New MD at RMS

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After setting up RMS in her back bedroom 26 years ago, Ruth Shearn has stepped away from the role of MD and appointed industry heavyweight Mike Kirwan to steer us through the next phase of growth.

With fewer administrative and operational responsibilities, Ruth is looking forward to spending more time developing creative campaigns for clients and RMS itself.  She said:

“After a long time at the sharp end, I feel the time is right to step away from the MD role and bring in a fresh brain.  The calibre of candidates for the role was astounding but Mike got the gig because of his unique mix of skills and clear appetite for doing great things.

 “As well as a strong commercial head and hunger for new business development, he has exemplary strategic and digital marketing expertise, and a track record for developing and mentoring strong, happy teams.  What’s not to like!

 “I am beyond excited and confident Mike will bring a fresh, progressive and dynamic approach to the way we work. I am very much looking forward to working alongside him and the rest of our fabulous team.”

 Mike left his position as Commercial Director at pioneering digital agency Latitude after eleven years but has always had a hankering to play a pivotal role in growing another agency.  He said:

 “This is a gilt-edged opportunity.  RMS is a fantastic agency – stable and respected. I’m looking forward to building on its excellent reputation and foundations. 

 “As well as an impressive portfolio of long-standing and loyal blue-chip clients, RMS has a very talented team that regularly has its work recognised with industry awards.

 “I am determined to make the wider market aware of the fantastic work RMS produces and, in so doing, attract increasingly bigger clients and grow the team.”