The 54-year-old Scot has been chief executive since July 2010, when Brass was born out of the merger of Brahm – where he was also chief executive – and its sister agency swamp.

Has managed to steer the agency through a difficult 2011/12, when turnover dipped by 30% due to a combination of the loss of the Persimmon Homes account and reduced spending from recession-hit public sector clients.

Turnover was back up to £16.5m in 2013, and the 130-strong agency works with clients include Warburtons, CBBC and the Yorkshire Building Society. Morgan owns nearly 5% of the business.