50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

THE FORMULATION BEFORE WESTS

1958-1964

BARRIE WEST STARTED A SIX YEAR PRINTING APPRENTICESHIP AS A LETTERPRESS MACHINE MINDER AT THE GRESHAM PRESS, UNWIN BROTHERS (BOOK PRINTERS) ALONGSIDE A PARALLEL EDUCATION AT GUILDFORD ART SCHOOL CULMINATING IN QUALIFICATIONS AS A PRINTER, TYPOGRAPHER AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER.

1964-1972

BARRIE JOINED RANK PRECISION INDUSTRIES AND AFTER THREE YEARS AT THE AGE OF 25 WAS PROMOTED TO THE HEAD OF FORM DESIGN WORKING WITH THE XERONIC HIGH SPEED OUTPUT PRINTING SYSTEM TO LEO ONE, THE WORLD’S FIRST BUSINESS COMPUTER FOR J. LYONS CADBY HALL, LONDON. OTHER XERONIC INSTALLATIONS BARRIE WORKED ON WERE FOR COMMERCIAL UNION, THE USAF, RAF, BANCO DI ROMA AND OTHERS.

1972- 2022

THE REAL STARTING POINT OF WESTS AS A STAND ALONE BUSINESS.

TODAY 2022 AND GOING FORWARD:

WESTS ARE A DESIGN AND PRODUCTION TEAM, ORIENTATED TO GLOBAL SUPPORT USED TO WORKING AT ANY BUDGET LEVEL OR APPORTIONED REQUIREMENT. WE CAN CALL ON A VAST EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO SPANNING OVER 50 YEARS.

NOW STRONGER THAN EVER, LED BY A MANAGEMENT TEAM HEADED UP BY CHRIS BATE AND JASON HOBSON AND MONITORED BY THE COMBINED EXPERIENCE OF BARRIE WEST.

EACH DRAWS ONTHE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH THE FOLLOWING SELECTION OF CLIENTS. THEY ARE SUPPORTED INTURN BY A LARGE TEAM OF LONG STANDING FREELANCE COLLEAGUES AND SPECIALISTS – DRIVING A FIXED NEGOTIATED BOTTOM LINE WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED APART FROMA DESIRE TO SERVE AND SUPPORT.

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE COUPLED WITH THE NEED TO ACHIEVE A RETURN ON THE INITIAL HIGH STANDARD COMMITMENT.

A SELECTION OF CLIENTS THAT WESTS HAVE SUPPORTED AND HELPED FORMULATE TO SUCCESS DURING IT’S 50 YEAR HISTORY IN TRADITIONAL GRAPHIC AND PRINT FULFILLMENT, BRANDING, MARKETING, EXHIBITIONS AND A FULL ELECTRONIC UNDERSTANDING, FROM THE START OF THE INTERNET UNTIL TODAY.

1972

THE RANK ORGANISATION PLC

MARKETING FOR HOLDING COMPANIES AND BRANDS, RANK AUDIO VISUAL, PENTAX,NIKON, ROTEL, BRONCOLOR, RANK TRAINING FILMS, ARRIFLEX CAMERAS, HARKNESS SCREENS, RANK FILMEQUIPMENT AND RANK HOTELS.

1972

STRAND LIGHTING

MARKET LEADING TV, THEATRE AND FILM LIGHTING SYSTEMS WITH A GLOBAL REACH OF 150 AGENTS.

1972

QUARTZCOLOR IANIRO

TV FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHIC PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING EQUIPMENT. DESIGNING, PRODUCING LITERATURE, ADVERTISING AND EXHIBITIONS.

1973

CINEMECCANICA

ITALIAN PROFESSIONAL CINEMA PROJECTION EQUIPMENT. BRANDING AND OVERALL SUPPORT.

1974

DOLBY SURROUND SOUND

MARKETING SERVICES FOR SURROUND SOUND CINEMA SYSTEMS.

1979

ARRI

DESIGNING AND PRODUCING LITERATURE AND EXHIBITIONS FOR 35MM AND 16MM PROFESSIONAL CAMERA SYSTEMS.

1984

THE ROYAL MINT

WORKING WITH NUMISMATIC SPECIAL FIRST EDITION MARKETING MATERIAL, BROCHURES AND COIN PRESENTATION PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AND EXHIBITIONS.

1992

CREST LEATHER

MARKETING SERVICES FOR HIGH END LEATHER UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIERS.

