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Cuckoo Design appoints creative director Rainey as shareholder


By Richard Draycott | Managing Director

June 2, 2015 | 2 min read

Cuckoo Design’s creative director Phil Rainey has become a shareholder of the Manchester-based agency.

Rainey joined Cuckoo nine years ago as a designer before rising through the ranks to take a seat on the board as Creative Director. As well as leading on key accounts including, GE Capital, Muse Developments and The Co-operative Bank, Rainey has also played a fundamental role in winning some of Cuckoo’s biggest clients to date, such as Experian, Manchester Business School, and Royal London.

Justine Wright, managing director of Cuckoo Design, said: “Phil has made a huge contribution to the success of the agency. He has an amazing skill-set, not only creative talent but also superb digital knowledge and real strategic insight. By becoming a shareholder, Phil has demonstrated his long-term commitment to taking Cuckoo to even further heights and I couldn’t be happier about that.”

Rainey said: “Owning part of Cuckoo is something I have aspired to over the last 5 years since becoming the Creative Director and a board member. I’m really looking forward to supporting Justine even further in her decision making, as we continue to go from strength to strength as an agency."

Rainey is also guitarist in The Rainband, who supported Paolo Nutini on his Italian tour last year. In recent years they have played Glastonbury and will perform on the main stage at the hugely popular Isle Of Wight Festival this summer.

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