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Agency Group promotes Ryan, Bent and Keyte to VP positions

Tim Ingham
Agency Group promotes Ryan, Bent and Keyte to VP positions

The Agency Group has promoted Paul Ryan, Natasha Bent and Heulwen Keyte to becomes its new Vice Presidents.

All three previously acted as agents within firm, having been promoted as the company undergoes expansion.

Agency Group CEO Neil Warnock and company director Geoff Meall announced the appointments today, and hinted at further expansion news in the coming weeks.

Warnock said: “Having such talented people joining Geoff in the management of the UK company will ensure that The Agency Group will continue to be an outstanding powerhouse of talent in Europe and across the World.”

The Agency Group is one of the world’s foremost entertainment booking agencies. Under CEO Neil Warnock's guidance, the company operates five international offices with 76 agents, a staff of over 200, and a combined roster of nearly 2,000 musicians, speakers and authors.

The firm said in a statement: "As live performance becomes increasingly integral for the development of artists, The Agency Group is enjoying robust growth and the new appointments reflect the current strength in the company’s activities."

Paul Ryan comes from a musical background, touring with various bands before moving into concert promotion. Ryan has been at TAG since 2003 and has helped develop the careers of acts including:  Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Lamb of God, Trivium, and Killswitch Engage. 

He said: "I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to move forward in the role of Vice President.  This enables the continuation of sharing the collective vision of TAG and to be part of that development and how we move forward as a company.”

A graduate of BIMM, Natasha Bent has a background in music management and performance, touring with Carleen Anderson as backing singer. 

Bent joined TAG in 2006, and key clients include: The Knife, Foals, Amy Macdonald, Gotye, Foster The People, Cage The Elephant and First Aid Kit.  

She said: "I'm completely humbled, honoured and excited by this fantastic opportunity. There are no better role models for me then Neil, Geoff and all the Agents at The Agency Group. I truly look forward to continuing working with great managers and bands, alongside the best worldwide team of Agents and support staff out there."

A former artist manager at IMG Artists, Heulwen Keyte joined TAG in 2006. Her clients include Katherine Jenkins, David Garrett and Alfie Boe.

She said: "Joining the management board at The Agency Group at this exciting time is a real honour. We have led the development of the classical crossover field which has gone from strength to strength, and look forward to continued success with my Agency colleagues across the world"

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Tags: personnel, Agency Group, Neil Warnock, Geoff Meal, Paul Ryan, Natasha Bent, Heulwen Keyte

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