For contemporary wedding,
lifestyle and portrait photography in Warwickshire and the West Midlands
from Wellesbourne's Avon Studios had a sneak preview of the Millennium Dome recently when
they carried out a photographic assignment for a national courier network.
The studio had won a contract to take photographs for the National Courier Associations
new brochure and annual exhibition, which was held at Warwickshire's Ettington Chase
The brochure will promote a scheme - ReTrac - which encourages all NCA members to fill
up their empty vans with deliveries on an otherwise ungreen - and unprofitable return
Avon Studios commercial manager Andrew Sheppard, whose other clients include the
Teletubbies, Conoco and Pottertons, joined in with the spirit of the scheme on his return
journey from the Dome - by taking a parcel from Miss Selfridge in London to Warwickshire.
"I wanted to use a site that everybody would recognise as a backdrop for the
brochure and exhibition work - and the Millennium Dome seemed to fit the bill
exactly," explained Andrew.
"I was glad to be able to do my bit for the environment by making the most of my
journey back to Wellesbourne."
NCA member Stefan Law, from Shipston-based On the Dot Couriers, explained:
"This is an environmentally friendly scheme which uses the existing infrastructure
of vans travelling round the country and minimises the amount of traffic on the
Courier firms nationwide can liaise over deliveries and destinations via the internet.