You’re more Intelligent than you think you are.
You’ll see.
You’re better than your customers think you are.
They’ll see.
You exist in a world where things that didn’t used to be possible now are.
Like reading in completely different ways.
You exist in a world where people need you, the services you sell and the products you provide,
but they don’t know you exist.
So tell them about yourself.
Show them.
Make them understand.
Understand them.
Learn what they need,
learn what they love.
Find those people
talk to those people
help them.
Solve their problems.
Support them.
Sell to them.
Create useful software.
Write beautiful words.
Build innovative websites.
Talk to the Penguins.
We can help...

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You’re more intelligent than you think you are. You’ll see. You’re better than your customers think you are. They’ll see.

You exist in a world where things that didn’t used to be possible now are.

Like reading in completely different ways.

You exist in a world where people need you, they need the services you sell and the products you provide, but they don’t know you exist.


So tell them about yourself. Show them. Make them understand. Understand them. Learn what they need, learn what they love. Find those people, talk to those people, help those people. Solve their problems. Support them. Sell to those people.

Create useful software. Write beautiful words. Build innovative websites. Talk to the Penguins. We can help...

We Do

Design + Development + Marketing

Yes, we build websites. Create emails. Develop software. But what we really do, the results of what we do, is to solve your problems and make you money.

This is our world, and there’s far more below the surface than above so just keep reading. Keep learning. Keep thinking how you might transform your software, your marketing, your business - with us.

Work is what we do, not where we go Charles Handy

We love what we do

And that reflects in what we do for you

  • Website design and build
  • Software development
  • Graphics / Design / Branding
  • Web marketing - SEO, PPC
  • Copywriting and blogging
  • Social media - Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and more
  • Email marketing
  • Marketing strategy & planning
  • Advertising & print

We love solving problems, having ideas, creating Intelligent solutions to unenviable issues. We love working with people, like you, who care as much about their business as we do about ours.

The first questions are - what are you trying to achieve? Why? What's the best way of making it happen? What should we do next?

We're all involved in this, us and you

What We've Done

The answer to every problem involved penguins Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire

Branding, Web Design & Development

Fully content manageable site for Cancer Research Lab, Whitaker. The site includes a news page / blog where the team can update visitors on their latest findings.

Audley End Miniature Railway

Branding, Web Design & Development

Audley End Miniature Railway needed an online ticket booking system - and we built one which allowed them to take and manaage bookings through their website, over the phone and person. Sales are up and it's full steam ahead...!


Design, Development & Marketing

New to the town, cycling cafe, Bicicletta approached Intelligent Penguin to design and build their new website.

Bicicletta Con Velo is a new specialist cycling café in Saffron Walden, loved by the penguins and perfect pit-stop for cyclists and cycling groups. We needed to time the website build with their early April opening, meaning the design and build needed a quick turn around which we provided. The site is full responsive and content managed, and ties in with the striking black and yellow branding of the cafe.

We are now undertaking Social Media Management for Bicicletta - helping them maintain and increase their presence on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Carrol Lab

Web Development

The Carroll lab is part of the University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK.

Working with the design provided by Wired2create Intelligent penguin were given the task of developing Carroll Lab webiste with cms. Using our Fresh CMS we were able to create a highly professional website and providing hosting management services.

Clavis Walden

Branding, Web Design & Development

We created a brand for Clavis Walden, including designs for business cards, and build a website from scratch using our in-house content management system, Fresh, enabling them to update the site at will.

English Cream Tea Company

Ecommerce, Web Design & Development

We were asked by Jane to help launch her cream tea hamper delivery service with a brand new ECommerce website. We built English Cream Tea Company using our Fresh Content Management System with built in ECommerce, with payments powered by WorldPay.

We're chuffed to continue managing the English Cream Tea Company site and see the business flourish. Plus we benefit from free scones (and jam, cream and tea) sometimes too!

Find the Needle

Web Design & Development

We built a functional and easy to navigate website for Find the Needle - a business directory for the UK. The site is fully manageable, by the client, using our Fresh Content Management System - meaning they can update and add listings as their business grows.

Largam Works

Ecommerce, Design, Development & Marketing

We designed and built an eCommerce website for Largam Works who stock workwear brands such as Red Wing and Carhartt. We continue to work closely with Largam on SEO, email marketing, social media and digital advertising.

Nurture Pensions

Branding, Web Design, Development, SEO & Marketing

We designed and built a user friendly website and auto enrolment software app for Nurture Pensions.

Nurture offer easy auto-enrolment for workplace pensions and this project need to be in place in line with Government deadlines for companies to enrol their employees for a pension. Alongside the website build and design we built a call centre system and continue to work with Nurture on their online marketing and SEO.

