We have people with many years of experience and a range of expertise including corporate and consumer communications, healthcare and pharmaceutical PR as well as television and radio news production.
Ben McCarthy - Founding Partner
For fifteen-years, Ben worked as a correspondent for the three main UK television networks, BBC, ITN and Sky News. This gave him great insight into how newsrooms operate and the best way for companies to land their messages.
Following four years as a Director at global PR agency Porter Novelli, working on corporate, consumer and healthcare accounts, he set up MCM in 2007. He has specialised in crisis and issues and has real-life experience dealing with many crises, including the aftermath of two mass fatality air crashes. He also has a particular interest in data breach communications having dealt with one of the world's largest data thefts.
Lindsay Ephgrave - Senior Consultant
A specialist in in healthcare PR, Lindsay initially started her career with an international biotech company that developed vaccines against infectious diseases.
She then moved to Ogilvy Health PR, where she developed and implemented communications strategies for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies including Boehringer Ingelheim,Bayer Schering Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche. This involved therapy areas including mental health, female health, respiratory and vaccines.
Mark Lyons - Associate
Formerly Managing Director of Corporate Communications at The RED Consultancy Mark has worked with MCM since 2014.
He is a specialist in crisis and issues management and as a former Political Editor for ITV's Granada Tonight at Westminster, he is also experienced in public affairs.
Sophie McCarthy - Founding Partner
After spending much of her career in healthcare PR, working with clients such as Astra Zeneca, GSK and Johnson and Johnson, Sophie left her position as a Director at Ogilvy Health PR, to help establish MCM in 2007. She is responsible for new business development and client service.
Daniel Baird - Consultant
Having started working with MCM in 2015, Daniel has worked on a range of PR communications projects. He began his career in PR working for RED, a large London agency where he worked on both corporate and consumer accounts. He has a strong interest in Media Relations and social media.
Serge van Roiij - Associate
MCM has enjoyed a long term partnership with Serge and has collaborated on global projects, including work with us in China and Singapore, over the past five years. He is a storytelling expert and has written a book on the subject that is currently a bestseller in his native Holland.