What's in a name? Quite a lot for staff at Hobsbawm Macaulay
The agency is on the verge of changing its name months after its
co-founder, chancellor Gordon Brown's wife Sarah Macaulay, moved on to
join Brunswick's arts division.
HMC sources say the initials will remain unchanged but the Macaulay name
is likely to be replaced, possibly by 'Media'.
Or perhaps 'Migration', as the news emerges that three other HMC staff
have joined Macaulay at Brunswick.
Helen Scott-Lidgett, who left HMC at the end of last year, is now
heading the arts division. Assisting her is former HMC senior arts
manager Ben Rawlinson, who was one of six staff made redundant last
year. Covering for Macaulay until she takes her post is another ex-HMC
hand, Gil McNeil.
A decision on the new name is expected in the spring.