Five New Recruits for Allen Associates
One of Oxfordshire’s leading independent recruitment consultancies, Allen Associates, has invested in a dedicated candidate resourcing team and appointed its first marketing and business development manager.
Allen Associates, which was established by Kate and Rob Allen in Oxford 19 years ago, has taken on four graduates whose main role is to research and identify suitable candidates for a wide range of administrative, PA, HR, marketing and finance roles at all levels on behalf of Oxfordshire-based clients.
Ben Horne, Kyran Pritchard, Marta Maroto Bueno and Nisha Khan make up Allen Associates’ new candidate resourcing team.
In addition, Allen Associates has recruited Jane Digby to the newly-created role of marketing and business development manager. With over 25 years’ marketing experience behind her, Jane’s most recent role was as proposition marketing manager at RM Education based at Milton Park. She said: “I’m very much looking forward to capitalising on Allen Associates’ excellent reputation for marrying up client and candidates’ needs by enhancing our presence in the market, both locally and further afield. I will also be focusing on developing our relationships with current and new customers to gain a deeper understanding of their needs now and in the future.”
Commenting on the move, Kate Allen, managing director at Allen Associates, said: “Our business has seen significant growth in recent years as we’ve continued to invest in the highest calibre of recruitment consultants and ongoing training to ensure our clients and candidates receive the best possible service. The addition of a dedicated resourcing team and the creation of a dedicated marketing role are testament to our continuing investment in the client and candidate experience.
“As most employers know, the recruitment market in Oxfordshire is incredibly competitive. We want to do everything we can to tap into the talent that is out there, not just locally but across the Thames Valley and in London, and take proactive steps to match these quality candidates with the exciting roles we have on offer.
“The appointment of an experienced marketing manager marks the start of a new chapter for us as we look to capitalise on fresh opportunities and further explore our growth potential, in existing as well as new markets.”
The first recruitment agency in Oxfordshire to achieve the coveted Investors in People Gold status, Allen Associates now employs a team of 20 people and is dedicated to meeting the temporary and permanent resourcing needs of thriving businesses, charities and educational organisations.