Brien steps down at Creston as DBay beds in £76m deal

Creston rebrands firms 'Unlimited'Creston group chief executive Barrie Brien is stepping down from his role after 12 years with the business – which is home to TMW Unlimited, The Real Adventure and EMO – following its £75.8m sale to Isle of Man-based DBay Advisors late last year.
Brien, who joined the group as chief operating and financial officer in September 2004 from Lowe Worldwide, will now assist in the transition to new ownership until the end of April 2017. The management team of the Unlimited Group remains unchanged.
Brien said: “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved at Creston and with the Unlimited strategy we have built a marketing communications group leading the way in helping clients with the wide and varied challenges they are facing in this digital world.
“After the successful sale of the company at an attractive premium for shareholders and agreeing the next phase of the Group’s journey, I believe now is the right time in my career to seek new challenges. I am confident my colleagues, along with DBAY’s support, will build on the success we have achieved to date.”
DBAY said: “DBAY has been a long term shareholder and enthusiastic supporter of Creston and we understand and respect Barrie’s decision to leave for new challenges at this juncture in Creston’s journey.
“We want to thank Barrie for his vision and energy in growing the company over the years and wish him well in the next stage of his career. The management teams in our agencies will continue to innovate, create and deliver great results for all of their clients and the Board will continue to be chaired by our colleague Iain Ferguson.”

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