Stocks Taylor Benson, one of the UK’s leading graphic design agencies, has acquired corporate communication specialist, Shine Design, in a bid to extend the agencies offer and as part of an ambitious growth programme for the Leicester-based agency. The move also marks the opening of Stocks Taylor Benson’s new London studios in Marylebone, W1.
Stocks Taylor Benson has developed an enviable roster of clients based on a reputation for combining great ideas and strategic thinking to deliver commercial results. They are passionate about the craft of design and are one of the few agencies that still put pen to paper in the early stages of a project. It is a traditional approach that has helped to attract a host of big-name clients including; Canon, Virgin Trains and Jamie Oliver plus a number of other National and International brands. Shine Design has a similarly impressive array of major corporate clients including Royal Mail, Centrica and Experian.
“Shine Design is a perfect fit for Stock Taylor Benson,” says Glenn Taylor, Stocks Taylor Benson’s CEO. “They bring exceptional talent, experience and expertise in the corporate communications arena that will augment and further strengthen our offer. I cannot think of a better addition to the Stocks Taylor Benson family.”
Glenn Taylor, CEO, Stocks Taylor Benson
Laurie Greenall, previous owner of Shine Design and now Managing Director of Stocks Taylor Benson, London says, “We have always struck a balance between creativity and commercial realism – a position that sits perfectly with the Stocks Taylor Benson ethos and philosophy. It is exciting to be part of an ambitious agency with huge growth potential and an eye on markets outside the U.K.”
Stocks Taylor Benson are also currently working with a number of high-profile projects in the Middle East and the agency is exploring opportunities for the opening of a Dubai office in 2018.
Recent projects by the award-winning agency include; the packaging design for the re-introduction of the Paynes chocolate brand and the catalogue for a joint Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art, London.
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Laurie Greenall, MD, London office