Leach recently featured in The Museums + Heritage Show’s ‘Company Spotlight’ discussing our most recent museum projects, our fantastic project management team, and our end-to-end range of social distancing solutions for the museum sector. If you missed the article, you can catch it in full here….
Please introduce your company by providing a brief overview of the products or services which you provide
Leach has been producing and installing high-quality and impactful graphic display solutions for over 125 years, transforming some of the most renown visitor attractions across the globe including The Louvre, The Royal Mint and the National Museum of Oman.
At the heart of our organisation is creativity, passion, and innovation which allows Leach to produce high-class graphic displays to inspire your visitors and leave a long-lasting impression. Our in-house services include print and graphic production, project management, manufacturing and installation and continual product innovation by our very own research and development team. From glass panels, screen printing and stencilled floor graphics, to vinyl, way-finding graphics, and stunning LED backlit lightboxes – we offer a full range of solutions to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
Our unrivalled knowledge and print capabilities combined with our extensive product range has enabled us to become the UK’s most comprehensive turnkey provider of graphic display projects around the world.
How do your clients benefit from working with you and what sets you apart from your competition?
Leach is unique within the museum and heritage sector for having a permanently employed project management team. This team, their knowledge and their experience means that we can provide our clients with a true end-to-end service, offering support from creative concept, right the way through to overseeing on-site installations and the final project being brought to life.
Maintaining the highest quality standards, suggesting beneficial specifications, understanding time constraints, and protecting project budgets is what Leach do best. Our in-house services ensure that Leach maintain control to the very end, stay close to each project at every stage and excel in the detail and delivery.
Tell us about recent projects that you have worked on. Were there any unique challenges which you managed to overcome?
The Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait – a project won in the year we turned 125…
This 13-hectare site – set to become the largest museum in the world – would comprise of 21 very different galleries and Leach were thrilled to be the only company appointed to work across all 21. We were in awe of what our client was trying to achieve and in such a seemingly impossible time-frame too.
Using a total of 175 techniques, Leach produced 1,400 graphics which were then carefully packed to make the 12-week journey to Kuwait where a 15-strong Leach installation team awaited their arrival.
The schedule was tight from the get-go, but faced with delays encountered elsewhere in the project, Leach ended up with even less time than anticipated so the team worked 9,500 man hours over a 15 week period to deliver exactly what we had promised and on time – we even spent New Years Eve out there!
We’re a company with a rich history of our own, but when it comes to delivering projects for the museum and heritage sector, it’s our progressive commitment to customer service and our reputation within the sector that sees us sought out for even the most complex of briefs.
Are you able to support museums in any specific way during this COVID-19 crisis both now and as museums begin to reopen?
During this unprecedented period for us all, Leach continues to make progress on major museum projects throughout the UK and across the globe whilst also adapting our business model to the design and production of a complete range of social distancing, hygiene and safety solutions designed to keep museum and heritage sites COVID secure.
So, as you begin to consider what the re-opening of your visitor centre or heritage site might look like post-pandemic, Leach is on-hand to support the museum and heritage sector with end-to-end graphic, hygiene, and display solutions. From floor, window, and wall graphics, to face masks, hand sanitation stations, sneeze screens, desk dividers and more, Leach is well equipped to help your business bounce-back to a new-normal as safely and as quickly as possible.