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La Fosse in 60 Seconds: Q & A with Heidi Anderson, Manager - Digital Media & Development

03/01/2017 By Lily Senior

We sat down with a number of consultants across all levels of the business, so you can hear their story.

Here’s our next 60 second interview with Heidi Anderson, Manager - Digital Media & Development...

 

Q: What were you doing prior to joining La Fosse?

Immediately after completing my A-Levels, I spent four years travelling and working through Spain and Australia. Once I decided to make my way back to the UK, I got my first job in sales. I spent just under a year in this role before moving into tech recruitment, where I spent the next ten years with the same agency. I really progressed my career there, beginning as a trainee consultant on the Open Market desk, I was then promoted into a senior consultant role for Key Accounts Team on the contracts division. After spending a bit of time in that role, I realised I really wanted to manage a team, and so I started the digital desk, growing the function from scratch to 6 consultants.

Q: How long have you been working at La Fosse?

Four years - I joined La Fosse in January 2013.

Q: What made you choose La Fosse?

There are a few reasons, but the first thing I noticed about La Fosse was their caring and supportive culture. As an experienced recruiter, I could feel the difference from the moment I stepped through the door. After speaking with a few of the other managers and directors, I really appreciated La Fosse’s support for their staff’s well-being. From flexible working hours to free gym memberships, it was clear they really valued their employees’ health and well-being. 

However, what really stuck out for me is that they built (and continue to build!) a working environment that is ambitious and high-performing, without losing focus on culture and values. Plus I think the co-owned structure really ensures that everyone is engaged in building this company without having to sacrifice either aspect. 

Q: What has been your story at La Fosse so far?

I started as a manager on the contracts team as head of the digital practice. Over the last three years, I’ve grown this to a team of 10, with two managers who are now building out their own dev teams. We are currently the largest team on the contracts division.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working? Do you have any hobbies?

I just recently moved to Brighton, and enjoy spending time with my son and family. I also love to host the occasional house-party, and still enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures.

 

Click here to find out more about what it's like to work at La Fosse, or get in contact with Lily Senior at lily.senior@lafosse.com

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