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"Working with The Idea Engine has been nothing short of a delight"

Louise Miller-Marshall - Principle - Pilton Community College

They are creative and innovative, and have helped transform our buildings and our image, giving us a massive injection of vibrancy. They are an integral part of the Pilton team and absolutely work to get the very best for the school and our students. They are passionate about what they do, and that passion is very infectious! They are flexible and responsive and utterly committed to what they are doing. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

"Bringing back the fun and creativity into satellite"

Irina Petrov - Marketing Director - Onlime Business Communications

The Idea Engine are an incredibly talented team who can relate to the individual customer needs. Not only did they create the brand that is stylish and recognisable but also helped me to fulfil my desire of shaking up our rather tired industry and brought back the fun and creativity into satellite.

"Creating a stunning brand and design is The Idea Engine's speciality"

Paul Tivey - Partner - Pinfields Accountants

Their innovative way of wrapping a brand to get a unanimous “buy in” from a Board with contrasting views was almost as impressive.

"Refreshing to work with"

Melissa Bailey - Owner - Ice Jewellery

We are so pleased that we found the team at The Idea Engine. It’s refreshing to work with a team who make the time, spend the time and care passionately about not only their own work but yours too! Stunning creative ideas and outstanding customer service..

"Great service with great results"

Karl Seeley MNAEA - Partner - Bond Oxborough Phillips Estate Agents

The Idea Engine were a great help and were always willing to go above and beyond. The Idea Engine helped us with the design of our rebrand. They took the time to find out about our business and help us choose the branding that best suited/benefitted our organisation. We were helped to make good choices and we are particularly impressed with their design skill set and customer service. Their knowledge of their services and ability to match these to our needs certainly made a big difference.

The Idea Engine were a pleasure to do business with. I most certainly enjoyed and appreciated working alongside them. I have no hesitation in recommending The Idea Engine. Great service with great results!

"Imaginitive, Reliable"

Gordon Gurr - Owner - Lumination Lighting

Having worked with Mark on several marketing projects, we have always found The Idea Engine imaginative, reliable and prompt in completing their assignments at a realistic cost.

"A profound impact"

Rob Passmore - Owner - Jewelstreet

Working with Mark and the team at The Idea Engine has had a profound impact on our business. He helps us to distil our brand vision down to its essence and communicate it to our audience in a way that has dramatically increased our brand awareness and bottom-line.

"Transformed the appearance of our school"

Rose Budge - Head of Marketing - Pilton Community College

We have used The Idea Engine to revamp and update the image of our school. They took over the marketing project and have transformed the appearance of the entrance of the school, together with our publications and certain areas of the site.

It has been a pleasure to work with Mark and his team; they listened to us, and took on board our ideas. They were able to engage with all our staff, and worked around the 1300 pupils and 200 staff involved in the daily school bustle. They have been motivational and have helped to strengthen the community feeling of the school.

They deliver as promised and went beyond our expectations. The school now has a light and modern feel, with practical and aesthetic visual features incorporated in their designs to an exceptionally high standard.

"A great success"

Cathy Whormsley - Head of Marketing - John Fowler Holiday Parks

We have been working with the Idea Engine for over 12 months now. They helped us build a new brand identity for our main brand and also for a sub brand. The results were a fresher, brighter looking brand which has lifted our marketing material and company image across the board. Our 2014 brochure has been a great success and we look forward to building on this for years to come.

"Surpassed my expectations"

Colin Mitchell - Harmony Lifepath

The Idea Engine’s experience and knowledge of branding and skill in communicating and evoking these brand values to clients is fantastic. Mark and The Idea Engine team regularly surpass my expectations on quality and speed of delivery. Their understanding, friendliness and helpfulness is invaluable. I’m delighted to be a client of The Idea Engine and plan on doing so for many years to come and happy sharing my views through a testimonial.

"Captivated the fun of our business concept"

Jo Dunbavin - Owner - Two Tarts

The Idea Engine provided an excellent, innovative design for our business branding which captivated the fun of our business concept. Mark has provided a very efficient, responsive service which has helped us adapt and advance our business as and when required. We have felt in very safe hands with The Idea Engine.

