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Old Brewery
22 Russell Street
Windsor, Berks


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1HQ London is a brand business. We are an award-winning team of curious, creative, and committed brand specialists. We ask and answer the hard questions that determine how brands should be positioned, how they should innovate and how they are best represented through. All to ensure they are ready to win in changing, challenging markets.

Our clients range from Global FMCG brands owners such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Unliever, Starbucks, Tate & Lyle, Microsoft, Marks & Spenser’s, Tesco, Dole, Danone, Nestle, Nomad Foods, Cadbury, Pernod Ricard, Diageo, Kimberley Clark, General Mills and many more, through to entrepreneurial brands and start-ups.

We work across the full brand & marketing spectrum:

Positioning: brand models, brand architectures, brand purpose & strategy, consumer research & insight.

Innovation: research, new product development, brand & concept creation, semiotics, trends.

Design: brand & visual identity design, 2D packaging design, 3D structural design, sustainability

Communication: creative & media strategy, advertising, shopper & promotional marketing, digital, e-commerce & social.

Through our network of owned companies, we also offer adaptive design & print management & sales and marketing mix analysis & optimisation (data analytics).

To addition to FMCG we also have an FMCH specialist division with over 30 years of experience in consumer health & wellbeing working with brands such as: Gaviscon, Alliance Boots, LumiraDX, Recket Benkiser, Jonson & Johnson, Bupa, Benylin, Seven Seas, Allergan and more.

Our home is the stunning ex Burge & Co brewery dating from 1905 (yes, a brewery – please don’t judge us!), here we continue the brewing tradition, but crafting award winning thinking and marketing execution instead of traditional ales… but we still have a bar. Here (as well our studio) our diverse teams and ambitious clients come together to co create some of the words most effective brands that deliver outstanding commercial growth.

Our mission: To be the agency that ambitious brands want to work with, and outstanding talent wants to work for.

Our values: Excellence – never settle for OK.  When we have the opportunity to make something better, let’s do it. Our job is inspiring. Use creativity to inspire.  And be inspired. Together, we can change the game.

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Thoughts / Awards / News & events

All hail January

Toby Tinsley joins 1HQ team as Senior Communications Designer

It’s time to commit

Revealing the world’s picture of health

1HQ’s MOI wins two Dieline Awards 2021

How to get yourself hooked

Susy Weitz joins 1HQ as Senior Strategy Director

Brand strategy, innovation, design and communication.

At 1HQ strategy and creativity combine, collaborate and connect to deliver smart, inspiring and effective solutions to the challenges faced by today’s brands.

Contact the team

“What matters to you?”



“Why is abbreviation such a long word?”


Managing Director – UK

“Is it bath or is it barth?”


Creative Services Director

“Why look to the future to make something better when you can do it today?”


Director of 3D Structure and Experience

“Evolutionary or revolutionary?”


Client Director

“How far can you bend a rule before it breaks?”


Executive Creative Director

“Why not?”


Chief Strategy Officer

“How long does it take to fall in love?”


Head of Brand Communications

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The latest thoughts on innovation, design, communication and more.

Fresh thinking from 1HQ