Creative and Communications

The Creative Duck: Agency – Community – Events

The Creative Duck has proudly built a community of creative minds, in and around Henley-on-Thames. We offer talks and socials that inspire and educate as well as a creative consultancy dedicated to helping brands flourish; from marketing and social media, to web design, graphic design, branding and copywriting.

If you need support to help your business stand out whilst remaining true to your brand’s ethos, please get in touch.

We provide one-off training sessions, project-based work or long-term support.

Please contact Sarah Gilbert, Nicola Nott or Joey McGinn.

Sarah Gilbert – Marketing and Social Media
07990 696785

Nicola Nott – Web Design, Graphic Design and Branding
07590 298866

Joey McGinn – Copywriting



GPC Marketing

We will work with you to find the right ways to market your business and provide practical ideas and support if you need it. From basic training for the Social Media platform best suited to your business and requirements to a full marketing service. We can help you achieve the best results for your business.

Please contact: Philip Chappell

Henley Scan

We are a husband and wife team who digitise/scan photographs, slides and negatives. We convert VHS tapes, camcorder tapes in many different formats and 8mm cine films. We also restore photographs that have been damaged or faded by age, light, ripped or stains. Our bespoke service of editing years of converted films into a highlighted treasured version is very popular and extra special.

We can create photo books and produce visual memory slide shows for special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthday or funerals.

We can also help with storing your visuals on clouds like amazon prime or similar. These can be tagged with special software, to make them very easy to catalogue. We love helping our customers achieve their photographs being accessible and safe from any damage, and enjoy them.

An extra bonus is that boxes of photos and albums take quite a lot of space, they can after digitisation be disposed of or packed more efficiently and we are not alone in having a space premium, especially living in Henley-on-Thames.

Between us, we have technical and creative skills and can probably help you with most media issues.

We pride ourselves in helping others and our high standard of work. We come highly recommended.

Henley Herald

Community news website providing an up-to-date and unbiased news service reported by local people, as it happens, for the people of Henley-on-Thames.

Please contact: Michaela Clarke

Higgs Group – The Henley Standard

Henley’s leading newspaper, published every Friday.

Please contact: Simon Bradshaw

Kathryn Fell Photography

Kathryn is a local professional photographer with a mobile studio photographing family portraits, weddings, PR/events, pets, food and commercial work. The main thing people say about Kathryn is her effortless ability to put everyone at ease she meets and photographs, which is a key skill when relaxing a client. Having worked in branding and marketing, Kathryn understands the importance of brand awareness and perception, so loves to know your brand or product inside out and will help you tell your business story with images for your website, brochures or social media. 

Kathryn has a professional and creative approach, and can mingle in with large groups of people capturing the important events in a natural, relaxed and candid way, allowing you to enjoy yourself while she captures some precious memories for you to look back on. 

Living Streams

Tony Thornby of Living Streams assists SME to generate business at optimal cost by efficiently and effectively improving their online prominence. To ensure that services deliver the best return on investment, he offers a flexible mix of advice, mentoring and implementation.

Founded in 2005, Living Streams’ key services are resilient SEO, Google advertising, analytics insights, LinkedIn Social Prospecting, Sharpspring Marketing Automation and Constant Contact email marketing.

Tony is a chartered engineer with significant experience in product launch, quality procedures, training, customer services and consultancy. Consequently, Living Streams are specialists in digital marketing for high tech companies, manufacturers and B2B service providers.

Living Streams often delivers business benefits for a fraction of what other agencies charge for the same results. Tony also believes that Sharpspring is the best value marketing automation system and that Living Streams charge for it is lower than any other UK marketing agency.

Peppard Creative

We are a web design and SEO agency based in Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire. Peppard Creative enjoy creating and developing innovative and fresh-looking websites, which will help you to promote your business successfully online.

Phase Two

Creating distinctive and memorable brands, we provide inspiration, creativity, know-how and an experienced hand to guide.

Phase Two specialises in creating deliberately designed brand identities which authentically reflect and create the right perception around your business. We take the time to get to our clients and their businesses and with intelligent thinking and creative flair, we transform any brief into a stylish and successful solution. We work with SMEs, startups and B2B businesses and help them to play to their strengths. The companies we work with want a strong brand and style design kit that will help them to continue to grow, evolve and build on the opportunities they need to succeed.

Every brand is unique and tailor-made for each business, we provide inspiration, creativity, know-how and an experienced hand to guide

Your brand isn’t simply your logo and colour palette, it’s the relationship and rapport you build between you and your audience. It’s the character of your business and it’s what will contribute to creating the likeability and trust needed to convert leads into opportunities – and opportunities into ideal clients.

