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Waypoint Partners x Don’t Panic Projects | Unlocking the value in your agency

by Sol Welch
9th October 2019
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In collaboration with Don’t Panic Projects, we are offering a free, one day event that allows Northern agency leaders to come together for quality learning, peer to peer networking and inspiration.

Targeted at senior level delegates, the event will feature a keynote address and a series of inspiring presentations including sessions addressing the challenges of leading an agency, productivity, SAAS tools and agency hacks, how to encourage and nurture a growth culture, how to attract and retain talent, building for an exit or sale, funding, M&A and MBO or employee ownership and strategic planning for growth.

Our partner, Phil Gripton will look to really expand your thinking on the day, set up the challenge to think big and stretch to compete on a national and international stage. Jim Houghton, Miles Welch & Martin Palethorpe will also be presenting on the day as well as other members of the Waypoint team available for networking.




9:00 Registration – Coffee & Pastries
9:30 Welcome – Richard Gregory, NXD
9:45 Welcome – Phil Gripton, Waypoint Partners
10:00 The Future Of The Agency Model – Tom Cheesewright, Futurist
10:30 Strategy – They Be Giants
11:00 Attracting & Retaining Talent – Panel Session
11:45 Refreshment Break
12:05 The American Dream: Expanding Your Agency In The US – Miles Welch, Waypoint Partners
12:35 Driving Profitability & Sales Transformation – Phil Gripton, Waypoint Partners
13:05 Law & Legislation – Steve Kuncewicz, BLM
13:35 Lunch
14:15 Mergers & Acquisitions – Jim Houghton, Waypoint Partners
14:45 Interview With Agency Founder Who Has Sold – Tony Foggett, CEO, Code Computerlove
15:15 Refreshment Break
15:35 Productivity: Leveraging Software To Power Your Business – Panel Session
16:20 Leadership & Team – Martin Palethorpe, Founder, Pragma Group
17:00 Closing Comments – Richard Gregory, NXD
17:15 – 18:30 Drinks & Networking

Event details

Museum Space at Manchester Hall, Liverpool Rd, Manchester M3 4FP.

Wednesday 9th October

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