Updated: Dec 22, 2022
North West Agency, Agent, Is Further Strengthening Its Position As a Leading Communications Agency With Two New Senior Promotions
Award-Winning full-service brand and communications agency, Agent, has announced two senior promotions, ahead of a year of ambitious growth.
The North West-based agency – which has offices in Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region – has promoted Drew Grant to Creative Director, and Daniel Byrne to Strategy Director. Both have been fundamental to the agency’s growth in recent years, with Drew spearheading its recent re-brand, which was revealed earlier this year.
'I’m exceptionally proud of everything we’ve achieved so far as an agency and it’s in no small part thanks to our incredibly committed and experienced team.' - Paul Corcoran, CEO of Agent.
The promotions follow significant success for the agency this year and will allow it to expand its offer for its high-profile client roster, which includes the Road Haulage Association, Peel Ports, Nippon Electric Glass and United Utilities.
On his new role, Daniel Byrne, Strategy Director said: 'I'm delighted to be taking up this new role. I'm looking forward to continuing our growth at Agent and building on the work we have been doing with our clients, making sure there is a golden strategic thread that runs through everything we do.'
Agent is an award-winning full-service brand and communications agency based in the North West. The organisation was founded in 2006 by CEO, Paul Corcoran, out of a passion and determination to deliver marketing services differently – putting people, place, and the planet at the heart of its work.
'I'm delighted to be taking up this new role. I'm looking forward to continuing our growth at Agent ... making sure there is a golden strategic thread that runs through everything we do.' - Daniel Byrne, Agent's new Strategy Director.
Increasing its headcount by over 15% in 2022, the agency – which launched in 2006 with just three members of staff – now has 40 team members, spanning various areas of expertise across its four departments: Strategy, Creative, Digital and Campaigns.
Drew Grant, Creative Director, added: 'I’m excited about the opportunity this new role presents in terms of being able to put a real focus on our creative direction as a business. Given the expansion of the team, we’re in a brilliant position to explore even more growth, opening ourselves up to new projects and clients, and really making a difference in everything we do.'
Paul Corcoran, Agent’s CEO, said: 'I’m exceptionally proud of everything we’ve achieved so far as an agency and it’s in no small part thanks to our incredibly committed and experienced team. We’ve had some significant client wins this year which have resulted in us further expanding our areas of expertise, so that we can continue to make good work, bringing in the right talent to do just that.'
In September 2014, Paul Corcoran launched Agent’s social enterprise, the award-winning Agent Academy CIC. In the last seven years Agent Academy has trained hundreds of North West talent helping over 95% of them find full time permanent positions within the creative and digital sectors. Find out more through the Agent Academy Website.
Agent CEO, Paul Corcoran, is deputy chair of Liverpool City Region LEP, co-chair of the city region’s digital and creative board, deputy chair of Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and a board member of NWBLT and Net Zero NW. He is also the recipient of The Guardian’s Sustainable Business Leader of the Year award and Outstanding Contribution to the North Award, 2021.
Regarding the promotions, Paul added: 'As we grow, we’re always looking for ways to invest in our team and bring people on our journey with us. It’s not just about bringing in new talent, but developing the talent that we already have, which is why it was so important for us to promote Drew and Daniel to these senior positions, in recognition of the part they’ve played in our story so far, and where we’re going next.'
'Given the expansion of the team, we’re in a brilliant position to explore even more growth, opening ourselves up to new projects and clients, and really making a difference in everything we do.' - Drew Grant, Agent's New Creative Director.
Agent has a team of more than 40 and works with a range of leading clients in the public, private and third sectors including GCHQ, CGI, The Environment Agency, Merseyrail, the RHA and Yodel, amongst others.
To find out more about what the local organisation is doing, please explore Agent's Website.