The BIO Agency is a global digital agency specialising in cross platform solutions. Their head office is in Central London and clients include Coca-Cola, BBC and Halfords. BIO pride themselves on being agents of digital change to their clients, with their employees being the driving force for innovation.
The BIO Agency had a number of open briefs due to new pitch wins and the demands of their existing clients. The digital agency landscape is incredibly competitive for top talent and BIO required a recruitment partner who understood the unique culture of the agency and source specialist skill sets. As four of the seven briefs reported directly to the CEO, it was vital that candidates were strictly assessed before interviews took place.
Atherton Stone filled seven positions over a twelve week period. During the initial meetings, a great deal of time was spent in the offices and meeting with management and staff to ensure we fully understood the culture of the company. For each position, a short list of four candidates was submitted and interview slots were booked in advance against an agreed hiring plan.
Positions Recruited Include:
- Client Partner
- Programme Director
- Account Director
The Clients View
Peter Veash – CEO
In January 2013 we engaged Jeremy on a multiple role project to further strengthen our delivery and client services teams. We needed to make a number of critical hires to support the growth of the agency.
I was very impressed with the results. The briefs were challenging but Jeremy was quickly able to match them to specific candidates in his network. He represented our company accurately to the these candidates, taking into consideration the unique culture we have in the agency. His attention to detail and grasp of our needs saved us a great deal of time. Over a short period, Jeremy placed seven key people in the business including a Client Partner for the agency’s largest client – these candidates have already made a hugely positive impact in the agency and on our clients.
I found Jeremy to be professional, knowledgeable and courteous at all times, and I would not hesitate in recommending him to any company in search of high quality personnel.
The Candidates View
Dominic Moore – Client Partner
I have known Jeremy for 4 years now and in that time we have discussed a number of interesting senior opportunities at leading agencies in London. Whilst these opportunities have always been compelling, I was not actively looking for a new role and so the timing had not been quite right. Earlier this year Jeremy briefed me on a Client Partner role at The BIO Agency. It was exactly what I was looking for, the role and the structure of the agency matched every aspect of my search criteria. Jeremy managed the recruitment process smoothly, communicating clearly and preparing me for every stage, which ultimately meant I went into every interview with confidence. His knowledge of the role, the people and the culture were excellent, which meant there were no surprises along the way. I would recommend Jeremy to any professional who is thinking about a move or simply seeking specialist advice about their career.