Design + Business is about connecting the dots...
Grey Coffee reduce the gap between your business + customer
Design + Business is about connecting the dots...
Grey Coffee reduce the gap between your business + customer
our mission

We believe in bridging design + business

Grey Coffee was founded and is managed by design director Duncan Milne. 

Duncan believes in bridging the gap between design and business, but what does this actually mean?  If we took a bit of paper and drew a circle on the left hand side of the page and labelled it ‘Your business’ then on the other side of the page drew another circle and labelled it ‘your customer’ there would be a noticeable gap between the two circles. In day to day business this gap is extremely real it’s just not visible to see.

This gap can be defined as the grey area between your business and your customers. In order to bridge that gap we have to create consistent brand experiences across all customer touch points. 

Our expertise lies within digital and physical brand transformation, meeting at the critical intersection of customer experience across digital channels and physical experiences.

Whilst reading this you may have visualised the challenges you currently face with your business and can even relate with what we call the ‘grey area’. You may also be wondering how we bridge that gap? In theory we must put the customer first and create authentic, consistent brand experiences across all customer touch points. Sounds easy? On paper maybe but this is the challenge that businesses face and very few achieve such consistency and finesse across all customer touch points.

about

The 'Grey Area'

We are a unique design practice that is positioned on a strategic brand level to help our customers identify the challenges they face within their own ‘grey area’.

We named it the ‘Grey Area’ because it represents such a critical area of every business. Understanding key brand principles and having a solid brand foundation will help you to close the gap between your business and your customer. 

But why coffee?

Coffee represents the hit of energy and creative boost your business receives when we start to blend our ideas with your brand and business. More importantly when you say it together ‘Grey Coffee’ it’s unique and memorable just like our design practice. 

All good relationships can start over a cup of coffee. If you’re ready to explore the grey area between your business and customer let’s start with coffee, have an initial discussion and then we can start to bridge the gap between design and business.

Our new co-working space at The Hub in Stamford.

Photo Credit: Hatchdesks.com

Our Commitment To The Future...

  • Grey Coffee has been 10 years in the making and as we enter our next chapter our vision is to help businesses create authentic and consistent brand experiences across all customer touch points. 

    Whilst I continue to navigate a successful path for the business, I believe it’s time we start to build greater purpose to what we do. 

    Having given it careful consideration we intend to; 

    • Support New Designers – We currently have a number of conversations on the go with local colleges and a university to see where we can provide valuable insight, workshops, mentoring and commercial skill shares that will help shape the next generation of designers.
    • Help reduce the rate of male suicide – After tragically losing one of my closest school friends in 2020 we intend to seek out and support charitable causes who’s work helps to reduce the rate of male suicide. 

    Duncan Milne

    Founder + Managing Director

Talk To Us

All good relationships can start over a cup of coffee. If you’re ready to explore the ‘grey area’ between your business and customer let’s start with coffee and a chat.

  • 01780 408 008
  • studio@greycoffee.co.uk
Sign up to our 'brand matters' newsletter.

Each month we deliver fresh brand insights direct to your mailbox

Sign up

A creative design agency that combines the skill and expertise of a brand design agency, a digital design agency and an interior design agency.

Grey Coffee is a creative design agency that supports clients across the UK and internationally too. Over the last 10 years we have built a unique creative design agency that can provide design services in the following areas; Brand design and development, digital design and development, interior architecture and design. Our multi-discipline design approach creates a unique creative design agency which pulls together the expertise and resources from a brand design agency, digital design agency, UX design agency and interior design agency. We only hire the best designers and creatives and find people with characters and personalities that align with our views and who believe in our cause to deliver great design and results for our clients. If you are interested to understand how a creative design agency like Grey Coffee can support your business with brand, digital or interior design services then contact us we will be happy to speak with you.