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New tool aims to help Warwickshire agencies get back on their feet

Editorial Correspondent 25th Oct, 2020 Updated: 26th Oct, 2020

A FREE tool to help Warwickshire agencies survive covid-19 has been launched.

Next Level recruitment agency launched the new service aimed at shining a spotlight on the regional marketing scene – and helping Warwickshire agencies bounce back against covid-19.

The Connect online roster has been created by Claire Summerfield and Laura Mercer, who run the agency.

Open to all agencies outside of London, new and established, large and small, the portal is the first of its kind in the Midlands. It gives companies who need external marketing, creative, PR or digital support, access to all of the regional agency talent, all in one place.

Co-founder Claire Summerfield, said: “We want to change the perception that London’s the best for agency support because there are so amazing agencies right here in the regions, including Warwickshire.

“The roster enables regional businesses, who would ordinarily think to go to the bright lights of London to get top quality marketing, to look closer to home and use the exceptional agencies that are on their doorstep.

“Many businesses want to use local agencies, but don’t necessarily know who they are. Yes, they can Google them, but they don’t know if they’re any good. We’ve worked with most of the agencies that are on our roster at some point and can personally vouch for their level of quality work and customer service.”

MD Scott Bradburn for Abstract design agency in Leamington, said: “In our 32-year history, we’ve seen companies gravitate towards big London design agencies, simply because there’s a myth that ‘London agencies are better’ and because clients are unaware of the high standard services local agencies can provide. In reality, local agencies can often provide a more cost effective and even better quality service than a London-based agency. We hope the new roster will help uncover these hidden gems.”

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