Winterbotham Darby

Creating a brand that captures our client’s passion – delivering happiness through food.


Winterbotham Darby is one of the UK’s most dynamic chilled food businesses with a leading position in continental foods and a fast-growing plant-based operation. Through strategic own label relationships with retailers and an exciting portfolio of brands, the team have a long-established record of creating, growing and leading categories that’s paired with a reputation for innovation, speed to market and high environmental, ethical and technical standards.

Winterbotham Darby required a refresh of their brand to bring it in line with who they are as a company today and to provide an identity that better places them in the future of high-quality food retail and service sector. The rebrand had to appeal to a wide range of audience types from customers to retail buyers and food manufacturers.

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The rebrand included the brand strategy, namely the positioning statement, brand values and tone of voice, a visual identity refresh and the creation of a new website. It was crucial that the rebrand reflected the passion and enthusiasm inherent within Winterbotham Darby.

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We simplified and strengthened the impact of the logo and created a set of authentic hand-drawn proprietary illustrations that were inspired by woodcut drawings and patterns adorned on serving plates associated with dining, sharing and celebrations.

The bold and energetic illustrative style, paired with vibrant and rich colours created a striking visual identity that embraced passion and authenticity. We also provided art direction on their photographic style, ensuring that not only did it capture amazing looking food imagery, but also showed their human side, from farmers in the field to customers enjoying their food.

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The solution for our client delivered on its primary objectives; to position them as more than a ‘supply chain agent’, demonstrate a passion for food and flavour and communicate the quality and expertise Winterbotham Darby brings to the market.

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