Latest News

The curious tales of the life and work of Pink Sky

Brand Development For Nini Flowers

11th December 2017

Pink Sky loves working with Nini Flowers in Kenya, which is made up of Nini and Lamorna rose farms, near Naivasha. A number of years ago we branded Lamorna and Nini, working around a rose design that was split across the two identities in vibrant, clashing colours.

5 Common Mistakes Found When Proofreading

4th December 2017

Anyone who's worked with me knows two things:  1. I'm a detail person 2. I'm loyal to Twitter. 

25 Christmas Gifts To Buy A Graphic Designer

1st December 2017

We designers are like magpies when it comes to pretty things and clever gadgets. Do you have a designer in your life for whom you need to buy a Christmas gift? Let us help! We have rounded up 25 of the best Christmas gifts that we could find for designers, to help you on your way. 

Besana Launches Dried Fruit And Nut Range On Amazon

26th November 2017

We have recently been working with dried fruit and nut producer Besana, designing packaging and labelling for their brand new range on Amazon, which launched last week. With 43 product lines, Pink Sky worked closely with Besana in both the UK and in Italy to produce labels that would stand out online and on shelf. 

Market Insights: We Are Not Ready

23rd November 2017

The industrial revolution took 100 years, but now, thanks to technology, it seems like there is a new revolution every five minutes. The change happens, but the working out of its implications and possibilities still takes far longer.

Kiwi Berry Promotion For Nergi And M&S

15th November 2017

Fruit seems to always be at the centre at Pink Sky and our most recent promotional weekend was no different. The fruit in the limelight this time was kiwi berries.

A Brit And A Backpack

10th November 2017

This was a project that brought great excitement throughout the office. When Sarah-Jayne approached Pink Sky to create a brand for her travel blog we knew this would be a good one.

Sumo Citrus

8th November 2017

As part of our ongoing campaign, Adventures in Fruit, we have been promoting the unique Sumo citrus through various digital marketing methods, such as social media, website and marketing email.

Pittville Pets

3rd November 2017

We have recently had the pleasure of working with Pittville Pets in Cheltenham to create a new brand and marketing materials.

Kickstarting Jubáami Bars

1st November 2017

Jubáami energy bars are the first aztec energy bar made from Mexican blue corn. Each bar is made using healthy ingredients, such as chia seeds, amaranth and agave syrup. The Jubáami bars come in three flavours: berry, peanut, and chocolate, and all of them are vegan, gluten-free, free from refined sugar and kosher.

Working With Vinegar Hill

4th October 2017

Pink Sky is very excited to currently be working with Vinegar Hill on its marketing strategy.

Lucy Mary, Happiness Is Homemade

26th September 2017

We had a great time rebranding Lucy’s craft business. Lucy has a talented hand for creating beautifully personalised gifts for any occasion. From personalised bags and memory frames to beautiful paintings and cards for occasions.

A Trip To Wye Fruit Farm

14th September 2017

Last month we were invited to visit Wye farm in Ledbury with berry supplier, BerryWorld. We met BerryWorld Technologist, Victoria Eltringham to look at the progress of the Kiwi berry and strawberry crops for Marks and Spencer.

Cheltenham Paint Festival

12th September 2017

Despite ‘classic’ British weather that saw the public of Cheltenham take to the streets in shorts, flip-flops, rain coats and umbrellas, the Cheltenham Paint Festival managed to significantly brighten an otherwise fairly dismal weekend in our Cotswold town.

The Bag That Keeps On Giving

24th August 2017

This week we’ve had the privilege of working with a company called Reuse-a-Pac to develop a logo and website for their expanding business.

From A Garden In Kensington…

2nd August 2017

The evening of Tuesday 25th July unfolded in glorious sunshine. An impeccable garden in Kensington was transformed by an Oriental style pergola, decorated with cherry blossoms and hung with paper lanterns.

Trend Spot: Crafted Folk

24th June 2017

We feel very fortunate to have had intern Amy Cox with us for a couple of weeks here at Pink Sky. Amy is extremely proactive, with an excellent work ethic and is also hugely creative. Amy has just finished her second year of university and we asked her to create the first of our Pink Sky trend reports, on a theme of her choice.

