Phil Andrews quits agency world

Partners Andrews Aldridge co-founder Phil Andrews is to follow his old friend Jon Ingall out of the DM agency world, more than 25 years since the duo first met at Evans Hunt Scott.
Andrews, who set up Partners Andrews Aldridge in 1998 with Steve Aldridge, is to leave Engine Group in the new year and plans to take a break. After that he will advise other businesses on staffing issues and mergers and acquisitions.
In June, CMW managing director Martin Nieri was hired as the new chief executive of Partners Andrews Aldridge, allowing Andrews to concentrate on his chief operating officer role at Engine Group.
Having started his career at EHS, where he eventually became client services director, Andrews became chief executive of Tomahawk Communications, where he stayed for five years.
He then joined forces with Aldridge, as well as new business head Nina Jasinski to launch Partners. The agency was eventually sold to Engine in 2008, netting the duo in excess of £5m each.
Andrews said: “After 26 years working in and running agencies, I have decided to step back from hands on roles in agency life and take a break.
“With Martin on board I can be confident that Partners will continue to flourish under his leadership alongside my co-founder Steve Aldridge – so now is a good time for me to bow out.”
Ingall quit Archibald Ingall Stretton – and with it the DM industry – last year. He is now officially ‘resting’.

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