Orphans is a dynamic design, web and print agency in the glorious Herefordshire countryside. The company was founded in 1873 as a printing press and we're very proud to still be a family-run company one hundred and forty-four years later. The presses are still whirring - crafting beautiful printed materials - but we’ve evolved into a renowned web and design agency - creating innovative websites and apps. Our clients include Pol Roger Champagne, Chase Vodka and Edward Bulmer Natural Paint.
The Orphans Press was established by Quaker philanthropist Henry Stanley Newman - a man way ahead of his Victorian counterparts. Originally a greengrocer, he made it his mission to found a home for orphaned children. Henry quickly realised he required a long-term way to fund the home, but also that the children needed to learn a trade if they were to go on and live successful lives after they left their care. And so the idea of starting a printing press was born. The Orphans Press became a pillar of the local community and the rest, as they say, is history.
Husband-and-wife team Helen and Andy Bowden, both from marketing backgrounds, took the helm twenty years ago. They grew the long-established business into an agency ready to meet the changing needs of their clients - many of whom have been working with Orphans for generations - whilst attracting exciting new start-ups and clients from London, Edinburgh and Bristol.
The company has continually evolved but the principles of innovation, passion, fairness and trustworthiness embodied by Henry Stanley Newman still lie at the heart of our business.