22 August 2012 - 3:15pm | posted by | 5 comments

Reading Room Manchester MD Garry Byrne departs as agency prepares for move

Reading Room Manchester MD Garry Byrne departs as agency prepares for moveReading Room Manchester MD Garry Byrne departs as agency prepares for

Reading Room Manchester’s managing director Garry Byrne has left the business as it moves to new premises in the Northern Quarter of the City.

Byrne, who was promoted in last year from head of strategy after three years at the Manchester office has left, the agency has confirmed.

“We're very sad to see a great friend and well regarded colleague like Garry leave Reading Room. We've really enjoyed working with him and we're in full support of him in his pursuit of new opportunities," Kris Croucher, group commercial director for Reading Room Group told The Drum.

At the time of writing it was unclear who would take over the reigns of running the business in Manchester, as it moves to the Northern Quarter, opposite The Hive.

Diana Erskine, project director said of the move; “Manchester has an abundance of digital talent and Reading Room are leading the way in making the Northern Quarter the centre of it all. We are a local agency with global backing and moving deeper in to the city will allow us to thrive and help establish the area as the go to place for digital in the North, just as our London office does in Soho.”

The top floor will be known as the Roost, a free space to host digital events.

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22 Aug 2012 - 15:24
Simon H's picture

Yes because without Reading Room here in the Northern Quarter the 200+ other agencies have done nothing to establish it, There's some great Southern arrogance in that press release.

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23 Aug 2012 - 11:02
redsw16461's picture

Welcome to the Northern Quarter guys! We've been waiting for you a long time, must have been lonely out there on Ancoats. Now you're here we can really make this the 'go to place for digital', I mean, we didn't have a clue what we were doing before!

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23 Aug 2012 - 11:01
stardotgarf's picture

'leading the way'? The rest of us have been here 10 years… just sayin' ;-)

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23 Aug 2012 - 11:04
redsw16461's picture

Welcome to the Northern Quarter guys! We've been waiting for you a long time, must have been lonely out there on Ancoats. Now you're here we can really make this the 'go to place for digital', I mean, we didn't have a clue what we were doing before!

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23 Aug 2012 - 15:29
Nick Rhind's picture

Glad your joining the community in NQ and its great to have another agency move in with the rest of us. However its been vibrant here for a good 7-10 years for many of us with a number of big and bigger players than yourself having helped make the area strong.

Just saying that the community here is quite strong with many of us knowing. collaborating and working together. I reckon you need to join the community and not bully it as its quite insulting to the rest of us and likely why the comments are not great or positive.

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