Amanda FoneFounder and CEO of f1 Search
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.
Nick DaviesSector Lead Designate – PR & Influence
Through his love of sport and playing cricket at a high level, Nick embarked on a new career within the recruitment industry in 2016. With the skills and experience learned from his sports career – high quality performance, attention to detail and resilience, Nick transferred these skills into the talent sector.
4 years on Nick is a Senior Associate at f1 working across PR, communications, marketing and sports marketing briefs at the mid to senior level. Nick has been an active advocate of BAME2020 and the f1 diversity and inclusion programmes. He works with the leadership team on No Turning Back 2020.
Candidates at all levels should contact him for insight into the market as well as hearing about new opportunities
Sally WellsNon Executive Director
Sally has enjoyed a varied and exciting career both as an entrepreneur and in a more corporate setting. She has managed hundreds of people and been CEO/MD of businesses in a variety of different sectors including logistics, education, recruitment, psychometric profiling and publishing. Over the last 12 years she improved the profitability of an international recruitment company by 500%. She then sold her share in the company to explore a new start up in education – subsequently sold to a psychometric profiling organisation.
Her experience includes mergers, strategic planning, people development – creating effective senior leadership teams, start-ups, business planning, and equity sales.
Sally joined Vistage in April 2015 and chairs London based groups of business leaders. The Groups consist of MDs and Business Owners of all types of companies, with a turnover typically in excess of £3 million. She has recently taken on the role of Best Practice Chair, helping other Chairs reach their potential.
She is also a Coach, Non-Exec Director and adviser to a huge range of clients throughout the UK. She joined f1 recruitment & search as a Non Executive Director in April 2021.