We create brands
that people love

We’re a branding agency that believes
we should never stand still.

We’re always pushing ourselves to grow, push boundaries and never settle – and we encourage our clients to do the same. As an SME ourselves, we love working with SMEs and ambitious entrepreneurs because they’re as nimble and hungry for success as we are.

Fuelled by Haribo, beer and off-the-walls creativity, our plucky team of brand managers, strategists, creative and copywriters

help high growth SMEs maximise growth, find their voice in crowded markets and make their customers sit up and take notice.

If you’re looking for a new website or just a logo without any long-term thinking behind it, look elsewhere. We’re in it for the long game and our real impact comes when we build strong partnerships with our clients.

The people that make it happen

Robert Bloxham

Robert Bloxham

CEO

Rob is ORB. He set it up. He’s the most down to earth CEO you could get. He makes jokes that are actually funny and makes it his business to keep his staff happy and having fun, as well as working hard and being creatively productive. Rob is great with clients and winning business, and leaves people to do what they do best and trusts in his staff. He just gets stuff done, aims high and always inspires people to work for him. He wants people to have fun, be creative and never stand still.

Lauren Bansal

Lauren Bansal

General Manager

Lauren is our General Manager. She works closely with clients, offers brand and business advice, and makes sure we’re all doing what we need to. She’s strategically slick and keeps everyone on brief. Lauren specialises in developing strong relationships with clients, ensuring all of our brand and marketing projects are delivered on time and to an outstanding quality. She’s laid back, an open book and makes the office a happier and more productive place. She loves animals, is very fun, and quite effortlessly and quite simply, awesome.

Jodie Price

Jodie Price

Brand Director

Jodie is awesome. She’s incredibly enthusiastic about everything and has a truly infectious laugh. She is Head of Brand Management at ORB and operates at about 100mph, all the time. She’s deeply passionate about branding and she’s great at building lasting relationships with clients. She’s genuinely funny and always manages to offer a fresh perspective to make our work the best it possibly can be. She also likes dancing like a crazy person and drinking perfectly acceptable amounts of prosecco.

 Melissa Manikowski

Melissa Manikowski

Creative & Strategy Director

Born and raised in New York, Melissa brings international experience from New York, Chicago and London working as a strategic Creative Director at big advertising agencies including Leo Burnett and McCann. Her vast experience includes evolving brands from initial research to brand development to final year long campaigns for the likes of Aussie Hair Care and Flash. You name it she has created it, working on everything from print, TV, Radio, Social, Experiential, Digital and more, creating award-winning campaigns.

Anthony Bisseker

Anthony Bisseker

Head of Business Development

Heading up our new business development, Anthony seems to know everyone in Birmingham. He’s worked pretty much everywhere in the city and despite always looking the bee’s knees, he’s really just a big kid. He’s a down to earth family man and lives for laughter. He’s also a proper comic book geek who loves Star Wars and quite often pretends he’s actually a Jedi Knight. He can also talk for England and loves beer.

Cynthia Miller

Cynthia Miller

Creative Strategist

Cynthia is a strategic genius from the United States. She has gained experience in some of London’s top agencies. She’s the one that actually reads all of the marketing strategy books and blogs and actually applies that learning to our work. She can challenge and question things while keeping everything cool, calm and collected. She’s good with ideas, words, Post-it notes and chopsticks. The only thing we can fault her on is that she says “erb” instead of ‘herb’, and “rowt”, instead of ‘route’, but we don’t give her a hard time about it.

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

Chief Illustrator

Jim is our chief illustrator and kind of the true essence of ORB. He’s also a badass senior designer and his illustrations and style make ORB look how it looks. He’s ludicrously creative and inspires us all to be a bit more silly. He likes Star Wars, eating Nandos and Indie classics. He’s the most laid back person in the office, but don’t be mistaken, his knowledge and knack with computer systems and design brings websites to life and his illustrations can make, define and launch a brand.

Hannah Hunter

Hannah Hunter

Project Manager

Hannah is our office Wonder Woman and Manager. There’s no job she can’t handle and she’s always calm in pressure situations. She oversees all production and office fun at ORB and she’s our designated mixologist for cocktail o’clock on Friday. Her ability to deal with huge to-do lists in a calm and methodical fashion makes her an absolutely essential cog in the ORB machine. When she’s not being our personal superhero, you can find her in Coventry cheering on her beloved Ice Hockey team, let’s go Blaze!

Chloe Hooley

Chloe Hooley

Brand Manager

Chloe is a lover of learning and finds just about anything fascinating. She has a past life as a professional theatrical dancer but after a change of career, she has spent the last few years making a name for herself in branding and marketing. In true Northern style she can be found at the kettle on the hour, every hour so pop over and say hello!

Helen Page

Helen Page

Creative Designer

Helen is ray of sunshine and an amazing designer. She’s extremely conceptual and totally gets branding. She has a much drier sense of humour than her sunshine-like appearance would have you think. She’s witty, sharp and incredibly hard-working. She’s also amazing with people and loves making people laugh. She also has bright gold headphones and has crowned herself ‘Director of Glitter’ in the studio. Since the appointment, glitter levels have gone through the roof.

Courtney Patrick

Courtney Patrick

Creative Strategist

If she’s not entertaining guests with sweet tea on the veranda, this Southern Belle is charming the pants off of just about everyone she comes into contact with. She’s been known to say y’all, just a bit more often than she’d admit and is known for causing mischief around 4:30pm on a Friday afternoon. A former analyst, she has a knack for observation and using insight to build a brand strategy that’s both practical and powerful. She’s a force to be reckoned with in the board room and the dance floor- although isn’t every Southern lady?

Naeem Alvi

Naeem Alvi

Associate Brand Strategist

Naeem is always happy. He laughs at least once an hour. He’s a Creative Strategist with an eye for detail. He always enjoys life and exudes positive energy while being phenomenally laid back. He worked as a journalist in New Zealand, he writes children stories, loves snowboarding and is Features Editor at The Quarterly. He’s also a mean dancer. He can come up with fun and imaginative ideas at the drop of a hat, which make brands warm, witty and alive. He’s down to earth and gets on with everyone.

Tink Beeson

Tink Beeson

Brand Manager

Andrew aka Tink may not know who Adele or Justin Bieber is but he knows his Triceratops from his Stegosaurus. He’s an always smiling, always laughing member of our brand management team, and when he’s not flashing his dimples in the ORB office he’s normally found watching football all over Europe. As a Brand Manager, Tink (he’ll explain the nickname once you talk to him) always makes sure our clients are smiling just like him. He loves developing new relationships and even creates Dinosaur bedtime stories!

Gemma Nicholls

Gemma Nicholls

Brand Manager

Gemma is our super calm and collected Brand Manager. She has an incredible ability to manage a number of different projects with ease and deliver amazing work. You might catch her outside of ORB HQ with her camera, as she loves nature photography. She’s obsessed with Sons of Anarchy and always talks about it in the office so be prepared to hear all about it when you see her.