Growth Council

We’re helping members stand out, win the right clients and tee-up profitable long-term relationships in the UK and overseas.

About the council

Growing your business – and avoiding the pitfalls – is easier when you get the support, advice and insight you need. The Growth Council brings together peer agencies to share their experiences and learn from each other. We source expert advice, contacts and funding sources. And we host workshops, events and trade missions to make international growth easier.

Chair

Rebecca Crook, Chief Growth Officer at Somo Global

Rebecca has over 20 years agency experience working purely in the digital transformation and innovation sector for the last 10 years working with both UK and global brands . She has worked at some of the most well-known agencies helping scale and grow them. At Somo, Rebecca leads the UK client business both for current clients and prospective clients as well as having responsibility for the marketing strategy and Somo brand.

Outside of work Rebecca has extensive NED and Director level experience having sat on the National Trust Strategic Board as well as spearheading a £10million fundraising project to bring the country’s only Grade II* listed lido back into use. She is currently a NED with Transport for London museum, Director sitting on the Royal Pavilion & Museum Trust Board and a Trustee with The Martlets sitting on the finance and governance committee.

 

Rebecca enjoys working with clients to understand their business challenges to help set them up for success in delivering customer-centric experiences that give them the edge over competitors to meet the rising expectations of today’s customers.

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Co-Chair

Robin Bonn, Founder at Co:definery

Robin is a founding member of the BIMA Growth Council and the Founder of Co:definery, a management consultancy advising agency CEOs on standout, conversion and profit.

He’s spent 20 years driving growth for startups, indies and global networks, across a range of emerging and traditional disciplines.

He’s also a mentor – or ‘man-bassador’ – for SheSays, an organisation helping women rise to the top of the creative industries, and a columnist for Marketing Week.

In his old life, Robin led winning pitches for the likes of Skype, Eurostar, Fujitsu, Experian, Spotify, P&G, ITV, Microsoft, Facebook and Ford, to name a few. He’s also a former member of the IPA’s New Business Group and Direct Marketing Association’s Agencies’ Council.

But while client challenges got harder, he saw agencies increasingly lag behind, with old-fashioned ‘best practice’ models for growth, new-business and profit dating badly.

Since founding Co:definery, he’s advised the CEOs and Founders of dozens of agencies; repositioning, refocusing and reorganising them to increase standout and win more often.

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