Russam GMS launches new joint venture
Russam GMS launches new joint venture with Athene Communications to offer Interim marketing and communications specialists
Russam GMS is partnering with Athene Communications to launch Athene Interims, a new company specialising in the placement of Interim marketing and communications professionals to meet the growing market demand.
The new company was created by founding partners Richard Astle of Athene Communications and Jason Atkinson of Russam GMS, both of whom have significant communications and marketing experience.
Before setting up Athene, Richard was Corporate Affairs Director for AMP Pearl, one of the countrys leading financial services groups and Jason has 16 years of international sales and marketing experience across both the financial services and fashion retailing sectors.
Caroline Parsons joined as director in March to lead the day to day operations of the business. Caroline has held lead communications roles in the NHS and local government.
Many companies are recognising the benefits of using interims to strengthen their marketing and communications functions or to provide specialist support for specific projects.
Richard Astle explains the Athene difference: At Athene Interims, we all have a strong background in senior communications roles and as such we understand the demands and challenges facing our clients. We are able to have an intelligent discussion with a potential client about the best needs for their vacancy, and we know that people need an interim who can be a part of the team from day one.
Our philosophy has a strong connection to that of both parent companies. We interview all potential interims before sending their CV to a client and, as a Russam GMS partnership company, have the broadest reach of any UK interim management provider.
Our work is all search driven and supported by a primary database of 12,000 specialist interim executives. We pride ourselves on combining this expertise with our first hand understanding of communications and marketing.
Athene Interims is based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and places interims nationwide