Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Brand strategy and brand identity

Helping a newly merged institution to communicate with confidence and clarity.

Individually, City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College have successfully produced graduates in a dazzling variety of disciplines for many years: from celebrity chefs and leading fashion designers to business entrepreneurs and Oscar-winning special effects experts. In 2017 the two Colleges merged, increasing their geographical reach, covering five sites, employing 1,200 staff and looking after 14,000 students. Following an intensive consultation period, we proposed a new group name – Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, or MET for short – and helped to establish a brand hierarchy for the new group of colleges. We then ensured that our brand identity effectively communicated this dazzling range of subject areas, using an ever-changing palette of imagery styles to reflect the vast choice available to students. After nine months of strategic and design development, we’re thrilled that you can now meet MET.

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Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

“It was always going to be a challenge to develop a brand for a College which has such a diversity of courses and students. The team at Baxter & Bailey took the time to engage with all of our stakeholder groups to get under the skin of the MET and to understand our values and personality. The end result is a bold concept that can be adapted for different markets and is proving easy to work with and develop across all of our marketing channels.”

  • Lucie Coxon,
  • Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment
  • Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Baxter & Bailey - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Acknowledgements

Huge thanks to MET Chief Executive Nick Juba for inviting us to collaborate on this transformative project and to the staff, students, parents, teachers and headteachers who gave their time, insight and energy to fuel our strategic and creative work.