News & Blog

11 Apr 2019
Greener for Life website and video

Greener for Life

Greener for Life (GFL) is leading the charge in the South West in the use of food waste and residues to produce low-carbon fuel, energy and biofertiliser. It recently completed construction of a multi-million pound anaerobic digestor in Devon that produces renewable methane for electricity, heat and transport fuel. 

In order to impress potential investors, attract suppliers of waste materials and promote the construction arm of the business, the company commissioned Lathwell & Associates and our web partners The Websitemen to create an impactful website. 

Recognising that much of GFL's target audience would browse the site while commuting or multi-tasking, we decided to build the website around a concise video that explains the recycling process without a voice-over. Together with drone photographer Tim Pestridge, we achieved stunning aerial shots of the plant that convey not only the plant's beautiful and productive rural setting but that GFL is a serious player in the alternative energy sector. 

See the full video here.


05 Feb 2019
Dartmoor National Park Authority information leaflet design

Designs on Dartmoor

We are delighted to announce that the Dartmoor National Park Authority has commissioned Lathwell & Associates to produce a folder and series of information leaflets aimed at a wide variety of Specific Interest Groups, which will draw on our design, map production and infographic skills.

This commission adds to our rural tourism client list, which includes the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, along with the Solway Coast and North Devon AONBs - all of which give us the perfect excuse to pursue our passion of trekking through the glorious English countryside!

Tags: Dartmoor, Devon, Graphic design, Tourism

30 Jan 2019
BFMD and Brexit

Business Forum considers Brexit

We chaired yet another well-attended Business Forum Mid Devon tonight - no doubt thanks to some charismatic speakers on the hot topic of the day: Brexit.

Linda Middleton-Jones, of International Trade Matters Ltd, gave a presentation on the effects to the Mid Devon economy before, during and after Brexit. Drawing on more than 25 years’ experience in international commerce across manufacturing, nuclear and aviation sectors, she provided colourful examples and answers that challenged, warned and excited local businesses in equal measure.

We also had a presentation from Chris Shears of Mid Devon District Council. Chris gave a talk on the Council’s economic strategy 2019-2024 including the aim to increase wages and skills, delivering growth and increasing productivity. This neatly led into the final speaker who is leading the drive to up-tech one of Devon's primary industries: agriculture.

Richard Tucker, winner of the Young Farmer of the Year award, explained how he uses technology, including a ‘plonker’ to measure grass growth and yields, and how he can then use this data to calculate the effect on milk production and allows the farm to make profit forecasts.

The audience left in no doubt that, whatever Brexit brings, Mid Devon - and Devon at large - has the skills and motivation to thrive.