A talented team of designers, developers and marketers

Established in 2005 and based in Knutsford and Central Manchester, Bella Design and Marketing offers a talented in-house team of designers, developers, PR specialists and marketers with wide experience across a range of market sectors and industries. Call us today on 01565 757825 for an initial conversation about the marketing requirements of your business.

2005

Established for 12 years

10

A team of experts

300+

Happy clients

360°

Complete marketing agency

Everyone at Bella Design and Marketing is refreshingly down to earth. Regardless of your level of know-how, we will always communicate with you in terms you are familiar with. We believe clear communication and rapport with clients is central to establishing mutually rewarding relationships and that’s why we’re proud to have retained clients for many years.

All members of our team enjoy a schedule of continuous professional development, so when new marketing techniques emerge we are able to share knowledge that will benefit your business.  Whether your business is just starting up or well-established and in need of modification, locally based or national, we would be delighted to help.

Paul Watson

Managing Director

Paul established Bella Design and Marketing in July 2005, having previously worked in publishing with Reed Business Information with the market leading publication Estates Gazette. Since establishing the company, Paul and his team have grown Bella Design and Marketing to become one of the recognised agencies in the North West to specialise and excel across a range of industries including, commercial and residential property, transport, leisure, manufacturing and engineering, recycling, renewable energy, sustainability and business consultancy.

Tessa Blakemore

Account Director

Tessa brings over eighteen years of sales and marketing experience to the team, and has worked across a wide range of business sectors. Her track record includes co-founding an award-winning visual arts publisher and working with leading global brands such as Cambridge University Press. Qualifications include a First Class Honours degree from the University of Bath. Tessa has a thorough, pro-active approach to account management and works alongside our clients to ensure that Bella meets and exceeds expectations.

Richard Friscuolo

Studio Manager

Richard has over fifteen years experience in design and marketing, working with many high profile brands such as Bupa, Vodafone and Littlewoods. His professional, approachable style brings out the best in all those involved in the project, resulting in effective, well-crafted results.

Greg Ashley

Senior Designer

Greg joined the team in 2011 and has over eight years of industry experience. After studying at college he began his career as an apprentice graphic designer and hasn’t looked back since. His artistry in branding, print and web design allows Greg to craft a complete package for your project with creative and professional results.

Eugene Agyeman

Lead Web Developer

Eugene comes with a decade of web development experience, with the ability to create user friendly bespoke web applications and is a highly adept WordPress guru.

Robbie Davey

Junior Web Developer

Alex Flynn

Graphic Designer

Alex is an ideas-led creative who can design for print and screen with flair and pixel-perfect attention to detail. He’s had work featured in creative industry publications and worked with clients spanning a wide range of industries including food & drink, health, leisure and tourism.

Charlotte Jones

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Charlotte grew up in Knutsford and attended Manchester Metropolitan University for a foundation year in art. She then moved to Cardiff where she earned a first class degree in illustration. Charlotte’s attention to detail and exceptional organisation skills ensure she is able to work across both her account management and design responsibilities.

Sarah-Louise Taylor

Account Manager

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“The graphics that Bella have created, along with the look and feel of the website are not purely aesthetic; we are climbing the Google rankings, have doubled our weekly hits and we are getting more sign-ups for the free forecasting booklet that Bella also designed. We now have a website that we are all really proud of.”

“We asked Bella Design to help us transform our tired and dated web pages into a modern, eye-catching and lead generating website and we are delighted with the results! Not only have they helped us create a new image that has stayed true to our corporate colours, but they have helped us hone our core message so that we explain ourselves so much better.”

“Paul and his team provided a high quality investment brochure. They were receptive to client input and adaptive in their outcomes.”

It is an absolute pleasure to work with Bella Design and Marketing. A professional, quality team, delivering a professional, quality service.

“Paul heads up the team at Bella Design, who we have used as our marketing agency since 2010. Effectively we use Bella as an external marketing dept and benefit from a very close working relationship that delivers excellent results. I can (and have) recommended Paul and his team to other businesses which says it all really!”

“From the initial kick start meeting to the launch of the site, Bella really has gone above and beyond. The website looks fantastic, and the feedback has already been very positive. Paul and the team offered their expert advice on the look and functionality of the site. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and to use their services in the future.”

“I would have no hesitation in recommending both Bella and Tessa to any business – they have consistently delivered for us and also grown over the years to meet ever more complicated and challenging briefs.”

“We are delighted that we chose to instruct Bella Design & Marketing to create our new, exciting website and assist with our rebrand.

Paul, Tessa and the team have been a pleasure to work with and have been truly dedicated to creating a website with a fresh and contemporary feel that reflects the vision of Eight8 Property.

We very much look forward to working with BDM on our new projects in the very near future.”

