Search Seven Announces New Leadership Team to Lead to the way in People & Purpose


Digital Marketing Agency, Search Seven, announces a new leadership structure to support continued growth, and lead the way in People & Purpose.

Sussex-born agency, Search Seven, has just finished its latest financial year, reporting an incredible 50% growth in revenue, whilst seeing the team grow from four to 14 people over the past 18 months.

Over this time, new senior additions have been welcomed to help with the rebuild, with a clear focus on developing a strong leadership team that will enable future growth, but also to make their people culture as strong as its charity culture, where they pledge to fundraise and donate 7% of their profits each year, raising over £80,000 to date.

Kicking off their new financial year in September off the back of a very successful 12 months, it felt like the right time to announce the new changes.

MD & Founder, Gavin Willis, will be moving into the CEO role, with Dave Hatton taking over as Managing Director.

Becky Henderson will be stepping up to Operations Director, and Harley Andrews completes the Leadership Team as Head of Digital Marketing.

Gavin Willis, CEO

“It feels great to step up into this role knowing I have the full support of a great Leadership Team managing the day-to-day. It’s been a while coming, but now is the right time to announce the changes and start looking ahead with a lot of excitement.”

Dave Hatton, Managing Director

“I am really looking forward to stepping into the MD role and building upon what we have already put in place over the last 18 months. I have loved playing a key role in building and embedding a new culture into the team, being there for each other, and making sure we are as caring and supportive as we can be.”

Rebecca Henderson, Operations Director

“Working closely with the Leadership Team has been great, everyone brings their own skillset and personality, and my role is to be the integrator, to help facilitate discussions on new ideas and oversee new processes, to ensure we are in great shape as an agency and in a healthy place in terms of our margins and growth.”

Harley Andrews, Head of Digital Marketing

“I have been a part of the agency for a year now, and I absolutely love the culture here. It really is like a family where we all look out for one another, try and have a real laugh, and make sure we have great relationships with our clients, where they can really sense what we are building here at Search Seven, and I’m incredibly happy to be a part of it.”

Search Seven has shown over the last 10 years that you can place purpose over profit and still be commercially successful, generating year-on-year revenue growth and maintaining healthy margins.

A great example of the tremendous culture at the agency can be represented by its latest charity fundraising campaign called #S7100, whereby the team are setting themselves the challenge of bringing their fundraising total to £100,000 by the end of 2023, in aid of their chosen charities.

With the new Leadership Team in place, a passionate and caring team, a fantastic charity commitment, and awesome clients and partners, the agency is looking forward to what’s ahead, with a clear focus on making sure their charity and people culture remain at the core of what they stand for.

For more information on the #S7100 campaign, you can visit

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