History of Propel
Propel was founded in 2001 by Melina Jacovou and Emma McNamara, and started out as a small digital recruitment agency focusing on digital advertising and media. By 2007 we had cemented our reputation as the leading independent digital recruitment agency in London. Four years later, in 2011, Propel was celebrating its 10th birthday, its 1500th placement and had established a Client Side, Creative and Propel Executive Branch of the business. Now, in 2014, we put our success down to our ability to adapt to and keep up with the ever-changing digital market. We have a contracts team, a mobile media team and a technical team and a growing number of consultants across the business. Have a look at our timeline below to see what we consider to be some of the highlights over the years.
June – Founded by Melina Jacovou and Emma McNamara
September – Move to new office – Eastcheap Street, London
January – Key Hire - Elton, our Operations Manager joins Propel
Feb - Melina Jacovou named in the Hospital Club's “Top 100 Influential People in Digital”
May - 1000th placement!
October - Launch of the Client Side Team
June – Propel London 10th anniversary
November - Melina wins the inaugural MARA Award for ‘Best Recruitment Boss’
April – Move to new office – 55 Greek Street, Soho
October – Key Hire - Simon Church joins the Board
January – Key Hire - James Webb employed as a graduate Resourcer (and is now Commercial Director!)
February – Move to new office – Tavistock Square Gardens
May – Key Hire – Kim Knapman is hired as a consultant in the Digital Team (she is now Sales Manager!)
June – Move to new office – Wardour Street, Soho
May – Launch of Propel Executive
August – Move to new office – Leicester Square
March – Key Hire – Zoe Kendle joins Propel as Financial Controller
May – Propel’s Finance Director Eric Ainsworth retires and joins the Board
June – Key Hire - Thomas Chambers joins the Board
November – Propel wins ‘Best Large Agency’ at the MARAs
Biggest Team in the history of Propel...and growing!