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By michelle on March 20, 2012
A localised, green collaboration project near Chepstow, Monmouthshire.
Portskewett based recycling top soil/aggregates company with a green design company with a green environmental landscaping company…
Creating Media first became aware of Crownhill Topsoils from our client EcoVigour who we designed and printed a 4pp brochure for last year (recycled paper of course!). Creating Media linked James from James Davies Landcare with ecovigour last year and they already work on some projects together.
Crownhill are a successful company with clients across Chepstow, Newport, Monmouth and surrounding areas but with no website and dated branding. We discussed the situation and traded skills and services. Simon’s team were here transforming the landscape with a digger then putting in place 100 tonnes of recycled top soil and has just delivered some planings which are taken from the motorways and recycled. We have helped him focus his marketing by starting with naming and moving onto a new brand, 600gsm business cards, stationery, leaflets, signage and soon a new website www.crownhilltopsoil.co.uk
James met Simon Stone, whilst he was working at the Creating Media copse of land, he took his new business card and has started giving him regular work. I encouraged them both to get signs printed (designed for free) to get local trade and they have within just a few days picked up work from these.
James Davies of James Davies Landcare supplied man power and trade prices for all the materials used plus he has also been very active helping with tree surgery. We designed his logo which is now on his van and business cards and his new website which he has gained new work from. We have planted 100,s of hedges and formed an apricot, pear and apple orchard plus we intend to sow wild meadow mix for the birds and bees next month. James works locally mostly but has stated picking up London work recently as well.
As a joint collaboration we are looking at getting a trailer in a field nearby but not too near a major roundabout for the three of us to share large signage on.
We have all become great friends and can be relied on if one of us needs help with something – just the other night we were planting trees together whilst chatting and “putting the world to rights”.
This is a fine example of collaboration that has turned into a positive business and friendship.