Continuing the theme of making space, construction is nearing completion for an exciting new storage space at our Farm offices in Swardeston.
Watch this space...
Continuing the theme of making space, construction is nearing completion for an exciting new storage space at our Farm offices in Swardeston. The scale of the project, soon to be revealed (watch that space too), required us to expand our facilities to store large quantities of bespoke furniture. Cut to – Warehouse number 3! Standing alongside our grand Spatial Design Warehouse and Technical Warehouse, will be our new Storage Warehouse soon to be completed on the 19th July.
After having lived in a virtual world for so long it’s great to see something tangible progressing in front of our eyes. We’ve had some fantastic feedback from clients already who have been blown away by our commitment to them and their projects. See what they had to say below:
I wanted to say a massive thank you for taking the time to show us around your offices and warehouse today. I am blown away and cannot wait to see the finished product. It’s clear that you have a great deal of passion and enthusiasms for what you do!
Thank you so much for everything you and your teams have done so far and I have every confidence that you will make a significant difference to our operations on-site.
As ever in our efforts to be sustainable and environmentally friendly, we have taken the opportunity to become more energy efficient. We are progressing with a proposal to solar panels across two of our warehouses to help generate our own electricity and take us one step closer to carbon neutral. On top of this we have invested in special translucent cladding on the north facing elevation of the roof for Warehouse 3; which means throughout the day we will use less electricity and instead use the natural light created in the space. And finally, we will be planting a native British hedge along the length of the warehouse to screen the building from those viewing it from the road in the distance, making it more aesthetically pleasing and more importantly giving something back to nature.
Although we aren’t yet ready to make the announcement, we look forward to the grand unveiling of our new project in the coming months and the completion of our new Warehouse. Until then… watch this space...
As life opens up with the easing of lockdown restrictions, here at Pb we’ve all been taking the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Even more so with the incentive of a photo op! Our team have been out and about ‘Making Space’ in our fantastic brand-new summer hoodies and the creativity has been rolling in by the bucket load. Check out some our favourites below:
As we reach another Wellbeing Wednesday we are reminded to make space – space for ourselves, for our friends and family, colleagues and clients. Space to grow, create and develop but also space to relax and reflect. We hope you too can make a little extra space for yourself today and maybe even head outdoors for an impromptu photo shoot!
If you haven’t seen our latest promo video about how We Make Space, check it out here.
Lotus: Driving tomorrow
At Pb we’re proud to have partnered with Lotus to deliver their exciting strategy and innovation update, ‘Driving Tomorrow’.
A fantastic collaboration between the Pb Motion Team and Lotus cars creating a 45 minute compelling documentary that puts you at the heart of Lotus’s amazing facilities showcasing their brilliant innovation, technologies, passion and commitment for the drivers. The film was watched by an international audience of journalists, stakeholders and passionate devotees of the Lotus brand with excellent feedback. Watch the full video here.
Earth Day 2021
As we face the looming crisis of climate change and biodiversity loss, we are keen to take action and play our part in protecting our planet.
This space for nature boasts over one hundred mature oak trees which stand amongst a mix of native trees. Through springtime a beautiful carpet of bluebells and wild garlic sits beneath the overhead canopy of young leaves. Supporting more species of life than any other native tree, oak trees are vital for biodiversity. From tiny insects to a herd of red deer, we know that many species enjoy our woodland habitat. As restrictions ease, we’ll be looking to take our team to the wood to enjoy the environment and undertake some conservation work together.
Amongst the many benefits of trees, increasing numbers of studies show that they are good for mental health. We hope the woodland gives us opportunities to be good for our wellbeing, as well as for nature. We have a number of exciting plans in place to raise the bar of our sustainability programme which we’ll post about in the coming months.
If we can help to make your events more sustainable, contact email@example.com
ICE Awards 2021
Recognising excellence, sharing learning and celebrating success are critical things to do in both a personal and business setting, which is why we are pleased at Pb to be sponsoring the Best Leadership Event category at this years ICE awards on the 8th July 2021.
After an incredibly challenging 12 months for corporate event planners across the world, we look forward to seeing submissions which demonstrate real impact in the area of Leadership for your business.
"Delighted to have Production Bureau Ltd supporting #ICEAWARDS21 who are sponsoring Best Leadership Event category.
