Industry pays tribute to Pip Hatton

pip work picFriends and colleagues have paid tribute to former Marketing Store and Publicis creative services director Pip Hatton, who has passed away suddenly within days of being diagnosed with leukaemia.
Hatton started her career at Bates Communications in 1988, staying at the agency eight years. She then had spells at The Square, Whitedoor and Publicis Dialog (now Publicis Chemistry) before joining The Marketing Store as CSD in June 2008.
In March 2011, Hatton quit the agency world to set up her own recruitment and operations consultancy, OneDog Consultants, which specialised in placing creative and creative services talent within the industry.
One of the best connected creative professionals in the industry, a recommendation on her LinkedIn profile by former Publicis group chief operating officer Graham Stewart sums up the high regard in which she was held. Stewart wrote: “There are few people in the industry who know as much about their subject and can make so many different trains run on time. Pip had total respect from everyone she worked with.”
Meanwhile, speaking to DecisionMarketing, her former chief executive at The Marketing Store Simon Marshall described Hatton as “one of the very best ops directors in the industry”.
He added: “We have lost a loyal friend and inspiring colleague. Pip was an incredibly strong leader – determined and passionate about great work. She was also a totally balanced, fair, supportive and compassionate person. Qualities she also brought latterly to her recruitment and consultancy business.”
And Mike Cavers, who along with Marshall worked with Hatton at both The Marketing Store and Publicis added: “I visited Pip in hospital, the Thursday before she passed away. True to style, she was 100% on it and ready for the big fight, sorting out candidate interviews and giving me her sage advice – as she had always done.
“We laughed a lot and I left happier than I arrived. That was Pip to a tee – thinking about others, upbeat, helpful and caring. She will be sorely missed.”
Outside of work, Hatton was a true family person, and loved nothing more than entertaining friends and enjoying the great outdoors. Her partner, James Millward, said: “Pip adored cooking, not only for us, but we entertained regularly. There were always people in the house when I came home from work and she always found beds for kids, friends of kids etc…. We had a pretty much open house.”
Her funeral will be held on Friday May 22 2015, at 11.30am, at Kemnal Park Cemetery, A20 Sidcup Bypass, Chislehurst, BR7 6RR. For more details visit https://www.justgiving.com/piphatton/

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