Investment in design delivers bottom line results

Ambitious? Short of time? Bate offers a one-stop-shop marketing communications service for all types of business. We can scale up or down. No matter what size your business, or where you are located, we can deliver you success.

We help ambitious businesses 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 marketing strategy to connect you with your customers, we aim to make you the go-to choice for your customers. Our strong, seventeen-year track record demonstrates a reliable ROI on our services - maybe that’s why so many of our clients have grown up with us.

We’ve worked tirelessly hard to think of everything you want from an agency, so your brand gets maximum exposure. Because we can scale up or down, we’re really accessible and budget-friendly. Our dynamic range of services allows you to pick and choose what you want – and when you want it. That means you can add as you grow, constantly refining and adapting as your business evolves with us; and we will work to evolve with you whilst keeping at the cutting edge of our fields of expertise.

Bate Brand has many years’ experience in design and marketing; we know how to brand your business and use design intelligently to deliver lasting success with a high ROI.

We specialise in helping growth-orientated organisations and SMEs do more with less, through the design and implementation of hard working marketing communications. Our extensive range of in-house services include graphic design, brand revitalisation, web development including web apps, content writing, SEO and digital marketing, blogging and social media.  With our design expertise we bring an extra edge to the HubSpot inbound marketing platform by working with you to optimise not just content and SEO but look, feel and brand.

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 - have enthusiasm, will travel!

Did you know:

Companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales-ready leads at 33% lower cost

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 acumen sets us apart across all our services, from graphic design, branding, web design and copywriting to marketing. We understand the pitfalls and problems that face businesses, having experienced many challenges both in our own business environment and with our clients.

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

We are proud to have won various awards in working with our customers; each award represents a successful project giving a good return to the customer. We always strive to deliver the best and to have that project recognised for excellence is the icing on the cake. National awards include for our website design and our design for print and publishing.

About us

Bate Brand is a multi-award-winning team of graphic designers, web developers and digital marketing experts, based on the Isle of Wight.

The Bate team stretches from a dynamic core in in the heart of Ryde, into Southampton and across the UK. We are consciously growing and developing our team, reaching out to collaborate with leading creative talent in the industry. We encourage sharing information with our customers; the latest thinking in digital technologies and marketing innovation, so you can benefit from our experience, knowledge and skills. Our dedicated team is always one step ahead - we combine digital marketing with design excellence for innovative services created for ambitious organisations wanting to be one step ahead of their competition.

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 or give us a call.

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 with various household names, including Mercedes, Legal and General, Northwest Airlines and Walkers. 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.

Dennis

Dennis

Sales and Marketing

The newest member of our team, Dennis has worked in the direct sales industry for 10 years. Dennis takes pride in providing the right strategy for businesses to progress and enjoys building long-term, healthy and mutually beneficial relationships between clients and customers alike. He rarely stops working, even at home, but he will stop everything briefly for Spurs matches.

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.

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, or pottering on her allotment - when she is not planning the next motorcycling holiday.

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 on integrating websites seamlessly with such services. In his spare time, Jamie enjoys a spot of photography, a decent film, and occasionally flying his kite.

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, if not supporting his other half in her rollerskating team events.

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.

Caroline

Caroline

Semior Packaging Designer

Specialising in fast moving consumer goods, Caroline has over 20 years experience as a product and packaging designer. Caroline has worked with startups, big brands and multi-national licensing companies across a variety of sectors including health and beauty, toys, cosmetics, toiletries, food and drink, confectionary, chocolate and gifting.

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 an all time high with that defining buzz moment – a completed project reaching the highest standards and one happy client.

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Join us?

We're excited to see what you can offer

We're always open to discussing new collaborations, so if you feel you have something to bring to the party then please feel free to drop us an emails telling us a little about you and how you think our customers could benefit from your talent.

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We're the creative marketing and design company that aims to expertly support ambitious clients with all their brand and marketing communication needs.

If you would like to talk to us about how we can help deliver the results you need, our team would love to hear from you. Call us on 01983 810505.