Vanilla Storm News

29 June, 2013

War Widows’ Association Website Goes Live

The new War Widows’ Association website went live on Wednesday, just ahead of Armed Forces Day.

The website has been developed to provide useful information to existing members and to encourage new memberhips and associationss. It is fully responsive, … Continue reading →

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23 April, 2012

We’re In – Step 3 of 3

We’re in! The Vanilla Storm team now resides at

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

Tel: 0161 212 1460

The telephones are now switched on and Courtney is ready to take your call.

Thank you for your patience.

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23 April, 2012

In Transit – Step 2 of 3

Toot toot, beep beep. We are now on route to our new office in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Please make a note of our new address :

Vanilla Storm
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

We’re hoping the phones will … Continue reading →

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20 April, 2012

We’re Packing – Step 1 of 3

We’re in the process of packing in preparation for our move on Monday. The phones are currently switched off but we’re hoping to be up and running again by 11.00 on Monday morning (23 April).

Please note that your web … Continue reading →

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17 April, 2012

We’re Moving

Exciting news!  Vanilla Storm is moving next week.  We’re packing up our offices in Heaton Chapel and moving to Piccadilly Gardens.

We will be contacting clients today with new contact details and timings but for now here’s what you need … Continue reading →

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4 January, 2012

Happy New Year – Our Year in Review

New Year Image

Christmas goes too quickly doesn’t it? All of a sudden we’re back in the midst of it and those cosy days spent curled up watching box sets and eating speciality cheeses are quickly forgotten. The bells signal the start of … Continue reading →

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15 November, 2011

Kitting Out Shaw Cubs

Well don’t they look grand.

We’re the proud sponsors of Shaw Cubs Under 8s. The junior football team was formed at the beginning of the season and are part of the North Wilts FA Minor League.

It looks as … Continue reading →

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3 November, 2011

All Change

So, we changed our website. In fact we’ve changed just about everything – the logo, the design, the structure, the content.

It’s been a long time coming but we’re thrilled with the results and have received lots of positive feedback. … Continue reading →

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16 August, 2011

Torrill goes Coast to Coast

Torrill Bainbridge and Friend

The office is very quiet this week and certainly less tuneful. Our project and community coordinator, Torrill Bainbridge (pictured left), is taking part in a coast to coast bike ride.

The four day cycle ride started yesterday in Whitehaven and … Continue reading →

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19 April, 2011

Hols

Royal Wedding

You may have noticed we have a few public holidays coming up.

Vanilla Storm will be closed on the following days:

Friday 22 April (Good Friday)
Monday 25 April (Easter Monday)
Friday 29 April (Royal Wedding)
Monday 2 May (Bank … Continue reading →

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17 December, 2010

Christmas Opening Times

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22 October, 2010

Best Stand at GNCCF

Wolfram Lohr at GNCCF

We went along to the opening of the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair last night to judge the prize for best stand.

The competition was fierce, with a very high standard of work on display and some very creative exhibitions. … Continue reading →

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19 October, 2010

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Great Norther Grads

We’re delighted to be sponsoring the prize for best stand at this year’s Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair.

Doors open to the public on Friday, where they can browse and purchase contemporary craft from a selection of talented designer-makers. … Continue reading →

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16 July, 2010

Alex Monroe – Jewellery Etailer of the Year

Alex Monroe Website

Jewellery designer Alex Monroe has won the prestigious ‘Jewellery Etailer of the Year’ award for AlexMonroe.com. The trophy was presented at the glittering UK Jewellery Awards ceremony last night.

Judges commented on the intimacy of the site and noted … Continue reading →

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20 May, 2010

Richard Re-elected to Manchester Digital

Last night Richard Hudson was voted onto Manchester Digital council for the fourth year running.

Over the last few years Richard has been actively involved in developing the MD events programme and preparing for the rebuild of the MD website … Continue reading →

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13 May, 2010

My View of London Photography Competition

My View of London launches today through the Evening Standard and through their website www.myviewoflondon.org.uk.

Eye research charity, Fight for Sight has joined forces with the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel to launch a photography competition with the chance … Continue reading →

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5 May, 2010

Vanilla Storm Sponsors Eye Cycle

Eye Cycle Website

Scientist John Greenwood, Actor Lloyd Hutchinson, and Jeweller Alex Monroe will take on a 1000 mile Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride later this year, to raise funds for Fight for Sight. They will be joined by a … Continue reading →

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18 January, 2010

Happy New Year

New Year Clock

And so it’s January. A month for resolutions, new beginnings and for looking forward. It’s also an opportunity to look back on the past year, to rethink, review and to take stock.

2009 was a great year for Vanilla Storm. … Continue reading →

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10 August, 2009

TEDx

On Friday afternoon Richard and I went along to TEDx Liverpool. If you haven’t encountered these events before it’s all about ‘ideas worth spreading’. This is their slogan. TED stands for ‘technology’, ‘design’ and ‘education’ but as the events … Continue reading →

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16 April, 2009

Feeling Chipper

Big Chip Awards 09

We’re feeling pretty chuffed today. Vanilla Storm has been shortlisted for the Big Chip Awards in the category of Best Freelancer / Micro Enterprise. The judging panel will be making their decisions over the next few weeks and the winners … Continue reading →

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9 April, 2009

Closing for Easter

Chocolate Bunny

We’re closing today for the Easter weekend and will be back again on Tuesday.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday!… Continue reading →

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6 April, 2009

The Latest Addition to the Team

The latest addition to the Vanilla Storm team is PHP Developer, Clair Shaw.

A graduate of Lancaster University, Clair has a number of years commercial experience developing CMS and online shopping sites. Clair will be joining our development team to … Continue reading →

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15 December, 2008

Christmas Opening Times

This year, rather than sending Christmas cards, we will be making a donation to a local charity. The Heatons Animal Rescue Group provides a sanctuary and finds new homes for homeless cats and kittens. For more information visit www.tharg.org.uk.… Continue reading →

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15 December, 2008

Sponsoring Craftacular

Tour de Force and Gemma Lister Jewellery

Vanilla Storm’s design blog, Indie Quarter, was delighted to sponsor BUST’s Craftacular last week.

Craftacular is a great opportunity for indie designers to sell their products and for shoppers to find something handmade and unique. And what an event … Continue reading →

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