The New Breed

Cuckoo's transformation is built around a tightly knit group of branding, design, marketing and digital specialists. We have a deep-rooted love for making the burgeoning opportunities afforded by the digital and print world work for our clients. Because of our strengths - credibility, honesty and hard work coupled with our experience and skills, we can adapt to fully exploit your objectives and realise maximum value for your business and your budgets.

Our management process is inclusive, open and dedicated to giving you the maximum return on the minimum amount of investment. With 20 years experience we know what you want from a communications agency. We put service and quality control at the core of our relationships. True our team has brilliant ideas and executes them expertly but most importantly we make sure they drive results.

Senior management team

  • Justine Wright - Managing Director
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  • Justine has worked in the marketing industry for eighteen years, with time spent at PDP Momentum, TMD Carat and JWT. She joined Walsh Simmons 14 years ago, to work alongside Steve Walsh and head up the account management function. Following the retirement of the original partners 3 years ago, Justine bought the agency and has since concentrated on building an agency team that is relentless in their desire to deliver and succeed. Achievements have included new account wins with GE Fleet, CFS, Manchester Airport, Manchester United Football Club, Future Builders, AA Insurance, STFC and Harvest Housing Group.
  • Steve Wheatley - Sales Director
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  • Responsible for the business development activities here at Cuckoo, Steve Wheatley has joined us from Manchester's Studio North, having previously worked at Chester-based Loines Furnival. He has built a reputation as one of our region's most effective business developers and as soon as we met him we were hooked. Steve will help us both enhance our offer to existing accounts and develop robust client acquisition processes.
  • Phil Rainey - Creative Director
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  • Phil has ten years creative experience working at the highest level on digital and multimedia design and production. Phil implements his unique creative thinking on all his work. His clients have included CFS, Manchester United, British Glass, Norweb, Nike and the British Forces Post Office.
  • Suzanne Ault - Creative Director
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  • Suzanne has worked in design for 8 years. She is an enthusiastic, talented and dedicated creative thinker with excellent graphic design ability. Her passion for typography and multi-media based projects provide a balanced approach to design. With both private and public sector experience Suzanne will play an essential part in successfully achieving your commercial objectives.
  • Oliver Thomas - Account Director
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  • Ollie joined Cuckoo Design to provide experience and strength to the account management team. He has a strong direct response background, having worked on TV and national press campaigns for clients such as Tempur International and JML. Ollie graduated from University with a degree in Animation and understands the importance of creativity, communication and attention to detail.
  • James Senior - Studio Manager
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  • James has worked at the highest end of studio management for the last 20 years. He spent 10 years at Ocean Software before joining Cuckoo Design 8 years ago. James' specialism in traditional artwork and print management processes affords our clients excellent quality assurance and consistency of output. James is the agency hub, bringing project management to conclusion.
  • Roz Kirk - Finance Manager
  • Roz has been with Cuckoo Design for 4 years and ensure the fiscal position of the agency is balanced at all times.

"...they continue to provide forward-thinking, innovative ideas and solutions to our brand and communications strategy"

Angela Goulding,
Customer Marketing Manager,
GE Capital Solutions

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