Chris Lees

Account Director

With over two decades of experience working in Client Services in creative agencies ranging from global ad agencies to boutique design and live events companies across FMCG, finance, travel and leisure sectors – with brands such as Shell, Durex, Centre Parcs, Virgin, HSBC and Lloyds Bank – I like to think I understand the delicacies of client handling more than most.

Being a part of the creative process and seeing an idea come to life to meet a commercial objective still gives me a buzz. It’s not a ‘proper job’ in that it’s not nine to five, every day is certainly different and often the very nature of ‘the creative’ presents its own challenges, but that’s something I love.

Outside of work I’m kept very busy and very entertained by my two young daughters and an Italian wife, with any opportunity to have fun in or on water (frozen or otherwise) – snowboarding, scuba diving, surfing – top of my list.
A passion for Manchester music, art and design will always have a very big soft spot in my heart – a relic from my university days at the height of ‘Madchester’, of working for Factory Records and of many nights spent at the legendary Hacienda club (where I met said wife!)