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Recruitment for the creative sector.

We believe that s**t hires, lead to s**t jobs, which is no good for anyone, that's why we only place candidates in roles where they can thrive, in their very own place to be.

NO MORE
S**T HIRES

It’s simple. We get to know you and we get to know them. So we can match you together. Of course there is a lot of detail and structure behind the processes we follow and methods we use, but we are not going to bore you with that here…

Our Process

1. BRIEF

It starts with the brief. This is not about getting the job description from you (obviously we will take that too). If we are working with you for the first time then to begin we really need to spend time understanding your business and most importantly your culture. We prefer to do this face to face in your offices.

3. HIRE

We are then on to the hire. We’ll talk you through our shortlist, you’ll select who you want to interview and when and we’ll do the rest.

 

When you’ve found your person, we take care of all the feedback and work with you to ensure we make a successful offer. We don’t stop there, we are in continual contact with you and your new team member right to the day they begin.

We find that by working with you exclusively on your role, you get the best results. It provides a focused, dedicated search for the right fit for your agency, there's no scatter gun approach here.

Exclusive Search

Sometimes you require a bit of flexibility, a short term piece of work, a short notice piece of work or just a sudden influx! Freelance and contract resources enable you to flex your team up and down quickly to meet the demand.

Freelance and Contract

You have won a new client, you need to build a team of multiple and varying roles, fast. Our retained project service is made for this.

Retained Project

We become part of you. An extension of your talent team. For a fixed monthly charge and reduced placement fees you get a dedicated service.

Retained Service

Services We Provide

2.SEARCH

Then comes the search. We can’t share our methods here, that’s our secret sauce. But rest assured, we are well connected and it's extensive.

 

We know the candidate market, where and how to find those hard to find, hidden gems. The candidate screening is the most important part. We really get under the skin of their outlook, attitude and motivators. We have to be sure anyone we shortlist to our clients not just fits the requirements of the role but your culture. We are not just going to send CVs and hope something sticks.

Our Team

BECKI BURTON

07841 637 539

Executive and Senior Hire Specialist

Becki has worked in the recruitment industry since 2007. Starting her career in recruiting healthcare professionals, she ran a successful desk but craved working in a more creative and exciting sector and moved into marketing in 2012, finding a real niche in the agency market which is a great fit for her personality! She launched The Place To Be in 2021 and now specialises in senior agency appointments and challenging client requirements using her experience and vast network to ensure client success!

 

Loves – Bella her Italian Greyhound. Her 2 cats, Dizzy and Rascal. Eating out, dog walks, holidaying with her husband and generally socialising!

ROMY JONES

07933 181 939

Integrated Client Services Specialist

Romy spent over a decade working in the fashion industry and built a proven track record in account management and relationship building, driving sales growth with an extensive network of fashion brands in London. Following a stint over in Sweden, Romy returned to Yorkshire and joined The Place To Be where she is using her skills to build a strong network of likeminded client services specialists and working with some of Yorkshire's best agencies!

 

Behind the scenes – CEO of a busy household, known as Mum to 2 little people, wife to a Welsh Geordie and about to embark on a house renovation.

ANGE HOUGH

07568 110 028

Digital and Creative Specialist

Ange started her career in a Wakefield Marketing agency as Production/Print buying specialist and made the switch to Account Manager so has in depth knowledge of agency life. She moved into recruitment in 2011 and never looked back, recruiting into agencies specialising in creative and digital roles. Ange had a short stint recruiting to in-house marketing roles however missed working in the agency market and reignited her passion for it when she joined The Place To Be this year.

 

Loves life with her fiancé and their fur kids.

ABBY BELL

07845 634 699

PR, Social and Content Specialist

After graduating with a degree in Business Marketing, Abby spent 5 years working in recruitment, cutting her teeth in the Construction sector, including Executive Search across a Northern remit. Following that, Abby has more recently been working for Amazon alongside Selling Partners by recruiting them to join an internal Partnership Programme. Here she helps them grow their business even further on the world's largest e-commerce platform, focusing heavily on their marketing strategy. Abby came to The Place to Be to couple her strong interest in marketing and consumer behaviour with her career in recruitment. 

 

Likes - reality TV, cooking and eating out, drinking wine, enjoying being newly engaged and taking photos of their North Macedonian rescue dog, Missy.

CORRIE LATIMER

07857 372 306

Corrie began working in Recruitment back in 2000 where she cut her teeth recruiting for the industrial sector. From there she moved into commercial and office roles as well as having experience in public sector. After having 3 children, in a bid to work flexibly and around the needs of a young family she set her own property development and letting company and also turned her passion for exercise into a career and is trained to deliver exercise classes and Personal Training. In recent years, as her children have grown up, Corrie has re-entered the world of recruitment. After a couple of years recruiting in the financial sector, she craved an opportunity to work in a more creative market – something much more suited to her personality and interests! She has now found her very own PlaceToBe and will be focusing on marketing and e-commerce roles in the consumer market!

 

Likes – spending time with her 3 daughters (usually!), regular trips to Spain and cooking.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

07841 637 539

We're always looking for the new people to add to our team.

Passionate about people? Then we want to hear from you. 

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