Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
When GQ took on the branding and marketing of City & Country’s latest renovation project, Angel’s Courtyard in Colchester, we were given the unusual challenge of designing a logo that would be the inspiration for a specially commissioned, bespoke water feature for the development.
With a combination of listed conversion properties and new apartments, the logo also needed to reflect the development’s mix of classic and contemporary style. The clean lines and timeless, elegant design translated beautifully into the striking statue at the heart of the development’s central courtyard. The structure has just been completed – it has been great to see our design come to life and to see the final result!
You and your team have done an excellent job, on the projects I’ve worked on this is probably the highest quality output I’ve seen.
Thank you to the entire GQ team for your amazing work at AFSTA! The booth was really beautiful and stood out from the others. People loved the brochures and the touchscreens were really useful. There wasn’t anything we wanted to change, so thank you very much!
Working with GQ has been a real pleasure. We set a very challenging brief both in terms of design and technical delivery and GQ exceeded those expectations. Their teams enthusiasm and skill created an outcome that is both eye-catching and engaging and it helps our business standout in a very crowded market place.
An absolutely massive thank you for all your hard work in bringing this truly outstanding event together. We have had the most positive feedback, consistently from every single audience, that I can ever remember. Putting something like this together is a huge team effort and your flexibility and dedication to doing the best job totally shows, so thank you.
I have spent a lot of time looking at marketing material for sites of this nature over the last few months and have seen nothing that tops the material produced by you guys, especially the brochure which is unquestionably the best I have seen and manages to portray everything we could have wished for. I know the client is very happy and has asked me to extend their thanks for an amazing job.
Thank you for your contribution towards making Cereals 2014 such a tremendous success! The stand looked fantastic and we had great messages to share inside the marquees and lots of discussions with customers at the outside plots. I’ve been with Syngenta for seven years and I can honestly say that this year’s stand was the best I can remember in terms of its design and ability to engage with customers and other stakeholders. It was fantastic to be able to demonstrate the professionalism of the UK business with Mike Mack and Andrew Guthrie at this event. Everyone that has spoken to me about the stand has only had positive things to say about it!
GardnerQuainton recently collaborated with us on two high profile real estate disposals, including the iconic Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. They proved themselves exceptionally proficient and highly responsive, qualities essential in delivering a seamless process to investors. I would recommend their services without hesitation.
The stand looked fresh, innovative and open, resulting in ours being acknowledged as best designed at the event. A great success for us this year, and a stand for which we hope to build upon next year.
Thank you VERY much for the hard work you put into this year's Cereals event. The feedback that I have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive, and I believe it has been the best Syngenta stand that I have seen at Cereals in the five years I have been with the company. There was a really positive buzz about the stand and it enabled our field force to engage in quality conversations with our customers. Please also pass on my thanks to the many other people you work with that contributed to this success – printers, the caterers, the tent team, the other members of the team at GQ (and anyone else I may have missed!). They all make a significant and valuable contribution that is greatly appreciated by Syngenta!
As a body representing Architects in practice, the ACA needed to work with a consultant with cutting edge design skills and sector knowledge to update our brand identity. We cannot recommend highly enough the dedication, creativity and expertise that Guy and his team at GQ delivered for our project. They immediately understood what we wanted and were sympathetic to our complicated Client structure. They delivered the entire project to time and budget and with a unique creative flair that made GQ a sound business partner. We look forward with them again in the future.
Quality and consistency are at the centre of everything that City & Country do, from the attention to detail of our skilled craftsmen, right down to the finite detail in our imagery. This is very much reflected in the expectations we have of both our in-house teams and partners. It is with this in mind that we began working with GardnerQuainton as a creative agency, they seemed to recognise the importance of consistent messaging and the attention to detail required when marketing a premium brand. Over the years this coupled with their organisation and enthusiasm to bring new ideas to the table have made them a great agency to work with.
GQ Design have been a pleasure to work with and we are more that delighted with our web site. They have managed to turn what was our rather ordinary idea into something really stylish and interesting. What is more it 'stands out' from our competitors and has been able to engage our prospective clients in our offering in a really exciting way. I have no hesitation in recommending GQ - they really listen and understand your business in a very insightful way.
