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About us

Bate Brand is a communications agency in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, specialising in graphic design, branding, copywriting, digital marketing, E-commerce, web and print services.

The Bate team stretches from a dynamic core in Ryde, into Southampton and across the UK. We are consciously developing, adapting and innovating to give you leading creative talent in the field. We are specialists in our respective fields, so you can benefit from our experience, knowledge and skills. Our dedicated team is always one step ahead - we combine technology with design for innovative services created to put you one step ahead of your competition.

Corporate identity, graphic design, web development, printing, copywriting, digital marketing and SEO - pursuing creative excellence is in our DNA.

Bate Brand knows how to brand your business and use design to deliver lasting success.

We specialise in helping growth-orientated start ups and SME's do more with less, through the design and implementation of hard working brand communications. Our extensive range of in-house services include graphic design, web development, copywriting, printing, packaging, brand development, SEO and social media.

Our dedicated creative studio in Ryde on the Isle of Wight is very accessible - just two hours from London and yes, we can even fly from Southampton airport. Your business size and proximity to us make no difference.

Did you know:

Visitors decide if they like your website within 5 seconds!

We have a simple philosophy: we’re a people agency.

We can scale up or down. We help every ambitious business think big and reach higher goals. We strive to make everyone we work with think way beyond the ordinary - to win you recognition within your field and stand out from the competition. By adding creative value to your business and connecting you with your customers, we aim to make you the go-to choice for your customer. Our strong, fifteen-year track record proves a reliable ROI on our services - maybe that’s why so many of our clients have grown up with us.

Did you know:

For every £1 invested in design, a business can expect over £4 in increased net operating profit

The Design Council

Our business branding acumen sets us apart across all our services, from graphic design, branding, identity, print, web and copywriting.

Underpinning all we do is rigorous assessment and research, so that strategic planning frames the start of every project. With every brief, we like to gain invaluable insight about your business. Knowledge is power and that means we can rise to any challenge, no matter how complicated.

Specialists in our respective fields, we offer a breadth and depth of service with guaranteed returns on your business through our creative design, strategic consultation and brand management.

We’re very accessible too. We value face time, whether for a coffee or a chat, so whatever your project just pop into our offices.

Mark

Mark

Client services and brand direction

Founder and Creative Director Mark Bate has over 20 years experience in the graphic design industry and has worked for firms who count Coca Cola, Legal and General and Northwest Airlines in their client base. He is responsible for client services, customer care and creative leadership and is expert in delivering brand identity and building brand awareness for small and medium sized organisations. He enjoys photography, motorcycling and travelling.

Nicky

Nicky

Proof reading and copywriting

Nicky has a very “hands on” approach to the smooth running of our publications services and is often on-site with clients delivering editorial support. Responsible for project proof reading and editing, Nicky is also key in brand research and hosting our brand seminars and workshops. When not at work, you will find Nicky happy in the kitchen or tucked up with a glass of wine and the latest cook book.

Elliott

Elliott

Graphic design and Squarespace geek

Elliott is involved with most of our projects right from the initial design concept to client sign off. His consistently high level of work has won awards, most recently the National Car Club Award for Outstanding Magazine Design of the year, and he ensures that every client brief is met to the full. As long as this chap has a mug of tea in front of him, he's good to go. If he's not causing havoc with his little nephew at the weekend, you'll probably find him at a West Ham game.

Lea

Lea

Web design and everything online

A valued member of the team for years, Lea's skills encompass all design for both print & web. Now even more specialised in web design and build, Lea is responsible for pulling together Bate’s web projects. He enjoys all things ‘new’ and keeps the Bate team at the frontline on web tech breakthroughs – when not at work, Lea is often glued to an iPhone/iMac/iPad somewhere.

Sarah

Sarah

Brand savvy copywriting expert

Sarah worked for years in the national media as a journalist and feature writer before turning her craft into copywriting for businesses. She writes carefully crafted copy and meaningful targeted content on any subject, across all industry sectors and platforms to help businesses communicate effectively with their customers. She writes for organisations nationwide to strengthen their brand positioning in the marketplace. Time out is kayaking or running, yet strangely often where she creates straplines.

Jamie

Jamie

Programming, our code junkie

Jamie is our server side programmer, with over 9 years of coding behind him, specialising in PHP and SQL but is also proficient in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. His attention to detail and love for efficient code is reflected in his projects, by building fast and responsive websites. He has a strong knowledge of APIs from services such as Twitter, and prides himself by integrating websites seamlessly with such services. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys a spot of photography, a decent film, and occasionally flying his kite.

Rachael

Rachael

Sales and marketing

An English graduate, Rachael has a distinct knack for nurturing client relationships, and building customer service above and beyond normal expectations. Responsible for all communications from social media to the blog, she is the go-to friendly voice on the phone, the enthusiastic representative at events and the happy client liaison. Mildly obsessed with horseriding, Rachael frequently bores the studio with tales of her adventures on her horse, Dexter.

Mike

Mike

Mainland photographer

A leading photographer in his field, Mike is always our first choice – for many years now. With substantial experience in technical and creative imagery, his reputation is centred on a high standard of personal commitment and photography that is both classic and cutting-edge, contemporary and innovative. His passion for the genre is at all time high with that defining buzz moment – a completed project reaching the highest standards and one happy client.

Chris

Chris

Online marketing expert

Chris specialises in online marketing with a focus the technical aspects of remarketing, content marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO), social media and analytics. His interest is making sure the technical solution delivers the determined business goals, and that those are monitored and adjusted, achieving the most from an online presence.

Tom

Tom

Branding, print and web expert

Confident, reliable and capable of producing top quality designs at the drop of a hat, Tom is an essential cog in the Bate Brand team. He enjoys exploring new design techniques and introducing the rest of the team to the latest methods. Outside of work, Tom enjoys the great outdoors and a nice, cold pint.

Lydia

Lydia

Graphic Designer, illustrator

Lydia is a talented illustrator turned graphic designer offering a wide range of creative styles and ideas to add to the mix. She’s up to date with techniques both old and new from pen & paint to vector illustrations on the mac.

Timi

Timi

Graphic Designer

Timi is our exciting new designer, fresh to the Bate Brand team. Parachuted in to help with our growing graphic design portfolio, she has proved herself more than competent in website design and photography, as well as developing her HTML and CSS skills. In her spare time, Timi loves travelling to new places and sampling new foods. In both cases, the more exotic the better.

Let's work together

We’re a people agency and what we love most is jumping on an opportunity to innovate and originate brilliant ideas to create brands with intrinsic value.

Call us on 01983 810505 or email ahoy@batebrand.com