Agencies join forces
Sue Rider Management (SRM) has joined forces with Northbank Talent Management, the agency formed last year when Diane Banks rebranded her eponymous agency with backing from entrepreneur Luke Johnson.
Sue Rider (right) joins Northbank as consultant, working with James Carroll, broadcast and brand licensing agent. Carroll, "in recognition of his outstanding growth of Northbank's broadcast and brand licensing business and contribution to broader company strategy", has been appointed to the board. Tom Copson has joined Northbank from SRM as corporate agent.
Banks (left), Northbank ceo, said: "Sue and I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship for the last 13 years. In that time she has built up an unrivalled, bespoke list of broadcasting talent which fits perfectly with Northbank's future plans. We are delighted to welcome Sue, Tom and their prestigious clients to the Northbank family with a view to taking them to the next level."
Rider said: "Having worked with Diane and her team for many years, I'm confident this development will ensure that the interests of our clients will be best-served - we share a similar work ethic and philosophy that will continue to drive our clients' careers forward."
Rider's clients include Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (for whom Northbank already acts as literary agent), Dr Christian Jessen, Dr Hannah Fry, Professor Lucie Green, Dr Kevin Fong and William Hanson.
Banks' colleagues include, as well as Carroll, executive director Martin Redfern, and Alex Hickman, non-executive director.