Winch Design is in constant liaison with shipyards, aircraft completion centres, engineers and building contractors across the world – we have an extensive network of companies responsible for physically realising our designs.
The yachts team works alongside a handful of leading shipyards such as Lürssen in Germany and Amels, Oceanco, Royal Huisman and Feadship in The Netherlands, maintaining regular contact with their various specialists throughout the duration of each project. For aircraft we work with about half a dozen top completion centres.
Every project is a collaborative process. We work out the shape of the glove, and the shipyards, completion centres or architectural engineers ensure the glove is immaculately stitched together – inside and out.
Beyond this, our network extends to highly skilled craftsmen in every continent. Our clients desire originality for their interiors, so we scour the globe to find it, travelling to meet and commission artisans capable of creating items of rare and exquisite beauty.
We nurture lasting relationships with charities we believe in. Each year, Winch Design sponsors four or five charities, with an annual target of £1,000 per head for every member of the Winch Design team. We also maintain an important, long-standing partnership with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), whose mission is the protection of at least 10% of the world’s oceans by 2020, delivered through a worldwide network of marine protected areas and models of sustainable fishing.
We believe in active, creative fundraising, rather than anonymous giving. In the past our charity ventures have involved everything from cross-country skiing and Arctic dogsledding to carving an ice suite at Sweden’s ICEHOTEL. The most ambitious fundraiser took place last year, in which 50 cyclists took part in The London to Monaco Bike Ride (organised by Winch Design), covering 1,400km in 10 days before arriving at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, to coincide with the start of the Monaco Yacht Show. It was a truly inspiring event, raising £250,000 for two of BLUE’s most important projects.
Established 15 years ago, The Art Room takes a pioneering approach to boosting the mental wellbeing of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, through using art as a therapeutic activity. Working from Art Rooms embedded within primary and secondary schools, children are able to transform everyday objects into unique pieces of art, allowing them to explore their identity, feelings and creativity, while expressing their emotions, developing their social skills and growing in confidence.
Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer, including advice from Cancer Support Specialists, Benefits Advisors, Nutritionists and Psychologists. Great architecture is vital to the care Maggie’s offers, and their warm and welcoming centres are designed by leading architecture studios to create the uplifting places for cancer sufferers and their families and friends.