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Who we are

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We’re XSEM. A brand engagement agency.  


We drive growth and build brands through insight, communications and experiences. 


Our background

From a back bedroom idea to an award-winning, brand engagement agency in the heart of Leeds, XSEM has been on a phenomenal journey.  

Founded in 2003 by Dan Bardgett & Michael Gwilliam, the business has developed from hospitality and golf events through to a full-service agency, sat amongst the Top 30 in the UK.   

Overview of awards. Marketing agency of the year. Agency of the Year. Innovation Award of the Year and more.
Our ESG responsibility

Our responsibility 

We are members of isla, an action-focused organisation driving a reduction in events industry emissions. We've embarked on a training plan and assigned a team to look at how we can make changes to our business and your events. 

We’re committed to influencing positive change, across the numerous industries we work with.   


Our friends 

We work in partnership with our clients. 

We create unforgettable experiences that delight our customers and enhance their brand. Through marketing, events and rewards, we work with our client’s to overcome their challenges and engage their audience. 

We care! And we want to make people happy! 

Our clients at live events.

Our friends

Overview of the clients we work with.
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