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WE LOVE FANNY

19 April 2018

Fanny can come in a variety of forms, 133 to be exact. Known for their ability to interfere with breeding activities but also for their stamina, our good’ol Fanny is strong and independent. They can be common, they can also be gold, Scottish, Arabian and even lending themselves to someone called Lawrence, its fair to say there are variations of Fanny everywhere. From California to Queensland, Portugal to Alaska, one could say they get around…

Obviously by now you have gathered that the Fanny we are talking about is our beloved Finch. Fanny The Fearless Finch is representative of everything we stand for. Energetic, bold and full of happiness, finches are arguably one of the most colourful and beautiful birds on planet earth and undoubtedly our perfect spirit animal if ever there was one. We too enjoy feeding on seeds, weeds and the occasional worm. Funny business aside, Fanny keeps us on track. Every decision we make we ask whether Fanny would approve.

WHICH CAME FIRST, THE FANNY OR THE FLOCK?

You may be wondering if we moulded Flock from Fanny or Fanny from Flock. To be honest it’s a chicken and egg answer, they hatched at the same time. We knew our brand had to reflect our own values of

HAPPINESS | DIVERSITY | ENERGY

Working with Darryl Hardman of Gray Studios we crystallised our vision. Whilst the word flock evokes images of sheep and the wonderful county we are proud to live and work in, Cumbria. You’ll have gathered by now we’re a tad unconventional so we had to take to the skies. We’re all about creating ideas and spreading them far and wide, so Flock, and our representative symbol of the Finch was born. We named her Fanny.

Fanny helps us uphold our values because she represents them. She comes in all shapes and sizes, all colours and nationalities. Always chirpy, always energetic. She loves to smile (some imagination needed for this one) and she was born to fly. We ARE this and we love to work with people who preach these mantra’s too so if you love fanny, you will love us!

Fanny has spoken.


Wow! Wow! Wow! You rock! Well done and THANK YOU for one of the most fun evenings I’ve had. What a great night.
Andy Beeforth OBE, Chief Exec, Cumbria Community Foundation
The idea Flock had for our first anniversary event was both inspired and unique. It brought the right people to my business for the right reasons. Not only that, the event itself was seamless and professional. The guest list which Flock pulled together was astonishing and the lovely feedback I...
Sam Ashdown, Director, AshdownJones
I just wanted to drop you a quick line (I don't normally do this) to let you know how impressed I have been with the Cumbria Family Business Awards this year. All of the PR and social activity in the run up to the awards has been fantastic and really...
Elizabeth Fisher, Director, Prospus Marketing
If you ever want an event organising – Flock are your ‘go to’ team. They are THE events people.
Chris Blade, CEO, Cumbria Crystal
The event was superbly organised, the attention to detail was beautiful, but my overriding memory will be the feeling of warmth, joy and sense of community, now that really is hard to achieve!
Sarah Stables, Director, Stables & Co
The night was inspirational, emotional, uplifting. It was the perfect gig. Can we salute you all?
Catherine Connor, Director, Lovingly Artisan
I would just like to say - WOW FLOCK - over 300 followers on the Bowness and Windermere Present Facebook page, and visiting all those businesses in Windermere and Bowness - you are superwomen!! I had a quick look through the likes, shares and comments and there is a real...
Helen Belshaw, Owner, Just H Design
What an amazing evening. The atmosphere was electric.
Zoe Dawes, The Quirky Traveller
When we opened for business we needed to get the word out. Soph and Janett's enthusiasm for our property was obviously infectious as it led to being contacted by More4 after appearing in local papers and glossies. Who can deny their attention to detail delivered with huge smiles and naughty...
Joyce McGuire, Owner, Dome House
Working with Sophia and Janett is like inviting Mary Poppins and Mrs Doubtfire into your life; they sweep in full of positive energy, give everything a shake up, a lick of paint and a polish and re-present you to the world all shiny and new and full of hope and...
Janette Philips, Artist
Flock’s energy and creativity gets things done and we appreciate that their alternative approach really does bring the wow factor. Thank you! Look forward to working with you again.
Diane and Spencer Hannah, Herdy
WHO’S BEEN FLOCKED?