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By Zane Morris, Oct 30 2017 05:04PM

We are excited to announce an expansion to our Brief Cases scheme, the 'Stephen George + You' programme.


In a partnership between The Heaven Company and Stephen George + Partners LLP, we are piloting our new Architecture and Sustainability course, embarking on what could be a revolutionary ten week education-programme.


Involving groups of Key Stage 3 & 4 (Year 7 to 10) students at three forward-thinking secondary schools in the South, Midlands and North of England, the students will be enhancing their understanding of the built environment today, what it means to them and what the future holds.


Moreover – and this is the really important part – what they think they can do to influence change for the better.



By Zane Morris, Dec 14 2016 05:13PM

Many congratulations to Staffordshire University for completing their inaugural year of Brief Cases industry based projects. The full 2nd year cohort at embraced this year’s compelling briefs. In line with all Brief Cases projects, the work will be first assessment in fulfilment of the degree programme before being submitted to us for our industry panel review and assessment. Good luck to all!

By Zane Morris, Dec 14 2016 05:12PM

Entrepreneurship, Energy Crops, Making Global Packaging Local and Identity, perception and stationery of the future were the key categories recognised at the awards in 2016.

The glittering event, with close to three hundred attendees, gave the perfect opportunity for the students to showcase their talent. A few students were even offered placements, and we look forward to reporting on their progress in the future.


By Zane Morris, Jul 29 2016 03:00PM

Judges: The business-education partnerships scheme Brief Cases continues to accumulate an impressive array of prestigious judges from industry and has included Dr Andy Wood, CEO at Adnams, Staffan Sjöberg, PR Manager at Iggesund Holmen Group, Brian Webb, managing director of design consultancy Webb and Webb, Susan Wright Editorial Director of Earth Island Publishing, Thom Stebbings, Consumer Insight Manager at Virgin Enterprises and Iain Ferguson from The Co-operative Group to name just a few.


Commenting, Veronica Heaven, founder of Brief Cases said: “It really is a fantastic to see how the scheme is growing and we must pay tribute to the hard work of the students, their lecturers and the participating universities for having the vision to get on board with Brief Cases. Of course, this would not be possible without the incredible support of our main sponsors and partners as well as our wonderful judges to whom we are extremely grateful.”


By Zane Morris, Nov 17 2015 04:00PM

Industry professionals gathered at the glamorous and glitzy Café De Paris, London for The Solutions Awards. The venue was filled to capacity as winners of Brief Cases student competition received their recognition presented on stage by Jessica Tommila, Director of Market Communications of sponsor Iggesund Holmen Group and David Gamage, Director of Earth Island Publishing, (Brief Cases, UK media partner).

Norwich University of the Arts received a hat trick of wins with Gold being awarded to three students from their institution. The students were named as: Bethany Lall, Tomas Almeida and Niall Burr.


Additionally, on the night, the Brief Cases People’s Choice Award was given based on a live poll during the event together with the online votes gathered in the weeks running up to the awards ceremony. The special acknowledgement was awarded to student, Leah Watson of Norwich University of the Arts for her packaging of tomorrow concept entitled: The Honey Twist.


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