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

Donald Smith Deputy Managing Director

I manage the mid to senior level vacancies within the Academic publishing sector across all functions including Editorial, Marketing, Business Development, Production and Operations roles.

Please get in touch if I can help with your recruitment requirements.

 

Tel: 01865 657 024

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 and general office equipment. I also manage the website and am the technical go-to person for the company.

Tel: 0203 668 6725
Abigail Barclay

Abigail Barclay Search Director

I am the Search Director at Inspired Search & Selection and based in the London office. 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 in January 2017 to build on the previous executive recruitment that we’ve been doing since ‘99. I partner with publishing companies and information providers, of all shapes and sizes, to source for them leadership, senior management team and Executive positions. 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 mid to senior level roles across all areas of Educational Publishing, including but not limited to: EdTech, ELT, Assessment, Higher Education, Schools; working with a variety of education focused and learning organisations.

Tel: 0203 668 6739
Esme Richardson

Esme Richardson Associate Director

I work on mid-senior level permanent and contract assignments for the professional publishing sector. This includes working with professional publishers, professional membership bodies, B2B publishers, charities, consumer publishers and service providers to the publishing industry. 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
Helen Youngs

Helen Harradine Managing Consultant

I am the Trade Publishing Specialist and work on mid to senior level permanent and fixed term contracts (4 months +) roles across departments.

Tel: 0203 668 6741
Jennie Hooper

Jennie Hooper Managing Consultant

I work on temporary assignments covering all roles from entry level to director’s and above in Trade and Professional and mid to senior levels within the STM sector, across all departments. Do get in touch with me to discuss any temporary opportunities.

Tel: 0203 668 6728

Kristy Collingbourne Researcher & PA to the Managing Director

I am the Researcher and PA to the MD in the London office. I assist the Inspired Search team on all retained executive search assignments for senior level executives across our clients. I also manage all aspects of marketing, do get in touch with me for prospective marketing opportunities with us.

Tel: 020 3762 2114
Rhiannon Griffiths

Rhiannon Griffiths Consultant

I work on the Temporary Desk for short term hourly paid assignments, or fixed term contracts of 3 months and under. I cover from entry level upwards in Academic and Educational publishing, and junior level STM. Please do get in touch if you are looking for some temporary assistance in those areas.

Tel: 0203 668 6733

Shalini Bhatt Consultant

As a Consultant, I work across the Science, Technical and Medical sector of publishing. Please do get in touch to hear more about our mid-level and senior opportunities.

Tel: 0203 762 2113

Alice Bidetti Junior Consultant

As Junior Consultant, I recruit for all entry and junior level roles across Academic, STM and Trade publishing sectors. Please get in touch to talk about entry-level roles as I am always looking for amazing candidates as well as junior recruitment, I have a great pool of talented candidates at my fingertips who are all looking to start their career in publishing!

Tel: 0203 762 2126

Laura Muschamp Operations Assistant

I assist the Operations Director with the day to day running of Inspired Selection if you have any invoice queries I would be happy to help you.

Tel: 0203 668 6724

Clare Addison Consultant

I work on entry - mid level permanent and contract assignments for the education and professional publishing sectors. This includes working with global corporate, independent and specialist publishers, as well as edtech companies. I also work with professional publishers, professional membership bodies, B2B publishers, charities, consumer publishers and service providers to the publishing industry.

Please get in touch to talk about how I can support you in recruiting across all job functions for your organisation.

Tel: 01865 657 025
Suzy Astbury
Suzy Astbury
Managing Director
Tel:
0203 668 6731
Donald Smith
Deputy Managing Director
Tel:
01865 657 024
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
Helen Youngs
Helen Harradine
Managing Consultant
Tel:
0203 668 6741
Jennie Hooper
Jennie Hooper
Managing Consultant
Tel:
0203 668 6728
Kristy Collingbourne
Researcher & PA to the Managing Director
Tel:
020 3762 2114
Rhiannon Griffiths
Consultant
Tel:
0203 668 6733
Shalini Bhatt
Consultant
Tel:
0203 762 2113
Alice Bidetti
Junior Consultant
Tel:
0203 762 2126
Laura Muschamp
Operations Assistant
Tel:
0203 668 6724
Clare Addison
Consultant
Tel:
01865 657 025