The Creative Engagement Group is a group of three companies focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, film, immersive and interactive content.

The business operates with three brands: WRG, The Moment and Just Communicate.

The Creative Engagement Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntsworth PLC, the healthcare communications and public relations group.

With our origins in delivery, creativity and user-centricity, our three agencies work with an international blue-chip client base across a range of sectors, with a particular strength in healthcare.

We create a deeper engagement with our audiences by delivering experiences and content that drive brand memory. With our unique set of talents and skills, we assemble the right team to provide an integrated approach in order to help our clients address their communication and engagement challenges.

WRG engages audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, communications and digital

The Moment engages audiences through the creation and delivery of video, brand communications, interactive and immersive content

Just Communicate creates and delivers engaging live healthcare events and exhibitions, including interactive, design and video content


Russ Lidstone

Russ Lidstone CEO

Having started his career at Coca-Cola, Russ has held strategy and leadership roles at advertising agencies, including McCann, BDDH, HHCL, Lowe, JWT and Havas Worldwide. He became CEO of Havas Worldwide in 2009 and spent six years successfully evolving its integrated proposition and doubling the size of the business. The agency was named Media Employer of the Year in 2013 at the same time as winning an agency record number of creative awards, including Cannes gold.

Russ is a member of The Marketing Group of Great Britain, Fellow of the RSA, Tech London Advocate and has been voted one of the UK’s ‘most inspirational creative leaders’. Russ is also a non-executive Director of Basketball England, the governing body for basketball in the country. He joined The Creative Engagement Group in April 2016.

David Sharrock

David Sharrock COO

Having trained as a chartered accountant, David spent a number of years as a management consultant working with blue chip clients to improve their financial performance.  He then spent 10 years at the Guardian Media Group where he held various finance and leadership roles before moving to Trinity Mirror as part of the sale of GMG Regional Media which he led.

David joined WRG at the end of 2012 as CFO moving to COO in 2013.

David is also a non-executive Director of Sharp Futures, a social enterprise working to grow the Creative and Digital talent pool in Manchester.

Carl Haliday

Carl Haliday Vice Chairman

Carl has over 20 years’ experience in the events industry, having produced events on every continent of the world. From product launches and fashion shows to exhibitions and international congress, Carl has delivered events with audiences up to 5000 people. Carl works across every aspect of an event, from its inception to its completion.

Chris Gosling

Chris Gosling Vice Chairman

With international experience in providing original communication solutions, Chris specialises in defining global vision and strategy and building teams to successfully achieve business objectives profitably.

His career began in the marketing and communication at AstraZeneca. Having originally formed WRG, he now leads a team of healthcare specialists that endeavours to find new and engaging ways for clients to communicate.

Liz Nassari

Liz Nassari Head of HR

Liz supports our HR teams in The Creative Engagement Group, as well as overseeing our HR approach in all areas of our business – including the US.

Responsible for all things HR within the agency, she ensures that WRG, The Moment and Just Communicate can attract, retain and develop the best people in the sector.

Liz has experience in various international sectors within global agencies, focusing on talent management and development to meet employee and client needs on a global scale.

Mark Gass

Mark Gass Exec Creative Director

Having spent over twenty years in advertising, creating international campaigns for the likes of Nivea as an Executive Creative Director at TBWA, he now sits comfortably at the evolving intersection where brand and experiential meet.

An advocate of our ‘Create Unforgettable’ ethos, he helps the team to deliver impactful and engaging experiences for the likes of Nokia, adidas, HP and Shell, right across the globe.

Jo Crossley-Anderson

Jo Crossley-Anderson Marketing Manager

Jo brings 20 years experience in writing, marketing and technology to her role as Marketing Manager. With daily oversight of our external and internal communications channels, she works with teams across all areas of the agency to promote our work and incredible talent.

With a strong background in tech, Jo has held a number of marketing, account and business analyst roles for software development and e-commerce agencies.

Steve Kinsey

Steve Kinsey Commercial Finance Director

He joined WRG in early 2007 and has been part of the team and the changes that have seen WRG expand since. Steve grew up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and qualified as a Chartered accountant before moving to the UK in 1985.

Breaking news:
Acquisition of The Creative Engagement Group by Huntsworth plc.

Huntsworth plc, the healthcare communications and public relations group ("Huntsworth" or "the Group"), today announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of The Creative Engagement Group ("TCEG") from funds managed by LDC (Managers) Limited ("LDC") and certain members of TCEG's management for total consideration of £24.7m.

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The Creative Engagement Group

General enquiries
+44 (0) 203 073 2323

The Moment

General enquiries
+44 (0)203 823 8200


General enquiries
+44 (0) 845 313 0000

Just Communicate

General enquiries
+44 (0)1280 827020

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