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Meet The Team

Introducing the Team

It always helps to put a face to a name! We are delighted to introduce our expert, hardworking team to you. Our publishing recruitment consultants have all worked in publishing or media, have extensive industry knowledge and a large network of contacts. The senior management team here at Atwood Tate have a wealth of previous experience, both in publishing and publishing recruitment.

Claire Law

Managing Director

Claire is the founding director and Managing Director of Atwood Tate. Her early career started in Editorial in B2B publishing before making the move into Rights in Trade book publishing. She worked for Orion and latterly as Rights Manager at Headline before making the leap into publishing recruitment.

Setting up the London office of Inspired Selection, Claire cut her teeth filling specialist publishing vacancies for all types of publishers. She achieved the REC Certificate in 2003 and progressed to become Director before leaving for a short break to pursue other interests.

In 2010, Claire returned to the publishing recruitment arena and set up Atwood Tate. With her trusted team, she has grown the business to offer a range of services including Freelance & Temp as well as Permanent and Contract recruitment for a wide range of publishers nationwide and internationally.

Lynne Willoughby

Director (Marketing and Business Development)

Lynne joined the board of Atwood Tate in January 2011 to help grow the business, to become the leader in publishing recruitment for permanent, contract and temporary roles.

Lynne has many years of experience in publishing, working in production for John Wiley in Chichester as well as Blackwell and Heinemann Publishers in Oxford. As a founder and former director of Inspired Selection, Lynne has a wealth of experience in recruitment as well as publishing.

Lynne currently focuses on business development, marketing and advertising within Atwood Tate.

Jo Bowerman

Director (Finance and Operations)

Jo also joined the board of Atwood Tate in January 2011 to help grow the business.

Jo's publishing experience includes production team management for Sweet and Maxwell in London and working in production for Heinemann Publishers in Oxford. As co- founder and former director of Inspired Selection, Jo has a wealth of experience in recruitment as well as publishing.

Jo currently focuses on finance and operations within Atwood Tate.

Helen Speedy

Associate Director

Helen joined Atwood Tate with over six years' experience of working in publishing, latterly as Rights Executive for Orion Children’s Books. Helen has an excellent understanding of publishing, an MA in Publishing, and is a natural and experienced communicator.

Helen manages the team of consultants working on permanent vacancies across all publishing sectors and her main focus at Atwood Tate is on Senior Management opportunities in all roles and all locations across the UK.

Claire Louise Kemp

Senior Publishing Recruitment Consultant

Claire Louise works in our Oxford office and is a Senior Publishing Recruitment Consultant responsible for placing candidates into Editorial, Production, Production Editorial, Design, and Distribution/Operations roles from entry level to mid-management across all sectors of publishing (excluding B2B) in locations across the UK (excluding London, the Home Counties and East Anglia). She completed the Certificate in Recruitment Practice from the REC in 2015.

Before Atwood Tate, she worked for three years’ with Oxford University Press in Rights. As Senior Rights Assistant she was responsible for selling rights across all the lists within the Children's and Educational divisions. Her previous work experience includes a background in training and customer care, so she is exceptionally well placed to offer both our candidates and clients an informed and valuable service!

Karine Nicpon

Lead Consultant

After completing her MA in Publishing and an extensive intern experience in trade publishing, Karine spent a few years as an Editorial and Legal Assistant at Editions Points in Paris. Since joining Atwood Tate in September 2013, Karine has looked after a broad range of roles including editorial, production, design, operations and digital. She has excellent knowledge of the publishing industry and understands the needs of both clients and candidates. She completed the Certificate in Recruitment Practice of the REC in 2015.

Karine is now Lead Consultant and focusses on all B2B roles across all locations.

Olivia Constantinides

Senior Publishing Recruitment Consultant

Olivia has a degree in Philosophy and started her career in publishing working in UK Sales for publishing distributors Abrams and Chronicle, where she honed her client service and account management skills. Client and candidate satisfaction is her top priority and she continues to build on Atwood Tate's reputation for excellence.

Olivia specialises in recruiting for Sales, Marketing, Publicity and Customer Services roles in all sectors excluding B2B (from graduates to mid-management) in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.

