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Explore the best-performing indie agencies with over 100 staff in the UK


By Sam Bradley, Journalist

June 13, 2022 | 3 min read

We reveal the top five indie agencies with over 100 staff from this year’s Independent Agency Census.


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The Drum’s Independent Agency Census has returned, revealing vital data on how Britain’s indie agency scene has fared during the pandemic.

The UK remains a global center of excellence for the creative and marketing industry, and despite the challenges of the last two years, global brands continue to flock to work with UK agencies to drive their creative agenda. To highlight the best indie agencies in the country – and to discover the state of the sector – we’ve brought back the Independent Agency Census.

The census is a unique survey of independent agency businesses in Britain, collecting data on financial performance, team size and client satisfaction to provide a definitive picture of the best-run indie agencies in the country. We’ve divided the results into categories based on team size to provide a fairer comparison. Though many indie agencies operate with small teams, there are a few brilliant businesses competing on a larger level. Here, we reveal the top five agencies with over 100 staff.

The top 5 indie agencies in the UK with more than 100 staff, by financial performance

Rank Agency
1 Brainlabs
2 Bulletproof
3 Rocketmill
5 Golley Slater

Discover the results of the Independent Agency Census, including valuable data on the best agencies according to clients and the best-run indie media agencies, here.

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