Experts with diverse
perspectives and a
unity of values.

The core Real Branding team has a strong shared ethos, whilst coming from very different backgrounds. This helps us to empathise with your customers and clients.


Graphic designer, fine artist, perfectionist


Strategist, art director, copywriter, optimist


Web UX designer & developer, WordPress expert, pragmatist


Financial manager, proof reader, realist

A little bit about us

The core team above has been together for almost a decade, a year after Michael and Gail took over the agency (having previously been clients of it). At that time – and for several years afterwards – the agency was called Blue Moon Creative. The switch to Real Branding was made to reflect the advice we so often gave to clients: for a small business like ours to attract high quality corporates, our specialisms and strengths should be blindingly obvious from the start.

Being small can be challenging at times of peak demand. Despite this, we rarely sub-contract creative work, preferring instead to out-source the back office functions which enable us to run efficiently, to regular suppliers and cloud software.

Real Branding Outside office

“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)

“Real quality and attention to detail”

Megan PerryHead of Communications, Sustainable Food Trust

“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

“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

“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

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