Matteo is the Founder and CEO of MCCGLC. After studying Architecture in Florence, he moved into the exhibition space in 1999 and formed MCCGLC. He relocated the agency to Milan and then to London – he believes the city is the perfect creative hub to lead a truly international team with a diverse range of in-house capabilities.
Matteo recognises that change is fundamental in life and consistently looks for new ways to improve the business by designing new ways of working. Having worked with some of the world’s leading brands, Matteo is a hugely experienced live communications expert and his input into the project is invaluable.
Adapting to change became more important than ever during the 2020 pandemic. Matteo led the company through a major pivot, inventing the digital events platform SPACEIN, and reimagining what the events world of the future could be.
Beth’s journey at MCCGLC began over 10 years ago, and during this time she has been instrumental in the growth of the business – from three people and a desk to the flourishing company it is today.
After heading up both the Project and Account Management departments, she has a unique, client-centric perspective that she brings to our internal processes.
Now, her main role is leading and inspiring our talented teams to deliver great work that meets client expectations. Constantly gaining energy from being surrounded by the MCCGLC’ family’s enthusiasm, she expertly nurtures the environment that allows us to do what we do.
After completing a degree in BioChemistry and Genetics, Hannah continued her scientific journey with a PhD in Oncology. During this time she dabbled with Health Policy where she saw first-hand the importance of translating data into a compelling story.
Hannah then began her career in Medical Communications. Now with over 8 years of experience she has built a excellent reputation for delivering high quality, strategic medical communications. Her experience spans traditional medical education as well as promotional med-ed and advertising, covering a wide range of therapy areas.
Her experience allows her to combine scientific understanding with commercial insights to deliver content that resonates with audiences on a personal level. Her role at MCCGLC is to act as scientific and strategic counsel to ensure that our creativity is grounded in science.
Lee’s creative passion and lively imagination, as well as his ability to ease pressure with his easy-to-love character, make him perfectly suited to his role as Associate Creative Director.
A D&AD finalist in his student days, he now has over 12 years of experience in visual communications. Starting out as a specialist in visual communication design, he has expanded his skills into brand identities, interactive experiences, digital product, multiscale exhibitions and live event conceptualisation.
Drawing on a wide range of cultural, historical and technological sources, he inspires the studio with left field ideas. A hands on approach allows him to translate abstract concepts into ideas that help clients build meaningful human connections with audiences, in any environment.
As a Psychology graduate, Katy has always been interested in finding out what makes people tick. Having now worked in the events and marketing field for 13 years and within the MCCGLC team for 6 of those, she brings a wealth of industry experience and an indepth understanding of what our clients want.
Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the environment drew her to set up her own social enterprise in 2017 and she returned to the team in 2020 to help us examine sustainability within our internal practises and supply chain.
Pushing for the most innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment, she is working on our roadmap to ensure we can help contribute to global climate commitments.
Having played rugby at a professional level, Arran knows a thing or two about strategy, leadership and what it takes to deliver results.
These skills have served him well in Events Management, where he has built up a wealth of client services expertise in a variety of roles, from account management to operations and client growth. Over the years, Arran has delivered events across the globe for some of the world’s largest organisations, including major pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.
Stu is one of MCCGLC’s most long standing team members – for over 10 years he has been thinking, drawing, designing and letting his creativity run wild.
As Associate Creative Director he now co-leads a talented studio, taking ideas from initial concept through to technical execution. He’s played a large part in building the 3D team into the powerhouse it is today, as well as delivering some of our most impressive projects to date. An open mind and constant hunger for new ideas help him to keep things fresh and exciting.
An avid outdoor explorer, he uses his adventurous spirit (and refusal to give up) to give him the drive to create boundary-pushing work every day.
A gifted technophile, Richard is a self-confessed binary age man.
Over 8 years’ experience in creativity and a passion for gadgetry keep his work fresh and innovative. Richard uses interactive technology to help our clients to bridge the gap between ideas and action, concepting creative solutions that can be translated into realworld experiences.
Richard brings a wealth of expertise to his role, and ensures that his innovations, both physical and digital, can be delivered successfully. He is always up for a challenge; he's the mastermind behind SPACEIN, and has designed and built our bespoke software from the ground up alongside his thriving team of developers.
Joe began his career at MCCGLC as our Junior Producer on the fast-growing Video Team, and in under 4 years has grown to become the Head of Video & Broadcast. He’s been instrumental in shaping and expanding our video offering for our clients, and has worked on almost every major project we’ve completed.
A master of many things, Joe gets a lot of satisfaction from seeing each member of his team excel at their own, technical speciality, and combines his creative brain and technical know-how to oversee all of our video content. In our ever-changing world, Joe’s always quick to rise to new challenges, keeping on top of tech trends to make sure we’re always ahead of the curve.
