Co-Founder & Managing Director
Ted co-founded the agency and has more than 20 years of experience in the world of advertising and marketing. He leads on brand and marketing strategy for our clients. Past and present clients include Heritage Great Britain, Banner, PUMA, Safestyle, AIG and Pizza Express.
Co-Founder & Production Director
Olly oversees the delivery of projects, from print management and website launches to organising multi-faceted international exhibitions and events. He collaborates with the creative team, clients and external suppliers to coordinate every detail and ensure the successful execution of the work.
Creative Lead (Design)
Daniel is our Creative Lead (Design). He joined the agency as a Manchester School of Art graduate 10 years ago and has since worked across a wide range of design and illustration projects for local independent businesses and global brands.
Ryan Owen Gibson
Creative Lead (Copy)
Ryan is our Creative Lead (Copy). He’s been with the agency for 4 years and has more than 10 years of agency experience writing for TV, radio, outdoor, digital and social. Past clients include PUMA, Crown Paints, Yeo Valley, Vets4Pets and Safestyle.
And a wider in-house team of thinkers and doers across every specialism, supported by a global network of freelancers and creatives that we collaborate with to give brands a competitive advantage in specific markets and territories.
Together, we blend creativity with smart strategy and emerging technology to stay at the forefront of how brands connect with people in an ever-changing world.
Some of our
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An agency built on big ideas & stood on the shoulders of giants.
Rich in history
Our approach is firmly rooted in tried and tested thinking. Pioneered by our late, great co-founder Peter Holden, a true creative heavyweight with ideas as big as his beard and the first Manchester ad man to win a Cannes Lion award.
He made his name in the 70s at Royd's (now McCann Manchester), helping it to grow into the UK's biggest agency outside of London, before branching out on his own in the mid-80s to form what would later become the Holdens we know & love today.