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Bing

Bing Network is a part of your customers’ life, powering the devices, apps and sites they use every day and meeting them in the moments that matter most.

Searchers find the Bing Network on Bing and partner sites, through Windows 10, Cortana and Office, plus across third-party platforms and partnerships — whether it’s search inside Amazon’s devices, web results for Siri and Spotlight Search on Apple devices, or maps on thousands of leading websites.

The Bing Network powers one in five U.K. searches, has 30 million unique searchers and delivers 840 million searches every month.

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Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub is part of the Manchester Growth Company. The Hub was set up in 2011 and since then has helped thousands of businesses across Greater Manchester to grow, develop and reach their full potential.

We work with ambitious businesses that want to grow their bottom line, boost their profile, and create new business growth. Our key aim is to help people to think differently about their business and explore different ways of developing their company.

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Finch

Finch was founded to improve performance and solve the ultimate challenge for online advertisers; knowing the Profit of the next click before you buy it. This is now a reality and has become the holy grail for online advertisers as profit is the ultimate measurement of success.

Finch manages AdWords campaigns for advertisers with the purpose of growing revenues and optimizing for profit in a SaaS+ model. SaaS+ combines the effectiveness of our software with the experience of our team to deliver predictable, scalable and time-efficient results from your Google AdWords budgets.

Finch is a global company with presence in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and has its corporate headquarter in the USA. Finch is managing the AdWords programs for over 300 clients world wide, ranging from well known global brands to many small and mid size companies. Finch is a certified Google Partner and most of the team is made up of Google certified individuals in AdWords, Shopping and Analytics.

Finch has been recognized among the fastest growing private companies in the US (#145 on the overall INC 500 list, #12 in the software category) and is a privately owned company based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Knight Corporate Finance

Since Knight CF formed in December 2008 it has completed over 80 transactions, worked on an on-going basis with numerous retained clients and undertaken a number of strategic reviews and projects.

Knight founders Paul and Adam have both spent long periods of their careers in senior commercial and operational roles in the TMT sector including Martin Dawes Telecommunications, Opal Telecom (Talk Talk Business), Cellcom and V Networks, as well as corporate finance roles in Gartner and PWC.

Knight is now a team of 10 professionals operating from offices in Warrington and London, and our unique sector experience has been bolstered by key hires with private equity, banking, transactional services and accounting expertise. This blend of experience allows Knight to see opportunities from multiple perspectives and ultimately deliver the best possible solution to our clients.

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Magento

Magento is the World’s #1 Commerce Platform. Magento is the leading platform for open commerce innovation. Every year, Magento handles over $100 billion in gross merchandise volume.

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MEC Global

MEC is one of the world’s leading advertising media planning agencies with expertise in digital media, social media marketing and much more.

We believe there are no limits for passion, imagination and wonder. And it’s only when we explore the unknown that we can truly thrive.

That’s why we’re so passionate about investing in our people to help them thrive collectively and individually.

We’ll reach out and help you explore the uncharted because that’s where ideas flourish. It’s where people and brands grow.

You owe it to yourself and we owe it to our clients. It’s the MEC way.

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Mediacom

We believe that everything is connected. And that means a media agency has to think and operate in an entirely new way. So new that we don’t even call ourselves a media agency anymore. We call ourselves The Content + Connections Agency.

That’s our shorthand way of saying that we have a unique approach to planning and buying across paid, owned and earned media, which can optimise our clients’ entire system of content and connections – not just the individual channel silos within them.

For us, “content” is the fuel for high-performing communications systems. It refers to any form of consumer messaging that connects brands with their consumers. “Connections” is how we guide the content around the system. It’s about having a closed-loop distribution strategy, ensuring there are no dead ends or wastage. We do this by taking a step back and seeing the bigger picture, designing the content with the connection in mind.

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Pure360

Founded in 2001, we are a UK-based email & SMS marketing provider who specialise in understanding our clients and getting the very best results from their campaigns. We work with over 1400 organisations including brands such as innocent drinks, The FT, Bravissimo, PayPal and Occam.

Our company vision is “redefining email to transform our customers’ digital marketing results”. We allow marketers to send clever, results-driven campaigns without over complicating things.

We believe the future of the digital marketing landscape is a best-of-breed platform, integrated into key business systems to allow recipients to receive personalised, targeted campaigns built around their behaviour.

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Sitecore

Sitecore is the global leader in experience management software that enables context marketing. The Sitecore® Experience Platform™ manages content, delivers contextual intelligence, automates communications, and enables personalized commerce, at scale. More than 4,900 brands––including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, easyJet, and L’Oréal–– have trusted Sitecore for context marketing to deliver the personalized interactions that delight audiences, build loyalty, and drive revenue.

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Stein IAS

At Stein IAS, we champion B2B as the powerful engine of global growth and innovation it is. And we bring together the deep thinking, specialized expertise, proven processes and advanced technology to place our clients at the vanguard of B2B marketing. By identifying and acting upon what’s most important to B2B marketers’ success globally, we help make clients’ brands the most important in their markets.

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Twentysix

We understand the online environment and we can predict how consumers behave to ensure that the brands we work with have build powerful connections with their customers. Underpinning all our creativity is a rock solid foundation of data, consumer insight and user experience. Everything we create is subjected to our brutal focus on measurability and effectiveness. We have worked with numerous large brands such as PS3, Pringles and Wella.

Our joined up approach to data, and our bespoke single point automated dashboard data product, allow us to make business decisions that have a positive effect on the bottom line. This approach helps us to better understand the digital world that our consumers live in, and how they behave within it, and apply that understanding to deliver the best results for our clients.

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WorldFirst

We’re changing money.

We know that moving your money around the world means a lot more than just changing pounds to euros, or dollars to yen.

Every payment has a story. Maybe you’re buying that dream property overseas – you know, that one with the gorgeous view that you can’t stop thinking about. Maybe you’re finally stepping off the treadmill and retiring somewhere nice and warm. Or perhaps you’re building an international e-commerce business by selling on global marketplaces and collecting sales revenues in different currencies?

Whatever your story, we want it to have the perfect ending. We’ll go out of our way to make that happen, and will make sure every payment has a happily ever after.

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