The loft is delighted to have worked many of its clients for a number of years and our relationship with Altia Solutions (now Altia-ABM,) a software company that helps investigators increase the effectiveness of their investigations, at over 5 years is one of our longest. In that time, we have collaborated on over 100 creative projects with our work on the SOCEX brochure design has been one of the real highlights.

The Serious & Organised Crime Exchange (SOCEX) was co-founded by Altia and Think Different Events. The project was started in 2014 and involved the creation of a new conference designed to give top law-enforcement officials a forum to network, exchange ideas and celebrate success. We were incredibly happy to be part of the founding committee and helped with the design of the name, identity and event brochure. We worked closely with both our partners to create a brand that would be meaningful, stand the test of time and provide the correct balance of creativity and professionalism.

The inaugural 2015 May conference was the first of its type and speakers included the then UK Home Secretary – Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Sir John Murphy and Mick Creedon. Throughout the following years, we have continued to assist with the brochure design where we have always worked to showcase the themes of each conference, ensure it continually adds value and there has been an underlying consistency throughout.

SOCEX is now one of the key dates in the calendar for law-enforcement officials, there have been spin-offs (including more specialist conferences) and international events are planned too. We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing our support of this excellent event with 5 brochures designed in total and a 6th currently in development.



“SOCEX, Serious and Organised Crime Exchange. As a concept, the Conference title can spring up many images — whether coming from the dark world of blockbuster thrillers or gritty police dramas on TV. The loft managed to capture the seriousness of the subject matter being discussed across the two day conference while providing a document which will have a life long after the conference itself, capturing the core elements of the event in such a way that attendees and their colleagues will return to it as a vivid reminder of what took place.”

Martin Jack, Managing Director of Think Different Events

“When Altia decided to develop and be the lead sponsor of the ‘SOCEX’ conference and the annual ‘Keith Hughes Awards,’ the loft worked closely with us. They delivered excellent work within tight deadlines and the results were commented on very favourably by many of the attendees.”

Ian Watson, CEO of Altia-ABM