The UK remains a global center of excellence for the creative and marketing industry. Despite the challenges of the last two years, global brands continue to flock to work with UK agencies to drive their creative agenda.

To celebrate the best of the best of the industry, our research team has polled independent agencies and their clients to form the industry’s most comprehensive survey of the UK indie agency landscape. By comparing agency headcounts with their financial performance, we can reveal which indie agencies are the best-run in the country.

The six lists below shine a spotlight on Britain’s brilliant indie landscape, revealing which agencies have the happiest clients and the best business model.

Cameron Clarke – Editor

Elite List

Our Elite List represents the best independent agencies in the UK, combining both client and financial rankings.

Accord Marketing

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Accord Marketing recorded 18.7% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £317,138 revenue per head. It has a team of 65.
Golley Slater

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Golley Slater recorded 4.2% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £144,135 revenue per head. It has a team of 155.
Impression

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Impression recorded 52.8% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £63,382 revenue per head. It has a team of 80.
Milestone Creative

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Milestone Creative recorded 75.4% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £124,005 revenue per head. It has a team of 21.
Orchard Media & Events Group

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Orchard Media & Events Group recorded 25.5% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £169,181 revenue per head. It has a team of 46.
Propellernet

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Propellernet recorded 148.1% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £135,244 revenue per head. It has a team of 41.
RocketMill

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RocketMill recorded 70.0% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £124,681 revenue per head. It has a team of 111.
Rufus Leonard

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Rufus Leonard recorded 12.7% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £120,758 revenue per head. It has a team of 65.
Space & Time

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Space & Time recorded 2.2% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £521,702 revenue per head. It has a team of 126.
The Maverick Group

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The Maverick Group recorded 24.1% organic revenue growth in 2021 and generated £139,984 revenue per head. It has a team of 90.