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Abbey Bennett

Consultant, Marketing

My background

I hold over 5 years of successful recruitment experience which has historically been on the corporate communications side, though more recently I have been given the opportunity to bolster VMAGROUP’s marketing permanent practice which has been going from strength to strength.

Amongst other related areas, I focus in the technology marketing sector, though as a marketing practice, we are sector agnostic. We can show you the whole market across the different sectors at the level you are looking, which is unique to VMAGROUP and gives you the opportunity to explore other prospects you may not have previously considered.

I give holistic, consultative and long term advice to my network as I have had the luxury of doing both communications and marketing recruitment which I feel gives me a more informed perspective when discussing your career options or hiring needs.

So far in my career I have been fortunate enough to have worked with extremely reputable FTSE50 listed companies through to small/medium sized businesses to start-ups, both on the agency and in-house side.

I have recently successfully placed with Sainsbury’s, Experian, NTT Data, Linklaters LLP, Clifford Chance LLP, Betway, the British Heart Foundation amongst many more.

Please feel free to give me a call to discuss marketing opportunities.

My core hours are 9 – 6pm though I am happy to meet either side of these.

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My specialisms

Geographically, I cover marketing positions in London and the South West, predominantly Bristol, Gloucestershire and Bath, having grown up in the area and now splitting my time between London and Cheltenham.

My recent projects 

Some of the roles I have recently filled include:

  • ​Senior Internal Communications Manager at a National Retail Company
  • Internal Communications Executive at a Global Fintech Company
  • Head of Internal Communications at a National Charity Organisation

What my clients and candidates have said about me

Client

"When recruiting for my backfill, Abbey took time to get to know the business, its challenges and culture so that she could provide a shortlist of people who a) had the right skills, and b) would be a good fit. 
Abbey met with candidates first and briefed them fully – meaning that the shortlist was difficult to criticise. Abbey provided me with insight into the current market, trends, and gave very open and honest feedback through the process. I unreservedly recommend Abbey for your recruitment needs, whether you are a client/ hiring manager, or a candidate looking for your next role." 

- Luke Murdoch, Internal Communications Consultant

Candidate

"Abbey was a really conscientious recruiter. Her biggest strength was showing care for her candidates, she regularly kept me up to date with progress and provided reassurance when I needed it. Abbey also prepared me well for my interviews and made sure I was in the most confident frame of mind."
- Farrukh Tariq, Internal Communications Manager at Royal Mail

"Abbey is a proactive and communicative recruiter; she was supportive, professional and energetic throughout the whole interview process, and always available for any questions or concerns I had. She is genuinely passionate about her clients’ needs, as well as her candidates. I’m now working for a great company in an interesting role and Abbey was instrumental in making that happen – thank you Abbey."

- Will Baxter, Innovation & Efficiency Communications Advisor at Linklaters

"Abbey was a great help when placing me at my new company. She really listened when I told her about my skills and experience and what I was looking for in my next challenge. She also took the time to check in with me several times both before and after I started my new role, making the transition really nice and easy. Thank you!"
- Jennifer Ferreira, Internal Communications Manager at ELEXON

"It was an absolute pleasure working with Abbey to secure my current role. She was both professional and supportive during my job search. I would highly recommend Abbey and her peers at VMA as the go-to comms recruitment specialists."
- Tasneem Yahya, Global Intranet Coordinator at IFS

"I had a fantastic experience working with Abbey to secure my current role. She was efficient, timely and full of knowledge about the role, the company, and was able to give great insight to help me with my decision-making. As someone who hadn’t gone through a recruiter before, I felt completely at ease with the whole process with Abbey’s guidance. I would recommend Abbey to anyone who asked!"
- Millie Miller, Internal Communications Co-ordinator at Clifford Chance

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