Team

We have an amazing team! Collaborative, savvy and accomplished, our seasoned digital recruiters, fresh industry talent and graduate researchers fuse together to create Ignite Digital Talent. Find out more about the talented individuals who are making Ignite Digital Talent one of the fastest growing specialist recruiters in the UK:

What do you do?
As the founder of Ignite Digital Talent I lead our brilliant team to ensure we deliver time and again for our clients. I also stay closely networked with industry influencers and we are well placed to understand the issues and challenges our clients face.

And after hours?
I spend a large part of my weekend as a climbing frame for my 4 year old son and I’m also an amateur triathlete and I’m in training for my 3rd ironman event this year. I also follow Gloucester Rugby and Spurs, primarily from the sofa with a glass of red wine in my hand!

What led you to Ignite.Digital Talent?
I wanted to create an environment where success and respect were given equal billing.

My specialities are:
Digital technology and development, big data, analytics, data science and cyber security.

What do you do?

I ensure that all at Ignite Digital Talent bring our brand values to life. Focus on building great relationships with both clients and candidates and also unearthing the best Digital Marketing professionals and opportunities on the market.

And after hours?

Often found walking my dog, listening to and playing music and spending far too much time on social media.

What led you to Ignite Digital Talent?

Having the opportunity to be part of something exciting in a sector that I love, working with some amazingly talented people and building an agency that day to day lives and breathes the sector it recruits within.

My specialities are:

SEO, PPC, Paid Social, Content, Social Media, Web Analytics, Programmatic Advertising, Ad tech, Digital Strategists, Digital Project Managers.

What do you do?
With over 10 years' IT staffing experience, my main focus is in Technology, recruiting throughout the entire lifecycle which has seen my role in recruitment evolve throughout the years. As a professional Recruitment Consultant, I focus on all areas of software development that companies are looking for. My passion for technology recruitment, in particular within the financial services industry, means that I have a genuine interest in the business and candidates that I work with on a daily basis.

And after hours?
A mum of 2 girls (ages 3 and 5) keeps me busy out of hours. I really enjoy cooking and baking with my girls, as well as frequent trips to the climbing wall and gymnastics. My real passion is swimming and running, and I try to fit in a few sessions weekly.

What led you to Ignite Digital Talent?
To join a very creative and successful recruitment team, that share the same values in people as well as technology. In addition to know that Ignite invest in their own employees and offer an excellent work ethic!

My specialities are:
Digital marketing and Digital technology professionals, including: SEM, Analytics, UX/UI, development professionals.

What do you do?
Our mission here is to build a brand and customer experience where respect and success are given an equal billing! It is my job here to make this happen one customer touchpoint at a time.

And after hours?
I have a keen interest in health and fitness. I am also a voracious consumer of digital content and an avid podcast listener.

What led you to Ignite. Digital Talent?
I was initially attracted to the brand’s ethos and ambitious growth strategy. The recruitment user journey within tech and digital is ever changing so it’s an exciting sector to be part of. So much so that the opportunity to help Ignite’s growing and innovative client base find new talent was too good to miss out on!

 

What do you do?
I manage the recruitment for a range of digital roles for my clients on both a retained and contingency basis. I specialise in senior and confidential appointments and I give a first class representation of a client’s employer brand.

And after hours?
I have a young family, a Labrador and a love of the countryside. I’m currently immersed in re-designing 2 acres of wild garden, I may be some time!

What led you to Ignite Digital Talent?
The chance to return to a client facing role and work with a self-sufficient, highly engaged and capable team!

My specialities are:
Digital Marketing, Senior Appointments

What do you do?
I strive to build lasting relationships with my clients and candidates by offering them an honest and targeted service. I have worked within digital recruitment for the past 3 years, and have successfully built two digital recruitment desks from cold for my previous employers, both in the charity sector. I’m excited to be at Ignite Digital Talent where I will be fully engaged with the digital sector and the people within it.

And after hours?
I’m a bit of a running addict and love sport in general. I’m a lifelong Arsenal fan which is why my hair is going grey! I also love film, music and cooking. I’m really hoping to improve at the latter this year.

What led you to Ignite Digital Talent?
Ignite Digital Talent’s approach to digital is very similar to my own. I love the emphasis which is put on being specialists, and offering both clients and candidates expert guidance. I’m hoping I can learn from the experienced consultants in the office. Ignite are an exciting company, who’s clients are true pioneers within the sector. I’m excited to be a part of that.

My specialities are:
Digital marketing, SEO, PPC, CRM, CMS, email marketing, social, analytics, digital project management and product management, senior appointments and strategy.

Beth Barnes-Watts - Senior Digital Recruiter

What do you do?
Through my roles as both Key Account Manager and historically as a recruitment specialist, I partner with organisations to plan and manage their business goals through talent acquisition.

And after hours?
I am married to a physiotherapist and proud mum to 2 cheeky boys. We have just bought a camper and are planning on lots of weekend trips to Cornwall, Wales and France!

What led you to Ignite.Digital Talent
I joined Ignite Digital Talent because I believed in the company’s vision, and I wanted to be part of it!

My specialities are:
Digital technology

What do you do?

Digital innovation alone can’t transform businesses, businesses need talented individuals to turn opportunities into long-term growth. Here at Ignite, it's my job to facilitate the discovery of these individuals. I strive to use the latest technologies to connect with ambitious candidates and exciting clients.

And after hours?

I’m interested in everything digital. When I’m not reading up on the latest technology news or product reviews, I’m catching the latest movie at my cinema or discovering a new restaurant in my local area.

What led you to Ignite. Digital Talent?

The digital landscape is ever changing. Every day, new technologies are actively transforming the ways that businesses connect with their audiences and deliver their products. Working at Ignite gives me the opportunity to witness these transformations first-hand and to be part of an environment that’s bursting with opportunities.

 

What do you do?
My role as Tony's PA is varied, interesting and never the same! I ensure the smooth running of the office and the administrative side of the business, allowing the rest of our team to dedicate 100% of their efforts on securing talented candidates for the exciting opportunities given them by our clients.

And after hours?
I am a proud mum to two lively, football mad boys, so much of my weekends are spent being a goalie whilst they use me for target practice! I love exercise and keeping fit, finding it the best way to relax and wind down at the end of the day. I enjoy to bake and cook when I have the time...allowing me to satisfy that sweet tooth!

What led you to Ignite Digital Talent?
I came to Ignite Digital from a strong retail management background, so this new role is a huge change for me. Ignite Digital has a supportive, inclusive and massively dedicated team who I hope to learn a lot from. As the world moves ever faster into the digital age, it is an exciting and motivating prospect to be part of it. I am very proud to be doing it alongside this talented bunch of people!