Mini-Squawk: Neil Simpson, founding partner, The Corner

Neil and Suki talk about the agency's decision to go independent again

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It's been a fascinating process for the agency to return to independence - and has a deep impact on the business' thinking. Rather than putting shareholders and the numbers first, they'll be able to focus on people, clients and the work more.

As the agency goes through this change, they are focussed on how they reset the business - to ask big questions, and actively shaping what they want the business to be, looking at the people they want to bring in, to look at skills and capabilities and truly be a place where - as is written on the agency wall 'people meet and things happen'

And right now they're in the process of delivering work for clients including Jackpot Joy and Batiste, and have picked up two new clients during lockdown.

Suki Thompson

Founder / Chair, Oystercatchers

Suki Thompson is an entrepreneur and transformational business leader. She is CEO and co-founder of Oystercatchers and part of the Centaur management team where she is helping lead Centaur Media, the UK’s leading B2B media publisher, through a journey of transformation anchored in the ability to advise, inform and connect. Suki leads the strategic development of Oystercatchers and is the driving force behind the proprietary evaluation model Optimise™. She works with businesses on transformational change and is part of the team commercialising the ‘M3 model’ bringing marketing and digital together. Suki is also passionate about capability and learning.

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