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Meet the team

Cuckoo's transformation has been built around a tightly knit group of branding, design, marketing and digital specialists. Every one of us different yet connected by a shared desire to put our collective expertise and experience to work for our clients. Staying focussed on our strengths, our credibility, honesty and sheer hard work, our team undoubtedly delivers maximum value for your business.

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  • Justine Wright
    Managing Director

    Walsh Simmons, as the agency was previously known, had been in existence for 18 years. A strong brand, recognized for design and pioneering digital work and incubating successful dotcoms, such as, 2004 saw the original partners retire and a resultant MBO. Following 2 turbulent years of joint ownership, and with responsibly to the team, the deal secured to buy the agency and my own ambition, I solely acquired the business and set about a fundamental re-structure and re-alignment of the business, the Cuckoo project was underway. Today Cuckoo stands proud of its achievements; here are just some of our headlines:

    • Winning Crain's Best Place to Work 09
    • Winners of the Fresh Gold Award for Best Consumer Campaign
    • Winners of Marketing Industry Network Design Consultancy of The Year
    • I was recognized at NW Insider 42 under 42 and nominated for Crain's Business Woman of the Year and NW Business Woman of The Year
    • Achieved Recommended Agency Status with RAR for the 3rd year running

    Our incorporation and re-brand in 2008,was immensely successful. The new name was matched with a new attitude and inspiration to the team and myself. Things have never looked better and we are all extremely excited about the future.

    Justine Wright
  • Phil Rainey
    Head of Creative Services

    Phil has over 12 years creative experience working at the highest level on digital and traditional design and production. Phil implements his unique creative thinking on all his work. His clients have included CFS, Manchester United, GE Capital, London Transport, Norweb, Nike and the British Forces Post Office.

    Phil Rainey
  • James Senior
    Operations Director

    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.

    James Senior
  • Roz Kirk
    Finance Manager

    Roz has been with Cuckoo Design for 6 years and ensure the fiscal position of the agency is balanced at all times.

    Roz Kirk

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