The client

Established in 1991, Source Design are a passionate team of creative thinkers, technical pros & talented designers working together with their clients to create truly inspiring brands.

Based in Shrewsbury, their clients include some of the largest local and national businesses in the UK, including Tyrells Crisps, Northgate, West Mercia Energy and the World Duty Free Group.

A successful digital communications agency, their dedicated team provides a wide range of design services, including packaging, print, web, e-commerce, social media, apps and animation – plus, more strategic work including SEO, analytics, website heat-mapping and brand strategy.

The relationship

Source Design were looking for one year’s maternity cover for a Digital Marketing Executive and required a reliable agency to help them attract the right calibre of talent. It would be the first time ESA Group would partner with the business and it was therefore crucial that a naturally creative person was found promptly, to help fill the temporary gap in Source’s team.

The focus was to find a skilled and confident candidate, who were a good fit for the friendly and driven company. They would ideally need at least 2 years of similar agency experience - plus good written and digital skills across a wide range of platforms including Google Analytics and Adobe packages. Whilst agency-side candidates can be straightforward to find, the challenge would be to find someone who would gel with the outgoing team and who could travel easily to Source’s Shropshire location.

The result

Senior consultants at ESA Group built a great relationship with Source. By visiting their modern offices and sitting down with the Managing Director to fully understand the nuances of the role, we were pleased to have placed a happy candidate to the business in a good timeframe and look forward to working with them in the future.

The testimonial

“Not having working with ESA before, and with reluctance to use recruitment agencies generally (having had a bad experience in the past) after meeting their specialist consultant at our offices I felt at ease. They wanted to know all about the business, the role and the potential for personal development. I felt she understood our requirements fully and utilised her skills to find us several quality candidates, in a relatively short space of time. 

I would recommend ESA and definitely use them again having had my faith restored in recruitment agencies."

 Sally Tringham, Managing Director, Source Design

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