Four quit Tucker Clarke-Williams

Manchester group Tucker Clarke-Williams Creative is on the hunt for four senior staff members, following the resignation last week of three of its senior designers and its operations director.

Creative director Phil Skegg, senior designers David Simpson and David Palmer and operations director Alistair Sim have “resigned to pursue new ventures”, according to Sim.

The four refuse to comment on whether they plan to launch their own consultancy. Sim says, “Contractually we are not allowed to answer that question. People can speculate on whether we are going to open an agency, but we are considering new possibilities and new ventures.”

TCWC account director Sue Strange declined to comment on the matter. She says their departure will not affect on-going work with clients Emap Advertising and Granada Enterprises.

According to a statement, the 17-strong TCWC will be restructured, but Strange declined to comment on how. The statement says that TCWC is seeking a creative director, but Strange refuses to be drawn on whether it will look outside the consultancy’s creative team or promote from within. The remaining positions are likely to be filled internally, the statement says.

TCWC won Best Annual Report at this year’s Design Week Awards for its work on the Youth Justice Trust Annual Report 2000.

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