30 Years VWA – Stories Angela

June 2 and our second #VWA30 story! We feel extremely lucky to have so many wonderful candidates who have become clients. Angela Green is the perfect example, here’s her story- 30 years ago, I climbed several steep flights of stairs to arrive (exhausted) on the top floor of VWA’s South Kensington office.  I met Victoria and her team of one and a half.  Little did I know then that our first meeting would lead to…

The VWA Temp Desk

Our Temp Desk has found the market to be fair this year, and was highly successful at filling bookings quickly, and without compromising on quality. Of the many roles we’ve worked on recently, the majority were Executive Assistant, Team Assistant and Reception positions. Office Managers and Co-ordinators in such fields as HR, Events, Marketing, Legal, Facilities and Finance largely made up the remainder of jobs filled, though VWA remains committed to providing a bespoke service…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for… ice cream

As the British summer continues to heat up we discover three ice-cream meccas that are sure to cool you down and excite the taste buds: Chin Chin Labs – this creative ice-cream lab whips up the smoothest flavours (made-to-order) using liquid nitrogen. Found in Camden Market, with a new outpost in Soho, it is a great place to get your summer fix. The sundaes are decorated with wonderfully wacky toppings like grilled white chocolate and…

Where to eat…. Vegetarian

  How are those New Year’s resolutions going? If one of yours was to eat well whilst reducing your carbon footprint, read on: Mildreds This friendly restaurant has four branches across London, in Soho, Kings Cross, Dalston and Camden. The kitchen prepares vegetarian and vegan food inspired by cuisines from all over the world. The food is full of flavour and flair. Roganic Roganic is the newest opening from star chef Simon Rogan. The restaurant…

Victoria Wall’s Gender Pay Gap Talk

As April 5th approached, the media was awash with shocking statistics illustrating just how ‘wide’ the gender pay gap in the UK is. Not to be confused with unequal pay, whereby two people are paid differing amounts for the same role, the pay gap refers to the overall difference in pay between men and women. The gap stretches across multiple industries in both the private and public sector including tech, media, construction, insurance and of…

A brand new look and feel!

Modern, fresh and spirited: our new brand identity reinforces our positioning as a leading recruitment consultancy in an exciting and dynamic market, in which confidence, capability, approachability and smart insights count – for candidates and clients alike. In today’s world, technology drives opportunity – we’re at the forefront of that trend, always looking for novel ways to connect our candidates and clients with new openings.  Our new identity is the result of a decision to refresh and reposition the…

Summer living in London…

When the sun comes out in London everyone flocks to the best rooftop hangouts for socialising and sun worshipping whilst sipping sundowner cocktails. Here are a few favourites worth trying out in London this summer, the perfect options for an after-work aperitif, wherever your office is located. Radio Bar at Me London Hotel The stylish Me Hotel is popular with the fashion crowd thanks to its close proximity to Somerset House (the LFW venue). Radio Bar offers panoramic views of London’s iconic…

Which Candidate Would You Hire?

Imagine you are hiring an HR manager, and you are at the final stage of the recruitment process. The decision lies between two candidates, and you are reviewing the interview feedback and analysis to inform your final decision. Is there a clear winning candidate?             Would you be surprised to know that these profiles represent the same candidate? Why do they appear different? Candidate One’s profile is based on an…

Testing skills and more… is it worth it?

In times of change and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to ensure we recruit the best person for a role to ensure success and stability. But how do we ascertain who is right and who is not? Nothing is more vital than interviewing. It allows us to get to know the candidate and consider not only their suitability for the role, but also their aspirations and cultural fit. In addition to the interview,…

London’s Best Business Lunches

It is always good to have a few restaurant recommendations up your sleeve for those last minute client catch-ups. Here are three of our favourite London eateries, perfect for business meeting and eating… Céleste is located in the newly renovated Lanesborough Hotel, the ornate dining room is sure to impress and the £35 lunch menu will delight your palate. The new St James’s Market is found nearby to Piccadilly Circus station and has a range…