Stories from The Creative State North West

IWA Knock is an airport serving 25 international destinations and carried 710,000 passengers in 2012. It is served by Europe’s top airlines: Ryanair, Lufthansa, Flybe, Aer lingus and Aer Arann. 4CNW Innovation Challenge The Airport’s 4CNW Innovation Challenge called on Creatives to develop a...

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Woodrow (formerly Woodrow Sustainable Solutions) is an environmental consultancy that offers a number of services in the environmental sector. These include ecological surveys and impact assessment for infrastructure projects.  In particular the company has developed a speciality in the...

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Swapping business suits for wellington boots, Mark Walton and his wife Kira, launched the VOYA organic beauty brand in 2007 as a spin-out from the Walton family’s famous VOYA seaweed baths based in Strandhill, County Sligo. VOYA is now recognised as the pre-eminent organic spa brand globally...

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The Model is an old school building that was transformed into a contemporary arts centre in 1999/2000, and extended again in 2009. The area in which it is situated was intended to be part of a cultural redevelopment for Sligo city, which was to include the building of a new museum, an extension...

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