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We're on a Mission to Become the Most Respected Search Agency in the World

We'd like to think we’ve learnt a lot in over 15 years of business. but we’ve also earnt a great reputation which has seen us work with huge global brands like eBay, WWE, ASUS, Gumtree and many more.

Our expertise in SEO, Paid Media and more recently Digital PR stems from hiring the best in the business. Our team,  tools and techniques are selected based on our unique service proposition and strategies that we execute to get our clients the best possible results.

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Our story

2008 - 2010

In 2008, our founder, Chris Ailey, left his role as Search Marketing Manager at PC World with an impressive portfolio of SEO rankings and PPC results to start up an agency of his own.
 
His first client was baby retailer Mothercare and toy shop ELC, this was closely followed by several other high profile client wins including Blacks Leisure Group, National Express and ASUS.
 
Starting the business from his home and then shared office space, in 2010 we and move into our own premises, The Old Barn which has become synonymous with our agency brand. 
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2011 - 2014

By 2011 we had grown to a team of 10 and added PPC to our service offering. The next 3 years would prove to be pivotal in the growth of our agency.
 
First we won eBay Europe as an SEO client, completing huge scale projects for them over the next 7 years.
 
We also won wrestling super brand WWE and promoted Pay Per View TV and stadium events like Wrestlemania and Royal Rumble across Europe, South American, Middle East and Asia through PPC and Paid Social.
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2015 - 2018

By 2015 we had grown up as a company building in more structure to our team and adding brands like Spire Healthcare, Jaeger, New Era and
 
We also moved into automotive working with Renault Retail and Group 1 Automotive to drive leads to their 80+ dealerships in the UK.
 
In 2018 we celebrated 10 years in business and hosted an event at our HQ called Digi Day.
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2019

In 2019 we took the huge decision to rebrand our agency and reinvent ourselves as Honcho.
 
It followed a year of preparation which also saw us join our Barn with the Stables through a unique shopfront style reception and remodel our office interior including a state of the art boardroom, breakout areas and further workspace for our growing team.
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2020 - 2023

With COVID putting the world into lockdown in 2020 our business like many around the world had to adapt. But the digital boom that followed saw us double in revenue in 2021 to £2.5m and grow to a team of 40.
 
This period also saw us establish ourselves as a truly award winning agency, picking up UK Search Awards, European Search Awards, Drum Digital, Drum Search and Global Digital PR awards.
 
Whilst our office and hybrid working remains in place it has also allowed us to widen our talent pool with Honcho experts now located around the UK.
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European Search Awards 2022 Winner UK Search Awards 2021 Winner Global Digital PR Awards 2022 Winner The Drum Digital Advertising Awards Winner 2022 Global Search Awards Finalist 2021 The Drum Search Awards Winner 2022 Google Premier Partner Agency

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership
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Chris Ailey
Chris Ailey

Founder & CEO

Syed Ali
Syed Ali

Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca Weeks
Rebecca Weeks

Head of Organic Performance

Gary Pyle
Gary Pyle

Finance Director

David Archibald
David Archibald

Paid Media Manager

Lily Court
Lily Court

People & Culture Manager

Louise Ali
Louise Ali

Head of Digital PR

Lottie Hippisley
Lottie Hippisley

Marketing Manager

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The team at Honcho are an absolute pleasure to work with and nothing is ever too much trouble. Their knowledge, 'going the extra mile' attitude as well as flexibility has been key in growing our European business.

THE TEAM AT HONCHO ARE AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH AND NOTHING IS EVER TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

THEIR KNOWLEDGE, “GOING THE EXTRA MILE” ATTITUDE AS WELL AS FLEXIBILITY HAVE BEEN KEY IN GROWING OUR EUROPEAN BUSINESS.

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