We’ve been doing this for over 25 years for some great companies, of all sizes, we are friendly and fun to work with and are always there for our clients!

Our services

Include, but are not limited to, identities, designing for print and web and digital experience.

Please contact: Annie Hall




Pixel Vista

With 15 years experience of working in many industry sectors, Linda Layhe Nugent of Pixel Vista provides compelling, affordable website and graphic design solutions. Her ethos is to leave clients in full control of their online business whilst providing support to do so successfully. Services include website design and installation, training, ongoing administration, Organic SEO, logo branding, eCommerce, product labelling and imagery, social networks setup plus much more.

A go to business enabler for all things web and graphics with an enthusiastic and professional approach.

Please contact: Linda Layhe Nugent

Plume Media

Plume Media is a Social Media Management company run by Katherine Hyde.

We work very closely with our clients to enable them to connect to their online audiences in the most powerful and authentic way. We believe strongly in creating original, exciting and unique social media content that reflects our clients brand and captures their tone of voice. We work with our clients to help them achieve their online marketing goals; enabling them to grow a meaningful following, create an online community, increase exposure and ultimately gain business from their social media presence.

Our joint experience spans many industries; the magazine industry, health food and fitness, bio-sciences and professional sporting clubs.

Our services include full social media management across all social media platforms, project specific social media management work, SEO, content marketing, video production, newsletters and leaflets.

We are based in Oxfordshire but our client base is not limited to a specific geographical area.

Please contact: Katherine Hyde

Polar Media House

Here at Polar Media House we aim to target a wide range of small/local businesses who have not yet tapped into the connected world of social media. We as a company will provide services and information to help your business grow and sustain an online presence allowing you to advance as a company overall.

Polar Media House has been created to help individuals and businesses stand out through engaging content and online presence. If you’re looking for originality and innovation you’ve come to the right place. At Polar Media House no two projects are the same and each project serves as a new creative opportunity to create something fresh and exciting turning your vision into a reality and opening your business up to a new world.

Confused or in need of help with getting the most out of your Social Media? Not sure where to start when building a content or SEO strategy? That’s why Polar Media House was created – to help you make the most of the many brand building opportunities that can be gained by great digital strategies and projects.

Founded in 2019 by three digitally inspired friends, Polar Media House are looking forward to working with you.

For more information please contact: Conor Crowe

Rhiane Kirkby Content & Media Consultancy

Do you have a brand you want to build or a story you’re just itching to share? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to say to your customers, but not how to say it. With years of experience at the top of the UK media industry, Rhiane can help you find your voice and make sure it’s heard. As programme editor of some of the nation’s most watched TV shows, she learnt the power and value of words. Now she helps businesses do the same by producing clear, captivating content that oozes personality and engages customers.

Rhiane’s content stands out. It will be read and shared. But more than that, Rhiane will promote that content, attracting the attention your business deserves.

Articles, blogs, website copy, press releases, marketing material and social media content…if you’re lost for words Rhiane will find them.

Ri Web

Web design and digital marketing experts, Ri Web pride themselves on providing a professional and friendly service; guaranteed to optimise the digital side of your business.

Please contact: Ryan Irving

RSB Design

Siobhan Brownlow of RSB Design specialises in design for print and digital publishing. Whatever your creative design needs – brand identity, business cards, promotional literature, magazines or web design – Siobhan can find the right solution to communicate a professional and consistent message to your clients. Friendly and approachable, why not give Siobhan a call for an informal chat to discuss your communication needs.


To put it bluntly, I am on a mission to eradicate the bland by helping my Clients to ‘Think Brand – not bland’ in order to help them to stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons. In my book, there is just far too much bland out there.

Whatever business you are in, there is simply no point in being bland, in just jumping on the blandwagon and blanding in with the competition – no value at all in becoming lost and perhaps drowning in a sea of sameness and running the risk of becoming the bland that time forgot.

My Clients benefit from my blend of 14 years hands-on brand marketing experience on the Client side combined with my 25 years plus on the branding consultancy side. Now trading as Strangebrew from my base in Berkshire rather than from London as I did previously, I still offer London quality but nowadays at what I call Glasgow prices*.

If you are ready to throw away the bland manual and to ‘Think Brand – not bland’ in order to stand out from the crowd in your market, give me a call and let’s meet up over a brew of tea, coffee or, better still, a pint of real ale.

Just do it, because you’re worth it – and find out just how reassuringly inexpensive working with the Business and Brand Alchemist at Strangebrew can be. Call me now on 07770 753 975

* I was born and bred in Glasgow!

Please contact: Phil Strachan

Studio Stanley

Studio Stanley was founded by Mark Wójcicki in 2011 and has built a reputation for helping businesses create strong brand identities.

