What does it do? ’The sales team delivers outdoor media solutions to
outdoor media specialists and their affiliated agencies,’ explains sales
executive Kate Wilkinson.
Good office? It almost backs on to the Queen’s back garden. It’s a listed
Victorian building on Buckingham Palace Road.
Imagine an office that boasts high ceilings, original fireplaces, wooden
staircases, marbled floors and a courtyard. Think Upstairs Downstairs and
you’re not far off. Eating out in Victoria is like feasting in fast food
What’s it like? Hard-working, progressive and fun. ’Everyone is an
The structure is extremely flat and a junior sales person’s opinion is
just as important as the managing director’s,’ says sales executive Ged
Many an evening is spent at the Plumbers Arms, where the bar staff know
everyone’s name and favourite tipple. ’The Spice Girls sang 2 Become
In our case, one becomes ten,’ says Weston.
What about perks? ’We have a lot of fun, work with great people and
receive a competitive basic salary and a great bonus. Knowing I work for a
company that encourages development is a real perk,’ enthuses
Is it good at training? There’s a three-week induction programme,
consisting of internal and external presentations and training sessions.
’Not only is it great training, it also provides the opportunity to debate
outdoor issues with very senior people,’ says Wilkinson.
Maiden also runs its annual Master Class, a seminar that explores the
latest developments in outdoor media, where keynote speakers present
information on their areas of expertise.
How does it recruit? Through the normal methods. Watch out for the
interview technique - definitely not textbook stuff and sorts the men out
from the boys.
How do you get ahead? ’Think for yourself, work hard and ensure you don’t
bullshit yourself or your colleagues,’ says Weston.