Entries by Glo Design

The 2016 predictions

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here’s hoping that you had a wonderful Christmas break and like me you had a little indulgence over the festive period. As always with the new year comes the thought of our fitness and health – it’s also a good opportunity to look forward to the business year ahead to make sure […]

Getting outdoors for Kozi Kidz

Kozi Kidz; Swedish-designed clothing for kids who love to play outdoors whatever the weather We’ve been lucky enough to have shared the journey with Kozi Kidz since they started their business in 2007 through to today where they’re now available in 30 countries as far flung as China. Linda and Tomas who own the company […]

Bartec’s Systems are far from rubbish

Bartec create fantastic systems for waste management They asked us to work with them to create a new library of images for use on their website as well as PR, internal and external comms. Having searched the online royalty-free image libraries they decided that the cheesy American style photos weren’t an accurate representation of their […]

N Stones new website now live

Back in 2010 N Stones Builders who specialise in disabled adaptations contacted us to create a new brand identity for them. Now in 2015 we’ve just finished designing a new wordpress website for them. We’ve trained them up on how to keep it fresh with new projects and content, and of course, it’s a responsive […]


…and counting! WordPress is an amazing online revolution that brought traditionally expensive and time consuming content management systems to millions of website around the world – allowing anyone access to update them without the need of a developer. But as always, there’s someone out there looking to crash the party and cause problems. Over the […]

Google gets mobile

Over the past few weeks there’s been a lot of talk and panic over Google’s latest update. Here’s the lowdown on what it means. Basically, when conducting searches on a mobile phone, Google is going to return results which show websites that work better on mobile phones nearer the top than those that are designed […]

Hej! New brand and website for international distributor

Worldwide brand distribution company Hej International are specialists in outdoor brands. Established as a joint venture between the owners of Kozi Kidz and the owner of Denali primarily as the distribution company for Wigwam socks in Europe. Wigwam is the number 2 sock brand in USA, a 4th generation company based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin producing […]

New website and photography for Hacketts Florist

Yesterday we went live with Hackett’s Florist’s new website They specified a clean look with a number of galleries for visitors to look through. Previously just a holding page we’ve added a news section for them to keep their visitors and customers informed on what they are doing, with a direct link through to their […]

Photos of the new Tier BIM office

Andy Adams of Tier BIM asked us to take some photos of the Sheffield office for use on his website and imminent marketing materials, we were happy to oblige, as was the blue sky and fluffy white clouds that morning. Perfect weather for nice building shots.

New recipe cards for Cucina

Best of British with Cucina and Phil Howard Pioneering school caterer Cucina Restaurants, the first school food company to install high calibre chefs into each of its school kitchens, has become a  partner  of British Food Fortnight, the UK’s national celebration of the very best of British food and British food traditions, organised annually by […]

New website for Tier BIM

Brand new website for new company Tier BIM Tier BIM Consult Ltd is a specialist BIM consultancy that is independent of the design or construction team providing integrated Design, Detailing & Building Information Modelling to a wide variety of clients across the construction industry. They approached me after a recommendation, to help them create a […]

Selected for prestigious international exhibition

This weekend Glo Design owner Sarah Brabbin was at the reception evening for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition at the Greenwich Heritage Center in London. Her image of Sheffield’s Castle Market appeared alongside 99 other images chosen from over 6,600 entries and 72 countries worldwide. The prestigious competition is the oldest of its […]

Schuberts second video now live

Following the success of the first video and photo shoot we did with Schuberts, they asked us to create another one for a different process and installation. www.schuberts.co.uk           [youtube id=”gLe2xj673G8″]

Video and photoshoot for Schuberts

I’ve just got back from photographing Schubert Finishing Systems latest installation which is now complete. As part of the installation is an Emme Elle polishing machine which they also asked me to document while I was there so that they can keep their customers informed on their latest offerings and the benefits it can bring […]