This category is open to any size of event (both virtual or Live) and welcomes entries that have had a positive impact on effective leadership within a Company".
ICEAWARDS | 8 JULY 2021 | LONDON
Safe, Secure and Covid free
As we reached the end of 2020; concerns about new, more virulent strains of Covid, high numbers of cases and growing pressure on the NHS signalled a need for reviewing our arrangements to keep operating whilst minimising the risk to our people. It was no real surprise that the first working day of 2021 brought the arrival of new national restrictions and updated guidelines to follow.
Whilst the majority of our team have worked remotely for almost a year, we have a team working hard to support client communications through virtual events which rely on the infrastructure we have at base as well as workshop operations in our Exhibition & Spatial Design department.
We welcomed the onsite teams back with virtual meetings to share our new arrangements and seek their feedback. With the elevated risk, we decided to enhance the existing controls we had in place by implementing mask wearing at all times in our premises.
Although our virtual event control spaces were designed to accommodate social distancing, we repurposed the small recording spaces behind them to allow greater separation between the Technical Services team and Live Event Producers, adding Perspex windows to allow visibility between the spaces.
Feedback from those working onsite about the safety measures we have in place has been really positive. Phil Rae, Health & Safety Manager says “We’re really grateful for the efforts of our team to keep going in these tough times, and it’s nice to know they appreciate the steps we’ve taken to try to keep them as safe as possible.”
Yoga with Fiona
We’re passionate about people who are passionate which is why when one of our lovely Exhibition & Spatial Designers, Fiona came to us with the idea to offer her colleagues a free hour of Yoga classes as part of our #wellbeingwednesday, we bent over backwards to make it happen. Here’s what Fiona has to say:
Yoga helps me balance the daily stresses of life and work. Through movement I can calm the mind and draw my attention away from rambling thoughts, even if just for half an hour, leaving me refreshed to tackle my day.
I wanted to give my colleagues an opportunity to do this too, try something different, move their bodies and also to reconnect with each other once a week.
We have a small number of attendees every week but whatever the number, it’s worth it for me to be there as and when people need it. People are enjoying it as a break from what could otherwise be another lunch at their desk with little to no break from their screens. Personally, I am also enjoying connecting to my colleagues in a non-work setting and seeing their smiley faces at the end of our class.
With lockdown continuing to keep us all apart from friends, loved ones and colleagues we wanted to make sure that during these tough times that we all took some time for ourselves to look after our own mental and physical health so… role on Wellbeing Wednesday. Every Wednesday we encourage our team to take an hour out of their day to go for walk (dog optional), partake in a hobby, call a friend or write in a journal – whatever makes them happy – to ensure that in these isolating times, we are still very much connected with the things that make us tick. We’ve all been sharing photos of our different Wellbeing activities and it has given us all a real boost by focusing on the positives. Goes to show how a small idea can make a big impact. #wellbeingwednesday
Pb Broadcast Studio
Now that we’re experiencing the majority of our daily comms through video conferencing – how can you deliver your key messages in a way that stands out from the crowd?
Simple – the Pb Broadcast Studio. We have designed this environment so you can deliver your comms as creatively and dynamically as possible. With our brilliant technical and creative teams we can shape your environment and content as you need it – putting your audience in the virtual front seat.
Here to keep you connected.
For over 30 years our teams of in-house producers, creatives and technicians have created connections for our clients – whatever the environment. Right now, we all know the importance of Digital, so Pb have developed a Virtual Event Portal where you can connect your messages to your audience.
Branded for you, we can tailor the Portal to include whatever channels you need – streaming, panel sessions, breakout spaces, chat functions, content downloads, surveys, voting, and even a virtual exhibition stand – all in one place. The Virtual Event Portal is the place where we can partner with you, to deliver the connections, and create the engagement that you need.
If you have any questions, would like a demo, or just need some support, don’t hesitate to contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adrian Frantom has joined Pb as Commercial Director.
We are delighted to announce that Adrian Frantom has joined Pb as Commercial Director.
His knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry combined with his passion for people development, has been an integral part of our development as a business and at a time when we are facing considerable challenges as an industry, having his skills as part of our armoury will be crucial as we rebuild our business and return to the year on year growth we were predicting in 2020 and beyond.
