Sue Rider Management (SRM) has become part of Northbank Talent Management, with founder Sue Rider joining the literary and talent agency as consultant.
Rider will work alongside Northbank's broadcast and brand licensing agent James Carroll, who "in recognition of his outstanding growth of Northbank's broadcast and brand licensing business and contribution to broader company strategy", has been appointed to the board.
Former SRM coporate agent Tom Copson has joined Northbank where he will represent the combined client list for corporate speaking.
Northbank c.e.o. Diane Banks said: "Sue and I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship for the last 13 years. In that time she has built up an unrivalled, bespoke list of broadcasting talent which fits perfectly with Northbank's future plans. We are delighted to welcome Sue, Tom and their prestigious clients to the Northbank family with a view to taking them to the next level."
Rider added: "Having worked with Diane and her team for many years, I'm confident this development will ensure that the interests of our clients will be best-served - we share a similar work ethic and philosophy that will continue to drive our clients' careers forward."
Rider has focused on non-fiction, working closely with clients including Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (for whom Northbank already represent as their literary agents), Dr Christian Jessen, Dr Hannah Fry, Professor Lucie Green, Dr Kevin Fong and William Hanson.
The move follows Northbank's launch in May 2018, backed and chaired by serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson.
Banks serves as c.e.o. alongside executive directors Martin Redfern and James Carroll with Alex Hickman as non-executive director.
Where SRM clients have existing book agents these arrangements will remain in place. Visit: northbanktalent.com.