Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Lead Agency named one of the north’s five fastest growing companies

We are over the moon to have been named as the north’s fifth fastest growing tech company as part of the Northern Tech 100.

Tech North’s ranking of the north’s fastest growing tech companies, sponsored by GP Bullhound, was announced last night (Thursday) in Edinburgh alongside the Northern Tech Awards.

The list consists of companies from a wide range of tech-based industries from cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Glasgow as well as towns throughout the north of the UK.

Companies are ranked by their turnover growth over the last three years, so we’re thrilled to be named in the top five.

You can read more about the Northern Tech Awards and Northern Tech 100 via BusinessCloud.

TLA’s Paul Dowman to discuss artificial intelligence on Binary Festival panel

Our recently appointed tech architect, Paul Dowman, will take part in a panel discussion this afternoon as part of Liverpool’s Binary Festival.

Paul will be one of a number of digital experts taking to the stage for An Intelligently Artificial World, which will discuss, debate, debunk and demystify AI.

The gathering has been put together by BIMA’s AI Think Tank and is one of a number of talks and workshops taking place throughout the city.

The session will be hosted by the Think Tank’s chair Pete Trainor and Feed Forward co-founder Lydia Gregory. The session promises to discuss ‘solving full stack industry problems using subject-matter expertise, unique data, and AI to deliver products that help us survive the changes of an ever changing world’.

To attend the session, register here

Binary Festival was established in 2016 out of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and aims to celebrate the city’s digital community.

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Paul Dowman joins The Lead Agency as tech architect

We are delighted to welcome CRM and .NET architecture specialist Paul Dowman to The Lead Agency team.

Paul joins us as technical architect with a remit to take responsibility for technology selection, system architecture, quality of code and adoption of best practice across all of our development teams. His initial focus will be to progress our Dynamics CRM implementation – an area of expertise Paul has outstanding experience in.

Paul has earned an exceptional track record for integrating Dynamics CRM with legacy systems, facilitating rapid roll out of new capabilities in complicated IT environments. Two of his previous implementations were, at the time of launch, the largest Dynamics CRM implementations in the UK.

His career has included senior positions at Entrepreneurial Spark, Lookers, ISS Facility Services, London Borough of Newham, Manchester City Council, 2e2, Avanade, HBoS and

‘Palpable sense of innovation’

More recently, Paul has been operating as a consultant working with a number of different businesses – including The Lead Agency. However, he is delighted to have made the move permanent.

“I’m really excited to join The Lead Agency at a time of rapid growth and expansion for the business. The Lead Agency is unashamedly ambitious, wanting to lead the market, not follow it. That ambition is driving a palpable sense of innovation and vitality throughout the organisation.

“The technical team are keen to understand the latest technologies and collaborate well to help each other find the best use of the technology to deliver business value. On the business side, the team have a proven track record of delivery and growth, never resting on their laurels always looking to improve performance and drive further value.

“With innovative business ideas and cutting-edge technology there is a dynamic synergy that is very exciting to be a part of. Across the whole company there is a strong sense of quality, high standards, and most of all inclusion – everyone has an important part to play.”

‘Meeting of minds’

Our chief technology officer Edward Clark said: “Paul is widely regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Dynamics CRM solutions and has a proven track record of leading major projects for a wide range of ambitious organisations.

“During his capacity as consultant, it became clear that there was a meeting of minds regarding our vision for The Lead Agency and that Paul was the right man to help us deliver it. We believe he will be great addition to our growing development team.”.

If you’d like to be part of our ambitious and innovative business, visit our Careers page for the latest roles.