Private Dinning Rooms

Web Design

Private Dining Rooms offers a bespoke finding service for those looking for a restaurant experience with a difference. They work with Michelin Starred restaurants to provide dining rooms for business or pleasure. We designed and built the Private Dining Rooms site (currently undergoing a refresh, stay tuned for a brand new site) and continue to manage it on a daily basis.

Randell Cabs

Branding, Web Design, Development & Marketing

We were approached by Randell Cabs to refresh their branding and design and build them a responsive website. Following launch we have been asked to manage their digital marketing - elements of which including email marketing, social media and paid media.

Our aim was to build a website that reflected their brand and promoted their business to both potential cab drivers and media buying agencies. Randell Cabs were very pleased with their new website; it features a section for media buying or recruiting more taxies in their fleet, the two fundamental parts of their business. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Randell Cabs and helping to develop their marketing in both online and offline media.

Social Facilitators

Branding, Web Design & Development

We created developed a brand for Social Facilitators, and created a bespoke website powered by a full content management system to enable Christina and Kevin to make any updates they needed.

Anglian Ruskin Univeristy

App Development

Anglia Ruskin University asked us to build a mobile and tablet friendly web app to house an online poll, used at events.

The web app was a live poll which allowed users to vote, submit their contact details and see results in a pie chart. The poll results and contact data was emailed to the client's inbox with each submission, and also stored in a database so it could be extracted as a CSV file. We built the functionality for the poll and designed a colourful layout to attract visitors to take the poll.

University of Cambridge


We worked with the the University of Cambridge Latin Classics department to build a system to manage their distance learning programme, integrating system where teacher's and students can manage learning and communicate about their course.

The Big Display Company

Ecommerce, Design & Development

We designed and developed a complete ecommerce store for The Big Display Company which included a system to allow users to create their own PDF brochure instantly with the products they are interested in. This ensured customers could easily review the information they were genuinely interested. A fully responsive design meant The Big Display would work perfectly on ... smaller displays.

What They've Said

Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and diesRick Riordan, The Throne of Fire
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“I just want to tell you how fantastic Matt, Helen and Jack have been. They've been patient and really brilliant - we can't thank you guys for delivering a great website ( and most of all for always being understanding and supportive. We are both really delighted with our website, and feel really secure that your team will give us outstanding support and service in the future.”

Christina & Kevin, Social Facilitators

"A massive thanks for all your help, our new ticket booking system worked like a dream over the Easter period and it will make things so much easier for us over the years to come"

Emma Jenkins, Audley End Railway

“Intelligent Penguin's attention to detail in coding and design, along with a very good customer-focussed business attitude, means that I would recommend them to anyone wishing to have a new website where the owner has final control and the ability to keep it up to date.

Frank Harris, Optimax

“Intelligent Penguin are a truly gifted web development team. They built our website and we are delighted with the results. The Fresh CMS is very user-friendly and easy to use. They are quick to respond to any questions. We would highly recommend them to clients who would like a 'real' website development partner."

Melanie Hollidge, Wired2Create

"Intelligent Penguin are a fantastic company to work with. They are incredibly flexible, and created a bespoke mobile site for us from scratch with a very fast turnaround. They provide excellent customer service and after-sales care too."

Anglia Ruskin University

“Here at The English Cream Tea Company we love Intelligent Penguin. They have created a bespoke e-commerce solution that is helping to grow our business, becoming a key part of our marketing department. The Penguin can have scones for life!"

Jane Malyon, The English Cream Tea Company

Who We Are

Once a penguin finds its perfect other penguin, they stay together pretty much foreverAnna Staniszewski, The Prank List

Intelligent Penguin was born in 2011, in Saffron Walden, initially offering high quality development services. We’ve grown quickly into the full service design, development and marketing agency we are today.

Just because we’ve grown doesn’t mean we’ve lost any of the excitement, personality or love for our clients that saw us through the early years. We’re still fairly young, but we have a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience combined with enthusiasm and dedication to solving your problems.

Intelligent Penguin is all about the people. The Penguins. We’re a mixture of designers, developers and marketers, some with crossover skills some with total focus on their area of expertise. We love it that way: everyone looks at (and solves) problems in different ways.

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Project Budgets

We know it's a tough question and something people are protective over - but the truth is, we could build a website for anything from £2,500 to £250,000. Think of your local B&B's 'brochure' site compared to a chain of hotels which offers full online reservations, payments, walkthrough tours. Needs, expectations and budgets are infinitely variable. A starting point is useful, if you can.


Complicated projects can't be completed overnight (and you can't rush quality). If you're in a hurry we can probably accommodate you - but the sooner you speak to us the better. We'll discuss specific deadlines with you, whether you need something now or are planning for the future. Any guidance is helpful

  • 24 Gold Street
  • Saffron Walden
  • CB10 1EJ