digital marketing

building better brands

What we do

We provide strategic and tactical marketing support for business owners of all shapes and sizes. Our aim is to make your brand shine and help you grow your business.

Outsourced Marketing

We can manage your ongoing marketing with flexible arrangements and competitive day rates or pay per project.


Whether it’s writing blogs for your website or content for your social media, we can help you articulate your messages clearly and succinctly. 


Graphic Design

From logo’s to website design, brochures to exhibition graphics, we can help you with your graphic design requirements.

Brand Identity

Our brand workshop is designed to help you understand your identity, who your target audience is, what your USPs are and how to stand out from your competition.

Employee Communication

Your employees are an extension of your brand so we work with you to make sure they’re doing all they can to support it.

Mentoring & Training

Upskill your in-house marketing team to enable them to add value and make an impact on your day-to-day marketing activities.

Our Latest Work

Take a look at some of the work we’ve done for our amazing clients.

to grow your business

Need to upskill your team?

We know that sometimes marketing tasks get given to employees who are not marketing trained as such. That’s totally fine, but a mentoring programme with the Design Grove might be just what they need to accelerate their learning and your businesses marketing success.

Buy our e-book

Written in a no-nonsense way, The Design Grove Marketing A-Z contains everything you need to know about marketing for your own business. With a chapter for each letter of the alphabet, we left no stone unturned. Download the e-book right here for just £15.

Why we are different

Working in a wide range of organisations over the years and through first hand experience, it is very hard to recruit marketing professionals that possess an ‘all round’ set of skills.

Often you find someone with great strategic knowledge but isn’t much of a writer. Or someone who is a great copywriter, but isn’t very creative.

With The Design Grove you get all this in one delightful package, providing a holistic marketing service for your business.

From Our lovely Clients

“Gillian has delivered a complete overhaul of our branding and marketing strategy and I would highly recommend her to any company looking to increase their marketing efforts.”

David Farncombe

Sales Director, Precision Investment Castings

“Gillian is a naturally gifted communicator, she has a real passion and flair for her work, combined with the high emotional IQ essential for delivering a complex communication strategy.”

Mark Stanley

CDA, Ferranti Technologies

“Gillian really helped us unlock the true potential of our brand. She understood our needs and the demands of the market. Through workshops and bringing ideas to fruition, she’s both knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”

Dave Ross

Owner, Brickhouse Productions

“There is no one better suited to help businesses get their marketing, web and social in order. Gillian facilitated and coordinated a branding workshop for us which gave us the direction we needed to move forward.”

Philippa King-Smith

Managing Director, SpiritSmith

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