Great news from MARA that we
have been shortlisted as Best Newcomer in the Marketing And
Advertising Recruitment Awards which are being held at the
Park Plaza Hotel, Riverbank in London on 28th
We have shown financial stability, creativity and innovation, a
business model which has been clearly detailed for the next 2 years
and have experience along with insight into the sector upon which
we operate in order to qualify for finalist.
The Candidate Ltd, a marketing recruitment consultancy, was
launched in March 2012. It was co-launched by Colin Telford, whose
career in online marketing spans more than 10 years. Colin
significantly contributed to Starcom MediaVest Manchester's online
offering from its beginning in May 2000 and then co-launched the
UK's largest and most successful Affiliate Management Agency,
R.O.EYE Ltd in October 2004.
Managing Partner Brian Matthews is highly established and well
respected within the recruitment profession. Brian has a
wrath of experience in senior positions including a senior
management position at RK Accountancy, Divisional Manager of
Primetime Recruitment and Regional Consultant of Northern Regions
Managing Partner Colin Telford said "This
is a clear indication that we are making a difference to marketing
recruitment services in Manchester. This is testament to the hard
work, effort and professionalism we've applied over the best part
of the last year."
The Matthews and Telford combination allows The Candidate to
offer a mature and enhanced service with these benefits:
A strong offering for the digital marketing sector which is
currently suffering from a huge skills shortage. Good client facing
account managers and digital marketers, with expertise in search,
affiliate and web development are particularly scarce, as are
practitioners in PR, advertising, design and print.
Due to the niche nature of many digital marketing services, The
Candidate is in a better position to understand briefs and
Through market knowledge and existing industry contacts, The
Candidate has developed a track record in identifying transferable
talent, thus growing the media and marketing skills base.
Existing active media and marketing client base (e.g. including
several top ten digital marketing agencies) based on successful
results in previous roles.
Managing Partner Brian Matthews said "It's all going to plan
here at The Candidate. I knew the market was calling out for a
business like ours and its being proven. We're looking forward to
what the next 12 months brings to our business in light of the
significant economic and business developments in Manchester."
Watch this space for information on the results of the ceremony
at the end of November!