26 years managing and directing recruitment companies. Now directing Media Contacts in its twenty-fifth year of trading. Does new business, in-house training and strategy. Probably the only media recruiter with a music degree and a single figure golf handicap.
With twenty years’ experience at the company, Rupert is Managing Director of Media Contacts, responsible for the day to day management of the company as well as continuing to recruit for select assignments. Rupert went from gardening to recruitment consultancy, being one of a rare breed of Londoners to be accredited by the Royal Horticultural Society. He has previously served as Chair of the Marketing, Media and Creative sector group of the REC, the industry’s leading trade association.
After a varied career involving fmcg executive search, IT contract recruitment and several years as a journalist, Julia went around the world for more than a year, chasing kangaroos and editing news for a Thai newspaper, and has come back to combine her previous lives into recruiting healthcare communications staff. Outside work, if she’s not in the gym or in the pub, she’s likely to be cooking or have her head in a book.
After leaving University with a degree in Culture, Media and Society, Jonathan moved into the education sector spending time working as an English teacher in South Korea and Spain. Jonathan recruits widely for the events industry. He spends his free time playing and watching sports – hoping that Newcastle United’s fortunes will improve – and travels as much as possible.
John is an experienced practitioner in public affairs and corporate PR, with a reputation for tenacity, creativity and affability. He led one of Weber Shandwick’ s most award-winning campaigns of all time, the ‘ We Believe in D&T’ programme for The Design and Technology Association which won a coveted Gold Lion at the Cannes Festival of Creativity. He was subsequently shortlisted in 2013 by Public Affairs News for “Public Affairs Consultant of the Year”.
When not looking after his four Jack Russell terriers, John keeps himself busy by getting involved in local politics, reading, and trips to the pub!
He also leads our newly-opened Birmingham office!
Ben is a consultant specialising in business publishing and conferences. Working on behalf of a wide range of businesses internationally, from start-ups to FTSE100. Covering a range of areas including Finance, Legal, Technology, Engineering, Commodities and more.
If you’re an experienced Conference Producer or Reporter, or a graduate keen to find out more about opportunities in media and publishing, I’d be more than happy to hear from you.
Before embarking on her recruitment career, Naomi spent 2 years with EMAP at KISS FM working in KISSTORY ‘s marketing function (and whilst she still has a very questionable taste in music and isn’t allowed anywhere near the office playlist, she is an unashamed, self-confessed events and media nerd).
Naomi has worked in both in-house and agency roles at a senior level for multi-site businesses where she’s lead teams to deliver recruitment projects from headhunting board level talent to delivering on high volume national contracts. Now, Naomi is responsible for all of our Events Marketing recruitment, from entry level to board level roles across business and consumer shows.
Naomi can advise you on how to hire well, cost effectively and can deliver results under pressure in a calm, logical and effective way.
Maz began working at Media Contacts after graduating from Edinburgh University with an MA in politics. Her varied background includes a year au pairing in Paris, a spell charity fundraising for a homelessness charity and running a pub crawl in her home city of Edinburgh. She recruits widely across the publishing and events industry. In her spare time you will usually find her cooking, watching films or touring the city’s Wetherspoons.
Michael has joined us for his university placement year, and has interests in marketing, HR and management. Following his placement year he will return to the University of Lincoln to complete his Business and Marketing degree. Outside of work and study he enjoys going to the cinema with friends, reading and cooking.
After getting her BA in Sociology and Social Policy, from the University of Leeds, Moradeyo embarked on a few professional and personal adventures, one of which was moving to sunny Seville for three months! Now, her role within the Events and Exhibitions team, at Media Contacts, is perfectly complimented by her love of travel, food and socialising!
Graduating with a degree in English Literature from Exeter, Ted now works as a consultant in the media and events industries.
He spends his free time cycling, playing tennis, cooking, and trying to plough through the unread books on his bookshelf.
Marcus has been in recruitment in for 2 years, starting out in the financial services sector. Having switched over to recruiting sales positions for media owners, he works with a variety of events and publishing companies. Outside of recruitment Marcus enjoys playing rugby, boxing and hanging out with his mates in the pub.
Jess, originally from South Africa, moved to London after finishing her degree, looking to travel and experience more of what the world has to offer. After 6 years in the banking industry in London, she spent 2 years in sunny Australia working as a Customer Service manager in renewable energy, before moving back to London. Her passions are table-top gaming and travel.
Steve has had a 20 year recruitment career working across Education, Legal and Healthcare markets and works within the Media Contacts Healthcare PR & Comms team. Steve returns from a 3 year career break following the sale of the Healthcare recruitment agency he co-founded in 2016 to be a full-time stay at home Dad to his son Gene and a Boston Terrier called Elvis.
After moving to London in 2016, Alex worked in the events, digital and retail industries across operations, sales and marketing. He then decided to specialise in events recruitment, using his background knowledge to assist clients/candidates and ensure that they get the best possible outcome from the recruitment process. Alex’s interests include sports and music, and his claim to fame is that he was was Harry Styles’ badminton partner in high school.
Rob has over 3 years’ experience in media recruitment. He has joined Media Contacts as a Senior Consultant harnessing his blend of recruitment and media experience. Outside of work he plays rugby during the winter and relaxes at the pub during the summer!
In 2018 Kevin moved to London after living in Singapore and Australia. He now works as a Recruitment Resourcer for Media Contacts specialising in the Media and Events Industry. Prior to this, Kevin worked in many fields ranging from hospitality to disability support and service coordination.
In his free time Kevin can be found cooking, playing music, painting and trying to get healthy through Crossfit.
Aoife studied law for a year before realising that she was far more interested in PR and Events. She then graduated with a diploma in Events Management before moving to London from Ireland in September to pursue this interest further. Since moving here she has had jobs in fundraising and sales before finally settling on PR Recruitment and making use of the breadth of her experience.
When not in work, you can find her either sitting around reading piles of books or re-watching game of thrones for the 200th time!