Comma exemplifies what’s great about small, smart and agile recruitment providers: in-depth understanding of the market, trends, value and pricing and most importantly, insightful understanding of the key players and their strengths. Virginia brings professionalism and perspective borne from her own experience in-house and running her own business. Her reputation goes before her. I have complete confidence in recommending Comma as a top flight interim communications partner.
Aileen Thompson, former Interim Director of Communications, Technology Strategy Board
When I need strategic communication support I don’t want to be swamped with CVs. What has impressed me most is the way in which Comma develops a good understanding of the workings of the communication team enabling them to put forward people who not only tick the boxes on skills and expertise but, more importantly, are a good cultural fit.
Anne McCormack, SVP Internal Communication & Engagement, CPA Global
With 12 years’ experience of placement, Virginia and her team always provide an impressive shortlist of qualified candidates, which always fit the brief. Being a boutique agency, and having a personal working knowledge of internal communications and change, means that you also get a personal and bespoke service. The process from sourcing right through to on-boarding is efficient, seamless and painless. I don’t need to go anywhere else in the market to find high-calibre communication interims.
Paul Downey, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, Money Supermarket Group
I’ve known Virginia and worked with Comma for many years. They really are the ‘go to’ place for internal communication, change and engagement related people. They are well-connected, understand the business and are genuinely nice people to deal with. Given their experience and expertise built up over many years, they provide a quality of service that is second to none.
Nick Wright, Founder, Nick Wright Consulting
Comma is an agency I have used for communications interims. The team are good at responding to specific and urgent briefs without compromising on the quality of candidates. Virginia is well connected and very responsive, and I have found Comma’s interims to be highly capable, robust and can-do, all qualities which are essential in delivering effective business change.
Caroline Ross, Chief HR Officer, Channel 4
As a consultancy we’ve never used third parties to source communication associates, but we made an exception with Comma recently and didn’t regret it. When you introduce an associate to a client they become the face of your business, and their work and attitude reflects directly on your brand – so it is critical that you have the right person.
Virgina really gets this, her team understands the comms discipline, the current marketplace and they offer a great network of candidates.
David Norton, CommsQuest
Virginia is great – super-responsive and flexible. What’s different about Comma is that they are real practitioners who understand internal communication and its specific requirements, so they only put forward people with the right kind and level of expertise. They also run great events and contribute strongly to the profession as a whole.
Penny Mitchell, Head of Employee Communication, RBS International Banking
Comma’s MD, Virginia, is a natural business coach who provokes thinking to help you discover new directions and options for your career. She provided frank and neutral advice based on my skills and experience set and enabled me to recognise where I could improve myself. I found the conversations I had with Virginia extremely useful in helping me to understand what my next career move could be.