A Very Pink Office

23rd June 2017

To celebrate National Pink Day we decided to put together a list of all the pink items in the office. Turns out we have some very unusual items....

Video Marketing

7th June 2017

Video marketing is becoming increasingly popular, enabling businesses to capture the attention of their audience in a few seconds. Having visually appealing and engaging videos can influence new and existing business.

Tulip Season In Amsterdam

12th May 2017

We are very fortunate to be doing some work in Amsterdam at the moment. For a long time, Naomi has had on her list of ambitions, to visit the tulip fields of Amsterdam.

Our Favourite Food Packaging

10th May 2017

Packaging is is an important part of marketing a product, as it is a way to get consumers to notice the product. Customers are always drawn to something that looks good.

Pink Sky Engages With Innovative Fresh

3rd May 2017

We are really excited to be working on an amazing new project with fresh produce quality monitoring company Innovative Fresh, which operates across seven European countries and fifty retailers to raise the fresh produce experience for consumers.

The Studio Of René Treumann

3rd May 2017

Hidden amongst the canals of Amsterdam is a charming little print shop, called Typique. It is the studio and creative cave of pressman René Treumann, who has been involved with letterpress and screen printing for 50 years.

I Am Pablo

13th April 2017

My name is Pablo Gallut Pérez and I’m from Santander in the north of Spain. I’m 22 years old I'm very curious, chilled, I am a foodie and a Taurus.

15 Architectural Beauties

12th April 2017

In honour of the 2017 Milan design week, we have rounded up 15 stunning yet somewhat overlooked buildings across the world. From NYC to India, the world is full of beautiful and interesting buildings.

Shades Of Green

21st March 2017

“A refreshing and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.” After a pretty rocky 2016, I think this is a very relevant description for many to sum up 2017 so far, a new beginning. This is so clear to see in the trends of 2017 so far.

The Ultimate Office Playlist

17th March 2017

If there’s constant bickering over what radio station is played throughout your office, then look no further as we have compiled 100 perfect songs to suit anyone’s tastes and needs.

Water Bottles

11th March 2017

Water bottles are becoming very fashionable and can make quite a statement. Whether it’s to take to the gym or work, there is most definitely going to be a water bottle out there to suit everyone’s needs, so Grace has been having a look at what is on the market.

1000 Mile Challenge

7th March 2017

This year I (Naomi) am undertaking a 1000 mile challenge, courtesy of Virtual Run UK. It sounded like a great way to keep fit in mind and body when I signed up to it, whilst also being a great challenge. It was only when I stopped to do the maths, that I realised that this would mean running at least 31km per week, which can very quickly add up to many more kilometres if you go away and miss out on your running!

JBR Capital At London Classic Car Show

6th March 2017

It is always great to see our work out in the real world, particularly at an event as prestigious as the London Classic Car Show. JBR Capital offers “Tailored finance for luxury, classic & high performance cars”.

Handwerk Project

4th March 2017

Naomi has started a new 20% day project inspired by a trip to the Bauhaus, where she saw a series of approximately eight or nine photographs of the hands of artists. Inspired by the idea of portraiture just looking at hands, she devised a new photography project called “Handwerk” (which roughly translates as “craft”).

Fruit Logistica 2017: Trends And Challenges

4th March 2017

We recently visited Fruit Logistica in Berlin with the specific intention of delivering presentations, attending meetings, and examining the trends and challenges within the produce world at present.

A Visit To The Bauhaus Archiv

23rd February 2017

On a recent trip to Berlin it was a real treat to visit the Bauhaus Archiv, one of several centres around the world that commemorates the famous Bauhaus School of Art, Design and Architecture. Open between 1919 and 1933, this innovative collection of pioneering minds shaped much of design culture that we know today.

10 Wall Clocks

18th February 2017

Is it just us, or is it really difficult to find a really good wall clock? Finding a clock with beautiful design is no easy task and as they can be such a statement piece, it is very difficult to find the perfect addition to your wall space. Pink Sky has conducted extensive research on this subject and has come up with ten wall clocks with beautiful designs, to suit different budgets.

It's World Cat Day!

17th February 2017

It is no secret that cats are by far the best thing on the internet, and that whilst we all try so hard to find that latest design or marketing trend, the reality is that if you just add a cat to it, your likes and interactions will soar. Every day on social media seems to be a special kind of day and apparently today is no exception.