I have worked with GardnerQuainton for a number of years now and as always, I was extremely pleased with the energy from the team and the creativity of the final output for this project. We tested a new design concept for our exhibition stand this year at BTME and we approached GardnerQuainton to assist with the design. The briefing session was held at the London Science Museum and it was a great way for us to brainstorm and gather new ideas. GardnerQuainton met the brief and understood our objectives for exhibiting – this allowed them to design a stand which allowed for more engagement and interaction from the audience. The stand looked fresh, innovative and open, resulting in our stand being acknowledged as best designed stand at the event. A great success for us this year, and a stand for which we hope to build upon next year.
We searched on Google for a new design company to update our brochure. We came across GardnerQuainton and asked for some ideas and prices. We were very pleased with what they came up with and also the final product. The brochure looked great. We were so pleased that we asked GardnerQuainton to help update some of our other marketing materials.
Banner has an enviable reputation for build quality, attention to detail and smart design and it's important to us that our brochures and advertisements are as 'well built' as our houses. As a result, we're fussy and demanding customers for any design team; every little thing must be just so. Every aspect of our brochures is scrutinised by the entire development project team, from site managers and surveyors right up to board directors. On top of this, our plans are continually altered in response to good ideas both on site and at the drawing board, so eleventh hour brochure amends are not uncommon.
Over the time we have been working with GQ Design, they have risen to the challenges that we have thrown their way with efficiency and good humour. They are full of great ideas themselves and have suggested many innovations that have improved the clarity of our messages and the efficacy of our marketing processes. Every member of the team is willing to go the extra mile, whether this means staying late to finish a project or literally travelling the extra miles to actually see our developments and understand our product. I would recommend this lovely and highly professional company to anyone.
We have worked with GQ Design for the last 18 months and they have produced product brochures for us and more recently a website. Both projects were dealt with professionally and in the agreed timeframe. From the outset their understanding of the brief was very clear, the level of design, spectrum of ideas and quality of presentation have all been impressive. We intend to continue using GQ in the future and have no hesitation in recommending them.
GQ Design hit the target immediately with its first design concepts for our website and the team worked with us to deliver style and function. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
Working with GQ was a pleasure and a success. As a small Intellectual Property Policy boutique consultancy, in the set up phase they understood our brief well and came up with a very innovative idea for our corporate logo and an overall design for the website and stationery which reflected our brief exactly. We only needed 2 choices of design and the job was done. GQ worked efficiently and met all our, sometimes tight, deadlines for design and delivery. I highly recommend GQ.
Working with GardnerQuainton was again a pleasure and resulted in a successful Syngenta Seedcare™ exhibition at one of our industry's most important yearly congress. The passion and creativity of GardnerQuainton can be felt already from the very beginning of a project. From the very start ideas are shared and works like a virus – the whole project team gets affected and starts to come up with their own creative idea – the result is great team-work that contributes to a great result. Our needs are fully understood and transferred into exciting and appealing visuals. I am very much looking forward to work with GardnerQuainton on other exciting projects to communicate Syngenta Seedcare messages in a very creative and consistent way using different communications channels.
Involving GQ Design in our developments from the outset ensures that their highly innovative and creative design concepts, from brand image to brochure, advertising material and website presence, have total empathy with the given project. We look forward to continuing our many years' mutually beneficial relationship with them.
GQ have provided us with a superb design service over many years for our printing requirements. So when we needed a new look to our suite of websites we naturally turned to them. It is testament to GQ’s flair, innovation and understanding of the needs of property people that they have produced a website design that fully represents our brand, makes a striking statement, and yet is easy to use by the public and our member firms alike.
We made the right decision to work with GQ. From the clarity of the proposal, right through to the responsiveness of their support, they have proved an excellent partnership.
When we saw GQs ‘hush’ campaign for our Bauhaus development we were blown away by their off the wall approach. ‘Hush’ has really worked well for us and carried through all mediums and steps of the campaign smoothly. GQ have helped make Bauhaus the success it has become!
GQ has made a significant contribution to the success of Winplus-Europe. From day one they've been actively involved in the development of our International business. Their innovating design approach and understanding of our business needs has helped establish our company and products in a very competitive arena. From product and packaging design to support material and exhibitions, GQ has provided the key points of difference that help separate Winplus form its major competitors.
Working with GQ is a refreshing experience. They’re a team who have been ready to get to know my business and put the effort in to market us in an innovative and fresh way. Whatever the project I know I can count on their knowledge and professionalism to deliver time and time again.
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