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CONGRATULATIONS to Spinnaker’s Nicola Melas, who has been promoted to Manager of our Professional Services recruitment team.  Nic has worked in recruitment for “too many” years and previously had the pleasure of working for Amy Travell in our Commercial and Trading recruitment team where she looked after our client base in the in Far East.

Spinnaker’s Professional Services team enables us to offer our clients specialist recruiters in areas where they otherwise have to deal with generalist recruiters.  Those who know us for other things may be surprised to learn that in fact our business was built from strong foundations in shipping law, P&I and marine & energy insurance recruitment.

The Professional Services team employs consultants who are experts in each of these areas as well as Banking & Finance specialists, ITC specialists and Sales & Marketing specialists.  Nicola is also planning to add an HR specialist to the team.

Asked how she feels about herding cats, Nicola gritted her teeth and said, with a grimace, “I’m looking forward to getting to grips with my new role.  The main challenge is making sure our existing clients know what we do.” 

“Spinnaker has a remarkable amount of repeat business compared to other recruiters I have worked for, but we’ve not been brilliant at making sure our shipowning and trading clients know our strengths in professional services recruitment.  We have filled many many jobs for leading maritime law firms, shipping banks, marine insurers, communications companies and so on.  I aim to let our shipowning and trading clients know we can find them the best professionals for their in-house roles as well.”

If you’re looking for a lawyer, insurance broker, relationship manager, accountant, sales director or Oracle specialist, contact Nicola on [email protected] and one of her team will be delighted to help.

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