Ann English

Ann English has over 25 years experience working in the design, display, retail and event industry. During this time Ann has worked with the ‘BIG 3′ – Santa, Willy Wonka and Mickey Mouse! Ann started her career creating window displays for The Body Shop. She then went on to design and install over 500 Christmas Displays and Santa’s Grottos in all the major shopping centres throughout the UK and Europe including intu Metrocentre, Eldon Square and Disneyland Paris. Her claim to fame is that she designed and created the much-loved Metrognomes! In 2005 Ann co-founded Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, a niche luxury chocolate fountain company. For 10 years they provided the ultimate chocolate experience for events, weddings and special occasions across the region’s luxury 4 and 5 star hotels. As a Creative Consultant, Ann provides business development support to North East SME’s and creative agencies. Working alongside the Directors at Trapeze Creative, Ann repositioned the company to take advantage of a gap in the market and secured £1million in new contracts. Ann’s marketing and client services skills have been employed by Paul Windle Design, one of the world’s leading creative art studios, who work with the likes of The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. The focus was to increase brand awareness and gain new customers. As a direct result of Ann’s involvement, Paul Windle Design was featured on TV and in the press, received an Unsung Hero Award nomination, exhibited at the Festival of Illustration, and hosted their first Open Studio event. Ann secured meetings with key decision makers of global brands such as ITV, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel and Hasbro, resulting in the company being awarded a major contract with one of the largest toy makers in the world. One of the North East’s longest established creative agencies, Sheridan Design, call upon Ann’s professional bid writing skills to tender for major contracts in the culture, heritage and museum sectors. Successful tender bids include the Great North Greats touring exhibition for Great North Run Culture, NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s corporate communications pack, and the contract to produce the branding, print and digital requirements for the Generation project. Alongside this Ann provides hands-on visual merchandising, design and display services to The Pen Shop retail chain, designer-makers Powder Butterfly, textile artist Lena Archibald, and other product and services providers who are looking to connect with their target audience and increase sales.

Posts by Ann English

Website Logos Hand Dyed Shoe Co

Client Story – The Hand Dyed Shoe Company

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Client Story – S.Walton Eyecare

Services provided: Visual Merchandising  S.Walton Eyecare is an independent retailer and community optical practice with a rich heritage of over 90 years delivering outstanding customer service and affordable eye care solutions. The premises on Stanhope Road, South Shields, opened in 1926 originally as Sidney Walton Opticians. It has been under the current ownership of optometrist, Kaye
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Client Story – Travelling Ava

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Client Story – Candy Queen Store

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Client Story – The Health Heroine

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Client Story – The All-in-One Company®

Always Wear Red Logo - Confidence is a colour (registered trademark)

Client Story – Always Wear Red

Services provided:  #IdeasMapping | Brand Development  Michael Owen, Founder and MD of luxury British clothing brand Always Wear Red was looking to fully understand his vision and gain clarity before moving his established business into a new stage of development.  The #IdeasMapping exercise was a detailed stocktake which helped Michael to review his current business situation and whether he
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Client Story – Trapeze Creative

Services provided: Marketing | Bid Writing | Branded Documents | Brand Development Trapeze Creative design, manufacture and build large-scale 3D sculptural displays for retail environments. Following the closure of a major customer they needed to move fast to reposition their brand to take advantage of a gap in the market and win competitive tender bid contracts. I was called upon to provide specialist marketing, bid writing
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Client Story – Adventurous Coaching

Services provided:  #IdeasMapping | Brand Development | Branded Documents Polly (Pauline Brennan) is a certified Life Coach. Her company Adventurous Coaching helps people to focus on getting out of life what is important to them. Polly has an amazing talent of inspiring people and supporting them to develop the tools they need to live the life they’ve dreamed of.
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