A team of recruitment and coaching, with a combined 150 years of experience, combining recruitment, coaching and consultancy.
Qualified and experienced recruiters who specialise in marketing, creative, PR, digital and social media roles and people and who provide recruitment services, training, advice and coaching across all disciplines within marketing and creative recruitment.
Offering services from one to one coaching through to group training sessions and coaching programmes, all with the aim of raising standards in recruitment and aiming for brilliant experiences for both recruiters and candidates.
A team of recruitment and career professionals, with a combined 150 years of experience in all things recruitment and HR.
Qualified and experienced recruiters who specialise in marketing, creative, PR, digital and social media roles and people and who have provided recruitment services, training, advice and coaching across all disciplines within marketing and creative recruitment.
Offering services from one to one coaching and career advice through to group training sessions and coaching programmes, all with the aim of raising standards in recruitment and aiming for brilliant experiences for both recruiters and candidates.
Meet the experts
Celia Gadd started her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 when she first embarked on her successful equestrian career.
Over the next 30 years she established herself as an incredibly experienced and talented rider, coach, journalist, recruiter and events manager.
She has worked alongside Liz Gadd in the recruitment industry with a particular focus on the ‘Rustic and Rural’ sectors for many years, and has a in-depth understanding of the recruitment process.
More recently she has launched her business called ‘Passion to Pocket’ through which she offers coaching and courses to help entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable businesses around their passions.
Liz has been working as a recruiter for three decades, working within marketing and PR since 1992, and of course more recently in social media and digital marketing recruitment.
Liz has studied recruitment through a degree and a diploma and has taken literally hundreds of other courses and development programmes related to recruitment practice and strategy.
Liz and Becs are proud founders of Moxie and Mettle (creative recruiters) and also have another business called Rustic and Rural, as well as the Recruitment Bootcamp. Over the last 31 years Liz has set up, run and sold five recruitment businesses; launched two from scratch as a consultant for recruitment groups; and managed two others agencies as an employee. Having worked for herself since 1997, Liz is now in partnership with Rebecca Hodgson, who has 21 years’ experience too, what a team!
Becs met Liz in 2000 at Clifton Parke, which at the time was one of the very few marketing and creative recruiters in the South West of the UK. She only planned to stay in recruitment for a short while but fast forward twenty odd years and she’s still doing in the business!
Throughout this period, Becs and Liz often worked in collaboration with each other; their working relationship has always been unique – they totally “get” each other; and complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses as are totally different in character, style and approach – it really works!
“For most of my recruitment career, I have been at times astounded and in some cases, outraged at bad recruitment practices by employers! I’ve been critical of behaviours and attitudes, I’ve been bothered at the things some people have said during a recruitment interview. All sorts of parts of the process have been challenging due to inappropriate or discriminatory process, in particular unconscious bias.
Many times I’m just been frustrated that recruiting managers/directors just “don’t get the obvious” – and I’ve tried to do my bit to educate, advise, encourage and coach people, as have my teams over the years.
On the flipside, I’ve worked with some amazing clients who do most things perfectly but don’t always get the results due to just not knowing how to tweak or change the process to suit the particular market conditions.”
The pandemic has been a journey all of its own (talking in recruitment terms of course), and I’ve felt very privileged and fortunate to have been able to help so many clients and candidates navigate uncertain waters and help companies and people pave a way that will work for all parties. It’s ever changing now, with flexible working/hybrid/remote options always a talking point.
But there’s just one of me (two with Becs, six with the whole team) and we can only influence those we work directly with, and maybe a few others by posting a blog or two…but it’s not enough to change the world, and that’s our plan, one Recruitment Bootcamp at a time!
As time progressed and workloads were increasing the idea to create Moxie and Mettle was born. The two directors recruited a close-knit team of consultative consultants and brilliant support staff and the business has an amazing reputation as a team of highly respected, trustworthy, genuine, knowledgeable and capable consultants. Becs and Liz are that they are incredibly proud of how the business has developed so quickly and there’s so much more to come!
Having been witness to so many instances of recruitment being handled really badly or unprofessionally, whether down to genuine naivety or lack of experience in the process, the idea of a Recruitment Bootcamp has now become a reality. The Recruitment Bootcamp team want to help companies look at their recruitment processes and help them understand how to manage it smoothly and effectively, and to save time and money along the way.
“Recruitment has changed so much over the past twenty years, gone are the days of meeting all the candidates face to face and sending CVs out in the post, it’s an instantaneous market now, everyone wants immediate action and results” says Becs. “We‘ve adapted how we work but the core principles of recruitment remain the same for us, we still apply the old school approach of personally matching candidates to job briefs rather than relying on generic database searches that so many people use.”
Our Services for You
Our aim is to educate, inform, train and coach people in the recruitment process to achieve better results, more quickly, more efficiently and effectively, saving money and time.
Clients and Entrepeneurs
To support our ever-growing group of entrepreneurs, business owners and senior management teams within the creative sector through coaching and training, and sharing our knowledge!
To encourage and support ethically sound and efficient recruitment experiences for candidates in the creative sector and beyond.
The creative sector for us is all those involved in marketing, creative, digital, design, PR, communications, social media, and creative production; and those in support roles in the sector.