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03 Jan 2011
Invitation to View

It has been a huge privilege to contribute towards the work of Invitation to View this year.  They are a self-funded voluntary group set up by the private owners of some of East Anglia’s most beautiful historic homes and gardens – with the express purpose of sharing these exceptional properties with a wider audience. Anyone...

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03 Jan 2011
Sotheby’s Ireland

Irish Art forms an important part of both Ireland and Northern Ireland’s cultural histories and Sotheby’s annual Irish Art Sale celebrates the work of artists from both sides of the border. It has been a pleasure for us to support Sotheby’s annual exhibtion of pictures in Belfast and Dublin over the last few years but...

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30 Dec 2010
Cartoon Trust Under 30 Cartoonist of the Year

While we are dedicated to insurance we know that for most people it is a financial provision which they view as essential but rather dry – one of the many reasons why we chose to partner the Cartoon Trust and sponsor their award for the Under 30 Cartoonist of the year.  The award allows us...

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01 May 2010
Cartoonist of the year winner 2009 – Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards is a cartoonist and illustrator from London who is currently studying illustration in Brighton. He has been devising comics and cartoons from a very early age. In 2009 he won the Under 30 Cartoonist of the Year and we promptly asked him to do a sketch for our Castleacre caption competition – which...

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12 Jan 2010
Winter advice to ensure your property is properly protected

At this time of year most of us are eager to batten down the hatches at home.  With winter setting in earlier than usual,  it is worth taking a few simple precautions to avoid the inconvenience and expense of property repairs during the chilly season:  Ensure that your gutters and gulleys are clear so that...

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11 Jan 2010
The Irish Historic Houses Association

Our work with clients in Ireland has meant that we have also had the opportunity to work with the Irish Historic Houses Association. The IHHA organise a whole range of events and seminars, and provide their members with invaluable architectural, conservation and restoration advice and support.  They also help members of the public who want to visit...

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20 Dec 2008
Cartoonist of the year winner 2008 and 2007 – James Hood

James Hood won the Young cartoonist of the Year 2007 and 2008. He is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Brighton. As well as carrying out very important commissions for the team at Castleacre he has also done work for a number of prominent British institutions including ITV and the BBC – in the last...

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12 Dec 2006
Cartoonist of the year winner 2006 – Giancarlo Viglianisi

After he won the Under 30 cartoonist of the year in 2006 Giancarlo Viglianisi came up with this rather endearing cartoon for us – man and faithful canine friend together through good times and bad. Viglianisi employs his creative talents across a variety of fields and has gone on to work not only as a...

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30 Dec 2005
Cartoonist of the year winner 2005 – Mike Hall

Mike Hall is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose obsession with cartoons began at a tender age with Beano and Hergé´s Tintin books. A self-confessed ‘Londonologist’ he moved to the city in 2005 when he won first prize in a national competition with his caricature of musician, Pete Doherty. Castleacre snapped him up -commissioning...

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