Photographs by Diana Pappas & Tom Bland

For Hexhamshire Hardwoods, applying our concept of visual storytelling meant bringing their business into the 21st century in a meaningful, honest and beautiful way – thereby opening their doors to customers who needed to find them but previously had no way of doing so.

Shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic we made a few visits to their woodyard in Northumberland, England to photograph their impressive operation. When the pandemic arrived businesses like theirs were challenged in unexpected and unprecedented ways. In the meantime we got to work on building their website, giving their almost forty year old business its first ever digital presence.
The launch of the Hexhamshire Hardwoods website coincided with people all over the UK taking a new or renewed interest in woodworking and helped connect new customers with an experienced family-run woodyard focused on quality and personalized service.