founder & ceo
Kyan

I’m Laurent Maguire, entrepreneur, technologist and co-founder of a digital product agency. I’ve been CEO at Kyan since we began in 2002. I'm a hands-on leader, with experience in development and a keen interest in tech, games, cars and travelling. Over the years I’ve remained very much client-facing, working across new business, marketing and engineering, and also ensuring that we uphold our positive company culture in everything that we do. I enjoy meeting new agency partners and supporting other agency owners in their journeys.

Why I am judging these awards 

'Agency life' has been a huge part of my own life for so many years now. It's been great to watch my own business grow, but also really interesting to see what is happening in the industry and celebrate the successes of others too. I'm close with many agency leaders and there's a great culture of sharing there. The Drum Agency Business Awards is an opportunity for me to share in the celebration and recognition of brilliant work. I'm looking for exceptional creative, compelling stories and perfect execution.

 

Judging panel

Mark Panay

founder
Simpleweb

Camilla Honey

managing director
JFDI

Shaun Meadows

partner
SI Partners Global

Dan Saxby

founder
The Elephant Room

John Rudaizky - Chair of the judges

partner, global brand and marketing
EY

Graham Kemp

director
Marketing Agencies Action Group

Katie Traxton

managing partner
WeAreFearless

Mark Fitzsimmons

managing director
Xigen

Becky Simms

founder & ceo
Reflect Digital

Niki Hunter

managing director and head of client partnerships
Splendid Communications

Sean Redfearn

managing director
Red-Fern Media Limited

Chris Kemp

founder & ceo
Ingenuity

Jenny Kitchen

managing director
Yoyo Design

Paul Stephen

ceo
Sagittarius

Mette Davis

creative business growth partner & co-founder
OurAgencyValue

Laurent Maguire

founder & ceo
Kyan

Ben Rudman

chief operating officer
Be Heard

Charles Southey

founder & ceo
Forge

Rebecca Brennan

managing director
Cubo

Ian Millner

global ceo & co-founder
Iris

Jamie Matthews

ceo
Initial

Michael Murphy

senior partner
Michael Murphy & ltd

Tarek Nseir

chief executive and co-founder
TH_NK

Beth Pope

founder & brand partner
Firehaus

Andrew Roberts

co-founder and managing director
Gravity Thinking/Vivaldi

Tim Bourne

ceo
Exposure

Peter Pedersen

senior principal consultant
Equanimity

Nicky Unsworth

ceo
BJL Group

James Connelly

investor & advisor
Whalar

Debarshi Pandit

head of multicultural business / special projects
Sky

Ali Hanan

founder & ceo
Creative Equals

Gavin Sheppard

chief marketing officer
Smart Energy GB

Kitty Poole

marketing director
Doddle

Iain Jacob

ceo, chair, ned & investor
LoopMe

Debbie Morrison

managing director - global partnerships & events
Ebiquity

Sera Miller

co-founder
Fawnbrake

Federica Bowman

managing director, digital
FirmDecisions

Phil Smith

director general
ISBA