“Well, the words ‘above and beyond’ and ‘couldn’t have done it without her’ spring to mind when thinking about the work Milly has done for the campaign PopUp Britain. With a week to go, an empty shop, ten tenants and a launch party with London dignitaries looming, there was only one woman for the job – Milly. Without guidance of any sort, she diligently organised the furniture, fittings, decoration, flooring and designed tenant spaces without flinching, or batting an eyelid. All to budget, on time and looking amazing! We salute you.”
Becky Jones PopUp Britain
“Karen was excellent at listening to what we needed in terms of visual merchandising training and then developing a suitable programme. The training was delivered in a friendly, down to earth manner but to a very professional standard. We were delighted with the results and will definitely be using her again”
Jane Conlon MBE - Exclusive Roots in Oxford
“Martin and Karen bring an unrivalled wealth of experience, creativity and project management skills to any project. They are Jacks of all trades and between them they have worked on a wide range of challenging projects of all shapes and sizes. They are commercially aware and understand the importance of working to deadlines and to a budget. Both have strong management and logistical planning skills and will develop a project from concept to installation. A dynamic duo!"
Linda Hewson – Head of Creative – Selfridges
“Karen & Martin brought a bright and cheerful Christmas to the Daybreak and Lorraine sets. Both they and their team worked tirelessly across the weekend and were happy to fulfill additional requests as they came along, finding ingenious solutions to unforeseen problems. It was a pleasure to work with FVM”
Diana Holmes – Director of Production & Resources – ITV
“Hi Milly, Many thanks for creating a wonderful display on the Taste Tunnel tables at this weekend’s show. It was a great new take on our existing concept, really colourful and visually interesting.”
Ian Dunn – Events Manager – Laithwaites Wine
“At the opening of our New Look Oxford Circus store, we needed some urgent help due to staff shortages. Karen & Martin came highly recommended to us for their strong creative thinking and attention to detail. They saved the day and helped us get a key area of the store ready for opening. I would without doubt use FVM again due to their excellent standards and positive attitude, especially when being briefed during such a hectic opening”
Beth Skinner – Window Concept & Production Marketeer – New Look
“We have worked with Karen & Martin in the past so knew that they would do a fantastic job on styling the GMTV studios for Christmas 2009, but they really excelled this time round. It looked amazing and both the production team and B&Q were delighted with the results. Karen & Martin were calm in the face of adversity (fairy light crisis!) but remained professional and great fun to work with. I will definitely consult them for the next styling brief. Thanks Guys!"
Jackie Hoyte – Account Director – Z-PR
“Karen’s strong personality is only surpassed by her creative and commercial bravado. She possesses the talent and understanding of style and can translate design to its full commercial potential. Her leadership, organisational and people skills made her an important member of the management team for Lifestore.”
Robb Bloomer – Design Manager – M&S Lifestore
"Hi Milly, I just wanted to say that the pods at the Affordable Art Fair looks amazing, THANK YOU! They are really outstanding and the wines and their stories are really excellent."
Susan Ward – Head of Retail and Events – Laithwaites Wine
“We are known for being an aspirational outdoor furniture supplier and this is our first year selling Christmas decorations and accessories. Martin designed, created and installed Christmas in our three stores including our new flagship store on the Kings Road. Not only does the Christmas shop look very strong, but he has managed to improve the look of the whole store, turning us into a retail destination to rival any on the high street.”
Jamie Hobbs – Managing Director – Indian Ocean