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The Agency take flight with 36% growth and executive appointments

Published on Monday, 24th June 2013
Bath based planning, creative, technology and media firm The Agency have promoted Planning Director Matt Rees to agency partner following a 12 month period of growth.

Bath based Planning, Creative, Technology and Media firm The Agency have promoted Planning Director Matt Rees to agency Partner, following a 12-month period of unprecedented growth. The latest set of filed company accounts show that The Agency turnover has increased by 30% and gross profit by 36% in the period ending January 2013, a continuation of 2012’s financial performance.

In addition, The Agency have appointed Jon Dunbar, former Group Account Director at McCann Erickson, and co-founder of south-west firm The Big Story to Client Services Director.

“I have known Jon for many years, and we have looked for the opportunity to work together again for a while now. His intrinsic understanding of brands and how to leverage them for commercial success is an essential part of what we do here at The Agency for our clients. Jon has the talent to build business relationships that last a lifetime. His focus on providing an uncompromisingly high level of service coupled with his experience of growing and motivating account management teams in a fast growth environment is well suited to our agency” says Saman Mansourpour, Managing Partner, The Agency.

Since its incorporation in January 2008 by partners Saman Mansourpour and Amy Stobie, The Agency has enjoyed year on year growth despite the hardened economic climate. Early success included winning the British School of Motoring and Quintiles Pharmaceuticals accounts off larger London based incumbent agencies. The growth continued throughout 2009 and 2010, with high profile account wins such as BT, Del Monte, SlimSticks and Bristol City Council. The Agency currently rank 45 in the UK’s Top 100 Agencies* and feature in the Drum Magazine’s Design 100. In 2012 they received a commendation for SW Agency of the Year at the Mi Network Awards.

“We have worked hard to build a marketing agency fit for the modern world, with people and technology at the heart of what we do. The clients who we partner with and the brands that we are responsible for are testament to our success as a team. As our clients businesses grow, so do we, so attracting and retaining exceptional people like Matt Rees and Jon Dunbar is the key to our future” says Amy Stobie, Partner, The Agency.

So far in 2013 The Agency have continued their rapid expansion, with record-breaking quarter 1 results, and 3 further account wins, to be announced in the coming months.