About Us

Passionate, Forward-thinking and Honest

We have over 25 years' experience helping businesses achieve their long and short term goals. We work alongside and support a wide variety of companies in a broad collection of sectors. This allows us to deliver fantastic results and help for your business no matter the size or the industry you work within.

We are regularly asked, where did the name Dark Cherry Creative come from? It's really not that exciting, and no it isn't food related!

One day Richard and James were sat chatting about previous freelance projects and the names of businesses etc. James mentioned a gripe he had that his company was called True Blue, but there wasn't a Pantone reference named True Blue.

At the time Richard was sat in a maroon coloured shirt, we both agreed that we liked the colour. "it's like a plum colour... James, we can’t be a pair of plums!". Let's talk with Charles and think a little more... OK, it's like a Dark Cherry Colour... after a little research and a few other suggestions, we found Dark Cherry is a Pantone colour! You can imagine the delight for James.

We made it happen, a company name with a Pantone reference. There you have it, the most boring way to come up with a company name.

Richard Mansfield

Richard Mansfield

Marketing Director
James Burton

James Burton

Creative Director
Charles Sterling

Charles Sellers

Web Director


I was blown away with my logo and website design, they listened to everything I asked for and delivered in very good time and still continue to support me with any needs I have a month later. Cannot recommend enough!!
Harry Kemp – Kemp's Couriers
These guys were absolutely amazing when it came to setting up my new business. From designing my perfect logo to all the free advice and help they gave me along the way. They have provided a professional logo, business cards and stickers so far and would go to them for any of my business needs.
Martine Crowcroft – Yorkshire Grace
Excellent service! Really enjoyed working with the team and also the outcome of the work highly recommended!
Gary Wymer – GR Wymer Plastering and Rendering
Fantastic company to work with. With so much choice available, these guys are the best in their field. Excellent customer service. They spent time ensuring I had the correct products for my business. The pull up banner I have ordered, superb quality. The design work is excellent. They are now working on my new web site too. extremely happy customer. highly recommended 10/10.
Nikkie French - Sweet Temptation Cakes
So Dark Cherry presented me with my website today, They called to my home address and gave me a full presentation and made sure I was 100% happy with my website. Absolutely over the moon, they have done my website, vehicle sign writing and also business cards and flyers as well as my garage signage... (read more)
Tom - TPH Autos
Dark Cherry Creative has helped us set up a website to be proud of. They listened to our brief & produced a stunning website that is user friendly for us & our customers. It exceeded our expectations & we're so glad we choose Dark Cherry Creative.
Louise & Cassie - The Yorkshire Flower Wall Company
We contacted Dark Cherry Creative to redesign and modernise our out dated business cards and assist us with various marketing projects. Richard came out to see us shortly after enquiring. We found him very efficient and knowledgeable about his field in marketing.
Dan & Andrew - Hispec Decor
Dark Cherry have been amazing supporting our event. James designed 2 posters for us and even printed off a few copies when he didn't need to. Highly recommended would certainly use them again. Polite, respectful, high quality and 5* from start to finish.
Yasmin Azad
Since we have started using Dark Cherry Creative we have had nothing but fantastic service. They are easily approachable with any queries and fast with their responses. All products we have had have always been top quality. We would highly recommend using them.
Paul & Dan – L&M Electrical Solutions
Great team and amazing service from start to finish! Absolutely over the moon with the final design which they created for our event styling company! And our branded t-shirts look fantastic! Can't wait to show them off! Would highly recommend and will certainly be using again.
Carla Jade Russel
Dark Cherry Creative have produced an excellent piece of work for our client. Our first experience of the company has been very much one of collaboration and support. A breath of fresh air from a marketing company.
Ali Gordon
Redesigned and printed our office signs, business cards and vehicle sign writing. All delivered to great standard and on time at competitive price. Highly recommended.
Neil Denning
In a short period of time James and Richard have delivered a really diverse range of creative services for us, including logo design, brochures and interactive documents - by the way the interactive documents have been awesome for engaging our clients, we have received great feedback on those from household names like Cadent Gas and Northern Gas Networks. The guys have been really responsive with great quality which is really quite rare in my experience of dealing with agencies. I would recommend to any of my friends who have small, medium or even big enterprises - you won’t regret it! Thanks guys, keep up the excellent work!
Paul Massey
Awesome service for my new company. Dark Cherry did logos, business cards, letterheads and email signatures. The attention to detail has been awesome. As well as listening to my preferences they have offered their professional marketing advice thats resulted in a fantastic result. I will be using again soon for a new website.
Dan Shearon