Heads of Firbank Kempster quit

The managing directors of exhibition specialist Firbank Kempster International and sister group Integrated Communications Partnership have left to set up their own consultancies.

David Hall, former MD of Firbank Kempster and Phill Morrish, former MD of ICP, both quit within the last month to pursue their own ventures. It is thought they were unhappy about the restructuring of the sister groups.

Willem Eksteen has been promoted from marketing director to managing director of the “realigned” group.

Although the subsidiaries will continue to trade under their separate names, the new internal structure means various divisions will work in more integrated teams, says Eksteen. Parent group March Communications will also be given a new name.

FKI and ICP were recently appointed to work on a visitor centre for telecommunications provider Teleglobe’s new Washington headquarters.

Morrish left as co-managing director three weeks ago and plans to set up his own communications consultancy. He is in talks with ICP about acting as a consultant to the group.

Hall, who officially leaves this week, intends to establish an exhibitions consultancy.

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