Leeds’ B2B marketing consultancy, Present Works, founded by Brett Jacob, formerly of PwC and Jaywing, and Peter Lowes, formally of Epiphany, is set to celebrate a host of achievements this festive season as the business comes to the end of its first financial year.
Since its launch in September 2018, the Leeds based marketing collective has grown from strength-to-strength, building a team of strategic & creative experts at its core, and utilising the support of a network of best-in-class independent specialists to deliver results for an impressive client list including Sigfox, HSBC and Trinity McQueen.
In November 2019, the business vacated its original HQ and took up sole residence at Airebank House in Kirkstall. The move to the 1,900 square foot property was necessary to accommodate its growing core team, which has increased by over 50% this year, along with its expanding client base, which has risen from six to 30 since last December – many of which are contracted on a retained basis as the consultancy moves into 2020.
Present Works also received a six-figure investment from FW Capital and the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF), further supporting the business’ sustainable growth plans.
The creative and strategic team at Present Works draws on its experience and broad expertise to identify audiences, engage them with authority-driven B2B strategies and, through its unique business model of matching the right specialists to the job, deliver results for its clients.
Brett Jacob & Present Works Founder comments on the rapid growth and success of the business: “Staying true to our proven approach has been the key to our success over the past year. We have two core purposes – identifying audiences through a range of digital, creative and data techniques, then engaging them using our tried & tested content-driven approach. Not only does this strategy resonate with our clients, it delivers for them.
Co founder and Strategy Director, Peter Lowes adds: “We’re firm believers in investing time and energy into getting under-the-skin of our clients businesses to enable us to effectively articulate their offer and deliver tangible results.”
“Our track record over the past year is proof that our model of keeping the in-house team lean and focused, and working with Leeds’ best-in-class consultants when required, provides the best mix of support for our clients. As we move into 2020, we will further evolve our core team in line with our clients’ needs, and deliver on a raft of new opportunities.”
The core Present Works team currently comprises founders, Brett Jacob and Peter Lowes, creative director, Ross Francis, engagement specialist, Benjamin Jordon and content specialists, Marta Valverde Maestre and Robert Cairns. The core team is supported by an extended network of local talent, including web developers filmmakers, PR specialists, paid media and engagement experts.