Interpretation consultancy launch draws Bristol creatives

Interpretation consultancy launch in Bristol’s lively creative quarter

New visitor experience consultancy, VisitMôr, welcomed guests to a sociable networking mingle. The event was held at The Cloak and Dagger on the fringes of Stokes Croft. The lively launch offered potential clients, contractors and the public an opportunity to explore the consultancy.

Partnerships of the past, present and future

Founder and Director, Beth Môrafon, presented a beautiful portfolio of work. So, with 20 years’ practice in visitor experience creation across the UK and overseas, the showreel was a delight to behold. Formerly, Môrafon worked for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and most recently she was Senior Consultant for WWT Consulting, the international business wing of the environmental charity.

In total, she has created more than 40 large-scale visitor experience projects. Clearly, her credentials hold her in good stead for the future. Whilst with WWT Consulting, she led interpretation design and build for Severn Valley Country Park visitor centre and an NHLF Interpretation Action Plan for a UNESCO site in Wales.

Interpretation design in Bristol and the South West

In addition Môrafon has worked on a number of local projects; she originated concept visualisations for St George Park in Bristol. Similarly she designed interpretation for A Forgotten Landscape also in the South West.

“I’m grateful for the collaboration with clients, colleagues and contractors, which has led me here,” said Môrafon. “I’m looking forward to establishing new partnerships,” She added. “And I will also be strengthening the many great relationships I have built along the way.”

A cocktail of creativity

The Cloak and Dagger on Cheltenham Road was chosen for the launch; because it’s a lovely destination and it borders Bristol’s lively arts scene. Venue manager Jenna Graves is a champion for the creative industries. Aptly she said, “We’re very excited to be opening a new venue in such a dynamic part of Bristol. Our doors are open to all seeking cultural fulfilment, social engagement and, of course, a cocktail or two!”

Celebrating the VisitMôr village

Before raising a glass to the future of the new consultancy Môrafon commented, “The expression ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ communicates the collaborative ethos I want to foster in building VisitMôr. Our consultancy values the unique skills of each contributor”.

In her final remarks, she assured us that she’d be bringing plenty of passion, creativity and fun to the role and, “Creating magical places for people to reconnect with natural and cultural heritage.”

Markedly, the evening was a great success. Creatives and interpretation professionals alike travelled from across Bristol and the South West to raise a toast to VisitMôr Ltd.

Find out more about Môrafon’s work in these articles:

Interpretation design – what’s not to enjoy?

Interpretive nature play is key to children’s love of environment

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