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New Managing Director for mclcreate

Friday, 01 September 2017

Following its recent management buyout from the NEP Group, Inc., mclcreate, the UK’s largest integrated live events company, has announced the appointment of Neil Lawson as the company’s new Managing Director. Neil takes over from Tim Spencer who led the mclcreate MBO. Tim will now step up to serve as the company’s CEO.

Neil brings a valuable skill set to mclcreate gained in a career that spans more than 25 years in senior roles at HSBC. From his time as Head of Learning and Development UK and then Divisional Financial Planning Director at HSBC, he has built up considerable knowledge and expertise in learning, business process and management. For the past eight years, Neil has worked as a Consultant and SME owner at business consultancies LBLC, MHpeople and Marton House, partnering with a variety of FTSE top 250 companies to help maximise and sustain their performance.

“I’m excited to join mclcreate as it begins this new era as an independent live events company,” says Neil. “The fundamentals of the business are strong, giving us a great opportunity to use our creative expertise, production capabilities and the talents of our people to grow and prosper. Using my extensive leadership and management experience in small and large organisations, I’m looking forward to bringing all of these components together so that we can drive mclcreate’s business performance to a higher level in the years ahead.”

Neil will be responsible for implementing strategy and objectives in line with the company’s value proposition to deliver profitable growth and operation for mclcreate. He will lead and manage the company’s senior management team and work closely with the CEO to ensure consistency of approach and success at all levels and business locations. As CEO, Tim Spencer will focus on building the company’s strategy, developing its creative vision and building core alliances to fast-track its growth.

“These are really exciting times at mclcreate, but WE need to realise our ambitious plans,” adds Tim Spencer. “Neil will help us with that. He has invaluable knowledge and experience on how to manage change through a business and, as such, will be a huge asset for the business, leaving me to fully concentrate on our future direction.”

mclcreate’s expertise and experience is founded on rewarding live event partnerships with major organisations, including Royal Mail, Ricoh, Swinton, Epson and many others. mclcreate not only has its own in-house technical equipment and breadth of expertise to support these relationships with its customers, but also offers a wider suite of digital, creative and account management services to provide a complete solution. The company offers nationwide and international coverage from offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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