Our story

Restlessly expanding. Constantly evolving.

In 1990, Tony Ainsworth and Tim Parkinson set up our agency. And we’ve been growing ever since. Their aim was to create an agency that clients wanted to work with and talented people wanted to work for and that philosophy has helped us grow steadily for over 25 years. By constantly adding new skills to our team, we’ve become one of the largest integrated agencies in the North West.

We have specialists in everything from filmmaking to social media, with staff in Preston and London. Many of our senior team have been with the agency since our early days. We’re proud to say a number of our clients have too.

Integrated Agency

Joined up thinking that’s more than the sum of its parts.

To us, every job’s a collaboration. We have a team of over 50 specialists, so we can bring together experts with different skills right from the very start. We involve you in the process to establish the insights and business ambitions that will guide us. Then we work with you across our integrated services: solving problems, refining creative ideas, getting results and building long-term understanding.

Meet the team

Alex Hindley - Front End Web Developer
Alex Hindley - Front End Web Developer
Alex HindleyFront End Web Developer
Alison Blackledge - Finance Manager
Alison Blackledge - Finance Manager
Alison BlackledgeFinance Manager
Amy Lister - Account Executive
Amy Lister - Account Executive
Amy ListerAccount Executive
Andy Taylor - Studio Manager
Andy Taylor - Studio Manager
Andy TaylorStudio Manager
Cat Webber - Account Director - PR & Social
Cat Webber - Account Director - PR & Social
Cat WebberAccount Director - PR & Social
Chantal English - Account Director
Chantal English - Account Director
Chantal EnglishAccount Director
Cheryl Leack - Lead Developer
Cheryl Leack - Lead Developer
Cheryl LeackLead Developer
Chris Mulrooney - Receptionist / Admin Assistant
Chris Mulrooney - Receptionist / Admin Assistant
Chris MulrooneyReceptionist / Admin Assistant
Chris Thomas - Creative Director
Chris Thomas - Creative Director
Chris ThomasCreative Director
Chris Walton - Director
Chris Walton - Director
Chris WaltonDirector
Craig Ovington - Junior Film Production Executive
Craig Ovington - Junior Film Production Executive
Craig OvingtonJunior Film Production Executive
David Daglish - Director
David Daglish - Director
David DaglishDirector
Dave Jones - Production Manager
Dave Jones - Production Manager
Dave JonesProduction Manager
Emily Milner - Paid Search Executive
Emily Milner - Paid Search Executive
Emily MilnerPaid Search Executive
Francesca Hall - Account Director
Francesca Hall - Account Director
Francesca HallAccount Director
Hollie Plaister - Senior Account Manager
Hollie Plaister - Senior Account Manager
Hollie PlaisterSenior Account Manager
James Lowrey - SEO Consultant
James Lowrey - SEO Consultant
James LowreySEO Consultant
Janine MacQueen - Account Director
Janine MacQueen - Account Director
Janine MacQueenAccount Director
Jill Clarke - Receptionist
Jill Clarke - Receptionist
Jill ClarkeReceptionist
John Hyland - Account Director
John Hyland - Account Director
John HylandAccount Director
Julia Drulia - Key Account Administrator
Julia Drulia - Key Account Administrator
Julia DruliaKey Account Administrator
Kristen Harancourt - Senior Film Production Executive
Kristen Harancourt - Senior Film Production Executive
Kristen HarancourtSenior Film Production Executive
Kulbinder Singh - Account Manager
Kulbinder Singh - Account Manager
Kulbinder SinghAccount Manager
Laura Knowles - Account Executive
Laura Knowles - Account Executive
Laura KnowlesAccount Executive
Lauren Stacey - Production Manager
Lauren Stacey - Production Manager
Lauren StaceyProduction Manager
Louise Dawson - Senior Account Manager
Louise Dawson - Senior Account Manager
Louise DawsonSenior Account Manager
Mark Tattersall - Executive Producer
Mark Tattersall - Executive Producer
Mark TattersallExecutive Producer
Michael Kane - IT Programmer
Michael Kane - IT Programmer
Michael KaneIT Programmer
Michael Scott-Abbott - Junior Film Production Executive
Michael Scott-Abbott - Junior Film Production Executive
Michael Scott-AbbottJunior Film Production Executive
Mike Bailey - Senior Art Director
Mike Bailey - Senior Art Director
Mike BaileySenior Art Director
Nick Parekh - Digital Director
Nick Parekh - Digital Director
Nick ParekhDigital Director
Paul Worthington - 3D & Motion Graphics Designer
Paul Worthington - 3D & Motion Graphics Designer
Paul Worthington3D & Motion Graphics Designer
Pete Lowe - Senior Film Production Executive
Pete Lowe - Senior Film Production Executive
Pete LoweSenior Film Production Executive
Rachael Worrall - Senior Account Manager
Rachael Worrall - Senior Account Manager
Rachael WorrallSenior Account Manager
Richard Lumby - Finance Assistant
Richard Lumby - Finance Assistant
Richard LumbyFinance Assistant
Rikin Parekh - Digital / IT Tester
Rikin Parekh - Digital / IT Tester
Rikin ParekhDigital / IT Tester
Rob Davies - IT Technician
Rob Davies - IT Technician
Rob DaviesIT Technician
Sandra Cairns - General Manager
Sandra Cairns - General Manager
Sandra CairnsGeneral Manager
Sarah Knight - Content Director
Sarah Knight - Content Director
Sarah KnightContent Director
Sophie Driffield - Junior Designer
Sophie Driffield - Junior Designer
Sophie DriffieldJunior Designer
Stephen Shaw - Lead Web Designer
Stephen Shaw - Lead Web Designer
Stephen ShawLead Web Designer
Steve Gracie - Senior Developer
Steve Gracie - Senior Developer
Steve GracieSenior Developer
Tim Parkinson - Director
Tim Parkinson - Director
Tim ParkinsonDirector
Tom Steward - Web/UX Designer
Tom Steward - Web/UX Designer
Tom StewardWeb/UX Designer
Tony Ainsworth - Director
Tony Ainsworth - Director
Tony AinsworthDirector

A responsible business

When A&P was established in 1990 it had a simple vision to be the best. The best agency to work for. The best agency to partner or supply. The best agency a client would want to work with.  This vision is very much alive today and is deep rooted in our culture.  Traditional values such as hard work, respect, integrity and honesty play an integral part in our daily activity and our approach to people, the environment and the wider community.

Equality, diversity and inclusivity have been values at A&P long before they became popular buzz words.  A long standing belief in doing the right thing, supporting worthy causes and a moral responsibility has created a family environment within the business where everyone can flourish.

We enjoy and thrive on an eclectic mixture of people, opinion and cultures and, as a result, we have a business built on solid foundations that offers longevity, security and where there is no glass ceiling. We are proud of our long term client and partner relationships which have been steadfastly built on our strong values and the shared commitment of our clients and our people.

As a business and individually we actively encourage and are involved in numerous charitable and community projects whether that be a cause close to someone’s heart, a local charity or a national charity day.  We are totally committed to our people and their families. They are our lifeblood, our purpose and our future.

Want to talk to us? Contact us or call us on 01772 770770