about us

We develop and implement big ideas

Big ideas for design, big ideas for marketing and most importantly big ideas that deliver success and without the big price tag!

No matter how large or small your requirements might be we’d love to hear from you.

Our wide ranging expertise, creativity and consistent level of delivery is equally matched by our passion and desire to deliver the very best results. Whether it’s for a multi-national, SME or dynamic start-ups, our focus constant – to deliver the very best results possible. These skills, dedication and desire to succeed enable clients to engage our services on a diverse range of challenges in the knowledge we’ll always provide exceptional solutions that deliver tangible results – within budget and on time.

With over 25 years experience and success we are able to provide a wide range of proven skills including:

Brand Strategy | Creative Print Design | Direct Mail & Advertising | Strategic Marketing | SEO & Social Media | Exhibitions & Events | Everything Else

We’re passionate about what we do; we listen to what you want, investigate your market and review your competitors…

...only then do we set about creating innovative solutions to meet your objectives, give you a competitive edge and really work in a competitive markets.

With over 25 years of delivering successful solutions for clients from local SME’s and start up to National brands, we are well versed in meeting the challenge, whether its scoping out, designing and installing a mock hospital, brand repositioning to the supply of a share price cake! We may not be bakers by trade, but we always meet the challenge, delivery on time and in budget.

“We have worked with Williams and Crosby since the inception of our business in 2001 and consider them to be a significant component in our success to date. Having helped us with start up materials, exhibition displays and ongoing marketing we can not recommend them highly enough. Their creativity and innovation never ceases to surprise and delight, coupled with a professional manner, Ed and his team are a pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Williams and Crosby to you.” GREG SPENCER | VetTech Solutions
“W&C take quality of service to another level – their approach, outputs and response times are without equal. They care about your business at least as much as their own, which is as much as anyone can ask” SIMON WOOLLEY, MANAGING PARTNER | EOS Law LLP
“I found that whenevever I’ve worked with Williams&Crosby they’ve always been highly focused and professional in what ever we asked for. They are a detail-oriented creative agency and always delivered results. I would highly recommend Ed Williams and his team to anyone, and would look forward to working with Ed and his talented team on the next projects.” CRAIG BOOLES, CATEGORY EXECUTIVE | Government Procurement Service
“Williams&Crosby are a very talented creative agency. Their 360-degree vision and ability to immediately see ‘the bigger picture’ makes them a valuable asset to any company. But over and above that, Ed Williams and his team also brings commercial acumen and pragmatism to the task, giving clients the best of all worlds. Committed, passionate, sincere and genuine team players – one of the best!” DEBBIE GARRITTY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS | Manchester Mental Health & Social Care NHS Trust
“Having worked with Ed and his team on a number of varied projects over the years, I can honestly say that Williams&Crosby has provided some unique solutions that have helped iSOFT to create a unique and industry leading marketing presence. Through the numerous projects, always delivered on time, I’m always confident that they can deliver something which will match our needs and do it on time, every time.” ALEX GRAY, INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGER | Imprivata
“I worked with Williams&Crosby on a number of key strategic projects. They always provided a service with extra value ensuring that communication was clear and up-to-date. Ed Williams offers creativity with a reliable professional service.” PIP HALLEWELL, CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR | Worldspan Group
“I had worked with Ed and his team for over seven years and have been consistently impressed by the skill and service quality he provides to his clients. Williams&Crosby’s dedication and ability to deliver projects without fail are matched by their insight into the issues that businesses face and their creative passion to push the boundaries. They are a pleasure to work with and can be trusted to hold clients best interest at heart. I would happily recommend Williams&Crosby to anyone." JONATHAN MILLS, LEAD ASSOCIATE | Evoluu
“Ed and his team are an excellent asset for business marketing, advertising design and web development with cutting edge results. I highly recommend Williams&Crosby – their quality and passion for brands is commendable. Thank you!” MICHAEL GREEN, RETAIL DIRECTOR | Al-Haddad Telecom
“Williams&Crosby has become a core supplier to Focus Management Consultants providing a dedicated and professional level of service to our business. On a personal level I have found Ed to perform at a consistently high level. He has strong personal ethics and strives to deliver outstanding service in everything he does. The work he has delivered to date is of a very high standard and has significantly helped develop our brands. He is straight forward and challenging in his approach which helps deliver the excellent results." STEPHEN JONES, DIRECTOR | Focus Management Consultants Ltd
“We engaged Ed and his team to create a groundbreaking new brand for the remote working/virtual office sector. The result has been amazing. Velocity Virtual looks set to really change the virtual office market and Ed was very inspirational directing my vision for this brand. Williams&Crosby really understood the market and put together a brief that demonstrated an excellent understanding of the target market and customer. We are highly delighted with the outcomes and would not hesitate to recommend Edward Williams and his team at Williams&Crosby." STEPHEN MOORE, MARKETING & BRAND DEVELOPMENT | BE Group
“Ed was an excellent boss to work for! My time at Williams&Crosby occurred immediately after college (one of his designers spotted my work in the end of year show), and working there proved to be a terrific learning experience. Taking the knowledge gained in education and truly honing it to the point where I could truly consider myself an industry professional getting to deal directly with clients and also expand my skill set into areas as diverse as 3D Animation and Editing, Exhibition Stand Design and Graphic Design. The opportunities I had under Ed have directly led to where I am now, and that is due to his ability to glean the best work possible from the designers working under him, resulting in a design company where no job is too big or too small." HAROLD WITHERS, FREELANCE GAMES ARTIST & 3D ART LECTURER | Freelancer