Makeup Mistakes We’ve All Made

16th February 2017

We’ve all had those days where we’re just not sure what we’re doing wrong with our makeup, whether it’s dark circles under the eyes or contouring is just simply wrong. We’ve all been there, but hopefully, these next tips will help banish those mistakes and help makeup application run smoother.

Original Unverpackt Berlin

11th February 2017

There have been a number of items that have been high on the agenda at Fruit Logistica this year, including sustainability, health and innovation. Today we visited Original Unverpackt in Berlin to check out a small store that is driving prices down by selling 'unpacked shopping'. This is a fascinating concept as it allows people to fill paper bags and jars with food, cosmetics, washing powder and all sorts of other products.

Battleships For Business

17th January 2017

How do you manage cashflow in a business and ensure that at all times you have jobs of differing sizes to serve different purposes? This is a constant battle within any business and the solution is never straightforward.

Meet Sarah

16th January 2017

Sarah has just started her Business Administration apprenticeship with us here at Pink Sky. We decided to ask her a few questions so that you could get to know her. We are looking forward to seeing how Sarah gets on during her first few weeks here at Pink Sky!

A Very Pink Sky Christmas

23rd December 2016

Here at Pink Sky we have a tradition of designing crazy christmas cards. You might remember various classics such as the 1950’s family Christmas dinner, or the Christmas jumper pattern. However this year we thought we would keep it simple.

Visiting Five Valleys Counselling Practice

16th December 2016

It was an enormous privilege to finally visit Five Valleys Counselling Practice, whom we created a brand and built a website for a couple of years ago as they started.

Well Done, Grace!

15th December 2016

We are extremely proud of Grace, who has completed her advanced apprenticeship in marketing and been offered a full time role here at Pink Sky.

Padstow Christmas Festival

8th December 2016

We're always looking to bring you not just the best fruit in season, but sometimes we also try to share something extra special, especially at times like Christmas.

Our New Reception Area

7th December 2016

We have been making some improvements at Pink Sky!

M&S Produce Party

3rd December 2016

We were privileged to have been invited to an M&S party in London to celebrate a great half year for produce.

Chilly 10K

15th November 2016

This year Naomi has been working on her 10k running distance to try to improve her base fitness and also in an attempt to fight asthma by training her lungs to work harder in the first few kilometres, which can be very difficult to run through.

Our Weekend Of Adventures

11th November 2016

Our fruit adventurers have had a very busy weekend promoting the British apple and pear season, which is now in full swing.

We Love Heist Bank

2nd November 2016

The other day we visited a new restaurant in Paddington called Heist Bank.

Meet Ali

26th October 2016

We have recently welcomed Ali Mayes to our team, as our book keeper. Ali is a really valuable part of Pink Sky and we thought we would ask her a few questions so you could get to know her.

Jo Malone At Cheltenham Literature Festival

20th October 2016

The Jo Malone brand is discussed regularly in our studio and the terms ‘high-end’, ‘luxury’ and ‘sophistication’ usually follow. When we heard she was talking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival we just had to check it out and we were not disappointed - what an inspirational lady!

Mystery Shopping

19th October 2016

Pink Sky are very familiar with conducting market research for a variety of our clients, but we have recently be very proud to complete our first ever mystery shopping report.

Apprenticeship Vacancy: Design And Marketing Operations Assistant

12th October 2016

We are hiring!

Chris Hadfield At Cheltenham Literature Festival

10th October 2016

It is always slightly embarrassing when you get over-excited looking at the brochure for Cheltenham Literature Festival, since there are so many fantastic talks on offer by some of the world’s most inspirational people, but you don’t read the descriptions properly.

Secret Supper Club

30th September 2016

Last Thursday we hosted a Secret Supper Club for bloggers, fruit suppliers, farmers and M&S buyers in celebration of the launch of the 2016 British apple and pear season.

Plushis Visit The James Hopkins Trust

29th September 2016

Apples And Pears Secret Supper Club

21st September 2016

Last Thursday we hosted a Secret Supper Club for bloggers, fruit suppliers, farmers and M&S buyers in celebration of the launch of the 2016 British apple and pear season. We were lucky to have Monks Farm near Faversham in Kent to host the event.

