Marsh leaves UKFast to launch "brand ambassador agency" Agents Of
Chris Marsh, one of the north-west’s best-known tech and digital sector figures, has left UKFast to set up his own brand builder agency.
Marsh had been director of partner development at the Manchester-based cloud and hosting firm since 2013.
His new venture, Agents Of, is described as a "brand ambassador agency" and is already working with Apadmi, WebAntic, Cube3, Space 48, SKV, Telcom, JB Cole and Six and Flow.
Marsh will support his clients’ growth strategies with introductions and commercial opportunities from his networks.
He said: “It has been a wonderful experience working with UKFast at such an exciting time in the company’s growth. I have learned so much from Lawrence and his team, and we part on excellent terms.
“Thanks to my time at UKFast and my non-executive and education activities, I have acute insights into the issues and challenges facing the tech and digital sector in Manchester and the north-west.
“You could say I’m pretty well-connected, and there are not many Manchester businesses and people I don’t know in these fields.”
Marsh, who worked for Melbourne Server Hosting before joining UKFast, also holds non-executive roles with Manchester Digital and the charity Forever Manchester.
And he intends to continue his work with educating young people about the tech sector through his roles at Network Young CIC and as STEM Ambassador with the Museum of Science and Industry.
“My career to date has all been about building relationships and with Agents Of, I’ll be a brand ambassador for my clients, brokering relationships for them with new commercial partners," he added.
“The Agents Of businesses are all strong players in their fields and looking to grow. I’ll be helping to build their brands exclusively within their specialism.
“They are all non-competing and there is great potential for them to collaborate on new client projects.”