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This week Manchester City have given us the chance to see within their newly launched City Football Academy. The new academy provides world-class training facilities for their junior and senior teams.

Follow the link below for a look around inside.

http://bcove.me/zapj6ltk

Its great to see the facility come to life!

Ascot Racecourse took home a total of four awards at last night's Racecourse Association awards ceremony, including the coveted Showcase 2014 champion.

They fought off stiff competition within the industry to win the awards for Best Racecourse, Best Event, and Best Food & Beverage with the 20.20 designed 'On 5' restaurant and bar space.

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Ascot Racecourse debuted a video today giving everyone a sneak peak into their new on 5 hospitality space.

The video offers a teaser of the experience, and the amazing view, that those lucky enough to have tickets for on 5 at this year’s Royal Ascot event can look forward to. All presented by Tom Kerridge who will be serving up his famous gastro pub fare during the five-day event.

The light boxes displaying images from past events at Wembley within the new Club Wembley corridors

Anyone lucky enough to be a member of Club Wembley will notice that the walkways have become a lot more impressive recently.

Say goodbye to the Perspex frames that captured a “sepia-toned” record of the past, and say hello to eye-catching light boxes that bring Wembley memories to life.

The breakout spaces that punctuate the walkways have been lifted with bold narrative adorning the walls that motivate and inspire greatness that a special stadium such as Wembley deserves.

We love the impact that has been made.

Dennis Bergkamp Statue Arsenal

Footballer and Arsenal Legend, Dennis Bergkamp was immortalised in bronze last week at the Clock End of Emirates Stadium to join tributes to fellow footballing heroes, Herbert Chapman, Tony Adams and Thierry Henry. Following a friendly tip-off from Henry that the unveiling would be an emotional moment, Bergkamp spoke fondly of his years at Arsenal, commenting that although his statue stands alone, it was the whole team that made him shine during his 11 years at the Club.

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20.20's Managing Director Jim Thompson speaks to the Design Business Association

The government has issued a press release showing the value of our industry to the British economy.

Official statistics published today reveal that the UK’s creative industries are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy.

• Growth of almost 10% in 2012, outperforming all other sectors of UK industry
• Accounted for 1.68 million jobs in 2012, 5.6 per cent of UK jobs

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20.20's Managing Director Jim Thompson speaks to the Design Business Association

The Design Business Association (DBA) is delighted to announce the appointment of its new President, Jim Thompson, Managing Director of 20.20.

Last night (5th September 2013) Jim performed his first official duty as DBA President- his acceptance speech. 20.20 and the DBA all look forward to the changes he will be making.

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Emirates Lounge walkway at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal F.C.

Emirates & Arsenal Football Club opened their first shared brand sports bar this summer. The space was the first collaboration between Club and Sponsor, and celebrates Arsenal and Emirates’ global reach.

20.20’s concept was to engage with Arsenal fans around the world and capture their journeys on match day. A global photoshoot was commissioned to help showcase fan stories in Emirates destinations - from a train journey in Mumbai to a cafe in South Africa - allowing fans in the Emirates bar on match day to understand what their fellow supporters get up to.

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The entrance to The Connell Club, at Manchester City F.C.

The Connell Club at Manchester City F.C. has been shortlisted in the Standalone Restaurant category of the Restaurant & Bar Awards 2013.

These popular awards are highly regarded, receiving entries from the world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators. Judges consist of the most influential personalities and have included the editors of Wallpaper and Frame magazines, Karim Rashid and Alberto Alessi.

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Visualisation of the Thompson (TUI) store as it will look at Bluewater Shopping Centre.

20.20 has been appointed by Thomson, part of TUI UK & Ireland, to create and launch their next generation of shops. The companies are working together to harness technology to attract and engage customers in-store, reflecting both TUI’s increasingly multi-channel approach and the continued importance of their retail network.

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Soccerex’s European Forum takes place next week and is the leading football business event in Europe. Held in Manchester on 10th – 11th April, we are very proud to announce that Michael will be hosting a talk and expert panel all about the future of the match day experience; un-earthing the core ingredients behind world-class fan engagement.

20.20 are thrilled to be part of the event, and are honoured that Heath Harvey of Wembley Stadium and Andrew Parkinson of Liverpool Football Club will be taking part in our expert panel discussion.

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There is little doubt that Danny Boyle's visionary Olympic Opening Ceremony reaffirmed London's position as the creative capital of the world – and did so on an international stage.

In gratitude, 20.20 decided that the Lancashire-born director and producer deserved to be awarded his very own gold medal for outstanding creative achievement.

20.20 are delighted to have become the strategic creative partners of Grosvenor Casinos, assisting the business in formulating the right customer proposition going forward. Grosvenor Casinos - part of Rank Group, who also own Mecca Bingo - have 35 UK-based casinos and an established online following.

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Head of Sport & Entertainment, Michael Artis, recently spoke at Sport Business NZ conference, with over 200 leaders of New Zealand sport about the importance of Fan Engagement being at the heart of commercial success. Michael accompanied other speakers, including the Chief Executive of Sport NZ, NZ Rugby Union, NZ Rugby League, Netball NZ as well as sector experts including Sports Geek and Sky Network TV.
So amongst rather illustrious speakers, 20.20 are tremendously proud to pass on the following quote from the event organiser, AC Events:
 

Situated in a former bank vault in the heart of The City, a small and exclusive group of guests attended the 20.20 Gamification Dinner. Co-hosted by Badgeville, the evening was full of stimulating conversation, networking and enlightenment into how gamification can engage customers, affect their behaviour and drive both sales and loyalty.

