Northumbrian Water, part of the Northumbrian Water Group (NWG), is the water utility company serving North East England. The company also operates a Leisure Division based at its Kielder Water reservoir the UK’s largest artificial lake, by capacity. Kielder Water, Northumberland is surrounded by Kielder Forest, the largest artificial woodland in Europe. As an outdoor leisure location, it takes a bit to beat. The Water Group also supplies water to Essex and Suffolk in South East England.
Blumilk has worked with both Northumbrian and its Essex and Suffolk division since 2003. We’ve billed them 600 times for a comprehensive list of projects completed so far.
THE TEAM AT BLUMILK HAS THAT RARE MIX OF FABULOUS CREATIVITY AND IMPECCABLE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS. THEY HAVE CONSISTENTLY DELIVERED FOR US ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.
Marketing Manager, NWG
The range of jobs is incredible – from the redesign of the company’s bills to water conservation leaflets and the design of its customer magazine to the design and layout of the company’s Business Plan (all 908 pages of it).
The Business Plan project was completed in just four weeks. It involved members of the Northumbrian Business Plan team being given an office base at Blumilk for the duration of the job. Stressing again the close working relationship between our company and the Water Group.
We’ve also designed and printed fishing guides, advised on the internal branding of the Kielder Visitor Centre at Tower Knowe, Northumberland, created magazine adverts, developed communication campaigns and designed public information banners to surround holes in the ground where the company is repairing or renewing its pipework infrastructure.
We’ve also worked with the company to design and illustrate cartoon characters aimed at school children to teach them about water conservation. And, in 2014, we supported the Company with a brand refresh.
NORTHUMBRIAN WATER HAS A LONG HISTORY OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH COLIN AND THE TEAM AND THEY HAVE DELIVERED A VAST RANGE OF PROJECTS FOR US FROM TRADITIONAL DESIGN WORK TO DIGITAL ACTIVITY AND MOST RECENTLY SUPPORTING OUR BRAND REFRESH.
Marketing Manager, NWG
In 2009, Northumbrian Water contracted Blumilk to manage, hands on, the company’s marketing team. This was a first for Blumilk and recognition of their faith in our wider management abilities.
The initial contract was for six months; it lasted almost three years. A member of team Blumilk worked full time at the company’s head office in Durham, North East England. Two members of staff based at Blumilk’s head office, supported the team. A key objective was to review custom and practice at Durham, planning and rolling out a marketing strategy and in the process engaging with and motivating the company’s marketing team.
April 10, 2015