Business Manager, Clientside B2C
Lara has worked in the recruitment industry for 16 years, having had the pleasure of recruiting marketing professionals since 2011. Since working in marketing recruitment her specialist area has always been the B2C market and has been lucky enough to work with some fabulous brands in the Retail, FMCG and Leisure & Travel sectors. Lara recruits for brand, digital, product, ecommerce, CRM, insight, campaign, communications and PR roles, at all levels across West Midlands, East Midlands and Northern Home Counties.
Outside of work Lara has three children who, as they get older get more expensive, and apart from being with her family in her spare time, Lara loves going out for dinner and drinking wine, doing classes at the gym, attending music festivals and gigs and going on sunshine holidays; Ibiza with the girls being a firm favourite!
Lara has recruited several candidates for us now and I have always found her to be very professional and friendly. She has an instinct for finding candidates that suit both our business requirements and the needs of my team. I have recommended her to several colleagues within the wider business and would have no hesitation in doing so again.
Lara went out of her way and provided me with fantastic information, which in turn helped me on both my interviews. She was available whenever I needed her and went that extra mile for me.
ANIL SHEMAR (candidate)
Lara helped me recruit a new marketing team in 2015 when she was working with Blue Skies, one of my employer’s recruitment partners.
It was an extremely challenging brief due, in part, to the experience required but mainly due to the many skills needed to be successful in the roles. This is where Lara demonstrated her value. She had clearly invested time getting to know her candidates, their skills and preferred ways of working. In particular, she understood the right cultural fit for them.
If you have a challenging marketing recruitment brief, I can recommend talking to Lara. I could have saved a vast amount of precious time and effort reviewing CVs and interviewing marketers had I spoken with Lara in the first instance – rather than working through an HR department or relying on CVs to bring candidates’ personalities to life.
After just one meeting with Lara she immediately identified the right candidates with the right qualities. Thank you Lara!
I recently applied for a job through Blue Skies and was contacted by Lara regarding the role. Right from the first conversation I had with Lara, she has been helpful, informative and a great support throughout the application process. Any questions I had were answered by Lara quickly and thoroughly and the advice I was given made me feel really confident and positive about the interview process when usually I’d be really nervous. Lara was really involved in every step of the process and I cannot thank her enough for the support she has provided and the professional yet friendly manner she has. I have been slightly dubious when applying for vacancies via agencies in the past but Lara has provided such an amazing experience and service and she is a real credit to Blue Skies.
RUBY MCKENZIE (candidate)
I recently had the pleasure of applying for a job role that Lara was managing. Lara was professional and courteous throughout and gave excellent pointers on the role and the business which ultimately helped in my selection for the vacancy. I have had my doubts around recruiters previously but Lara showed the positive side to the industry and I am very grateful.
BEN SLATER (candidate)
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