'Matt was a fresh-faced account manager when he joined Lowe Fusion in 1998. But his combination of sharp strategic thinking, professionalism and productivity, together with natural wit and practical enthusiasm, meant he rose rapidly in the ranks to become our youngest account director - and was destined to make his mark in the specialist healthcare arena.
'His broad shoulders (which oft-facilitated transport of heavy equipment) were simply an added bonus in our female-dominated world.
'I was delighted but unsurprised that he landed his current job - and the development of grey hairs.'
Matt de Gruchy is MD of Shire Health London.