A talented team of designers, developers and marketers

Established in 2005 and based in Knutsford and Central Manchester, Bella Design and Marketing is proud to have at your disposal a talented in house team of designers, developers, PR specialists and marketers that are keen to understand your business and its specific requirements and who will work with you to ensure that your high expectations are continuously met.


Established for 12 years


A team of experts


Happy clients


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

Web Developer

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

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 and Marketing Support

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.

Vicky Pulman

PR & Social Media Account Manager

Sarah-Louise Taylor

Account Manager


“I have known Paul from his days at Estates Gazette – Bella were recommended to me by a colleague and we have not looked back since – I would not hesitate to recommend to others.”

“We’ve worked with Bella Design and Marketing for several years and have always found their creative ideas and knowledge of the property market to be second to none. The service they provide us with is both professional and efficient.”

Nathan and I were both 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!

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

“We called on Bella Design and Marketing to inject some creativity into our digital marketing campaigns. The team at Bella quickly grasped the brief and produced a range of striking, targeted emarketing graphics to broadcast to our prospects database. The bespoke concepts were cleverly tailored to our individual products and client sectors and we have been delighted with the results.”

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

We were delighted with the advice and support we received from Bella Design who were professional, friendly and patient! They completely understood our requirements and we are really pleased with the final result.

“I was recommended to BDM by Diffuse 3D, a 3D visualisation company. I had recently set up my new company and was looking for branding and a website at a reasonable price. I found BDM to be very efficient. They produced my new logo using the brief I had given them perfectly. The website also reflects the branding extremely well and my new blog will allow me to reach potential customers in a new way.”

“MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!! Please accept our thanks and gratitude for what is a top website… exactly what we required and a stunning visual interpretation. In simple terms, I am extremely proud to launch our site onto the world!”

“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.”

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 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 made me feel welcome and came up with plenty of ideas to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

“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.”

“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, was one of our best decisions.”

“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.”

“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 Bella on our new projects in the very near future.”

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

“We have been working closely with BDM 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.”

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 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.

“Expecting the design of our website to be painstaking, Paul and Bella Design worked perfectly to our brief and the site was up and running in no time. Very impressed with results, and Paul is always on-hand for value-add initiatives and development items.”

“BDM was selected following careful consideration of a range of potential firms, and I’m glad to say that we are very pleased with the work produced, which suits our needs

“BDM provided an excellent service, demonstrating proactivity, flexibility and speed, and we look forward to working with them again on a range of projects in future.”

“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.”

“I have known Paul for many years and he has helped a number of campaigns by a broad spectrum of marketing initiatives he is extremely affable and able.”

“I have known Paul for many years, and when I had a need for a new brand package and website, I turned to Paul and his team for their help. Without doubt, Paul and the team at Bella are experts in their field and a really enthusiastic and effective team to deal with. They assessed our needs quickly and concisely and amazed us with the brand designs and thoughts that they offered us. Our decisions were made incredibly easy with the quality of work that Bella provided. The team continue to provide us with a superb service. Paul is a joy to work with as he is effective in his communications, detailed in his summaries, and importantly a realistic and understanding businessman. I would whole-heartedly recommend Paul and Bella Design to anyone with a need for Design and Marketing Services. They’re good people at Bella!”

“Centurion Asset Management recently appointed Bella Design to implement their branded marketing campaign for Lawnhurst Trading Estate, Stockport. Bella provided high quality Estate Signage, letting brochure and web-site design material which we have fully utilised in successfully raising the profile of the Estate. Bella were responsive during every phase of the project and completed on budget. We would be more than happy to use them again on future marketing projects.”


“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.”


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

“We’re delighted with the look and feel of the new Lamont website, which reflects the approachable, friendly nature of our business. It is easy to navigate around and provides visitors to the site with a comprehensive overview of our services, along with a simple to use and effective property search facility.”

“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!”

“As you promised, the work arrived this morning at about 10.30am – ahead of schedule. It looks fantastic and will have the impact we were looking for with our client – thank you.”

