About us

Now this is a story all about how…

Yeah, sorry. That’s in your head now. Anyway, this isn’t going to be another dreary About page filled with meaningless buzzwords. This is how Kootoo really came to be.

Our story

Gather round…

Cast your minds back to 2018. A modest house in Liverpool. The steady thrum of rain against the windows is punctuated by the crackling of an open fire. A handsome man named Ian sits pensively, gently swirling a brandy in the shadows. The phone rings. A wry smile flickers at the corner of his mouth…

Ok, so that’s not quite what happened.

In reality, he’d just left his corporate, client-side marketing job and was getting ready for his next role when he was approached by a former supplier. They wanted a new website, SEO, social media and design work. Turns out Ian must have been quite good at it, as that first client referred him to lots of other businesses, most of whom are still clients to this day.

Not long after, Dane came on board to run the back office whilst Ian was dealing with all the client work. And just like that, we officially became an “agency”. From day one, Ian wanted to move away from working with big corporates and focus more on SMEs. Businesses where we could build real relationships with the owners and managers, and where we could have the most tangible impact on their growth.

We were also so tired of seeing all the mediocre content being fired out by agencies. We knew we could do so much better.

This clearly resonated as we started to develop a strong reputation across the North West, and before we knew it, we had Matt and Chris on board. From there it’s been steady growth every year and we’re so proud to be retained by some of the most exciting businesses in the UK.



Actually, speaking of the team, why don’t you come and say hello to them?

Get to know us
Why us?

What you can expect

Finding an agency that you can trust to look after your business is a big deal. Everything we do here at Kootoo is centred around our 6 core values:


You’ll be working with a team that has decades of experience in creating epic customer experiences. We know what works and we have the results to prove it.

Common sense.

You’d be surprised how little there is of this doing the rounds. Sometimes doing the basics exceptionally well is all you need.


The cornerstone of any successful project. You won’t have to be chasing us for constant updates.


We don’t discriminate here. All our creative work is carefully considered and optimised to appeal to everyone.


We aren’t yes people. Our job is to get the best result for you. If there’s something that is preventing that, we’ll tell you.

Value for money.

Our results speak for themselves. We guarantee you’ll never feel short-changed working with us.


What we do

We don’t think that scroll-stopping designs and truly memorable campaigns should be reserved just for the big boys. Good businesses deserve to be celebrated. And that’s exactly what we can do for you.

From the very first conversation we had, it was clear Kootoo were genuinely interested in the project, listening carefully to our needs. The passion they spoke with was contagious and their expert knowledge both impressive and reassuring.

— Sandra Blower, Operations Manager, SWACA

Unlike other firms we've worked with. Kootoo have been a breath of fresh air, working with and around us to produce what we feel are truly fantastic results.

— Dave Marriott, Technical Director, E2E

We engaged Kootoo to produce a new website, carry out photography and social media marketing. They consistently deliver on time, as expected and with excellent results. I would definitely recommend them to others wanting to push things up a gear.

— Michael Ewart, Managing Director, Amaro Signalling

We approached Kootoo soon after opening our doors and haven't looked back. I continue to recommend them to other firms and will be keeping them on a retained basis for years to come.

— Rikki Morrow, Managing Director, SEP Rail Services

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Let’s hear about you and your next project.
We’ll make great things together.

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