Brother UK

The Client

Brother UK markets a versatile product and services portfolio including colour & mono laser Printers, Fax Machines, Multi-Function Centres, All-in-one Inkjet printers, Labelling Machines, Web Conferencing, and Managed Print Services.  Products and services are available through selected retail outlets, specialist dealers or online.

The Assignment

In 2014, Atherton Stone were engaged by the Head of Marketing at Brother UK to assist with a number of requirements for an established but growing marketing team.  The client were keen to identify local talent with a focus on personal development and career progression.  As the structure of the marketing function was defined by specialism (e.g. digital, channel etc), it was important that each candidate had specific commercial experience and complimented the existing dynamic of the team.

The Result

Atherton Stone placed 3 roles over a 4 month period.  During the initial meetings, time was spent with management and staff to ensure that both the skills and cultural elements of the brief were properly understood allowing the research team to build a detailed tacit job description.

The structured interview process – including a personality profile and presentation to senior management – was outlined to all candidates at engagement reducing churn particularly between first and second stage interviews.


Positions recruited include:

  • Digital Systems Manager
  • Channel Marketing Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager


The Clients view

James Lawton-Hill – Head of Marketing

The team at Atherton Stone has worked with Brother UK now on several placements into the UK marketing team and the professionalism and commitment to finding the best talent is second to none.   They have contributed to the hiring of some extremely talented individuals into the team that are making a huge impact on the overall business.


The Candidates view

Nicoll Walsh – Digital Systems Manager

After working as a marketer and digital specialist within the construction and civil engineering industries for a number of years, I decided that it was time for a new challenge.  Mark and his team understood my career ambitions and expectations and were able to match my skills and experience with an exciting new role – working for an ambitious organisation where I am able to thrive.  I would recommend Atherton Stone without hesitation.