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The Chase

Agency Profile

Disciplines

  • Branding
  • Brand Implementation
  • Brand Strategy / Management
  • Corporate Identity
  • Naming
  • Digital
  • Digital Strategy
  • Websites
  • Exhibitions
  • Conference / Trade Shows
  • Display
  • Graphic
  • Annual Reports
  • Books & Literature
  • Promotional Literature
  • Technical Literature
  • Interior
  • Corporate / Office
  • Exhibition / Museum
  • Retail
  • Internal
  • Internal Communications
  • Other
  • Advertising
  • Copywriting / Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Packaging
  • Branding / Naming
  • New Product Development
  • On Pack Promotions
  • Structural
  • Service / Wayfinding
  • Signage
  • Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics

Sectors

  • Arts
  • Business to business (B2B)
  • Construction and property
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • FMCG
  • Food and drink
  • Health
  • Industrials
  • Leisure
  • Natural resources
  • Not for Profit / Charity
  • Professional Services
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Employees

31

Date established

1986

Company type

Limited Company

Registration number

2245163

Head office

2 Commercial Street
Manchester
M15 4RQ

Contact details

t: 0161 832 5575
e: manchester.enquiries@thechase.co.uk
w: www.thechase.co.uk

Who we are

The Chase is best known for its understanding of brands, for its creativity and for its strategic thinking. We firmly believe in the strategic importance of good design and are privileged to have been entrusted with brand design and guardianship for some very substantial organisations, with many of whom we enjoy relationships of longstanding. Over the years The Chase has earned an outstanding, sustained reputation for creative excellence. In 2012 we were ranked No.1 in the Design Week league table and 1st in the specific disciplines of both 'Branding and Print'.

What we do

The Chase has a very simple philosophy, based on a story. Once, there was an old Indian wood carver who carved the most beautiful elephants from unpromising blocks of timber. Asked how he did it, he simply replied:
'I just cut away the wood that doesn't look like an elephant.'
25 years ago The Chase adopted this story to describe how we go about our work.
First, to be absolutely clear as to what sort of animal the brand or organisation is and, equally important, what it isn't. (the 'big dig', where we research our clients, look at their products, try out their services, talk to their customers, look at the competition, talk to members of staff, audit current material, understand what engages with stakeholders both internally and externally)
Second, to work to a precise brief based on the unique circumstances which create a communications problem. (to summarise our findings and most importantly to focus on factors that are most unique to our client. What will get them noticed, what best reflects their personality, what do they stand for)
Third, to add the creative spark that brings the solution to life in order to meet the client's commercial objectives. (translating the focussed brief into an engaging, creative and appropriate solution - the big idea)
And finally, to express the concepts in a way in which every mark has a reason for being. (craft to maximise aesthetic appeal, and focus to ensure the most effective communication).

New business contact

Bev Hutchinson

Client Services Director
e: bev.hutchinson@thechase.co.uk

Additional UK offices

London Office

12 Newburgh Street
London
W1F 7RP

North West Office

2 East Cliff Gardens
Preston
PR1 3JG

Overseas Markets

Not applicable

VAT number

974 8213 89

Date joined DBA

February 2004

Awards won in last 3 years

Benchmarks Award
D&AD Pencil Award
Design Week Award
Roses Design Award

Memberships

Design Business Association
Design & Art Direction (D&AD)