Agency Life – Meet Our Managing Director

Meet our Managing Director John Argent

This month we’ve been chatting with John Argent, our Managing Director and co-founder of Six along with Steve Sackett.

What has been your career journey so far?  

Business degree at what is now Oxford Brookes University, sales for Redland Construction Group, then a year of travelling and working across Australia in my mid-20s before my introduction to the agency world. After a few formative years in London with large agencies working on clients like BA and Wilson Sports, I came to Bristol in 1994 where I met and started working with Steve almost immediately. Since then, the last 23 years have been a challenging and fulfilling blur during which we have enjoyed working with a number of great colleagues and clients. 

John Argent and Ray O'Sullivan Laughing at Work

What is your career highlight?

Our ability to have provided a safe and progressive place for our staff to work through good times and bad over a 20 year period.

Your favourite Instagram account?

I can’t say I follow anyone or anything in particular…for me it’s primarily one of the tools to try and keep up to speed with what my younger family members and friends are up to! Not quite true – I have recently been impressed by @mobkitchenuk

MobKitchenUK on instagram 

Who are your top 3 heroes?

My amazing wife Fi (personal), Nelson Mandela (world stage) and Jonny Wilkinson (sport) …all of whom who have displayed great resilience and commitment throughout their lives

What do you love most about Six?

Easy – the people I work alongside! 

Top three tips you’d give to someone in your role? 

Back yourself, be compassionate and make sure you bring people along with you on your journey.

What advice would you give to your 18-year old self?

Savour and enjoy each stage of your life; drawing comfort in knowing that you learn far more during the tough times.

What is your favourite website & why?

The BBC – it’s my default easy-to-use destination for news even though the institution it represents also does so much to really irritate me! 

What three tracks would you add to the Sonos queue?

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John Argent

March 13, 2018

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