Swindon has a large and prosperous business community, with companies of all sectors and sizes located throughout the town. Last year I was fortunate to receive a request from Handelsbanken Swindon to assist with the decoration of one of their new meeting rooms.

Handelsbanken are a local relationship bank with over 207 branches here in the UK. One of the oldest companies on the Swedish stock exchange, the local branch here is located in Windmill Business Park, West Swindon.

Handelsbanken’s focus is on delivering the highest customer satisfaction through having local branches, local expertise and local decision making. This, coupled with their long and strong Swedish origins – is reflected in how they traditionally decorate their meeting rooms. One room reflects Swedish culture; the other is inspired by the location of the branch itself and the local community it serves.  In this instance, it was my lino prints of commuters on the Great Western Railway that were selected to decorate the second meeting room.

The meeting room had a round table, and that gave me the idea that my prints could be hung in a pyramid shape, rather than a straight line. This adds a slightly more dynamic element to the room, helping to break up the straight lines.