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Mr B & Friends

Branding, Digital / Mobile, Planning/Strategy

We help creative positive change for our clients through our three core disciplines: Brand consulting, Creative & Digital Engagement.



Mr B & Friends is a creative agency: brand, advertising, digital, marketing. We think, we design, we execute. We get results. You get the picture.

We’ve successfully been in business since 2006 and work with some of the UK’s most ambitious brands, from household names to innovated SME’s.

Our agency mantra: Where next? guides our thinking.

It reminds us every day that standing still isn’t an option. Our clients, their markets, our people and our business need to continually evolve. Asking this question in everything we do ensures that we’re always challenging, always curious.




Jessie May Trust

Jessie May Trust is a SW based charity that provides specialist home based care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses and respite care for their families. Mr B & Friends are delighted to support JMT in the development of their brand positioning and identity ? which depicts the support JMT delivers through illustration ? and have since consulted on fundraising schemes and marketing themes.

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Owned privately, Greenergy commands 25% of the UK fuel market with revenues over £10bn. Started less than 20 years ago as a bedroom start-up, Greenergy has become one of the UK?s success stories and was this year positioned as the 3rd largest private company in the UK in Sunday Times BDO Top Track 100. Our brief was to identify a positioning strategy and modernise their identity and visual branding system. Our theme of Efficiency was the perfect summation of Greenergy, and...

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Cow & Gate

Cow & Gate has been producing nutritional products for babies and infants for 125 years, and is considered one of the most respected brands in the category. Our work for Cow & Gate?s pre-term range is to position their products to the key opinion leader groups: midwives, health visitors and feeding experts, and to communicate the product?s strengths and nutritional benefits. Under the theme ?Innovating for life?, we developed a wide range of advertising, print and event collaterals targeted specifically at the health care professional market.

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Six Degrees Group

Buy and build: a business strategy of turning investment into acquisition into a powerful and profitable company. That was the strategy we faced when we were briefed to create a new service provider in the B2B telecommunications, data and connectivity sector. Led by industry star Alastair Mills, our brief was to create a single monolithic brand following the acquisition of four small, but high quality, profitable and complementary service providers. Six Degrees Group was created ? the name reflecting the six degrees of separation theory. We created the brand positioning strategy, ?Connect with us? and the visual identity including logo and house style. We then implemented the new brand across every conceivable media including website, digital animation, signage, print, internal communications and marketing and sales support materials. In just 3 months.

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Key People

Simon Barbato CEO

What?s the big idea? Over the past 20 years, I?ve learnt that focusing on the small detail will help you to find the answers to this big question. And that?s what I love doing. Immersing myself and my team into client organisations, asking questions, challenging views, uncovering truths and then constructing inspiring strategies for brands and companies.

Steve Richardson Executive Creative Director

I love the ever-changing nature of our industry. Nothing stands still. I'm very fortunate to lead such a talented team at Mr B & Friends, who enjoy discovering new clients and sectors, and then delivering fresh creative, whatever the medium. My role is to direct, foster and add value to it, and I love seeing our clients' faces light up when they really get the direction we'd like to take them.

Paul Kirkcaldy Business Director

I have over 15 years senior client consulting experience spanning marketing, advertising, data and pure digital. My passion is aligning the agency’s proposition with client need and developing smart and strategic solutions to help our client’s grow their businesses. 

Kate Gorringe Creative Director

Designer, art director, headline writer ? if it?s a creative solution that?s needed, I?ll wear the hat that suits the job. With a background that spans branding, integrated communications and advertising, it?s compelling ideas that drive the way I work: reducing a complex issue to a simple thought and making it work at every touch point, regardless of the medium.

Adam Partridge Strategy and Planning Director

I head up the Strategy and Planning team. I'm a creative thinker who turns complex strategic brand challenges into brilliantly simple and inspiring ideas that make a real difference to our clients' businesses.

Key Skills

  • brand. creative. digital
  • innovation and cx.

Key Clients

  • Principality Building Society
  • Bath Rugby
  • Bristol Sport
  • Ukactive
  • Cow & Gate
  • Ayrtek
  • Suffolk Life
  • Siniat
  • Six Degrees Group
  • Dentons
  • Intact is
  • Jessie May Trust
  • Bbc
  • Learn Direct
  • S4c
  • Investor in Customers
  • Institute of Financial Planning
  • Ihg
  • Itv
  • Greenergy
  • Tui
  • Sse Telecoms


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