We just want to create enjoyable partnerships to deliver success - simple.
Here's the thing, we aren't like many other agencies. In fact, we are a bit anti-agency. We still do all the things you need, we just don't wrap it in the mystery and jargon you can sometimes find in agency land...it's just not us.
14 years delivering client success
We started Punch in 2007 as a group of three friends who wanted to create an independent agency where everyone had a chance to play an active part - and share in our success.
One agency - one solution
Fast forward to 2021, we are now a multi-disciplinary team of 18, supporting our clients with creative, content, digital and strategic services.
Our offices are a grade II listed chapel on the edge of Leeds that we purchased in 2016 to provide space for both team and client collaboration. In those offices we have an open creative studio, separate client project rooms and a video/photography studio.
Investment in long-term growth
We are an agency that is built to last. Since 2007 our primary focus has been to invest in our team and to build lasting client partnerships – our average client tenure is well over 5 years.
By delivering success we become an essential part of our client strategy. Those essential partnerships are the bedrock of our agency and have seen us through a global economic crisis in 2008 and pandemic in 2020.
Richard, Creative Director at Punch
“Client trust is all about your relationship to risk, we need to earn your trust for us to deliver. As owners of our business we have always taken that client trust very seriously.”
In 2016 we purchased our first property, a Grade II listed chapel in Leeds. This was made possible by our sustained growth, client relationships and the support of our team.
Clients we work for
The Punch bunch
Richard founded Punch in 2007 with a vision to create an agency that people loved working for and working with. As Creative Director he leads clients’ creative strategy and inspires his team to create the spark.
Long-time client turned Commercial Director, Louise joined Punch in 2019 bringing years of senior experience in the hospitality industry. Leading on all things finance and operations Lou sees solutions rather than problems and always finds the positive.
Ian is a founding member of the agency. His digital expertise was integral to developing the full-service offering Punch has today. Heading up the web team and leading on digital strategy Ian never settles for good and always makes it brilliant.
Head of Operations
Charlotte recognises and respects everyone's unique skillset and individuality and encourages us to add our colour. As our operations lead she ensures that Punch is a great agency to work with and for.
As a founding member of Punch Helen is an experienced creative artworker.
As our Studio Manager and Mental Health First Aider, she takes excellent care of our wellbeing and encourages us to always be mindful.
After having worked with Karen many years ago we were thrilled to bring her into Punch.
Not only because her wealth of experience ensures the smooth running of the agency but she also kindly hosts the annual Punch BBQ and keeps us entertained with stories from her fascinating life.
Senior Account Manager
Jack joined Punch with extensive agency and client-side experience. His unique perspective helps him develop long-lasting client relationships.
Luckily for us, Jack missed his calling in life to be a PE teacher and now applies his love of structure and high-spirited energy to some of our most complex digital projects.
Alice is an experienced Account Manager with a keen eye for social supporting our clients' growth plans.
Her organisation and communication skills delight clients almost as much as her delicious vegan bakes.
Naomi’s luxury brand experience enables her to build great relationships with clients in the hospitality and FMCG sectors.
Naomi's wanderlust sends her in constant search of new experiences returning even more inspired and creative from every trip.
Senior Marketing Executive
Zoe only graduated and joined Punch a couple of years ago but has progressed quickly thanks to her exceptional copywriting skills, analytical thinking and creative ideas.
Her passion for driving results is rivalled only by her love of Disney.
As a fashion marketing graduate it’s no wonder she always knows what's trending. Phoebe is our resident social media expert with a proven track record of driving results for clients.
Junior Marketing Executive
Joining Punch as a first-class graduate Lorna brings tonnes of enthusiasm and creative ideas to our social and content accounts.
Lorna’s attention to detail is second to none. Don’t believe us… check out her perfectly curated Instagram feed.
Imogen has an eclectic mix of marketing experience ranging from financial services to equestrian supplies. Whoever the customer she expertly crafts copy to engage and convert them.
Just like her wardrobe, Imogen’s creative ideas are bold, colourful and inspiring.
Head of Design
Julie was our very first recruit, she joined us 12 years ago as a graduate designer and now heads up our multi-disciplinary design team.
Having undertaken tonnes of branding projects for clients in various industries her expertise is invaluable. She regularly turns her creativity to the Punch studio making sure we’re decked out for every season/holiday.
Senior Graphic Designer
Andy is our lead UX/UI designer focussed on improving the performance of our client’s web and digital projects.
His competitiveness on the tennis court translates to pushing the boundaries of design and learning new skills.
Jade is an animation specialist and leads on all our client’s motion graphics requirements.
As a serial hobbyist Jade is always picking up new skills from Roller Skating to After Effects.
Junior Graphic Designer
Joining us fresh from university Meg brings enthusiasm and creativity to a variety of client design projects.
As a talented illustrator, she can often be found doodling or turning her hand to anything crafty.
A long-serving member of the Punch team, Neil is our Lead Developer and has built close to a hundred websites to help clients achieve their business goals.
Neil's has a love of retro games - bet you can’t beat his high score on our Pac Mac machine.
Senior Web Developer
Paul is an experienced Senior Developer and leads on our client’s ecommerce projects.
Unlike his beloved, Leeds United, Paul consistently delivers and helps clients achieve their goals.
Senior Web Developer
Matt is a man of many talents: game development, animation and video editing. We often wonder if there is anything he can’t do.
Outside of work, Matt is an internet sensation with over 250K followers of his hilarious webcomic! At Punch, his creative thinking helps clients in all sectors solve problems and achieve their goals.
Junior Web Developer
Liam is the newest member of the web team and has quickly proven himself to be a talented developer.
Often found tinkering with filtering apparatus and filling the studio with the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee.
Chief Barketing Officer
The furriest and most loved member of the Punch team Barney’s duties include catching spiders, offering therapy services and fulfilling the agency cliche.