Having recently celebrated our fourth birthday, Brian joins us at an exciting time for the business and a pivotal moment in our growth, as we look to diversify and expand our client portfolio, and build our brand reputation globally.
Sarah Hornett, Operation Partner at The Canopy says;
“Having grown from three founding partners to a team of 16 so quickly, we felt it was important to bring on board more expertise in agency management, forward planning and strategy, qualities that Brian possesses in spades.”
Brian’s previous roles have included Chairman of Taxi Studio, where he helped drive significant growth and establish their reputation as one of the UK’s most respected independent agencies. He has also been board director of the Design Business Association (DBA), and acts as Non-Executive Director for a number of ambitious young creative agencies across the UK, helping them define their vision and scale at a manageable rate.
“I was introduced to Brian by Johnny Westcar at Stormbrands, who I had been working with as part of the DBA mentorship programme, and it quickly became clear that our values were very much aligned. With the benefit of his vast knowledge and hindsight in helping agencies grow, it seemed a no-brainer to bring him on board as Non-Exec.”
Says Marc Reeves, Managing Partner.
Dan Todd, Design Partner says: “From our first meeting with Brian, we knew he’d be a great fit. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious, but he’s not been afraid to challenge us and ask the tough questions. His input is already helping us define our future as an agency, and can only prove beneficial both to us and to our clients.”
“Two things struck me immediately about the team at Canopy. The first was their open, familial vibe which breeds a wonderfully collaborative team culture, and the second is the fascinating diversity of their skills and creative offering. I was captivated from the get go and am really looking forward to helping the leaders manage their ambitions for the future”, said Brian.
Brian’s vast experience as an agency leader, brand strategist and coach will be invaluable in propelling forward throughout the next exciting phase of our journey, as we look to build on our successes so far and achieve our ambitious plans for the future.
Welcome on board Brian!