BDE started life more than 15 years ago. Our company was born from a passion for supporting companies who didn’t have access to the same seemingly limitless design and marketing budgets of the bigger players.
We didn’t think it was fair that quality designs were often out of reach for smaller businesses – so we sought about bucking the trend by setting up an agency that could offer similarly fantastic results, without the extortionate fees.
We started out providing unique logo concepts to new ventures. But over the years, we’ve grown to become much more than just a logo and branding company. We now provide end-to-end design and marketing solutions for organisations that want to gain a competitive edge by handing their creative output over to true design professionals.
Many of our clients have been with us since we first opened our doors. In fact, BDE’s reputation is so strong that over 80% of our business is generated from existing relationships and through direct referrals. It’s testament to the professional, reliable, and notoriously friendly service we provide – and it’s proof that our partners have complete trust in our services and our approach.
WHY CHOOSE BDE?
Established in 2005
Small, friendly, laser-focused team of designers
Full suite of creative design and marketing services
Specialists in servicing start-ups and small businesses
Consultative approach, with unlimited revisions included
Affordable fees with no compromise on quality
Packages to suit businesses at every stage of their journey
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MEET JULIAN CROFT
Julian founded British Design Experts – now BDE – back in 2005. Following senior roles in the insurance and accident management sectors, he became frustrated with the corporate world and decided to change direction entirely by starting his own web design agency – and he’s never looked back.
The British Design Experts brand was created to offer the benefits of a higher end design company, at prices that appealed to start-ups and SMEs. As someone who wanted to shun pointless meetings in favour of actual action – and take a more collaborative approach to his work, instead of enduring endless decisions by committee – Julian was excited to be able to work directly with entrepreneurs and true decision makers by bringing their dream designs to life.
After growing quickly and acquiring teams of developers in the UK and an office in Europe, Julian became concerned that his company was losing its small client focus and was transitioning back towards the bigger corporates. In 2016, he broke away from his old setup, but retained the BDE brand. He now works with a broader team of contractors who have specialist knowledge in a wide range of areas and disciplines; web design and development, animation, app development and digital marketing, to name just a few. It’s a model that allows him to work more cost-effectively with clients who don’t have the budget to enlist the help of larger agencies, but still want the same quality results from a team who know their stuff.
When he’s not working, Julian loves spending time with his wife and his two grown-up children, plus looking after his pug and two grand dogs. Before an injury scuppered his fitness routine a few years ago, he was a keen runner, and completed five marathons in his late 40s. He spends his weekends cheering on Leeds United and planning more trips to the US so he can realise his ambition of visiting all 50 states.
WHAT OUT CLIENT SAYS ABOUT US
“I have used BDE on 3 occasions for logo work and every time I do, I remember why I come back. Quality, great communication, great price, fast delivery and all vector files and PDF forms as standard. I'm always 100% satisfied. I will be back again!”
“We have now used British Design Experts twice for our companies logos and they have been excellent both times. They have some unique ideas, they respond very quickly to any amendments you might want to make and are excellent value for money. .”
“I have used British Logo Design Experts a number of times and each time they exceed my expectations. Their work is outstanding and turnaround amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”
“This is the second time we have used British Design Experts. Thank you again for your efficient and professional service. And more importantly the result we were expecting!”
“I used BDE for my business logo and business card design. My brief was followed perfectly and I was provided with some great choices - all quite different but all following the brief. After some minor changes which were all turned around within 24 hours, I have a logo and business card that I'm very pleased with. I would not hesitate to recommend BDE to anyone.”