Single Use Surgical’s new home

We’ve been working with Matthew Tulley from Single Use Surgical now for more years than we care to remember, but we were both on the same business start-up scheme back in 2002 and have worked together since, usually in a design capacity but tonight we were photographing him for PR with Enterprising Barnsley at his […]

UKTI Passport To Export Completion

We’ve completed our UKTI Passport to Export Programme The UKTI Passport to Export programme is developed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with training, planning and support to grow their business overseas. Through the programme we covered topics specific to international trade inlcuding business culture, branding, intellectual property and international web presence. We even […]

Photoshoot for Kozi Kidz

We were asked to shoot a couple of jackets for Kozi Kidz from their Spring/Summer 2015 collection as part of the workbook we’re currently working on for them. Jen is the gorgeous little model – she starred on the Autumn/Winter 2013 workbook front cover. Luckily we didn’t have to go far as we live on […]

Schuberts video now on YouTube

We’ve just put the final touches to Schubert’s video showing a custom built, manual spray system for high gloss products. Spray shop, clean air input system, flash-off, Schubox drying system, paint mix room and Sandbox tables.           www.schuberts.co.uk    

New leaflet for wedding photographer

Paula Beaumont Photography contacted me to create a new printed leaflet for promoting her business at the upcoming wedding fayres. Utilising her existing branding and showcasing her photos she was over the moon with the results. I’ve just had a photography wedding brochure design by Glo Design. I provided wedding pictures and logo’s and a […]

Glo’s Guide to Online Marketing

We’ve put together this latest digital marketing guide to help explain some of the things we’re commonly asked about. We know you’re pressed for time so we’ll get right to the good stuff.   PEOPLE, NOT TECH Firstly we want to make a point that digital marketing is all about PEOPLE, not the methods and […]

New website for All Saints Community Centre

We’ve just finished building a wordpress website for All Saints Community Centre, South Kirkby. They wanted a simple website that they could add news to and have its own events page so visitors knew what events were on and what days were free for booking.  

Photo and video shoot for Schuberts

Today we had a road trip up to County Durham with a client who we’ve been working with for years in a design capacity. Schuberts provide manual/automatic application systems and long wave catalytic IR curing and for paints, lacquers, adhesives and surface coatings. They wanted to show visually how much more efficient their products make […]

New wordpress website for All Saints Church

A shiny brand new website launched for All Saints Church, South Kirkby who wanted to be able to edit the text – add images to a gallery, add news and generally keep the site fresh. We used the user-friendly WordPress content management system to build it. We provided the photography for the site – luckily […]

New website for Kozi Kidz

NEW feature-rich responsive site goes live! Their old website had served them well but they needed a device- responsive site so it can be viewed much more easily on the move. We felt it was time to provide consumers more product information as well as supporting their core trade customers as brand awareness across the […]

Riding for MNDA

Glo Design founder Sarah Brabbin recently just completed a sponsored cycle ride in aid of MNDA. Luckily the weather was kind to us even if the miles weren’t. Between us we managed to raise over £4500. Read more about their work www.mndassociation.org  

New website for Twenty Four Seven Support

Twenty Four Seven Support are a small but experience professional organisation dedicated to providing a range of services specialising in family assessments and support. Having created their first website back in 2007 it was time to refresh the site to make it more user friendly and add more services. Built using WordPress so that they […]

New identity for Wyvern Architects Devizes and Wyvern Partnership Devizes

Recommended by N. Stones Builders, Wyvern Architects Devizes approached us to look at updating their existing brand and website. We started by planning their new brand identity and created stationery for both Wyvern Architects Devizes and Wyvern Partnership Devizes, closely followed by 2 new content managed WordPress websites; http://wyvernpartnership.co.uk/home/ and http://wyvernarchitects.co.uk/devizes/ We also helped them […]

Glo turns 10 TODAY!

