Archive for the ‘charity research’ Category

Archive for the ‘charity research’ Category

Mackman are finalists in the BITC 2012 awards

The Mackman team are proud to have been shortlisted to the finals of Business In The Community's (BITC) Pro-Bono Company of the Year 2012 Awards. The BITC East of England Awards Gala Dinner will be held on the 19th of June at Hengrave Hall, near Bury St Edmunds.

Mackman are keen supporters and firm believers in supporting organisations within our local community and the whole team here at Mackman are dedicated to helping other organisations and groups  'grow'.

We have the pleasure in donating our marketing and research services to a range of ambitious organisations within Suffolk and Essex.

Follow this link to learn more about BITC.

Give us a call on 01787 388038 for more information on our pro-bono services.

We're tickled pink – Bridge Project facelift now complete!


Job done! Kevin Cook (Premier Signs) shakes hands with Ken Newson (The Bridge Project)

Job done! Kevin Cook (Premier Signs) shakes hands with Ken Newson (The Bridge Project)


A few weekends ago, we made a bit of a name for ourselves when we downed tools to paint The Bridge Project's building at Bradbury Court, here in Sudbury. A few people in the town didn't approve of the pink paint, and not all of the publicity was positive... but this only seemed to rally support for the charity, with three local businesses stepping forward and offering their services to help us finish the job.

Premier Signs provided two signs, incorporating the Bridge Project's distinctive logo, and Spraybooth Technology and  Balgores from Sudbury worked together with us to dismantle the wrought iron gates and spray-paint them in a specialist booth usually used for cars! The gates have been re-attached and the building looks fabulous.

The Bridge Project is a marvellous charity to work with and the positive support and action from the wider business community really proved that community involvement and good will is alive and well here in Sudbury. We're very proud to be part of it.

Mackman's Working Weekend – A Bright New Look

We're all tickled pink at Mackman after getting together this weekend to give one  of our client's premises (The Bridge Project, Sudbury) a much-needed lick of paint. The charity's building now looks fantastic - and  swapping our computer 'mice' and design tools for scrapers, putty and paintbrushes made a refreshing Friday afternoon change. (Which is not, however, how some locals are describing the choice of colours...)

With everyone pitching in over the course of the weekend and more than 100 man-hours behind us, dishevelled woodwork and flaky paint are a thing of the past at Bradbury Court. All paint and materials were dontated by Kent Blaxhill, Sudbury and new signage is being created by Premier Signs and Displays in Colchester as I write. The bright new colours come from The Bridge Project's logo, designed by the Mackman Group.

bridge project - before

The Bridge Project - Before









Age Concern Given Helping Hand

Work is underway on a research project aimed at enabling Age Concern to become more customer centric.  Not only will the exercise help Age Concern understand the needs of older people in the county better, but it is also expected to raise some important questions, which will help the organisation drive forward new ideas in the future.  Mackman Research is providing the work on a pro-bono basis.