Chris Kemp, founder and CEO of independent new business consultancy Ingenuity. Based in London, Chris set up the company 14 years ago, when he was just 25. His drive, work ethic, fear of failure and impatience have helped him organically grow Ingenuity. It’s now made up of nearly 50 team members “making business for business” by matching world-famous brands with marketing services agencies.
Ingenuity has a unique offering thanks to the team’s unrivalled industry knowledge and expertise in building relationships. It offers seven new business services – lead generation, agency recommendations, content, PR, brand partnerships, events and insight. As a result of the breadth of its offering, Ingenuity has no direct competitors. But, like many entrepreneurial ventures, it’s not always been plain sailing. Ingenuity has also experienced uncertainty, but Chris’s and the team’s hard work and commitment to being an exceptional service-based business, has ensured they have weathered the storm.
Why I am judging these awards
The agency landscape is really dynamic at the moment. It’s important, as an industry, that we recognise our industry’s finest and reward those leading the way! At Ingenuity we work with a huge range of brands and agencies across our seven divisions and are running more pitches than ever with some of the best in the business. I’m really looking forward to judging these awards as it will give me the perfect opportunity to uncover brilliant agencies and celebrate those who are setting a high standard for the industry.