New ownership at Northstar

The new team will drive innovation and growth

Having recently celebrated 24 years in business, Manchester based marketing agency Northstar has announced a management buyout, led by Client Services Director Emma Russell and Creative Director Ben Gerrard. The agency was formed in 2000 by current owners Glyn Lloyd and Andrew Thornley and today boasts an impressive client list, including global brands and a wide range of market leading clients in the construction and building materials sector. An area where the agency has for many years demonstrated its award-winning credentials.

Both current owners will remain with the business to oversee the transition, during which time the new management, with Emma Russell as newly appointed Managing Director and Ben Gerrard as Creative Director, will build on recent successes, following several client wins and new staff appointments.


In a joint statement, Andy and Glyn commended the change of ownership:

“Having worked hard for 24 years to create an agency which we believe fulfils the needs of today’s results driven client, now is the time to drive the next phase in the business’ growth and development. Selling the business to the current management team makes perfect sense and provides a logical and seamless transition, which suits clients and staff alike.”.