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Istoria Group

Units 1.1 – 1.3
Paintworks
Bath Road
Bristol
BS4 3EH

T: +44 (0) 1179 725 151
E: hello@istoriagroup.com
W: www.istoriagroup.com

Twitter: @istoriagroup  https://twitter.com/istoriagroup
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/istoria-group

 

ABOUT US

Istoria Group is a highly successful, independently-owned collective of five creative and innovation companies. The group comprises 3 creative sister agencies with distinct but complementary skill sets, including exhibition, events and experiences company Ignition; interiors and branding agency Phoenix Wharf; and strategic communications agency Caroline.

Istoria Group is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and the local economy. As part of this ethos, we support promising small businesses in their growth and direction. Our Incubator Hub companies include children’s book publishers I am a Bookworm and pioneering innovation management platform Solverboard.

We have a fantastic collaborative spirit and the shared ambition to make our clients’ brands more visible, more relevant and more compelling to their customers.

As a group, we can offer clients access to a raft of specialist talent, based in a single, collaborative office in Bristol. Our point of difference is that we have shared processes and systems throughout the group, so that clients can decide if they want to work with a single specialist agency – on a shop, restaurant, re-brand, event or exhibition, for example - or else liaise across the group via a single point of contact for all of their creative and design needs. We let our clients decide.

Individually, each agency in Istoria Group is a specialist in its respective field. Collectively, we can look after all our clients’ design needs. Welcome to the Home of Collective Creativity.

 

HISTORY

Our company was founded in 2007, with offices in Bristol UK, and Indianapolis, US.

From our offices and warehouses in the UK and USA, and global partners in Asia and South America, we deliver live projects around the world.

Our diverse portfolio spans industries from pharmaceutical and biotech, to aerospace and defence, as well as apparel, retail, hospitality, media and cultural institutions.

 

SECTORS

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Samumed
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • Roche
  • C8 Medisensors
  • Perfect Ward

Education & Third Sector

  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Bristol
  • The Macular Society
  • Science Museum
  • Bristol Cultural Development Partnership
  • Cadw

 

TESTIMONIALS

“It was such a pleasure working with Ignition, a dedicated, creative and proactive team, and lovely people too. We’re really pleased with the two interactive exhibits you created for the ‘Who Am I? gallery at the Science Museum. Thank you for all your hard work.”

Director, Who Am I? Gallery – Science Museum

“The Phoenix Wharf team adopts a very collaborative approach, working with our in-house creative and property teams to create thoughtful, fresh ideas which enhance our store design. As a result, we feel listened to and cared for as clients.”

Managing Director, Space NK

“The Caroline team are an absolute pleasure to work with, combining exceptional creativity with adept strategic thinking, technical expertise and energy.”

Marketing and Communications Manager, The Macular Society.

 

THE GROUP

Ignition

Ignition designs and produces exceptional live events, exhibitions and experiences around the world. Founded in 2007 with offices in Bristol and Indianapolis, Ignition works across 8 main industry sectors, including aerospace, technology, pharmaceutical, health and education.

www.Ignitiondg.com

Services:
  • Concept Design, Development & Delivery
  • Production & Installation
  • Warehousing & Logistics
  • Speaker & Delegate Management
  • Venue Sourcing
  • Project Management
  • Data Capture, ROI & Post-Event Analysis
  • Live & Virtual Events
  • Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality
  • Interactive Displays

 

Phoenix Wharf

Phoenix Wharf specialises in strategy, graphics, spatial and digital design for ambitious retail and hospitality brands.

www.phoenix-wharf.com

Services:
  • Discovery Workshops
  • Brand Positioning
  • Naming
  • Identity Design
  • Brand Communications
  • Packaging
  • Brand, Store & Digital Guidelines
  • Illustration
  • Spatial Planning & Analysis
  • Interior Design
  • Kiosk & Shop-In-Shop
  • Mobile /Pop-Up Retail

Caroline

Strategic communications agency Caroline delivers results-driven, breakthrough creative thinking for organisations that are ready to do something different.

www.hellocaroline.co.uk

Services:
  • Strategic Marketing Communications
  • Campaign Management
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Advertising
  • Content Marketing
  • Design & Copywriting
  • Media Relations

 

Awards are a small indication of the effectiveness of our creativity, how we think and how we conduct business. We are proud to be one of the UK’s Best Places to Work and of our recognition for both creativity and sustainability.

BRISTOL LIFE AWARDS
Best Creative Agency
Winner

EN ELITE AWARDS
Best Eco Supplier
Winner

EN ELITE AWARDS
Best Employer
Winner

GREAT PLACE TO WORK AWARDS
UK’s Best Workplaces Top 20
Winner

PORTABLE MODULAR AWARDS
Best International Design
Shortlisted

WORLD EXHIBITION STAND AWARDS
Best Stand at a Healthcare Event - Roche
Shortlisted

AEO EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Sustainability Award
Finalist

BUSINESS LEADER AWARDS
Green Business of the Year
Finalist

BUSINESS LEADER AWARDS
Employer of the Year
Finalist

LLOYDS BANK NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS
Employer of the Year
Finalist

 

LLOYDS BANK NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS
Exporter of the Year
Finalist

EXHIBITOR MAGAZINE’S PORTABLE MODULAR AWARDS
Best International Design
Finalist

EN ELITE AWARDS
Best Design & Build Company (> £5m turnover)
Finalist

 
CERTIFICATIONS
  • ISO 20121 – Sustainable Events Management
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental Management
  • ISO 9001 – Quality Management.
  • Certified Women Owned

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • RSA - Royal Society of Arts
  • Stylus - Trends & Insights
  • Bristol Media - Creative Networking Hub
  • SBBW - Society of Bristol Business Women
  • HCEA - Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association
  • ESSA - Event Supplier & Services Association
  • EON - Event Organisers Network
  • WEAF - West of England Aerospace Forum
  • Indy Chamber - Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

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