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The Neighbourhood Expands with New CEO Steve Taylor

Creative studio The Neighbourhood has hired media business guru and NESTA mentor Steve Taylor as part-time CEO.

From The Neighborhood press release:

Manchester, UK -- Creative studio The Neighbourhood are proud to announced that media business guru and their NESTA mentor Steve Taylor has joined the team as their part-time CEO with immediate effect.

Steve, who has mentored The Neighbourhood team for over two years, brings an invaluable wealth of creative industry business experience that will drive the Company to the next level. Steve’s expertise lies in branding development, business strategy, innovation and business management as his former roles testify:

-- Director of Development & Innovation for Aegis Media (UK & Globally) -- Head of Ideas at leading media agency Carat -- Inventor at What If -- Business Consultant to the BBC  (transforming internal creative departments into commercial companies) -- Senior Brand Strategist at Wolff Olins

The Neighbourhood, Managing Director and Creative Partner, Ben Davies said: “It's been an exciting year of growth at The Neighbourhood, and we're at a point where the studio and the business demands another injection of expertise. I first met Steve through my participation on a NESTA Creative Business mentoring scheme two years ago. As a result Steve already has a deep insight into our business and our culture, and we are hugely excited about all working together in a strategic capacity. Welcome aboard Steve!"

Steve commented: “I work with a wide range of creative & digital companies; The Neighbourhood stands out as one of the most exciting. The studio has been built around a unique mixture of creative and technical craft skills which are fused together to form a totally distinctive creative vision. Add to this an exceptional sensitivity to client’s brand & business issues and a strong emphasis on delivery and you can see why The Neighbourhood is exciting so much interest from both big name agencies and challenger brands.”

Welcome to The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood combines technology, imagination and craft to define architecture, to design imagined worlds and tell brand stories. The Manchester company uses insightful creativity to connect clients from advertising, design, broadcast and architecture to their audiences. The Neighbourhood has won over 35 awards including Manchester Evening News, Young Business of the Year 2009, the Grand Prix at The Big Chip Awards and Grand Prix and Digital Design Gold Winners at The Roses design Awards 2011.

Clients include Sony Playstation, Renault, Visa, BBC, TBWA, Land Securities, Hawkins Brown, Red Bee, The Saucy Fish Co. Wallpaper* Magazine, Derwent London, Make Architects, Urban Splash, Fulham Football Club and the chef Heston Blumenthal. Come and visit us at

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Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.