Next 15 is a specialist communications group driven by technology.

Our aim is to become the home to the world's best specialist digital marketing businesses. We believe that 'best in class' will beat 'biggest' and that technology and data are the new cornerstones of marketing.

Our mission is to create a new type of integrated marketing group. A group that is centred on the technology of marketing: data, insight, analytics, apps, content platforms and, of course, content itself.

Next 15 at a glance .pdf
1,350
people
32
offices
14
countries

Financial highlights

2016 was another year of significant progress across the Group. We have improved our key performance indicators with a strong revenue performance and improving operating margin leading to a record profit outcome.

Financial and operational highlights .pdf
Headline revenue £m

£129.8m +18.9%

Headline profit before tax £m

£16.1m +28.8%

Statutory retained profit £m

£4.5m +384.5%

Headline diluted earnings per share pence

16.9p +28.0%

Dividend per share pence

4.2p +20.0%

Net debt £m

£6.6m -22.7%

Headline results represent the audited performance for the 12 months to 31 January 2016, compared with the unaudited figures for the 12 months to 31 January 2015, adjusted to exclude amortisation, impairments, restructuring charges and certain other non-recurring items. These are reconciled to the audited statutory numbers in the appendices of the annual report.

Our approach

We create value by influencing the way brands are regarded by their customers. Through the use of a wide range of digital tools and communities we ensure our clients are able to take advantage of the opportunities that digital creates, helping them to build engagement and interaction with customers.

Our business

We believe that we are creating a strong alternative to the major advertising groups whose business models still rely heavily on traditional advertising revenues.

Our brands

Next 15 owns 17 marketing businesses. The Group comprises agencies spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. All brands operate as autonomous businesses, allowing the Group to service competing clients.

Our sectors

Digital, digital content, policy communications, investor relations, marketing software, market research, consumer, technology.

Our clients

Next 15 represents many of the world’s most interesting and important companies. Making brands famous is in our DNA and is behind our name, the origin of which was explained by Tim Dyson: “Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, but we care about what happens next.”

Headline operating profit £m

£16.5m +29.9%

Headline operating profit margin %

12.7%  

Headline EBITDA £m

£19.2m +31.5%

Headline results represent the audited performance for the 12 months to 31 January 2016, compared with the unaudited figures for the 12 months to 31 January 2015, adjusted to exclude amortisation, impairments, restructuring charges and certain other non-recurring items. These are reconciled to the audited statutory numbers in the appendices of the annual report.

About Next 15

Please select the section of interest within the Next 15 annual report or download the whole document here.

Full annual report .pdf 1.61MB

Full annual report .pdf 1.61MB

This is an interactive version of Next Fifteen Communications Group plc's 2016 Annual Report. The content herein should be read in conjunction with and with reference to the printed version, which is available to download from this website.