It's always gratifying when you receive feedback from clients.
What our clients think...
Robert Ellis Interpretation
We have been up to the cemetery this morning and have taken the wraps off the information board: I am absolutely thrilled with it! Work of this quality deserves a special ceremony to unveil it, which will take place in September 2022. The clarity of the photographs and the text is outstanding and your recommendation of colours perfect. I could not have wished for a better final product.
Robert Ellis Commemoration, Llangollen. Graham Edwards
Sudbrook Heritage Centre
Platform One were brilliant throughout. Very friendly personal service. Excellent communication. Very reliable. Tremendous finished product.
Peter Strong, Historian
Platform One were great to work with. They helped develop our ‘seed’ of an idea for a project into something achievable, thereby helping to bring it to fruition. They were patient when we changed our mind, creative and expressive, helping us to think ‘outside’ the box in order to realise our vision and deliver our project. Platform One were Number One!
Mrs Beverly Cawley, Clerk to the Council, Mayor with Undy Community Council
Wild Swimming the River Wye Book
A huge THANK YOU to David and Sher, at Platform One. You’ve done a remarkable job in bringing my book to life and making it everything I wanted and more!!
Two and a half years of my life have gone into putting everything into my book “Wild Swimming the River Wye” It’s my life, my passion and truly has been a struggle to bring it all together.
But when you came on board you worked so efficiently and professionally it all started to come to blossom. You really are both remarkable people who could not have given me more guidance and direction.
The end result is a book I’m proud of and even prouder that you were both part of it. I cannot recommend your business highly enough; you followed everything through so efficiently, your commitment is not just about the accurate end result but the care you show your clients.
Angela Jones www.swimwildwye.co.uk
Arundel House Estates
“My ‘reliance’ on the creative talent of your office must go back more than four decades!
What more can one say? Well, just that it has always been a revelation and exciting to watch the evolution of ideas that emerge from your drawing boards.”
John - Arundel House Estates
Lord and Lady of the Manor of Raglan
They are a brilliant organisation. Sympathetic, imaginative, highly skilled, easy to work with, accepts changes and amendments and always works with the client in partnership.
We have worked together on several historic books and Interpretation projects, they are THE BEST OF THE BEST and I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Brinley Morgan, Lord of the Manor of Raglan
Monmouth Old Girls Association
“As Chair of Monmouth Old Girls’ Association (Monmouth School for Girls) may I sincerely thank you for the amazing part you played in orchestrating the production of our annual magazine ‘The Catherine Wheel’ during the intensely difficult lockdown period of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
When we thought that this publication, due out in May 2020, was out of the question, you came up with solution-focused ideas that not only allowed us to meet our original deadlines but you provided excellent communication throughout and an end product that our readers have absolutely loved.
Your attention to detail, your ability to incorporate last-minute suggestions and your final design, presentation and delivery of the magazine was superb. I have received so many wonderful comments from Old Girls who have praised the exceptional quality of the 2022 edition. So, allow me to thank you once again and say that I and my Committee would have no hesitation in highly recommending your services to anybody who is looking for a top-notch publication.”
Tanya Prosser Chair MOGA, June 2020
“We commissioned Platform One to design and deliver a Toposcope with a Roman theme to provide context for the Roman Amphitheatre site in Cirencester. We could not be more delighted with the outcome – it is a work of art that highlights the design skills, high standards of research, and creativity of Platform One. This was an unusual project and David and Sher were able to interpret our needs and deliver the project we wanted. They were a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we look forward to future projects with Platform One.”
Brona Langton, Cirencester Town Council
Chepstow Chamber Map and Leaflet
"We commissioned Platform One to help us design a new town map and town trails brochure for Chepstow. Throughout the project and beyond, David and Sherren were nothing but professional, patient and fantastic team players. Our project required input from several groups and everyone involved worked brilliantly together towards a common goal. We are delighted with the content and quality of our new map, which has been very well received by tourists and locals alike. I would have no hesitation in working with Platform One again or recommending them. Excellent service - well done and thank you."
Dr Sue Kingdom, BSc, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, CMRS
Secretary, Chepstow Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Monmouth Chamber of Commerce
“During my 13 year tenure in office, I have had the pleasure of working with David and Sherren on many occasions on tourism and interpretation projects. Their creative skills and research have been key to the production by Platform One of the following widely acclaimed products:
• Monmouth Town Guides
• Four editions of the Monmouth town maps for use in stands and installation of at least six additional map stands.
• Monmouth Rowing Club interpretation panel for use by users of the Wye Valley walk and rowers and canoeists, illustrating the history of the local area.
• Four different interpretation panels on the mercantile history of the town.
Their widespread national and international experience on tourism and heritage projects is second to none. For any projects involving design and implementation work, Platform One will always be my first stop on the line to the realisation of a successful project.”
David Cummings FIAB,PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Chairman, Monmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce 2006 - 2020
"We feel fortunate to have the expertise, creativity and dedication of Platform One. They have listened beyond our ideas to develop village maps and historical display panels that truly reflect the heart of our villages. Raglan District Roots Project funded by Villages Alive Trust and Heritage Lottery Funds."
Cheryl Morgan, Raglan Local History
Monmouthshire County Council - varied
"Monmouthshire County Council has had the pleasure of working with Platform One on a variety of projects over the last 7 years. Most recently, they designed all the interpretation for a Victorian chapel restoration.
The scope of ideas used and the quality of the work produced was of the highest standard and has been recognised by the Rural Development Plan for Wales as quality standard for Monmouthshire’s projects."
