About Us

When you want the best

We’re an internal communications recruitment agency specialising in internal communications, change communications, employee engagement and employee experience. And ‘the best in the biz’. At least that’s what our clients tell us. And we’re happy to take it.

We try hard to make sure that when we place a candidate it’s a great experience and outcome for everyone. The employee experience starts here after all! We’ve been around a long time and worked as internal communication specialists ourselves, so we know what it’s like to be both sides of the fence. And it’s not always easy, is it?

We are good because we don’t try to be all things to all people. Instead, we stick to what we excel at. Mid and senior level permanent, FTC and interim placements for internal communicators, change communicators, employee engagement specialists and, increasingly, employee experience specialists. With a few additional services available where it helps the client or the candidate – internal communications health checks and communications audits, coaching, corporate writing and CV writing.

If you choose to work with us, you’ll see that we love what we do. But don’t be surprised if we challenge you – clients and candidates alike. If we think there are holes in your brief or your back story, we’ll seek clarification. We want a great employee experience all round – fantastic candidates and delighted clients. That’s what we rest our reputation on.

Meet the team

Virginia Hicks

Founder & Lead Consultant

Andy Macleod

Director & Lead Consultant

Louise White


Our clients

Andy Macleod

Director & Lead Consultant

Andy has 25 years’ experience in internal communications, including 15 years as a senior in-house professional and 10 years specialising in communications recruitment. He is a respected leader within the UK communications recruitment industry and has, since 2014, placed hundreds of permanent, FTC and interim communicators across almost every sector. Andy specialises in mid to senior level roles for organisations large and small, across internal, change and corporate communications.

Andy loves supporting organisations with a whole range of challenges, whether it’s an urgent interim requirement or a search for an important new permanent hire. With extensive experience in internal communications, Andy and the team at Comma can also resource any wider challenges you may be facing – for example, auditing your IC function, up-skilling your internal communications team, or training, coaching or mentoring your leaders or line managers to become better communicators.

Andy runs regular round table sessions for senior IC pros and also leads a LinkedIn group to support internal communication professionals and their mental health. He has a keen interest in the wider employee experience, something we know organisations are developing at pace in the post pandemic working environment. Currently based in SW London, Andy enjoys live sport, live music, travel, politics, good food and regular trips to see friends now based all over the world!