Harris announces management buy-out

Kirsty Scott and Neil Craven complete an MBO at Harris Creative

We’re delighted to announce that our directors Neil Craven and Kirsty Scott have undertaken a management buy-out (MBO) at Harris Creative.

The MBO comes during what has already been a successful year for us where, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, we secured nine new clients in the past 12 months, including CMOStores.com, Axis Envelope Solutions, and CLD Fencing.

It also takes place as we celebrate 35 years of business, with the MBO paving the way for our founder and former longstanding managing director Jim Harris to retire. Jim founded Harris in 1986 as an architectural photography practice, and we have since seen a sustained growth, adding graphic design, public relations, web design and development, social media management and videography services to our offering in line with client demand.

Neil Craven, formerly design director, and Kirsty Scott, who joined the company as PR director in 2017, will each hold the position of joint managing director, whilst our PR account director Faye Harris-Frost will take on the role of head of PR, and digital developer Matt Bornshin becomes head of digital, joining our head of social media Karla López Crowley in a newly-created leadership team.

Harris has always been an agency which prides itself on its inclusive, welcoming culture and the MBO ensures that this will remain the same, while also taking the business to new heights over the next five years and beyond.

Congratulations, Kirsty and Neil!

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