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National Young Carers Awareness Day 2020


Today is National Young Carers Awareness Day 2020, a day to acknowledge the challenges faced by young carers and campaign for greater support for them.

Over the last 2 years we have helped Gloucestershire Young Carers raise awareness; reinvigorating their brand and supporting communications to create a strong message. 

Today is a significant day for the charity and we’ve worked with them to produce a range of promotional posters and promotional literature.

This is a great charity doing great work. Let’s all get behind it!

Bath Soft Cheese

We are delighted to be approached by Park Farm and Bath Soft Cheese to help them with communications from 2020.

Park Farm, Kelston near Bath is a wonderful place, producing award-winning organic cheese made by hand, with milk from their own cows.

The current range of cheeses include the historic Bath Soft Cheese, Wyfe of Bath, the Merry Wyfe and the World Champion Bath Blue Cheese.

Initially we will be designing promotional literature and a trade stand. Watch this space.

VAT Rules For Printing

You may be surprised to know that there are numerous printed items of which VAT is not applied (zero rated). This is really confusing and we use this helpful guide almost on a daily basis when requesting print quotes to ensure VAT is applied (or not applied) appropriately.

No VAT (Zero rated)

  • Antique Maps
  • Astronomical Charts
  • Bibliographies
  • Booklets
  • Books (complete and bound)
  • Brochures
  • Catalogues
  • Charts (geographical / topographical)
  • Circulars
  • Fixture Lists
  • Instruction manuals
  • Knitting Patterns
  • Leaflets (more than 50, A4 max size, less than 25% as a form)
  • Magazines
  • Manuals
  • Maps
  • Music & Scores
  • Newsletters
  • Price Lists
  • Programmes
  • Theses
  • Timetables (not card)

Add VAT (20%)

  • Books
  • Business Cards
  • Calendars
  • Certificates
  • Compliment Slips
  • Coupons
  • Diaries (to be filled in)
  • Engineer’s Plans
  • Envelopes
  • Folders
  • Forms
  • Greetings Cards
  • Invitation Cards
  • Invoices
  • Labels
  • Letterheads
  • Membership Cards
  • Menus/Wine List
  • Photographs
  • Pictures
  • Plans (architectural)
  • Postcards
  • Questionnaires
  • Tickets
  • Vouchers

Note: VAT rules correct April 2019, maybe subject to change, see .gov website for current details.

For full details search online: zero-rated printed material gov uk

With thanks – Guide obtained from our local printer, Wheatley Printers, Stroud – Thank you!

Dorset Libraries

This Summer, Lost & Found Creative have been supporting Dorset County Council and Dorset Libraries to promote these very special places as Cultural Hubs.

Communications promote the new branding style and include event programmes and posters, and event literature.

Power of Polo

The Power of Polo is a new and unique, national charity.  Their mission is to positively impact the lives of anyone facing social, economic or health challenges, utilising the sport of polo.

Their strap line ‘change your line’ refers to how this sport can help you to change the direction in your life and is taken from the most important rule of the game – the line of the ball.

This month Katy Haywood, Marketing Manager approached Lost & Found to create a promotional leaflet for 2019 Summer events. We were happy to help her, pro bono and support this great cause.

For more information, visit: www.powerofpolo.org.uk/

Look Again

Slow down, look, look again… Change your perspective, your vision and your story. See your life, your work and your world with fresh eyes.

This is the message of Look Again, a photography and mindfulness company based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Look Again offer a plethora of packages for all, ranging from training for business and workshops for charity, to workshops for education and photography retreats.

Lost & Found have been working with Look Again to formalise their brand strategy and create communications to reflect their different product offerings. Look Again will be attending the national mindfulness conference later in the year, so we have been ensuring they have everything they need to get noticed and get their message across.