Richard Lloyd and Ryan Tranter

Creative collective celebrates expansion

Davies and Scothorn, founded by Burton lads  Blair Davies and Gavin Scothorn, is a global design collective based in the Hodges building on Horninglow Street. They are keen to help businesses create the brand, website and marketing which will make them stand out from the crowd.

Between them they have more than 30 years of industry experience, having worked with large corporations including Shell, Intel and Hyundai, and are now taking on extra staff to meet demand.

The team offers a full consultancy service and has been working with local businesses including Hardy Signs, Trent and Dove and Gibson Tech, in Repton – which makes engines for Le Mans Cars – to offer big brand-thinking to revolutionise their communications, websites and marketing.

Since launching in 2015, Davies and Scothorn has seen its revenue double year on year and the business has now recruited an extra graphic designer and is looking to further extend its workforce this year.

Managing director Blair Davies said: “When we set up Davies and Scothorn I don’t think we were quite prepared for where the journey would take us.

“As a company we have grown quickly but for us it has always been about the people. Creating those images and materials which really capture a business and make that individual, or team, stand out.

“It has been great to be so well received within the town and to be able to now take on additional staff. As a business we would love to see further jobs created over the coming year as we continue to foster strong links and develop our base in the town.”

Davies and Scothorn, which prides itself on supporting the local community, is keen to help a local charity each year and this year will support the Love Inspire Foundation which works to prevent families finding themselves in crisis.

As well as taking on 24-year-old graphic designer Ryan Tranter, business growth expert Richard Lloyd has joined the team as a director.

Richard’s appointment means the business can further extend its reach, offering ongoing business support to continue to help businesses get the maximum results from investment.

There are also plans for the team to be at the forefront of creating the designers of the future by supporting students and graduates in the town.

“It is an exciting time for Davies and Scothorn as we continue to grow year on year,” said Blair. “We are proud to be working with so many great businesses in the town and this year we not only want to develop more opportunities for employment but also help use our expertise to provide opportunities to students looking to widen their experience.”

Davies and Scothorn has a team of 11 designers, developers and photographers around the globe and work with everything from design, brand, strategy, digital and web design to social media, SEO and photography.

More information is available at or by calling the office on 01283 532780.

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