Business Jam: Accelerating profitable agency growth in 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:30 to 17:30

The Drum Network are kicking off their first event of 2017 with an interactive afternoon run by Greengrass Consulting.

New business wins are clearly important to agency growth.  But pitches are expensive, resource intensive, and, if the bucket is leaking, an exhausting way of running hard to stand still. Client retention, organic growth and efficient systems are also key drivers of success. They reflect the internal strength of your agency, your culture, ways of working and employee commitment, so why are they not as much of a concern?

Greengrass will demonstrate how you can effectively assess the health of your current culture by focusing on the elements that have been proven to drive bottom line performance and show the impact of a weak or unhealthy culture on a business, and explain how you can accurately identify areas in your business which could be inhibiting growth and determine what needs addressing.

This Business Jam will be a highly interactive event, dramatising the critical elements of a company’s culture. The afternoon will include:

-Group workshops to analyse real results
-A case study showing how the health of a company was transformed by focusing on strengthening its organisational culture
-Hearing from a company who has recently assessed their company culture

The Profit Centre with The Wow Company

Peter Czapp of The Wow Company will also be joining is in January to launch a new regular session at Business Jam called The Profit Centre. During the year Peter will be at our Business jams to focus on how you can maxim ise profits in your agency business.

So, join The Drum Network for an afternoon of learning how to accelerate profitable growth, lots of interacting and learning with like minded business people.

Meet the speakers

Libby Child, founder, Greengrass

Libby Greengrass

Libby is co-founder of Greengrass, a new consultancy set up  in March 2016, specialising in creating high performance cultures. Prior to this Libby spent the last ten years establishing Aprais UK and developing it into the leading independent agency/marketing client relationship measurement consultancy. Before Aprais, Libby had spent 20 years working within communication agencies in roles including managing director, worldwide account director, European chief operating officer, at Ogilvy, Young & Rubican, McCann and FutureBrand.

Passionate about helping marketing teams and their agencies navigate the complexities of effective working partnerships, Libby has spent a large part of her career focused on the additional challenges of international management.

Marina Lumley, founder and certified coach, Greengrass 

Marina Greengrass

In her 22 years working in marketing and consultancy, Marina has seen the industry from a number of perspectives – board director of an integrated Agency, marketing trainer for the CIM and IDM, capability consultant for Oxford Strategic Marketing, and most recently as head of client service for Aprais UK. The common denominator in these varied roles was her quest to enable people, teams and businesses to improve their performance and be happier in themselves as a result. This quest was the primary driver behind the decision to Found Greengrass with Libby Child. 

With an objective and analytical mind, Marina loves to get stuck into the analysis and create concepts which translate into actionable plans. She is currently undertaking the MsC Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School, part time.

Peter Czapp, founder, The Wow Company

Peter Czapp

Peter Czapp is co-founder of The Wow Company, a proactive accountancy practice that advises agencies across the UK. Peter is also a creative industry titan at The School for Creative Startups and has worked with hundreds of agencies over the years, helping them to grow more quickly.

The Drum Network members can receive free and discounted tickets for this event. To book your member's place, please contact Jessica at


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Price: £179.00 + VAT

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