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Here are 19 agencies outside London recommended for branding and design

By June Archbold | Product Manager

April 21, 2023 | 5 min read

This week, we explore which small UK agencies come with client endorsements for brand design.


These small agencies outside the capital come endorsed by clients / Unsplash

With the industry debating how to make a success of a crucial rebrand, such as the one introduced recently by EA Sports FC, we plumbed The Drum Recommends database to see which client-endorsed agencies have gained plaudits for their design skills.

The Drum Recommends is a free service designed by The Drum to help marketers find relevant, trusted agencies. Recommendations are based on reviews by the people best placed to judge their expertise – their clients.

Every year, The Drum Recommends receives thousands of ratings from advertisers. Marketers complete a survey that scores their agency’s performance and the quality and range of their services, as well as price. In order to become recommended for a service, agencies must receive a minimum of three client ratings.

Below, you’ll find the names, headcount and office locations of 19 agencies offering branding design services, each with 20 or fewer employees.

Agency Number of staff Location(s)
Anorak 10 Milton Keynes
Bold 10 Leeds, Los Angeles
Bonfire Creative Intelligence 10 Bedford
Creative Pod 20 Crawley
FDG Creative 8 Dorking
Fridays at Nine 7 Bournemouth
Genoa Black 16 Edinburgh
me&you creative limited 8 Sevenoaks
RBL 17 Leamington
Shaped By 14 Bristol
Solve Web Media 12 Newquay
Storm 20 Southend-On-Sea
Strand PR 7 Royston
Think Design Manchester 11 Manchester
This is Fever 13 Colchester
Threerooms 10 Nottingham
Urban River 7 Newcastle Upon Tyne
Vivid Creative 16 Sheffield
We Are 778 8 Poole

Would you recommend your agency partner to another marketer? Tell us all about your experience by rating their services. And if you work for an agency that you think deserves to be recommended, all you need to do is register with The Drum for free.

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