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SourceFour Help Create a Michelin Star Chefs’ Spectacular

SourceFour are proud to have designed and created the materials for the recent Michelin Star Chefs’ Spectacular at Yorkshire Coast College.

We designed and produced the luxurious tickets, posters, pull-up stands and souvenir menu’s which we uniquely printed on a special metallic copper paper.

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Three Michelin star chefs plus chefs from Michelin-star restaurants and one of the world’s most respected Master Sommeliers created a spectacular occasion at the Scarborough Spa.

Andrew Pern, James Mackenzie, Paul Welburn, Martel Smith and Anthony Gascoigne presented a feast to delight and internationally-renowned Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn provided expert advice on the accompanying wines for each course.

All former students of Scarborough Technical College, these ‘Old Boys’prepared and cooked an exciting menu with support from local students and staff from Yorkshire Coast College (formally Scarborough Technical College) . The service was presented by Yorkshire Coast College students in partnership with students from Scarborough University Technical College and staff from the Scarborough Spa.

Read the Scarborough News story here

Read the FE Week News story here

How We Designed Sunderland College Apprenticeship Website

Truth be told design is everything. However, there is nothing more rewarding than design that is purposeful and delivers real tangible results. And that’s exactly what this article is all about: the process of designing and developing a website that makes a difference: Sunderland College apprenticeships. Sunderland College is one of the top performing colleges in the North East, with four campuses.

The Brief

The brief was to design an apprenticeship website for the Sunderland College with all the relevant information for the apprentices and employers.

The design

At SourceFour, the first process was to look at core target audiences for the apprenticeships: young people and potential employers in Sunderland. The website had to be effective in providing information but also attractive to both audiences. Young people who are looking for apprenticeships want a website that is simple to maneuver but also provides all the relevant content that they need in a seamless user interface. Similarly, employers are looking for a simple website where the content is easy to use. Due to their time constraints, they want to be able to access the information in real-time with ease.

The development

SourceFour developed the website with the idea that layout should be easy to use and clutter-free. The idea was to ensure that apprentices and employers are able to find all the relevant information within a short-time. The development team ensured that the website loaded very fast and in keeping with the brand guidelines of Sunderland College, the colour scheme is a reflection of the college and easily recognisable.

The Results

The result is a website that is beautifully designed and engaging both for apprentices and for business organisation. It is built with simple user interface so that visitors are not lost with complex pages or unnecessary content. So far the feedback has been positive as Ellen Thinnesen Sunderland College principal and chief executive said: “The launch of this site is a real step forward for the college, in terms of creating an engaging platform through which we can share with people and businesses the many benefits of apprenticeships.”

Design should be impactful and purposeful and we believe that the Sunderland College Apprenticeship website can attest to that. The college principal believes that the site will become a place where apprenticeships can find real opportunities to towards their careers and that’s satisfying to us.

To find out how we can use design to help you achieve your goals, please get in touch.

S4 hires new talent to bolster video and animation output

SourceFour are pleased to have hired a new member to resource the company’s continued expansion in video production.

Kate has a fantastic creative eye and has a phenomenal talent for understanding what a client is about; who they are; what the business wants to achieve and who they want to market to and then condensing that down into 60 secs of loveliness that tells the whole story in full HD.

We create video productions – creative scripting, shooting, editing, graphics, music etc – for clients all over the world. We use cutting edge technology to deliver the great production quality and creativity that underpins all our work. But we don’t stop there… Get a flavour for our work, have a look at our latest showreel below;

Recruit Your Students with SourceFour Designs

The role of universities and colleges is to educate, equip and produce the most qualified graduates. But their role is only as good as the type of students they are able to recruit to their universities/colleges. Quality student recruitment is a critical component of every college or university and requires strategic planning and effective medium of communicating the organisation’s core values and how it differentiates from others.

Our brains are naturally drawn to stories that intrigue us and effective communication is being able to deliver a college or university story that is both compelling but also adds incredible value to potential students or parents.

At SourceFour, our story couldn’t be more congruent. Our team specialises in telling your story to the right audience in their element. With over 14 years in education, we have somewhat made a little name for ourselves. We don’t like to blow our own trumpet but we’ve worked for some pretty amazing clients which include:

  • The Grimsby Institute
  • The University Centre Grimsby
  • Yorkshire Coast College
  • Rotherham College
  • Lincolnshire Regional College
  • Boston College
  • Proversity – Online University
  • Sunderland College
  • Fulstow School
  • Cloverfields Academy
  • Focus School Cottingham

Of course we work closely with the colleges or universities to find out what their objectives are and we plan the best medium to reach their student recruitment desired goal. From strategic planning to branding and design to execution and post campaign analysis we do it all. Matter of fact, we can actually fit within your existing marketing team to help support them to achieve their goals.

Some of our recent highlights include the website we designed for the Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education being named as “the best website in the country for further and higher education” by Sitemorse. Another client, Proversity- a leader in interactive online learning – chose SourceFour as a partner because of our ability to use the latest innovative technological advances to build strong education systems. Our job is to ensure we can help your organization find the best way to reach students. Be online or offline, we can share our expertise to enable you to hit your goals.

Click here to browse our portfolio or just give us a call on+44(0)1472348400.

Stand design for major UK packaging company – Bluesky

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SourceFour is proud to have been involved in the design of the exhibition stand and supporting marketing materials for Bluesky Solutions at the recent Packaging Innovations Exhibition at the NEC.

Bluesky Solutions serve the Personal Care, Cosmetic and Health and Beauty markets, by providing fresh, innovative, cost-effective packaging solutions from stock.

Their unrivalled stock ranges of plastic and aluminium bottles, jars, closures and accessories, enabling their clients to create intense product desire, whilst protecting the integrity of their products throughout the supply chain.

Huge stock availability means Bluesky supply production quantities fast, offering competitive pricing without ‘manufacturer’ lead times or minimum order quantities.

S4 develops ground-breaking online University for major Google campus client

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Now, thanks to proversity.org, a revolutionary new online resource and the first of its kind, world-class employers can develop and deliver tailored courses to the talented individuals they want to recruit – direct. proversity.org is based at the Google Campus in the heart of London’s Tech City. But the technological brains behind this pioneering initiative is Grimsby-based graphic design and website company SourceFour Design Consultants.

Unlike conventional higher education, proversity.org courses are free to learners. Every course leads to certification and the chance to apply for a professional role. Also, unlike the first-generation of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) which tend to be delivered by educational institutions, this learning comes direct from employers across a host of backgrounds including the nuclear, automotive, financial, pharmaceuticals and technical industries. As a result organisations can tailor the specific skills they need to compete in tomorrow’s marketplace and thrive.

For employers, proversity.org enables them to attract, engage and recruit a vital talent pipeline, ensuring the right fit via a seamless online interface. For learners, proversity.org enables them to get a head start over the competition by gaining and learning how to apply valuable knowledge – direct from the organisations offering those opportunities.

proversity.org specifically chose Grimsby-based SourceFour Design Consultants as a partner in this project because of its reputation for combining outstanding design with the latest technological advances across a variety of interactive platforms from websites, mobile websites and e-commerce to content management systems, marketing videos, e-marketing and social media.

Commenting on this ground-breaking development, proversity’s Chairman, Carl Dawson says: “Finding the level of expertise in the UK to design and build a system as cutting edge as this was incredibly difficult – so difficult, in fact, that we were having to resort to companies in the Ukraine and USA until we found SourceFour. Britain should be proud that we are setting the agenda for education and technology and not following the crowd.”

Creative design from Lincolnshire

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