What We’ve Done

  • St George’s Primary School

    St George’s Primary School

    What their vision is

    St George’s is part of a family of schools called the Aquinas Trust, which has an holistic vision of education with faith, scholarship and individuality at its heart. The school has a big emphasis on community and belonging and places an incredibly high value on things like respect, trust and thankfulness. So they were looking to work with a creative agency that could help them showcase their unique combination of high academic standards with an especially warm and caring ethos. They also wanted materials that felt more contemporary and engaging, and a digital presence that was both stylish and simple for their staff to edit and update.

    What we bring to the table

    Because the school is thriving it’s also incredibly busy, so having us as a kind of creative one-stop- shop has been a big time-saver for them. We can create pretty much everything they need and accompany it all with plenty of knowledge of the education sector. We also love to produce websites that are easy to use for both the people engaging with them and the people populating them, so we’ve become experts at making digital stuff that’s attractive and contemporary yet simple.

    What we’re creating together

    When we began working with St George’s the focus was on a new website, complete with all new on-location photographs. But as the relationship has developed we’ve also helped them start up a positive presence on social media and devised a new logo for the school. Now we’re partnering with them on a committed basis, helping them to keep their website content fresh and up-to- date with key things like Ofsted regulations.

  • Charlton Manor Primary School

    Charlton Manor Primary School

    What their vision is

    Charlton is a brilliantly innovative school led by an inspiring headteacher, who’s pioneered initiatives like a professional teaching kitchen, a sensory room, a ‘secret garden’ and even a school radio station. They’ve also been able to attract some big names to help grow the school’s reach and impact, including Raymond Blanc, Jamie Oliver, Levi Roots and Mary Berry. So Charlton wanted to partner with an agency who could bring all that creativity to life, making sure that people could see the tenacity, vivacity and originality of the school even if they’d never set foot inside. They also needed their materials to have a level of style and quality that their famous supporters would feel happy about putting their names to.

    What we bring to the table

    Charlton have trusted our creative judgement since 2013 and over that time we’ve really got to know the school and built great relationships with several of their staff. So we’re not just mouse-movers – we bring fresh ideas to every project, advise them on the best media to realise their concepts and help to bring in other outside experts when it’s relevant. We’re always on hand to chat through what they need, balancing their specific vision and style with our knowledge of wider design and digital trends.

    What we’re creating together

    We’ve helped Charlton with more than 12 different projects over the last five years, from email campaigns and a new website to outdoor signs, photography shoots and labels for their school-grown honey and rhubarb. Not to mention the healthy-eating recipe book with such stylish, eye-catching design that the number of copies sold funded the whole project!

    I have been working with Cahoot Creative for a few years now since we decided to design a new school website. They provided a creative, professional and reliable service. We do not just use them to design and keep our website updated but also to produce other promotional work in and around the school which looks amazing! Thank you for your continued support.

    Adele Greenall, Charlton Manor Primary School

  • east to west

    east to west

    What their vision is

    Surrey-based charity east to west are supporting over 1,400 struggling children, young people and their families, working through local schools to offer help in both emotional and practical ways. They’ve been doing amazing work in their community for 20 years and have built up a great reputation and lots of positive relationships – but they were starting to feel that their marketing materials hadn’t quite moved on from where they were in the 90s. So they wanted to partner with an agency who would respect the brand that had become so familiar and trusted locally, while also helping them look and feel more attractive and contemporary.

    What we bring to the table

    We’re a great fit for a tiny but mighty charity like east to west because we’re not so big ourselves – which means we can be very flexible and slot in and out of their existing team whenever they need us. We’re also really used to working with smaller organisations who have a lot of local engagement and brand recognition in their community, so we’ve gotten good at creating materials that look great but still fit within the overall visual style that their audience recognise.

    What we’re creating together

    Our first project with these guys was sprucing up their bi-annual newsletter, both in terms of modernising the design and helping to make sure the content was relevant, engaging and well-organised. The new-look newsletter went down so well with their supporters for the first time ever it's brought in much needed funds and they’ve asked us to stick around and help them improve other bits of their regular comms. So we’ll be working on all kinds of small but creative pieces together over the next year, from leaflets to fundraising appeals, all designed to inspire and encourage their audience about the brilliant impact of their work.

    Cahoot produced a fantastic newsletter for us. We were looking for a fresh new look and they helped us think through what would be effective and ultimately Cahoot delivered way above our expectations. Thank you!

    Anthony Horton CEO, east to west

  • Spinnaker Trust

    Spinnaker Trust

    What their vision is

    Spinnaker support primary schools across the southeast with RE lessons and faith-based assemblies and clubs. The aim of their 50-strong team is to inspire a generation of children to engage with the ideas and values of faith, as well as to encourage more links between churches and schools. So they weren’t just looking for design pizazz – they wanted some thoughtful creative help to develop marketing materials that would look great, feel positive and inclusive, and respect the ethos of the schools they partner with.

    What we bring to the table

    Spinnaker are working slap-bang in the middle of all the sectors we’re most familiar with – they’re a charity, working in schools, supported by churches! So we bring a ton of knowledge and experience to the table of how to communicate in these communities. Not to mention all of our brilliant design and development skills as well, obviously.

    What we’re creating together

    We’ve been working with Spinnaker since 2013, when we began by livening up their quarterly reviews. Now we’re helping them with a big website redesign, which also involves incorporating a whole new brand they’ve recently acquired. And over the years in between we’ve been a solid source of support for creative projects, from tiny postcards to huge roller banners and building signage. We’re also still creating their quarterly reviews, making sure they stay fresh and helping them to connect with younger audiences.

    Cahoot are always extremely helpful, full of good ideas and advice. They are quick, efficient, resourceful and really friendly. They are able to advise me on current trends appropriate to our market and I simply love working with them.

