Sam Small – Owner/Founder of Sam Small Recruitment
Sam graduated from Portsmouth Polytechnic with a degree in Fine Art in 1985. From the beginning she was determined on a career in advertising and soon found her first job as an Account Executive at a small agency in the Kings Road, London. Though her initial intention was to move into a creative role, she found her niche in account management where she stayed for nearly 20 years, moving from consumer agencies to healthcare agencies over that time. Her last position was as Account Director at Grey Worldwide where she worked on a number of blue-chip healthcare accounts.
In 2004 she left Grey and set up Sam Small Recruitment, with the idea to specialise in recruiting into the growing sector of healthcare communications. The focus of the business has always been on giving personal attention to candidates and tailoring roles to the candidate’s needs.
The business is one of only a few in the sector to have thrived over nearly 10 years, and Sam is now supported by four search consultants, with a growing list of healthcare agency clients, including major consultancies such as WPP and Publicis.