North West-based creative branding agency Young, Bright and Grey has been working with Manchester’s newest corporate finance firm, Blacksquare Advisory, on its brand and website which launched at the start of October 2021.

Founding partners, Omaier Akhtar and Jason Loucopoulos, formerly of Rothschild & Co, have set up Blacksquare Advisory as a new partner-led practice, specialising in M&A deals, combining technical excellence, intellectual capital and commercial acumen to help clients deliver against their strategic goals. As part of the brief, Young, Bright and Grey has been working with Blacksquare Advisory on its brand creation and launch, as well as website design and build over the past few months.

Jason Loucopoulos, Partner at Blacksquare Advisory, said: “Having seen first-hand the outstanding work of Young, Bright and Grey for mutual clients, we knew they would be the perfect fit to help establish and develop our brand identity. We’ve been working creatively together over the past few months and have already had some great feedback from current and prospective clients.”

James Summerscales, co-founder of Young Bright & Grey, said: “We’ve created an exciting brand and website that aims to support Blacksquare Advisory’s ambitious growth strategy. The team has an impressive wealth of corporate finance experience and skills and it’s great that we’ve been a part of their journey from the very beginning.”

This is just the latest in a string of successful launch projects Young, Bright and Grey has been delivering for a range of international tech, banking and fashion brands over the past year.

It also follows last week’s announcement that Young Bright and Grey has been acquired by Influential Agency Group, becoming part of the wider team. The combined business now employs 27 people and operates from offices in Manchester and in Liverpool, with Young, Bright and Grey’s specialisms sitting alongside Influential’s established service lines in PR, Stakeholder Communications and Insight.