Amanda Fone FIRP – Founder & CEO
Amanda Fone: Over 30 years in recruitment and search for the Marketing & Communications discipline. An irrepressible interest in helping your career and your business and a fierce advocate of the individual. Champion of inclusion, diversity and social mobility. Joint founder of the f1 Back2Businessship programme for returning to work parents & contributed to a House of Commons Select Committee in January 2016 on the Gender Pay Gap. Amanda is co-founder of the #BAME20/20 diversity programme which launched in June 2016 at the offices of Google. Mentor, trainer, coach and determined for everyone to get the best out of their career whatever their level and background. One of the best connected recruiters in London. Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and an advocate of driving the agenda for recruitment to be seen as a highly professional and aspirational career path.
Carlie Walker, Sector Lead – Sports & Entertainment
Carlie Walker has over 18 years of recruitment and sales experience working as a senior recruiter with companies such as LinkedIN, Reed and TotalJobs. She has a wealth of experience advising high level senior decision makers including C-Suite and working with brands such as Battersea Dogs Home, Nandos and Chelsea FC. Carlie has worked with companies advising them about implementing diversity initiatives around returners and the gender pay gap.
Jennifer Chapman, Sector Lead – Communications/PR & Influencer
Jennifer is an experienced recruiter specialising in media and marketing. With over twenty years’ experience in the industry covering digital; social; media as well as client and agency sales. After her maternity break Jennifer returned to the industry as Head of Client Sales at Mumsnet. She offers an intuitive deep understanding of the needs of candidates and employers and cares passionately about matching the right individuals to the roles she works on.
Megan Strang, Sector Expert PR/Influencer, Sports Marketing & Marketing
Megan started her career in events and experiential. She has over 10 years recruitment experience and has been with the f1 team for seven years. She progressed quickly from associate to sector expert. Megan is a highly intuitive recruiter; she works fast and accurately and is great at identifying talent.
Megan does a lot of work in Sports Marketing, Consumer PR and Marketing.
Joan Reilly, Sector Lead – Marketing & Digital
Joan’s background is in marketing and advertising. She was a business director at digital agency Blue Hive, part of the WPP group and know known as GTB. She has worked in digital marketing for Save the Children and digital and communications projects for car maker’s Ford’s global business.
Vicky Jackson, Senior Associate – Communications, PR & Influencer
Vicky has 10 years of Recruitment and Sales experience. Having spent the last 7 years working with various Adecco Group brands. Clients she has previously recruited for include but are not limited to; Centrica, Aspen, FSCS, Aviva, Co-operative Bank, Experian, Capital One, Jaguar Land Rover and National Grid.
Vicky has a collaborative and consultative approach to working, supporting clients with diversifying their recruitment strategies and offering help and advice to candidates in their journey to secure the next role in their career. Outside of work, Vicky enjoys spending time with her 8 year old son, going for walks and bike rides. She is also an avid baker, coffee lover and enjoys socialising with friends.
Nick Davies, Associate
Through his love of sport and playing cricket at a high level, Nick embarked on a new career within the recruitment industry. With the skills and experiences learnt during his sporting career, Nick has now transferred these skills to the talent sector.
Nick’s area of focus is working on the permanent side across a variety of sectors on briefs up to Director level covering the whole marketing and comms mix.
Candidates at all levels should contact him for insight into the market as well as hearing about new opportunities.
Declan Wood, Junior Associate
Declan graduated from King’s College London with a BA (Hons) in French and Hispanic Studies in June 2018. He decided to pursue a career in recruitment with a desire to transfer his skills acquired during his university degree and a year spent living in Europe in order to learn and succeed in the industry. Away from work his main hobbies include playing football and tennis.
Declan works on the freelance and contract team.
Jordan Ajebon, Junior Associate
Jordan graduated from Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland with a BA in Digital Media Marketing. He works on Marketing & Communications within Sports & Entertainment. When not in the office, Jordan can be found at the gym, exploring the city and the bars.
Arabella Kofi, Junior Associate
Arabella graduated from the University of York with BA (Hons) in English and Politics in July 2018. After university, she was a runner for a TV channel but decided to switch to recruitment due to an interest in people instilled by her degree. Outside of work she enjoys reading Gothic literature, as well as watching, writing and performing comedy.
Julia Ottaway, Accounts and Finance
Julia has worked in Finance since leaving school having trained with British Airways. Following a career in the travel industry and the family building business, Julia has been with f1 for many years, working on the Accounts & Finance side. Outside of work, Julia has a keen interest in Architecture and Interior Design and has recently finished a course of study in this.