Amadeo was founded in 1978 – that’s almost 40 years ago, which is a long time in the creative world.

We started life as a graphic design company, then expanded into print in the 1980s and digital in the 1990s. Our clients have come from different market sectors, ranging from central Government to classical music and from hip nightclubs to serious banks. We specialised from the early days in the hotel and restaurant industry, partly because that’s how it worked out, but mostly because we are passionate about it. Some of our clients from the 70s and 80s still use Amadeo.

The first big name chef to engage Amadeo was Nico Ladenis of Chez Nico fame, in 1980. By 1982 we were working with Raymond Blanc (even before Le Manoir days) and Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire, as well as grand hotels like The Connaught and The Goring. We have worked for Marco Pierre White since he started Harvey’s in 1987 and for Gordon Ramsay since Aubergine was launched in 1993. These are legendary names with legendarily high standards – standards which Amadeo work hard to meet.

We are proud to create and deliver the identities, menus, marketing materials and day-to-day print for an impressive number of high profile restaurants, hotels and organisations all over the country. We like working for our clients and plan to do so for many years to come.

The name Amadeo comes from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who often used the fashionable Italian variant of his middle name on his manuscripts. We quite like the thought of fashionable, Italianate and artistic. We can’t pretend to share Mozart’s genius, but we do endeavour to produce excellent results at our own somewhat humbler level.