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Reflecting back on 10 Years of Pitch

Posted over 1 year ago by Rob Markwell
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A whole decade in business sounds a long time but it doesn’t seem that long ago since it was just two of us in a spare room. And what a fun time that was: free to do things as we wanted, try new approaches, be creative and build a brand we could be proud of; it was a busy time and we got off to a flying start. Why didn’t we do this earlier? Things were working and we were on the up. Then the world had a different idea. 

The recession hit the marketing and recruitment industry hard and suddenly we were staring down the barrel of a gun with nearly no work coming in and clients announcing redundancies what seemed like every day. Those ambitious growth plans had to be scrapped; it was a matter of survival. We took a bold view to continue investing in our brand by sponsoring events, running seminars and we actually launched B-Hive, our not for profit graduate scheme, in the depths of the recession. This level of expense for a two man band was risky but paid off. 

Learning to work with the limitations & opportunities of the market was a brutal lesson in business.

The world slowly got back to normal and we could finally crack on. The next realisation was there was only so much the two of us could do or knew. Our first employee came along and suddenly it really did feel like a proper business. She was the Admin Assistant in the serviced office space we used. She was diligent, hard working, honest and we trusted her (which is a must when you’re in a startup). We hired her as a trainee Resourcer, to work closely with candidates and to take admin off Ollie and I so we could concentrate on clients. She had no recruitment or marketing experience and she made tons of mistakes but it never phased her. She just took the knocks, got back up and got better. Six years later she’s our co-Director and shareholder. She even relocated herself to Manchester to open our second office.

We seemed to make a habit of stealing office space personnel as a couple of years later we employed the Building Manager at the offices we’d subsequently moved to. Again, we found ourselves going with our gut, hiring someone with no recruitment or marketing experience, but professional, polite, honest and incredibly determined. Four years on she is one of the most formidable recruiters I’ve ever met (better than I ever was) and a great leader who lives & breathes Pitch as much as Ollie & I do. 

...that’s one of the biggest learns of the last 10 years; you won’t get where you want alone. You need the right people with the right moral compass, ethic, drive and passion. You can’t teach any of these.

As much as it’s a company I helped start, it’s still my place of work. It’s been a full on 10 years, but it is characters like Rebecca and Paula who have helped us get this far and who make it the place it is. I’ve singled out these two but there are plenty of other dedicated and highly talented people at Pitch and that’s one of the biggest learns of the last 10 years; you won’t get where you want alone. You need the right people with the right moral compass, ethic, drive and passion. You can’t teach any of these. So to anyone reading this with a responsibility for hiring, keep your eyes out for great talent. It might not always be the obvious CV and they might not currently be in the role you’d expect them to be. 

The next biggest lesson (one I struggled with a bit) is that you’re not always right and it’s ok to make mistakes. When your business card says Director, people just assume you know everything. You don’t, well at least I don’t. Ollie and I started a business with some ideas, the right attitude and lots of recruitment experience. We’d never run a business and as we grew so did the head count, so did the amounts of digits of money coming in and out of the business. Decisions to be made became more complex, more sensitive and more business critical, and if I think Rebecca and others in our team have made mistakes, I’ve made bigger ones. My Dad always told me it’s ok to make mistakes, but just don’t make the same one twice. Easier said than done when you’re a young know-it-all starting a business. Running a business is humbling and you learn to listen to multiple opinions, you learn to sleep on it, you learn to sometimes let a bad decision through because you can’t control everything and everyone. But every day is a school day. Every day I’m faced with a decision I’ve not made before and I often have to make a judgment call. Thankfully most of the time I get it right but sometimes I look back and I could have done better. 

Owning your achievements and your failures is simply one of the best feelings about running a business (even if it took me a while to be ok with the failure bit). 

