MCBD names joint managing directors

Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy has promoted Michael Pring and Melissa Robertson to joint managing directors.

As a result, Helen Calcraft steps up from managing director to the newly created post of chief executive. The MCBD co-founder Jeremy Miles will remain as the chairman of the agency.

Pring joined MCBD from D'Arcy in 2001 and was also a Campaign Face to Watch that year. He was promoted to the board in 2002 and made the new-business director the following year. He will continue to head the agency's Department of Health, HM Revenue & Customs, Metropolitan Police Service and Subaru accounts.

Robertson came to MCBD from Grey London in 1999 as the agency's first account director and now runs the P&O Cruises, Vision Express and McNeil Nutritionals accounts. She joined the board in 2001, and was named the client services director in 2003.

Calcraft said: "Michael and Melissa have been a fundamental part of the agency's success. They have driven new business, nurtured our talent and championed our best work. They are exemplary team players and passionate believers in all that the agency holds dear. We are delighted that they are going to take the agency to the next level."