Nick Clements, CEO of BPG Bates is leaving the agency to join MCG Group as chief operating officer effective January 2017.
MCG Group is made up of three companies: MCG Associates, a digital and creative recruitment agency; Kemistry, recruitment consultancy specializing in HR and administrative support staff; and Hopscotch, a platform dedicated to championing women in the workplace.
As of 2017, MCG Group will be broadening its offering beyond recruitment to offer executive search, training, pitch and relationship management and M&A advisory.
Clements has been with BPG for three years and has previously held senior management roles with Ogilvy, Innocean, JWT, Bates, Lintas and FCB in London, Seoul, Frankfurt and Dublin.
Commenting on the move, Clements says,”I’m delighted to be joining the MCG Group at such an exciting time, and look forward to helping to build on existing strengths and create a talent consultancy with a range of services which really add value to both agencies and clients.”
Justin Mcguire CEO of MGC Group, adds, “I’m thrilled that Nick is joining MCG to spearhead the launch of our new services. Nick is hugely respected in the advertising industry with global connections that will open many new doors for MCG. This hire clearly shows our intent to be a global leader in the talent and brand consultancy industries.”