Manchester-based BGN set to hit £1m in revenue for the first time

BGN – the Manchester-based brand-led design and digital agency – is forecasting robust growth in 2022 as it aims to hit £1m in revenues for the first time by the end of the next financial year.

In 2020, BGN’s turnover stood at £415k with an 11% net profit; this grew to £581k with 23% net profit in 2021 and is set to be £800k and 25% in 2022. Expectations are that revenues will be £1m with a net profit closer to 30% by the end of the 2022/23 financial year.

Since the start of 2021, the agency – which was established in 2017 by Co-Founders Paul Bailey, Antonio Giansante and David Newton – has almost doubled its headcount to 10 and plans to appoint a further four people over the coming months. The new appointments have been across the design, development, motion and account management teams.

In addition to its existing client roster, which includes the likes of Carlsberg, Onken, P&G and Rustlers, BGN has also won a string of new high-profile clients including North Highland, Fasthosts, Gnatta, Loal and Slumberdown.

The firm has also recently relocated its operations to One Express in Ancoats after being based at Neo for the previous three years. The move was in preparation for its next phase of growth and provides enough space for the planned team expansion and delivers the option of additional flexible working capabilities if needed.

Antonio Giansante, Managing Director and Founder of BGN, said: “Like so many other businesses, COVID was a shock, but instead of shying away our team stood up and saw it as an opportunity to really deliver value to our clients.

“The growth that we’ve achieved over the past couple of years is down to their talent, experience and expertise. Our focus has and will always remain resolutely on providing the best creative and strategic thinking that adds commercial value.”