My final lesson from the last 10 years is being grateful. Grateful to those who believed, and still do believe, in Pitch. The clients who could have worked with anyone but chose to work with Ollie and me from day one and the few clients who said yes to offering paid work experience for our B-Hive students, in the biggest global recession we’ve ever known! Thank you to the suppliers who gave us a good rate, to the bank who believed in our vision. To my family and friends who never see me these days, but also to the City of Birmingham. Your business is only as successful as its environment allows it to be. Birmingham welcomed us like we were 100 times the size, Marketing Birmingham supported and engaged with us. We were able to network, attend events with the Insider, gain coverage in the Birmingham Post. I’m not a Brummie and I don’t live in the city, but it’s home. I was lucky to win the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year Award for HR & Recruitment this month, a perfect way to mark 10 years in business in Brum. I hope BYPY will give me a chance to give something back to Birmingham which was so kind to us 10 years ago.

Two years ago we decided to do it all over again, by opening an office in Manchester. It’s a city which is just going from strength to strength, with history repeating itself with clients trusting us over the “obvious big boys” across the North West and Yorkshire. Organisations like Prolific North are doing wonders and we’re enjoying working closely with them. So when clients and cities are giving you this level of support, it’s important to give back. B-Hive has been a big part of that but through many other seminars, events and charity fundraising we’ve made sure we’re part of the community, not just taking from it.

In short, we needed a good concept, brand and idea, but to get this far we needed the trust of clients, the right market to be part of, awesomely talented people and to not be afraid of making mistakes. I look to the next 10 years with a more business educated mind but I’m sure I’ll look back and chuckle at the naivety of 2017 me in ten year’s time. But that’s the fun part - growing, pushing and learning, with the right people around you.

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How to Properly Prepare for an Interview

As a Recruitment Consultant, there is nothing better than being able to tell a candidate that they have been invited in for an interview. You’ve ma...

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2018 Recruitment Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that time of year where we all gaze into our crystal balls to predict what key trends will emerge in our respective industries in the coming y...

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12 Days of Career Detox

As we enter the new year many lofty resolutions will be made: drink less, eat better, exercise more. If you’re one of the many people who isn’t sat...

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Introducing Becky

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The Evolution of PR & Communications Roles

Last week the Midlands CIPR invited me to come and speak on how the changing digital landscape means PR agencies/departments need to keep evolving ...

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Interview Etiquette for the Interviewer

There's a lot you can read about interviews and how to excel at them, but most of this advice is aimed at candidates rather than interviewers. In t...

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Treat Yourself This Christmas

By now Christmas will well and truly be on the brain. Lists of presents to get will be written, parties will be planned for and dreams of the feast...

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Nine tips for hiring success as we move in to the new year (and beyond)

With talent availability at its lowest since the 70's and with demand for talent increasing, one of the primary challenges facing employers as we m...

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5 Tips to Achieve Job Satisfaction

According to the dictionary ‘job satisfaction’ means, “the extent to which a person’s hopes, desires and expectations about the employment he or sh...

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How To Win Over Your Interviewer

Interviews are tricky. With first stage interviews lasting roughly 45 minutes to an hour, as a candidate you have a very short amount of time to co...

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HR & Culture Advice From Netflix’s Most Famous Ex-Employee

This article originally appeared in a LinkedIn Premium Tech Report and offers a fascinating insight in to the latest HR and culture thinking coming...

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6 Tips for Creating/Updating a Creative CV

This may sound obvious, but it is essential that your contact information is displayed clearly on your CV. If your skills are shining through on yo...

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Should you cancel other interviews if you’ve found THE person for the role?

Picture the scenario: you’re interviewing candidates for a vacancy in your team and you meet the ‘perfect candidate’ - the one who within the first...

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Steph’s 5 Top Interview Tips: how to progress from interviewee to employee

It’s the email you've been waiting for, you have an interview for that job you think would be perfect for you, but how do you turn interview into e...

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What’s your hiring strategy for 2017?

With skills availability across the Creative, Marketing & PR sectors remaining tight and with demand for talent increasing, one of the primary chal...

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Pitch's 12 Days of Wisdom

Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time. It's also a time when many people start thinking about new opportunities and new challenges. We've writ...

