Merry Christmas Everyone
It's that time of year again - our annual jumper competition - big congratulations to Andy who is our 2018 winner after a Widd vote! A great effort all round! Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year everyone from all us at Widd.
The results are in from Retail Week’s Interiors Awards 2017 ...and the winner is Primark, Amsterdam! The award was for Best Overseas UK Store Launch. This flagship store is very unique taking inspirations from the surrounding Dutch architecture, we created the tailor made signage amongst other features in this seven floor store. Huge congratulations to all those involved, we look forward to many more success stories.
Great News for WIDD
We've just been shortlisted for two awards in 2017! Our work within Primark, Amsterdam - which is a fully bespoke flagship store, has been shortlisted for Best Overseas UK Store Launch. Our recently completed project - Rushden Lakes, has also been shortlisted in the Sign Construction category at this year’s British Sign Awards. This is very welcome news and we look forward to the results in November, we'll be sure to keep you posted!
We recently celebrated the grand opening of Rushden Lakes, a fantastic new site in Northamptonshire. Rushden Lakes merges a new shopping experience within a natural setting by a beautiful lakeside. WIDD was set the challenge of coordinating and installing the mammoth signage plan. The project has brought many interesting challenges with a whole variety of types of signage. These include; various way finding signs, car park installations, illuminated visitor centre signage, monolith totems with park information and nature trail signage - all within the Rushden Lakes branding and to the high standard the park deserves. On top of this we have been involved with the park hoarding display for the future expansion which is a whopping 300m across the site.
Aside from the Rushden Lakes plan itself, we’ve also manufactured and installed full signage for the retailers schuh and Primark which are also located here.
After some 2200 production hours, over 12 Tonnes of steel and a major logistics task - the project has been great to be apart of and we look forward to seeing Rushden Lakes bloom.
The Widd Fleet
We're applying a new livery to the expanding fleet at the moment, keep a look out for our fitting teams!
Yorkshire Three Peaks
Well done to the Widd team this weekend for walking the Three Peaks in Yorkshire! A loop totaling 24 miles, special congratulations to Andy who completed the hike in 8 hours and 35 minutes!
An intense year for Tapi
Our Tapi portfolio is still growing! We've recently just completed our latest Tapi in Redhill, Surrey. As you can see we’ve been working fairly intensely this year to build and install more stores far and wide. Our location in Leeds is ideal for such a wide spread project like this.
One of our latest projects in London shall be opening soon! We recently showed some test pieces from the workshop, which are now being installed ready for the grand opening this month. We also applied the below window design, while we make the last preparations inside. Note the schuh logo breaks out of the facia which is unique to schuh, and stands out very well.
A fresh new look for the Premiership Football Club - BFC
We've been very busy here at Widd recently with one of our latest projects - Burnley Football Club. It's been a pleasure to work on the project, BFC are as passionate about football as we are in creating brand signs! Most installations are finished in a beautiful unique metallic paint, which we've done numerous tests to create the perfect finish! There is much more being created in our workshop as we speak, so watch this space...
Here are some progress shots for our latest schuh project, the interesting illumination is provided by low power LED's and a unique letter construction.
Where There's A Widd. There's A Way
Working with large brands is our forte, recently Levi’s approached us with an exciting project. We crafted them new signage to the outside of an existing glass shop front, and put our heads together to produce a solution that’s going to be a real head turner.
It's our Christmas jumper day - which means of course a team photo! and there's got to be competition in it somewhere! So who is best dressed this year?
New Lightbox Technology
There's been a very welcomed edition to the studio this week, we've been reviewing some new lightboxes in the design studio. From LED 'animation' to magnetic shelves, it's interesting to see how the retail environment is evolving.
The Widd Wall
Nothing ordinary to see here - there’s big things happening in our workshop at the moment. This was one of our latest ideas, the logo certainly has impact now! It’s one thing to have a brain wave of something a little different but to actually design and build it is another.