Gleave joined the instore retail marketing specialist over 30 years ago as a 17-year-old, holding a series of roles within the company before becoming MD in 2000. Two years ago he and wife Steph, the company’s sales and marketing director, raised £4.75m and completed an MBO from parent company McCann Worldgroup.

Today it is a £16m-turnover business, employing over 120 at its Macclesfield HQ, working with clients including Boots, B&Q and McCormick.