Does your branding do justice to
your business and its people?

Branding which lets you down is bad for sales, staff morale and recruitment. Yet rebrands are often seen as expensive and – worse still – risky

We overcome these concerns by using real, often overlooked distinctions of your business (diamonds under your feet) to give you a sparkling, authentic identity which your stakeholders will love from Day 1.

The results include higher sales, stronger culture and clear blue water between you and your competitors.

“World class design. Our own-label and retail brands attract attention everywhere we go. It’s hugely motivating for my team.”

Robbie AtkinsonAT Solutions Group (inc. Willow appliances)

“Real Branding have been central to the growth of our business and making it the UK No.1 in our niche.”

Michael HarleyFounder, Redplug (Rockwool blown insulation specialists)

“Great strategists, able to think beyond the tactical campaign side of things and really get into the essence of what gives a brand its true USP.”

James HickmanCEO, Online Home Retail (

“Real Branding transformed our business. We had many months of growth so rapid, it scared others away. Not them.”

Marcus HicklinCo-founder & Director, Dream Car Giveaways

“Everything – even application forms – now looks professional and does justice to our amazing staff and services.”

Maria BrownFundraising Coordinator, Social Life Opportunities

“The new branding reflects our vibrant business and communicates our values as part of the international co-op movement which is, at heart, what we all are about.”

Vivian WoodellFounder, The Phone Coop

Let’s find the diamonds under your feet

Most businesses are more distinctive than they realise, even those surrounded by big-budget rivals with similar products and services.  Standing out from that crowd –  being visibly better – demands ignoring fashion and finding genuine strengths. Often hidden, these strengths are the diamonds on which authentic, confident branding is founded. They are central to brands which customers and staff love and feel proud to be a part of.

Our collaborative, evidenced and tested process unearths your diamonds and polishes them up to attract the sales, staff and success you need. Justice done. No leap of faith required.

Finding out more is easy: just book a no-obligation 30 minute meeting with our MD, Michael.


  • Strategy and Positioning
  • Brand Discovery
  • Brand and Creative Strategy
  • Naming and Tone of voice
  • Value Propositions
  • Logo Design and Identity
  • Illustration and Copywriting
  • Print Collateral


  • Website Design and Development
  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Build-ready designs for Magento, Shopify & more
  • Bespoke WordPress websites
  • WordPress guides and training for in-house teams
  • Conversion rate optimisation
  • Illustration and Copywriting

Are we right for you? Ask any of our clients

We are so confident of the quality of our work and our client relationships that we’d be happy to put you in touch with any of them, and as many as you like.

As lead creatives, we work across all sectors, from funded start-ups and SMEs in need of revitalisation, to large corporates with projects in need of fresh thinking. All, naturally enough, want to know:

  • How good are Real Branding?
  • What are they like to work with?
  • Can Real Branding give us what we need?

We don’t call you as part of this process, just set up the call – so do tell us which clients you would like to call you, now.

“Real quality and attention to detail”

Megan PerryHead of Communications, Sustainable Food Trust

“It is rare to find people with such a thorough understanding of what makes us special and why it matters.”

Nick Leeming FRICSChair, Jackson-Stops

“We hired Real Branding because they did such a brilliant job with our previous business. They’ve now done it again, providing a level of quality I’ve not experienced anywhere else.”

Richard SharplesCEO, Spring Retirement

“Looks good, miles easier to navigate and runs so much smoother.”

Customer feedbackDream Car Facebook page

“Staff and volunteers alike really appreciated being consulted. It made a big difference. ”

Karen SwinburnCEO, Social Life Opportunities

Frequently asked questions

Five dedicated in-house staff, plus several regular freelancers whom we have come to trust to match our standards.

Yes, most often with specialist developers, SEO and PPC teams.

Yes – some of our longest client relationships (e.g. Laufen) are with in-house marketing departments.

Yes: we do illustrations and copywriting in-house and work with numerous photographers, video makers and more.

Yes, we are strategists and offer various levels of project management.

Have a project in mind?