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Brand and communications agency, Agent, and its sister training company, Agent Academy CIC, have increased their North West footprint, following strong growth across both organisations.

Agent has taken space at Bruntwood SciTech’s No.2 Circle Square, in the heart of Manchester’s innovation district, which is also home to Accenture, KPMG and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, among others.

The expansion into Greater Manchester comes after a record 12 months for the agency, which has called Liverpool home since its inception in 2006 and marks a significant step as it continues to broaden its national client base, with the likes of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Yodel, RHA and The Environment Agency on its roster.

The growth of Agent’s space reflects significant investment in its multidisciplinary team, which now sits at 35, spanning strategy, creative, digital and communications. Expanding into Manchester gives Agent the opportunity to continue to grow the team and its integrated offer for clients. Agent Academy will shortly be launching new training programmes in Greater Manchester for emerging creative and digital talent.

Paul Corcoran, CEO of Agent, said:

“This really is an exciting time for us at Agent and the Academy. Our investment into Greater Manchester makes absolute sense as we continue to widen our networks, grow our team and evolve our offer for clients not just in the North, but across the UK. 

“Where we work is incredibly important to us as a team and as a brand, so finding a space with a strong atmosphere, energy and culture and surrounding ourselves with the right people have been high priorities for finding this space.

“As we move forward, our focus will be to continue working with forward thinking, like-minded businesses that share our values by actively doing good for people and our planet. Greater Manchester is known for being an ambitious, bold and adventurous city region with real heart and I’m eager to see how being based here will shape the next part of our story.”

Joseph Venables, Head of Business Development, Bruntwood SciTech, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Agent to help them with their expansion into Greater Manchester. We have a long-standing relationship with Agent and are thrilled to be able to support this next stage in their impressive journey. We’ve loved seeing what they’ve done in Liverpool City Region; building a solid reputation for their unique, warm and welcoming culture and we’re excited for what they’ll bring to Circle Square.

“Agent will be a great addition to the Circle Square community. We’re really looking forward to welcoming them to their new home and continuing to support them on their journey.”

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