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Year in review

With Christmas just around the corner and 2019 nearly over, we want to reflect back on what’s been a fantastic year here at Cook and Associates. Over the past 12 months we have expanded, developed and strengthened and we’re looking forward to what 2020 will bring us.

Thanks to our skilled team with their expert industry knowledge and talent we have delivered an astonishing 112 exhibits to 43 clients at 55 shows this year, achieving flawless quality at all events. We have continued to impress in our aerospace and defence sectors whilst growing into more markets including; electronics, mobile communications, maritime, financial services, hunting/outdoor and broadcasting.

2019 also 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. 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, and are proud to have our long-term clients including; Qatar Airways, Textron Aviation and A.I.A.

WE’VE GROWN

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. With an award-winning design portfolio under his belt, his expertise and experience has 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! This year we have recruited Molly Wilks, our Graphic Design Apprentice. After finishing sixth form Molly decided to become an apprentice to follow her passion for design. New into the Marketing department is Digital Marketing Apprentice, Anna Bray. Following on from studying Business at A levels, Anna wanted to combine her creative flare with her business knowledge, whilst gaining valuable work life experience and a qualification in the process.


We’ve not just expanded in people this year but location too! We’ve opened a new office in Boston, USA which is headed up by Client Relationship Manager, Philip Shore. With growth in our US portfolio the new office space has enabled us to have a better relationship with both new and existing clients.  Read more about it here.

At Cook and Associates no project is too big or too far away. In 1999 we delivered projects from Las Vegas to Singapore and in 2019 we delivered to 6 continents bringing the high standard every time. Take a look at our work from 1999 showcasing our aerospace clients:

HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019

At Paris Airshow this year, the Cook and Associates team delivered 4 chalets and 3 exhibition stands to 6 of our clients. Spread over the course of 7 day’s and host to the key players in the global aviation industry, the objective for this event was to provide our clients with environments that focused heavily on hospitality. In designing and delivering these projects right through from concept to creation, we ensured our understanding of the client’s objectives were second to none and where possible make certain that every aspect of the exhibits contribute to achieving their goals. Check out what our clients said about us here.

We are proud to have supported our clients at MRO events around the world for over 15 years. With specialist industry knowledge and the ability to provide the same high levels of quality and service anywhere in the world like this year as we delivered a total of 15 exhibition stands to MRO Dubai, Europe, Asia and America, check them out here.

With 2020 just around the corner, we’re excited for what the new decade will bring us. With more projects and more clients, it’s shaping up to be another wonderful year here at Cook and Associates. Want to work with us next year? Visit our “Let’s Talk” page on our website and see how we can make your next event unforgettable.

After a prosperous year we will be taking some time off over Christmas ahead of 2020 and will be closing our offices from December 23rd through to January 2nd.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lauren BennettYear in review