Platform One

Contemporary Design with Traditional Values

Abergavenny Station reflects an age when the railways took you to all parts of Britain.  The trains were frequent and reliable; everybody could afford the fare; a journey was an adventure, in polished wood-trimmed carriages adorned with black and white photographs of exciting and distant places. Mighty steam locomotives proclaimed to the world the greatness of British engineering and design.

When, in 1984, David Evans moved his studio into offices at the station he was inspired to change the company name from David Evans Design Associates to Platform One.  Since the commencement of business in 1969, it has always applied traditional values.  Clients are treated with courtesy and personal service; every job is given the utmost care and attention to detail.  We pride ourselves on meeting deadlines and charging accessible fees.  Platform One is on a never-ending journey where we treat every day as an adventure and a new opportunity.


"For more than 18 years Platform One have enthusiastically supported our brochure requirements. As a small business we rely on a close working relationship for creative ideas and design as well as a speedy turnaround. Platform One provides all of this on acost effective basis."

Brian Carver, Managing Director, Certo Ltd


"Platform One make me feel as though we're their only client. David and Sher 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


“I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Platform One. Both Dave and Sher 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.”

Aileen Atkinson, Manager, Shire Hall, Monmouthshire County Council



"I have worked closely with Platform One for the past seventeen 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



"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



"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 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  



"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



"We first encountered Platform One when we were opening a new business and needed help with our corporate branding.  We went to them with a rough idea of what we wanted and they turned it into a stylish logo that has worked for us for over 11 years.

 We have continued to use Platform One for various projects over the years and have been very pleased with the results.  We have always found that Sher and David have been excellent at coming up with just what we need and they have been a tremendous support to us."

Nikki Ernest, Director, Ernest Opticians



"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 very many 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



"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



"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


"Platform One have proved a design agency demonstrably and consistently high on productivity, creativity, flexibility and attention to detail.

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 our marketing image over
the last 5 years."

Stephen Whitehead, The Felinfoel Brewery Company Limited


"Platform One quickly interpreted our needs and applied their well-known 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



"I have worked with Platform One for three 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



Platform One are always full of creative ideas and energy and can turn a heritage project around in the blink of an eye! 

Karin Molson, Learning Manager, Monmouthshire County Council



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