The Candidate Executive Team

Our Search & Selection Team is made up of a selection of The Candidate’s Directors, who bring all of their experience, connections and professionalism to successfully deliver your brief. With combined recruitment experience of over 25 years and Laura’s 10 years spent in the performance marketing industry, you’ll be working with the most focussed and results orientated recruiters to deliver top talent with the perfect cultural fit.

Laura Walters Headhunting at The Candidate

Laura Walters
Laura has a significant senior candidate network that powers her executive search and selection successes. She has unprecedented access to a significant level of passive candidates who are open to developing their senior careers. Having spent 10 years in media sales developing a nationwide network, she is now Recruitment Director and focuses on Senior Hires across all sectors including but not exclusive to Professional Services, Agencies, eCommerce, Fashion, Finance, Travel and Media Sales. The types of roles she recruits are CMO, ‘Head of’ and Director.  She has developed strong relationships with many of the top-flight companies across a range of sectors in the region and is well respected as a successful and dedicated professional headhunter.

Brian Matthews The Candidate Recruitment Agency

Brian Matthews
Brian has over nearly 20 years of recruitment experience across a range of sectors, now specialising in Digital covering Marketing, Media, Creative and IT. His solid relationships with clients across the Northwest and beyond are active and developed, giving him insight into many planned senior hires. Whether its advertising agency side or client side, he has unparalleled success in applying his own headhunting methods to successfully deliver search and selection results. As Managing Partner of The Candidate, he oversees the entire recruitment team and deals with senior roles from across the agency client base and has full access to tens of thousands of prospective candidates.

To get in touch with one of our award-winning team, call 0161 833 1044 or email [email protected]

Find out more about our search and selection services here.

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