THE DIRECTORS

We have always upheld our belief that the key to our business success is our strength of service, passion and integrity.

NICK AND JULES

As we have grown, the foundations we put in place have enabled us to become more successful each year and we have gone on a fantastic journey helping to shape our clients businesses with strong relationships developed within the industry.

Leading our growing business over the past 18 years has been such a rewarding journey and we know that Impact has incredible and talented people who are so passionate to deliver to our candidates and clients.

And so 18 years on, we recognise we have built a business that remains ambitious, acts responsibly and strives to make a difference to the industry by creating talent opportunities from a diverse talent pool. Our clients and candidates tell us that Impact is an unbeatable choice for the industry and we look forward to even greater success in the future.

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Seb Mannering

Seb joined the team with a proven track record of delivering the top talent across Digital Product and Project Management and has quickly found his footing in our Tech Division. Driven by an affinity for providing service excellence and an avid interest in modern technology,

Seb tries to fill his spare time either socialising or pursuing his hobby of writing fiction though is no stranger to the occasional Netflix binge. He also likes to dabble in snooker, golf and 5-a-side football; though when it comes to sport he would describe himself as a ‘jack of few trades, mediocre at some’

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Rachel Lenihan

Rachel joined Impact as a tried and tested senior recruiter with over five years’ experience delivering service excellence to clients and candidates alike. In her time in recruitment, Rachel discovered a penchant for placing Marketing, Creative Production and Project Management professionals in the best creative agencies and media organisations across London, which made her a natural fit for the team at Impact.

Since joining us this summer, Rachel has very quickly immersed herself in the Impact way of doing things and has made a lasting impression on the clients and candidates that she has spoken with so far. We look forward to great things from Rachel.

When away from her desk, Rachel can be located in either a local watering hole or fancy eatery, though she has been known to spend an inordinate amount of time doing online shopping.

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Layla Sahel

Coming from a fashion background, I’ve always been an avid gallery-hopper, with a particular interest in street fashion! When I’m not out with friends having drinks or going to gigs, I’m trying to zen out with my new yoga obsession.

My professional background is sales and student recruitment so I’m very excited to be merging my creative and sales experience in my new role at impact!

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Abdi Mohammed

Abdi is Senior Consultant specialising in Mid to Senior level Tech appointments . Abdi brings a wealth of recruitment experience and he will work across our extensive media, creative and award winning global brand client base. Coming from a IT tech background for over 4 years he is keen to hit the ground running starting the new Tech division within Impact.

Abdi also promotes a healthy lifestyle. He is a boxing fanatic and enters boxing competitions regularly to test himself. You will find him in the weekend either in the boxing gym or watching an Arsenal game (Former season ticket holder it hurts too much).

He is hugely keen on building new connections within the field and loves to develop relationships with clients to the point of complete comfortability in knowing that he will deliver when called upon.

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Chris Beamish

Chris is Managing Consultant of the HR division and he focuses on mid to senior level hires across the creative, media and tech industries. Chris prides himself on his relationship driven and consultative style, partnering large media groups and smaller independent agencies alike. He enjoys networking within the HR industry and is instrumental with our client events, specifically around diversity.

Chris is a father to his daughter (admittedly still learning on the job) and is known to be an intrepid traveller (highlights include Nicaragua, New Zealand and South Africa), a huge Man United fan and has been known to belt out a few karaoke tunes!

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Chanelle Morgan

Chanelle joined Impact in the Summer of 2018 and has loved building her network and experience within digital marketing. She has had great successes placing fantastic candidates for some of the biggest brands and agencies, as well as building strong relationships with some of the most in vogue SMEs.

She is well known for three things: her passion for Digital Marketing, her love of Spring Rolls (it must be lunchtime o’clock somewhere) and her enthusiasm for hot yoga and fitness.

When she is not at work, you will most likely find her travelling the world with her son or spending time cooking healthy meals.

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Josie Marjoram

Josie joined Impact last December as a team assistant to our Temporary Support Division After working in insurance for 4 years, she felt like she wanted to break into creative recruitment, which led her to Impact. Josie now supports the Temp team with admin duties and our candidates with weekly payroll and general enqueries.

Josie is also a qualified hairdresser so you’ll find her at the weekends cutting friends and families hair. She also has a passion to travel so you’ll always hear her planning her next thrill-seeking adventure.

