Graphic design consultancy Stocks Taylor Benson has acquired corporate communication specialist, Shine Design, in a bid to extend the agency’s offer and as part of an ambitious growth programme for the Leicester-based business.
The acquisition also marks the opening of Stocks Taylor Benson’s new London studios based in Marylebone.
The consultancy has developed an enviable roster of clients based on its traditional approach to strategy and creativity attracting 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 chief executive officer and founder. “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.”
Laurie Greenall, previous owner of Shine Design and now managing director at 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 is 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 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.