UK Independent Agencies Conference 2023

On September 21st, we had the absolute privilege of hosting the UK Independent Agencies’ Conference 2023 in London.

The room was abuzz with innovative ideas and enduring enthusiasm from the finest minds in the industry.

It goes without saying, the industry faces some tough challenges – some are macroeconomic, others structural, and the role of new technology, in particular AI, will continue to evolve.

But as our wonderful host, Jo Ryzmowska reminded us, in a democracy, the role of marketing and communications is ever apparent, and Independent agencies and consultancies are well positioned to respond to the current economic challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that change presents. Ultimately people still buy from people, and as we heard, clients are increasingly buying from people, not agencies. 

With thanks to our 2023 Speakers:

Jo Rzymowska – Business Leader & Motivational Speaker

Shevaun Haviland – Director General, British Chamber of Commerce

Rankin – Photographer, Publisher, Film Director, Founder of Rankin Creative

Kenyatte Nelson – Chief Membership & Customer Officer at Co-op

Katy Taylor – Chief Customer Officer at Southern Water

Nathan Lomax – Co-Founder and Director of Quickfire Digital

Jenny Biggam – Owner, 7 Stars

Gareth Mercer – Founding Partner, Pablo London

Mike Lander – Chief Executive Officer at Piscari

David Meikle – Founder, The HTBAG Company

Paul Jacobs – Practice Lead, AAR

Chris Hirst – Best-Selling & Award-Winning Author: No Bullsh*t Leadership and No Bullsh*t Change

And thanks to our 2023 Sponsors:

UK Independent Agencies Conference 2023 Sponsor M&A Advisory

M&A Advisory is a specialist advising on agency sales, mergers and acquisitions in the UK and globally. A strong cultural and business fit is ensured, leading to the achievement of exceptional value. For more, visit:

UK Independent Agencies Conference 2023 Sponsor Major Players

Over the last 30 years, Major Players have been committed to accelerating ambitions, building brands and creating instrumental partnerships. One of the UK’s only B Corp recruitment specialists, their talent partners have helped transform businesses, from trailblazing start-ups through to household names; across digital, marketing and creative. For more, visit:

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