Strategic marketing & business development.

Grace Carter We Are Aphra writing
Grace Carter We Are Aphra writing

We Are Aphra is a leading strategic marketing and business development agency in Essex. We combine innovative marketing strategies, commercial acumen and creative insight to grow your business effectively.

Based in Colchester, Essex, we provide a wide range of business development and marketing services under one roof, which all come together to achieve positive, profitable results for our clients. With a combination of creative and commercial strategies, we help build brands, engage customers, raise awareness, launch campaigns and increase sales.

Our talented in-house team based in our Ardleigh office bring together their skills and expertise to provide our wide range of clients with services including graphic design, illustration, copywriting, photography, videography, search engine optimisation, pay-per-click advertising, website design and development, app development, marketing strategy, sales analysis, lead generation, and social media management.

Contact us today: [email protected]

There are a few things that set us out as being different…


We are 360 in our approach to business.

We cover a lot of ground with our services. This may make us seem less ‘specialist’ in one core area, but in fact, it’s your best avenue to success. We work to the highest standards in all areas providing you with clear direction.


We are direct and transparent.

Nobody has time for fluff. We’re not going to try and spin you a yarn. We provide honest, bold and bespoke support.


We deliver value and substance.

You don’t have cash to burn – you need to make it count. We don’t lock you into lengthy retainer contracts or charge excessive rates for poor work. You’ll only get the best from aphra.


We keep it all under one roof.

Forget trying to manage numerous teams all pulling you in different directions with multiple costs and invoices. We keep your business on track with one talented team providing exceptional results.


We ensure sales and strategy are at the heart of your business.

After all, what’s the point of marketing and communications if your sales aren’t being addressed and measured. Let’s get all aspects of your business steam-rolling.

Grace is the most
detail-oriented person
I have ever met.

Calgary Avansino

British Vogue


aphra.'s services



From social media to SEO, brochure design to events, photography to website development – find out more about our marketing services.



Let us help you craft the perfect story for your business and communicate this cohesively across all your platforms.



What’s a business without sales? Money is the biggest driver behind any company – we’ll help you grow yours today.


Thank you to the team at We Are Aphra for your work on marketing our new depot in Lawford. We have had fantastic feedback from all of our customers; every single person we met ahead of the official launch said they had already heard the news thanks to our social media campaign, digital advertising and leaflet drop. We look forward to continuing our work with We Are Aphra.

Tim Rowbottom, Managing Director at Collier & Catchpole Builders' Merchants


Why businesses work with us


We Are... Creative


We Are... Strategic


We Are... Commercially-minded


We Are... Honest


We Are... Collaborative


We Are... Ambitious

where are we?

You'll find us at Unit 3, Blue Barns Business Park, Old Ipswich Rd, Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, CO7 7FX.

As a leading marketing agency in Essex, we work with a number of local companies - we also work with businesses large and small from across the globe and travel around the UK for meetings. We’re able to conduct meetings via Skype or telephone; the globe is so connected that distance is no barrier.

Get in touch now to find out more about working with us:

[email protected] »



of people who visit our website subsequently contact us.


of aphra’s existing clients have given positive testimonials for our work.

Grace has been such an incredible support and is so multi-talented. I’m very grateful to have her on my team. I think she’s done a brilliant job so far.

Balanced Baby


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