"A better future is possible"

Andy Watts - Managing Director - Harmony

Mark has the ability to take a blurred vision of what should be and develop, enhance and nurture it into the real thing. He has brought immense value to our business and we continue to work with him. Highly recommended to all who recognise that a better future is possible.

"Professional approach from the outset"

Keith Sowden - Partner - KeiWay

Our company was expanding which involved moving to a larger premises and we considered a new corporate identity was needed. The Idea Engine were very helpful, with a professional approach from the outset, and provided us with a new company logo including designs for our company signage and stationary etc. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Idea Engine to anybody requiring a similar service.

"They really are branding heroes"

Amelia Isaac - Creative Director - Design Shop

For any business, rebranding can feel like balancing on a pin. We are proud to work with The Idea Engine. They really are branding heroes. The Idea Engine take an existing brand and seem to dip it in sunshine, so that everyone is excited about the brand again and where it can go.

If Superman needed a rebrand and The Idea Engine were commissioned to do so I have no doubt that Superman would be more capable than ever of saving the world!

"Sensitivity and understanding"

Steve Roberts - Owner - St Michaels Nursery

The Idea Engine have been a great partner in rebranding St Michaels Nurseries, from the outset they have understood the type of business we are and have approached each project with the sensitivity and understanding it deserved. From an outstanding brochure, working on every element from photography, to print run, to our recent re launch of our website, The Idea Engine have harmonized the design work and delivered exactly what we wanted. The Idea Engine are able to offer a holistic approach to a campaign and are prepared to get involved in every important detail, delivering on time and at a very reasonable cost.

"Simply delightful"

Vivienne Hudson-Findlay - Managing Director - HotelshopUK

The Idea Engine is a breath of fresh air when it comes to ideas! They ask the right questions about your company and listen to what you need, they then come up with a bright, clear and fun image that is just perfect for your brand.

We immediately bought into their vision of our company and have worked with them ever since. Their passion and enthusiasm will match your own and this is carried through into the brand and everything the brand touches. We have even changed our internal policies to support the vision and we all live and breathe our brand values everyday. I cannot reccommend The Idea Engine highly enough, they are simply delightful!

"Attractive, Insightful and effective"

Harry Roberts - My Holiday Cottage Marketing

We have worked with Mark and The Idea Engine for a few years and have always found them not only a pleasure to work with but very good at quickly understanding the brief and delivering a creative response that is not only attractive but insightful and affective.

"Great brand strength"

Simon Suckling - Managing Director - Smart Tool Group

"A pleasure to work with. Was able to connect with the brand message and good understanding of what was required to give the brand strength. Very good partner to work with , very well priced and adaptable for our needs. Would recommend to others."

"Seamless and easy delivery of fresh ideas."

Rock Barouh - Owner & Managing Director - The Thatch, Billy Budds, The Old Sawmills, Cook Island

"It’s been great working with Mark and Josh at the Idea Engine; seamless and easy delivery of fresh ideas that have been bought to life with creativity and enthusiasm. Stress has been turned to excitement since we started working together!"

"Extremely efficient, great at identifying our core values and ethics to establish a new brand to set us out from the market."

Bobby Dyer - Owner - Linton Support

"Personal, easy to work with and great support. Nothing was too much trouble and we were very happy with the end result. We feel we have really created a strong image/brand for our business moving forward"

"Always meet and exceed expectations."

Steve Hart - Marketing Manager - SMART Tool Group

"We have worked with Idea Engine on a wide range of projects and they have been consistently fast and excellent to work with. Jobs are quoted clearly and the end product always meets or exceeds expectations."

"A refreshing experience."

Tim Sampson - Owner - Chequers Estate Agents

"Meeting Mark and Josh was a refreshing experience and their innovative ideas really helped in pushing our business forwards and moving with the times"

"A remarkable creative agency."

Laurence Smith - Managing Director - Zeon Healthcare

"A remarkable creative agency under great management with brains that can cut through the forest to produce solutions that truly deliver tremendous brand performance."

"Not only met expectations, but exceeded them on every occasion."

Robert May - Owner - Rummage4

"As an innovative internet search system that’s already quietly been discovered in over 110 countries worldwide it was always going to be a challenge to find a graphic design partner to meet the exacting standards we demand of ourselves. Despite an exhaustive national search (just to check) we simply could not equal the attention, service and delivery provided by Mark. After securing investment that accelerated our growth beyond expectation, the pressure to keep pace with 3 agile development teams meant we requested some outrageously tight deadlines and expectations on Mark, he not only met those expectations but exceeded them on every occasion.