The evening was a great success with some really positive feedback:

In preparation for the 2012/ 13 football season when Manchester City were eager to again win the Premier League, they decided to put some focus onto the long standing members of the club.

The two spaces 20.20 were asked to work on are the newly named Connell Club, which replaces the fine dining Boardroom offer and The Mancunian. This was an existing space that was completely refurbished as well.

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The International

Located in the main stand, The International has been designed by 20.20 to represent the global impact of Liverpool FC’s legends, and to celebrate their international players and achievements. This new space honours the players responsible for flying the Liverpool flag abroad, who in turn have helped Liverpool FC and their fan base reach the far corners of the world.

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20.20 have been working with Liverpool FC for the majority of the year on creating some amazing spaces at Anfield. These are ‘The International’, ‘Shanks’ and ‘The Paisley’.

All will be revealed when we tell the story of the designs and talk to press about what we have been up to.

However- the family of Bill Shankly opened the ‘Shanks’ last night, and said these fabulous words:

Differentiate Or Die

On Wednesday 13th June, The Egremont Group in conjunction with Barracuda Executive Search Consultants hosted an event themed: "Differentiate or Die – Why it is essential to have a unique and compelling customer proposition."

Our Founding Partner, Bernard Dooling was asked to present to an audience of industry leaders his thoughts and beliefs on this compelling subject. He was joined by Paul Loft, Managing Director of Homebase and David Williams from Duke Street Capital.

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20.20 are delighted to announce that we have been appointed by Premier League champions Manchester City to radically improve two of their prime hospitality suites.

Following their dramatic victory over QPR on the closing weekend of the Premier League to clinch the title, work began at the Etihad stadium to ensure that what is being achieved on the pitch is being matched by the hospitality offer in terms of being world class but also truly representative of the character and rich history of the club.

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The Connell Club

Long term friends of 20.20, Arsenal FC played their final home game of the season at the weekend and manager Arsène Wenger spoke to the official matchday programme about the ongoing improvements of the Emirates stadium known as Arsenalisation.

“As a home for Arsenal Football Club, this stadium is getting better and better” said the long-serving manager.

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The Garfunkel’s Coffee House website that 20.20 designed has gone live today. The site accompanies the first coffee shop offering from Garfunkel’s that opened in Edinburgh just before Christmas.

20.20 worked on the brand identity and communications for both the virtual and physical site for this new coffee concept. Having already developed a new identity and communications suite for the Garfunkel’s restaurant brand, we were then asked to turn our attentions to the Coffee House after a clear opportunity for a format like this was identified in Edinburgh.

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The first Garfunkel's restaurant incorporating the new identity and communications developed by 20.20 has opened in Ludgate Hill, London today.

This is a completely new site that portrays the new look and feel that 20.20 have worked on for the restaurant chain to help revitalise the brand.

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Henry statue

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry was unable to hold back the tears when the bronze statue immortalising him forever was unveiled at Emirates Stadium on Friday. Having set the brief and art directed the production of this and two other statues of fellow Club heroes Herbert Chapman and Tony Adams, 20.20 were invited to a special ceremony where all three sculptures were seen for the first time by expectant fans and the world’s press.

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Arsenal statues

Arsenal Football Club has today honoured a trio of Club legends by unveiling three statues outside Emirates Stadium, 20.20 worked with the Club to set the creative brief and art direct the production of the statues.

Innovative 1930s manager Herbert Chapman; defensive stalwart Tony Adams and goal scoring hero Thierry Henry have all been commemorated by the bronze statues, which were today unveiled at Emirates Stadium by Arsenal Chairman, Peter Hill-Wood.

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Earlier this month, 20.20 Client Director for Sport & Entertainment Michael Artis was invited to speak to students and perspective employers about the advantages of graduating from Bournemouth University – a university that has taken the lead in vocational education in the UK.

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Bournemouth University

Last night the WM Club at Emirates Stadium played host to the final leg of the Design Bites tour run in conjunction with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

The aim of the tour was to link eating and drinking with cutting edge design and the venues were chosen from those shortlisted for a Restaurant and Bar Design Award earlier this year. 20.20 were of course honoured to be asked to represent the WM Club alongside Arsenal Football Club.

Club Level has done the double this week and bagged its second award in as many days.

After winning the AIS award on Tuesday, there was further cause for celebration when late last night, in the splendid setting of the Camp Nou in Barcelona, Club Level won ‘Project of the Year’ at the Stadium Business Awards.

The glittering awards ceremony took place during the Stadium Business Summit in front of an audience of more than 220 senior sports industry professionals from around the globe.

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20.20 are extremely pleased to have received the Association of Interior Specialist (AIS) award for our work with Arsenal and Portview on the interior fit out of Club Level at Arsenal.

The project was up against tough competition from The Walbrook Building in London but was announced as the winner at a prestigious ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel earlier today.

The AIS Awards recognise and promote high levels of craftsmanship and thus is held in particularly high regard.

Silverstone launched their brand new pit, paddock and conference building, The Wing on Tuesday 17th May to a list of VIP guests that read like the who’s who of British Motosports. The impressive building was opened by his HRH the Duke of Kent and 20.20 are delighted to have worked on the way finding for the new building.

Silverstone Wayfinding

20|20 have designed a mobile app for popular restaurant chain Frankie & Benny’s which is available to download free from iTunes.

Initially the app will have three core functionalities: a restaurant locater, menu information and offers and promotions but the plan is to develop it even further in the coming months by introducing more brand interaction through elements like recipes and games.

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Miranda Nagalingam