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Archive for August, 2012

20 Aug

2am joins AM1 for Macmillan skydive


Sunday 19th August, not a particularly exciting day for most of us, right? Whilst the majority of people were catching up on life’s thrilling tasks, like cleaning the oven or traipsing round endless isles doing the weekly food shop, 2am CEO Pete was free falling from 14,000 feet. Yes, you read that right.

Whilst this isn’t Pete’s standard Sunday activity, the self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie loves nothing more than throwing himself out of a plane and into the clouds (mad, I know!). So when Anthony Whinn, owner of the trendiest hair salon in the North West, AM1, approached him to take part in a charity skydive, Pete was itching to get back into that flight suit once more!

Anthony rounded up a crack team of daredevil thrill seekers to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, a cause which he holds close to his heart. Trained in the Macmillan Strength in Style Programme, Anthony makes sure that everyone’s needs a catered for at AM1, including those affected by cancer. He recognises that clients affected by cancer have specific hair care needs beyond the usual salon treatments, which is why he goes the extra mile to really get to know the individual so he can recommend the best approach to their hair care needs, whether that be wig fitting and personalisation, or style advice and cutting.

The AM1 & 2am Macmillan Sky Dive Team

Over 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. These people suffer the physical effects of the disease, but thousands more people such as friends and relatives, feel, see and deal with the emotional devastation that cancers brings. Having experienced this first hand, Pete dedicated the dive to his Nana, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.

At 2am we love doing our bit, and helping out a valued client whilst supporting an amazing cause is what we’re all about. The support will continue in early October as we help Anthony make an impression with his Macmillan Charity Evening, hosted at AM1. Keep your peepers on our blog and the AM1 website for event updates (and for Pete’s next quest for adrenaline!).

16 Aug

Ta-ta and good luck Tracy!


Today the 2am gang are saying a temporary goodbye to Tracy as she FINALLY takes her maternity leave.

She’s been getting it from all angles for weeks, with everyone telling her to slow down and take a well deserved baby break, but there’s just no telling some people ey! Our little workaholic has finally decided it’s time to say her goodbyes (though we suspect Pete has had some sway on that!), and we all would like to wish her the very best with the birth of their baby girl. Everyone is poised for cooing and cuddles!

Good luck Tracy!!!

7 Aug

Pureety Gourmet Flavours


Pureety founder and award winning chef, Gareth Pearson, wanted to update his existing website in order to bring it in-line with the company’s evolved brand identity.

Like many brands, Pureety Gourmet Flavours originally started out with a small number of products that were sold locally. Through Gareth’s hard work and dedication, his range was made available nationally by numerous high profile supermarkets. With demand higher than ever before, exciting new products were developed and packaging remodelled to suit a wider market. As Gareth refined his products, the brand steadily evolved and adapted to its new place in the market.

The new and improved Pureety Gourmet Flavours website reflects this place in the market. With a brighter, cleaner style and a more user friendly navigation, product shop, recipe catalogue and recipe uploading facility, this site truly focuses on the Pureety ethos: to make life taste better.

7 Aug

Colour my Car


The website that we have created for Colour my Car is as interactive as they come! With one click of the ignition button, users are launched into our sophisticated configuration system, where they can customise various elements of their chosen car.

Colour my Car are advocates of providing their customers with the car they really want, at a price that won’t break the bank; with the configuration system, users can choose their paintwork and accessories, which are all clearly priced upfront. The possibilities are endless and you can mix and match until you find the perfect combination for you- so have fun with it!

6 Aug

Black Orchid Interiors


This highly sophisticated E-commerce site was created earlier this year to maximise the amazing opportunities which have presented themselves to this exciting luxury furniture brand.

Working closely with the client to develop a website which perfectly pitched their distinctive contemporary furniture to just the right audience, 2am has involved itself with all aspects of Black Orchid Interiors’ online brand management.

Very recently, we have been involved with the in-store launch of the brand at House of Fraser in the prestigious Deansgate store in Manchester, conceptualising the design and overseeing the fit-out for the entire concession to ensure brand integrity is maintained throughout.

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