Our resident number cruncher, Anisha’s love of accounting started with an apprenticeship at the RAF Association, and has seen her work for notable companies such as Christie’s Auction House.
A part of the MCCGLC family since early 2017, she’s constantly inspired and encouraged by the contagious office energy. She’s gone from member of to leader of the Administration Team, and is now responsible for the financial health and direction of the company. Obsessively detail-oriented – in a good way – she’s passionate about giving the company a strong financial foundation upon which our creativity can thrive.
Tanya joined the MCCGLC team back in 2013, and has been an integral part of both the Account and Project Management teams since then. She has worked extensively within the pharma industry, overseeing launch events, live shows, congresses and exhibitions across multiple therapeutic areas.
She’s now the Account Director for one of our most longstanding clients, bringing her wealth of experience and long standing relationship with their team. Her passion and attention to detail always ensure a smooth and collaborative event delivery for her clients.
Alice has a strong background in advertising and marketing, with over four years of experience working as an Account Manager. Based in Beirut, she worked for Publicis Levant and handled global clients such as L’Oreal, Chrysler and Pernod Ricard.
Alice has delivered events all over the world, including product launches in the USA, China, Brazil and the Middle East. A talented linguist, she speaks English, French, Portuguese and Arabic fluently, a skill that comes in very handy when dealing with international suppliers.
Alice’s passion comes through in her work, and she is committed to understanding her clients’ needs and delivering the final product to the highest possible standard every time.
Valentina's motto is: "All things are possible with decaf coffee and mascara!"
This can-do attitude has served her well over her career managing a variety of complex full life-cycle projects in numerous industries and sectors. Valentina started off in fashion management and over the years, she has also worked in executive assistant roles and in global marketing agencies. Her client list is varied and includes Porsche, Gartner and Bridgestone.
Valentina prides herself for being very hands on and is driven by an insatiable curiosity and a desire to always deliver beyond the client’s expectations.
A self-confessed bit-of-a-control freak, Tanya feels like she’s found her vocation as a project manager. Her Bachelor’s in Economics and her Master’s in Project Management certainly seem to have solidified that calling.
Prior to joining MCCGLC, Tanya worked as a project manager at Banks Sadler (part of AMEX GBT) and at imc, a medical communications consultancy. Her client list is broad and includes pharma/healthcare (e.g., GSK, AstraZeneca, Takeda, Smith&Nephew), IT (IBM), banking and investment (Adams Street Partners), and media services (Spotify).
She gets immense job satisfaction from seeing how events and projects turn from multiple spreadsheets to incredible physical experiences. A true people-person, Tanya also enjoys working on site with colleagues and clients.
Tanya grew up in Belarus, but is also half Polish and speaks four languages.
Dougie is a Musical Theatre graduate who has always had an eye for all things creative and has been driven by a desire to understand all the details that go into achieving a spectacular end result.
With over 10 years experience in marketing and sales, Dougie understands all key aspects of what it takes to make a brand a success. His passion for technology and trend-setting brands has led him to work with some very influential tech companies.
A proud Northerner, Dougie loves to push himself and is always looking for the next challenge – whether that’s climbing the hills back home or taking an event to the next level.
A graduate of History of Art and Design, Mary has long been interested in creative processes of the past, present and future. She joined MCCGLC after 10 years working on exhibitions and collections in museums and galleries, completing a PhD in History along the way.
With experience managing large amounts of content and data in a range of environments, she is passionate about finding ways to make complex ideas simple and relatable to a broad audience. Her attention to detail, and her love of spreadsheets and doodling, allow her to combine organisation with creativity.
Owen’s interest in exhibition design started with a keen interest in the arts – after studying theatre and set design at university, he moved into the exhibition world to expand his skillset and work on more commercially-led briefs.
As one of the most long standing members of the MCCGLC 3D team, he has grown from Junior Designer to Design Lead on many of our most ambitious booths, bringing a signature design flair and conceptual way of thinking.
A clean, modern aesthetic has become his signature, and – as a key creative on many of our most memorable projects – has been instrumental in developing our recognisable presence in the congress space.
With BA and MA qualifications in Design for Communication, Mariana has racked up over 11 years of hands on experience as a graphic designer. Now, after 6 years with MCCGLC, she is responsible for leading the 2D team and managing the graphical workflow of the company.
She applies her fiery Mediterranean passion to everything she does. Working across our entire portfolio of brands, she has a deep understanding of our clients’ values and how they translate into both digital and print.
She uses what she learned in her early in-house role to give a unique, client-centric perspective, and razor sharp attention to detail to ensure consistency and accuracy in all graphical output.
Leading the digital and conceptual side of MCCGLC’s 2D output, Santa sees every project as an opportunity to challenge herself and her team, to expand their skills and find the best possible solution for the client’s brief.