10 years in business for Glo! Helped by local business start-up scheme The Genesis Programme, run by the Barnsley Business Innovation Centre, which is still helping  Barnsley people get into business today. Shortly after starting we were invited to work with a York University spin-off company – Paraytec, to help them develop the world’s first […]

New Spring Summer design for The Olive Tree Cafe

Spring’s been a long time coming and Winter threw a bucket load of snow at us all over the past couple of weeks, but now the daffodils are finally poking their heads through and the familiar, welcome sound of bird song has joined us just in time for the clocks to go forward. Perfect timing […]

Pioneering Export Network launches

More than 100 businesses took part in the launch of the We Are International Export Network which is pivotal to a new campaign to bring more than £2.6bn exports into the Leeds City Region in the next five years. Current and potential exporting businesses from across the commercial spectrum attended the network’s inaugural meeting at […]

Going Mobile

The number of people accessing the world wide web is increasing at a startling rate. Choosing the right way to support, “mobile browsing” isn’t always clear-cut and new rules are being written on the subject as time passes. What is certain however, is that people are expecting their experience to be easy, straight-forward and provide […]

Lessons from the UKTI – Top 10 International Marketing Tips

The following is a top 10 list from the UKTI when marketing your SME internationally; Develop your network Do your research Develop and maintain a strategy – keep it live Understand the risks – commercial, political, country-specific Carefully select overseas partners Choose your country carefully Visit your overseas market Consider costs and pricing Evaluate your […]

Lessons from the UKTI – Business Culture For Export

The following are key considerations when looking at business culture in international markets Culture = collective experience of a society Adapt the mindset of a globalist; can’t be an expert in every country so must research! – business practices, social, etiquette Time considerations – In the Western world time=money, other cultures take things “as they […]

Lessons from the UKTI – Overcoming Barriers to Entry

The following are key points to consider when looking at overcoming potential barriers to entry; Documentation – make sure your documentation is right – you can get help from UKTI, HMRC, Chambers and Freight Forwarders Check Costs – budget and understand additional costs involved with working internationally Know which standards you need to comply with […]

Social Media Marketing Hints and Tips

TWITTER Trends can be changed to suit what you’re looking for. They show what’s going on right now – include keywords and hashtags (#) www.bit.ly copy and paste links into the box on the site to get shorted web links for use in Twitter to save on characters. www.tweetreach.com – measures how far tweets have […]

Public Relations for your Business

Public Relations can be a really effective way of spreading the word about your business. They’re still important even in today’s digital age. PRESS RELEASES Press releases can be sent to more than one recipient – write as if to an intelligent 12 year old as the publication will put it into their appropriate language […]

Paper Weights

Baffled by the printers? Here’s a general, basic guide to paper weights; 80 – lightweight papers for magazines 100 – 130 – stationery 130 – 150 – lightweight booklets 150 – 170 – brochures and reports *170 – borderline weight before needing to litho-score sheet before folding to prevent cracking 200 – 250 – Booklet […]

Transparent computer that allows users to reach inside and touch digital content – unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles

The computer consists of a “see through” LED display and built-in cameras which allow the user to reach into the computer to interact with elements. Working with Microsoft the South Korean inventor has developed software allowing the user to touch content within the computer. He expects the system will be available within a decade. This […]

ARD Studio to release Polaroid Camera

Socialmatic™ is a brand new instant camera to allow you to fill the gap between virtual and real world.Based on Android as main OS, Socialmatic™ represents a revolution in the social digital photography. Due for launch in 2014, here’s a suggestion of the form it may take… Information and image from www.social-matic.com

Horsing around with Kozi Kidz

We’ve been horsing around with Kozi Kidz in order to do a photo shoot of their fantastic Riding Jackets. It was so cold we could hardly feel my fingers but the kids were warm and we all had great fun. www.kozikidz.com

Marketing Trends for 2013

1. Second Screens More people will use smartphones and tablets while watching TV and seeing films in the cinema. This will provide great opportunities for engagement with an audience now less susceptible to advertisements. 2. Big Data Targeted cross-channel mountains of information and data collected about us will let business create more personalised, relevant messages […]

Promoting Kozi Kidz new products

Kozi Kidz always have exciting new products to show their stockists. It’s our job to help them to communicate this and to help them prepare promotional literature for their stockists to use for their customers.  

