At work or at play, it's always busy at Pages Creative

Paws for thought

Our local community came up trumps when we were looking to recycle some of our office furniture. Desks and ergonomic chairs are being used for homeworking, our sofa is a smart addition to a local gym, a garden room has been fully furnished with our chairs and stools – and our old bean bag is now a very comfortable dog bed!

Escape to victory!

The Pages team took on a different sort of lockdown when we tackled an online Prison Break. We had 60 minutes to break out of our cell in HMP Standfast, guided by a ‘live’ helper on site. Happily, our collective brainpower proved enough as we escaped with one minute 17 seconds left – we love a deadline!

Do the right thing

Tempted to pinch that image off a website for your own purposes? Think you’ll get away with it because no-one will notice? Think again. The penalties for infringing copyright law can be expensive, but we’ve found a handy guide – courtesy of UK Press Gazette – that should answer all your copyright questions. Do the right thing: copyright guide

Food for thought

The economic crisis brought about by Covid-19 has seen food banks inundated with requests for help. So, this year, we have decided not to send Christmas cards or gifts, but to donate the equivalent amount to our local foodbank in Cheltenham. You could read about their amazing work here.

Together in T-shirts

We may not have been allowed to rock in the free world during Lockdown 2, but that didn’t stop us joining in the fun on the national Wear Your T-shirt to Work Day. We were all working remotely to keep everyone as safe as possible, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t have fun – or get the work done

Keeping up the comms

It’s reporting season for Wales & West Utilities, and we’ve been busy producing two major reports for their stakeholders. We’re also helping clients adapt to homeworking challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, by adjusting existing channels or creating new ones to continue all-important communications. Many clients are opting for e-newsletters – read about one of ours here.

Our statement on coronavirus

We are thinking of our clients at this difficult time. Due to recent emergency government legislation on the coronavirus, all team members will now be working from home. Rest assured, we’re still working at full capacity and will be continuing business as usual. Although our office will not be manned, the phone line is open and will be diverted through to one of us. Thank you for your support, and take care.

Work experienced

We’ve welcomed a record number of work experience students this year, seven in total. It’s been great to see how much each of them has taken away from the experience. Take a look at what they got up to during their time with us…

Banding together

We celebrated the BBC Radio 6 Band T Shirt Day for the second year running, representing music’s finest. To mark the occasion, everyone picked three songs inspired by their chosen bands, which we played in the office. Check out the playlist here.

Handsome Devils

Music is the soundtrack to the working day at Pages Creative, so we’ve compiled our own personal Desert Island Discs – and it’s proved so popular, many of our clients have submitted theirs too. To date, The Smiths are in the lead, having been chosen three times (four if you include Morrissey as a solo artist). Thankfully, it’s not been wall-to-wall melancholia, with Wham’s Club Tropicana the only track to be chosen twice!