- Principal RecruiterClient Side MarketingPhone: 0117 926 9530
Chris leads our client side and agency marketing recruitment team, bringing together talented marketers across the South West and South Wales with ambitious start ups, thriving SMEs, challenger brands, global organisations and agencies.
Chris shares what it's like to work at ADLIB.
When I was a kid I wanted to become…
A fighter pilot.. or an Astronaut! I grew up with a fascination of fighter jets and space and even did my work experience at RAF Lyneham, but when I found out I needed Maths and Physics at A’level I said goodbye to my dream, funny how nearly 20 years later I am fascinated by Physics and wish I had studied it. With Virgin Galactic and SpaceX I still harbour hopes of being an Astronaut for a day in years to come. Never say never.
For me, this is “what working at ADLIB” is all about:
A fun, collaborative, and grown-up working environment. We all know how to get our heads down and manage our own workload without stepping on each other.
We have such a strong brand that most candidates and clients already know us which is such a strong starting position. But it's our way of working, honesty, and candidate and client management which ensures we have long-lasting relationships and repeat business. As a business, we’ve come such a long way, and with flexible working and our BCorp certification, it’s a business I’m really proud to work for.
My biggest feel-good moment since I’ve been at ADLIB:
There hasn’t been a single stand out moment when I felt better than any other day. It’s great placing people into exciting roles, but I just get so much satisfaction coming in every day to a great working environment and working with talented, fun and professional colleagues. It might sound like a cliché but it’s genuine.
How I explain what I do at a party:
I usually start by saying I work in recruitment but please don't hold that against me! Recruiters can sometimes have a bad name, so I try and explain why we're different, that you couldn't find a group of more honest recruiters, and that my role within the business is to recruit specialist Marketing professionals (as most people have no idea what I mean by Client Side), once I throw in a few names of the incredible brands and businesses we work with, they usually have a better understanding of what I do.
Beyond recruitment at ADLIB, I care about...
This is easy, my family means more to me than anything. I have two beautiful children and a loving, caring partner who is step mum to my kids, and they are the driver behind everything that I do. I am a strong believer in sustainability and helping reduce our carbon footprint on this world, which is why I love the fact we have our BCorp certification and we at ADLIB are doing everything we can as a business to become carbon neutral.