Firm expands into Tayside
PR agency Big opens fifth office in Scotland
The move into Dundee follows the launch two months ago of the Glasgow-based agency’s base in Manchester where it has secured contracts worth £250,000.
It has sets its sights on winning £150,000 of business in its first year in Dundee.
It already has clients in the city and surrounding area, including entrepreneurial support organisation Elevator, the Dundee Rep Theatre and technology spin-outs from the University of St Andrews, SA Instrumentation and Photosynergy. These will all be serviced from Big’s new office at City Quay.
Zoe Ogilvie, director at The Big Partnership, said: “We have strong ties to Dundee, with a history of working with clients in the city, as well as in Fife and Perthshire. Opening permanent premises here widens our offering to a city which has huge potential.
“Dundee is in the middle of a £1 billion regeneration, which is expected to create more than 7,000 jobs, see the opening of an international centre of design and herald a major redevelopment of its train station. With further plans to open more hotels, bars and restaurants, it’s the perfect time to be launching a base here.”
As well as regeneration work along the river, the Tay Cities Deal will see Angus, Dundee, Perthshire and North East Fife bid to receive up to £400 million worth of funding to take forward infrastructure projects.
This will support business growth in some of Dundee’s key sectors, such as tourism, food and drink, financial and business services, creative industries and life sciences.
Photo: Zoe Ogilvie and Alison Ramsay (contributed)