Northern expansion for London branding agency

Sam Winsbury

A London personal branding agency specialising in building the brands of CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, and creators, has expanded into Manchester.

Kurogo, which works with clients across marketing, sport, and tech, was founded in February 2021 by CEO Sam Winsbury  and has grown to a team of 15 people.

The company has recently hired several senior team members in Manchester and and will base operations from Swan Street in the city centre.

Kurogo’s chief operating officer, Lewis Baxter, lives in Blackburn and is heading up the Manchester expansion.

He said: “The North of England has so much to offer. It’s a region full of top talent and a hub for start-ups and scale-ups.

“Manchester has built a reputation for launching and empowering high-growth businesses and supporting start-ups.

“The city has a track record of nurturing and attracting talented entrepreneurs and has built a community of active investors. For those who know Manchester, it’s an amazing place to work, network, socialise and do business.”

Founder Sam Winsbury said: “Our roots are widespread, but we’ve had a particular strong base in London over the past few years. It’s exciting now to be expanding our work in Manchester, which is almost becoming a bit of a second capital, well for us it is!

“We see exciting start-ups and talented entrepreneurs coming out of Manchester every day and it’s turning into a hub of entrepreneurship. We want to be the ones amplifying their voices and making them heard.”

He added: “Several of our team members have links and live up North – Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle boast a real buzz and have limitless opportunities.

“We love working with ambitious CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs. Over the last year, we’ve built a strong reputation across various sectors – we’ve delivered for high-growth agencies, tech and innovation companies and start-ups.

“Businesses with a social impact focus appeals to us too; we’re a small team with a big heart and want to drive positive change in communities in the north and across the UK.”

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