A talented team of designers, developers and marketers

Established in 2005 and with offices in Cheshire 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 0161 826 0321 for an initial conversation about the marketing requirements of your business.

2005

Established 14 years

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A talented team

500+

Happy clients

Full Service
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Full service 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 Watson

Managing Director

Paul established Bella in 2005 following 12 successful years heading up the Northern office of Estates Gazette, the world’s oldest and most successful commercial property title.

With a background in both marketing and sales Paul and his brilliant team has established Bella as a leading, forward thinking agency that is extremely proud to work with clients across multiple markets throughout the UK from its offices in Cheshire and central Manchester

Outside of work Paul is an avid Liverpool supporter and very much looking forward to numbers 7 and 19 in the months to come.

Tessa Blakemore - Account Director

Tessa Blakemore

Account Director

Tessa has been an integral part of team Bella for over 9 years and has a genuine passion for both new business development and account management. She prides herself on her strong relationships with our clients and works closely with them to fulfil their marketing objectives. Her energetic, enthusiastic approach ensures projects are delivered to an exceptionally high standard.

Outside of work, Tessa can usually be found on a football or rugby pitch cheering on her three sporty sons. She also has a love of travel and going to watch her favourite bands!

Emily Jones - Account Executive

Emily Jones

Account Executive & Studio Scheduling

After graduating from Buckinghamshire New University with a 2:1 in Advertising Management and Digital Communications, Emily worked as a Marketing Administrator before jetting off to Thailand for three months!

After returning from her travels, Emily joined Bella as an Account Executive working alongside the account management team to ensure the smooth running of our client projects.

Outside of work Emily is a bit of a globetrotter and enjoys exploring new cities and cultures. When not travelling, she enjoys winding down and catching up with friends.

Chloe Millward - Account Executive

Chloe Millward

Account Executive

After graduating with a BA Honours in Media and Communications over two years ago, Chloe has built her experience within the digital marketing landscape working on a freelance basis with clients across a range of industries.

Outside of work, Chloe is always on the hunt to find the latest digital marketing podcasts to add to her playlist so she can bring new ideas to her role here at Bella.

Chloe also enjoys travelling and has already ticked Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands off her bucket list!

Greg Ashley - Head of Design

Greg Ashley

Head of Design

Our Head of Design, Greg has been with us for 8 years, rising through the ranks from Graphic Designer back in 2011. He has an eye for detail and works closely with the design team to ensure that every job reaches its true potential.

When he’s not totally immersed in a project, Greg can often be heard in the studio rabbiting on about his favourite new band or speaking proudly about his one year old daughter.

Charlotte Jones -Graphic Designer

Charlotte Jones

Graphic Designer

Charlotte graduated in 2014 with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration from Cardiff School of Art and Design. She joined the Bella team as a Design & Marketing Assistant in December 2015 and worked her way up to a full time role as a Graphic Designer by Spring 2017.

Outside of work, Charlotte has a role as a local Explorer Scout leader which sees her hiking, building fires and camping. She also continues to develop her illustration and design skills, and particularly enjoys combining traditional methods of illustration with computer based design.

Stacey Hughes - Graphic Designer

Stacey Hughes

Graphic Designer

Stacey joined the Bella team last year, bringing with her 15 years of design industry experience. Although you will find her working on an array of online and offline mediums, across multiple industry sectors, her main passion is ultimately branding.

Outside of work Stacey loves nothing more than immersing herself in her yoga and meditation practice, creating space for her creative ideas to flow. Later this year she will be enjoying a week-long yoga retreat in the hills of Ibiza! Stacey has also been known to don her walking boots for charity, trekking along the Laugavegurinn Trail in Iceland, Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk.

Rebecca Johnstone - Junior Graphic Designer

Rebecca Johnstone

Graphic Designer

After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University last year with a First Class Honours Degree in Illustration, Rebecca completed an internship at The Sunday Times in London and was eventually taken on as a Freelance Digital Designer, before joining Bella in January.

In her spare time she is always making, creating and developing new skills such as animation and print-making, whilst also frequenting the occasional life drawing class.

Will Yip - Web Developer

William Yip

Web Developer

Will is from Tahiti which is an island between New Zealand & Hawaii and he is probably the only Polynesian in the UK!

Apart from programming languages, Will can speak multiple languages including Cantonese, English, French & Tahitian.

Will loves to cook food at home and spends most of his free time learning how to make different types of food, including French & Chinese cuisine.

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“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.”

“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.”

“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 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.”

We are delighted with the new website and fresh brand imagery produced by Bella. The overall look and functionality of the new site is fantastic and is exactly what we set out to achieve

“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.”

We have worked with Bella on a variety of projects – Infographics and a poster campaign for Knutsford Market Hall; promotional materials to launch a new tour – Taste Knutsford through to community events such as Pumpkin Path and Bunny Hop. Throughout this diverse portfolio Bella have been nothing other than professional, responsive and creative often whilst working to extremely tight budgets and deadlines.

“If you are looking for a design company that go the extra mile, then you need to look no further than Bella Design. A Customer focused, professional and creative team who are passionate about design.”

I have run out of superlatives for the work you and team do!

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

“I have known Paul for many years from his days in advertising right through to setting up and running Bella Design. Paul is extremely well connected and has a strong depth of understanding relating to the property sector. He is also always very pleasant and fun to work with.”

“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.”

“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 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!”

“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.”

“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. 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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 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.”

“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!”

We recently made the decision as a business to change our company name from the long and successfully established Beresford Adams Commercial, to BA Commercial. We instructed BDM to work with us on this as we had already partnered successfully with them for several years. Once we had the final brand design approved, BDM produced a new suite of marketing collateral for us.

We are delighted with the results of the work undertaken. Our company rebrand has proved a huge success and has helped present our services in a fresh light to new clients across Cheshire and North Wales. We would highly recommend Bella Design & Marketing for their enthusiasm, creativity, account management and impeccable attention to detail.

“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.”

“ The showground map has been what is best described as basic, but functional for many years. As a result, I tasked Bella Design and Marketing to review the map with a view to significantly upgrading the quality of its appearance and ease of interpretation, thus making it much more user-friendly to our many thousands of visitors.

As I have come to expect from such a quality company, Bella Design and Marketing hit the brief well above my expectations and produced a map that is both informative and attractive.”

“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.”

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

“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’ve worked with Bella for several years now and have always found their design and marketing service to be first class. Their knowledge of and insight into the commercial property market is of particular value. We would not hesitate to recommend them to other businesses and have indeed done so in the past.

“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!”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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 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.”

“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 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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Great focus on client satisfaction.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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