Debbie McCarty, Area Services Officer, Monmouthshire County Council
Brecon Beacons Information Panels
"We were delighted to learn that Platform One had such an affinity with the railway station and the design, production and installation of these interpretation panels has certainly been an interesting journey.
We needed two panels; the first to welcome visitors to Abergavenny and orientate them with their location. The second to provide visitors with an introduction to the Brecon Beacons, giving them an idea of the wide range of wonderful opportunities available in this beautiful area of the world.
We were very impressed with Platform One’s attention to detail and their ability to create interesting, distinctive designs within brand guidelines. An intelligent, reliable and engaging company to work with"
Lucy Newton, Interpretation Officer, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Contemporary Art Society of Wales - Annual Report
"Platform One make me feel as though we're their only client. David and Sherren are a delight to deal with and they're always readily available, online, by phone and in person. They design two 12 page documents per year for the Contemporary Art Society for Wales and we're always impressed with the visual impact of the publications."
Andrew Taylor, Secretary, CASW. 2006 - 2021
"I have worked with Platform One for many years on several different projects, all with different briefs. They have developed each project uniquely and worked with each set of requirements with creativity, care and diligence. I always find their approach fresh and every project is greeted with great enthusiasm."
Dee Hardwicke, Dee Hardwicke Ceramics
Usk Rural Life Museum
"Platform One quickly interpreted our needs and applied their creative skills to create a new brand identity and design an attractive and informative set of interpretative boards (on the history of dairy farming) for our museum in a project which was enjoyable and very rewarding."
John Evans, Usk Rural Life Museum
Drinks Industry - varied
"Platform One have proved a design agency demonstrably and consistently high on productivity, creativity, flexibility and attention to detail.
They are an outstanding small, caring graphic agency. Super attention to detail and profoundly and consistently excellent in respect of both creative input and getting the job done. Wide range of printers secured me excellent value both in terms of quality and cost.
Their 30+ years experience derived working with brand leaders in the rapidly changing drinks and hospitality sector has been singularly instrumental in the progression of Felinfoel's marketing image over 5 years."
Particularly good when asked to organise and produce an Exhibition stand.
Nothing but good for me to say
Stephen Whitehead, Drinks Industry Marketing expert
We also previously worked with Steve for 10 years while he was at Bass Wales and West and
5 years at Crown Buckley Brewery, then Felinfoel Brewery, creating everything for point-of-sale and advertising to pub signs.
Epicurean Europe Ltd
"I wish to record both my and my company's appreciation of the remarkable work you and your team have undertaken on our behalf over nearly 35 years.
What is most satisfying is that you have been able to ensure that we have moved with the times in respect of catalogues, general literature and packaging design but above all it has been, and continues to be, a pleasure working with you and long may this continue."
John A Fox, Managing Director, Epicurean Europe Limited
Shire Hall, Monmouth
“I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Platform One. Both David and Sherren are able to see straight to the heart of a product and how it would be best reflected through branding and design.
Platform One have worked with us at Shire Hall on a number of high profile projects and have always understood immediately the nature of what we were trying to achieve.
Not only are they brilliant, creative designers but they are also a joy to work with. Incredibly patient and good natured – I always look forward to working with them as I know it will be a fun and rewarding experience.”
Manager, Shire Hall, Monmouthshire County Council
AFI-Uplift Ltd - varied
"I have worked with Platform One for over 15 years and have always found them to be friendly, easy to work with and consistently able to bring a wide range of creative ideas to the table.
Platform One have worked with AFI on a number of international branding initiatives, including the Middle East. In the UK they recently created the branding for the launch of a new AFI Group company, ITS.
They met with us to get "a feel" for the new company and to discuss ideas. They then came back with a wide range of branding ideas and options, from which we were able to select the final design concept.
Whilst being creative, Platform One are also pragmatic and are able to apply branding across a wide range of media, an important consideration to our business. They can work to tight deadlines and within agreed budgets, and their brand designs have been well received by the stakeholders of the business."
Nick Selley, Director of AFI-Uplift Ltd
Usk Civic Society & Usk Castle Maps
"Platform One certainly helped to put Usk on the map.
Usk Civic Society and Usk Castle Friends worked with them to produce distinctive and attractive maps of the Town and Castle. From the early planning stages right through to installation, the team at Platform One has been great to work with so the process of translating our ideas into the final maps was truly creative and enjoyable."
Stella Collard, Usk Civic Society
Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools - varied
"I have worked closely with Platform One for the past twenty years and can highly recommend them for their high levels of professionalism and their ability to service our account above and beyond what would be expected.
We have in place corporate guidelines which they have helped to implement across advertising, literature, print, point of sale and exhibition material. They are unfazed by tight deadlines and changing briefs which has made it a real pleasure to work with them over the years."
Sarah Lee, Director of PR & Marketing, Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools
Clearwell Caves Interpretation
"Platform One have always provided a professional and high quality service, shown in the excellent displays created for us. They have proved helpful and understanding with the preparation of work and prompt in delivery. We look forward to working with them on many more displays."
Jonathan Wright, Director, Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean
J. Exton - Artist
Platform one is an exceptional design studio. Nothing is too much trouble for them. From the simplest design job to a comprehensive rebranding, work exudes quality and attention to detail. and care for clients, ensuring a rapid turnaround. The partners are true professionals and can cover a host of approaches./media.
Bespoke illustration, letterform and breadth of approaches ensure that the client receives a highly individual outcome. These people know the design process inside out having been established for over 50 years. They lead by example and fuse traditional and cutting-edge technology in their studio.
I have no hesitation in recommending Dave and Sher as outstanding artists/designers.
J. Exton, artist