Open Farm Day

13th September 2016

Last Tuesday we were lucky enough to attend an M&S open farm day in Herefordshire, to learn more about British apples and pears.

The Tour Of Britain Time Trial

11th September 2016

There is a lot of interest surrounding British cycling over the summer months.

MS Open Farm Day

6th September 2016

Last Tuesday we were lucky enough to attend an M&S open farm day in Herefordshire, to learn more about British apples and pears. Many staff members from M&S stores across the South-West and Wales were invited to come and find out more about the growing process.

Carfest 2016

24th August 2016

Our team at Pink Sky have just come back from Carfest South, where we were selling and sampling fantastic pineapples, bananas and British strawberries. For the first time ever we also had two smoothie bikes. For a donation to charity visitors could select what fruit they wanted in their smoothie, but they had to work for it!

Our Adventure With Pink Gooseberries

2nd August 2016

On Friday we were very lucky to promote and visit the farm where pink gooseberries are grown.

Kiwifruit On Tour!

27th July 2016

Zespri SunGold and Green kiwifruit have been travelling across the South of the country recently as part of our recent promotion, “Kiwis on tour!” We visited 5 popular locations in England, sampled the fresh fruit and shared our kiwi knowledge with the general public.

Pittville Park Signage

16th July 2016

As part of our 20% day at Pink Sky we were given the opportunity to design the new signage for Pitville park. Cheltenham Borough Council needed signage for the entrance gates and for the new aviaries as part of a huge redevelopment to the children’s play area, which has taken on a much more inclusive and adventurous feel.

Thailand - Bangkok

4th July 2016

My memories drifted back to a time when I was a little girl looking at holiday brochures, as my brother and I used to turn our bedrooms into ‘travel agencies’, where we would invite each other and our parents to look at endless pictures of exotic destinations that we could only dream of, asking them where they might like to go and when.

Kanchanaburi

4th July 2016

Amphawa

4th July 2016

Hua Hin And Back To Bangkok

4th July 2016

BBC Good Food Show, Summer In The City

23rd May 2016

We had a fantastic time at the BBC Good Food Show Summer in the City a few weeks ago. We had some very special Thai fruits for this show, which went down a treat with all the hungry visitors.

Apples And Pears Review In London

19th May 2016

Orchard Cooking Demonstration At Chicory Crops

16th May 2016

Orchard Cookery Demonstration At Chicory Crops

13th May 2016

In the UK we are surrounded by beautiful countryside. We are really fortunate to be able to work with fruit growers, who have farms and orchards nestled in the most amazing areas of the country. We are also very lucky to have Raquel with us from the Basque Culinary school in Spain. She is currently studying Gastronomy and has come to the UK to learn about food marketing.

Raquel Cooks

28th April 2016

We are lucky to have Raquel from the Basque Culinary School with us at moment! She is studying Gastronomy and has come to work with us to learn about food marketing. She loves getting into the kitchen and creating delicious recipes to share. Last week Grace and Raquel took to the kitchen and cooked some recipes with mangoes and coconuts.

Monster Race

13th April 2016

As John Cleese one said, "If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play", and the monster race could not have provided a better playground!

An Apple A Day

16th March 2016

A few months ago we went into the University of Gloucestershire and set the illustration students a challenge. Taking inspiration from the painting ‘Son of Man’ by Rene Magritte, we wanted the students to create an A4 flyer to promote the #appleaday campaign.

Packaging Innovations Show

25th February 2016

The packaging innovations show at the NEC Birmingham was a great event to attend. It is perfect to network with those who are involved in packaging and to find out new approaches, developments and latest trends.

Happy Birthday, Grace!

1st February 2016

Last Monday was Grace's birthday!

Consumer Insight: Cherries

29th January 2016

Pink Sky was recently commissioned to conduct some research on cherry purchasing habits. This research will run twice throughout the year and through the use of an online survey, store research and focus groups, Pink Sky hopes to gain a greater understanding of the motivating factors behind buying cherries.

Learning To Drive A Tractor!

29th January 2016

Our work takes us to many exciting locations and visiting Chicory Crops was no exception. Jake and Rupert Simpson are third generation fruit farmers and we spent a happy afternoon visiting their farm to make a short film about what they do.

