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Luxury bathroom designer Charlotte Conway has been shortlisted for a prestigious International Design & Architecture Award, which is hosted by a leading UK interior design magazine, Design et al.

Charlotte submitted an ultra-contemporary bathroom design completed for a London client that uses an eclectic mix of materials to bring colour, texture and drama to the bathroom.  Granite, teak, porcelain wood effect tiles and bronze brassware feature in the bespoke design that reflects the unique Charlotte Conway style.

The International Design & Architecture Awards are unusual because the judging is open to other professionals as well as a judging panel. Short listed entries are presented online, allowing industry professionals, Design et al readers, clients and customers to vote.

Charlotte says, “I am delighted to have been shortlisted for this well recognised award and to be included in a shortlist that includes so many talented designers from around the world.”

The design awards will be presented at the Hurlingham Club on 12thSeptember and voting on line will be open from 12th August – 8thSeptember.

“There are some amazing designs on the shortlist and everyone should take a look on-line as the quality and standard of design is truly inspirational,” says Charlotte.

We were proud to show our support yet again for De Montfort University’s budding marketers by sponsoring awards for top students completing their marketing programmes. This is the tenth year that we have sponsored DMU student awards, and were very impressed by the two selected winners.

Student Sam Cherry was named best International Marketing and Business student. Aside from producing stellar work throughout his course, he also helped run BusinessWorks, a programme run by DMU Square Mile, which works to share the skills of students and staff with the community.

The CIM prize for best marketing project went to Stephanie Mandeville, whose dissertation examined using gamification to attract and keep new customers.

She completed a placement year with global computing company Intel and was awarded its European recognition award for her work.

Dr Tracy Harwood, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Creative Technologies and CIM board member said:

“We are delighted to support DMU with prizes in recognition of the outstanding work produced by its students.  This year, Sam and Stephanie are deserving winners. Beyond university, demonstrating a high level of engagement in projects will certainly stand Sam in good stead in what it is a very competitive employment market.  Stephanie’s dissertation on gamification is highly topical right now and this should also be very useful in stimulating employers’ interest in her! We wish them all the best and look forward to seeing them at our regional and branch events over the coming years”.

We look forward to a continuing partnership with DMU, and will be interested to watch the careers of Stephanie and Sam develop.






Fast growing tropical fruit producer and distributor BanaBay has secured a new contract with Libyan fruit importer Al Fakira Co. Ltd, based in Tripoli.

BanaBay will be supplying their distinctive, premium quality bananas to Al Fakhira, extending the company’s established portfolio, which currently includes apples and pears, kiwi, plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots, grapes, oranges and lemons, as well as garlic, onions and chestnuts.

According to BanaBay Managing Director Mark O’Sullivan, the Middle East has been identified by the company as a target area for growth, and the new Libyan contract represents an important step forward in a new marketplace.

“We have had a lot of interest in BanaBay fruit from several countries in the region, where there is high demand for premium quality fresh produce” he says. “Our new contract with Al Fakhira will open up opportunities in Libya and also in other areas where they operate, such as Tunisa. We are already shipping 6 containers a week to Libya and anticipate increased volumes as we consolidate our relationship and establish our products in this new marketplace.”

For Al Fakhira, BanaBay was selected a partner based on the taste and quality of the fruit, but also on the flexibility and reliability of service.

Commenting on behalf of the company, Mohamed Byok said, “We are delighted to be adding BanaBay bananas to our established range of produce and look forward to working with BanaBay to promote the new brand to our customers in Libya.”

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