Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Adding to the New Concept

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Adding to the New Concept

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Pioneering North East recruitment company, Concept Personnel, has taken a leaf out of its own book and welcomed its first new staff member through the doors.

Gateshead-based Concept is the only agency in the region to specialise in creative and new media personnel, supplying freelance, temporary and permanent staff to some of the region's biggest and most successful creative companies, including Karol Marketing and Beacon Creative.

Laura Maddison, 29, joins the company as recruitment consultant specialising in new media.

Laura, of Lanchester, County Durham, studied business administration at Northumbria University, majoring in PR and marketing.

After graduation she moved to Reading to work for a PR company, but was lured back to the region by increasing top jobs here.

MD Jo Nelson set up Concept earlier this year after spotting a gap in the market, and the company's fast-growing client base has prompted the first staff appointment.

Laura is thrilled with her new job: "The North East is continuing to develop a reputation for housing the cream of the UK's creative companies, and I'm really excited about helping agencies to find the perfect match," she said. …

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