Teviot is a creative agency with a truly global reach, providing client-centric services around the world from its Edinburgh HQ. The agency began in 1984 by Brian F Hall when the re-focusing of a national printing business presented a business opportunity for its graphics clients needs to be met by a new company. It is now established as the longest trading creative agency in Scotland and one of the most respected. The Teviot name was chosen as it was perceived as a solid name, bookended by two 'T's. It's connection with Edinburgh Universities Student Union was also thought to be beneficial given its alumni's positive associations.
Its longevity it a testament to its client service centric approach. Creativity is a given.
Teviot Design Ltd was founded in 1984, by Brian Hall, on the back of the then conservative government's direct support for start-up businesses. The first office was a tiny, extremely damp, office in Cumberland Street Lane North in Edinburgh occupied by an initial team of 2 full time and 1 part-time. Clients included those involved in the defence industry (Ferranti) and a host of financial service companies –Standard Life, Scottish Provident, Scottish Widows and The Life Association of Scotland. The de-regulation of the financial services industry in the last 80's early 90's.
New office premises are purchased via an old veterinary surgery at 7 Dublin Street Lane South, Edinburgh
The first agency in Scotland to purchase and install an Apple Mac network, invest heavily in training and throw out the angle-poised desks!
1990 - 1995
to supplement financial services base clients expand to cover a wider ranger of sectors; Technology (Motorola), Food & Drink (Baxters of Speyside), Utilities (Scottish Power), Public Sector (Lothian Health Board, Scottish Health Education Group), Fashion (Dawson International PLC)
Awards & Accolades
- 1993 – Scottish Advertising Awards winners – "Best Overall Design", "Best Corporate Brochure".
- 1996 – Clio Awards (San Francisco) Golden Globe – Inhouse Corporate Brochure
- 2004 - Scottish Design Awards : Young Designer of the Year (Matt Buchanan)
- 2006 – Roses Design Award: Best Annual Report ('Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover' Bethany Christian Trust Annual Report)
- 2006 – Roses Design Award: Grand Prix ('Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover' Bethany Christian Trust Annual Report)
- 2007 – Roses Design Award: Best Photography ('I Am' Bethany Christian Trust Annual Report Photography)
- 2007 – Scottish Design Awards : Best Website (www.teviotcreative.com)
- 2007 – Scottish Design Awards : Best Craft (Photography) ('I am' Bethany Christian Trust Annual Report Photography)
- 2010 - Scottish Design Awards : Best Annual Report ('Signs of our Times' Bethany Christian Trust)
The agency's current clients are Carlson, The Rezidor Hotel Group, HEINEKEN UK, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh Leisure, Filini Chicago, Park Inn, Radisson Hotels, TGI Friday's and Sykes Enterprises.
Ever since Teviot was created in 1983, we have always done our bit to help support local charities and organisations that work to ensure a better life for some of the world's most vulnerable children, young people and families.
The Teviot Foundation shows our commitment to give charitably to humanitarian and community projects.
Children of Songea
In 2010 Teviot were introduced to Children of Songea, a Scottish-based charity that works with communities in Tanzania to deliver education, health and livelihood programme for children that have been orphaned by AIDS. COS work alongside Good Samaritin Mission who provided social, civil and health services within the community since 1999. GSM work with orphaned children, young people and carers, improving their access to education and health care. Their partnership builds on the skills and knowledge within GSM, ensuring that the strategy is shaped by local people. In addition, COS contribute experience and expertise that assist GSM to build its capacity to help local people achieve a sustainable and happy future.
Children of Songea has managed to secure 1.5 acres of land on the outskirts of Songea. Their aim is now to raise enough money to build a pre-school, kitchen, counselling facilities and education rooms.
The Pre-school and kitchen will be constructed this year with the rest of the project due for completion in 2013.
Daughters of Cambodia
Daughters of Cambodia is a faith-based non- Goverment organization reaching out to victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia.
Daughters has developed a unique model in Cambodia, one in which sex workers come direct to the organization from the brothels by choice. Daughters' day centre, in the heart of an area of Phnom Penh brothels, reaches out to girls working as sex workers and offers them ways out of this situation. We are not a shelter, but we facilitate the girls' exit from the sex industry by providing a number of resources and programs that enable them to set themselves free and sustain healthy choices for their own lives. They come because they are already motivated to change their lives, and Daughters gives them choice and dignity in building a different future, that make their choices sustainable and respect their human rights.
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