Over 8 years of experience in the creative industries has given her a strong commercial understanding and an appreciation of how to balance bold conceptual thinking and practical execution. She combines this with an acute attention to detail and absolute commitment to her craft.
Her portfolio also now includes SPACEIN, and she has led the design and been a fundamental part of the creative direction and development of this new software. She is driven by passion, a can-do attitude and is eager to create innovative, aesthetic and meaningful design.
Originally from Poland, Maks also lived and worked in Denmark before coming to London to work for the likes of DDB and VICE magazine. A master of conceptual art, Maks’ creative eye is unique and responsible for the recognisable congress aesthetic of clients such as MediaTek.
An accomplished illustrator, Maks finds his sweet spot when he can combine his artist’s sensibility with the need to communicate with his audience, the hallmark of good graphic design. He’s been a dedicated member of the MCCGLC family since 2015, and has grown exponentially during his 5 years on the 2D team.
With qualifications in Visual Arts & Theatre and Computer Graphics, Riccardo’s love of the arts and gaming have come together to give him a unique eye for motion design. He frequently works alongside our 3D team to add 3D modelling, animation and texturing to our video materials, and has worked on some of our key accounts.
He was also an instrumental part of our first live digital event – the Ocean Photography Awards – which was hugely successful in the midst of the chaos of 2020.
Sadie officially studied Graphic Design, but learnt to code on her own and has flourished as one of the first Creative Technologists to be added to our ever-growing team. In just a couple of years she has progressed far beyond a junior role, and has worked on some of our most iconic projects, like the Mechanical Mountain at ESC 2019.
She is also a key part of the SPACEIN team, as one of the developers who have built our platform from the ground up. When you’re inventing a brand new software, things often don’t go to plan the first time, but Sadie’s endless patience means she keeps going until the result is perfect.
One half of our (coincidentally) musical sales team, Justin joined us just after he relocated from Canada in the midst of the pandemic. Having studied Jazz in Toronto and as an avid drummer, he's helped us pick up the rhythm and tempo when it comes to keeping our new business opportunities flowing in.
His excellent listening skills serve him well with prospect clients, able to quickly understand their individual needs and tailor his approach. Having successfully helped grow a new brand from scratch back in Canada in his previous role, he knows that perseverance and positivity are key assets for this new role in our team.
Wafa joined the MCCGLC team in 2021 as Legal Manager.
With an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Law, Wafa started her legal career working in private law firms in France as a Legal Executive. She moved to London in 2010, where she has worked in-house in banking and technology.
One of the most longstanding members of the MCCGLC family, Janki has been with the company since 2011, and has played a vital role in the development of the Administration Team and our financial services.
Janki’s active and curious mind makes her an ideal Finance Manager – she’s always looking for ways to solve problems, and any kind of puzzle makes her tick. Not only does she use these skills to keep our books in order, but puts her organisational skills to work for a number of non-profit initiatives in local London communities.
Roberto has worked for MCCGLC on and off since 2013, but became a mainstay of the team in 2018. Having worked as an IT consultant for many recognisable brands – Apple, Conde Nast and the European Space Agency, to name a few – he’s an expert in all things tech, and keeps our many, many bits of kit running smoothly.
Thankfully, he loves helping people, so is happy to answer the team’s never ending stream of IT questions. As part of the Administration Team, he’s responsible for the systems and processes that keep our information safe and the day to day running of the office seamless.
MCCGLC Limited operates within the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679). We work within the principles of fair data processing, namely:
This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us, as data controller and a data processor. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
This notice covers how we treat any personal information that we collect and receive as part of our broader operating processes. This includes information from our clients, supplier and other third parties we come into contact with in the provision of our services.
We do not sell or pass on any personal information about our clients, suppliers, employees and other business associates. We only use any information shared with us for provision of our services and in that capacity operate as a data controller and, to the extent that we process the data, as a data processor.
This statement tells you what information we collect, the steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.
We have a privacy notice regarding our CCTV system. You can request a copy of this by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(a) Personal Information. We collect personal information (e.g., name, email address, phone number, etc.) when you:
Our services are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
We also maintain a database of prospective clients justified under a Legitimate Interest Assessment where we collate names and contact details of business to business decision makers who are known buyers of our services.
(b) Other User Information When you use our services, we may collect additional contextual information about your company as well as your design and aesthetics preferences. We do not link this additional data to any other information we collect about you and do not undertake any profiling activity from this type of data.
(c) Financial Information If you contract with either as a client or a supplier, we will require some financial information in order to process the financial transactions. This information includes your name, address, telephone number, bank details and other information necessary.
(d) Use of our Website The personal data or personal information we collect about you is made up of the information you give us or gained through our communications with you.
You can access and browse our website without disclosing your personal data.
(e) IP Addresses and Cookies. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer.
