Our team

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 he set up MCM in 2007. He has specialised in Crisis and  issues having real-life experience dealing with the aftermath of two mass fatality air crashes. He also has a particular intrerest in data breach communications having dealt with 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 Business Development Director at Ogilvy Health PR, to help establish MCM.

 

Having stepped back from the day-to-day running of the agency she is now taking on full time responsibility for  business development. 

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. 

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. 

MCM, 13 St Mary's Street,Stamford, PE9 2DE

Email: info@m-cm.co.uk

Tel:+44 (0)1780 678789

MCM is a trading name of McCarthy Communications Management Ltd, which is a limited company registered in London. Company registration number 6446300 VAT number 926613715. Registered address: Unit 10, Halifax Court, Fernwood Business Centre, Newark, NG24 3JP [This is not our postal address - please use address above for any mail]