Following our most successful year to date, we're launching an office in London starting with our appointment of Kelly Simpson as client partner, heading up the London office as we look to the expand business in the capital at a time when demand for our services continues to grow.
With recruitment difficulties well documented, and The Great Resignation and quiet-quitting making retaining employees more challenging than ever, employer branding is at the forefront of plans for many organisations. We saw an increase of £1.7 million in year-on-year revenue in our most recent financial year and onboarded more than 20 new clients, working with companies including WH Smiths, Burger King and The NHS.
Kelly has a strong background in recruitment, headhunting, employee engagement, talent attraction and employer branding. She has held positions with Stafford Long, LinkedIn and, most recently, TMP Worldwide UK as client relationship director. Clients Kelly has worked with include King's College NHS, Marriott International, Westminster City Council, Southampton University, Sainsbury's, KPMG and Transport for London, winning multiple industry awards for projects she spearheaded.
On her appointment, Kelly commented: "From my first interactions with Chatter I was blown away by how much care and attention they give to both their clients and their people. They deliver exceptional client service, along with beautiful, bold creative and digital projects and they’re a bunch of delightfully straight talking people. That's the kind of company I want to be part of and I'm so happy to have been chosen to help build the agency in London."
Paul Ainley, Chatter’s managing director, added: “With lots of our clients already based in and around London, it’s great to have Kelly onboard to lead a new team permanently located in the capital. Her experience in leading senior relationships and her passion for employer branding and great client partnerships, combined with Chatter’s fresh approach to building and activating award winning employer brands, is something we’re all really excited about.
“Making people matter and genuinely putting people at the heart of an organisation has never been more important. More and more organisations are waking up to the fact that brilliant employer brands deliver much wider business benefits than ‘just’ recruitment and retention. If people feel they matter to work, work matters to them. We see demand for our services continuing at pace as companies realise that if they’re not actively managing their employer brand someone else is doing it for them – be that disgruntled employees, unimpressed interviewees or customers receiving sub-standard service. Can any business afford to take those risks?”