10 out of 10 for Blumilk!

A Newcastle-based creative, digital and design agency has recently gained so much work from outside of the region – particularly in healthcare and education – that they have opened new offices in London and Glasgow and have taken on four new members of staff. The company’s headquarters will remain in their current office at the Media Exchange in the Ouseburn in Newcastle.

The giant Barts NHS Health Trust in London is the tenth NHS Trust across the country to commission Blumilk to carry out an extensive communication and creative branding campaign.

Tenth NHS client necessitates London and Glasgow offices for Newcastle branding experts

Blumilk, based in the Media Exchange in the city’s Ouseburn, was established in 1999 by brothers Colin and Adam Robertson and has so far carried out over 12,000 creative projects for over 600 clients.

The company works with NHS England and West Midlands-based NHS Black Country, as well as several other North East health and NHS clients and multi-national corporations Dupont and AkzoNobel.

Educational branding and positioning for schools, colleges and universities is another of Blumilk’s areas of expertise. The Blumilk creative team is currently working with Forth Valley College in Scotland, York St John University, Northumberland College, Ashington Learning Partnership and Dearne Valley College in Rotherham.

It came as a surprise to the recruitment team that Blumilk’s recent job advertisement for graphic designers in Newcastle attracted 192 applicants, many of them from outside of the region. The company has now taken on four new staff members:

New starters, Peter Randell (31) from Chester le Street and Cherie Zand (27) from Gosforth are already working on creative design and branding concepts for a range of clients from all over the UK.

Digital Developers James Dunn (28) from Hebburn and Mark Thomson (30) from Darlington are currently developing highly engaging websites to align with client brands. Mark is also the author of renowned tech blog www.tame-geek.co.uk.

Colin Robertson says: “We’re all thrilled at Blumilk to have so much nationwide work that it warrants a London and a Scottish office and four new staff members. Although we create effective brands and design good websites, logos and campaigns, we also offer additional ingredients to our campaigns that we think delivers added worth.

“We ensure that our brands are correctly positioned for their marketplace but we also like to make certain that the brand personality is 100% embedded in the way clients and their staff run and present their organisations. This means everything from the look of premises, to the organisation’s values and the way their people engage with customers, suppliers and even answer the phone.

“We work closely with clients’ teams at all levels to achieve this, and we believe it is this additional dimension to the traditional branding and design service that sets us apart and ensures our campaigns are as valuable as they are.”

Article taken from The Journal (18th May): http://www.thejournal.co.uk/business/business-news/creative-digital-design-agency-blumilk-9277810

May 19, 2015