1977

BRITISH KINEMATOGRAPH, SOUND AND TELEVISION SOCIETY

THE PRECURSOR TO THIS ORGANISATION BKSTS WESTS PROVIDED REGULAR MONTHLY ADVERTISING FOR THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO THE BRITISH FILM AND TELEVISION INDUSTRY.

1980

SAMUELSON FILM AND LIGHTING

PROFESSIONAL TV AND FILM LIGHTING COMPANY WITH TIES TO SAMUELSONS FILMS SERVICE.
www.samuelsonfilmservice.co.uk

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL BASTIONS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY WE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH AND AT MANY LEVELS FROM THE BAFTA AWARDS TO SYDNEY SAMUELSON HIMSELF.

1983

BRITISH WATERWAYS

DESIGNING MARKETING LITERATURE AND EXHIBITION SYSTEMS ON BRITISH CANAL SYSTEMS.

1987

ALLEN AND HEATH SOUND SYSTEMS

MARKETING SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONAL SOUND EQUIPMENT AND MIXING DESKS.

1992

GEORGE LITTLE MANAGEMENT AND EMERALD EXPO

 GEORGE LITTLE MANAGEMENT SOLD TO EMERALD EXPOSITIONS IN EARLY 2013 AND WESTS GENERATED A NEW BRAND STYLE FOR GLM WHICH PLAYED A PART IN THE SELLING PROCESS. 

WESTS PROMOTED THE GOURMET SHOW AND MANY OTHER SHOWS GLM WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR. THIS LASTED FOR A PERIOD OF 8 YEARS PRIOR TO THE SALE, HELPING TOMAKE EMERALD EXPO A LEADING TRADE SHOW ORGANISER IN THE UNITED STATES.

2012

(ICFF) INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE SHOW

WESTS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BRANDING AND PROMOTION OF THE (ICFF) INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE SHOW (STILL CURRENT TO THIS DAY).

1997

THE KRESS FOUNDATION

THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION DEVOTES ITS RESOURCES TO ADVANCING THE STUDY, CONSERVATION, AND ENJOYMENT OF THE VAST HERITAGE OF EUROPEAN ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND ARCHAEOLOGY FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY.

THE KRESS COLLECTION ENCOMPASSES MORE THAN3,000WORKS OF EUROPEAN ART, AND IS DISTINGUISHED FOR ITS ABUNDANCE OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS.

2000

MANFROTTO AND BOGEN

BRANDING AND OVERALL SUPPORT FOR THE MARKET LEADER IN PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA AND LIGHTING SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

1997

PANAVISION

MARKETING SERVICES FOR PROFESSIONAL FILM CAMERA EQUIPMENT.

2000

GITZO

BRANDING AND OVERALL SUPPORT FOR THE MARKET LEADER IN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMERA TRIPODS AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS BASED IN PARIS FRANCE.

2000

ALU

VITEC, THE BELOW COMPANY, OWNED AND SUPPORTED ALU, A LEADING VISUAL MARKETING AND FIXTURE COMPANY.WESTS HELPED PUT ALU ON TH EMAP ALONG WITH DRIVING THE PHENOMENAL MARKET SUCCESS THEY ENJOYED IN THE UNITED STATES WITHIN OUR TENURE

2002

THE VITEC GROUP PLC

UK PUBLIC COMPANY STARTED IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR WITH AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH TO TODAY’S DRONE-BASED MILITARY CAMERA SYSTEMS.MARKETING SERVICES AND SUPPORT TO THE GROUP TRADING COMPANIES.

2005

GOLDSMITH MANNEQUINS AND FIXTURES

FOR OVER 20 YEARS WE HAVE SUPPORTED GOLDSMITH, A LEADING FASHION MANNEQUIN MANUFACTURER BASED IN NEW YORK, OWNED BY NOA BRANDS DENVER WHO ALSO MARKET THE FUSION BRAND AND THE WELL-KNOWN ATREZZO BRAND OF MANNEQUINS.

2005

RALPH PUCCI INTERNATIONAL

A LEADING GALLERY IN THE USA FOR HIGH END QUALITY INTERIOR DESIGN SUPPORT WITH FURNITURE, LIGHTING AND ART. WITH OVER 60 ACCLAIMED COLLECTIONS FROM LEADING DESIGNERS. PRESENTED IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND MIAMI.

2005

HARLEQUIN DANCE FLOORS

THE WORLDS LEADING PROFESSIONAL DANCE FLOORING SYSTEMS. DESIGNING, PRODUCING LITERATURE AND ADVERTISING.

