Katie tells of her journey from sports event marketing expert to social enterprise founder & trailblazer.
Amber talks about her work at Wasserman, her reasons for working in the sports marketing sector, her personal ambitions and her hopes for a more inclusive sector as she forges ahead in her career. She shares her advise to young people trying to break into the industry.
Rebecca talks candidly about juggling a career and a family, the challenges during COVID-19 and how building a strong network has been invaluable to her.
Pippa shares her insights into her career to date and the reasons she is now full steam ahead building her leadership & career coaching business- Polygon Coaching.
Ammer has joined No Turning Back 2020 as an Advisor – here he talks to us about his career in product marketing within Technology for the Healthcare Industry a fast growth sector.
Emily and Jason are two of new No Turning Back 2020 Ambassadors – watch their 3 min video on their first year in the sports media sector and what they think about diversity and inclusion
We love it when our Returners find new careers and Aysem who was on the B2b programme 18 months ago has just started an online gift business. Read on to find out how she has transitioned from marketer to business owner.
We worked with Charlotte when she was in London between 2003 and 2010 – hear about how her career has developed in the entertainment and sports sector since then.
Rachel is rocking her career in sports marketing and one of our hero women who has been in the sector for 18 years. We found her her first 2 jobs and have worked with her for many years.
Toks, a 2020 No Turning Back Ambassador contracted at John Doe through f1 before joining them permanently just before the first lockdown in 2020. Here he talks to camera about why he enjoys his work so much.
Hephzie is a 2020 No Turning Back Ambassador – she talks about her career to date in PR and Publicity; her time at Freuds and then Riot and in November 2020 she starts a new role as a Senior Publicist for Sky Documentaries.
From a rookie in the sector aged 19 back in 2006 to owner manager in 2020 George talks about his career to date in sports marketing.
Here Katie talks about her career to date and what inspires her to help attract more black talent into the Media Industry.
Rupal has been a BAME2020 ambassador since the launch of the movement in July 2020 – here she shares some of her thoughts on her career to date.
Vik has just joined BAME2020 as an Ambassador as we launch No Turning Back – here about his role as an Influencer Specialist at BCW
Daks joins our BAME2020 as a new Ambassador for the launch of our No Turning Back 2020 programme. Read her thoughts on her career to date and why she thinks there aren’t enough black marketing professionals at the top of our sector. She has just started a new role in October 2020 as an SAE at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
Chris was recruited into the Chelsea FC London commercial team nearly 10 years ago by f1 recruitment. Here he talks about his career to date.
Xenia is one of our new BAME2020 ambassadors for No Turning Back joining the movement in July 2020. Read about her career in sports marketing so far..
We first met Toffee back in 2014 when he was a graduate of the acclaimed Taylor Bennett programme. We helped him find his first role in corporate comms at TATA Limited where is continuing his career some 5 years later…….
Hear how Carina got into the sports marketing sector and how she sees success in the industry.
We have known Chris for many years and found him his current role as MD of Stripe London. Read about his career journey.
Fleur now runs her own business after a career with IMG first in London and then in Dubai. We have followed her career over the last decade and she is one of a number of entrepreneurial women in the sports marketing sector striking out on their own,
Nwora joined the BAME2020 community last year and currently works as a commercial executive at the Advertising Association.
We met Emmanuel in 2015 and he became one of our first BAME2020 ambassadors. From the outset we saw his enthusiasm and commitment to the PR profession.
We met Shana in 2016 when she became one of our first ambassadors for BAME2020. She was part of our launch team for Google. Shana is a great example of someone who wants to make change in our sector; here she tells us more about her new venture and the creation of Generosity Bank.
We have worked with Mark since finding him a role at Dixons Carphone (then DSGI Group). Read more about his career whilst living and working with MS.
James Gauduchon, Head of Commercial Marketing Middle East & Asia at Costa Coffee
James moved to Costa Coffee when Whitbread sold and has progressed his career over the last 18 months since the sale. The role he took through f1 originally was leading the marketing effort of a project to re-brand Beefeater, the restaurant chain once synonymous with dining on steak.
I found out about f1 from an old school friend. I had just finished rowing full time as part of the GB squad and had only the smallest amount of office-based work experience. I didn’t know what to expect but f1 was very thorough. They explained how important it is to be able to tell your story, which was hard for me at the time. When I realised I couldn’t continue to row the only thing I was certain of was that I wanted to stay in sport. The GB rowing squad had sponsors like Lucozade and Siemens so I knew that someone had a job to make partnerships with sports teams happen. While I was rowing I decided to do a Masters in marketing with a sports related thesis. I utilised all my contacts, asking friends and fellow athletes what and who they knew. I had hundreds of cups of coffee with people.
I was contacted by f1 recruitment at the end of March 2013, regarding an opportunity in the sport marketing sector. At the time I was an analyst in the investment banking department of one of the world’s biggest banks.
Nicola is now a Partner at corporate comms and PA consultancy Milltown Partners. We found her a role as Head of Public Affairs at Mondelez, a completely new role, following Kraft’s huge and very public takeover of Cadbury. Here is her story.
I first met f1 in 2006. I was aiming for a career in journalism and doing internships, but not enjoying them as I thought I would. They helped me find my first role at Mischief and then moved me to New York to work for M&C Saatchi where I have been for the last 8 years.
When I met f1 back in 2004, I’d been working in investment banking for 11 years and wanted a career change to something more entrepreneurial, using my skills learnt from equity sales. f1 listened to me, found out what I’d been doing and then rather than me saying “I want X” they matched me very cleverly with Rory Godson, Founder of Powerscourt. At the time there were four or five people working there and we hit it off straight away. I am now CEO, the company employs over 60 people & we are in the Top Ten UK financial pr consultancies.