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Natasha McAteer

Natasha joined Impact to be a part of the temp support team helping creative people get into the creative industries through temping. Originally from a background in medical recruiting for clinical trials she signed up as a candidate to find the perfect role within a creative environment, but decided she had to stay after meeting several members of the team and loving the Impact vibe.

Outside of work you will find her at the Cinema, Secret Cinema or binging Netflix… bit of a film geek. She also loves animals and went full vegan a year ago after being vegetarian for 13 years, she has a strong interest in sustainable fashion and the environment. After a big night out you will find her playing a geeky game on the Xbox.

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Michaela Green

Michaela is an Associate Consultant with the permanent support team. She originally joined Impact as a candidate looking for her first role in the big city, but was quickly snapped up once the team saw her potential. As an Associate, Michaela is in charge of resourcing the best candidates for the support team and matching them up to their dream roles.

In her free time you can find Michaela with her nose in a new play, practicing a monologue in an acting class or freezing her limbs off outside a stage door. Or when she’s feeling particularly smug she can be found digging out her hockey stick and playing a good stress relieving hockey match.

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Amy Ciobanu

Amy is passionate about accounting & finance in a creative industry and has 3 years’ experience in accounting. After working for different industries she joined Impact as a credit controller.

Amy would describe herself as motivated individual, enthusiastic and hard-working. Outside work, Amy loves to ski, travel, play xbox one, music festivals and nights out with friends.

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Nikita Thakrar

After studying Accounting in school and university, Nikita knew it was the career for her. She started her career as an Accounts Assistant and worked her way up to Finance Manager. She has previous experience in recruitment before joining Impact and just loves the atmosphere!

Outside work, she loves to binge Netflix, travel, go out with friends and family and loves to take over the dancefloor at parties.

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Emily Bowyer

Emily has extensive experience recruiting digital and traditional Marketeers whilst working with brands such as Google Deepmind, Universal Music, WPP, The Kering Group and Fox.

She joined Impact as a recent grad and is one of our huge success stories – starting her career as an Associate and rising through the ranks to eventually lead our Marketing team and form part of our Management Team. She is instrumental in leading her team through growth and continued success.

In her spare time, she expresses her creativity through art, explores cool places and tries new things, both locally and abroad.

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Hannah Willmore

Hannah is our Office Manager and she is not only here to make the office a comfortable and lovely place to work, but that it runs as efficiently as possible!

She doesn’t take herself too seriously but always keeps the culture at Impact buzzing whilst committed to ensure everyone has a good time prior to social events or parties. She keeps the music playing, plants watered and interior of the office as aesthetically pleasing and colourful as possible for any visitors.

In her spare time you will find her inspired by all things creative or music related, binging on Netflix series and spending time with her sisters!

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Gemmarose Paned

Gem is an experienced interim and temporary specialist partnering with multiple companies in the Media, Creative and Luxury retail sectors.
Gem has 4 years recruitment experience and a proven track record in interim finance space. She is proud at being the first Impactee to win Consultant of the month within 8 weeks of joining! Other than being our dedicated temp and interim finance specialist she also sits on our Social Impact team where she has assisted with talks and round table events on topics such as BAME and Wellbeing in the work place and is one of our mental health first aid champions.
Outside work, you’ll be able to find Gem on the dance floor as she is a trained Latin dancer and it’s her passion, she’ll be either attending a class or assisting in teaching one! Gem also loves attending superhero based events if not being at home with friends and loved ones watching and singing along to a Disney film!

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Holly Williams

Holly started with Impact with a few years sales experience under her belt and has taken recruitment in her stride! She is an accomplished recruiter with fantastic knowledge in Junior – Part Qualified Finance Candidates and opportunities.

She has had great successes here at Impact and built fantastic relationships with clients within the Media and Creative industry. Holly prides herself on her client and candidate care and will go above and beyond to provide to consultative advice and service.

Holly loves to travel and has been to a total of 22 countries and counting! Latin America holds a special place in her heart and she would love to return one day. She has a passion for experiencing new foods and cultures and she is constantly planning her next trip!

