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Surrey hotel and country club, Foxhills, has created a CD-ROM brochure with Hampshire consultancy Bang Creative. The disc will be the key marketing tool for promoting the 3m relaunch and features a ‘day-in-the-life’ video tour of the facilities. ‘Bang Creative has come up with a fun, approachable and extremely effective new media marketing tool,’ says Foxhills director Mark Hayton.

Equality and fairness are the subjects of the latest Royal Mail issue of stamps. The collection includes this design by Natasha Kerr celebrating the Suffragette movement.

Penny Harris, formerly head of marketing at First Direct, has been appointed by Interbrand Newell and Sorrell as leader of its brand development team. She will take up the role at the beginning of June.

Maidenhead group Nine Yards has developed new packaging for Capespan fruit juices. The consultancy is working on strategy and pack design for a European expansion by the brand.

Individual racing drivers, as opposed to the teams for which they race, could be lining up to provide new opportunities for design groups. Andrew Kirkaldy, a promising driver with the Stewart Racing Team, has had a personal brand image and livery created by Calcott Anderson Design Associates. ‘The helmet is extremely important as a personal icon and as a focus for sponsors,’ says CADA director David Anderson. Capitalising on Kirkaldy’s Scottish roots, CADA has created a helmet colour scheme bearing the colours of the Scottish flag. ‘Kirkaldy has now decided the time is right to blend his Scottish heritage with his own distinctive identity,’ says Stewart Racing marketing manager Debbie Wall.

The interior and architectural division of MPL has been appointed to carry out architectural, space planning and interior design for a series of new Wagamama restaurants. The London chain of pan-Asian eateries is planning to expand across the UK.

Sharpedge Design has been appointed by the Howard de Walden Estate to design the Christmas lights for Marylebone High Street in London. The display will be in place from mid-November until Twelfth Night 2000.

Bentley Holland & Partners has created branding for a campaign launched this week by the London Borough of Newham. Newlook – Pride in Our Borough, forms part of a drive to improve the appearance of the district. Borough authorities are aiming to make Newham a more attractive place to live and work. The first scheme in the project, called Spotcheck, will encourage residents to pay more attention to the environment and to health and safety. The local council has distributed leaflets to homes and businesses stressing the importance of environmental friendliness.

Axis Design Europe has created the installation for the RSA Student Design Awards Exhibition. On display at the Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank until 4 July, the display consists of 22 inflatable blocks.

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