Meet the Team

  • Ed Williams, MANAGING DIRECTOR
    Ed started the business as 23 year old, young naive BA Honours graduate of marketing and design with a box of magic markers and a fold away table and chair. Over 3 decades later he’s slightly less naive having worked with market leaders across the globe. Infuriatingly he still feels near impossible deadlines are merely a challenge to be solved...
  • Phil Burdon, Senior Designer
    Phil was cruelly extracted from his seaside cave in the North East, Phil was adopted by Williams&Crosby for his exceptional ability to stay within the lines when colouring in (not his degree in Information Design or outstanding design skills)...
  • Anne Byrne, Senior Web Designer
    Anne has been designing for over 20 years, the majority of these having been at Williams&Crosby (since November 2003 to be precise). Whilst having come from a print and graphic design background, Anne now predominantly manages, architects, designs and builds websites and online solutions alongside our team of developers...
  • Daniel Warburton, Senior Designer
    Dan has over 15 years experience in design. This covers a wide range of skills, which include branding, print, web and email marketing. He has qualifications in graphic design, multimedia design, photography, beer drinking, and colouring in (although admittedly not quite as skilled as Phil at staying in the lines).
  • Rebecca Simmonette, DESIGNER
    Rebecca is the baby of the team. She joined Williams&Crosby in June 2016 fresh from finishing her degree in Graphic Design. Until then with no ‘real life’ experience in the world of graphic design - but a lot of passion - she brought youthful imagination and fresh creativity to the team and continues consistently to develop new skills making W&C proud.
  • Shaun Chatterton, Web Project Manager
    Shaun joined Williams&Crosby full time in 2014 and has been building server-side bits of the internet since 2000. A certified level 2 Umbraco developer, with a firm grasp of SQL and the .Net framework, he has worked on sites for Eurostar, Lionhead Studios, Slumberland, local councils and various charities...
  • Tim Sparks, Computer Whizz
    Tim started working with Williams&Crosby in September 2014 - tempted in from the freelance world by the allure of working in a real office with real people, rather than in a spare bedroom at home...
  • Brendan Rice, Senior Developer
    Brendan joined Williams&Crosby in 2010. He is a high brow, highly skilled web developer who deals with all that difficult, invisible stuff that blows normal people's minds...
  • Chloe Lloyd, Administrator
    Chloe is a newbie to the team, joining Williams&Crosby in February 2016. Having studied in Paris to complete her degree in French Studies, Chloe now ensures the office runs smoothly whilst also managing and writing web, blog and SEO content...
  • Sue Hopkins, Accounts
    Sue is our lovely accounts lady, who has been working with Williams&Crosby nearly as long as Ed has! Fuelled by copious cups of coffee, she sweeps in every month and keeps the finances shipshape...

We like nothing more than a challenge

We love solving challenges through creativity; it’s in our DNA. There’s nothing more satisfying than delivering a solution that helps a clients business achieve their goals and aspirations, it’s what makes us get up in the morning. Do you have a challenge for us?