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Top Ten Most Common Interview Questions 

Do you have an interview looming in 2017? Or perhaps you intend on brushing up your interview skills in preparation for #newyearnewyou and refreshi...

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Is your folio ready for the new year?

Before the internet shook the industry up, designers had to produce a printed portfolio to tout in the hope of an interview. These days nearly ever...

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Returnships help women back in to work after a career break

Here at Pitch we’re passionate about cultivating talent and retaining it long term, so the idea that anyone needs to choose whether to have a caree...

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Career planning – it’s time to take stock

As the year draws to a close, it’s only natural to sit back and take stock, reflecting on life’s changes. Spending more time at work than we do any...

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Top 10 things NOT to include on your CV

Are you giving yourself a fair chance when it comes to job hunting? We see all kinds of faux pas on CVs/portfolios from the relatively minor typos,...

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A Decade of (career) Change in Marketing Services Recruitment

Pitch is ten years old this summer so I have dug back into our records (and invoices) and ran my ruler over the changes that have taken place over ...

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Pitch’s top tips for securing a role within a creative agency

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How to smash your first day at your new job

Here at Pitch, we are keen to make people feel as prepared as possible. From the day we first communicate, we are here to support and we wanted to ...

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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 15 | Dan

Welcome back to #FreelanceLife! It's brilliant to have you here again. It's an August double-header, as this is the second episode of the month. Da...

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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 14 | Oliver

It's time for that one extra special Wednesday in your month - of course, it's our next instalment of #FreelanceLife. This month Oliver gives his a...

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HR & Hiring Managers take note! How to get the best out of your recruitment partner.

Here at Pitch, we pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide to our clients with every single one of our consultants going the extra ...

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How has the internet changed job searching?

It’s hard to believe there was once a time before the digital age where the only way to find out about new job openings was by newspaper, word of m...

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Can I quit my Job without a back up plan?

There are multiple different avenues you can go down when leaving your job and it all depends on what your next step is going to be. Finding a new ...

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Pitch Hosts CIPR Midlands and Google News Lab

Last night (26th June) we were lucky enough to host a wonderful CIPR Midlands ‘News gathering and digital storytelling’ event with Google News Lab ...

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A Brief Guide on Getting Started in Freelance

So you are thinking of entering the wonderful world of freelance? Freelancing can be scary at first as it’s very unpredictable. Unlike working a pe...

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FreelanceLife | Chapter 12 | Paul

Afternoon Freelancers and welcome back to another edition of #FreelanceLife. This week we caught up with fantastic Freelance Graphic Designer Paul,...

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Why Applying For Every Job Isn't In Your Best Interest

Here at Pitch, we take a very consultative approach when talking to clients and candidates. Finding out the reason for a new hire or a job change i...

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PlacedByPitch | Sahida

It is always great to hear back from a candidate that we have helped place in a role that they love and are thriving in. This is where the idea of ...

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How to Ask for a Promotion

A TotalJobs survey of 5,000 UK workers found that 67% were denied a pay rise or a promotion last year and that this led to demotivation in the work...

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What Not to Do in Your Final interview

You’ve reached the final stage of the interview process, great work, however, this can be the moment it all goes wrong should you feel too complace...

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To Degree or Not to Degree

One of the main selling points for attending University and getting a degree used to be the idea that in the hunt for a job, having a degree would ...

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PlacedByPitch | Becky

It is always great to hear back from a candidate that we have helped place in a role that they love and are thriving in. This is where the idea of ...

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London Is Great… But There’s Plenty of Opportunity Outside the Capital

As a nationwide recruiter, we have a wide lens on the depth and quality of marketing and creative work being produced across the UK. London is inte...

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#FreelanceLife | Chapter 9 | Ellen

Welcome back to another edition of #FreelanceLife! I'm so excited to have recently joined the Pitch Freelance Team and be involved in this series w...

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5 Things NOT To Do When Leaving Your Job

Whether you have a new job lined up, or you’re at the beginning of your job search, leaving a current role can be quite a daunting task. You may ha...

