We are pleased to announce that Sue Rider Management (SRM) has become part of Northbank Talent Management, with Sue Rider joining the talent and literary agency as Consultant working alongside Northbank’s Broadcast and Brand Licensing Agent James Carroll, who, 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 where he will represent the combined client list for corporate speaking.
Northbank CEO Diane Banks said: ‘Sue and I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship for the last thirteen 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.’
Sue 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.’
The deal brings together Northbank’s full-service talent management company with Sue Rider’s expertise in developing and managing the media careers of some of the most prolific factual talent in the UK. In that time Sue has established a reputation as one of the best in the industry, working closely with clients including Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (for whom Northbank already represent as their literary agents), Dr Christian Jessen, Dr Hannah Fry, Professor Lucie Green, Dr Kevin Fong and William Hanson.