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Helen Calcraft

Helen Calcraft

Job

Managing director

Company

Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7073 6900.

Address

15 Rathbone Street, London, W1T 1NB

Born

18th November 1966

Album

Handel's Semele.

Book

Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

Breakfast radio show

Today.

Career history

Ten years at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO from graduate trainee to board/new-business director. MBA at London Business School. Seven years at Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy.

Daily newspaper

The Guardian.

Everyone's saying

Calcraft is one of London's best - and most charming - female suits. And beneath her slightly scatty demeanour (she's forever losing things) lies a very sharp and politically astute business brain. She'll need it following last year's sale to the Canadian Cossette Communication Group - the pressure will be on to deliver the figures as she and her three co-founders target those lucrative earn-outs.

Family

Two daughters Rosa (six) and Maya (four).

Favourite ad

Barclays 'big' with Anthony Hopkins.

Favourite technology

Digital camera.

Greatest achievement

Losing every bet ever made with Jeremy Miles and never paying up. (To date, I owe 187 hours in the shower).

Magazine (pleasure)

Grazia.

Magazine (professional)

Er, Campaign.

Most humbling experience

Spending three months in the paediatric intensive care unit at St Mary's.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Jacqueline Gold.

Sunday newspaper

The Sunday Times.

TV programme

Lost.

Website

net-a-porter.com.

What car do you own

I prefer to be driven.

What principle defines your working life

Do as you would be done by.


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