43. Future Kings
The start-up using brand strategy, communications, engagement and customer experience to help businesses improve their performance
Founders: Ben Mott, Steven Anderson and Tony Stiles
Founded: January 2016
Having worked together in a previous agency for six years, Ben Mott, Steven Anderson, and Tony Stiles thought they could do a better job running their own business.
And so, in January 2016, they left to start Future Kings – a branding agency which helps clients win “by using their brand as a business tool”.
Maintaining the belief that “if our clients succeed, so will we”, Future Kings helps businesses improve their performance by clearly defining, and then activating, their values and purpose.
It helps clients succeed by putting a single, powerful ‘Organising Idea’ at the heart of the company.
With 20 employees across offices in London and Bristol, this ‘organising idea’ has won over clients early on with Ascentric, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Chetwood Financial Limited, Private Fly, Punter Southall Group and English Heritage among the businesses it’s already working with.
Supported by £600,000 investment from a private equity investor, the next 12 months hold UK expansion, more funding and more revenue.
Mott and Anderson have revealed that they plan to open a Manchester office and will continue to steadily increase revenue across its client list, while bringing on new talent to its team.
For ambitious start-ups, Future Kings has also recently launched a new proposition; Future Kings Ventures.
With too many start-ups missing out on investment opportunities by not having an easy to understand, compelling story, Future Kings Ventures will help these businesses bring their ideas to life – and get investors excited – by creating a brand identity, website and investor deck.
Ultimately, when will Mott and Anderson know they’ve succeed? The pair say it will all come down to “the satisfaction and reward of helping our amazing clients succeed.”