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Recruitment for the creative sector.

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…


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.

3. Hire

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

2. Search

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.

1. Brief

Our Team

Becki Burton

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!

07841 637 539

Ange Hough

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.

07568 110 028

Romy Jones

Integrated Client Services Specialist

Romy’s 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.


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


07933 181 939

Abby Bell

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, Abby recruited for both blue and white collar roles across a Northern Remit and also had experience within Executive Search. Following that, Abby has more recently been working for for Amazon alongside Selling Partners. Here she helped them grow their business even further on the worlds largest e-commerce platform focusing heavily on their marketing strategy, by recruiting them to join an internal Partnership Programme. 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 & eating out, drinking wine, socialising and taking photos of her North

Macedonian rescue dog, Missy

07784 100 992

This is the space to introduce the team and what makes it special. Describe the team culture and work philosophy. To help site visitors connect with the team, add details about team members’ experience and skills.

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

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 & Contract

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

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

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