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Market Insight from Mark Muscroft

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Market Insight from Mark Muscroft

As Director for the South West, Mark brings with him a wealth of recruitment experience gained over the past 25 years. Mark previously set up and ran his own recruitment consultancy, and has recruited communications professionals for some of the UKs leading brands for the past 15 years. With a renewed focus on regional service delivery, Mark is leading the charge on promoting our offering across the wider south west and building relationships with the best communications and marketing talent in the region. He and the wider team will recruit across the communications and marketing spectrum, both interim and permanent, delivering the first class service our clients and candidates expect from VMA GROUP.

VMA GROUP have an enviable reputation as the leading communications and marketing recruitment consultancy in the UK. In support of future growth ambitions, and to serve to UK communications and marketing sector better, we are expanding our business in a number of ways in 2023 – regional growth is a major focus for us. Mark says “The past few years have seen more and more businesses invest in their internal communications and engagement functions, as more and more evidence points to engaged employees delivering better performance; equally, external communications and marketing teams are growing and evolving as new skills are needed and greater focus is given to building customer relationships.”

It’s clear too, that many businesses are giving greater priority to the role of communications in change and transformation programmes. With growth in internal, external communications and marketing, this highlights a growing demand for and indeed shortage of high calibre communications and marketing talent. This clear demand is particularly keen in the regions, as businesses of all sizes (not just the London-based global corporates) seek to grow their communications and marketing functions.

Acknowledging this increasing demand, VMA GROUP are growing their regional teams and the southwest is a key focus.

To keep abreast of opportunities across the South West region, or to explore how VMA GROUP might help your future communications and marketing hiring needs, please feel free to get in touch with Mark at


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.