Steve Leach

Leach Partnership is the holding company for the portfolio of business investments of Stephen Leach.

Stephen, a passionate business investor/leader in the digital advertising world has a diverse portfolio of interests, experience and skills. Stephen’s current investments span across business sectors including Marketing & Advertising, the Arts, Medical, Digital, Creative, Food and Drink & Property.

Awards & Honours

2007 2008

Scotland, UK and European Entrepreneur of the Year 2007-2008

Triple Winner

From the mid 90s, Stephen’s business, Bigmouthmedia was a pathfinder in the digital advertising world. In 2006 Stephen, with his wife & co-founder Heather, sold 50% of Bigmouthmedia to Private Equity firm Carlyle rolling over his residual interest to remain as the largest shareholder in the new combined Carlyle-backed merger with German advertising company Globalmedia GMBH. Stephen continued as the CEO, overseeing 13 offices across 10 countries, delivering further key acquisitions and finally leading the 2010 merger with public listed business LBi, resulting in the creation of Europe's largest privately owned marketing and technology agency. Stephen exited Bigmouthmedia in 2010.

Additionally Stephen was a founder and principal shareholder providing the concept and market insight for web analytics software start up firm Hitdynamics which was sold 1 year after launch (2004) to HitWise (Experian).

In 2010 Stephen became Chairman investor of Outsideline; a full service digital agency working with global brands to create engaging campaigns through use of services including creative planning design, development, content creation and social marketing. The investment and Stephen's involvement totaled 18 months - During this time the business bottom line doubled. Outsideline was sold in 2012 to Saatchi & Saatchi (Publicis Groupe)

In 2012, Stephen joined Fetch, a London/San Francisco Mobile Marketing agency, as Chairman. During Stephen’s tie with Fetch, the business bottom line grew 3 fold and doubled in revenue and staff. In late 2014, Fetch was sold to Dentsu, Aegis Network in Nov 2014

In 2012 Stephen co-founded digital marketing agency 8 Million Stories, providing digital marketing strategy for clients including BBC, Sailor Jerry & Lastminute.

Some other Leach Partnership current investments

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