A highly successful second year for a fast-growing Dorset design studio has ended with the perfect birthday present – the award of Recommended Agency Register (RAR) status.

Fewer than 500 of Britain’s 30,000-plus marketing and design companies have earned RAR approval so far – and CuCo Creative of Bournemouth is one of them.

RAR helps companies source, select and engage marketing suppliers. It is an independent organisation which, together with its partner, the Carnyx Group, undertakes extensive research to identify the most reliable and respected agencies across advertising, design, PR and digital specialists. In benchmarking and auditing your existing suppliers it asks them to score us in the following areas:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Strategic thinking
  • Account management
  • Overall professionalism
  • Value for money

Firms who make it onto the prestigious register do so exclusively on the strength of recommendations from existing clients.

“To receive unsolicited recognition of this nature and stature is a huge boost,” said CuCo directors Tony Cook and Christian Cutler.

“We thank our clients for their kind words – not forgetting the staff for their hard work and dedication.”

RAR is an independent organisation that helps companies source and engage top marketing suppliers.

It undertakes detailed research to identify the most reliable and respected agencies across advertising, design, PR and digital, with particular emphasis on creativity, professionalism and value for money.

Founded in summer 2008, CuCo has quickly built an impressive portfolio of local, regional and national clients.

Two of the latest to come on board are Dance South West – the inspiration behind Bournemouth’s newly unveiled Pavilion Dance facility – and Sheffield City Council, one of the country’s largest local authorities.

They join an ever-growing list of clients which also includes Sealife, Bournemouth Tourism and the NHS.

During the General Election campaign earlier this year CuCo developed and managed a website for Charter 2010, a political pressure group whose leading lights included former SDP leader Lord Owen.

Other recent accolades include a DesignFirms Graphic Design Award for CuCo’s successful rebranding of historic Athelhampton House & Gardens, near Dorchester.

(RAR coup for CuCo has been picked up by Creativematch.co.uk)