Build Your Business


Build your Business is a business support and mentoring programme commissioned and coordinated by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The programme is aimed at pre-start and new start businesses in all sectors, with a focus on providing support and mentoring for people looking to start and build a new business venture.


Out of Place were commissioned to develop an overall campaign brand and marketing strategy for the programme. This included identifying a name, brand identity and an extensive suite of branded assets that could be used by business development mentors to manage their own campaigns. Assets included posters, roller banners, social media templates, web page, business cards, letterheads and info sheets.

We worked closely with the marketing team at Bradford Council to identify and understand  the requirements of the mentors and the end users. And to evaluate other business support programmes in the region to ensure the brand – and name – was distinctive and not easily confused with pre-existing campaigns.
The brand identity used a simple colour palette with a grid system to ensure assets could be easily adapted by the mentors. It used a suite of shapes to signify the idea that businesses can come in all shapes and sizes. OOP built a stock image library, with portrait photos representing a mix of business types and diversity.
Brand assets were developed for the umbrella campaign and for each of the districts/areas covered by the programme. Assets were made available for the business mentors via a shared dropbox link with editable InDesign files using locked elements to ensure consistent rollout.

More work

Borrow* is a pilot circular borrowing scheme funded by the Bring It back Fund that provides accessible reusable solutions that are fuss free and save both businesses and consumers money in the process.
Organisational rebrand and website development for leading disability charity.
A new brand identity and revamped website for Birmingham’s leading LGBT charity.
Putting Bradford on the map for live art and performance.

Get in touch

In need of some creative support?  We’d love to know more about how we can help. We’ll happily offer a free consultation to discuss your project and demonstrate our approach.