London-based branding consultancy Smith & Milton is building its creative team once again, 18 months after founder Howard Milton put the consultancy into administration.
Smith & Milton creative director Stephen Anderson, who stepped into Milton’s former shoes as creative director in March, has recruited two senior designers.
Milton became chairman at the beginning of this year.
Senior designer Patrick Bahjors joins the London-based consultancy from FutureBrand, where he spent two-and-a-half years working on major corporate brands such as Beck’s, Coca-Cola and Cadbury.
Bahjors will be working closely with Jessica Chamberlain, who moves from Fitch.
Both designers will be working under Anderson, who comments, ‘Smith & Milton is growing very fast, with a 40 percent increase in revenues over the past year. The appointment of Jessica and Patrick reflects this growth, while their different skill sets compliment Smith & Milton’s shift away from packaging to corporate branding.’
‘Before I joined the agency last year, it was 80 percent packaging and 20 percent corporate branding, whereas now the majority of our work is with major corporate clients. We are very excited about moving into new areas, as is Howard Milton,’ he adds.
Smith & Milton, still an independent consultancy, was founded in 1980.
Milton put the consultancy into administration in December 2006, after buying back stakes from private equity group London Irish, having complained that the consultancy had taken a downmarket shift.