LONDON—Eddie May is stepping down from his role as joint managing director at Threepipe, 11 years after co-founding the UK firm with Jim Hawker.

May's departure, which includes the divestment of his ownership stake in the firm, means the business is now owned solely by Hawker and Farhad Koodoruth, who merged his Blowfish Digital agency with Threepipe two years ago.

May, whose association with Hawker stretches back 15 years, said he had "no immediate plans" regarding his next move.

"It's been amazing to be part of the growth of this business; from two blokes in a kitchen to almost sixty people today, extending our services, with some fantastic people and clients," said May. "Threepipe's digital led approach is very well set for more success in the future, but eleven years is a decent stint and it feels like the right time for me to step aside and find a new challenge."

Hawker added that May had "been a massive factor in the successful growing and running of the agency and overseeing our progression into wider marketing channels."

"We wish Eddie lots of future success and we will miss him around the place."

[Image (l-r): Jim Hawker, Eddie May, Farhad Koodoruth]