Christina Dimitriadi

Publishing Recruitment Consultant

Half Greek-half American, Christina has an international background and brings with her years of experience working in STM publishing and sales. She spent two years in the Netherlands where she completed her MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy. Looking for a new challenge that would combine her publishing experience and diplomatic skills, she joined Atwood Tate in December 2015 to cover Catherine’s maternity leave and is now a permanent member of the team.

Her main focus at Atwood Tate is on Rights, International Sales, and Contract roles and Editorial vacancies in Trade, Academic, Educational, Professional, Associations, Charities and Societies publishing (from graduates to mid-management) in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.

Kellie Millar

Manager (Temps/Freelancers)

Kellie, Manager of our temps / freelance division is originally from the US, and attended Art College in Canada before relocating to the UK. She spent some time working in the film and TV industry, before falling into media recruitment and then joining Atwood Tate in April 2013. She has a wealth of experience in media and publishing recruitment and is used to successfully placing candidates within both print and digital roles at all levels, across all areas of publishing, Nationwide, also including permanent administrative, PA, HR and Finance roles.

Alison Redfearn

Senior Recruitment Consultant (Temps/Freelancers)

Alison works with Kellie on the Temps Team as a Recruitment Consultant. Alison has a degree in Business Studies and Human Resources Management as well as a passion for publishing. Before joining Atwood Tate, she was working for Waterstones as a Bookseller, where she was liaising with publishers and authors, participating with book signings and events and keeping up to date with all aspects of the industry. Prior to this, Alison worked within e-commerce recruitment. Her main focus is on temp and freelance roles as well as permanent administrative, PA, HR and Finance positions. She achieved the REC Certificate in 2017.

Michael Lawlor

Temps/Freelance Administrator

Michael studied English at the University of Roehampton before returning to Ireland to undertake a Masters in English at Limerick University. He lived in the west of Ireland for several years before returning to London to seek his fortune. He has previously worked as a Business Support Assistant for a Housing Trust but joined Atwood Tate to gain knowledge and develop skills within the publishing industry.

Michael's focus is providing administrative support to the temps and freelance team and helping to source the best candidates for temp opportunities.

Lucy Slater

Publishing Recruitment Consultant

Lucy has a degree in History and began her publishing career at a children’s publishing house near Leeds, where her passion for publishing developed. Prior to this she worked in Madrid teaching English and attempting to learn Spanish. Lucy moved down to London in 2015 to join Atwood Tate.

She now looks after Editorial (STM), Production, Production Editorial, Design, Distribution and Operations positions across publishing sectors (excluding B2B) in London, East Anglia and the Home Counties.

David Martin

Senior Publishing Recruitment Consultant

David is a Senior Consultant at Atwood Tate and has extensive experience in both the publishing and recruitment industry with a key focus on business areas such as: Digital, Technology, Change & Transformation, Information Security and Data & Analytics.

He started his publishing career as a Corporate Project Leader for Swets Information Services who were a subscription and information agency that worked on behalf of a multitude of publishers. He then went on to work for NLA media access as a Senior Account Manager where he provided collective licensing solutions in order to protect publishing industry's copyright. In June 2014 he left the NLA to pursue a career in recruitment and worked as a consultant for a Digital, Technology and Change & Transformation agency before joining Atwood Tate.

Andrew Willis

Administrator & Social Media Coordinator

Andrew has a Master’s degree in Film & Literature, and entered publishing through temping at various publishers. Through these placements, he learnt about the different sectors and roles in publishing, and the different skills required in each.

He began working at Atwood Tate in May as an Administrator for the Books, Journals and B2B teams.

Alice Crick

Publishing Recruitment Consultant

Alice has a degree in English Literature and began her publishing career as a copywriter for several online and in print publications, before securing an internship at the Press Association working on the features desk. With a background in sales, Alice honed her interpersonal skills with clients before joining Atwood Tate as a Publishing Recruitment Consultant in 2017.

Working in our Oxford office, Alice is responsible for placing candidates into entry level to mid-management roles in Marketing, Sales, Publicity, Rights & International Sales, Contracts & Royalties and Customer Services in publishing across the UK (excluding London, the Home Counties and East Anglia).

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