PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND BACK OFFICE SERVICES

Harbour helps its members enjoy the operational efficiencies of holding companies while avoiding the pitfalls, with success dependent on member buy-in, not corporate mandate or control.

Often, lack of scale means that independent agencies can’t afford the same level of professional advice and back-office service as their counterparts in holding company groups. This can cover everything from insurance premiums, IT, office supplies and travel to production company, research data and tech negotiations.

But it’s not just about cost, it’s also doing things better and sharing best practice, experiences and recommendations. To this end, Harbour has ‘turnkey’ arrangements with a number of top business partners who support its members across a number of areas. Our key operational consultants include:

Susie Ewing
Susie Ewing
Susie is a freelance legal affairs consultant who works with a number of agencies and agency groups. She started as a solicitor at Harbottle and Lewis and Osborne Clarke before working in house for Publicis and then as General Counsel for The Engine Group.
Duncan Buck
Duncan Buck
Duncan is the owner of Island Financial Strategy, an insurance broker and personal finance adviser which currently works with a number of independent agencies in the UK.
Hasan Khair
Hasan Khair
Hasan is the founder of the consultancy, Evolve Talent and Mavericks Unlimited. Prior to that he was the Chief Talent Officer of the EDC group, the HR Director of Saatchi and Saatchi Europe and of Fallon.
Selwyn Pye
Selwyn Pye
Selwyn runs the Ngine Room supporting agencies to improve their efficiencies and effectiveness whilst saving money. With 17 years' experience in the industry he has a unique skill set due to starting in account handling then moving on to procurement and finance.
SI Partners
SI Partners
A leading advisor to creative and digital businesses specialising in mergers and acquisition and growth, leadership and performance enhancement consultancy
Corporate Traveller
Corporate Traveller
Part of Flight Centre, Corporate Traveller is a leading provider of travel management services to SMEs across the UK.
Scout House
Scout House
Scout House is a collaboration of networked recruiters that offers a constant pipeline of great talent across Leadership, Client Service, Planning, Creative and HR.
Dovetail
Dovetail
Dovetail is a dynamic IT Consultancy and Support business specialising in the Media and Creative sectors founded by Greg and Fran Caplan. Greg was a founder of both Clear (a VFX company) and Final Cut (editing). Over 20 years in Post Production have given him a unique perspective of IT use in creative businesses.