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Equator acquires 999 Design

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By Natalie Mortimer, N/A

February 3, 2016 | 2 min read

Glasgow-based agency Equator has acquired a controlling interest in branding agency 999 Design Group.

The move is part of a "major growth strategy" by Equator, which is already on track to increase revenues to more than £15m in the current financial year.

Managing director of Equator, John McLeish, said: “The team’s design and creative expertise will further strengthen our own integrated approach to working with national and international brands and we are hugely excited by the opportunities we can create together.”

999 Design, which was established in 1982 and has around 25 staff, will continue to operate, with founders Bill Gaughan and Richard Bissland remaining in the business.

The brand agency will be part of the Equator Group’s expanding portfolio of marketing businesses which also includes Equator PR and Equator Events.

Clients at 999 Design include The Financial Times, Highland Spring, BBC and Victoria Beckham. Previously, the agency worked extensively on major brand projects for BT, Reebok and Orange.

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