H E Barnes provides electrical and mechanical services to businesses in many sectors, including retail, leisure, healthcare and education. We have worked with them since 2016, and in this time the business has expanded to offer Facilities Management and a professional cleaning service, as well as taking on a number of high-profile commercial sponsorships.
We have enjoyed supporting H E Barnes through these exciting developments and playing a role building the company’s brand throughout the region.
Our original commission was to deliver a full rebrand, including a new visual identity, photography, new corporate website, signage, and a full suite of print literature.
Since then, we have continued to build a trusting relationship with H E Barnes, supporting all their creative marketing activity. This includes the creation of advertising hoardings for display at football grounds including Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, as well as a host of local sports clubs that H E Barnes supports.
We have designed adverts for print media, produced on-site photography, created a brand for the newly acquired cleaning solutions division, and designed and built the new website for the wider H E Barnes group.
Most recently, we have re-designed and built a brand-new corporate website to reflect the company’s expansion. This includes updated photography and video to showcase its capabilities and the wide range of sectors H E Barnes now serves.
Our approach to getting to know our clients – regardless of the size of a project – means that we understand their business, the market they operate in, and what they want to achieve. Our longstanding relationship with H E Barnes has enabled us to do this, and the trust that they put in us is testament to the quality of our work. We now feel like an extension of their team, rather than an external supplier.
What this means for the client is that they can pick up the phone to us with a problem, or a half-formed idea, and we will do the rest. This saves the team at H E Barnes time and stress and allows them to get on with what they are great at.
We feel extremely proud to have built such a strong and longstanding relationship with an exceptional Yorkshire company, and to have a played a part in making the brand what it is today. We cannot wait to see what else is in store for H E Barnes.
Human Resources Manager, Abbey Rogers, said:
“H E Barnes and the HEB Group of Companies has worked with Grey Matter over a number of years. They have always taken a flexible, innovative and responsive approach to our changing brand identity- the likes of which is now recognised across the region in our industry. Andrew, Brendan and the team are an asset to any business needing consultation on creative media; continuing to provide us with cutting edge website designs, traditional paper-based media and eye-catching advertising.”