Ingenuity opens Leeds base to serve brand and agencies in North

ingenuity north Chris kemp and George vann

Ingenuity, the UK new business consultancy, today announced the launch of Ingenuity North, its new base in Leeds ready to serve brands and agencies locally.

Ingenuity North

The office will be led by Head of Ingenuity North, George Vann (right, main pic), who returns to Ingenuity after seven years in business development roles in Australia and Leeds, where he will build out the Ingenuity North team. 

Vann and the team will be offering Ingenuity’s full suite of services to connect brands and agencies. 

For agencies: events, intermediary, proposition and pitch consultancy business development, PR, digital marketing, and content. And for brands: partnerships, agency selection, events, marketing efficiency and effectiveness consultancy.

The company said the expansion follows a ‘big 2021’ which saw new partnerships and senior hires to round out the business’ offering and is a key part of Ingenuity’s growth strategy for 2022 and beyond.

Further demonstrating the business’ commitment to serving local brands and agencies, the events team is also launching Ingenuity Connect North. 

Based on Ingenuity’s legendary B2B events, Connect North will bring brands and agencies together in person, in a unique way on 26 May in Manchester and 29 September in Leeds.

Chris Kemp 9left, main pic), Founder and CEO at Ingenuity said: “While we’ve long since worked with agencies and brands across the UK, we’ve always wanted a base in the North so we can better connect with businesses locally. 

“We’re also looking forward to tapping into the amazing local talent to build out the team that will bring Ingenuity’s leading services to Northern agencies and brands. 

“I can’t think of anyone better to drive this forward than George. He and I have stayed close since he left Ingenuity in 2012 and we are excited to welcome him back into the fold at this important growth stage for us.”

Vann said: “Ingenuity is the best in the business when it comes to connecting brands and agencies. 

“Having a team on the ground up here will change the game for our agency and brand relationships; building knowledge together and ultimately working more closely. 

“The launch of Ingenuity North is something Chris and I have talked about for some time, and 2022 is the right year for it. 

“I am thrilled to be leading the charge, building out the team, helping local agencies excel and local brands find the right partners.”

Ingenuity North will be hosting a launch party for local brands and agencies in Leeds on 2 March and Manchester in early April.