The Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds arm of the WPP-owned media planner and buyer has beaten all other agencies outside of London, with its latest year turnover at £155,557,125 and turnover growth of £42,039,733, an increase of 37% year-on-year, while delivering £5,498,979 of gross profit growth, according to The Drum.
Manchester-based Media Agency Group came in second, followed by Stein IAS. The rest of the top 10 were TRT Direct, The Fresh Group, BWP Group, Brightsource, Stickyeyes, Jellyfish and Elmwood respectively.
The report ranks agencies criteria relating to financial performance, to highlight the most successful 100 marketing services agencies outside of the M25.
Steve Antoniewicz, managing director of RAR, was quoted in the article saying: ‘The results of this year’s top 100 shows there is a healthy agency sector right across the country. Agencies continue to innovate and achieve growth despite many limiting factors. Some of the organic growth has been amazing and the growth through acquisitions or mergers demonstrates there’s also some real ambition in the sector. I think the kind of performance of Top 100 agencies seen here would be the envy of any agency, regardless of location.’