Andrew Dobbie & Lewis Phillips

Stuff we wish we had known
Building a creative company is a journey of realisations and learnings – a constant balance of survival and keeping the magic alive. Andrew and Lewis have built two. Together, they share 10 pieces of wisdom that they wish that someone had told them when they started.

Andrew Dobbie is the Founding Director of MadeBrave – an award-winning creative brand agency based in Glasgow, Edinburgh & London with services including brand, design, tech, social & digital marketing.

Launched in 2012, Andrew left his previous job with a newborn baby at home and just £1000 of personal savings in the bank. Fast-forward a few years, MadeBrave has grown to have a team of 30+ people and a client roster including the likes of Google, First Group UK, Vango and IBM.

n 2018 Andrew formed BornOriginal Group, became CEO and brought Campfire, the Edinburgh based film & content production agency specialising in brand films, virtual reality & motion graphics into the fold. Andrew also sits on the board of Park Circus, a leading global sales agency and distribution company. Who proudly represent over 25,000 films from Hollywood and British studios and a large number of independent rights owners.



Instagram: @MadeBrave


Phone: 0141 551 0011

Lewis Phillips is the Founder & CEO of Campfire, Director & CCO of MadeBrave.

Started four years ago (at the ripe old age of 19), Campfire has evolved into a content agency unique for its multi-disciplinary approach and in-house production model.
Now with an amazing team of 10, Campfire work around the world on projects with the likes of Hard Rock, Mercedes-Benz and Naked Grouse, whilst maintaining a dedication to self-initiated work and experimentation.

In 2018, Campfire merged with creative brand agency MadeBrave in newly created group, BornOriginal, with Lewis becoming Director and Chief Creative Officer of the group whilst continuing to run Campfire as CEO.

Outside of work, Lewis is fascinated by lighting, enjoys the Sea, and his favourite food format is the traybake.



Instagram: @CampfireAgency

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Phone: 0131 500 0032