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Spotlight: Chef Tom Barnes

We are excited to announce our partnership with chef Tom Barnes on his new restaurant, Skof, which opened in May 2024 – with a vision to create an unpretentious yet ambitious dining experience in the NOMA district of Manchester.


To The Table Forum, Vienna

Driving Customer Engagement with the Power of Branding

Paul Mann, our Brand & Creative Strategy Director & Partner recently shared his expertise and insight into creating engaging customer brand experiences at #tothetableforum in Vienna alongside @myfabtravelbook @shangrilahotels and @ennismore


Sustainability Spotlight: Treehouse, London

We recently had the pleasure of exploring Treehouse, London, a hotel that seamlessly blends playful nostalgia with environmental consciousness. Since its inception, Treehouse has been meticulously designed to minimise waste while evoking a sense of whimsy. Notably, the hotel’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its choice to repurpose wood from the packaging used during construction for its interior decor.

This dedication extends to small yet impactful details like using wooden business cards and door hangers, reducing paper waste while creating lasting brand impressions. With its cosy ambiance and nods to childhood memories, Treehouse invites guests to experience the outdoors indoors, fostering a sense of comfort and connection.


Treehouse, London

Flock Day Out: Pottery Making

At Blacksheep, we take great pleasure in organising quarterly social events to unite our team and foster creativity. Our spring social led us to Skandihus in Hackney Downs, where we spent an afternoon indulging in pottery, pizza, and prosecco. We enjoyed getting our hands dirty, shaping unique creations ranging from mugs and bowls to trinket holders and more.

It was also the birthday of one of our flock members, providing us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a well-deserved birthday cake!



Tim Mutton at Global Hospitality Talk 2024, London

Our founder, Tim Mutton, was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Global Hospitality Talk held at Raffles in London. The panel explored strategies for future-proofing hospitality brands by focusing on emotive design and improving guest experiences. Topics of discussion ranged from the longevity of design concepts to meeting the evolving expectations of luxury guests. Key insights included debates on whether AI might eventually replace human emotion in design, the importance of providing tailored services for Generation X, and Piers Schmidt’s keynote address highlighting the discrepancy in brand value between hotel brands and those in other luxury sectors.

Global Hospitality Conference



‘Lunch & Learn’ with Sunrise Business Scent

We enjoy hosting ‘Lunch & Learn’ workshops as an opportunity for our flock to keep up to date with the ever growing design and experience possibilities within the hospitality space. This month, we were lucky enough to have Business Design Scent visit the hub and share their scent offering. It was enlightening to understand more about the versatility, process and bespoke opportunities of diffusing scent within hospitality settings.

Sunrise Business Scent

We’ve moved into the Leather Market!

We’re delighted to share the news that we have relocated our studio hub to The Leather Market in Bermondsey, London. This exciting move provides our Flock with a much bigger open-plan studio space that meets the needs of our collaborative and flexible working style.

Based in the vibrant heart of Bermondsey, The Leather Market has a rich heritage as a former tannery, the building exudes character, making it the perfect spot to spark our creativity and innovation as designers. We also can’t wait to venture out into the buzzing neighbourhood filled with contemporary culture and some great new foodie spots to uncover.

Sustainability Spotlight: 1 Hotel, Mayfair

At 1 Hotel Mayfair,  every detail carefully reflects a commitment to craft and environmental responsibility. It’s an inviting space, where opulence meets sustainability, setting a new precedent for the future of eco-conscious hospitality.

1 Hotel, Mayfair

Flock Day Out: Christmas Party

In December, we gathered to toast to a year of hard work and creativity. Our celebration took us to The Alchemist in Battersea, a venue belonging to one of our esteemed clients. The festivities began with a captivating cocktail-making workshop, setting the tone for an evening filled with lively games and a delicious three-course meal.

As we raise our glasses, here’s to another year of creativity, collaboration and craft awaiting us in 2024!

The Alchemist

Flock Day Out: Chocolate Workshop

We wouldn’t be Blacksheep if it weren’t for our amazing Flock! To celebrate their hard work and to spend some important team bonding time together, we regularly organise Flock days out that are always experience-led, fun and social.

Our Autumn Social took us to @mychocolate_uk for a chocolate making workshop where our team learnt the art of truffle making and crafted their own handmade creations, whilst indulging in tasty chocolate goodness!


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