Working Together in Lockdown
Hello, I’m Kate Honey. Weeks before the lockdown I was celebrating 25 years trading at Mint Design Studio. Then the coronavirus struck and lockdown began and like many other businesses my workload was drastically cut.
Having always been home based I was in a fairly fortunate position and able to continue to offer my full creative service. I’m usually a busy graphic designer so wondered, was there a way to continue to deliver my service, or to contribute and be of assistance during such a difficult time? So in May I announced at a Chamber Hub Zoom event that I would like to offer my creative service FREE of charge until the end of lockdown to a deserving cause such as for a community, wellbeing or charity project.
Mark had contacted the Chamber office to ask for some help with his leaflet and message, Tracie immediately thought of the offer I had shared on the zoom call and introduced Mark to me. I was contacted by Mark Sutton-Gray at SM Property Solutions. Mark explained that his property solutions included specialist cleaning and disinfection services to, for example, the emergency services and care homes. I felt that this was crucial and necessary work and having worked with many NHS and healthcare trusts, felt it would suit the remit and my portfolio.
Mark is also one of the Chamber 100 businesses who are being offered business support during 2020. With a great deal of experience behind him, Mark decided to launch his own enterprise; SM Property Solutions (building work, domestic, commercial and specialist cleaning).
Mark wanted assistance with the first important steps for any business; create a brand and marketing and promotional ideas and advice so my first task was to create a logo. I used strong colours to represent each of SM's four core services. I also designed the first leaflet for local distribution and will be designing a main service brochure too.
Mark and I have worked well together and it would be my pleasure to continue to help him establish and grow his business. We've already discussed future plans for a website and continued design and promotional assistance (via my Mint Mojo service, details at www.mintdesign.studio/mint-mojo).
I’m happy to make the same offer to another Worthing & Adur Chamber member. Are you or do you know a firm who might value a free creative service from Mint until the end of lockdown?
Kate Honey, Mint Design Studio:
01903 695400 | email@example.com | www.mintdesign.studio
Mark Sutton-Gray, SM Property Solutions:
01903 765765 | 07870 648479 | firstname.lastname@example.org