Let's start from the top

At Zest the Agency, we are everything you’d expect us to be. And so much more. We are a finely honed collection of inquisitive and fearless heads on experienced and straight-talking shoulders. Our core mantra ‘beyond the expected’ perfectly places us to creatively lead our clients to the top of their game… and then some.

What value can we add to your business?

Beyond the expected is tangible in our thinking and our doing.

We produce award winning campaigns, land ourselves in Design Week’s ‘Top 100 consultancies’ report, move clients to tears, design and hand deliver creative against seemingly impossible deadlines, always without compromise and exceed targets time and time again. That’s what we expect from ourselves and that is what we offer our clients.

Bringing our A game, all day everyday - check out our case studies for proof of that.


Our team will become an extension of yours, working with you to really get under the skin of your business, crafting incisive strategies and stand-out marketing plans.

As honorary colleagues, we are with you every step of the way, ensuring that we not only hit targets, but exceed them. Then, and only then, do we consider it a job well done.

Marketing strategy

Competitor intelligence

Audience insight

Brand positioning

Campaign development & activation

Content creation

Media planning and buying



We are an energetic bunch of digital strategists, social sharers, digital marketeers, AdWords addicts, user experience geeks, creative gurus, front end perfectionists and dedicated to helping businesses succeed through digital.

ZestGen is our dedicated digital venture, designed to help businesses use digital to build stronger, more connected, long-term conversations with their customers.​

User experience led website design

WordPress, Drupal & Magento development

Website management & hosting

Marketing automation

Email marketing

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

PPC & display advertising

On-site content production


We love getting to know you, uncovering what makes you different and taking inspiration from it.

We always start with a pen, paper and some fearlessly creative brains and we always end with original and impactful ideas that we are proud of – and are confident that you will be too.

Brand strategy

Brand identity

Brand communications

Illustration & animation

Video production



In the ever-evolving world of relevant and focused communication, we pride ourselves on keeping up with and staying ahead of the trend.

An essential and immensely impactful marketing tool, we harness the power of social media to start conversations, create community engagement and drum up a buzz around your brand – that can be heard for miles around.

Social strategy

Social community management

Paid social campaigns

Content creation

Influencer positioning & profile raising


We know what makes a good story and more importantly how to get it told. Our connections, paired with our unique storytelling style, will place you where you need to be within the industry and give your media relations some serious oomph.

PR strategy

Story & feature development

Campaign creation

Crisis communications

Media relations & management

Media training

Our Team

Over the years, we’ve come to learn that our stand-out team spirit is our biggest strength. We sit in one big room (the tea round is never ending!). A minor detail, but a major advantage. It means that from our management teams to our work experience guys, we work together through research, strategy, concept and delivery, producing extraordinary integrated creative solutions.

Belinda Collins
Group Managing Director

David Gyertson
Director of Digital

Bruce Smith
Director of Creative

Helen Banyard
Head of Client Services

Darren Laws
PR & Social Manager

Rachel Peat
Digital Project Manager

Victoria Grigg
Account Manager

Hayley Town
Account Manager

Tom Kelly
Creative Designer

Himadri Shukla
Creative Designer

Craig Birch
Senior Digital Developer

Jade Sellwood
Digital Producer

Jordan Norris
Technical Developer

Gareth Cotter
Digital Marketing Executive

Rob Hoy
Digital Designer

Amy Parkhill
Creative Designer

Sam Tutt
Digital Executive

Sean Varnham
Digital Developer

Heather Calveley
Social and Community Manager

Jade Halstead
Junior Account Executive