Tight Deadline for Community Strategy Launch is Achieved In Budget and with no Compromise on Quality
Sourcing all the elements required from the often different specialists providing them is a time-consuming job and can present problems of uniformity when it comes to design and colour schemes.
This was a concern for the South Derbyshire Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) when it came to officially launch the Community Strategy that it had developed.
The Strategy is a plan designed to help improve the economy, environment and quality of life throughout the district.
It reflects the concerns of the population of the district and also sets priorities for organisations such as the police, social services, South Derbyshire District Council, Derbyshire Dales and South Derbyshire Primary Care Trust and Derbyshire County Council to work on.
The involvement of so many organisations and individuals meant that the launch was a high profile and high priority event.
The Strategy itself needed to be presented in an attractive and appropriate way, the Actions Plans devised to support the Strategy had to be collated into a document and a summary version of the main document was required.
For the event itself invitations and posters and flyers to publicise it were required and finally a PowerPoint presentation template to fit with the theme and provide the speakers at the launch event with a professional backdrop was on the LSP shopping list.
When the Partnership first approached Quiet Storm to see if the company could help out, the words and pictures for most of the desired elements had not been finalised, even though the launch date was set for only a few weeks later.
Quiet Storm met with the client, chatted about the type of appearance and format of the main document and within just a few days provided a visual for the LSP board to see and discuss.
This proved a vital step – the design theme that Quiet Storm created for this was eventually carried across the entire range of materials produced.
And because Quiet Storm could create them all, consistency was maintained, time was saved and there was no doubt that the ideas chosen would work on screen, on paper and on display.
Mr Ian Reid, Deputy Chief Executive of South Derbyshire District Council and the person who briefed and liaised with Quiet Storm on behalf of the LSP, took the opportunity offered of visiting Quiet Storm’s studio and sitting with the designer to speed the process of making corrections.
The in-house digital print facilities at Quiet Storm were also used to minimise production time for the most urgently needed elements of the package.
And everything was completed and delivered on time to Mr Reid.
Commenting on Quiet Storm’s work on the LSP Community Strategy project, he said: “We were very impressed by how efficiently Quiet Storm worked, meeting our tight deadlines calmly and professionally. Having what in effect is a one stop shop for all the marketing elements is a huge bonus.
“Furthermore, everyone was very impressed by the professional appearance and quality of the items produced. There was no compromise in terms of quality as a result of the little time available.”