German research institute choses Burnthebook


Award-winning Derby based creative agency, Burnthebook has been chosen by the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries) in Germany to create a series of important forestry research reports.

The Thünen Institute was recommended Burnthebook for the work due to the company’s reputation and extensive knowledge and experience of working with highly technical and often complex data, with editors over long distances.

The Institute works closely with different research organisations around the world, and this particular series of reports concerns the key findings from the ICP Forests (International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests) report.

The ICP Forest Briefs are a new serise of publications, which aim to provide clear and concise information on the ICP Forest monitoring programme and its latest scientific findings. These short updates are primarily directed at policymakers and the interested public offering them scientific knowledge for an informed debate on key forest-related environmental topics.

Phil Newson, Managing Director of Burnthebook said: “We have been working at a highly technical level delivering important scientific reports and infographics within the scientific sector for over 10 years’.

We have developed techniques that allow us to work efficiently and effectively with scientific, technical and linguistic editors, usually located in different parts of the world. We are dealing with time zones, language barriers, timescales and often sensitive and confidential data, so there are many challenges that we’ve had to overcome.

We have worked with some highly respected organisations including: The European Climate Foundation; The World Bank; UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and our longstanding client, AMAP (The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme) so when the Thünen Institute approached us and asked us to work with them on the creation of an important series of reports, we were absolutely delighted.

“The publishing side of our business is very much a growth area; with many of our new clients based in Europe. Earlier this year we opened a London office as part of our expansion programme, the main purpose being to attract new business from Europe and the Nordic countries. This is a really exciting time for Burnthebook with the majority of our new work coming through recommendation and referral, which as a business, is exactly what you want and affirms the confidence our clients have in us as a team, and the quality of the work we produce for them which is gaining us international recognition.”