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Aleks Piasecka

Initially Aleks joined us as a candidate however due to our fantastic service decided she wanted to explore finance recruitment. Aleks sources great candidates for our consultants, placing them across our fantastic client base.
She brings a solid understanding of finance due to her previous work experience and can relate to our candidates as she went through the same journey and wants to continue to provide that same great service she received with her own twist on it!
When Aleks isn’t at work you’ll find her either at the gym doing a HIIT class, having a snack (her fav is chocolate covered pretzels!) or at home curled up on the sofa with loved ones watching a crime series.

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Tom Wachnicki

Tom oversees 3 team members whilst focusing on qualified finance positions across a variety of clients from start-up tech businesses, Global Agencies to Production/TV/Film companies. Tom came into the team mid 2016 with 1 years Recruitment experience and applied his knowledge to work with a handful of existing media clients but also breaking into new clients such as Improbable, Sony PlayStation and Warner Music.

Tom thrives on events and co-hosted a GDPR event with a number of HR professionals in the creative industry as well as hosting networking events for his finance candidates and clients.

In his spare time, Tom will most likely be eating pasta, going to gigs of some of his favourite Hip Hop artists as well as exploring some of the finest luxury resorts across the world.

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Harley Marjoram

Harley is responsible for all internal recruitment within Impact; hiring our Associates, Consultants and Senior Consultants whilst building relationships across the industry. He ensures we have top talent joining us and works with the Co-Founders on our employer brand, keeping us a great place to work.

Harley moved into his new role from our HR team: he loves the fast-paced nature of creative recruitment and is passionate about life at Impact.

He has a degree in photography and when he’s not recruiting for us, you will find him in the gym practicing his Thai boxing skills, or banging his head against a wall because his beloved Southend Utd have lost… again!

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Renee Hayles

Renee is passionate about helping people and assists the HR division in sourcing candidates for Permanent, Temporary and Freelance roles. Recently joining the team with 2 years’ experience in a charity and a global music label. Renee has been applying and adding to her recruitment knowledge through extensive training and support from the Impact team.

With a degree in Business Management and previous experience in Talent Acquisition in creative companies, it was only right for Renee to join the Impact family.

In her spare time, Renee loves travelling, going to gigs and spending time with friends and family.

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Rebecca Adams

Before joining Impact, Becks had been living in Sydney, Australia which she would still consider her second home! After doing sales for a couple of years she joined Impact as an Associate and quickly progressed into a Consultant. She specialises in the junior HR market partnering with companies in the Creative, Media and Digital industries.

Becks would describe herself as someone who is always willing to help, she is part of the Social Impact Team and champions our efforts in caring about the environment and is part of the mentor programme. She is positive and empathetic with a passion for meeting new people.

Outside work, Becks loves to travel, ski and read her favourite British style magazine LOVE, although on your typical weekend you’ll find her attending a bottomless brunch or down the local with friends.

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Lucie Meri

Lucie is passionate about all things digital and recruits across Permanent, Temporary and Freelance within the Marketing division, partnering up with the likes of Burberry, WPP, as well as with smaller creative agencies across London and Europe.

With a degree in Marketing and previous experience in recruitment, it couldn’t have been more obvious for her to join the Impact family. She also sits in on our Social Impact Team and takes Social Responsibilities at heart.
Lucie is known as a professional dabber, bad joke teller, amateur photographer. Very French, very passionate and very HUNGRY (in every sense of the word & specifically when it comes to this last slice of cheese). A dreamer to some, she believes in the power of creativity and collaboration.

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Shannon Urwin

Shannon joined Impact as a Team Assistant to our Permanent Support Division, but has since worked her way up to Junior Consultant. Coming from a customer service background people are her passion, so a career in recruitment is a dream - matching the best candidates to their perfect, forever role (it also helps that she makes a cracking cup of tea, it’s the only reason the team keep her around!).

Outside work she is usually found in a muddy field at a festival with friends, binging on Netflix documentaries and cheese puffs, or relaxing at home with family and her fur babies, Oscar and Tallulah.

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Julia Dosne

Our Co-Founder Jules is passionate about providing exceptional levels of service and building true partnerships with our incredible clients. Together with Nick, she has built and grown Impact’s esteemed offering over the past 18 years and values all the relationships we proudly have.

Jules is now focused on the strategic and operational direction of Impact whilst running our client events, and establishing diversity partnerships between our clients and the community.