BT Scott and Son get a new CMS website

Covering Yorkshire, Nottingham and Derbyshire, BT Scott and Son pride themselves on quality workmanship from skilled technicians offering repairs, reupholstery and French polishing. We’ve just finished created a bespoke WordPress website for them so that they can upload new work examples to their site really easily. http://www.btscottandson.co.uk/

Schuberts shiny new website now live!

We’ve just gone live with a new content-managed website for Schuberts Industrial Finishing Systems. They’re now able to add news stories when they happen and increase their case studies portfolio. As part of the update I created new sites for their overseas agents in their native languages to maintain brand consistency. Visit the UK site […]

Growing Business For Totties Garden Centre

Situated in the heart of Last Of The Summer Wine country, Totties Garden Centre and The Olive Tree Bistro Cafe are a stone’s throw away from the popular village of Holmfirth. New owners Tracey and Martin took over the business in April 2011. They had lots of ideas for improving the garden centre and wanted […]

Glo Helps Spread The Word

Barnsley Cancer Services works across Barnsley to support the many different kinds of cancers which are diagnosed and treated within the Trust. We created a series of information cards to give to patients diagnosed with various types of cancers that they could keep handy and refer to when they needed.

Paktech Brochure Design

We’ve been working with Sheffield-based Paktech Services Ltd to develop their corporate brochure and are currently giving their website an overhaul. Watch this space! http://www.paktech.co.uk/

Single Use Surgical Ltd website design

Single Use Surgical manufacture high quality single-use fine surgical suction tubes which have been produced in response to the growing concerns over the cleaning of reusable fine lumen instruments. Designed in consultation with ENT, Neuro and Max Fax surgeons the instruments have the same functionality, look and feel as traditional instruments. Established in 2001, Single […]

Enterprising Barnsley exhibition design and print

We’ve been helping Enterprising Barnsley get ready for the forthcoming BarnsleyWorks exhibition at the Metrodome by designing and printing exhibition stands, mounted panels, promotional materials as well as helping them set up on the day. http://www.enterprisingbarnsley.co.uk/

Kozi Kidz get an online revamp

We’ve been helping Kozi Kidz showcase their lastest Collection online with a website revamp. The range now comprises, fully waterproof rain sets as well as all-in-ones for the younger kids; waterproof/breathable all weather wear; supremely stylish soft shell jackets which are breathable and water resistant and a range of fleeces for cuddling up in all […]

Too much champagne?

Glo Design founder Sarah Brabbin was a finalist in the Barnsley Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year Award. The ceremony, hosted by the BBC’s Clare Frisby, took place at Brooklands Hotel on Friday 21 November. Far too much champagne was involved.  

ParcelSafe UK win award

At this years DIY & Garden Show at Earls Court, Parcel Safe was voted as the Best New DIY/Hardware Product 2007. They came to me for rendered images and design advice at the start of the project and is now manufacturing and selling them.


Paraytec, the UK based scientific instrument company which manufactures miniature UV-visible absorbance detectors, has won a prestigious R&D 100 Award for its ActiPix D100 detector. The R&D 100 Awards, “The Oscars of Invention”, for 2007 will be presented at a gala Awards Banquet in Chicago on October 18th. Widely recognized in industry, government, and academia […]

Glo Wheelchair Concept

In 2003 we were awarded a DTI Smart Award to carry out a commercial and technical feasibility study into a radical new wheelchair concept. The concept was based around a modular design which was rotationally moulded. We created the concept and developed it through to prototype stage which it was unveiled at the Mobility Roadshow […]