Almost Time For Berlin...

29th January 2016

It is that time of year again... We are looking forward to boarding the Easyjet flight out of Luton that places us in a very chilly Berlin for annual international trade show Fruit Logistica.

Vegfest London

19th November 2015

Adventures in Fruit took part in Vegfest London in October. We took with us a mountain of Turkish figs and met thousands of visitors at the event.

An Apple A Day...

16th November 2015

Making a difference for mental health Adventures in Fruit is supporting Mind, the mental health charity, with its new initiative #appleaday. You will have heard of the success of 'No make-up selfie' and 'ice bucket challenge', and we are hoping this will be the next big thing!

Sporting Events At Pink Sky

15th November 2015

Members of Team Pink have been very busy with sporting events in the past two months. Naomi and Hywel have taken part in the Cheltenham (mini) triathlon and the Cheltenham Half Marathon.

Apples And Pears Launch Event

15th November 2015

On Tuesday, 20 October we hosted an "Apples & Pears Evening Party" at the Apples & Pears Bar in London, the perfect setting to promote British farming at its best. The aim of the evening was to gather a room full of 'content sharers', who would take an active interest in the British apples and pears season and draw attention to it through various methods of journalism.

Teen Model Shoot

14th November 2015

Body image is a prevalent issue amongst teenagers and Lois Andrews is passionate about promoting positive body image amongst plus-size teens. Lois has been offered a 12 month contract with a modelling agency and needed to produce a diverse portfolio to show off her capabilities.

Three New Belts!

8th September 2015

We are proud to have Cheltenham Martial Arts in our client portfolio, not least because in keeping with our philosophy that a healthy body aids a healthy mind. For this reason, staff participation in physical and sporting activity (combined with mental challenges) is actively encouraged.

Merci Lucie!

8th September 2015

We were delighted to welcome the lovely Lucie Ducrey from France for an internship this summer. I am not sure if Lucie knew what she was letting herself in for when she arrived, but she quickly got stuck in to designing activities for children for one of our websites, sampling fruit at the BBC Good Food Show and spending time in local nursing homes.

Introducing Clarabel

8th September 2015

We are proud to introduce Clarabel, a new member of the Pink Sky fleet. Clarabel was a 1950s Italian ice-cream trailer and has been beautifully restored by her loving, previous owners.

Figs In Space!

8th September 2015

What would be the ultimate adventure for fruit?

Consumer Insight For M&S

7th May 2015

One thing the recession has done is re-align the perception of value amongst customers, leaving any retailers that offer products of average quality at prices that are beaten elsewhere under threat. Retailers offering luxury, along with those with a focus on affordability have thrived.

Learning To Cook - Oriental Style!

7th May 2015

Plushis Everywhere!

6th May 2015

We are absolutely overwhelmed by the volume of Plushis we have been receiving, thanks to media interest. Featuring in Let's Knit magazine, Gloucestershire Echo and BBC Radio Gloucestershire, these little knitted treasures for children who are in treatment for cancer are causing a bit of a stir.

Personal Development With Cheltenham Martial Arts

6th May 2015

Team Pink has had an inspirational and motivating day with Matt Rudman, owner and head instructor at Cheltenham Martial Arts. We usually try to get some personal development time on Fridays here at Pink Sky, and this was going to be one that got us thinking and moving!

Flavorking At BBC Good Food Eat Well

6th May 2015

We were fortunate enough to be working on behalf of the growers of Flavorking to promote their plums at the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show in recent months. This was a project that we turned around extremely quickly and we had a fantastic time at what was a truly brilliant show.

Delicious Pink Sky Brownies!

15th April 2015

There are two things guaranteed to generate excitement amongst Team Pink - creative ideas and food! So we have been getting creative with the traditional brownie recipe and have come up with the perfect Pink Sky summer brownies.

Pink Sky Engages With Lamorna, Kenya

3rd February 2015

Lamorna is situated in Naivasha, Kenya and is surrounded by beautiful scenery, hippos, giraffes and monkeys! This is a wonderfully colourful project and we are enjoying it tremendously.

All Aboard For Memory Lane!

