The Ahoy Team

The people behind our award winning work.

MD/Founder Mark Find out more Director Katie Find out more Creative Director Tom Find out more Account director Matt S Find out more Head Of Development Chris Find out more Front-end Developer Matt M Find out more Copywriter Lorrie Find out more Senior Designer Matthew Find out more Senior Designer Alex Find out more Designer Rick Find out more Account Manager Sam Find out more Account Manager Jason Find out more

There is a common thread at AHOY – we are all big kids at heart –  we grew up with a natural instinct to create.  Made up of thinkers, designers, engineers, writers and strategists – our collective creative instinct has never waned.  And neither has our drive to make sure that everything we do is done well. What has changed is our focus on channelling that creative flair into truly effective work.

Unlike other agencies, our approach to branding, digital and marketing is integrated, a perfect mix of art and science. We prioritise functionality and KPIs above anything else, and we make sure we never drift away from these at any stage of the branding process.

We’re at our best when we’re working with the Brands of Tomorrow™. Brands not afraid to try something new, to go against the grain and break the mould. Brands that exist beyond making money. Brands that have a reason for being that isn’t just selling a product or service. It’s an underdog mentality that even the biggest industry players can adopt, and that’s the key – it’s a state of mind, not a state of being, and it’s a damned exciting one at that. It’s a mindset that we adopt ourselves – always learning, always improving, always striving to be the best we can be. We grow along with the clients that we work with, our successes reflect their own.

The best way to get to know us is to pop over for a brew. No sales, no pressure, just plenty of biscuits. Contact us today to arrange.


We’re lucky enough to have been recommended for awards by a number of our clients.

RAR Award Winner Prolific North Award Winner Talk of Manchester Award Winner Northern Digital Awards

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Client List

Just a few of the forward thinking brands that we have worked with.

A true national treasure and source of continued pride, the NHS is the largest and oldest publicly-funded healthcare system in the world.

The latest and most exciting addition to the pantheon of fast food chains in the UK’s major cities, Barburrito is a brand with one simple goal - to provide the ultimate burrito experience.

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The UK’s number one malt loaf brand, producing a wide range of malty breakfast products right here in Manchester.

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A Manchester-based luxury leather brand with a fascinating story and a rich history.

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A truly modern nutrition brand built on a solid core of quality and innovation.

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A British brewer and pub retailer since 1799, Greene King are the proud owners of hundreds of pubs and hotels across the UK.

The Midland’s second Simon Rogan-helmed project, providing a unique and imaginative dining experience that sets it apart from The French.

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One of, if not the biggest names in affordable, reliable pizza worldwide.

A global and online-only women’s footwear brand, bringing the latest and greatest styles at incredibly affordable prices.

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A true juggernaut of the top tier hotel space, with 27 four and five-star unique and historic hotels to their name.

Manchester’s best-known restaurant, with a stellar track record of culinary prowess and extraordinary clientele.

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Attracting more than 35 million visits annually, and 28,500 visitors each week, the Trafford Centre is the UK’s largest shopping centre.

What we do

We help to create and grow brands, through Brand Atmosphere,
User Experiences and Customer Acquisition.

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