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Melissa launched The Industry Club in 2011, having spent 20 years in creative agency operations - heading up Project Management and Production departments for some of London’s leading agencies at Board Level. Melissa is committed to building careers in the creative comms industry for Everyone and in 2020 launched Marketing Debuts, a programme of training for young talent using the governments apprenticeship levy to drive diversity in the industry. Melissa is also one of our regular trainers at The Industry School, sharing her knowledge and passion for Project Management with agencies and brands.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Project Management and Production
Charlene has over 15 year’s experience in the industry working in Bristol and London both in creative and recruitment agencies. With this experience, Charlene understands the significance of project management and production for an organisation and its nuances. She works with candidates in all areas of marketing including advertising, digital and experiential, placing juniors and seniors alike. Charlene has a significant network of candidates built up over her years in the field, placing the best in class talent with brand owners and all categories of creative agencies.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Account Management
Nicky thrives on discovering the best account management talent for creative agencies, production houses and brand owners. Having worked in the marketing industry for eight years as an account handler she has a solid understanding of how different agencies operate and is able to identify the right person for the client, both culturally and professionally. Offering experience across digital, direct, social and advertising, Nicky has a great network of diverse and loyal talent who she’s advised in their careers and worked with since they entered the industry.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Finance and Resource Management
With over nine years of recruitment experience for some of London's top agencies, Annie is our Principal Recruitment Consultant for Finance and Resource Management. Annie has a wealth of recruitment experience and a great network, having been a financial recruiter for several years. Annie has also worked as an in-house talent manager for two large network agencies placing more creative focused roles so she appreciates the role of inhouse talent and At The Industry Club, she works across finance and resource management, from entry level to CFO, agency and client-side, temp and perm as well as managing our resource management roles, temp and perm.
Principal Recruitment Consultant - Strategy/Senior Client Service
Zoe is our lead recruiter for senior client services and strategy candidates. Having worked in client services as a Business Director prior to The Industry Club for 15 years, Zoe is a trusted sounding board and advisor for her clients and candidates alike. Zoe uses her great research skills to search for those highly desirable but difficult to find candidates then matches visions, ambitions and passions at a senior level to make the most effective partnerships. As well as working with our senior candidates, Zoe has been involved in various diversity initiatives for entry level talent to support underrepresented groups in securing roles in planning departments.
Principal Recruitment Consultant – Creative
Farzana is a has been working in creative recruitment for over 20 years moving across from an agency account management role in her earlier career. Farzana loves creative recruitment. Her passion for brave ideas and effective creative for brands, results in her meeting a record number of creative candidates on a weekly basis. Her sizeable network includes creatives specialising in content, experiential, advertising, social and digital, freelance and permanent candidates. Farzana places a large number of Creative Directors and senior creative personnel, but is also passionate about young talent from all walks of life being given the opportunity to join the creative industries.
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Design, UX, Motion Graphics
Issy is our Senior Recruitment Consultant working across design, UX and motion graphics roles, freelance and perm. Issy started her career as an agency Account Manager in branding and design working in the UK and Australia before starting her career as a creative recruiter in 2012. Her previous career experience, vast experience, consultative approach and large network built over many years, guarantees Issy is able to match clients and candidates really successfully.
Marketing Debuts Recruitment Consultant and Mentor
Emma manages the recruitment for Marketing Debuts, our entry level recruitment programme. Focussing on attracting talent from diverse talent pools, Emma recruits people who are considering a role in marketing and have the relevant qualifications. However, Emma also works with individuals from schools, colleges, local councils and employability partners who may not have had the same educational opportunities yet have the motivation, drive and creativity to excel in the creative industries.
Mandy manages the finances for The Industry Club. She’s the main point of contact for all financial matters for the recruitment business, internally and for our clients. Mandy also looks after our freelancer payments and the associated admin, ensuring timesheets are signed and freelancers are always paid on time.
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Operations Director - The Industry School
As head of The Industry School, Jo helps clients align training objectives to business goals. Jo’s here to discuss what the right training plan looks like for you and where options such as our open workshops, bespoke training and mentoring will work best for the people in your organisation. As well coordinating training and managing the day-to-day running of The Industry School, Jo oversees the design and introduction of new courses to our training offering and provides consultancy in operations management to agencies of all sizes. An experienced course presenter herself, Jo is also our resource management trainer and leads our workshops and bespoke training in this specialist discipline.