Glasgow consultancy 999 Design Group is in the throes of a company restructure, following the departure of two senior staff members last week.
Keith Forbes has resigned his post as managing director at the consultancy, which he had held since 2001, to launch creative consultancy Good. Former senior account director Chris Lumsden’s plans for the future are unclear, though it is thought that he will be joining Forbes starting up the new venture.
999 Design founding director Richard Bissland says there are no immediate plans to replace either Forbes or Lumsden. ‘The Glasgow office has historically been staffed quite heavily in terms of account management,’ he explains, adding that he is keen to make it more ‘lean and agile’ and to simultaneously strengthen its marketing capability.
The consultancy is, however, looking to recruit two senior account directors and a creative director for its London and Manchester offices, both of which Bissland claims are ‘doing very well’. Together, the two offices generate nearly 80 per cent of 999 Design’s business.
Forbes confirms that he ‘is in the process of setting up’ Good, but declined to give further details.