Our Guest Speakers


Sinx is the co-founder of ustwo, an award-winning global digital product agency that is a B Corp and employee-owned. Studios in New York, Malmö, and London.

Becky Simms

Founder & CEO of Reflect Digital. Becky is an awards judge, and international speaker. Becky's been recognised in the BIMA100 for the past three years. 

Simon Barbato

Founder & CEO of Mr B & Friends. Simon won the IOD Director of the Year award in 2019 and the South West Business Leader of the Year award in 2023.

Ryan Hall

Co-founder of Nice, Ryan grew and managed the agency through two acquisitions (Karmarama and Accenture). He now runs consulting company, Friday Solved.

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What to expect

Here's our abridged schedule for the afternoon. Please note we'll have regular breaks, coffee and snacks, plus we'll be providing catering later in the day.

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    1:30pm - Welcome

    Join us for a coffee, a pastry, and to meet the other attendees.

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    2pm - The fun begins

    We'll reveal the specific benchmarks for £1m+ agencies, drilling down into the details and sharing what's on agency owners' minds right now.

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    3:15pm - Peer discussions

    Get into groups with fellow agency leaders to discuss common challenges and how you can use the BenchPress insights to create positive change in your agency.

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    4:30pm - Founder tales

    Hear from successful agency founders about their journeys and the lessons they've learned along with the way. We're thrilled to welcome Becky Simms, Simon Barbato and Ryan Hall to chat about agency life and answer your questions, too.

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    5:45pm - The ustwo story

    A chance to hear from Sinx, co-founder of ustwo, one of the most admired agencies in the UK. For 20 years, ustwo has led the way when it comes to design, creativity, and innovation. As they celebrate their 20th year, Sinx will share the inside track on the ustwo story, and what it takes to run a truly successful agency.

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    6:45pm - Networking

    A chance to unpack some of the big topics of the day, and catch up with old and new friends over drinks and nibbles. You might even get to mingle with some of our speakers, too.

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    8pm - The after party

    While the official conference wraps up, if you stick around there might be an invite to the after party. Watch this space...


Get your tickets now

Tickets are capped at two attendees per agency. If you would like to book for more than two, please get in touch.


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Your Wow hosts


Peter Czapp

Wow's co-founder and BenchPress mastermind. Peter will share the results from the 2024 survey, answering your questions on how the findings impact agencies.

Rory Spence 

As Wow's Head of Commercial, Rory has the inside track on what it takes to build a successful agency business. He'll be hosting our panel sessions at the event.

Chloe Bannister

Our MC for the day. As a trained Mindset & Leadership Coach, Chloe is excellent at helping founders to effectively navigate challenges and opportunities. 

Hugh Slater

As part of Wow's Commercial team, Hugh speaks with agencies on a daily basis. He'll be using his expertise to guide us through the Q&A sections of the day. 


About BenchPress


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 UK independent agency owners and is a great way to benchmark yourself against your peers.

As well as the results from the survey, BenchPress is now an entire programme of activity, with events, content and support for agency owners taking place throughout the year.

Take a look at last year's reports.

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