The live events company, mclcreate, has appointed Neil Lawson as managing director. Lawson takes over from Tim Spencer who led the recent management buyout from the NEP Group, and now serves as CEO.
Lawson brings a 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.
Commenting on his appointment, Lawson said: “I’m excited to join mclcreate as it begins this new era as an independent live events company. 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.
Lawson 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.
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,” Spencer said. “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 offers nationwide and international coverage from offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.