The Direct Advantage

Over 26 years experience designing and producing cost-effective targeted graphic design & publicity material, backed up with a results-driven professional approach. That's what you can expect when you apply Direct Creative Thinking.
Tim Hague ‘DCT’ provides the complete portfolio of professional design & marketing services to businesses and organisations throughout Stockport, the North West and Cheshire, focused on delivering tangible results at an affordable price.


Logo Design & Branding

Your brand encompasses everything - your image, your positioning in your market place, your core values, as well as the relationship with your customers. It is possibly your most valuable asset. Your branding is a long term investment, so it's wise to treat it as such. A well designed logo makes a bold statement and displays a renewed confidence in your business moving forward, so give it the attention it deserves and go Direct to Tim Hague.

Marketing Literature

Brochures, catalogues, flyers and leaflets are not things of the past. Printed marketing material still has a very important part to play in the marketing collateral of most organisations. In an age driven by digital technology, many customers still prefer the tactile qualities of a beautifully designed and printed brochure, so why worry about wifi or eye strain from your iphone, when the brochure remains the ultimate portable marketing device. Page for page you're better off going Direct!

Press & Magazine Advertising

It pays every business to advertise. Press and magazine advertising if targeted can be a very effective weapon in the marketing armoury, and can be a perfect door-opener to new business. With a host of specialist publications offering premium space to 1000's of potential new customers, press/magazine advertising could be the perfect-fit for your business. Talk to Tim for how to advertise effectively and get your message across persuasively to achieve maximum results.

The Web & Digital Media

Your online presence is another valuable tool in your marketing bag. It needs to be attractive, informative, consistent with your branding, easy to navigate and most importantly, engaging to your customers. Tim Hague provides a complete digital service drawing on expertise in every aspect of digital production, backed up with design and marketing knowledge to make your site a success. Premium quality virtual brochures and catalogues add yet another dimension to the digital mix, so make the smart decision and go Direct to Tim Hague.

Talk to Tim for a professional friendly service on: 0161 456 6321 / 07982 236011 or email:



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Siteco Lighting - Manchester

As Marketing Manager of Siteco Lighting (an Osram Lighting business) I have worked with Tim and his company for around 3 years. His output is always timely and accurate - two of the most important things we need in our business if we are to communicate well and when we need to. Of course, creative input is also important. I find Tim to be attentive to our thoughts but also willing to express his views if he feels we were taking the wrong track with an idea.

We worked with Tim on the following outputs:

General product catalogues
Application brochures
Presentation folders
Print advertising
Website development and an internet
based file handling system

I would have no hesitation in using Tim and his company now or in the future.

Joe Smith - Marketing Manager

Affinity Healthcare - Cheadle Royal

As former Group Marketing Manager for Affinity Healthcare, a major provider of mental health services to the NHS, I am delighted to offer some words, by way of testimonial, to the skills and experience of Mr Tim Hague.
Tim was the principal creative designer and we worked very closely together for a 10 year period. Tim was responsible for designing many iterations of the company brand and as the hospital group grew, we sought to position ourselves as a leader in the field of mental health. Tim helped us to achieve this aim.
Tim has the rare quality of being able to take a complex brief, in our case fraught with psychiatric terminology and NHS facing focus, and turn it into a lively, attractive and empathetic marketing campaign. Tim helped Affinity Healthcare to produce a whole suite of fresh and relevant marketing materials. He worked tirelessly on producing ideas for our website, he produced designs to re-brand the company, following through to signage, stationery, logos, exhibition pieces etc. Also, in conjunction with our HR team, Tim produced many eye-catching, cost-effective recruitment advertisements, which truly established our brand in the market place.

We were often working to very tight deadlines and I can’t recall one occasion when Tim failed to deliver to the required time line and he always managed to complete the task with a calmness and reassurance which helped me enormously. I would wholeheartedly recommend Tim for his creative skills, his ‘unflappable’ approach, his timeliness and as an excellent person to conduct business with.

Kim Law - Strategic Relations Manager

Hearing Products International - Stockport

Tim Hague ‘DCT’ has created an excellent catalogue for us, particularly intuitive in producing material that was on target with our brief. Tim Hague has exceptional interpersonal skills, working closely with us to produce new photography and collate all the product information. The work Tim produces for us is always designed with our target market in mind. Tim has demonstrated exceptional qualities to ensure a quality, professional finish for our latest catalogue, and consistently surpasses our expectations.

Katie Wilford - Marketing Manager

Archibald Bathgate Group - Cheshire

We have worked with Tim for many years, and the work he produces for the group is very modern, and he has real clarity of thought and professionalism in everything he produces for us which we like at Bathgate. From my experience, Tim gets a grip of customer requirements almost immediately and always strives to produce the best work possible for us with every job. I would totally recommend Tim for any design and marketing work, including websites and email marketing concepts.

Steve Bennett - Financial Director

PQL Web Solutions - Stockport

PQL have worked with Tim on a large number of web and design projects over the last few years and he continues to be our first choice when we need a skilled graphic designer. This is because of a combination of the quality of his ideas and designs, along with a work ethic that means he never misses a deadline. It also helps that we get top quality work without the big agency fees!

Steve Salmon - Senior Web Developer

Creatively Speaking

Of the many forms of communication we all share, the visual takes top spot when demanding our attention and initial interest. Whether it's catching a glimpse of your next new car, or picturing the tranquility of an unspoilt beach with crystal clear water,  we are all influenced by visual triggers every day of our lives. It shapes our self-image, our beliefs, our associations and interests, as well as our moods and emotions.  It should therefore come as no surprise to learn that this key element is at the core of everything Tim Hague designs.

Direct Focused Thinking

Applied to the commercial arena, the visual can be seen everywhere in the form of striking brand logos, attention grabbing point-of-sale, eye-catching graphics and imagery, all designed to interact with us and feed on our desire to be associated with a brand, an image, an identity, an ideal. Bold visually imaginative design counts for nothing though if it doesn't engage effectively with your business market, and this is where Tim Hague DCT comes to the fore. Every design and marketing project is backed up with results-driven strategic thinking and bolstered with impactful copy writing. Understanding how the marketing mix combines to produce maximum results is also what drives the design process in the right direction.

Cost-Effective Creativity

You'd expect professional design and marketing services to come at a price, and you'd be right if you believe the big name agencies are the only choice for your business, but by going Direct you can expect to be pleasantly surprised at how affordable it can be to achieve your marketing objectives with the same 'agency' level of service and creativity, which is understandable when you consider Tim Hague's considerable agency experience as a Designer, Studio Manager and Senior Marketing Designer.

Tim has worked extensively in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, retail, and leisure sectors, producing creative work for some familiar names such as Vimto Soft Drinks, Nisa Today's, Hepworth Building Products, Redrow Homes, Makro and the NHS. Tim has also helped many new and smaller businesses grow and blossom in to success stories.