A Look Back @ 2019

15 Dec, 2019

With Christmas just around the corner and 2019 nearly over, we’re reflecting back on what’s been a fantastic year here at Cook and Associates. With the past 12 months bringing us expansion, development and strength it’s a year to remember.

Team Cook delivered an astonishing 112 exhibits to 43 clients at 55 shows this year, continuing to impress in our aerospace and defence sectors whilst advancing into more markets including; electronics, mobile communications, maritime, financial services, hunting/outdoor and broadcasting.

The team has grown again this year as we recruited new team members. Injecting some new innovative ideas is our new Creative Director, Steve Rouse. Bringing an award-winning design portfolio under his belt, his expertise and experience have helped the design team to grow and develop over the past 6 months.

Since 2012, we have rolled out our successful apprenticeship programmes in all departments and 2019 is no different. Recruiting two new apprentices: Molly Wilks, our Graphic Design Apprentice and Digital Marketing Apprentice, Anna Bray. After finishing sixth form Molly decided to become an apprentice to follow her passion for design. With a creative and technical art capability Molly, alongside our design team, has designed and enhanced several exhibition stands for our clients.

Anna Bray. Molly Wilks

Anna joins us more recently in the marketing department. Following on from studying Business at A level, her combination of creativity and energy adds an invigorating presence to the office and an exciting spin on our marketing department.

2019 marked our 20th anniversary of the Head office in the UK. Design Director, Jamie Williams and Managing Director, Kim Bradbury, brought the Cook and Associates brand over to the UK in 1999. In honour of our 20 years we dug through the archives to 1999, take a look at our work:

Since then we have bloomed and flourished to the global network we have today, with 5 offices worldwide. Over this time, we have gained many new clients, as well as maintaining our long-term clients like Qatar Airways, Textron Aviation and A.I.A.


We had a successful beginning of the year from working with new clients at MWC, Barcelona as well to working with Qatar Airways at ITB 2019 when they unveiled their new economy class. It was a fantastic way to begin the new year and set the path for the rest of the year.

This year marked our 15th year anniversary of working with clients at MRO events around the world. To match we delivered 15 exhibition stands to 9 of our clients including new client for this year GKN with booths at MRO America, Europe and Asia:

A top moment for us this year was our success at Paris Airshow this year. Delivering chalets and exhibition stands to top aerospace leader with a sunny backdrop over the course of 7 days. It was a truly brilliant week, with designs focused around hospitality and delegate journeys, especially in our chalet’s. Find out more- here.

With 2020 just around the corner, we’re excited about what the new decade will bring us. We’d like to thank all of our clients, suppliers and contractors for their continued support and look forward to creating more partnerships in the new year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Team Cook.