25 November 2020

Dave Madden

As a Founding Director of mustard Dave was instrumental in the creation of mustard. A quality first recruiter and excellent at building life long relationships with candidates and clients. Dave now focuses his time with Director level client engagement and working to maximise opportunity at our larger PSL clients.
Outside of work: Another Liverpool fan but this time one that hails from the region. Saying Dave is a cycling enthusiast is a little of an understatement with multiple L’Etape Du Tour’s under his belt!


Recent blog posts

mustard Grad Intake Scheme 2021


What we’re looking for mustard plan to bring in 3 new Trainees to start with us in the summer of 2021 with this year’s graduate intake, so we’re looking to hear from people now with the following attributes in preparation: – 2:2 (MIN) – Degree in one of the… Read More

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Remote working…


It has been more than a year since the UK was put into the initial lockdown, and since then life has changed tremendously. Yet, now as the UK starts to make the return to ‘normality’ (if that’s what you can call it), I’m having ever increasing conversations about working location. Read More

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mustard Insights – What’s It Like to Interview Here?


This week, we’ve decided to quiz our most recent recruits in order to give you some insight as to what it’s like to interview with us here at mustard! 🎬🎥 If you’re currently looking for an entry-level sales position and want to find out more, get in touch today! 🙋‍♀️… Read More

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Graduate CV and Portfolio Tips


It’s that time of year when we see an influx of freshly graduated designers from all the sectors we operate within. With so much competition for job roles, it is important to make yourself stick out from the crowd. So we have put together a few simple tips/rules to follow… Read More

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The Benefits of Freelancers


For this month’s blog, I have chosen to write about how in the current market taking onboard freelance staff can greatly benefit companies. This last month has seen the built environment sector gain a substantial increase in work and projects have now started to come back on board and companies… Read More

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Securing Talent in a Busy Marketplace


There is no doubt about it, the creative industries are back online! After a rocky 12 months, agencies and brands alike are ramping up their hiring and talented candidates are on the market for mere days/weeks before they’re snapped up. So as a hiring manager, what can you do… Read More

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Employers Guide to Attracting the Event Industry’s Best Talent


For this month’s mustard XP blog, I have decided to write about what benefits and perks companies within the events sector can offer, when looking to attract prospective employees. Why? Because no one needs another blog about WFH or how to deliver a successful virtual event. But also…  Heading into… Read More

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London Who


After finishing university and wondering what I would do with my life I envisaged the idea of moving and working in London. With the promise of wealth and career aspirations in mind, I stayed in Bristol and joined mustard instead which originally was not the plan but has… Read More

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New Starter Blog November 2020


Welcome to our new recruits of November 2020!! mustard started off this month by welcoming our three newest additions to the Bristol sales team. Alex Harrison, Ellis Phillip and Imogen Duncan were the stand-out candidates after a vigorous, virtual and socially distanced… Read More

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Animation in Isolation


During the pandemic, I’ve noticed lots of changes in the market. VFX studios and production houses that were once bursting at the seams with new projects have suddenly found themselves in the doldrums, mainly due to the lack of live action that have been able to… Read More

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