that all of this is done without using spray powder, so you can be sure that the printing quality is perfect throughout.

What’s also great about this new service is that our B2 litho allows us to offer a bespoke service you will struggle to find anywhere else!

Our printing services include print solutions, large format and finishing, providing you with a wide range of printing and marketing solutions. Whether it’s leaflets, brochures or any other printing you may require, we’ve got you covered!

To find out more about our printing services, please email glen@walnutcreative.co.uk or give us a call on 01226 720711.

30th November 2018No Comments

Catering Insight Awards 2018

For foodservice and catering equipment professionals, the Catering Insight Awards is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and we were thrilled to be there to support our clients and friends!

The evening of celebrations took place at the stunning Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London, and our Director, Glen, headed down to the capital yesterday and got on his glad rags ready for the black tie event. 

This year’s fourth annual Catering Insight Awards welcomed over 200 catering equipment industry executives for a networking drinks reception, before a three course meal which was followed by the awards ceremony.

Leading distributors, manufacturers and suppliers were presented with awards in their associated categories, with this year’s winning roster including some of our own clients! After the awards took place, the famous after-party commenced with everyone continuing the celebrations well into the early hours of the morning.

Walnut would like to say a big congratulations to all of the winners, it was lovely to catch up with our good friends and clients in the industry - it was a perfect way to close the end the year on a high ahead of the upcoming Christmas shutdown. 

We’d also like to say thank you to Commercial Kitchen Show for having us on their table!

We can’t wait for next year’s event! Be sure to catch up on all the gossip and results on www.cateringinsight.com.

27th November 2018No Comments

Walnut at the Culinary World Cup, Luxembourg

Walnut love travelling overseas for the latest industry events and this week we’re over to Luxembourg for an international cooking competition! Well not just any competition, the Culinary World Cup!

Our photography and videography team headed over to Luxembourg for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup competition to catch footage of this exciting event, which takes place at Expogast, the international trade show for gastronomy.

Organised by Vatel Club Luxembourg, the official association of professional chefs of Luxembourg, the competition was held from November 24th - 28th, and our team were there throughout the entire event which some of our clients also attended.

The competition involves national and junior teams of chefs cooking up a range of culinary dishes which are then tasted and graded by guests.

Expogast is one of many international trade shows we’ve attended this year, after we recently attended trade shows in Dubai, France, Germany and Holland.

Despite this being our last international trade show event that we’ll be attending this year, we’re already busy planning other overseas events with clients, such as the NAFEM Show.

The NAFEM Show will take place in Orlando, Florida in February next year, and will showcase the latest cutting edge foodservice equipment which includes over 500 new products from some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the industry.

Glen Crossland, Walnut’s Director, said: “We are very fortunate that we are able to attend so many trade shows and events that take place outside of the UK, as this provides us with the opportunity to find out the latest product innovations, scour the market for new opportunities and catch up with our clients in new environments, this helps to broaden our knowledge and increase our understanding of the international market.

“Foodservice trade shows are a fantastic platform for our clients to showcase what they do and the products they supply, and we have visited so many brilliant international events this year.

“The team are already planning events for the year ahead, and we are looking forward to heading out to Florida in February for the NAFEM Show which will be our first international trade show of 2019, so that will be a great way to start the new year.”

To find out how Walnut can assist your business with exhibition events or trade shows, contact the team on 01226 720711 or email glen@walnutcreative.co.uk for more information.

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.