    Caroline Allen, Treasurer, Communications & Central Operations
    Spinnaker Trust

  • St Barnabas Church, Dulwich

    St Barnabas Church, Dulwich

    What their vision is

    St Barnabas is a wonderfully diverse church, engaging with many different kinds of people in the Dulwich area. They offer services across their two buildings, with the main St. Barnabas location catering for a young, modern crowd and the Christ’s Chapel building serving a more traditional set. They’re a large, busy church, who do a lot of volunteering in the local area, hold regular community-wide events, and are well-known for their internationally-touring choir. So when they needed help with their website, they knew they had to find a creative team that would really understand their mission and identity as well as be able to build something brilliant.

    What we bring to the table

    We love making things look good and communicate well, and always take the time to get to know our clients and understand the personality they’re trying to convey and the audiences they’re hoping to engage. So it felt like a great fit with St Barnabas from day one. We also know their area well, as Dulwich Village Infant School is another one of our clients! Small world.

    What we’re creating together

    We started working with St Barnabas in 2015 to refresh their website and take over its hosting. Since then we’ve produced a whole bunch of beautiful, practical and creative materials, from flyers and stationery to posters and banner stands. And St Barnabas use our handy monthly-maintenance service, which means they get priority treatment and discounted rates while also saving on administration time – win-win-win.

  • Bromley Baptist Church

    Bromley Baptist Church

    What their vision is

    Bromley Baptist is a friendly, lively and busy church based right in the heart of Bromley, engaging people of all ages and stages across the local community. They want to help people find meaning and purpose in life, supporting them through the difficult times and celebrating with them in the good. Bromley is a very multicultural area, and the church is also reaching out to a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, so the church needed help creating materials that were clear, simple and inclusive as well as positive and engaging.

    What we bring to the table

    We’ve worked with dozens of churches over the years, and several members of the Cahoot team are part of a faith community – so we get how churches think, what their values are and what they need from their communications. We know how important it is to show people that the Church is still relevant, both to the local area and to wider 21st-century life, so we’re a dab hand at creating attractive, fresh materials – but we also respect the traditions of faith, so work hard to design things that aren’t ‘fad-ish’ or out of sync with a church’s ethos.

    What we’re creating together

    We’ve helped Charlton with more than 12 different projects over the last five years, from email campaigns and a new website to outdoor signs, photography shoots and labels for their school-grown honey and rhubarb. Not to mention the healthy-eating recipe book with such stylish, eye-catching design that the number of copies sold funded the whole project!

    An excellent professional, friendly and creative service.

    Dave Brown, Administrator
    Bromley Baptist Church

  • JEDS Driving School

    JEDS Driving School

    What their vision is

    Every one of the 20 driving instructors at JEDS are friendly, approachable and have years of experience – and somehow always manage to stay calm in the midst of stressful South London traffic! But the downside of being so committed to and focused on their driving teaching is that it doesn’t leave much brain space for thinking about marketing the business. So JEDS were looking for more than just help with a one-off project – they wanted a team of creatives who could work alongside them over the long haul to get the word out about their driving school.

    What we bring to the table

    We love making sure that the beautiful things we design and the clever things we build have a clear purpose – and the varied skill set and past experience of our team mean that we’re great at helping businesses think about the bigger picture. So for JEDS we’re not just designers for hire, but a key partner advising them on marketing and comms opportunities and helping them plan for the future.

    What we’re creating together

    We’ve helped Charlton with more than 12 different projects over the last five years, from email campaigns and a new website to outdoor signs, photography shoots and labels for their school-grown honey and rhubarb. Not to mention the healthy-eating recipe book with such stylish, eye-catching design that the number of copies sold funded the whole project!

    We contacted Cahoot Creative when we decided to launch a new website for JEDS. They were brilliant, helping us set up and host the site. They also designed our stationery, which is first class. They provide a very good customer service, and are always on hand if we have a panic – and we've had a few of those! We'd always recommend Cahoot, wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.

    Elaine Leonti, Owner
    JEDS Driving School

  • Bush Hill Park Golf Club

    Bush Hill Park Golf Club

    What their vision is

    The Bush Hill Park Golf Club, set in just under 100 acres of parkland outside Enfield town, has been home to enthusiastic golfers since 1895 - and today it’s got more than 600 members. While it's proud of its long history as a high-quality private members club, Bush Hill Park also moves with the times and has developed its facilities to make sure the space can be enjoyed by a wider range of visitors. As part of this, the club were looking to update their website. As well as a sleeker, more polished design, they needed better functionality than their current system would allow, so they could manage things like online bookings. So they wanted web gurus who could not only handle the tech side of things, but also capture their blend of traditional quality and contemporary style.

    What we bring to the table

    We never just think about how websites look – we also think about how they work and what they say. Although we’re a small team, we’ve got a good spread of experience and skills, so we’re great at working on a web project from all different angles. (Plus one member of our Cahoot team is a golf nut, so his first-hand knowledge of the game came in handy too!)

    What we’re creating together

    In 2016 we tackled Bush Hill Park’s website rebuild. We developed it on a well-known open-source platform, widely supported around the world, so it’s much easier for them to manage and keep adding functionality going forward. The site is also much more stylish and easy to navigate, and features online booking for events, golf lessons, competitions and the restaurant. It also features secure login areas for club groups and committees to safely view and edit confidential material.

    Working with Cahoot Creative to completely redesign our existing website was the best thing we could have done for the business. The transition was seamless and made an immediate positive impact to both the SEO rankings and customer traffic. Not only did they take on board all our requirements and ideas, but made suggestions to improve things even further to create a dynamic brand experience. 100% recommended!

    Jennifer Benge, Marketing Manager
    Bush Hill Park Golf Club

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