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Client Testimonials

A quick, free Brand Healthcheck was how some of our clients worked out their initial steps towards better branding.

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“On behalf of Tendring Mental Health Support, I wish to sincerely thank Vincent and Suzie Bissette of Darwin Brand Consultants for their hard work which has resulted in us having a brilliant new brand identity, incorporating a new brand name, brand logo and tag line under the new brand name of SUMMIT. The thought and advice we received throughout was greatly appreciated by all at TMHS”.

Graham Thornton, Chair of Trustees, TMHS

“Darwin are amazing! We have built a relationship that shows they really care for their customers. They work to the highest standards and provide a very easy and reliable customer experience. Whenever I need any sort of branding work done or advice, I contact them as soon as possible and would never hesitate to push their services to someone else! ”

Jerelle Okoro, Co-Founder/Creative Director, Tuice

“After 100 years in business we felt it was time to re look at our branding as it had become dated and inconsistent. After looking at number of different companies we decided to put our trust in Vincent and “Darwin Brand Consultants”.Over a 12 month period we have worked closely with Vincent and are very pleased with the rebranding. In the shops where we have rebranded sales have improved significantly and we are attracting new customers. Vincents design work has been first class, but I feel we have benefited more by listening to him in terms of how to manage the brand. We look forward to working with Vincent in the future, and the roll out of the rebranding across the whole business”.

Edward Chatwin, Managing Director, Chatwins

“By using the creative talents of Darwin Brand Consultants we now have a brand that lives and breathes our personality and reflects our passionate approach to selling, letting and buying properties. The creative talents adopted and applied by Vincent Bissette and his team at Darwin Brand Consultants have given us a strong, competitive edge that will ultimately benefit our customers.”

Steven Miller, Managing Director, Donald Ross Residential

“We worked with Darwin Brand Consultants over several months to freshen up our branding and create a suite of print adverts. Vincent and Suzie Bissette listened carefully to what we wanted and understood our organisation’s culture and needs. They were responsive to our suggestions and comments and were always on hand to answer any questions.”

Gaelle Ainslie, Head of Marketing and External Relations, MDDUS

“From the start, Darwin impressed us with their professionalism. The depth and quality of the initial research they produced was excellent, and opened our eyes to the marketplace in the round, not just our own set-up. Darwin came up with questions we simply had never thought of, which helped us re-focus and concentrate on what exactly we had to do. Vincent just got it: he understands what we are about.”

Lynne Jhangeer, Sales and Export Director, LINIAN Fire Clip

“Darwin were never nebulous, and gave strong guidance. Vincent’s ability to explain the process, aims and proposals clearly as well as ask objective questions proved invaluable – as did Darwin’s overall grasp of the marketplace. The new brand identity has prompted positive reactions across the board, from clients, peers and Macarthur Denton staff alike.”

Ray Gault, Director, Macarthur Denton

“We commissioned Darwin Brand Consultants on the advice of an external business consultant, initially to conduct a brand audit. To say they opened our eyes was an understatement. They showed us things we just didn’t realise was damaging our image and market perceptions. They helped us formulate a brand strategy and designed our entire branding from the ground up. The end result has contributed to our continued success in many more ways than we could ever have imagined. Its bright, fresh, dynamic and truly sets us apart”

Paul Kempe, Managing Director, City & Provincial Properties PLC

“Barbour Fit Out Specialists is family business in its 50th Anniversary year. Darwin Brand Consultants were instrumental in our recent rebrand in 2013 and an integral part of our anniversary marketing campaign. We have a new logo , a new website, a new blog, new stationery, new vehicle livery and now operate on all the social media platforms. We have worked with Darwin for over 15 years and Vincent and the team are always available, easy to work with and keep our marketing and brand relevant and fresh.”

Norman Barbour, Managing Director, Barbour Fit Out Specialists

“We commissioned Darwin Brand Consultants in 2010 to produce a novel logo that represented our business in a simple but memorable way. What they produced is still as fresh today and representable as in 2010. We adopted their strict control methods in reproducing our logo on stationery, vehicles, signage etc rather than printers producing their own version, which maintained a control of quality.We are now going through a restructuring of the business and continue to have Darwin involved with our brand and logo.”

