Prolific North Top 50 Integrated Agencies is the benchmark list of the highest-performing agencies outside of London. They work with independent research agency Mustard to compile the market-wide data.

The final ranking is based on a range of factors, including balance sheets, turnover, headcount and pre-tax profit. Data is confirmed both with financial reporting company Bureau van Dijk and directly with many of the agencies themselves.

The 2021 list is once again a vital resource, providing a barometer of the health of the sector this year. As an independent ranking, it is widely relied upon across the North.

“Climbing a stunning 33 places is Leeds-based Aire Global, who reached 16th having made it onto the list for the first time in 2020”.

Jonathan Milner, Aire Global CEO and co-Founder, commented:

“Both Aire Design and Aire Pro have had a phenomenal 2020, against all of the odds and with huge thanks to our wonderful client base, with whom we have some truly outstanding collaborative relationships. Our continual investment in growing with the ‘right-people’, innovative research and development along with class-leading technology solutions to help drive our business forwards is proving to be a fantastic recipe for success.

We have some very entrepreneurial short, medium and long-term strategies underway this year which will continue to help us define our space in adaptive design and ecommerce, as well as in packaging and point-of-sale pre-press production and brand colour management. These strategies will allow us to distance ourselves further from the crowd, whilst enabling 100% focus on increasing our clients in-store and online global shopper sales.

Being privately-owned and independent really allows us to play to our strengths, particularly during pandemic induced lock-downs, but we are already focused on the other side and in particular on how we will continue delighting our clients once we all become accustomed to the ‘new normal’.”