Bespoke Christmas designs for Nationwide Building Society

Published by PHS on 27 August 2015

Swindon HQ and Northampton are both 24 hour operational sites, and have strict security regulations which must be rigorously adhered to. Work needed to be completed out of hours and within a set time schedule to avoid disruption to personnel and to ensure smooth operation throughout the installation and removal.

At PHS Greenleaf, we are experienced at working under tight security and time restrictions, and this project required us to complete permits to work, staff inductions, vehicle details and checks, site specific risk assessments, safe system of work, IPAF/PASMA certification and PAT testing certificates.

Health and safety is paramount for Nationwide and our teams coordinated the planned works down to the finest detail, across the entire portfolio. 

Our key personnel are IPAF/PASMA certified and trained to operate specialist high-level access equipment, professionally and efficiently installing suspended display items and dressing (and undressing) large feature trees.


The Nationwide project was jointly managed by Senior Key Account Manager Julie Buck, Bespoke Christmas Account Manager Sam Potts, and Operations Manager Mike Williams, who between them have over 50 years experience of large and specialist Christmas projects.

The planning was meticulous and involved site visits to assess all technical, electrical and access issues and prepare a detailed installation and removal schedule.

A range of decor has been installed at Nationwide, most notably:

  • Spectacular 9.0m replica Feature Cone tree for HQ atrium beautifully dressed with co-ordinated baubles and 6,500 LED lights. All our tree lights are LED low voltage and PAT tested as standard. 
  • Stunning display of Cluster replica trees, 6.0m/5.5m/ 4.5m/ 3.6m/ 3.0m skilfully dressed with co-ordinated baubles and 5,500 LED lights.
  • Festive scene finished with snow base dressing, garland trim and rattan reindeer.
  • High-level decorated lit garlands, slimline replica trees and floral accessories.

Nationwide Building Society have been delighted with the professional service provided by PHS Greenleaf Christmas team over the years, and appreciated the time taken to ensure we always deliver a stunning festive display across all their corporate sites.

Watch the timelapse Christmas installation video

by PHS