Recruitment consultancy The Davis Company has appointed two joint
managing directors so founder Gill Hollis can focus on developing media
training courses and pulling in new business.
Consultant Shirley Nelson, who previously handled media sales
recruitment, and marketing sector specialist Jane Alexander, took up
their new positions at the beginning of the month.
The Davis Company, which has IPC, Emap Media, the National Magazine
Company, Redwood, BT and a host of others on its books, was previously
run on a day-to-day basis by Hollis.
Her fellow founding director Malcolm Farquharson remains in his role as
chairman of the consultancy.
The company has recently been talking to an increas-ing number of
new-media outfits, database market-ing companies and media
Hollis, a one-time managing director of Haymarket Publishing, is
planning to develop a range of training programmes for marketing and
media sales staff.
She already provides general management training for senior sales and
marketing executives on areas such as how to recruit staff, but is
thinking of expanding her repertoire to include courses for more junior
sales staff, although details are under still wraps.
Hollis joined Haymarket in 1971 and ’sold on or managed almost every
title in the company.’ She was managing director at the publishing
company for five years before leaving to set up The Davis Company. ’I’ve
got around 30 years experience in selling,’ she said.
Meanwhile, the recruitment consultancy’s website is scheduled to go live
this week. Nelson, who has been with the company for ten years, said the
site, which can be found at Daviscompany.co.uk, will not contain job
advertising ’at this stage’, but will offer sales people a basic
introduction to the company and its recruitment consultants.