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Key dates and speakers revealed for Independent Agencies to Watch 2023

Following on from the success of our hugely popular Tech Companies to Watch list in 2022, Prolific North is hosting a brand new event, Independent Agencies to Watch 2023.

The event, sponsored by insurance brokers Verlingue, will be hosted on 14th September at Colony, One Silk Street in Manchester.

We will shine a spotlight and reveal the selected companies at the event, which has been compiled by the editorial team at Prolific North. Although not definitive or a ranking like our Top 50 lists, we will be celebrating and recognising the rising independent agencies in the North, who are creating the biggest waves as they grow, be that financially, creatively or as an employer.

We are delighted to confirm Dan Appleby, managing director at independent agency Drummond Central, will be speaking at the event.

Based in Newcastle, Drummond Central is no stranger to success. At this year’s Prolific North Creative Awards, the agency picked up numerous trophies including Indie Creative Agency.

He said: “I’ve spent over 20 years working in agencies in London and in Newcastle, it’s all I’ve ever known. I’m now really fortunate to lead Drummond Central, an employee-owned creative agency of 60 brilliant people, producing award-wining work with  ambitious clients including Greggs, bet365, Triumph, the NHS, Amazon Prime and KitKat to name but a few. 

“After been told that I was “committing career suicide” when I left a network London agency 15 years ago, I’m looking forward to sharing some of my experiences and thoughts on why I believe it’s an exciting time to be an independent (Northern) agency and how we can thrive. Apologies in advance for the inevitable swears.”

More speakers are set to be revealed soon! Spaces are limited, make sure you book your place at the event now.

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