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SB Skills – Branding, Literature and Exhibition design

Branding, Stationery, Literature & Display Design – SB Skills Solutions

• Branding • Literature Design • Exhibition graphics & display system


SB Skills Solutions is a UK wide training company, providing training and qualifications specifically for the construction industry, warehousing and local Government. As part of a management buyout, the company wanted to portray a new image but still have some link with the old branding. A completely new logo was developed but utilised similar colour palette to the old design to signal some element of continuation and link with the old company.
As the company has grown they require design support for a series of communication aids:

  • Stationery
  • Service brochures
  • Training Manuals
  • Direct Mail
  • Exhibition display graphics and panels

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Client Benefits:

  • Strong, consistent brand
  • Creation of a standardised and distinctive set of graphic elements that are used across all forms of communication
  • Consistent brand values
  • Messages better communicated

Flexi display system – Design and supply

Curved, Flexi display system

Curved, Flexi display system

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Enabling Transitions Consultants

Business startup design package – Enabling Transitions Consultants.

* Logo design • Web Design • Printing



Enabling Transitions are a small management & change consultants based in Preston, Lancashire. As a small business startup the client recognised the need for: a strong memorable brand; attractive literature and stationery; a professional website; but most importantly, all of this on a very tight budget.

Getting your branding right does mean making a small investment in quality design at the outset, but the dividends it pays can be tremendous for the business. With good design, the client is able to operate professionally and build confidence in the people they meet and service. Good design also means messages are clear and the personality and positioning of the business can be developed.

We combine experience with streamlined services to help deliver effective solutions. Our design experience means we can identify the marketing issues quickly and develop effective solutions. For business startup websites we use WordPress which allows us to create powerful and scalable sites that are easily updated by the client. Finally, our Printing.com operation gives customers some of the most competitive print prices around today.

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Tooks Chambers

Corporate Identity Design – Tooks Chambers

• Brand Design • Stationery Print • Literature Printing



Tooks Chambers is a large, modern set of barristers united in their commitment to access to justice and representation without fear or favour. Founded in1984 their work has an emphasis on protecting the individual against the interests of the state.

We provided a complete re-design of their identity and its applicaion across key communication items such as stationery, information literature and case folders. The solution was to pursue a clean, uncluttered ‘logotype’ design. The typographic solution is uniquely ‘Tooks’ and was selected over proposals with symbols and logos, etc. The thinking behind this simple approach was that the Tooks name has gravitas and any frippery such as symbols would just be trying too hard.

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Barrowford Clinical Aesthetics

Logo Design – Barrowford Clinical Aesthetics

• Branding • Stationery Printing



Beauty and its pursuit is a very image conscious business. For clinics that offer aesthetic treatments it’s important to get the branding right and appeal to their target audience.

Barrowford Clinical Aesthetics was a new small business and wanted to make sure that the image they portrayed from the outset was the correct one. This is an excellent example of a Small Corporate ID Package on a tight budget. The brief was focussed and clearly defined which meant that we were concentrate on developing strong ideas quickly. The solution of the elaborate heart symbol in pink appeals to the mainly female clientele, and the use of grey and the elegant use of typography give the brand a pleasing visual balance. The designs for promotional postcards and business cards featured stock images which were carefully chosen for the target audience and reflect their aspirations.

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Christian’s Hair Salon

Logo Design & Stationery – Christian’s Hair Salon –

• Branding • Stationery Printing



Hairdressing is a very image conscious environment. It’s important for Salons to get their branding right, be distinctive and appeal to their target audience.

Christian’s is an established hair salon in Barrowford, Lancashire, an area containing many salons and a very image conscious clientele. The owner recognised the need to freshen and mix things up a bit and approached Northstar with a narrow brief. They wanted the design to feature a pair of scissors inspired by a pair of victorian gothic embellished scissors (Think ‘Edward Scissorhands).
As with all good design we are always looking for something unique & innovative yet have some depth and meaning. Our solution was to create the elaborate handles of the scissors out of the Clients initials of ‘C and S’. The typographic treatment blends the elements of the handles and blades together for a beautiful, elegant solution with individuality.


Positive Practice Accountants

Company Branding Design – Positive Practice Accountants

• Stationery Printing • Branding



Positive Practice Accountants are an East Lancashire and West Yorkshire based company specialising in accountancy services mainly for small to medium sized businesses. They give quality advice and support from filing a Tax Return to fully auditing business accounts.

Due to a restructuring of the business they required a new company logo to position them selves as a modern, forward thinking accountants. Of the various designs proposed they opted for the combination of a symbol and logotype. Initial proposals utilised images of trees and plants to represent growth. These however were simplified to a more stylised version. Two letter P’s back-to-back create the new form which also represents the young shoots of growth. The solution also incorporates a modern rounded typeface. The result is a simple, uncluttered and restrained design. The use of single colour only also gives an air of restraint and simplicity which is what you want from an accountant.

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Palm Financial Care

Company Logo Design – Palm Financial Care

* Company Identity • Stationery Printing



Palm Financial Care are an East Lancashire based Independent Financial Services Company specialising in planning for care and your later years. They give quality advice and support for sorting out your financial planning, investment and protection needs.

Due to a refocussing of the business from general financial planning to services for focussed on planning for Care and old age, they required a logo that would present them with a softer, more caring appearance. The solution encompassed a loose hand drawn logo of an open hand plus typographic combination. The typeface and colours selected were carefully chosen for their friendly appearance. The result delivered is a friendly and approachable with a modern touch.

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Novus Financial Services

Company logo design & Stationery printing – Novus Financial Services

• Logo Design • Stationery Printing



Novus Financial Services are a Harrogate based Independent Financial Services Company. They will look after all your financial planning, investment and protection needs.

Due to a change of name and relocation of the business they required a logo that would present them as a modern, trustworthy business. The solution encompassed a distinctive logo symbol and typographic combination. The colours selected were chosen for their fresher appearance rather than the darker/heavier colours often used by other Financial Services Companies. The result is a crisp clean look with modern lines but still retains an air of authority and trust.

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Stirk House – Branding, literature, design & print

On 21, Mar 2012 | In Hotels, Leisure, Portfolio, Promotional Literature, Stationery Printing | By admin

Creating a brand identity for a fine country hotel

This respected country hotel required an image of quality, luxury and elegance whilst also embracing modern trends and a demanding customer base. The implementation of a classic style with a modern twist has helped the hotel retain its traditional values whilst appealing to a whole new clientele. The branding and literature all play their part in delivering the new image promoting the hotel as a memorable venue to visit, relax and celebrate.

If you would like Northstar to quote on your promotional material telephone Ged Lamle on 01282 865333.

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