Jonathan Leafe spent three years in a large advertising agency from 1985, three years in Spain and then set his own agency up in 1989, one of the very first to universally use Macintosh for digital artwork.
Going from one to ten employees in two years before being bought out. Working for someone else didn’t suit and he returned to start his own business, Strawberry, in 1993.
Starting with two going on to be 40 strong and innovating services along the way. First website build in 1996 and digital marketing over 10 years ago.
The business has grown every year and has been above benchmark profitable throughout that time. Strawberry has regularly featured in the Drum Top 100 independents and the Prolific North Top 50 agencies. As well as being highly rated on Plimsol rating agency as one of the few Creative agencies rated as ‘Strong’.
Jonathan has now successfully exited the business, maintaining a small shareholding and has been retained as an Ambassador.
How Leafe Consultancy can help you
Jonathan is now using his 28 years' experience running a successful agency to help you do the same. Agencies will be selected on a strict criteria on their suitability and potential and Jonathan is only looking to work with a maximum of four agencies and two in a given category.
Jonathan readily supports start-ups and has mentored over 100. He is also a School Governor and a Trustee of a charity focussed on helping children from poor backgrounds develop.
Jonathan is supported by Susie Gibson, who Jonathan has worked with for 28 years.