Billy McCluskey, Director, Sutton Services International 

“Having worked with Darwin for almost 10 years, it’s like working with friends. Friends who just happen to have a wealth of expertise of what it means to keep a brand alive and most importantly moving forward. Their ability to provide outstanding marketing collateral which embodies the brand and its ambitions is second to none. They are proactive and thorough, creative and dedicated and work as part of your team to achieve the best results. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Viv Morton, Group Marketing Co-ordinator, Dunbar Bank Plc

“Darwin designed our company branding 5 years ago and we have put it to work hard for us ever since. We’ve applied it across a range of stationary and the usual documentation you’d expect to use it on however I am constantly delighted at how well the design and the design application guidelines that Darwin produced for us has applied to a much wider and diverse range of media. We’ve used the brand on neon signs and other signage, vehicles liveries, complimentary pens, uniforms, lots of electronic media – web sites, email shots, blogs, social media – even in the interior design of our offices and demonstration suites. The design was delivered with enough flexibility of application to work with everything we’ve tried so far and it still conveys the qualities of solidity, dependability, innovation and expertise that we wanted to convey. We’re regularly complimented on our branding and we’re told that it makes us stand apart from our competitors, which was the whole idea in the first place. Darwin certainly delivered for us.”

Graeme Hind, Operations & Marketing Manager, Siebert Telecommunications

“Darwin was brought in on the advice of an external management consultant. We must admit to being a little concerned at first about the fact we were based in Bath while Darwin were based in Glasgow. We needn’t have worried. The first thing they did was conduct a brand review. This gave us a complete understanding of where we were and where we needed to get to. They then set about bridging this gap. They redesigned our brand identity and all of our marketing collateral. They built our awareness throughout our market place and raised our profile to an all time high. We cannot thank them enough. In all of our dealings they were always totally professional. It goes without saying that we would have no hesitation in recommending them to any company looking to build their awareness and general brand.”

Hudson Cooper, Chairman, Care Village UK

“Vincent and Suzie were always there for us, and took a genuine interest in the business. I had to spend time abroad at one stage, and Darwin looked after the branding as if it were their own. The brand identity itself has definitely given us an innovative edge in that it is seen as possessing femininity, particularly in its colours, which sets us apart in a male dominated industry.”

Gillian Snowden, Managing Director, The Bijou Wine Co

“We are a family business with over 150 years of history. In 2012 we were seeking to update our brand as part of a business improvement plan. Vincent, and his team at Darwin, took us through a thought provoking process, examining our existing business brand and developing a range of revised branding options. Vincent skilfully guided us through these options to a conclusion. We now have a brand that subtly alludes to our past while imaginatively modernising our image for the future. We have new signage, a new website, new stationery, new vehicle livery and new advertising. Comment has been universally favourable from customers, suppliers and other business contacts alike. We are very pleased with work done by Darwin. They have established themselves as a key member of our overall business team and we look forward to working with them as we evolve our brand and marketing in the years to come.”

Anne Alexander, Alexanders Town & Country Specialists

“Working with Darwin Brand Consultants on the development of our brand strategy – including our positioning in a very competitive market – ensures we keep our branding and marketing fresh and alive. We enjoy working with Darwin, who have the ability to creatively deliver time and time again.”

Mariangela Marini, Director, Il Pavone

“When the person you are entrusting your brand development to asks more detailed and challenging questions than you anticipated, you are on to a winner. Vincent asks, listens and then brings you the most thought-out of ideas and solutions that are radical but totally deliverable.”

Alastair Muir, Managing Director, Scottish Leaders

“I met Vincent Bissette of Darwin Brand Consultants 2 years ago and he has been inspirational in defining the specialist services I provide by changing my company’s branding approach. Since bringing Darwin on board my turnover has doubled and I would have no hesitation in recommending Vincent and his team to businesses who wish to embrace the concept of branding as one of their key strategies”

David Ramsay, Managing Director, Baxter Ramsay

“In 2002, we needed an identity that would portray our values and service offering as an established, professional and impacting business providing a unique offering within the; business, people and leadership market. From the beginning, there was a strong sense of connection and an appetite to go the extra mile, the whole process was refreshing. They wanted to know everything there was to know about us, our business, our philosophy, our beliefs, our values and our market. I was delighted with how relationship was at the heart of what I experienced, everything we had hoped for was delivered and more. They gave us an identity that communicated all of our aspirations visually. Reflective of our brand identity standing the test of time we still use it today and operate in the UK, European and US markets. Darwin has established our brand and I would thoroughly recommend the experience to anyone.”

