Simon Bracewell has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment, marketing and events arena and has worked with clients from a wide range of sectors. 13 of those years Working for Havas Worldwide in its various guises (Riley Advertising, HR Gardens, Riley HR Gardens, Heist, Euro RSCG Riley, Euro RSCG Heist, Euro RSCG People and now Havas People)
Simon has worked on prospectus production, student recruitment marketing campaigns and even produced (and starred alongside Patrick Stewart) the first student recruitment TV commercial for the University of Huddersfield.
Simon also spent many years working on hard-hitting public and private sector staff recruitment campaigns
Live events have always been a passion for Simon and he has organised the UPA / UHR conferences for many years, the West London Mental Health Awards, TFL’s HR Services Awards and many other training and conference events. Simon now takes responsibility for the Heist Awards, the flagship awards for education marketing now celebrating their 21st anniversary.
Within Havas People, as well as the awards Simon has overall responsibility for managing Marketing, Mailing, Technology, Event Management and Training.
Simon manages the LinkedIn Group for The Recruitment Society as well as the Twitter feed and has recently featured on BBC Radio 1, 5 Live, Radio Merseyside and Demon FM talking about social media and recruitment.