2005

BLACK CAT MUSIC

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL MUSICAL SUPPORT COMPANY. DESIGNING, PRODUCING LITERATURE.

2005

EVINS COMMUNICATIONS

A LONG ESTABLISHED AND RECOGNISED PUBLIC RELATION COMPANY BASED IN NEW YORK WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HOSPITALITY AND RETAIL IN MULTIPLE GENRES, AS WELL AS BRAND SUPPORT.

2013

PMR HEALTH CARE

A LEADING HEALTH CARE CLINIC PROVIDING ON-SITE MEDICAL SERVICES DIRECT TO INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS.

2009

LEMONADE ILLUSTRATION AGENCY

A LEADING GLOBAL ILLUSTRATION AGENCY BASED IN YORKSHIRE IN THE UK.

2009

CHAMPALIMAUD INTERIOR DESIGN

A MARKET LEADER IN INTERIOR DESIGN WHO WESTS SUPPORT ON A CONSTANT BASIS WITH PROJECTS SPANNING THE GLOBE.

2007

RALPH PUCCI MANNEQUINS

RALPH PUCCI IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE GLOBAL GODFATHER OF UNIQUE MANNEQUIN DESIGN AND WESTS HAVE BEEN AND ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.

2007

PROVIDENCE SECURITY

A SECURITY BASED COMPANY USING SKILLS AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPED BY THE SAS (SPECIAL AIR SERVICE) BASED IN HEREFORD UK. SHARING THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND LOCATION AT GRANGE FARM WITH WESTS – A WORK LIVE PROJECT DEVELOPED BY HRH PRINCE CHARLES.

2008

FRANK GLOVER PRODUCTIONS

A SECURITY BASED COMPANY USING SKILLS AND SYSTEMS DEVELOPED BY THE SAS (SPECIAL AIR SERVICE) BASED IN HEREFORD UK. SHARING THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND LOCATION AT GRANGE FARM WITH WESTS – A WORK LIVE PROJECT DEVELOPED BY HRH PRINCE CHARLES.

2009

AGE CONCERN OR AGE UK

A PRINTING PRODUCTION AND FULFILMENT CRM SYSTEM FOR MARKETING MATERIAL SUPPORT ON 500 UK RETAIL AND AGE SUPPORT OUTLETS.

2009

HUDSON FURNITURE

A HIGH END FURNITURE DESIGN COMPANY BASED IN ISTANBUL AND NEW YORK WITH AN INTERNATIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SUPPORT SERVICE.

2010

ATREZZO MANNEQUINS

MARKETING SERVICES ON THE ATREZZO MANNEQUIN BRAND MARKETED BY GOLDSMITH INC OUT OF NEW YORK.

2010

WINDOW MANNEQUINS

WESTS WORKED CLOSELY WITH WINDOWS FRANCE MANNEQUINS ON MARKETING SERVICES VIA GOLDSMITH INC OUT OF NEW YORK FOR THE UNITED STATES.

2011

VLADIMIR KAGAN

ONE OF THE GREATS IN THE REALM OF FURNITURE DESIGN WHO WE HAD THE PLEASURE TO SUPPORT WHEN HE WAS ALIVE AND STILL SUPPORT TODAY NOW THE COMPANY IS OWNED BY BRANDS HOLLY HUNT AND KNOLL.

2010

INTERIOR DESIGN FORCE

A NEW YORK INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY WITH A HERITAGE GOING BACK 50 YEARS.

2010

BE GROUP EVENTS

A WEDDING EVENT COMPANY BASED IN TEL AVIV ISRAEL.

2011

BERNSTEIN DISPLAY

WESTS WORKED CLOSELY AND SUPPORTED BERNSTEIN DISPLAY FROM THEIR ORIGINAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING BASE IN BROOKLYN AND SHOWROOM IN NEW YORK.

2012

THE DUGGAL GREENHOUSE

PART OF THE WELL-KNOWN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPORT ORGANISATION BASED IN NEW YORK, THE GREENHOUSE BASED IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, IS A UNIQUE AND LEADING VENUE HOSTING EVENTS FROM THE PAVE ANNUAL GALA TO LADY GAGA.

2012

PLANNING AND VISUAL EDUCATION (PAVE)

THE ORIGINAL WEB SITE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION SUPPORTED BY WESTS, LEADING TO THE CURRENT DERIVATION NOW GENERATED INTERNALLY BY PAVE.

