Project Location: London & Remote
Sector: Integrated Marketing Services
Function: Account Handlers, Designers, PR Account Handlers, Entry Level & Creative Director
Level: All levels
Duration of Search: March 2020 - Current
Consultant Name: Joe Misseldine & Nick Pykett
A long-term client contact of ours decided to launch a new software powered integrated marketing agency called Boldspace with his co-founder. After securing some angel investment from a notable industry figure and bringing some established relationships with them, they were ready to scale up a team at speed in the London area and asked for our help exclusively as a result of our previous track record.
A week after a carefully planned launch in March 2022, full lockdown was imposed and many marketing agencies furloughed staff, leaving much of the talent pool in a precarious position and hesitant for a potential job move. On top of that, Boldspace had to scale a team fully remotely, leaving them unable to meet their prospective candidates face to face which posed an unprecedented challenge at the time, made even tougher because they were a new player in the industry.
Using our strong established relationship with the co-founder, we got under the skin of this new agency proposition and became laser-focused on all of the reasons why this could be a highly attractive employee brand for candidates in some key areas in order to dramatically increase the screening : CV send ratio.
Since the start of the relationship, we have helped scale the team with 8 hires and have seen them grow from a few staff to beyond 20 people. We continue to consult with them and fill challenging positions alongside their own efforts.