FMC Talent 2023 | The round up
Wow, what a year it has been!
It's often too easy to fall into the automatic response of 'busy' when asked 'how are things at work?' but now, looking back, we can see that the response is a very true reflection of the year.
From promotions to new hires, the FMC Talent team has seen some real growth over the past 12 months. And when we've not been busy recruiting (or doing the behind the scenes stuff that helps our recruiters to recruit!), we've been running, baking and petting our many wonderful office pooches.
We came back from our 2022 Christmas shutdown rested and ready to kick start the year and that's exactly what we did!
In January we started the ball rolling with a double promotion. Frankie Garrod was promoted to Senior Account Manager after making a huge impact on Team Meditech and Callum Roper was promoted to 360 Account Manager - both thoroughly deserved. We welcomed Andy Martin to the business, a great and much-needed addition to the busy Smart Industry team. January also saw us gain more experience by taking on board Eleanor for work experience, where we found there was plenty to learn on both sides!
February proved that promotions were going to be something we saw a lot of this year - Joe Coleman was promoted to Associate Director after a splendid 8 years of dedication and hard work in our Lincoln office and Jake Garcia was promoted to Senior Recruiter in our Bristol office.
March saw Hannah Wood promoted to Senior Recruiter after just 6 months at FMC, and the first quarter of 2023 was then neatly closed with the Marketing team expanding once again and welcoming Sam to join them.
April was a month of real celebration, with not just a couple of promotions but FIVE! Will Adamthwaite and Charlotte Ashton were both promoted to Associate Director, another example of a wonderful 8 years of dedication from Will and just shy of 7 years from Charlotte. Ash Magor, Lola Hall and Luis McGreskin were all promoted to Recruiter.
April also saw the running trainers getting put on by Lizi Tween, Abi Brown, Callum Roper and Adam Leeder for the Lincoln 10k where they all completely smashed it - and raised some money for CALM, a charity very close to our hearts at FMC.
After that flurry of celebration, the rest of the quarter understandably felt quiet in comparison. However, we did welcome the brilliant Kane Saunders to Team AI in May where he quickly became a great addition!
July kicked Q3 off with the first promotion within the Business Services team for the year, where Rebecca McKenna was promoted to Finance Officer having completed some pretty gruelling exams. Charlotte Clancy in team Meditech also received a well-deserved promotion to Senior Recruiter, and Ash Magor in Auto Innovation received his second promotion of the year to Senior Recruiter. Bristol welcomed John Hill as a Recruiter to the SI team, and Lincoln welcomed our second work experience team member for the year, Elliott.
Hot on the heels of Ash, Lola Hall also received her second promotion of the year to Senior Recruiter - an incredible achievement from them both moving up from Fasttrack to Senior in under a year! Putting recruitment aside for the day, both offices met in the middle at Birmingham Big Bakes, where we battled it out to see who could whisk up the best comic-style checkerboard cake. Unlike us to be competitive, some very impressive entries were put forward but Frankie Garrod and Becky McKenna took the trophy (commemorative wooden spoon!) with their floral themed creation.
September saw the launch of our new website and brand - FMC Talent. We're now rocking a swanky new look, courtesy of Beth Wingad and Gemma Sleight's hard work! The rebrand wasn't the only good news from the Marketing team in September, with the wonderful Abi Brown being promoted to Marketing Executive (T2). We welcomed a magnificent trio of new starts, Sarah Cavanagh, Grace Fuller and Harry Pickett. And last but not least, the aprons came out for a second time for our Macmillan Coffee Morning Bake Off, where we raised over £350 and showed off our baking skills once again!
It feels like all we did was blink and January turned into Q4 - but we had no intention of winding down for the year, quite the opposite in fact!
October saw another flurry of promotions in the Bristol office, starting with Adam Stackhouse being promoted to Associate Director, the 4th very deserving promotion at this level for the year. Erin Sheridan and Mo Chanduang were both promoted to 360 Account Managers after displaying some really impressive client management skills as recruiters. We were also accepted onto the Lincoln Social Responsibility Charter, to join this we had to show at least 5 commitments to both Lincoln and to our employees.
In November, Freya Kew was promoted to Senior Account Manager having re-joined us in April from taking some time out to travel South America. And the Marketing Team welcomed Jack Powell to the gang!
We closed a busy year of promotions with Adam Leeder being promoted to Account Manager in December, having previously stepped up to cover maternity leave within the team and showing he's got plenty more where that came from.
At the beginning of December, both offices got together for our annual Christmas shindig. A Grade II listed Victorian building filled with a live band, a delicious three-course meal and (many, many) photobooth pictures later, we definitely saw another fantastic year out in true FMC style.
Which brings us onto our 2023 'Geano Award' winners…
Recruiter of the Year - Lola Hall
One to Watch - Rhys Greenslade
Customer Champion - Mo Chanduang
'All Day, Every Day' Award - Charlotte Clancy
The JP Shield (Big Biller) - Ben Evans
Team of the Year - Auto Innovation
Managing Director's Award - Frankie Garrod
Project of the Year - FMC Talent Rebrand (Beth Wingad & Gemma Sleight)
Impact Award - Lizi Tween
FMC Values Award - Hannah Wood
Rookie of the Year - Sarah Cavanagh
Employee of the Year - Ben Evans
Phew! It's been a whirlwind of a year and we think we speak on behalf of everyone at FMC when we say we can't wait to see what the next brings.