Ingenuity North launches to serve brand and agency communities in Leeds, Manchester and beyond

chris kemp and george vann

George Vann returns to Ingenuity to expand the business’ leading services across the North

Leeds, 31st January 2022: Ingenuity, the UK’s leading new business consultancy, today announces the launch of Ingenuity North, its new base in Leeds ready to serve brands and agencies locally.

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

This expansion follows a big 2021 for Ingenuity 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 26th May in Manchester and 29th September in Leeds.

Chris Kemp, Founder and CEO at Ingenuity says: “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. George 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.”

George Vann, Head of Ingenuity North says: “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 2nd March and Manchester in early April.

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