American dreams for Sheffield agency

Sheffield-based agency, Rise at Seven is expanding its presence globally with a new US office.

The search agency which was set up in 2019 and expanded into London last year has registered in the state of Illinois and plans to open an office in Chicago.

The move follows a 300% growth for the business founded by Carrie Rose and Stephen Kenwright over the lockdown. It now employs 60 people across its offices which include the steel city, London and Spain, where it works with clients including Playstation,, Tech Radar and Pretty Little Thing.

Stephen Kenwright and Carrie Rose, co-founders, Rise at Seven.

Rose who co-founded the agency said: “Through our work with global brands in the UK and Europe, we have naturally gained traction in the US, and our plans for growth there are ambitious. With a third of our client base now US clients, we have plans to super-charge our work in America to build reputation, grow rapidly as we have in the UK and expand our offering.”

Rose will move out to Chicago which she explains is the “perfect place to start building” the agency in America, and head up the US operations in order to “ensure our values aren’t lost in translation overseas”.

She added that the firm selected the Windy City over New York because comeptition is the Big Apple is high and they could foresee a challenge hiring the right people, stating: “Finding talented, passionate and enthusiastic people who match our brand values is key for Rise at Seven.”