About Us

We’re a close-knit team of graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, planners and digital marketing experts. Since 1991 we’ve been working with exciting organisations to help maximise the way their business is presented and experienced through strong and memorable branding.

Our client base is as broad as it comes, from world-class art venues, to leading building societies, to Platinum-selling musicians, along with working with universities, industry, the NHS and international charities. Take a look through our case studies and you’ll see testimonials from some of the businesses and organisations who have seen real benefits from our work.

Management Team

Pete McGlynn

Partner and Creative Director

As an original founder of Solution Group with over 30 years experience Pete is instrumental in the continual development of Solution Group as a leading design agency with a national reputation for excellence. He works with blue-chip brands and acclaimed agencies alike; consulting with CEOs, owner managers and heads of marketing on a daily basis. Pete often speaks at design festivals and is a university visiting lecturer.  He is a winner of multiple National and European Design Awards including: Branding, Art Direction, Typography and Direct Mail from Roses, Fresh, McNaughtons and the Estate Agency Marketing Awards. Pete is a successful fine artist with works in many collections including the National Collection of Wales, The Ruth Borchard Collection, Northumbria University and he has also been a winner of the prestigious Northumbria University People Show. He likes riding bikes and used to be a good skateboarder.

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Jon Sams

Partner and Business Director

Responsible for keeping Solution Group running like clockwork, making sure deadlines are always hit and clients get the best results for their budget. With very strong project management and planning strengths across both digital and traditional media he is heavily focussed on detail from proofing print jobs to checking code on websites. Originally trained as an accountant, his financial expertise mean our finance, admin, systems and processes run incredibly smoothly. Has in-depth knowledge of the technicalities of digital media along with encyclopaedic knowledge of the printing process. Constantly liaising with both clients and suppliers alike ensuring all projects always go to plan. Likes watching football, used to be good at football.

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We are located in Kent House, a Grade 2 listed building on Church Street, Gateshead at the end of the iconic Tyne Bridge (just across the river from Newcastle). If you would like to meet to talk through a project or find out more, we’d love to hear from you.

Call Pete or Jonny on +44 (0)191 477 9000


Kent House, Church Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 2AT (find us)