Cory and Bush to lead Google's agency sales

Google has shaken up its UK agency sales business, promoting Peter Cory and Matt Bush to joint heads.

Cory and Bush to lead Google's agency sales

They replace Mark Howe, who has built the agency business in the UK for a decade. He becomes the managing director across EMEA.

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, this week reported sales in the UK last year of $7 billion (£5 billion).

The UK’s biggest media owner has faced a firestorm over its £130 million settlement with HM Revenue & Customs and MPs have summoned Google to testify about its offshore tax arrangements next week.

Google maintains that British employees have a marketing role and Ireland handles ad sales transactions. But Google will now pay some UK tax "based on revenue from UK-based advertisers".