Our process starts by researching your business; its DNA, its customer base, the markets it operates in, the challenges it faces. Then we create brand concepts that position your business clearly according to your chosen market.

We see the logo as the focal point of your brand identity – it plays a vital role in creating a connection with your prospects and existing customers. To work effectively your logo has to resonate with your target market both visually and verbally.

Then we create the rest of the identity with the intelligent use of the visual: colour, typography, graphic elements and the verbal: straplines, content writing and marketing. These all play a critical role in creating a successful brand identity.

With Studio Stanley your brand is in safe hands – consider us part of your marketing team and watch it flourish.

Please contact: Mark Wójcicki

Rocket Science

We are a full-service digital marketing agency specialising in working with SMBs and startups. We tie all the digital pieces together so you can focus on getting the day job done.

We understand your time is precious and stretched thin. You want your business to grow and attract new customers. But you’re so busy doing the job, you don’t have time for the marketing to make it grow.

Or maybe you’ve heard your business needs to ‘go digital’ but you don’t know where to start. Your area of expertise is doing what you do best, not managing social media or brushing up the website.

If you need something big like a full digital strategy or a new website, we can help. Equally, if you just need a hand posting on social media, we’re there for you. We even delve into the dark arts of paid social media ads, PPC (Google Adwords), and user experience. We think of ourselves as part of your business and your success is our success.

Please contact: Jon Simmonds


We’ve set up a Digital Business Toolkit to help businesses be more effective online during lockdown.

You can find it on the Rocket Science Digital website at
The kind of topics we cover include:

• Social media marketing
• Content strategy
• Finding new customers
• Content strategy
• Creating user personas

We’re adding new content all the time and if there’s anything you need which isn’t there, just ask and we’ll see what we can do.

You’ll find articles, downloadable guides and templates to help you make sure your business thrives through the current crisis, rather than stagnating.

Swanwood Productions

The video production agency you’ve been looking for! Based in Henley-on-Thames with global clients, Swanwood Productions combines fantastic visual images with great story telling.

We’re creative professionals with years of experience in broadcast and business, easy to work with and won’t let you down.

From script to screen we take care of every step of the creative process. We’ll inspire your viewers with great writing, high end productions, eye catching animations and unique post production styles.

We’re always interested in working on new projects, so let’s discuss how we can promote your business and bring your brand to life.

Please contact: David or Nina Camburn

What Are Words Worth

We are a copywriting, content creation, blogging and social media management business; we create the content you don’t have the time or desire to write yourself. Owner Peter McConnell works with clients and agencies to provide the words that explain their business, whether for their website, in print or as a blog. Peter also manages Social Media for clients, building followers, writing and posting content.

Business writing isn’t an art, but it is a skill, one which requires experience, time and desire. If you don’t have the desire to write it’s easy to find an excuse not to. You may know you need to change your website content, that your brochure needs completely rewriting and it really is time to start blogging, but will you ever get round to it? If the answer is no, call on the skill and experience of What Are Words Worth.

Please contact: Peter McConnell

Zeal & Zest

Zeal & Zest is a creative graphic design agency in Henley-on-Thames, working with businesses of all size to provide premium design services and solutions to successfully turn brand visions and ideas into a visually engaging reality.

Zeal & Zest can make a positive contribution to your business or organisation with:

• Graphics that engage with your customers, whether that’s B2B or B2C

• A personalised and friendly service that works closely with you to become an integral and effective part of your marketing team.

• An in-depth understanding of your target market, brand values and ultimately creating visually stimulating design results, on budget and on time.

• The aim to build, grow or reinvigorate your brand identity.

Our creative support is extensive. We create graphics of all sizes from small web icons through to complete building wraps.  Our services include: Logo and brand identity design, social media visuals, corporate graphic design, large format graphics, exhibition design, signage, POS, retail and commercial interiors, cartoons and illustrations and all things product branding and packaging related.

If your business lacks that creative spark then get in touch with me, Chris Forgie at Zeal & Zest to see how we can engage with your brand.

Please contact: Chris Forgie

Zing Films

At Zing, we make powerful intelligent films that help companies solve their communication and learning challenges.

We can manage all aspects of your production from script to screen, delivering an entertaining, engaging viewer experience to ensure your message really lands.

For every project, a bespoke team of seasoned experts is specially chosen for their mix of creative flair and a grounded understanding of your business needs. Based in Reading, we’ve been doing this a long time, picking up the odd award or two on our way.

We never forget that a budget is a budget and deadline is a deadline, whilst always maintaining quality. You’re in safe hands.

Get in touch for a friendly no-obligation chat.

Please contact: Sarah Beadsmoore.

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