Meet The Team

Whether we are selecting the right talent for your business needs or working with you to identify your ideal career opportunities, we would love to meet you. Inspired Selection has dedicated teams of publishing specialists chosen for their expertise in specific areas of publishing. It is our priority to provide you with the most relevant consultant for your needs, and offer you the professional, friendly and efficient service that has made us the trusted publishing recruitment specialists we are today. Through attending industry events and conferences throughout the year we maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the publishing industry, including its key trends, and we stay abreast of the opportunities and challenges faced by publishers around the world. We share our knowledge with the industry through hosting regular events and writing a blog where professionals can gain further insight into different markets and industry ‘hot topics’.

Suzy Astbury

Suzy Astbury Managing Director

I work on retained executive search assignments for senior level executives across our clients. Please get in touch to talk about Headhunting and Executive Search for your organisations most confidential and senior level roles.

Tel: 0203 668 6731

Tarren Vos Operations Director

I look after finance and operations, making sure everybody has what they need and that all our systems are running at an optimum. I will be happy to help should you have any queries relating to finance, advertising, HR, IT, the website and general office equipment. 

Tel: 0203 668 6725
Abigail Barclay

Abigail Barclay Search Director

I am the Search Director at Inspired Search & Selection. Seeing a market demand for a more professionalised approach to hiring at the Executive level, alongside an interest from publishers in reviewing a wider pool of talent for their Executive hires, I launched the Executive Search division of Inspired, Inspired Search, in January 2017 to build on the previous executive recruitment that we’ve been doing since ‘99. Inspired Search partners with publishing companies and information providers, of all shapes and sizes, to source for them leadership, senior management team and Executive positions globally. This varies from replacement roles, interim roles, new divisional heads, MDs, VPs, NEDs and of course C-Suite positions.



Do get in touch for a confidential conversation. 

 

Tel: 0203 668 6727

Verity Hawson Associate Director

I manage the recruitment for our Educational Publishing clients at Inspired Selection where we are very proud to partner with companies that have an immensely valuable social impact and that are changing the lives of others through education.  Our clients comprise a range of learning and education-focused organisations spanning various sectors of Education, including EdTech, ELT, Assessment, Higher Education, Schools, International and many more, whom with we work very closely to understand their specific needs, thereby offering a tailored, highly professional, client-focused service on all assignments across temporary, permanent and executive search.

Tel: 0203 668 6739
Esme Richardson

Esme Richardson Associate Director

I am an Associate Director at Inspired Selection, and your resident expert in Professional Publishing. Here I am responsible for managing all permanent, contract and temporary assignments for clients within the professional publishing sector. This includes working with professional publishers, professional membership bodies and institutions, B2B publishers, charities, NFP organisations, consumer magazine publishers and service providers to the publishing industry. Operating across a broad niche within the wider publishing sector, we offer a specialist, tailor made and highly professional service across permanent, temporary, contract and executive search. Please get in touch to talk about how I can support you in recruiting across all job functions for your organisation.

Tel: 0203 762 2491
Jennie Hooper

Jennie Hooper Associate Director

I develop and manage Inspired Selections Trade Publishing sector including Fiction and Non-fiction across Perm, Temporary and FTC contracts. Supporting our clients existing and new to find their ideal candidate. Placing roles from entry level to director level and covering all departments from Editorial, Production, Rights, Sales, Marketing and many more. Do get in touch to discuss your recruitment requirements. 

Tel: 0203 668 6728
Rhiannon Griffiths

Rhiannon Griffiths Consultant

I work the candidate side of the Education desk, across permanent and temporary recruitment, from entry level up to senior level. This can be Educational publishers, EdTech companies or any organisation with an Education focus. If you are looking for your next role in Educational Publishing, whether that be permanent, contract or freelance do send me your CV and it would be great to have a conversation.

Tel: 0203 668 6737

Shalini Bhatt Consultant

I am the Consultant working with the top talent within the academic and scientific publishing fields. I work with and place candidates with a broad background of experience and skills within the world’s leading university presses, academic and STM book and journal publishers, publishers of digital archives and courseware, learned and scientific societies and institutions, Open Science and Open Research publishers, library suppliers and distributors, medcomms and scientific communications departments with a range of organisations. I work on all roles across permanent, contract and temporary positions from entry-level up to senior management level, and would love to get to know you as an individual, as well as your professional profile, so I can work closely with you and brief you on the right opportunities to suit what you’re looking for and help you take that next step to bring you closer if not achieve your ultimate career goals. Whether you’re looking for marketing, editorial, production, sales & account management, copywriting, events or data & insights positions, I’m happy to help so do get in touch!

Tel: 0203 762 2113

Alice Bidetti Consultant

I focus on the client side of the Academic desk. So if you are looking to hire people for you team, please get in touch! I am responsible for managing my clients requirements for all permanent, contract and temporary assignments for clients within the scholarly, scientific and academic publishing sectors. At Inspired we refer to this as our Academic Division. We work with the world’s leading university presses, academic book and journal publishers, publishers of digital archives and courseware, learned and scientific societies and institutions, Open Science and Open Research publishers, library suppliers and distributors, medcomms and scientific communications departments with a range of organisations. We are very proud to offer a specialist and bespoke service to our clients, and partner with them to help them find top talent across the Scholarly and Scientific publishing sector for their teams.

Tel: 0203 762 2126

Kate Gamble Consultant

As a Consultant at Inspired Selection, I look after candidates looking to work within the Professional sector of publishing whether that be in permanent, contract or temporary positions. I am always on the lookout for new and existing talent, and am particularly interested in hearing from people with experience in media and advertising sales and with great digital and tech skills. So if you are passionate about transferring your current skills into this exciting sector, or just looking for a new challenge please do get in touch to find out more about the opportunities we have available.

Tel: 0203 762 2114

Monty Office Dog

I am Monty, the office dog. My responsibilities include Wellbeing and recycling of any cardboard, shoes and my favourite, unattended lunches!

I am available for hugs on request and always love a game of fetch!

Tel: 0203 668 6731
Suzy Astbury
Suzy Astbury
Managing Director
Tel:
0203 668 6731
Tarren Vos
Operations Director
Tel:
0203 668 6725
Abigail Barclay
Abigail Barclay
Search Director
Tel:
0203 668 6727
Verity Hawson
Associate Director
Tel:
0203 668 6739
Esme Richardson
Esme Richardson
Associate Director
Tel:
0203 762 2491
Jennie Hooper
Jennie Hooper
Associate Director
Tel:
0203 668 6728
Rhiannon Griffiths
Consultant
Tel:
0203 668 6737
Shalini Bhatt
Consultant
Tel:
0203 762 2113
Alice Bidetti
Consultant
Tel:
0203 762 2126
Kate Gamble
Consultant
Tel:
0203 762 2114
Monty
Office Dog
Tel:
0203 668 6731