We built our business on purpose

Graham Massey & Steve Fuller

We set up The House 20 years ago. In our first decade we worked with some of the biggest names in the drinks, retail and entertainment industry, including Johnnie Walker, Diageo and Swatch.

You learn a lot from working with global brands. Most of all, you learn about yourself and what really matters to you. We looked inside ourselves and realised that we are here to help business and brand become a force for good.

Ten years ago, we took the leap and decided to put purpose at the heart of our company - giving up 70% of our turnover in the process. It was a big step and there were moments of huge doubt, but we knew deep down that a strong sense of purpose was linked to business success.

The evidence now confirms it: purposeful brands outperform, attract the best talent and connect to customers on a deeper level.

Building our business on purpose has transformed our company and our culture. It’s also helped us to transform the fortunes of our clients and deliver truly meaningful work – work that has been recognised by five Europe-wide awards.

Our People

The House is a diverse team of creative, strategic, business and brand experts with one thing in common – we all know that purpose drives success and helps business and brand become a force for good.

About Us

Find out what we're made of by exploring our crest

The House - Built on Purpose The Crown and the Warm House Crossed Swords Heart on Fire Compass Scales Tea and Coffee Tea and Coffee Lion Unicorn Key Arrow Eagle Dove

The Crown and the Warm House

We came across a Finnish word that fits us perfectly: Sisu, the grit and tenacity that spurs you on through the metre-deep snow towards the promise of a warm house at the end.

Crossed Swords

Every great story has a battle, that moment of truth where the hero has to make a stand for what they believe in. We have come through a number of battles both stronger and wiser – we may even show you the scars!

Heart on Fire

The House is an agency with a heart of fire. We are lit up by our shared goal of making brand a force for good and helping you thrive by unleashing the power of purpose.


Our purpose is our compass: it drives us on, keeps us true to ourselves and points us in the right direction every day. Every business needs one!


Our scales help us calculate whether the chance to work with a new client or take on a new project will lift our hearts. If so, we know we will be totally committed and passionate from beginning to end.

Tea and Coffee

We celebrate difference and debate, contrast and challenge. We meet you where you are and build great business ideas through honest and frank dialogue.

Tea and Coffee

We celebrate difference and debate, contrast and challenge. We meet you where you are and build great business ideas through honest and frank dialogue.


Pride, courage and leadership, all in one animal. Our lion symbolises the courage of our conviction – a conviction built on our shared values and common goal.


Our unicorn signifies the magic of what we do: the playfulness, curiosity and creativity that we bring to our work.


We unlock the imagination and inspire you to let purpose and meaning unleash growth, invention and innovation.


The arrow points to the “top right hand corner”… the new “bottom right hand corner”. We believe that looking upwards and imagining what’s possible is the best way to unlock growth potential.


We are strategic and eagle-eyed – this ensures that you never miss a growth opportunity or a competitor’s change in direction.


At The House, we say “clarity brings peace”. The dove of peace represents the sense of calm and focused determination that arises once a business finds its true purpose.