Small Businesses

Building brands for small and new companies:

IC-e provides extensive knowledge and experience in helping to launch new businesses and working with small businesses to help them grow.

Why Start Ups and Small Businesses Choose IC-e

Our pricing is very competitive and is less than many high street print shops, yet you get to work with leading commercial designers and marketeers, which makes IC-e a very attractive option for those looking to establish and grow a business but don’t have the budgets of established companies.

Below are a few examples.

Primary Learning Zone Brand design manchester

Primary Learning Zone was established by a teacher who provided home tuition and wanted to develop the business into something more than just the standard after-school tuition service.  Using strong primary colours and bold iconography we created an identity that let her company stand out in their advertising, stationery and literature.

Bibijis:brand design manchester

These sauces were inspired by the cooking of our clients grandmother but given a modern healthy twist.  (Bibijis is Punjabi for ‘Grandmother’s’).  Whilst trying to maintain a traditional look using the red and gold we also kept the overall effect light and modern through the use of lime green and white.

The company has gone from strength to strength and now distribute through many independent retailers and in local farmers markets throughout the Midlands.  A new range of sauces has been launched and new packaging is near completion.  If you fancy a taste you can buy the sauces on their website It’s worth it – they taste great and only 2% fat!


We were approached by this new distributor of lab equipment and consumables to create a striking identity for their business. The globes represent the bio-chemical products and the colours represent their international ambitions (based on the Olympic colours).  The company, based at Manchester Science Park, have signed up distributors throughout their key target market, the Middle East.

Paul Tootill Lancscaping

We were asked by Paul to develop a website and a leaflet to promote his landscaping business.

To view the website see

Margaret Twigg

View the website we did for Margaret Twigg Landscape Architect


Other examples:

See Manchester Electrical Contractors, NetRent and Bioscan.

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