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The Candidate - Digital Marketing Recruitment Agency Team

With backgrounds like ours, it's clear why we get Digital Marketing Recruitment.

Colin Telford, Managing Partner at The Candidate gives an insight in to the team and life at the agency.

It's simple. We've grown our digital marketing recruitment team based on what our customers need; a high quality recruitment solution offering candidates and clients impressive service levels and long term positions. Our value proposition revolves around improving the performance of the recruitment services industry within our customer's sector through a consultative approach and in-depth understanding of that sector. Bonding all this together with a unique blend of experience and backgrounds from our team, it's clear to see why we are the best marketing recruitment agency in Manchester, serving the Northwest and beyond. Whether it's SEO recruitment, PR recruitment agency activity or a creative recruitment agency, we like to think we've got it all covered.

Our management team boasts over 45 years of combined recruitment and digital marketing experience. Take Brian Matthews, our Managing Partner for example; he has grown some of the most successful recruitment teams in the Northwest, implementing industry leading recruitment practices required to work with corporate and blue chips across the regions. Right now, similar companies in the Media, Marketing and eCommerce sectors are benefitting from this experience. Weave in my media experience, and we can quickly and effectively identify the right candidates for clients. Better still, due to this efficient approach to recruitment, client's time interviewing is significantly reduced as the right candidate is sourced quicker and more effectively.

We're continuously investing in our agency and client side teams with an open brief for good people who want to work here. Heading our Agency team is Simon Clarke whose impressive recruitment agency experience can quickly identify the cultural requirements of our advertising agency client base and match with the right candidates. His team can effectively take briefs, match candidates and deliver long career lasting opportunities for a range of candidates. Spearheading client side delivery is Laura Walters, who spent 10 years working in media and servicing a wide range of client's marketing requirements. Laura would be the first to tell you of the successful decision she made moving from the media owner side to this leading media recruitment agency. This combined cultural and media understanding has created a powerful team where information, candidate requirements and client briefs can be exchanged and discussed to provide outstanding solutions for our customers.

Working to support these teams is Natasha in resourcing with an excellent eye for detail and matching candidates with a range of requirements. Key to our success is dealing with the volume of candidates and their needs, which Natasha has mastered. Greg's approach to marketing recruitment in Manchester sees him regularly hit top biller in the agency, meaning he is successfully matching high quality candidates with roles at our client's businesses. Binding all this together is Harriet, who after joining as an intern on work experience, progressed to full time Marketing Executive after securing a 1st in her degree, fully supported by us in the business throughout.

My role is to grow the team and maintain the quality whilst doing so. We want our clients and candidates to have long lasting relationships with our team and adopt the account manager approach to our service offering. Internal training and investment in our staff is crucial to achieving this longevity. Keeping on top of the latest developments within digital marketing is keeping us up to date with the cutting edge requirements of candidates and clients alike. So whether it's digital PR recruitment to push the brands effectively you're working on or data analysts to maximise the use of the data you're collecting, then get in touch. We're turning marketing recruitment in Manchester on its head and focussing on quality and long term relationships, with a transparent and ethical approach. We're currently looking for outstanding recruiters and resourcers at entry level and early in their careers, as well as established media and marketing senior people to take a new direction and get fulfilment from their experience.

So if you're a client, candidate or potential employee of The Candidate then get in touch. We seriously want to hear from you.