Through the landmark BenchPress report for 2022, the largest survey of UK independent agency owners, we heard from hundreds of founders who made it absolutely clear that there is a huge challenge facing agencies right now. 

That challenge? Recruitment and retention. Not enough is being done to tackle this. 67% of agencies don’t have a conscious strategy to deliver a great candidate experience, and 81% don’t measure team engagement often enough. 

We recently ran a webinar to help support agency owners to solve this challenge, and you can catch up with it right here. You'll learn:

  • What agency working will look like in the future
  • The key ingredients of a successful recruitment process - what are the top performers doing differently? 
  • What the UK’s leading agencies do to engage their teams

Compare yourself to others on staff retention rates, team wellbeing and hiring plans. You’ll leave with plenty of ideas that you can implement in your own agency right away, and transform your approach to recruitment and retention. 

Fill in the form below and we'll send you the catch up link.



Hang on, what's BenchPress again?

In 2012, we began our agency benchmarking report – BenchPress. The aim was simple; to take an accurate snapshot of agency life in the UK and to share insight and analysis with ambitious agency owners.

BenchPress has grown to become the largest survey of independent agency owners in the UK and is a great way to benchmark yourself against your peers. 

You can download all of the reports from 2022 here. But there's more coming soon! This year, thanks to the large number of agencies that took part in BenchPress, we’ve created more reports than ever before. In addition to recruitment and retention, look out for:

  • Financial performance and client work
  • We've also created benchmarks for agencies £1m+ and under £1m
  • Global benchmarks created in partnership with Mailchimp & Co
  • With more reports and insights coming soon