Reach partners meeting up

Our colleagues and friends from Apogee in Hong Kong, Jo Wong and Daniel Szuk, visited us in London this week. It was really lovely to have them around at the studio for a day and to engage in all sorts of interesting discussions over lunch. Wish this could happen more often…

As partners in the Reach network we do have regular contact by email and skype about proposals and projects, but nothing beats a good old face to face meeting to go into depth on fresh ideas and lateral thoughts. Thanks for coming by guys!


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