Stephen McQuillan, Managing Director, moon developments UK Ltd

“We have worked with Vincent and Suzie for many years, initially with Dunbar Bank Plc and since 2006 through our consultancy practice. We have always found Darwin to be creative and responsive; matching our ideas with their marketing expertise has always produced positive results. Our property related consultancy has successfully introduced Darwin to our clients and two companies in particular had their marketing and branding completely revamped. It was not just a case of coming up with new designs, Darwin took endless trouble to really understand the nature of the businesses and the profile of the owners which resulted in a fresh branding that matched the image the companies wanted to portray. Above all, in these hi-tech days it was a pleasure to have face to face contact with Vincent, which made the work rewarding and fun!”

Tony Frearson & Heather Peters, Leavenstone Consultants Banking & Property Specialists

“I have worked with Vincent on a number of occasions, helping clients identify their core messages and communicating this effectively visually. Vincent is a clear strategic thinker that is able to create a clear and effective logo and brand for companies and organisations of all sizes and in all sectors. He quickly understands the needs of a business and helps them communicate more effectively with their customers and stakeholders. I have no hesitation in recommending Vincent to anyone that wants to professionalise their image and build a more successful business.”

Mark Taylor, Director, Eriskay Associates

“I was impressed by Vincent’s enthusiasm, energy and drive. His ability to tackle challenges in a fresh and innovative way but at the same time ensuring the solution was focused on key business drivers. Vincent always considered the bigger picture no matter the size of the client, his priority was always to make sure the client, their business and their customers benefited from his involvement.”

Robert Milligan, Marketing Consultant, RM Marketing

“We worked with Vincent over a number of years where our remit was to design an identity for the Ashbourne brand, build awareness and establish Ashbourne as a major player within the care home industry. They designed a strong identity for us and implemented it across all of our marketing communications helping us achieve our objectives. By 2007 we were one of the most recognised brands within our market place and as such we were the subject of a takeover from Southern Cross Healthcare. Their knowledge, expertise and professionalism were of the highest quality. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to build their brand.”

Steve Lawerence, Marketing & Contracts Director, Ashbourne Homes

“I have commissioned Vincent to carry out various pieces of marketing communication work for my organisation. He grasps the idea very quickly as his out-of-the-box thinking enables unique ideas and concepts to be produced. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vincent to others. Great results, personable and creative.”

Mark Dutton, Managing Director, Safecote Ltd

“Vincent of Darwin Brand Consultants came to help our charity with its web site and marketing strategy. We are a small organisation and some of our team were rather reluctant to move into the 21 st Century but Vincent’s patience and calm reasoning won us all over. He was extremely patient with all our questions and reservations and listened sensitively to everyone’s concerns. We were given lots of different ideas and designs and the end result was exactly what we wanted. Being a charity, cost was a big issue for us and Vincent advised which aspects to spend on to achieve the best return, so we felt that our limited budget was put to the best possible use. If you are seeking help with effective marketing I strongly recommend Vincent, he will listen to your needs and provide you with ideas and strategies tailored to your organisation.”

Ruth Milligan, Manager, Ronald McDonald House Glasgow

“Having our logo, brochure, website, adverts, business stationery and exhibition stand professionally designed by a branding consultant was a huge investment for me, but four years on it’s still paying dividends by delivering new customers.”

Karen Rotchford, Proprietor, Karen Rotchford Bridal Alterations

“Very good support for a small business looking to develop their brand identity. Personable, good value and creative.”

Beth MacLeod, Owner, Knockderry Country House Hotel

“We first started working with Vincent in 1998. Throughout that time they guided us on all aspects of our branding. Their knowledge and advice was second to none. We didn’t always take all the advice Vincent gave us but in hindsight if only we had! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to build their brand.”

Ian Bowman, Sales & Marketing Director, JRG Group

“I first started working with Darwin back in 2000. Since that time we have collaborated on numerous projects where I have designed the interiors and have brought in Darwin to design the branding. No matter the type of business or budget Darwin’s work has always enhanced the company’s image adding a professional identity to the whole project. They never fail to deliver. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to enhance their visual image and identity.”

Jackie Muir, Owner, Muir Interiors

“Already we are seeing the benefits of rebranding. We never for a minute imagined the difference it would make to our business.”

Ann Sloane, Proprietor, Sloanes Bridal Studio