 

Mark has a brave and intuitive design confidence, he has given us the boldness of design we need to help us stand out and compete against major, nationally, recognised brands.

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As our system goes from concept to reality Mark has given our system the credibility to attract both attention and investment.

 

The idea engine is now an essential and integral part of my company. The calls to Mark only ever need to be brief; he listens, he gets it, he delivers! Superb!"

"Nothing is too much trouble."

Rose Budge - Marketing Manager - Ventrus MAT

"I have worked with Mark and Josh over the past 12 years and they have been brilliant with their vision for websites and just knowing what has been best for us. Their customer care has been exceptional and nothing is too much trouble."

"Incredibly professional."

Francesca Taffs - Communications & Marketing Officer - British Hen Welfare Trust

"Efficient, easy to work with and incredibly professional sums up The Idea Engine."

"A key asset to our business."

Lucy Fitzgerald - Owner - Fitzgerald HR

"As we approached our “10 year in business” mark, we asked The Idea Engine to look at our existing brand for us so that it reflected the company we are now. Without asking them to, The Idea Engine went out and spoke to our customers to find out what they really valued about working with us. We were really pleased that they took the time to do this and they then went on to create something that was unique, current and really meaningful. We as a team were absolutely delighted with what they did. In addition to this, they are brilliant to work with and nothing is too much trouble. Last minute jobs are never a problem and they really do work in partnership with us. We really value them as a key asset to our business."

"Insightful, sensitive and supportive approach."

Sara Williams - Head of Marketing - Philip Dennis Foodservice

"The Idea Engine have proved a huge support Philip Dennis, in a variety of ways. Mark’s understanding of brand is exceptional and his insightful, sensitive and supportive approach to team work makes him a rare and precious find. We are looking forward to working with Mark and Josh more closely than ever in this coming year."

"Clear, calm, consistent and continuing support."

William Lloyd - Owner - The Fire Engine

"Setting up a new business in an area with well established competitors is a daunting prospect. Luckily we found Mark and his team at The Idea Engine. Mark took our brief and created a brand for us which quickly establishing a clear identity for our stove shop. Mark created a brilliant logo with clear brand guidelines and implemented this in website he designed for us as well as our social media and print advertising. Mark's clear, calm, consistent and continuing support has propelled us far beyond expectations in our first year."

"Exceeded expectations in every way."

Debbie Kent - Founder - Teachers Rock Choir

"Throughout the entire process Mark and Josh demonstrated high professionalism, and exceeded our expectations in every way. With their  combination of experience, proven success and intuitive understanding of web-site design and operation it was a pleasure to work with them."

"Absolute pleasure to work with."

Sharon Bristow - Owner - Two Fat Birds

"I’ve worked with Mark for over 20 years! He and his team at The Idea Engine are an absolute pleasure to work with, nothing is to too much trouble and no project to big. They’re hugely likeable and have bundles of creative flair to boot and I'm always bowled over by their focus, astuteness and work ethic.  Their extensive and wide-ranging experience also mean they can hit the ground running, whatever the project. I would absolutely recommend them!"

"Never ceased to be impressed."

Bruce Webberly - Business Development Manager - SMART Tool Group

"We have now used The Idea engine for a number of design/marketing/origination items… Never ceased to be impressed with the speed, skill and abilities of the team! Very quickly got to grasp with the brand and vision! And then excellent at translating this into meaningful brand designs, logos and printed / online / video material!"

"Friendly, efficient & wonderfully intuitive."

Jennifer-Jane Eveleigh - Owner - Eveleigh Events

"The Idea Engine Team are friendly, efficient and wonderfully intuitive. They understood exactly want I wanted and needed and created something that exceeded all my expectations. I would never go anywhere else for design and creative help."

"Professional, yet personal service."

Lucy & Rachel - Owners - Sparkle & Fizz Prosecco Bar

"Professional yet personal service. Working with us to create a logo and website that we love, at achievable costs for a new business. We can't thank you enough for all your help and advice which has been invaluable."

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