Delivering a fully integrated service to build a Management Team in 5 weeks

The brief was from a challenger brand in the utilities sector who were relocating their Digital Marketing & Technical team to Central London.

Cute were asked to resource the very best talent from either within the utilities sector or telecoms & travel sectors. The brief was to provide a quality short list for review that had been fully researched and face to face vetted, who understood the pressures of a fast moving consumer brand, and a list that in our opinion would be a successful blend of personalities.

Cute Creative commenced a search of both active and passive Digital Marketing and Communications professionals in the Central London area with our goal being to find a Head of Digital, Customer Retention Manager, Website Content Manager, PR & Communications Manager, Digital Manager, and a number of support people.  The salaries ranged from £45k to £90k.

The further challenge was to deliver the shortlist within 10 days and have the team ready to commence in new central London offices within a 6 week window!  A tough challenge in terms of the senior candidates that had lengthy notice periods and it meant we had to deselect a number of suitable candidates as they weren’t available quickly enough, despite having the right skills and experience.

Working closely with the CMO and the HR team, Cute were able to conduct a targeted advertising, search and selection campaign, short-listing an initial list of 26 candidates for client review.

Interview days were held in a Covent Garden hotel by the Cute team of that initial 26 which resulted in 15 face to face client interviews, 8 second stage meetings and 5 accepted offers and successful placements.


I have had the pleasure of working with Lydia and could not recommend her highly enough. She has an excellent understanding of the recruitment and marketing space and takes time to fully understand the needs of clients and candidates. She is indeed, one of the most thorough and professional business persons I have come across. Lydia’s refreshing and genuinely ‘value adding’ approach to recruitment services were key in me taking on the opportunity at the Utilities Company. I very much recommend Lydia and Cute Resource Solutions.

Riman Verma,
Digital Marketing Manager