Life outside of Impact see’s Jules perfecting her swing as a keen ‘wannabe’ golfer and is a regular at the gym which allows for her love of fine wine, champagne and dining in the latest openings! She unwinds with her husband by soaking up the rays, with a cocktail in hand or indulging her need for speed on the slopes!

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Nick Evans

As Co-founder of Impact, Nick is dedicated to the growth and success of the company.

Nick is passionate about ethical business practices and he leads our Social Impact team. He has shaped the community work we undertake, making excellent relationships with clients, charities and organisations who are committed to using business as a force for good. Nick advises clients on inclusivity, runs projects with educational institutions such as Pimlico Academy and LCC and given a talk on the subject in Parliament

Outside all things Impact, when not being a doting father to 2 daughters, he is firmly in the middle of a mid-life crisis and can be found on his bike, in the gym, on ski’s, on a run etc etc. He’s also a proud Welshman, Liverpool supporter and amateur historian!

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Denise Watson

Dee has 6 years’ experience in Recruitment and joined Impact early 2017, covering a unique creative client base with outstanding temps.
She supports her candidate’s passions by helping them secure work in creative spaces. Dee is super organised and will always go out her way to make sure she’s on top on things for her and her team.
Dee embraces the importance of a work life balance and is a keen gym goer (and loves to motivate others to do the same!). You will find her on the weekend in a bar with friends dancing, house renovating or spending time with her niece and nephew.

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Ellen O’Mahony

Ellen started her journey here as a Temp Team Assistant and heading up payroll and quickly progressed into a 360 Consultant after falling in love with the way Impact recruit and the array of amazing clients her team get to work with on a daily basis!

After moving over from Ireland almost two years ago now, she stays loyal to her Irish roots by eating a bag of Taytos almost every day. Outside of work, you’ll often find Ellen at her weekly Netball games, Sunday morning markets (when she doesn’t have a sore head), being as cultured as possible whilst exploring London, and last but definitely not least babysitting her neighbour’s dog Molly.

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Michelle Davies

Michelle has been an integral part of the Impact family since 2014 and has grown from Consultant to her current role as Director & Head of Support. She has an extensive network and a wealth of experience partnering our clients and sourcing support candidates across the media and creative industries. She is part of leadership team and member of the Social Impact team, being instrumental in driving our ‘future proofing talent through diversity’ project.
With Welsh roots, she brings a sense of humour to the office as well as a competitive nature and unwavering client focus.
In her spare time, she can be found watching or sparring in the boxing ring or hanging with her nieces and nephews every opportunity she gets!

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Lauren Watling

Lauren has been recruiting support staff for the past 7 years and joined Impact beginning of 2017 .

As Senior Consultant, her clients span Impact’s core media and creative industries, from global entertainment and fashion brands to the network agencies of WPP, IPG and Publicis. Lauren’s continued success has seen her win Employee of the month on multiple occasions.

She is part of the Impact’s Pimlico Mentor project spending time supporting students during education and career choices. Outside work, Lauren has a passion for interior design and you will find her at Laura Ashley planning her next room. We also cannot forget the fact she is a fur mummy to Hugo.

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Gemma Luxford

Gemma made the move to London 2 years ago to pursue a career in recruitment due to her passion for the industry having been a producer in shopping TV in her previous career.

She describes joining impact as a ‘Cinderella shoe’ moment.

At the weekend, you’re likely to find Gemma at a country music concert… either watching or performing! She is a keen songwriter, owns 14 pairs of cowboy boots and is always trying to slide in a country song or two into the office playlist. When she’s not line dancing away at a concert she’ll be found with her two pugs Derek and Rupert, who as you can see are also in on the cowboy scene… YEEHA!

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Oli Cartwright

Oli works on the Support team on Perm and Contract roles. With a background in teaching English as a foreign language in Madrid and through working a stint in both fashion and graduate recruitment, Oli prides himself on his friendly, consultative approach with both candidates and clients. What drives him the most is matching great talent to big or emerging names in the creative / media space.

Outside of work, and sometimes during, Oli likes to dance like no-one’s watching, binge on foreign films and the occasional episode of Dance Moms, learn new languages, and socialise with his friends and his cat Nev. Sidenote: Keep him away from karaoke he will Take. You. Down..

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