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BGN eye £500k turnover after solid first year

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BGN is targeting the £500,000 turnover mark following a successful first year in business.

It comes after the Manchester-based strategic, brand-led design agency this month landed global outfit NETSOL Technologies – listed on American stock exchange The Nasdaq Stock Market – as a client.

BGN has also delivered work for high profile companies including Carlsberg, Accent Housing and Lancashire Farm.

Since launching in April 2017 the company, based in studios within Bruntwood’s flagship digital space Neo, has established a strong and diverse client base which includes Brand Attic, V1BE, Radio.co and Natural Therapy London.

Antonio Giansante, BGN Founder and Operations Director said the £380,000 turnover achieved in year one will also lead to a boost in headcount.

“Following our first year in business we have a solid platform to now push on and hit £500,000,” said Antonio.

“It’s been a strong first year for BGN and we’re proud to have completed projects for several big-name companies.

“We are now looking to grow the team to eight after recently winning both repeat business and the likes of NETSOL Technologies. NETSOL employs well over 1,000 people, is a leader in providing innovative IT solutions to the global asset finance and leasing industry, so we’re delighted to have been appointed to work on its brand and website.”

Key projects completed by BGN in the past 12 months included the launch of new spirits division Distilled for Carlsberg, brand evolution packaging and website for Lancashire Farm, strategy launch and overseeing a film called ‘So Far’ for Accent Housing and a rebrand for Brand Attic.

The agency was founded by Antonio, 33, from the Wirral, Paul Bailey, 33, from Stockport and David Newton, 36, from Oldham. All three left Ahoy in 2017 to start BGN.

Antonio said: “We offer great value compared to London agencies which is an attraction for bigger more established businesses and brands like Carlsberg and Accent Housing as we have the capacity and skillset to deliver quality work efficiently.

“Myself, Paul and David have been together for a long time and all have exactly the same view on how an agency should be run and structured.

“Moving straight into Neo with six staff was quite a bold move for an agency start-up. But we did it because we wanted to give the type of clients we were trying to attract the same level of service that you get at a large agency.

“What we now have at BGN is all the process of a 100-man agency with the view for it to scale.”