Pearlfisher creative director Shaun Bowen and client services director Kerry Bolt are to leave in the new year to set up their own packaging and branding consultancy, called B&B.
The pair won’t compete with Pearlfisher, claims Bowen, who has been with the consultancy for 11 years. He says, ‘Despite the economic climate, it’s a brilliant time to set up. We’ll have low overheads and we can go for smaller contracts.’
Bowen says he won’t be taking clients with him, but adds, ‘We’ve got a lot of contacts.’
B&B will be based in Shoreditch, where Bowen and Bolt – who has been with Pearlfisher for six years – will initially be the only staff. ‘The business will grow gradually,’ Bolt says.