The curious tales of the life and work of 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
4th July 2016
The next morning we boarded a minivan to travel to the province of Kanchanaburi. When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was dilapidated steam train engines by the side of the road, for this city holds a rather prominent piece of history - ‘The Bridge Over The River Kwai’.
4th July 2016
The next morning we were bound for Amphawa, the home of the famous Thai floating markets.
Hua Hin And Back To Bangkok
4th July 2016
The next morning had an equally early start, as we were heading to another new destination for a bit of down time and leisure, to break from the filming and photography that we had been taking part in at every destination.
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 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.
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.
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!
Photographs At Lilian Faithfull Homes
31st January 2016
One of our most enjoyable working tasks is to visit the four care homes of Lilian Faithfull, in Cheltenham. Lilian Faithfull Homes asked Pink Sky to develop a new library of stock images for its communications, including an annual report that Pink Sky is currently designing.
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.