Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub

Brand development & website design

Delivered by Oxford Innovation, the role of the Growth Hub is to help entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses find a range of support and advice to grow their business.

Using the existing identity and colour palette, we introduced a new font that works across both print and digital media complete with brand guidelines to give the brand some unity. The result is a strong new look with a wave to act as a key identifier for the brand.

The biggest piece of functionality on the website is the Information and Resource Tool which is a questionnaire for business owners to signpost them to relevant pages on the website. It also captures their data for the Growth Hub’s team to get in touch and talk through the other benefits the organisation has to offer.

Partners of the Growth Hub can log in and list events and users can become members of the Marketplace and list their business. There’s also a search facility and several email sign-ups throughout the site that integrate with the Growth Hub’s lists in MailChimp.

The end result is an interactive website that is reflective of the Growth Hub and its place in the marketplace. As part of the project, we conduct quarterly reviews to ensure the site is always functioning effectively and is up-to-date with current design trends.

—Brand guidelines
—Marketing collateral
—UX
—Website design & development

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We have been pleased to work with Studio 18 in carrying out a brand refresh and redesign of the Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub website. Jon Baverstock understood the brief; what the brand stood for and what we wanted to communicate from the onset. During the design phase, he provided great designs to choose from and the build phase was also smooth with good communication at all times. We look forward to working with Studio 18 in the future.”

Edwin Karinga

Digital Marketing Manager, Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub

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