Business Jam Leeds: Business, Bangers and Burgers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 14:30 to 18:30

The Drum Network is bringing its successful Business Jam event to sunny Leeds in July at our friend's We Are Boutique's headquarters. We invite all ambitious agency owners, directors and senior managers to join us for an afternoon of discussing, debating and exploring the best ways you can build your agency business during 2017, with a bit of a summer BBQ twist. 

At this Business Jam event we will hear from a range of agency experts talking about how to win more new business, how to maximise the profits in your agency business, how current market conditions are shaping agencies and much more. We will also bring together agency owners to discuss what is happening in their agency and how they are meeting the challenges that 2017 is throwing at them.

We will be hearing from Peter Czapp of The Wow Company, who will be revealing findings from their latest Agency Benchmarking Report, and Barry Dudley of corporate finance advisory Green Square will be talking through some of the factors that will be impacting agency growth and expansion during 2017. We will also be joined by Simon Bollon of host agency We Are Boutique and 

Other speakers and panelists are now being signed up and further details will be added to the website in due course, but rest assured if you want to get the low down on all that is going to be helping or hindering your agency growth this year then our BBQ Business jam is the place to be. Make sure you leave space in your busy diary for the chance to network with a burger and a beer after the speakers. 

What is a Business Jam?

A Business Jam is a bit like a music jamming session – lots of stuff is thrown into the mix and you can take the very best stuff to use to help build your business. The Drum Network’s Business Jam events are the perfect place for agency owners, leaders and senior managers to get together to learn new ways to lead, run and build their agency business. Through our range of dynamic speaker presentations, panel discussions, Q&A interviews and tech demonstrations you will learn new ways to run your business, pick up tips on best practise and get insights and inspirations from other ambitious business owners who are in the same position as you.

Meet the speakers

Barry Dudley, partner, Greensquare


Barry has 25 years experience within the marketing services sector, including nine years as Group COO at Naked Communications and subsequently became COO of Photon’s International Agency Division, establishing further operations in Sweden, Germany, India, Singapore and the Middle East. 

His days in professional practice afforded him great experience across assurance services, due diligence and post-merger integration. At our Business Jam, Barry will link up with Leeds agency Intermarketing's Steve Sowden and Jamie Allan for a discussion.

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 has worked with hundreds of agencies over the years, including some of the fastest growing and most profitable in the UK, helping them to grow more quickly.

Lisa-Marie Smith, ForrestBrown

Lisa-Marie Smith

Lisa-Marie Smith trained as a solicitor and chartered tax adviser. Now working as a director and tax consultant at the firm - a commercial tax consultancy, specialising in Research & Development (R&D) tax credit claims Lisa will be explaining how you can make your innovation pay using research and development (R&D) tax credits.

Simon Bollon, We Are Boutique

Simon Bollon

Simon developed a media agency into an award-winning multi-service agency in a few short years, and the team’s impressive and varied client roster is testament to its growing reputation nationally.

An advocate for working on the business, not in it, Simon marries an aggressive growth strategy with carefully managed cashflow to maximise profitability. The agency has built a niche and they ‘stick to their knitting’, consulting businesses through periods of change and implementing creative marketing brilliance

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


We Are Boutique HQ
6 Saw Mill Yard
LS11 5WH
United Kingdom
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