Adrian will focus on partnering with clients to define and deliver solutions which drive a change in behaviour in employees and customers. As businesses across the world, we all face uncertain times, however, we have been supporting our clients for the last 31 years and we intend to be here doing exactly that, for many more.
Adrian will join the Executive Team Led by Ian Greenfield and alongside Sally Ann Edmonds and Ed Snowling.
Award winning Apps by Pb!
Homerton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has this year developed a means of providing essential knowledge to frontline staff in the form of ‘Action Cards’ via a new app. We here at Pb designed and created an app that delivers responsive regular updates, info and inter-activity (all done in partnership with a global healthcare tech company, a member of the Foundation Trust and BD). The app was introduced to the A&E team in January 2019 and has been widely heralded a success, taking their original ‘Action Cards’ to the next level – demonstrated, not only by the positive feedback of its users, but also the sheer level of usage with 2142 different sessions in the first month alone. The buzz that has been generated around the app is also demonstrated by the glowing feedback and results from its user surveys, with 62% making use of the content daily and nearly 400 devices using the app over 6700 times monthly.
Following this buzz – Homerton University Hospital have won a spectacular award for Patient Safety Learning, for the HUH Action Card App. We are delighted to have helped deliver something that is benefitting so many people and proving to be such a success within hospitals! Congratulations to all involved for this fantastic achievement and a special thanks to our wonderful Digital Department, Ed Sanderson and Simon Griffith, for delivering this fantastic software to Homerton Hospital
Indie Rock Quartet Kalon
Pb Motion, part of Pb Creative are out across the capital shooting a brand new music video for indie rock quartet Kalon.
The band have recently been in the studio recording tracks for release this year including the fantastic ‘Barcelona’ which is the focus for the video. Produced & directed by in-house creative, Matt Scantlebury, the video explores love, loss and regret between a young couple. http://kalonmusic.com/.
Another exciting project for Pb Creative!
Ernie’s Zero Waste shop!
We are so excited to be supporting such a great cause at Ernie’s Zero Waste shop! Pb are so chuffed to be featured as one of the many companies who have played a part in successfully crowd funding to support this environmentally friendly alternative to high street shops.
All items at Ernie’s Zero Waste shop are vegan and along with consumables the shop also stocks shampoo, conditioners and household cleaning products which are all chemical-free as well as items such as plastic-free cotton buds, greetings cards made from recycled paper and reusable cotton face wipes. A great step in the right direction for the environment.
Check them out at http://www.ethicalernie.co.uk/ .
Boost productivity & engagement with Pb’s Event App Upgrade
Production Bureau is excited to inform our clients that we have revamped our incredibly popular event app solution, it means that we have access to a host of new and exciting features. In fact, some of our clients are already benefitting from this upgrade in service. If you are looking for an event app solution, then speak to the Pb digital team. Ed Sanderson is our dedicated Event App Specialist, and he is ready to help you with any app creation and management needs.
Pb will manage the whole process using our robust platform, which uses two-stage authentication, exceptional user management and can be integrated into attendee sign up. We will design, manage and publish your event app to the Appstore and Google Play store.
If you would like to know more then call 01508 578 598 or use our contact form.
NIHR/NHS Rebos Research Adventure
Pb are pleased to have been able to work with the NIRH with their fantastic project; Rebo’s Research Adventure, which can be downloaded from the Appstore and Google Play for Tablets right now! Tim Biddle our in-house illustrator and our own Senior Motion Graphics Designer, Douglas Merton have created with the help of the NHIR comms team ‘Robo’, a fantastic little time traveling robot, who’s primary mission is to recover lost diabetes research and save lives.
From inception to publication this has been an intensely interesting project which is designed to create awareness and interest in the good work that the research team are doing for Diabetes. Seven perfectly designed worlds and varying levels of difficulty make this an attractive game for kids and adults alike.
UEA – New Science Building Installation
Even though we’re celebrating our 30th this year we’re proud to say that we’re heading back to university. We are supporting the University of East Anglia (UEA) – one of the country’s leading universities, and a renowned research institute, to deliver eye catching and compelling installation as part of their new science building.
As a centre for innovation, collaboration and excellence, the New Science building represents the core value of the UEA – ‘thinking without borders’ – and we have been tasked with creating installations with wall branding and other collateral to reflect and celebrate this ideal.