Uses made of the information
We use this information held about you in the following ways:
We may also contact you by email, post or telephone. Please note that where you have provided sensitive data to us, we shall only use your sensitive data for the purpose for which the data was provided to us.
You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by sending an email to email@example.com. We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Please note that at the time you contact us, it may be the case that we no longer process, hold or store your personal information/data as data processor, in which case we would advise you of this and the need to contact the data controller.
Disclosure of this information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
Sales and Service Delivery. MCCGLC uses personal data for developing and issuing sales proposals and for providing its products and services – and justifies this under the legal basis of “Contract”.
Marketing Emails and Messages. MCCGLC uses personal data to update existing clients and prospective B2B client with information about our services. We justify this through a “Legitimate Interests” assessment and offer opt-out functionality for those no longer wishing to hear from us in this way.
Emails and other Communications to Third Parties MCCGLC uses data provided by clients to inform and enable their suppliers to perform key operational tasks. We justify this through a “Legitimate Interests” assessment.
Engagement Emails and Vital Information to Event Registrants. MCCGLC captures registration details of event attendees where it has been contracted to do so by clients and justifies this through “Consent”. This may include rudimentary medical data captured for an attendees vital interest, such as dietary requirements, allergies or accessibility / inclusivity requirements. Our processes provide full transparency that this data is then shared with the client.
Administrative and Legal. We process small amounts of employee and subcontractor data under the legal basis of “Contract” and, if in the Vital Interests of the data subject, or with specific consent, or to comply with Employment or Health and Safety or another Legal requirement will hold special category data such as medical history or driving convictions.
MCCGLC does not share, sell, rent or trade personal information with any third parties for marketing or promotional purposes. It will only share limited data with suppliers where required operationally and with clients (where the data has been collected on their behalf in the first instance).
It does share employee data for administrative and legal purposes.
It also reserves the right to share data with relevant authorities if compelled to do so to comply with legal obligations.
We will retain existing client information for as long as a client is with us or as needed to provide our services – and where required to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We will retain all client data until any such time that we receive a request to opt-out.
Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available upon request.
We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information – our IT arrangements aspire to “Data Protection by Design” and should be able to detect a significant data breach. Where such a breach could result in discrimination, damage to reputation, financial loss, loss of confidentiality or any other significant economic or social disadvantage we will notify the ICO, if we are the Controller, or our client, in the event they are the Controller. Where a breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of individual data subjects, we will also notify those concerned directly and at the earliest practical opportunity. We shall then fully investigate a data breach and implement corrective action to prevent recurrence.
By using our services or providing personal information to us, you are consenting to MCCGLC communicating with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues related to your use of our services. We may email you if a security breach occurs at the email address you have provided to us.
Data transmissions over the Internet are not 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we use reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.
We strive to ensure that all those engaging with us are informed of our arrangements for processing personal data through this Notice.
We will respond to data requests within 1 month and will only charge for requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive. If we have grounds to refuse a request we will inform the data subject and make them aware of their right to complain to the ICO or to seek civil action – again within 1 month of receiving the request
For personal data obtained directly from a data subject under the legal basis of consent – and obtained indirectly from a data subject under the legal basis of legitimate interest – we will erase a data subject’s personal data upon receipt of a request / opt-out notification. For personal data held under the legal basis of “Contract” or “Vital Interests” or “Legal Obligations” we will endeavour to erase data upon request but will not be able to do so if holding the data is necessary to fulfil our legal obligations or may be necessary as evidence in a future legal action involving us. In cases where we cannot erase the data for these reasons we shall inform the data subject and make them aware of their right to complain to the ICO or to seek civil action.
For personal data obtained directly from a data subject under the legal basis of consent – and obtained indirectly from a data subject under the legal basis of legitimate interest – we will restrict the processing of a data subject’s personal data upon receipt of a request / opt-out notification. For personal data held under the legal basis of “Contract” or “Vital Interests” or “Legal Obligations” we will endeavour to facilitate the requested restriction upon request but will not be able to do so if restricting the processing of the data prevents us from fulfilling our legal obligations or the current processing of the data may be necessary as evidence in a future legal action involving us. In cases where we cannot restrict the processing of the data for these reasons we shall inform the data subject and make them aware of their right to complain to the ICO or to seek civil action.
For personal data obtained directly from a data subject under the legal basis of consent – we shall provide, upon receiving a request, the data that we hold in a standard, widely accessible format
For personal data obtained directly from a data subject under the legal basis of consent – and obtained indirectly from a data subject under the legal basis of legitimate interest – we will cease to process a data subject’s personal data upon receipt of a request / opt-out notification
MCCGLC reserves the right to revise, modify, or update this notice at any time. We will notify you via email about material changes in the way we treat personal data or by placing a prominent notice on this website.
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