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My Journey to Becoming a 360 Consultant

I didn’t plan a career in recruitment and I don’t think many people do. All I knew was I have an interest for the creative industry and that I want...

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The Threat to Aspiring CMOs in 2018

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The Trouble With Recruiters

As recruiters, we’ve grown accustomed to that certain hesitation/eye roll when asked what we do for a living at a networking event or awards do. We...

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2018 Recruitment Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

It’s that time of year where we all gaze into our crystal balls to predict what key trends will emerge in our respective industries in the coming y...

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10 Things Hiring Managers Need To Remember

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2017: A Year at Pitch

What a great year it has been at Pitch. As we sail towards office closures and start preparing to welcome in 2018, we decided to look back at every...

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12 Days of Career Detox

As we enter the new year many lofty resolutions will be made: drink less, eat better, exercise more. If you’re one of the many people who isn’t sat...

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Introducing Becky

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Pitch’s Battle of the Christmas Adverts

Each year as the nights get colder and mince pies start to appear on shop shelves, the excitement surrounding the arrival of major Christmas advert...

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Interview Etiquette for the Interviewer

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PR Talks | Video Series

We have a brand new video series on our YouTube channel dedicated to PR. The series, PR Talks, includes a review of recent PR event, the North West...

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Pitch Is All About Midlands PRide

It’s that time of year again, no not Halloween though if you send us sweets we won’t complain, it’s time to celebrate the best of the Midlands PR t...

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5 Tips to Achieve Job Satisfaction

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HR & Culture Advice From Netflix’s Most Famous Ex-Employee

This article originally appeared in a LinkedIn Premium Tech Report and offers a fascinating insight in to the latest HR and culture thinking coming...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmdyvmdgvmtyvntivmzevmjg4l3jvyjeuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Rob Markwell

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A Decade of (career) Change in Marketing Services Recruitment

Pitch is ten years old this summer so I have dug back into our records (and invoices) and ran my ruler over the changes that have taken place over ...

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Pitch MD Rob Markwell wins HR & Recruitment Award at Birmingham Young Professional of the Year

We're delighted to announce that Rob Markwell, Managing Director here at Pitch, has won the HR, Recruitment and Training category at the Birmingham...

W1siziisijiwmtgvmdgvmtuvmtavmdcvmjqvodc0l21hdhquanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Matt Cooper

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Prolific North Awards 2017

Last week, on an unusually warm Thursday evening in Manchester, the fifth Prolific North Awards took place. It’s always the most hotly anticipated ...

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Prolific North Awards 2017: Why They Matter

There is only one week until the Prolific North Awards 2017 and at Pitch, we could not be more excited. This year will mark the 5th time the awards...

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Marathon Man

Congratulations to Pitch MD Rob who not only managed to finish the London Marathon but did so in an incredibly respectable time of 3hrs25mins, rais...

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Pitch Consultants Salary Survey 2017

Every year we publish research into how marketers and creatives are remunerated across all skill sets both in agencies and in-house marketing teams...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmdyvmdgvmtyvntivmzevmjg4l3jvyjeuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Rob Markwell

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B-Hive 2017: Rewarding Future Talent

1 brief, 4 categories, 26 judges and 40 finalists: B-Hive 2017 was buzzing with activity. If you’ve not come across the scheme before, we set it up...

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New Home for Pitch North

This new financial year marks an exciting time at Pitch as we hit some major milestones. This month Pitch celebrates ten years as a specialist mark...

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My journey: deconstructing a career in recruitment.

Six years ago I joined small recruitment business with huge ambitions. That ambition proved infectious and six years later I now sit here a Directo...

Rebecca Thomas Posted by Rebecca Thomas

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Pitch's 12 Days of Wisdom

Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time. It's also a time when many people start thinking about new opportunities and new challenges. We've writ...

W1siziisijiwmtyvmdyvmdgvmtyvntivmzevmjg4l3jvyjeuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizmhgzmcmixv0 Posted by Rob Markwell

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