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the team at Bella Design & Marketing for the design and build of what we believe to be a fantastic new website. The design is consistent, not only throughout the website but also the FABW printed materials, adding a professional edge to how the organisation is portrayed.

You have a creative team there, who listen and deliver. Thank you, and we look forward to our continued work together.”

“We selected Bella in a competitive process, we felt in terms of their creativity, great ideas combined with practical, informed insight and an empathy for our business and our clients, gave them an edge. The reality matched the promise – great to work with, responsive, collaborative and professional. Within hours of our web launch we received fantastic feedback from our CEO and executive clients in the UK and worldwide. Working with Bella Design, was one of our best decisions.”

“Bella Design & Marketing always come up with bright marketing ideas and are a reliable supplier.”

“It has been a pleasure working alongside Bella Design staff to achieve our modern new logo. They were able to capture the essence of our services and translate this into a visual image which we are delighted with.”

“It’s absolutely fantastic and, I mean it – we are bowled over by what you have done!”

“It has been a real pleasure to work with such a professional and pro active team. Bella Design have really created a fantastic new brand for our company along with a new and fresh website. They are really a breath of fresh air and we hope to work with Bella for many years to come!”

“We would definitely recommend using Bella Design to other Leisure and Tourism companies. Despite us being one of their first ventures into this market they certainly ‘got it’ straight away. We will now be continuing our relationship with them as they take over our SEO work as well. We are delighted with our new site and are very confident that you will see why if you take a look.”

“Since the launch of the site, we have experienced twice the volume of activity and positive feedback from both clients and enquiries and we are extremely happy with the results.”

“Being a new business, I didn’t really know where to start to select the best marketing agency to create, design and implement my website. I spoke to a few different agencies, but as soon as I spoke to Paul at Bella Design I made my mind up straightaway. Great customer service from the start to the end of the project. Not only Paul but the team at Bella Design made me feel welcome and came up with plenty of ideas to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

“The work we did with Bella Design helped drive the charity forward, and contributed to attracting significant new funding, and presented the Retrak annual report in a new and accessible way, reaching far more supporters. Tessa was always available to support the projects, and made time to meet our often unreasonable deadlines.”

“We were discussing yesterday how different our experience with Bella Design has been in comparison to other design agencies we have worked with in our careers – you are a breath of fresh air: easy, intuitive and professional. We will definitely call on Bella Design & Marketing for all our future design and marketing projects – and lets hope we have lots!”

“Paul has provided innovative and unique marketing material on a number of retail projects we’ve worked on together. It has always been a pleasure working with Paul and his team because they listen and then interpret how to promote the opportunity.”

“Bella Design & Marketing have been great to work with throughout the project. They took our initial ideas and turned them into an eye catching and informative newsletter and were responsive throughout on our feedback and last minute changes. We find the regular report on readership extremely valuable in understanding the audience interest in topics.”

“Beresford Adams Commercial commissioned Bella Design to update our website to improve our service to both clients and contacts alike.  We knew Bella had a strong affinity with the commercial property sector and knew that they could therefore deliver.

We are delighted with the response we received from Bella who worked with us to achieve what we now believe is a much improved facility and have been impressed by their attention to detail in connection with the whole project.”

“It is an absolute pleasure to work with Bella Design and Marketing. A professional, quality team, delivering a professional, quality service.”

“We chose Bella Design & Marketing to design our new website based upon the work we’d seen them do for other companies in our sector, and I have to say we’ve been very impressed with their design flair, attention to detail and their professionalism throughout quite a complex project. Nothing has been too much trouble and we are delighted with the website they have produced for us.”

Tessa and the Bella Design team are a breath of fresh air, and I would be happy to work with them again tomorrow should the opportunity come up.”

“Paul has always provided me with a first class service. By first class I mean he has a creative approach to his work, provides a great finished product and is always on time.”

“I would recommend Bella Design & Marketing’s work on brochure and web design.”

“Impey & Company have had a long and successful working relationship with Bella Design and Marketing in the provision of marketing brochures and due to their detailed property knowledge, they were the obvious choice to redesign our web site. Following meetings with Paul when we discussed our requirements, he produced various options which were fine tuned to create the new site we now have.”

“Paul has provided us with excellent service over a number of years. Bella Design take care of all our website needs from the creative brief and building of the site to adding pages, hosting, monthly SEO service and broadcasting of our regular newsletter. Paul provides professional and detailed support to Fairhurst Estates on an on-going monthly basis. His experience and knowledge on all aspects of marketing is second to none.”

“We’ve worked with Bella Design and Marketing for several years now and have always found the level of service provided to be superb. Their vision, design and technical expertise have been instrumental, not only in the launch of the new Asia Property website, but in our overall digital marketing strategy.”

