May 12, 2021

There is no such thing as an informal chat!

Having teenagers in my house highlights just how quickly the English language is evolving. There are loads of wonderful new words which I learn with alacrity […]
April 22, 2021

How life has changed in my line of duty

Over a year ago someone said to me, “this is not working from home, this is living with work”. There is no novelty to the blended […]
April 14, 2021

One great hire won’t fix your diversity problem

When Liz and I set out to create an executive search and talent business with a difference, part of that difference was about promoting diversity, in […]
November 11, 2020

Rachel Bristow and Charlie Parkin join Conker

Rachel Bristow, former Sky Media partnerships director, has joined Conker, the recruitment business set up by Daren Rubins and Liz Jones in 2018. Bristow, who left […]
October 13, 2020

Discovering my calling (and superpower) aged 46

Like most people in advertising I have changed roles in my career as opportunities presented themselves to me. There was never any plan. I trusted my […]
October 13, 2020

What every start-up needs to Conker

Very recently, someone asked me to speak at an event about being an entrepreneur. I appreciate that Richard Branson and James Dyson have busy diaries but […]
October 13, 2020

Certain Leadership in Uncertain Times

Commentators have suddenly become fascinated by the relative successes of female political leaders against their male counterparts. The facts are extraordinary. Inevitably, there are sceptics who […]