“I have presented the proposal to my colleague & he is very impressed with your work. He would like to pass on his thanks to you for completing this work with such short notice.”

“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.”

“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.

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.”

“Paul has provided innovative designs and efficient work at a competitive cost.”

“We wanted to adopt a fresh approach in marketing our ‘Workspace’ and ‘Quality Homes’ products. As a business we were more than a little tired with the ‘standard’ historical industry formats used. In discussing our progressive thoughts with existing marketing advisers, it soon became clear that we were asking them to ‘go outside their comfort zone’.”

“Bella ‘pitched’ for the work, enthusiastically embraced the thought process and welcomed the opportunity to do something that was different. With their help, we have succeeded in producing high quality, modern and creative marketing tools, that accurately reflect our company and our products. A pat on the back all round.”

“Our previous website had stopped generating enquiries and had failed to move with the times both in design and compatibility with modern devices; we tasked Bella Design with giving Tameside Business Park a fresh new look that would work across platforms and help us to generate new enquiries. With the help of our Account Director, Tessa, we now have a website to be proud of which incorporates our existing branding but gives the site a cleaner, fresher look.”


“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.

As with many businesses, our website is a key tool for information and we made a decision to update the site to include multiple photographs, property information and news updates. Following meetings with Paul when we discussed our requirements, he produced various options which were fine tuned to finally create the new site we now have.

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.”

“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 want to take this opportunity to thank the team at Bella 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.

“I was working with BDM on a client project and they were redesigning the website. The work we did together gave me great confidence in their grasp of a brief and their ability to bring in what I needed. The whole process was painless. The service was prompt and attentive. The result was what I wanted and needed.”

“It was good teamwork and I love it when creative people gel with the client and enjoy the experience. I look forward to working with them again.”

“The DMD website was the first project we commissioned from BDM, and it became the first of many. In the few months we have worked together they have delivered a range of print and digital solutions, some bespoke and highly specialised. They took pains to really understand our business and we trust them to deliver consistent value for money, whatever the brief.”

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

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

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

“We instructed Bella Design to produce branding and a new iBrochure for Barons Court. We’re delighted with the finished work, the branding is fresh and contemporary and the iBrochure enables us to showcase the available office space in the building clearly and to superb effect. The iBrochure will prove to be an extremely cost effective marketing tool.”

“Bella were great to work with from the outset with an immediate understanding of the project brief. The branding they came up with matched the scheme and the overall appearance of the brochure really sells the final product.”

“I had some urgent design amends which needed doing so I dropped in to see the BDM lads late on a Friday afternoon. They were very helpful and did it there and then. Job done, very happy. Thanks again.”

We wanted a new website for the company that showcases our client properties and range of professional services in a clean, modern, easy to understand way, which has been delivered by Bella Design. It’s also important to us that the website works effectively on mobile and tablet so that whatever device the site is being viewed on visitors can find the information they want quickly and easily. The site also features a very comprehensive property search facility which was built to our own specification.

“I am extremely happy with the new website. It fits the brief and suits our image perfectly and I am sure it will boost our new business efforts. We will feel very confident recommending you to our clients and other contacts.”

“Just to let you know that we tweeted our new website yesterday and within an hour had a new business enquiry from a luxury ski lodge in Utah U.S.A. so it’s obviously already doing a good job!”

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!

“I worked with Paul and his team on a number of complicated and time sensitive marketing & web based projects. Not only did Paul deliver on time and in budget, he and his team demonstrated and presented work which was creative and interesting for my businesses audience. Paul clearly listened and understood exactly what i was looking for. Also, this was evidenced by the positive reception of my colleagues and increase in new business. Paul is great & easy to work with, a real pleasure and therefor have no hesitation in recommending Paul and Bella Design.”

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.

“We instructed Bella Marketing and Design to produce fresh branding and marketing materials for Birchwood Boulevard Business Park, including an interactive brochure, website, e-marketing campaign and on site signage. We have been delighted with the creativity shown throughout the process and the fact that the project was delivered to us on time.”

“I was very happy with Bella’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.”

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