Maltings, in the words of those who have worked with them, and come to know them best:
Maltings Partnership’s ideas and designs are inspirational and their attention to detail exceptional. They have encouraged us to be ambitious and forward thinking, yet they have successfully managed to maintain the character and ethos of our community, themes and collections, always ensuring we were an essential part of the process. Throughout the project we were consulted, ideas discussed and where necessary explained in some detail – advice given – and taken, and so importantly budgets adhered to and kept under constant review.
A major project for non-museum professionals we appreciated so much their support and above all else, their enthusiasm. The end result is beyond our wildest dreams, a museum for everyone – the young, not so young, local residents, tourists, the history ‘buffs’, the casual visitor just filling an hour on a wet afternoon. We are so sure they will all enjoy their visit, tell others about it and return.
(Curator, Brightlingsea Museum)
This morning, I saw the displays in the Heritage Centre for the first time. They are utterly stunning. The quality of work and attention to detail are superb. Your imagination and experience have brought together our knowledge and ideas in a coherent form and produced a display we could never have dreamed of.
(Client Team, St Helen’s Church, Ashby-de-la-Zouch)
Maltings has enabled Ampthill Great Park to be recognised for its unique historical and natural heritage.
Key to the success of this undertaking was an understanding of the essence of the park and a systematic approach to developing how it should be represented. A variety of elements were produced including a topographical park map overlaid with new trails, a new brand style and logo, welcome and interpretation boards, and trail guides and leaflets in hard copy and downloadable form.
The Maltings has added significant additional value to this part of the project by enabling the council to explain about the park in a clear way.
(Client Lead, Ampthill Great Park, Bedfordshire)
It was great to work with Mike and Co on our rebranding exercise at the Barn – it was a challenging process for our team and Mike guided us through with patience and dedication to getting us exactly what we wanted. The interpretation panels we developed with Maltings are of superb quality – they came up with a creative solution to our space issues and hanging system, which means we have interpretation that will be relevant for a long duration that can be re-used in different spaces. Overall, the interpretation is engaging to visitors as well as being aesthetically pleasing and in keeping with the Barn.
We would be delighted to work with them again in the future.
(Activities & Interpretation Manager, Dronfield Heritage Trust)
The Maltings Partnership has done an outstanding job at St Andrew’s Church Epworth in the design of the graphics associated with the project Conserving and Sharing. Subsequently the interpretation facilities have been installed and well received by parishioners and many visitors.
Throughout the project excellent communications have been maintained. The project committee were given the opportunity to comment at all stages of the design process.
(Chairman, St Andrew’s Church Restoration Committee)
It has been a pleasure to work with Mike and Steve. Realising from the start that we had a limited budget, the partnership was proactive in agreeing with us what could be achieved and they delivered far more than we might have expected in terms of value for money and quality.
(Project Director, Combe Mill Society)
I have no hesitation in recommending the work of Maltings Partnership at all. Not only has Maltings delivered outstanding illustrations in various creative styles to match our interior designs and scales, but they have also produced the work on time, and to budget. At times Maltings has been able to produce work that fits the bill perfectly, even when the client was unsure what they actually needed. Working with both Steve and Mike has been a pleasure throughout the creative process for the exhibition at Valence House.
(Interpretation Designer, Valence House Museum)
I have written to thank Maltings for the delicate artwork. There was nothing but appreciation for work produced with dispatch, willingness and economy, in the best traditions of individual skill and team co-operation.
(Conservation Projects Manager, South-East Region)
It really is a genuine privilege to work with such a talented team as that at Maltings. These books affect the aspirations and education of children in very many countries and your outstanding work and artistry make these books lively, stimulating and sought after. They are very much the key to their success so I am delighted that your efforts secured this latest award from the Royal Society.
SIR ROBERT WINSTON
(FMedSci FRSA FRCP FRCOG FIBiol FREng)
It was a completely new venture for us to be working with graphic designers, but we found it to be a pleasurable and most rewarding experience as it became evident that the skill and creativity of the Maltings Partnership would greatly enhance the simple text of our WW1 Commemorative Book.
Their stated aim that ‘each turn of the page should bring exciting and unexpected graphic content’ was achieved in every possible way and the end result was quite stunning. We are looking forward to a continued working relationship with the Partnership on future projects.
JEAN WESTON & MARLENE PRICE
(Client team, Lye & Wollescote Cemetery Chapels)
The Maltings has played a key role in the interpretation of The Roundhouse and associated buildings. Their creative and innovative approach to the designs of the interpretation work has provided the College with excellent resources to be able to ‘tell the story’ of The Roundhouse and its significance to the industrial heritage of Derby.
(Deputy Principal, Derby College, The Roundhouse)