Agency Leaders’ Summit 2019 Logo
Date: 09/10/2019
Time: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Venue: Manchester Hall

Unlocking the Value in Your Agency

Brought to you by Don’t Panic Projects in partnership with Waypoint Partners, this one day, free to attend event allows agency leaders to come together for quality learning, peer to peer networking and inspiration.

The event will feature a keynote address, panel sessions and a series of inspiring presentations including sessions addressing the challenges of leading an agency, productivity, SAAS tools and agency hacks, how to encourage and nurture a growth culture, how to attract and retain talent, building for an exit or sale, funding, M&A and MBO or employee ownership and strategic planning for growth.

The event will take place in the Museum Space at Manchester Hall on 9 October 2019 and be attended by senior level delegates.


Time Agenda
9:00 Registration
Coffee & Pastries
9:30 Welcome
Richard Gregory, Digital NXD
9:45 Welcome
Phil Gripton, Waypoint Partner
10:00 The Future of the Agency Model
Tom Cheesewright, Futurist
10:30 Strategy
Lawrence Walsh, There Be Giants
11:00 Attracting & Retaining Talent
Panel Session
11:45 Refreshment Break
12:05 The American Dream: Expanding your Agency in the US
Miles Welch, Waypoint Partner
12:35 Driving Profitability & Sales Transformation
Phil Gripton, Waypoint Partner
13:05 Law & Legislation
Steve Kuncewicz, BLM
13:35 Lunch
14:15 Mergers & Acquisitions
Jim Houghton, Waypoint Partner
14:45 Interview with Agency Founder who has Sold
Tony Foggett, CEO, Code Computerlove
15:15 Refreshment Break
15:35 Productivity: Leveraging Software to Power your Business
Panel Session
16:20 Leadership & Team
Martin Palethorpe, Founder, Pragma Group
17:00 Closing Comments
Richard Gregory, Digital NXD
17:15 – 18:30 Drinks & Networking



Should your application be successful, the event is free to attend, however you must commit to attending on the day. If you can’t attend, you will need to send a senior level delegate as a replacement. If you do not attend, you will be invoiced £100 + VAT no show fee. You can read our full T&Cs here.


Event Partner

Waypoint Partners is the leading growth and corporate finance advisory firm, working globally with shareholders and their leadership teams in the creative, marketing and technology sectors to grow and realise value. Waypoint Partners has worked with over 200 businesses across the UK, Europe, U.S. and Asia and has offices in London, Edinburgh and New York. For more information, visit:

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