Mick Craven and Gary Delaporte have joined McCann Manchester as deputy creative directors.

Over the last 20 years, they’ve notched up more than 50 national and international awards, with brands including P&G, Asda, Shell and Britvic. The duo previously worked at JWT Manchester, Fuse8 and Poulters in Leeds before going freelance.

“I’m delighted to have landed Mick and Gaz. Both are top flight creative with a long standing track record for delivering outstanding award winning work. They will help further strengthen our overall creative offering,” said Dave Price, McCann Manchester’s executive creative director.

Craven and Delaporte will report directly to Price and creative director, Neil Lancaster.