Becky Charles takes the hassle out of finding the right product or service - you ask the question, she'll provide the answer.


Q: We are an education supplier and will be exhibiting at several events next year. Can you recommend a display that is easily reusable?

A: You should consider Supa-lite (01283 575 860). Its SPACE! self-assembly exhibition system is versatile and can be constructed into a design that suits you. Square tubes are connected in seconds without tools to create a framework which can be covered in large-format graphics.

Supalite also offers an extensive in-house digital-graphics service. Its team of experts is on hand to discuss your needs and create graphics.

Clients have included the BBC, Barclays, Marks & Spencer, Sky and United Biscuits.


Q: We are a building company and want to send our customers a branded cartoon calendar. Can you recommend anyone?

A: You should call Roger Penwill (01584 711 854).

He has provided cartoons for corporate and commercial calendars for clients including Travis Perkins, Warren Insulation and City Plumbing, so is experienced in producing work for customers in your industry.

Penwill's cartoons have also appeared in The Times, Financial Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Countryman, Prospect, Reader's Digest in the US, Punch and many others. He can usually offer a quick turn-around, in either colour or black and white.

All artwork is provided in digital format by email or on a CD.


Q: We have several documents in different formats that we want to bring together in a more interactive, attractive and user-friendly way for new recruits to the marketing team. Who can help us do this?

A: Try 10th Planet (020 7434 2345). Founded in 1996, it is a full-service media facility that can take your content from conception, through all stages of design and manufacture, to the final product.

In addition to complex DVD menu design, its authoring department can create interactive CD-ROM content such as interactive catalogues and menu-driven audio and video content. Its full-service capabilities mean the client benefits from shorter lead times, while maintaining more effective control of costs.

Clients have included the BBC, Transport for London, Nike, Puma and Saatchi & Saatchi.


Q: We are holding a prize-giving event and want to use bespoke flooring featuring our branding. Who can provide this?

A: You should give Evergreens a call (01572 768 208). It can provide custom-made branded flooring in any size, allowing for quick installation of the most complex designs.

The company can supply a variety of surfaces, from branded or designed lino and carpet to artificial grass. It will also ensure that the underlying surface is not damaged.

Previous Evergreens clients include Ford, Virgin, T-Mobile, Orange, 3 and O2.

- Tel: 020 8267 4305 or email:


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