Supporters and Sponsors
A huge thank you to everyone who is sponsoring, Unexpected:MK, the MK50 Photography Book initiative - and supporting us in other ways. We will keep this list updated regularly as new sponsors and supporters come on board. We are in need of more sponsors in order to professionally design and print the book - to find out more please view my Information for Sponsors sheet.
Milton Keynes Council
MK Council has been a huge supporter of the Unexpected:MK photography book since the idea was first conceived. So it seems very fitting that they have come on board as the 15th and final sponsor of the project, enabling us to hit target in advance of the book going to print!
Franklins was set up by Michael Franklin and Keith Wyld in 1982 and has since grown to become a highly respected firm of solicitors in North Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. It occupies offices in both Central Milton Keynes and Northampton, and employs over 100 staff.
Destination Milton Keynes
Destination MK is the Destination Management Organisation for Milton Keynes, and its role is to manage the visitor economy across the city. Working in collaboration with Milton Keynes Council, VisitEngland and its members, DMK has a responsibility to promote promote Milton Keynes as an attractive visitor destination, and to encourage responsible tourism.
Skyline Taxis 222111
Skyline Taxis & Private Hire has a fleet of 600 saloon, estate and executive cars, plus wheelchair accessible MPVs and mini-buses. Established in 1985 as a family run business, it is the largest operator not just in Milton Keynes but across the whole of Buckinghamshire, and the longest serving taxi company in the area.
Keens Shay Keens MK
Located in the heart of Central Milton Keynes since 1986, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers Keens Shay Keens MK is dedicated to helping people and businesses prosper. With a longstanding track record in helping clients achieve success, it is the most established and largest independent accountancy practice in the area.
Xscape Milton Keynes
As lead sponsor, Xscape will take a key role in promoting the initiative within Milton Keynes and will also feature as part of the introduction within the finished publication. Xscape boasts annual footfall of over 7 million guests thanks to its wide range of leisure activities, shops, bars and restaurants.
The Open University
The Open University is the largest academic institution in the UK with nearly 175,000 students enrolled. It awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas, certificates and continuing education units. Since it was founded, more than 1.8 million students worldwide have studied its courses.
Kaizen Restaurants Ltd. (a franchise of McDonald's in Milton Keynes, owned by Ken Tomkins)
Ken has been the franchisee for the McDonald’s branches at Xscape and Westcroft since 2011, followed in 2013 by the new restaurant at Brickhill, on the A5 roundabout. He is passionate about Milton Keynes and conducts a variety of events and activities to support the local community, and to show the company’s love for MK.
Offering a full range of marketing services for small and large businesses - from web to print design, through to social media expertise and copywriting.
Riverford in Milton Keynes
Vanessa and Russell Cook, the ‘veg man and lady’ of Riverford in Milton Keynes, took over the franchise in 2004. They deliver organic vegetables and fruit to hundreds of happy customers a week, and now also cover the Luton area as well as MK.
Daisy Bogg Consultancy
As an associate based organisation, established in 2010, Daisy Bogg Consultancy Ltd (DBC) provides a range of consultancy, service and quality improvement, training and development services across health and social care in England and Wales.
1st Financial Foundations
A team of app developers, website makers, graphic designers and social media experts, working with a wide range of clients - from international brands and entertainment personalities, to local councils and small businesses.
MK Business Leaders
A partnership which aims to identify and develop the interests and needs of business in Milton Keynes, and be recognised as the pre-eminent body for business contact at a strategic level.
An award-winning Global specialist in logistics, warehousing and distribution, based at Brinklow, Milton Keynes.
Shine will be carrying out the design and artwork for the book. We have worked together for many years and I am always blown away by the brilliant designs that they create.
Hardings Print Solutions
As a trusted long term partner of Shine, Hardings has all of the specialist equipment needed to print and bind the book, and to print and matt laminate the dust jacket - to ensure the final thing will not only look gorgeous, but also maintain those looks long term.
Invest Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre