Rachel Smith joins Ellwood Atfield to meet the needs of expanding customer demand for interim communications and PR professionals.
Ellwood Atfield, the head-hunting firm specialising in the recruitment of communications and advocacy professionals, continues its growth and commitment to clients with the appointment of Rachel Smith.
Rachel has recruited the brightest corporate and internal communications professionals for more than 10 years.
She will further boost Ellwood Atfield’s ability to cover maternity leave, plug gaps and undertake project work, often at very short notice for a diverse range of clients. The interim team supports each specialist practice area covering roles up to Global Communications Director across all industry sectors.
Rachel’s career began in Consumer PR with roles at both boutique and global brand PR agencies, including Revolver Communications and Ketchum.
She made the move into communications specialist recruitment in 2004 with VMA Group and has handled both permanent and interim roles across all communications disciplines. She found her niche as a specialist interim recruiter and has particular expertise in the area of internal and change communications.
Ellwood Atfield, 34 Smith Square, Westminster.
Jules Shelley, Director of Interim
I have worked with Rachel previously, and am delighted to welcome such a highly experienced & talented recruiter into the growing interim practice at EA. Rachel has an in-depth knowledge of the interim communications market, which helps to provide expert consultancy to our broad client base.
I’m very excited to be starting the next chapter of my recruitment life with Ellwood Atfield – and feel inspired by the team’s professionalism and commitment to exceptional service.
Expansion led by commitment to client service
The London team has welcomed 11 new colleagues in the last 12 months to expand its Health & Social Care, Agency, Internal Comms and Consumer PR teams. Delivering an outstanding service to every client is only possible with the best people, and Ellwood Atfield has grown to become the most experienced team of communications recruiters in Europe.
About Ellwood Atfield
We are the head-hunting firm specialising in the recruitment of communications and advocacy professionals.
Our expertise is recruiting into corporate and financial comms, public affairs, policy, PR, media relations, digital, and internal communications. We cover all levels of seniority, interim and permanent.
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