As well as her work as an artist, Anne Ward is trained in web and graphic design, and has run Newmarket-based design company Blue Violet since 2004. Her clients in this field range from local sole traders through to larger companies, including David Simcock Racing Ltd, the Ascott Estate, Southcourt Stud and BBA Shipping & Transport Ltd.
Blue Violet’s services include photography, as well as logo design, stationery and brochure layout, desk calendar design, proofreading and copywriting.
Websites are built to current web standards — all new sites are ‘responsive’ and deliver customised content to the device used to access the site.
I visited Rhenen’s Zoo (in The Netherlands) and was so impressed with everything — the standard of care for the animals, the layout and attention to detail in terms of retaining the interest of visitors of all ages, and quite simply the beauty of the place.
If you ever get the chance to visit, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. The rescued bears, naturalised as far as possible in a very carefully thought-out environment, are a highlight of any visit, but there are many other animals to see, and it is clear that the staff are dedicated to their welfare (and in some cases this is a long process, as they have taken responsibility for previously abused animals).
Here are a few pictures from my visit, including a magnificent brown bear called Mackenzie.
Imar Spaanjaars — web programmer and author
De Vier Koeden — web development experts
The Chameleons — Manchester’s finest
The Undertones — Derry’s finest
Margot Smith — much missed musician
The Church — musicians
Marty Willson-Piper — musician
Soho Dolls — super cool musicians
Rudi — music legends
Shame Academy — continuing Rudi’s legend…
Say Lou Lou — twin musicians
Nick Cave — musician and much more
Placebo — musicians and style icons
Ben Kross — musician and composer
The Stone Roses — music legends
Sir Mark Prescott, Bt — racehorse trainer
Philip Hobbs — racehorse trainer
David Simcock — racehorse trainer
Kim Bailey — racehorse trainer
Neil King — racehorse trainer
Newmarket Racehorse Trainers — includes an up-to-date list of trainers
Retraining of Racehorses — new careers for retired racehorses
Prior Attire — creators of beautiful costumes
The Moon Up Above — beautiful, animal-themed jewellery
Dick White Referrals — specialist vets
Animal Health Trust — veterinary research and practice