Who we are...
So you want to know about us?
Born in 2016, 2 colleagues who didn’t like their working environment
decided it was time to offer a studio like no other.
We Are Friendly
Respect and understanding are the foundations of every relationship we build, both within and outside the business. We pride ourselves on our friendly approach and our ability to bring light to every interaction.
We Are Efficient
Committed to providing outstanding service in an efficient and resourceful manner, we ensure that your time is not wasted on us.
We Are Reliable
Being honest and trustworthy is important to us, we aim to please but never give false hope. If you ask for something and we can do it, we will.
We Are Responsible
We embrace our responsibility for our customers and employees. Happiness and well-being are integral aspects of the way we work.
We Are Tenacious
We are determined in our journey for perfection. Taking responsibility for our decisions and learning from our mistakes are the foundations of our strong values.
We are Charitable
We work within the community with charities and other great organisations. We dedicate our own time to helping others and are active members of our local Rotary Club.
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Hi, I’m Lee, Managing Director and Co-Founder of The Hook.
Since a young age, when Lego was still a thing, I have always been creative and had a passion for art & design.
After leaving school I wanted to further my knowledge of design and completed a bachelor’s degree at Liverpool John Moores University in Product Design & 3D Modelling – at the time, I made the wise decision, in my humble opinion, to not move out into halls, continue to be the bane of my poor Mum’s life and work on my customer service skills at my local Halfords.
Following a few years in the industry, and in my very own home (much to my mother’s delight), I grew tired of working for companies whose moral compass seemed to be firmly set on monotonous grind of making money; places where the potential for community outreach were endless, but where my place existed firmly on an office chair solely committed to my 9-5 role. The words of one particular previous employer have always stuck with me though – desperate to do more I approached them, asking for the autonomy to affect change, their response? ‘Lee, you just do the pretty stuff on the computer, stick to that.’
I’m sure you can guess the outcome of that interaction. It was high time I focused my energy in the places I could affect change and benefit the community I served. So here I am, working with like-minded individuals, on a journey that manages to inspire me everyday.
Welcome to The Hook.
Meet the team
Whatever your business, let us get involved.
Industry experienced professionals
Dedicated account manager
Trevor Barton MBE
Lee Whalley is an inspiring young man. His drive and determination in his work, both commercially and his charitable work is second to non. I am proud to work with Lee on various projects in the Wigan Borough area and have absolutely zero hesitation to recommend him to anyone looking for digital / marketing / website / graphical services.
Excellent service every time
Excellent, prompt service
Excellent, prompt service. Lee designed the perfect solution for our website. A very happy customer.
Great organisation and always supportive of work in the community, supporting our Social Enterprises and Community Businesses. Very knowledgeable and a wealth of understanding of the Digital sector. Highly recommend.
Brilliant personal service from Lee at The Hook. Lee has worked with us now on many projects and has always surprised us with his unique creativity and understanding. From logo design, brochure design and printing and our website, The Hook have always come up with fantastic solutions for all of our business needs.
Fantastic approach from the start. Was able to come into the business and explore all options available including website, social media management and signage around the building. Would highly recommend Lee for all your design needs.