“The Thai publishing sector does business largely in its native tongue, and our aim is that a Thai language site will reach out to parts of the market we might have only limited engagement with.”

“Tessa has worked with our business for a number of years now as part of her role with Bella. She is an exceptionally professional person who represents both her own business and the interests of the client with diligence, creativity and a genuine passion for quality and delivery. Her communication is first rate and as a client we are never left wondering where we are with a particular project or campaign.

“A superb execution of the new website with a result that has surpassed expectation, so thanks and well done.”

“The team at Bella have a thorough yet flexible approach and their creative input can be relied on to be both relevant and inventive. They have an invaluable depth of experience and knowledge and the ability to take a brief and make it work for the client. It’s a pleasure to find an agency that is so easy to work with and that delivers what it promises.”

“The ASAO’s Council had long felt that the Association’s website was in need of an overhaul. The old design and layout was outdated, and we wanted to improve the overall experience for web visitors.

We believe that our investment in new web technologies, which includes full social media integration too, will help us to promote member organisations and events more efficiently, present our own services to the industry much more effectively, and ultimately attract new members to join us.”

“We recently commissioned Bella Design to create a new website for our company and we are delighted with the results. The website is well designed, easy to use, showcases all of our services in an easy to understand way and, most importantly, is fully mobile friendly.”

“Paul and the agency he runs are an ideal business partner for my work. I need an agency that works with me like a colleague and Paul and Bella Design offer me just that. Paul’s approach is professional, flexible and detailed. He and his team operate with respect, integrity and determination to deliver what is asked of them. Highly recommended!”

“I was very happy with Bella Design’s work on the Chill Factore i-Brochure. The communication and project management were excellent throughout and I would not hesitate to recommend them to future clients.”

“Working to a tight deadline, Bella Design were able to convert a fairly disorganised and perplexing brief into focused and inventive graphics which not only looked outstanding but also communicated clearly our core messages.

The team were responsive and professional throughout and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them. We would have no hesitation in working with Bella Design further in the future, or in recommending them to any of our associates.”

“We were looking to bring our online image up to date and BDM have delivered exactly that- a platform through which we can effectively reach clients and provide the  information they require. BDM have provided our marketing collateral for over 5 years and know us as a business well. We are thrilled with the results.”

“I have worked with Tessa on a number of challenging design and communication projects over the past few years. Tessa, Paul and the team at Bella Design are fantastic to work with. They took time to understand our ideas, concepts and what we needed to achieve, often presented to them through rough and basic notes, and came back with excellent ideas and options.

“A woman of exceptional skill when it comes to design and marketing. Tessa listens to the brief and immediately starts working through the ideas which then continue to develop. The end product has always met our expectations at Find A Better Way and I would certainly recommend Bella Design and Marketing to prospective clients.”

“We have been working closely with Bella Design & Marketing in the design of our new website. We were impressed from the outset with their approach, ideas and design and most importantly, the way in which they listened to what we wanted from the site. BDM were given a tight timescale to work within and provided a first class professional service. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone.”

“Mistral Asset Finance broadcast a regular eNewsletter to our database of customers and prospective customers. Bella Design and Marketing create the graphics, broadcast them and provide an analytics report which details who opened the message, which links were clicked, etc.

We’ve found the campaigns to be very effective, both in terms of keeping our name in front of the market and in generating new business leads, indeed we’ve recently signed several large contracts with new clients, which were as a direct result of just one of our eNewsletter broadcasts.”

“I wanted to thank you for all your work and support for Retrak this year – it’s gone so well and made a good, positive difference to our material and comms.”

“Great focus on client satisfaction.”

“It has been a pleasure to work with Paul Watson and his team on the project and they have been proactive throughout with their suggestions as to how the new site can be fully delivered and implemented.

We would have no hesitation in fully recommending Bella Design as a highly motivated and professional design team.”

“Thanks to you and your team for all your help on our new website, we were really impressed with the service and will not hesitate to recommend you where we can.”

“With our business continuing to develop, we required a new website which showcased this to both existing and potential clients. Taking the time to carefully understand our design brief, Bella Design provided an attentive, personable and forward thinking approach throughout to deliver a high quality, modern website. We’re looking forward to demonstrating this to our clients over the next few months.”

“We can do nothing but praise Bella Design for their personal and attentive manner. After Paul and Tessa visited us on the river for an initial meeting, Paul was always on hand to answer questions, provide insight and offer suggestions. At times we may have asked for more than we should have but that is testament to how much they are willing to do for their customers. Their production team are clearly very talented and they all sing from the same page.”

“I have worked with Paul on numerous projects over many years and have never been disappointed with the results. As such, I would recommend Paul and his business without hesitation.”

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