2012

HUDSON AND BROAD

A WELL-KNOWN FIXTURE VISUAL MARKETING COMPANY BASED IN NEW YORK WITH A RICH HERITAGE FROM ALU, LOOK AND JOINT, FORMATIVE VISUAL MERCHANDISING COMPANIES IN SIMILAR PRODUCT AND ETHOS AND BACKGROUND BUILT OVER A PERIOD OF 20 YEARS.

2014

HIGH COUNTRY MILLWORK

ANOTHER LEADING FIXTURE COMPANY BASED IN DENVER AND FORMERLY PART OF THE FLEETWOOD GROUP.

2012

ELEVATIONS

FORMERLY A WELL KNOWN AND LEADING BRAND LEADER IN HOLIDAY DECORATION ORIGINALLY MANAGED BY WILLIAM MCHENRY A WELL KNOWN AND ACKNOWLEDGED SUPPORTER OF THE PLANNING AND VISUAL EDUCATION ORGANISATION (PAVE). WESTS HAVE ALSO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SUPPORTING PAVE FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS WITH UNIQUE BRANDING AND SUPPORT SERVICES AS A SUBSIDISED SPONSORSHIP.

2013

PLUM PUDDING ILLUSTRATION AGENCY

A WELL KNOWN ILLUSTRATION AGENCY SPECIALISING IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS BASED IN THE UK.

2013

FLEETWOOD FIXTURES

FORMERLY A LEADING FIXTURE COMPANY BASED IN PENNSYLVANIA.

2014

TOLEDO CAPITAL

A FINANCIAL COMPANY BASED IN SWITZERLAND.

2014

INGRAO INTERIOR DESIGNERS

A MARKET LEADING, HIGH END RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY BASED IN NEW YORK.

2014

HILTON HOTELS

THIS LINK ABOVE SHOWS A COLLECTION OF WEB SITES AND BRANDING WESTS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR – THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ON APPROXIMATELY 26 INDIVIDUAL HILTON WEB SITES FROM THE WALDORF ASTORIA NEW YORK AND EXTENDING THAT BRAND IN OTHER GLOBAL LOCATIONS WITH A SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO OTHER HILTON TOP BRANDS.

THIS WORK INSTIGATED BY THE BLACKSTONE GROUP WE ARE APPOINTED AS A PREFERRED HILTON SUPPLIER.

2017

SPORT TRAINING APPLICATION

A SPECIAL SPORT DRIVEN APPLICATION FOR TRAINING, FITNESS AND HEALTH EVALUATION.

2014

BLUE ROCK FUND

A FINANCIAL COMPANY BASED IN GERMANY WITH AN INTERESTING PORTFOLIO OF PROPERTY.

2016

TECHGRASS

A PREMIER ARTIFICIAL GRASS SUPPLIER BASED IN NEW YORK AND SERVICING BROOKLYN AND NEW JERSEY.

2016

TREE CRAFT DISTILLERY

A DISTILLERY BASED UNDER THE SAN FRANCISCO BRIDGE NAVY YARD.

2016

PLUM LICENSING AGENCY

A DERIVATION OF THE PLUM PUDDING ILLUSTRATION AGENCY FOR THE LICENSING OF ILLUSTRATORS WORK FOR COMMERCIAL AND BRANDING PURPOSES.

2018

VISUAL MERCHANDISING FIXTURE AND DISPLAY

A NEW AND EXCITING FIXTURE AND VISUAL MERCHANDISING FULFILMENT COMPANY WITH A LONG ESTABLISHED MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AS A STARTING POINT.

2017

YOUTH SPORT TRAINING APPLICATION

A SPORT APPLICATION AIMED AT THE YOUNGER GENERATION FULLY RESPONSIVE FOR USE ON MOBILE BROWSER TECHNOLOGY.

2018

FIXTURES FOR THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

FROM THE ESTABLISHED STABLE OF EIE, A COMPANY SPECIALISING IN THE DESIGN SUPPORT AND FULFILMENT OF RETAIL FOR CANNABIS PRODUCTS.

2018

AMERICAN D-DAY VETERAN MEMORIAL

AN ORGANISATION PROMOTING THE MEMORY AND SUPPORT OF ALL THE AMERICAN VETERANS OF THE D- DAY LANDINGS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

2019

SPECIALISED PHOTOGRAPHY

A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER BASED INA 15TH CENTURY CHURCH ON OUR LOCATION SPECIALISING IN FEMALE CONFIDENCE BOOSTING.

