Sam Ray, Talent Specialist

Sam Ray

With 11 years’ professional experience (7 years in creative and production agencies and 4 years' in recruitment), I support the interim and permanent consulting teams in proactively engaging candidates that are in demand, so we can deliver strong candidates, as quickly as possible for our clients. I also manage the various platforms and tech needed to ensure we can exhaust the market seamlessly.

I started off my career as an Account Manager in London, working for an array of brilliant full-service agencies before laying down roots in the Midlands. From my time spent in the world of digital, print and creative agencies, I gained a deep understanding of the principles, processes, roles, and responsibilities required to succeed in the creative, events and marketing field.

What I love most about being a consultant at Beyond The Book is the personal touch and principle led values we encompass. I thoroughly enjoy the process of listening, learning and really understanding the crux of a client brief or candidate's journey to their next opportunity. I’m keen on building and retaining relationships so I can be a trusted face for helping clients and candidates alike find their perfect match.

“Having only started my freelance journey earlier this year, I got in touch with Kaisa after a friend's recommendation and I'm glad I did! Kaisa knew all about my skills, experience and the type of contracts I was after which meant she has consistently delivered the perfect opportunities for me. I will continue to recommend Kaisa to friends and colleagues, she's a pleasure to communicate and work with.”

“Kaisa and the team at Beyond the Book helped me secure my first freelance job on-site at a Milton Keynes based design agency which has since turned into regular remote work. Kaisa has been great. She always keeps in regular contact and I've always found her to be friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Beyond the Book to any designer looking to take the plunge and begin a freelance career.”

“When I decided to take the plunge into the world of freelancing BTB were there to give guidance and advice. Team BTB are ridiculously knowledgeable in their recruitment field and are always striving to ensure they find “the right” placement for you. Most importantly - they care about you the candidate. So, if you are reading this review, thinking “should I, shouldn’t I?” YES, YOU SHOULD! Get in touch with them.”

“My experience has been excellent, helping me to find the perfect graduate role. I cannot recommend BTB enough. A big thank you!”

“​Rebecca helped me from the get-go - consistently updating me on the process and being there on hand with any questions I had. She was clear about next steps and helped me get the role I'd been looking for! I have and would continue to recommend Rebecca to people looking for their new role!”