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Partnership Executive

Catherine Stokes

Hi, I’m Cat, and I’m a Partnership Executive here at Allen Associates. I work closely with our Managing Director Eleanor Bromage, maintaining high levels of client engagement and service, supporting our business development activities, and building our network of business contacts in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Catherine Stokes
What were you doing before you joined Allen Associates? 

I’ve worked in recruitment for the last 8 years, mainly in Account Management which focuses on building relationships and producing a high level of service to both the client and candidates. Nothing quite beats the buzz of finding a brilliant candidate who is perfect for the client or having a client return because they received a great service.

Briefly describe what you do on a day-to-day basis

My role focuses on managing and fostering relationships with clients. Understanding the hiring needs for prospect and current clients and ensuring a high-quality service delivery. On a day-to-day basis this could involve identifying new clients, pitching our services, staying up to date on industry trends, market dynamics and establishing client requirements so we can ensure we are supporting them with their growth plans.

What do you like most about your role?

I get to talk to lots of different people about the work that we do at Allen Associates! I am very passionate about who we are, what we do, and how we can help.  

What do you think makes Allen Associates different from other agencies?

My colleagues genuinely care about each candidate, client, and placement. I am very lucky to work with people that support you and push each other to achieve great outcomes. We are always striving to be better, and this is encouraged by all the management team so whether it’s additional individual training, or as a wider team, they provide you with the tools that you need to succeed.

Tell us something about yourself and your interests.

I grew up in the Isle of Man, so I really enjoy being outdoors! In 2021 I renovated a Volkswagen van into a camper and took trips around the UK. I want to do a new renovation project in the coming years. I love music and so my weekends are usually full of festivals or live music events.