20th January 2015

For anyone who has ever had to live with the horror that is dementia or Alzheimer's with a family member, you will know how deeply distressing it is as an illness. Whilst there is information out there relating to what dementia is, there is precious little that can prepare you for what it will be like, what course it will take and how to support someone living with it.

Behind The Scenes At Giffords

25th August 2014

We were lucky enough recently to be invited behind the scenes at Giffords Circus to photograph the rehearsals and a show. Giffords is the work of Nell Gifford who comes from the talented family that also includes Emma Bridgewater and Clover Stroud.

Picota-On-Sea

25th August 2014

As part of the annual Picota campaign we spent a really fantastic day at Weston-Super-Mare! The sun shone and Pink Sky had a great day promoting the fruit that was on sale in UK supermarkets for six weeks this summer.

Tapas At Lilian Faithfull Homes

1st July 2014

As part of our '20% day' (a day per week dedicated to developing our skills and helping others) we hosted two tapas evenings at Lilian Faithfull (at St Faith's and Dowty House).

Pink Sky Wins Contract With Marks & Spencer

22nd April 2014

We are delighted to announce that Pink Sky has been invited to work with Marks & Spencer on a major food project. With a focus on maximising sales and enhancing consumer engagement within a vital category for the business, Pink Sky will be looking at the way packaging works to improve presentation, product hierarchy and product segmentation.

Pink Sky Wins Picota Contract For The Second Year Running!

20th April 2014

We are delighted to announce that we have, once again been awarded the contract from the Spanish Government to promote Picota Cherries throughout the UK. We are so pleased to continue to work on this fantastic project.

The 100 Project Makes The Headlines!

18th April 2014

We were absolutely delighted with the coverage given to The 100 Project by Gloucestershire Echo. It is wonderful to have such incredible support from our local media. With coverage spanning five pages with the inspiring stories of some of our survivors, we would like to extend sincere thanks to Gloucestershire Media for their encouragement and generosity.

Mel Cross Website Launches!

18th April 2014

We are thrilled to launch a brand new website for Stroud-based artist Mel Cross. Mel is an inspirational artist (who has an exhibition at the Gardens Gallery in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham running between 23rd and 29th April. Do pay it a visit!)

Introduciendo A Amaia!

15th April 2014

Hi! My name is Amaia, I have just joined the Pink Sky team, I will work and learn with them for the next three months. I am very happy and excited for the great experience that awaits me during this time.

Dale, Forty., For The Chinese Market

12th April 2014

Thank you to Dale, Forty Pianos for this fantastic guest post, updating us on the progress of the build of many new Dale, Forty pianos. The first shipment of Dale, Forty Pianos has arrived in the UK! The first container of Dale, Forty pianos has been unloaded and finished by Invicta Pianos in Kent.

Pink Sky In Berlin

22nd January 2014

In December we travelled to Berlin as part of our ACE branding project. With six bikes in transit, suitcases full of staff uniforms and tonnes of camera gear, we boarded early one morning at Luton to head for Schönefeld.

New Windows At Cheltenham Martial Arts

22nd January 2014

Cheltenham Martial Arts has just had their new Contra Vision window graphics installed and they look fantastic! The academy is now visible to the surrounding area and we are really thrilled with the results. Cheltenham Martial Arts is a fantastic academy offering activities for people of all ages.

Brand Communication And Digital Strategy Day For Berry Gardens

22nd January 2014

Pink Sky was invited by UK Co-operative Berry Gardens to run a training day on brand communication and digital strategy (particularly through the use of social media). We had a fun day down in Kent, which included a morning of traning and a 'social media takeover' in the afternoon.

Marmalade Of London At Spring Fair

22nd January 2014

Marmalade of London will again be exhibiting at Spring Fair International this year, with a bigger stand than ever! With an 11 metre stand, the Marmalade display is triple the size that it was last year, demonstrating the success of this fantastic British brand.

Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Winners!

15th August 2012

We are thrilled to announce that we are winners of Theo Paphitis's Small Business Sunday Twitter competition this week. In recognition of the exposure that Twitter can offer, Theo Paphitis decided to set up Small Business Sunday (#SBS) a while ago, to cater for the influx of people wanting to tell him about their product or service.

Social Media

10th November 2011

There are still many more Facebook users than Twitter users, so the statistics say. The figures for Facebook now stand at a staggering 800 million+ users.