Brand design agency heads towards £500,000 turnover goal after solid first year

Brand design agency BGN has set its sights on hitting the £500,000 turnover mark following a successful first year in business.

It comes after the Manchester-based business landed global outfit NETSOL Technologies, listed on American stock exchange The Nasdaq, as a client.

BGN has also delivered work for 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 diverse client base which includes Brand Attic, V1BE, 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,” he said.

“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.”

The agency was founded by Giansante alongside Paul Bailey and David Newton All three left Ahoy in 2017 to start BGN.

Giansante 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.”