Wickes are one of the UK’s largest building supplies merchants to the DIY enthusiast and especially to the trade.

The Brief

Yellowyoyo were approached by Wickes with a view to developing a new Brand Personality strategy covering all aspects of the application of their brand and associated signage, tone of voice and general communication to customers.

In summary, the Brand Personality guidelines were to dictate what Wickes said to customers, where they said it, how it was said and what it looked like.

Our Solution

The eighteen month long project encompassed positioning, design and implementation of all store elements, both 3D and graphic.

We utilised 3D modelling during the process to enable Board members to see and approve the full reach of the project.

The eventual guidelines document covered all aspects of the brand application from use of colour and logotype to correct use of terminology and signage throughout the store and all promotions.

The project culminated in the construction of a new Flagship superstore concept in Maidenhead.

Design and Branding agencies came and went quite frequently at Wickes until we experienced Yellowyoyo.

Not only did they ‘get’ the Wickes brand instantly, they substantiated all of their proposals with a clear, robust and often challenging logic that supported and added to the development of the brand for the future.

What a great team.

Andrew Perks, Brand Design Controller, Wickes

Their ability to go above and beyond for their clients is incredible


4 simple phases to preparing for and achieving growth


Discovery Call

The opportunity for you and us to ask relevant questions and test the potential team chemistry



We help you open up issues inherent in your business and begin to indicate the plan to solve them


Strategy Created

The strategy to optimise your business platform and growth, together with the tasks required to achieve what’s agreed


Strategy Executed

We work with you to deliver the strategy and boost sustainable growth to enable a successful exit

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