Love’s Richard Hall and Chris Conlan are to jointly replace the consultancy’s managing director Alistair Sim, who was forced to resign earlier this week following a criminal conviction.
Sim, who co-founded Love seven years ago with directors Dave Palmer and Phil Skegg, resigned after receiving a four-month suspended prison sentence at Stockport Magistrates Court for actual bodily harm involving his partner. Love director and co-founder Dave Palmer said that Sim’s position had become ‘untenable’ under the circumstances.
Hall, who is currently client services director, will work with Conlan, who has been overseeing Love’s digital offering, to service the Manchester group’s client base, which includes BBC, STA Travel, Playstation and Warburton’s.
Phil Skegg is now chairman, while Dave Palmer is executive creative director.