Creative digital agency Bourne has unveiled an impressive set of results following the completion of a successful first year in business.
Launched in September 2009 the company has rapidly established three international offices and acquired a blue-chip client list that has helped it smash its financial targets for year one. With turnover set to exceed £2million and gross profit margins running at 55%, the agency is already well on course to outstrip projected performance for its second year of trading.
“It's been a fantastic start for us. We've blown our first year's targets out of the water, won some truly excellent global clients and attracted a raft of very talented new staff to the business. There's no doubt that trading conditions have been challenging, but we've shown that with the right people, the right approach and the right attitude, there are no barriers that a new company cannot overcome,” said Dan Kersh, Bourne's Managing Director.
Shortly after launching Bourne quickly set up offices in New York and London. Both are now firmly established, with the Manhattan business now servicing a range of US based clients and contributing to a client roster that includes Ricoh EMEA, Microsoft, Royal Carribean, Stepstone, Dell and the Arcadia group.
In addition to increasing its launch staff 50% to take the company strength up to a headcount of 40 Bourne has also invested in Cargo, a niche e-commerce business targeting the fashion and retail sectors and set to undergo full commercial launch before the end of the year. The agency has also poured resources into creating Basis, a bespoke multilingual content marketing tool aimed at reducing the time and costs associated with mounting international email campaigns.
“We've been following a packed agenda since the moment we opened our doors and it has paid off with a very satisfactory set of results. This is just the beginning however and I expect year two to contain more of the same, with even more rapid growth taking place as we look to capitalise on bespoke technologies like Basis and continue to take the Bourne message out to an international business audience,” said Kersh.