FRIDAY 24 MAY 2024 3:58 PM


The move sees both Scottish agencies become part of newly-formed Limitless Innovation Group.

Creative and digital agency LEWIS has acquired branding agency Tayburn in a six-figure cash and equity deal. The move sees the two Scottish agencies become part of newly formed Limitless Innovation Group, but will continue to operate as independent brands.

The workforce at both agencies will remain unchanged, however the move hopes to bring clients access to a broader offering of expertise from the two long-standing brands.

LEWIS, established 1973, counts Santander, National Museums Scotland and White & Mackay among its clients; Tayburn, established 1979, specialises in brand development and packaging for clients such as Heineken, Princes Foods and Pet’s Choice.

“For the past year, we’ve been looking closely at the changes in the market and the evolving requirements of our client base,” says David Lewis, LEWIS CEO. “Following several strategic discussions, we are delighted to announce that we have acquired brand and design agency Tayburn.

"We want to be at the heart of every great business. This means offering a level of expertise and a unique approach that’s unparalleled in the industry. LEWIS and Tayburn have specific sets of skills that naturally complement one another, and we share a real belief in operating a people-led business that prioritises the long-term success and happiness of our clients.”

Richard Simpson, joint managing director at Tayburn, says: “Throughout my time in industry, LEWIS is one of those agencies that we have always admired because of their longevity, foresight to embrace new trends and their enviable client list of major institutions and household names. 

“Following initial conversations to explore the possibilities of aligning with each other, it became apparent just how similar our vision and values are. As the benefits to our colleagues and clients became clear thanks to our complimentary services and shared beliefs, the potential of our coming together is limitless.”