Blackbridge confirmed as new partner for GTI Breakfast News
Thursday, January 5, 2017

GTI is thrilled to announce that Blackbridge Communications will be its partner in the 2017 series of Breakfast News events.

Blackbridge is a recruitment marketing agency providing graduate attraction solutions and is one of the largest independent agencies of its kind in the UK. It works with clients such as Vodafone, Argos, Pizza Express and NHS Professionals. In terms of early talent, Blackbridge partners include KPMG, Lloyd’s of London, Compass, Clifford Chance and Paddy Power. Blackbridge’s work has been recognised widely at ceremonies such as the RAD Awards, the CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards, the Corp Comms Digi Awards, the AGR Awards, the EBMAs and the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.

Tony Andrews, director of Blackbridge Communications said: “We’re looking forward to making a contribution to Breakfast News. Hopefully we’ll show that early talent is still far and away the most exciting, rewarding and fun area of recruitment.”

Simon Rogers, GTI director added: “It is an honour to join forces with such a recognised industry player. Blackbridge’s creative commitment to attraction, engagement and innovation perfectly matches the tenets of our Breakfast News events, which strive to both inform and entertain.”

GTI’s Breakfast News was created in 2008 to bring early talent recruiters, recruitment marketing agencies and universities together. Over 200 people attend each event, making GTI’s Breakfast News the most significant regular gathering of the school leaver and graduate recruitment community in the UK. Now celebrating its tenth successful year, there are three Breakfast News events planned for 2017. Each event will include an economic overview from Declan Curry, thought leadership from Blackbridge, insights from the Association of Graduate Recruiters and a guest presentation from a well-known and influential thinker.

Previous speakers have included Michael Portillo, Janet Street-Porter, Iain Duncan Smith, General Sir Mike Jackson and Dame Tessa Jowell.

The first Breakfast News event of the year will be held on March 2 2017.

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About Blackbridge

Blackbridge is a communications agency that helps clients attract and engage talent.

Based in central London, we employ 30 professionals across a range of creative, digital and project management roles. Our work has been recognised by the RAD Awards, CIPD marketing Awards, Corp Comms Digi Awards, AGR Awards and the TARGETjobs National Recruitment Awards.

Blackbridge was founded in 2004 and is still owner-managed. In a field where agencies are often controlled by distant conglomerates, or are start-ups without much depth of support, Blackbridge is refreshingly agile and well-resourced. Our client retention rates, as a consequence, are gratifyingly high.

About GTI

We are the UK and Ireland's leading provider of graduate and school leaver careers information and recruitment solutions. Through market-leading brands like TARGETjobs, TARGETpostgrad and TARGETcareers, we produce over 50 different graduate careers products: websites, publications, social media content and events. Each is designed to help students and graduates make better career choices and obtain their first graduate position. In addition, we run one of the world's leading early talent outsourcing recruitment services, TARGETrecruit, and a highly advanced student experience and enterprise management software system, TARGETconnect.

Through all our products we offer recruiters the opportunity to promote their employer brands, graduate schemes, job opportunities, placements and work experience/internships to students across the UK. Our clients range from the largest blue chip organisations recruiting thousands of graduates and school leavers every year, right down to SME’s and charities looking to fill individual positions.

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