About us

We were born in London and have grown to become one of the North’s leading brand design consultancies, whilst still maintaining our roots in the South. We have been in the branding business for over four decades and have gained over 130 global brand design awards, through focusing on our clients and helping them build brand success. Our clients stretch from Tongham to Taipei, and from Northampton to New York – several of them have been supporting us for two decades or more. We work in a Victorian library that we have converted into the ideal studio space to help harness our inspirational energies. We encourage commitment and engagement by ensuring our team has a stake in our business and we’ve nurtured a team spirit that’s enabled us to survive and thrive – most of our people have been on board for a decade or more.

We are a multi-discipline consultancy made up of specialist teams that focus on the core areas of brand delivery:
/ Brand strategy and design
/ Marketing communications
/ Digital Media
/ Packaging Design
/ Retail
With over 30 years’ experience designing for some of the world’s most successful organisations and brands, we have built up an unprecedented wealth of market knowledge and insights. In creative terms we can compete with the best in the world. In strategic and marketing terms we are designers with extensive experience in brand management and practical marketing. We also have strategic partners, with additional complementary skills, that give us an incredible resource enabling us to tackle successfully the most complex and challenging briefs.

Skills

Branding

Sector Experience

Brand Management, Branding, Communications

Awards

Annual Global Design Awards, D&AD Award - In-book, DBA Design Effectiveness Award, Digital Impact Awards, Employer Brand Management Award (EBMA), good design award, Graphis Design Award, HOW International Design Awards, HOW Promo and Marketing Awards, Mobius, New York Ad Festival, Roses Design Awards, Transform Award

Trade Associations

Brewers Association, Chartered Institute of Designers, Design Business Association DBA, Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA)

Ranking
#52 Ranked Design Agency
Recommendations
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Currently No Client Rating
Achievements
Annual 2019 ShortlistMystical Brewery Rebrand – Moorhouse'sBranding Annual 2019 ShortlistArriva IdentityBranding Annual 2018 ShortlistArriva IdentityBranding Annual 2017 ShortlistEpic calendarTypography Annual 2017 ShortlistFitness GarageBranding Annual 2017 ShortlistGreen's Gluten Free BeerEffectiveness Annual 2017 ShortlistHarvey's Brewery RebrandPackaging Annual 2016 ShortlistGreen's Gluten Free Beer PackagingPackaging Annual 2016 ShortlistRebecca Scott Brand IDBranding Annual 2016 ShortlistNational Grid's Chairman's Awards BrochureGraphic
Project featured:Lifeplus Vision and Values Book
on 15th January 2016
Project featured:Crafty Dan brand packaging
on 18th January 2016
Project featured:Croots rebrand
on 5th February 2016
Project featured:Epic calendar
on 13th March 2016
Project featured:Fitness Garage
on 1st February 2017
Project featured:Make Your Mark – Epic Notebook
on 26th October 2017
Project featured:Arriva Identity
on 12th January 2018
Project featured:Body Sculpture Supplements
on 25th January 2018
Project featured:Integrating pubs and bars on the Isle of Man
on 1st February 2018
Project featured:Mystical Brewery Rebrand – Moorhouse's
on 9th May 2018
Project featured:National Grid's Chairman's Awards Brochure
on 29th October 2022
Founded
1978
Size
11-50 People
Creativepool member since 22 February 2011