Founded in 1936, Gough Advertising began as a traditional ad agency, creating campaigns for home-interest clients such as Thomas Dudley and Era Locks. Over the next few decades, we expanded into PR, developed a niche property consultation service and became Gough Bailey Wright. The company expanded and with it came websites, digital marketing and social media, making us one of the oldest full-service independently owned agencies in the West Midlands.

With nearly 90 years under our belt, we’ve seen a few changes, but two things have remained consistent – the ‘Gough’ in our name and our attitude to looking after clients.

We’re fiercely proud of our heritage, which is as much about our reputation for client services as it is about the amazing work we produce. That excellent reputation is the gift that keeps on giving, providing us with over 70% of our new business via referrals, year on year.

Michelle Wright and Sue Bailey orchestrated an MBO of Gough Allen Stanley in 2005, and in October 2023 GBW entered a new era in an exciting partnership with Bruce Hutton. We’ll be updating our website over the coming months, and you can keep up to date on our progress via our social channels.