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15 Cloverhill Drive
Tyne and Wear
NE40 4TG

Hello. I’m Ann English, I work as a freelance Creative Consultant.

For over 25 years I've helped North East entrepreneurs, creatives and retailers turn ideas into reality.

From inventing the Metrognomes, to building start-up businesses and winning contracts worth over £1million. I offer a range of services that solve problems and deliver results.

I create intrigue to attract the attention of your target audience and generate an interest in your brand, products and services. I can devise and implement whatever is needed to drive your business forward.

Discover how I can help you turn ideas into reality. Take a look at my work examples, client testimonials and book a free consultation using the inquiry form below...

Work Examples


To stand out from the crowd you must deliver your marketing message in a way that will grab the attention of your target audience. I'll help you communicate, connect and build relationships. I'll mindmap ideas and come up with creative, innovative and cost effective solutions... See:


Add value by developing your brand, products and services. Creative thinking is key to unlocking the potential. Gain maximum value by creating brand assets, developing new products and launching new services. I'll bring a fresh perspective to explore possibilities and deliver solutions... See:


First impressions really do count, don’t let your business communications let you down. Gain a competitive edge with professional-looking documents. I can produce branded digital templates for all your documents e.g. letterheads, invoices, social media profiles, presentations, reports... See:


Interactive Experiences are a powerful way for your brand to engage with your target audience. They trigger an emotional connection and create a lasting impression. I create amazing experiences that people love. My proven track record ensures you are in safe hands... See:


I know a thing or two about how to write tender bids and produce presentations which reflect the client’s brief and win contracts. I’ve helped North East businesses win over 1,000 competitive pitches. Whilst there are no guarantees when tendering, I’ll give you the best chance of success... See:


When your brand, products and services are presented in a way that is visually appealing to the eye it will attract customers and increase sales. Great design and display can motivate people to make a purchase. I can show you how to inspire and engage with people... See:

Client Testimonials

"From meeting Ann at the Northern Design Centre, we seemed to share the same values of creating exceptional experiences for our customers. I asked Ann if she would come and see our company with a view to working together on our strategic plan for 2017/18. The meeting was staggered over two sessions, one to get an initial feel for our company the second to involve the in house marketing team and brand manager in the development of the mind map. This session was a real eye opener as we were able to review what we had and what we could do in the future it made us look at everything with different eyes, we looked at all of the aspects of the business and were able to then prioritise all of our great ideas into an order of importance. Having the time together just to focus on the possibilities and opportunities that were available to us was invaluable.   We have since completed most of our to do list that was created from the mind mapping exercise. We understand where we need to direct our energy and how to develop our brand awareness with even more passion and conviction."

- Kate Dawson | Founder | The All-in-One Company

"Ann has an unusual talent of discovering your core beliefs, realising your vision and bringing it to fruition. I have never met anyone before with such skills. As a brand creator, sometimes you can't see the wood for the trees, with Ann's expertise she brings clarity... essential when building a brand! She teaches that consistency is key."

- Mel Williams | Founder | Candy Queen Store

"Ann is amazing. After feeling completely overwhelmed by all the possible ideas for the future of my new business I decided I needed some help. Working with Ann for a brand Development Masterclass has helped me to develop the idea for my business, focus my strategy so I have a clear direction and way forward. Her knowledge and creative thinking has helped me to look at my business from a different perspective, working together to generate practical new and exciting ideas. I would highly recommend working with Ann she brings a fresh perspective I have found really beneficial."

- Sam Osmond | Founder | Travelling Ava

"I'm super-impressed with Ann's ability, acumen and overall attitude to producing exceptional work. Ann is a great listener, with great attention to detail. An external eye really helps because maybe everything that got you ‘here' will not get you ‘there'. Ann helped me to think about my overall approach to doing business. If you want to be at your most clear-thinking, confident and efficient, in readiness for chasing a dream that is important to you think about a Brand Development Mind Map Masterclass with Ann. It’ll move you further away from ‘no chance’ and much, much closer to ‘best chance’.

- Michael Owen | Founder | ALWAYS WEAR RED

"Ann is a fantastic ideas person, if I had to take an issue through to a solution I would want Ann involved, she leaves no stone unturned..."

- Stuart Lee | Project & HSE Manager | MK Illuminations

"Sometimes you need the right people on your team to turn your ideas into reality. Ann utilised her diverse skills and expertise to help my business in a number of ways. I now have a suite of professional business documents and templates, including contracts, letterheads and invoice, which are of a high specification. The documentation reflects my branding, my business values and communicates clearly what I offer. Ann continues to work with me to help me to develop the skills to build my online social media strategy. I now feel able to take my Adventurous Coaching business to the next level and move into a more corporate arena with pride, confidence and clarity.”

- Polly Brennan | Certified Professional Life Coach | Adventurous Coaching

"Ann provided the backbone of the company’s information database, documentation and marketing profile. Her commitment, wealth of experience, ability to take in the whole picture, and easy going manner made her a pleasure to work alongside. Ann created the content and copy for the company’s social media and website presence. She engaged with prospective clients, wrote tender bids and produced essential documentation in order to pitch for competitive tenders. This led the way to us securing over £1million of contracts for the next three years. I am sure that any business looking to take on Ann’s services will not be disappointed with what she brings to the table.”

- Simon Greystoke-Dews | Managing Director | Trapeze Creative Ltd

"Ann is quite simple the Mary Portas of the North. She has so much clarity and experience. Ann helped my business create a clear visual merchandising plan. She is very friendly, supportive and approachable and is excellent at solving a multitude of business issues. Working with Ann gave me a clear and sustainable method to merchandise my products. She has a simple but effective approach to making sense of a variety of sales environments. The subtle changes have made such a huge difference! Applying Ann’s strategy has increased sales and made it easier for my customers to find the products that they want to purchase. Ann is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her services. Ann’s clear vision could help other designer makers, shop owners, or anyone who uses display to engage with their clients.”

- Corinne Lewis-Ward | Founder & Creative Director | Powder Butterfly

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