Yorkshire Brand Stories was established by Holly Ashby as a way of reconnecting to the city she grew up in. She wanted to work with local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by creating powerful collaborations, using local suppliers to deliver the goods and building long lasting relationships with ‘business buddies’.
She wanted to grow the business big enough to bring on board lovely local people who also had a passion for brands, learning new skills and a creative flair. Building an environment where staff members felt supported and valued, had the option for flexible working and a strong emphasis on a good work life balance was a key criteria on what ‘success’ looked like…after all she has 3 munchkins herself!
Director and Brand Storyteller
Junior Brand Manager
Holly has a wealth of experience in bringing new products to market, across the entire process. From proposition development, procurement, and packaging to research, brand development and campaign strategy. Her ability to pivot from one task to the next is highly valuable, reprioritising and communicating effectively throughout. Plus, she’s a pleasure to work with.
Peter Spiers – CMO Sweet Squared
Let’s help you create a visual and verbal identity for your brand! Your Brand Story!
Once your brand story is in place, let us help you market your business to your desired customer base.
Do you have a product in mind that you’d like to bring to market? We can help you asses the market opportunity, help you find quality suppliers and ensure your product stands out and is fit for purpose.
We’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing Yorkshire brands since the business launched in 2020 across a range of sectors. Find out a bit more about the people and brands we’ve collaborated with over the years…
Chocolate products and gifts in a York Based chocolate factory. Working with the in house manufacturing team, we defined, developed and launched a range of gifts for seasonal opportunities bringing in new customers and revenue streams to the business.
Indian spice blends and gift sets for a restaurant in Manchester. We reviewed the market opportunity, sourced local manufacturing partners and launched a range of quirky, house spice blends and gifts to give customers the chance to experience Zouk at home.
Lash extension products for UK leading beauty professional supplier, Sweet Squared. A challenging product range to work with, but gave us the chance to let the brand and packaging do the talking!