HHCL/Red Cell promotes Sid McGrath and Nick Howarth

HHCL/Red Cell has promoted Nick Howarth (above right) to the position of chief executive. His former role, that of managing director, has been handed to Sid McGrath (above left), the agency's planning director.

Richard Huntington, meanwhile, takes on the planning director title.

Howarth, 35, has been at HHCL/Red Cell for nine years, joining the agency as an account director on Britvic. He was named as the managing director in 2002, taking over from the then managing director, Ian Priest.

HHCL/Red Cell has been without a chief executive since the last incumbent in the post, Lee Daley, parted company with the agency in 2004.