The citizens of Malta, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Latvia voted to join the European Union.
Toyota introduced the second generation of its hybrid model, the Prius II and maintained its leadership in this market segment.
The last Volkswagen Beetle left the factory in Mexico.
Yang Liwei, the first Chinese astronaut, orbited the earth for 21 hours, making China the third country in space after the Soviet Union and the United States forty years earlier.
The Queen Mary II, the largest cruise ship in the world at that time, left the Chantiers de l’Atlantique. She is 345 meters longs and can accommodate up to 3,000 passengers.
Alinghi’s Swiss Challenge won the 31st America’s Cup.
And in the summer of 2003, Stand By Me was born.
We work with our clients from the outset to help them clearly state their needs. We then act quickly to present them with viable solutions.
Bart Leppens’ passion for design, layouts and the harmony of shapes gave birth to Stand By Me. After studying with stand builders, he decided in 2003 to chart his own path and created his own business.
During his childhood in Central Africa, Bart learned to find the best solution, no matter what circumstances. This pragmatism, possibly one of the most valuable tools in this area, is combined with his consistent taste for design, materials and construction methods.
Over the past fifteen years, Bart has forged solid relationships with his clients and partners. His professionalism is the main reason.
25 years of experience in communications both in agencies and major brands in the Swiss watch industry have shaped Eric’s vision of marketing. At the end of 2015 he decided to join Bart at Stand By Me. He has an analytical mind and is a perfectionist, driven by the search for harmony and aesthetics that, he feels, are found in everyone and everything.