Megan Cross recently joined us as Recruitment Consultant and is already helping The Candidate bolster its presence further in Leeds and across Yorkshire. Read about what she is doing with the team in that fantastic region and how you can benefit as a Candidate or Client!

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 Megan Cross, Agency Recruitment Consultant

I recently joined The Candidate from a digital and off line sales background to further develop our presence in the amazing Yorkshire marketing and media sectors. My knowledge of clients' desires to run amazing marketing campaigns will help me place experienced and talented people in a range of roles. Whether its advertising agencies or client side, Yorkshire has it all and we want to grow The Candidate's presence further by applying its successful approach to recruitment there. Spearheaded by our Head of Agency Recruitment Simon Clarke, whose invaluable industry experience will play a vital role in our team's success, we've already placed multiple candidates and expect not only to take increased market share but help grow the digital recruitment industry there. That will come from our knowledge and experience to create opportunities as well as our unique attraction methods for candidates that will bring new talent to the region and help feed the skills shortage. Very similar to our Manchester and North West success I believe!

Here at The Candidate we're not only about putting your needs first but identifying the essential cultural matches between different clients and candidates that has been a key factor in our success as a company so far.

Having built strong relationships with some of The Candidate's top clients in my previous role, such as Carat, MEC and Mediacom, I will be able to utilise my inside industry knowledge to the benefit of our candidates and make this work.

By being able to assist based on their experience and future goals, I can help identify the best opportunities to allow them to reach their full potential.  We are proud to be expanding our relationship with leading Global Advertising Agency Carat in Leeds who, based on the success of our work with the Manchester office, is looking forward to utilising our growing presence in that region. 

The Candidate have recently carried out some research on relocation and looked at factors to consider when attracting talent to the North. With London living costs continuously increasing, Manchester and Leeds are rapidly becoming the UK's hotspot for the creative industries and no wonder why! With their buzzing music scenes, some of England's trendiest bars and restaurants and the laidback friendly atmosphere that's so hard to find in thriving city centres, it complements a thriving digital scene. Then relax in Britain's most enviable and outstanding areas of beauty with the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep. Most recently Leeds hosted festivals such as SlamDunk and Garden Party, which are only a taster of the array of events that will be hitting the City this summer. 

We looking forward to seeing you there! 

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Managing Partner Brian Matthews commented:

'With many of our clients operating in different locations all over the North West we have listened to their needs and requirements and further expanded our services into Yorkshire. We have seen a massive demand for talent there with the growth of the digital marketing sector. We also found that we had a large and growing talent pool and unless they were willing to travel to Manchester we could do very little for them. We are very pleased to now be placing the right candidates in the jobs they want in Leeds and across the vast opportunity that is Yorkshire.' 

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Simon Clarke, Head of Agency Recruitment commented by saying:

'Megan has a great attitude and enthusiasm for the North West. She has already built strong links with key clients and has a real eye for recognising talent and we are very excited that she is leading this for us. We recognise that an established cultural understanding of clients in that region will allow us to achieve our ambitious objectives there.'

If you want to begin or progress your career in digital media, you'll be hard pressed to find a better place to do it than the young, vibrant city of Leeds and other fantastic locations across Yorkshire.

Over the next weeks and months we'll be liaising with some of the biggest agencies in the UK, offering numerous exciting roles in the digital media industry. Whether you've recently graduated or are looking to take the next step up in your career, I can help you find your dream role. If you are more senior and want a specialised service, we have our Search and Selection team at hand with routes into some of the most prolific employers in Yorkshire.

So if you fancy a coffee or want to know more about what we can do for you, get in touch, [email protected] or call 07860 921766 to hear about the amazing client-side and agency positions we have to offer.

Continue to watch this space…….



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