Executive Search Consultants

Led by Amanda Fone, our Executive Search consultancy team has over 30 years of experience both in the Marketing and Communications sector and within recruitment and search. 

Amanda Fone
Amanda Fone
Founder and CEO of f1 Search
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Amanda Fone has over 30 years in recruitment and search for the Marketing & Communications discipline. An irrepressible interest in helping your career and your business and a fierce advocate of the individual. Champion of inclusion, diversity and social mobility. Joint founder of the f1 / Starcom Back2Businessship programme for returning to work parents & contributed to a House of Commons Select Committee in January 2016 on the Gender Pay Gap.  Mentor, trainer, coach and determined for everyone to get the best out of their career whatever their level and background. One of the best connected recruiters in London. Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and an advocate of driving the agenda for recruitment to be seen as a highly professional and aspirational career path.

Kat McCreadie
Kat McCreadie
Managing Consultant
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Kat spent 15 years in marketing before joining f1, first in financial services and latterly in sport as former Head of Brand at Chelsea Football Club. Her deep understanding of the Marcomms sector, and particularly of the sport sector, enables her to  make connections quickly and effectively between candidates and clients. In her three years at f1 she has delivered results consistently and is known for her dogged determination to fill every role she works on. Call Kat for roles in marketing, CRM, research & analysis, digital, sponsorship and sales.

Nikki Drinan
Nikki Drinan
Managing Consultant
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Nikki has been at f1 for three years and is a consummate professional: she has strong relationships with her clients and is skilled at interpreting a brief. Nikki’s background is in events but many years’ experience in Marcomms recruitment means she has a deep understand of PR, marketing and events. Call Nikki for roles in corporate communications, marketing and events.

Rajeh Shaikh
Rajeh Shaikh
Associate Consultant
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Rajeh started her career in TV production before moving into Marketing and PR and has spent the last 7 years managing brands and campaigns both in the private and third sector. Over the course of her career, she has recruited for senior and junior roles in Comms, PR and Business Development. Rajeh is joining F1 recruitment to focus on Marketing and Branding role and also has expertise in Digital Marketing and Social Media.

External Consultants

Many of our clients have asked us about providing help for those first all important 90 days when a senior member of the team is transitioning into their new role.

The following senior executives have worked in the Marketing, Media and Communications sector for many years and have strong reputations in the industry. Some are trained coaches – others are able to give their experience from the front line in senior roles in the sector to help bed in your appointment.

Alison Clarke
Alison Clarke
Business Development Director at Huntsworth plc
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Alison has over 25 years’ experience working with some of the world’s best known global corporations. She has been CEO of leading consultancies in the UK and in Asia Pacific. Alison now runs her own consulting business and is developing a portfolio of non –executive, advisory and project roles. She is a Fellow and former Chairman of the PRCA and a Fellow and former President of the CIPR.

Liz Nottingham
Liz Nottingham
HR Director of Starcom Media Group
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I have been in HR working with sales, marketing and communications client groups all my professional life. A board director, trustee, coach and facilitator I am told that I have a nose for business along with the amazing ability to find the right balance between the business needs and the human needs and for both groups to feel supported. I  go outside the norm by being in touch with what drives employees, introducing innovative approaches whilst meeting the demands of creating a diverse talent base under very demanding business criteria.

Adrian Walcott
Adrian Walcott
Founder & CEO of The Sizzle Marketing Consultancy
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Marketing Brand & Employee Engagement Director with a successful track record in driving change. Including senior leadership roles at Barclays and Eurostar and senior account management roles at Ogilvy & Mather. Working Internationally on BAT, Nestle, and Unilever business. A Co founder of The Sizzle & Partners – we exist to make people feel more engaged in the companies they work for.