2020

PLANNING AND VISUAL EDUCATION (PAVE)

A SPECULATIVE DESIGN OF THE PAVE WEB SITE REPLACEMENT TO HELP ASSIST THE INTERNAL SUPPORT TRANSITION.

2021

THE MARKOPOULOS AWARD

A SPECULATIVE WEB SITE PROJECT DEVELOPED TO PROMOTE THE HERITAGE OF THE MARKOPOULOS AWARD WINNERS SPANNING THE LAST 25 YEARS. A YEARLY EVENT WITH A LONG LIST OF PAST WINNERS HERALDING THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE VISUAL MARKETING INDUSTRY.

2021

RHELM

The Rhelm Brand was created from the vision of Carolyn Helm into a  full blown E- commerce web site with a difference. Looking at the misleading, awkward and inauthentic lifestyle brands on offer and decided to create something better. That something is a collection of brands, influencers, experts and content, designed to empower and inspire through authenticity, shared experience, unique insights and lots of fun.

2020

VISUAL MARKET RETAIL

bringING together many of the best and exciting companies involved in the world of design. Including visual merchandising, window displays, retail and interior design around the globe.

2021

VISUAL MARKET INTERIORS

Visual Market Interiors (VMI) brings together the global interiors marketplace via a web based platform offering inspiration, online and in person. 365 days a year. 24 hours a day. The go-to resource globally for potential clients to not just see what is new, but find the companies they need to create and maintain their spaces.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COLLEAGUES WORKING AS PART OF THE TEAM WHO HAVE SHARED THE PAST 50 YEARS WITH WESTS

JENNIFER WEST, PHILIP KERRY, CHRISTINE WEST, JIM FENEMORE, TIM MASTERS, GERRY GEE, HUMPHREY STANLEY,MARK PRITCHARD, REX HARRISON, RICHIE PORTER, STEVEN HOBBS, JOHN TWINING, MIKE ROCK, DERMOD RUDDOCK, MARK VARY, JAMES WOOD, GRAHAM SHAPIRO, JOHN WILLIAMS, TIM DUNNING,
OSCAR TSE, MIKE GUILFOYLE, KEVIN MCGRELLIS, NICK HADDEN, GARY STEVENS, STEPHEN TURNER, DUNCAN BRATTEL, MARTYN DAVIS, DAN HARDACRE, DAVID MCLEOD, BRAD PRIDAY, DAFYD OWEN,
MATT HEASON, CAMERON DALLIMORE, BILL GODDU, CHLOE LLOYD, TOM OKANE, CHRISTOPHER BATE, JASON HOBSON, DAN EVANS, CRAIG MARCROFT, RITA FAUST, PASCALE BRINKMAN, LYDIA ROBERTSON, STEVE COCHRANE AND JHIPO HONG.

JENNIFER WEST, PHILIP KERRY, CHRISTINE WEST, JIM FENEMORE, TIM MASTERS, GERRY GEE, HUMPHREY STANLEY,MARK PRITCHARD, REX HARRISON, RICHIE PORTER, STEVEN HOBBS, JOHN TWINING, MIKE ROCK, DERMOD RUDDOCK, MARK VARY, JAMES WOOD, GRAHAM SHAPIRO, JOHN WILLIAMS, TIM DUNNING, OSCAR TSE, MIKE GUILFOYLE, KEVIN MCGRELLIS, NICK HADDEN, GARY STEVENS, STEPHEN TURNER, DUNCAN BRATTEL, MARTYN DAVIS, DAN HARDACRE, DAVID MCLEOD, BRAD PRIDAY, DAFYD OWEN, MATT HEASON, CAMERON DALLIMORE, BILL GODDU, CHLOE LLOYD, TOM OKANE, CHRISTOPHER BATE, JASON HOBSON, DAN EVANS, CRAIG MARCROFT, RITA FAUST, PASCALE BRINKMAN, LYDIA ROBERTSON, STEVE COCHRANE AND JHIPO HONG.

CONTACT WESTS

Wests Design Group Head Office
The Granary, Grange Farm, Harewood Park Estate, Harewood End, Hereford HR2 8JS,
United Kingdom
Tel : +44(0) 1989 730 432

Wests Design Group USA Office
174 Hudson Street, New York City, NY 10013,
United States Of America
Tel : 212 835 0625

www.wests.design
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