Ever since our foundation in 2001 we have partnered with marketing agencies to help them provide search marketing services to their own customers. They choose us because we offer specialist expertise, delivered by some of the best minds in the industry and our prescriptive marketing platform, Apollo Insights.

With 50+ employees and 15 years’ experience in search marketing, you can offer SEO, PPC, content and social media to your customers and feel completely confident that they will be in safe hands.

Why partner with us?

  • Fill a gap in your service portfolio without any additional costs
  • Gain access to your customers’ data and insights in Apollo
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends via our search specialists
  • Increase your competitive advantage when pitching for business
  • Earn commission on business you refer

We work with a number of different agencies, some offering similar services to our own but perhaps missing one or two particular specialisms. We have strict client confidentiality agreements in place and we never offer any services that conflict with your own customer-agency relationship.

How does it work?

We have two partnership options:

1. We front it

This means we’ll speak directly to your client to deliver the services they want. You will receive commission based on your client’s monthly fee for the duration of the contract or 12 months, whichever is sooner.

2. You front it

You manage the relationship with your client. We work together to determine the discounted cost of our service to you and leave you to take the proposal forward to your customer at whatever price you choose.

What our partners say about us

Niamh Cullen

NiamhDirector & Founder, Hoot Marketing

“As marketing communications specialists, we like working with Vertical Leap as they understand how to translate a strategic communications approach and integrate SEO, PPC and content to reach clear objectives.

“Having developed a new communications strategy for our client Kern UK, we then referred the digital marketing to Vertical Leap. With a new website build, structured search marketing and tailored, customer-centric content generation as a critical part of their communications strategy, Kern’s packaging division has since achieved its best sales year ever.

“We continue to recommend Vertical Leap for the breadth and depth of their service. They have good tools, good knowledge and good people which makes them a good partner for our business.”


Carl Crawley

Carl-CrawleyManaging Director, Made by Hippo

“For me, the best thing about having Vertical Leap as a partner is the knowledge that I’ve got a whole team of specialists at my fingertips. Whether it’s technical SEO advice I’m after or guidance about the various PPC products available, they are always fully up to speed with the latest industry developments and are more than happy to help.

“I know that when I refer a customer to them, they will be in safe hands. They have achieved amazing results for my client and I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to other customers.”


Matt Pilkington

Matt PilkingtonManaging Director, Superrb

“Working in partnership with Vertical Leap has been invaluable to us. It has not only opened up lots of new business opportunities but also enabled us to offer a much more complete service portfolio to our existing customers. That certainly helps with customer retention! I would absolutely encourage other agencies to explore partnership options with them.”


Mike Smithson

Mike_smithsonManaging Director, The Property Jungle

“We have been working with Vertical Leap for ten years now and the benefits to our business have been significant.

“As a web design agency, we often need to offer SEO and PPC advice to our customers and it’s great that we can put them in touch with Vertical Leap and trust that they will be looked after by experts.

“It has also helped us to win several pitches where our competitors haven’t been able to include search marketing in their proposal. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending a partnership with Vertical Leap.”

Speak  to us about partnership

For more information about our partnership scheme, download our partnership programme.

Alternatively, if you’d like to chat to one of the team, call 0845 123 2753 or email