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.

Timeline

2001

June – Founded by Melina Jacovou and Emma McNamara

September – Move to new office – Eastcheap Street, London




2006

January – Key Hire - Elton, our Operations Manager joins Propel




2008

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




2011

June – Propel London 10th anniversary

November - Melina wins the inaugural MARA Award for ‘Best Recruitment Boss’




2013

April – Move to new office – 55 Greek Street, Soho

October – Key Hire - Simon Church joins the Board




2004

January – Key Hire - James Webb employed as a graduate Resourcer (and is now Commercial Director!)

February – Move to new office – Tavistock Square Gardens




2007

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




2010

May – Launch of Propel Executive

August – Move to new office – Leicester Square




2012

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




2014

Biggest Team in the history of Propel...and growing!