Cunnane is set for role as Cairns & Associates UK MD

Consumer agency Cairns & Associates has ended its ten-month search

for a UK managing director, hiring Ann Cunnane from Barclay


Cunnane joins to head the ten-strong consultancy in place of former MD

Catherine Schram, who left last year to live in Paris after spearheading

the launch of the UK branch of parent firm Cairns US.

Previously a director with Barclay Stratton, Cunnane takes on the post

with a remit to broaden the agency's focus into new sectors.

'We want to diversify into new sectors such as food, and healthcare,'

said Cunnane, who reports to Cairns US and UK president Annmarie


Clients of Cairns UK, a finalist in the Marketing Communications B2C

category at last month's PRWeek Awards, include Lever Faberge.

At Barclay Stratton, Cunnane has been replaced by James Laird, formerly

a director at Nexus Communications.

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