bja have moved offices!

We love living at Bridge Farm just outside Reading, in Arborfield and when on of their gorgeous barn conversion offices became available in August – we snapped it up!

So… with our exciting move and having finally settled in, we are now located on the same site in The Granary at Bridge Farm, a beautiful late 18th Century barn converted office, which we just love being in.

Our new office definitely has plenty of character, with a vaulted ceiling in our entrance hallway that leads you upstairs to our new studio space. An open plan studio provides us with amble space for our Project Management team and Designers.

We now have a lovely countryside boutique conference room, a big kitchen and breakout area and a general open plan meeting space downstairs, providing us with an area to go through all those large A0 plans we like to print!

It’s definitely been an exciting move for bja to The Granary; so here’s a few pictures of our lovely new office.

Oh… and our new address:

bja design, The Granary Studio J1, Bridge Farm, Reading Road, Arborfield Berkshire RG2 9HT





Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 – the biggest yet!

2015 was one of the largest Frankfurt Book Fairs to date for bja design. Supporting no less than 16 clients at the show, bja also designed, project managed and installed the largest stand at the event for Penguin Random House, an impressive stand totaling 728 square meters.

2015 was also the year that Frankfurt Book Fair decided not to use Hall 8.0 but to utilise the space in various floors of Halls 4 & 6. The change in layout made Frankfurt a brand new experience after many years working solely within Hall 8.0. Because of the hall changes, many of our clients developed their stand designs to fit their new spaces, some expanding in size, changing the look and feel and all with huge success for each client.

As usual, bja design remained on-site throughout the event, with a full stand-by support team, including AV and IT technicians.

bja has built up a fantastic relationship with the Frankfurt Book Fair organisers over many years and that relationship developed even further this year. All in all the 2015 Book Fair was a huge success for bja design and their clients!

Roll on Frankfurt 2016!

Brand Licensing Europe 2015 – a successful show !

Brand Licensing Europe 2015 was a huge success for bja design. Working with 7 major clients at the event, bja worked tirelessly to ensure that each client was given full support throughout the buildup to the show, and during the event itself.

Working closely with each client, enables bja to build an exceptional relationship with the brand teams. With a fantastically eye-catching new stand design for Nickelodeon in 2015, the show, as always, topped its previous years.

Brand Licensing Europe is now onto a new and exciting change for 2016, with full development of the floor plan; incorporating two main aisles for 2016 and providing larger stand space, the largest the show has ever had!

bja has built up a fantastic reputation at the show and our relationship with the show organisers has developed over many years of working closely with the operations and technical team, to deliver an exceptional service to all our clients.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 – moves into different halls!

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 is now in full swing. Still located at the Frankfurt Messe, the book fair has changed the UK General Publishing and Academic Publishing from Hall 8.0 to Halls 4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2 and Halls 6.0 / 6.1 / 6.2.

All Frankfurt Book Fair clients are currently in the process of choosing their stand spaces within the new halls and we are busy designing for our existing clients at the show.

With exciting changes and stand development happening, we are looking forward to the times ahead!  Whether it be progressing an existing stand into the new space or coming up with a complete re-design, bja are here for all our clients in this new chapter of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Feel free to get in touch if you wish to speak with us regarding the Frankfurt Book Fair changes, whether it is just a quick question or to ask our advice on your stand allocation, bja are here to help!

bja – another successful BBC Showcase!

bja design have been working with BBC Worldwide on their Showcase event now for 10 consecutive years, and each year the show develops, gets bigger and more exciting.

The event is held annually in the ACC Liverpool and our hats go off to the excellent creative team at BBC Worldwide, who together with our own innovative designers at bja created another show-stopping spectacular event for BBC Showcase 2015!

“The journey begins” in the Atrium Level of the venue and expands over 3 floors, taking in 600 delegate viewing booths in the lower galleria, main hall, and theatre showcases on the upper level.

With an #unmissable theme this year of light, the atmosphere of the venue was successfully transformed into a dark gallery to showcase the BBC brand.

Working with our AV partners GES Blitz, an impressive large video wall was created in the lower galleria, using 6 x 95″ LED Screen – have a look at our portfolio page for images of the event: Click Here!

bja launch new website!

The creation and launch of our new website has been an immensely enjoyable experience for us. Working closely with our digital agency we have developed a site which clearly showcases the brands we proudly represent.  Also, emphasising our build quality and the creative ability of our team.

With the launch of our new project management portal, we have designed an area for each client to log-in and see the progress of their project. From downloadable resources; PDF’s of working drawings, graphic layouts etc., to timelines, comprehensive check lists and status updates for each individual project. A beneficial tool which bja has tailored to our clients’ needs.