About The Bridge

What we do and who we are

Healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical communications recruitment agency in London, UK

We are a 20+ years established and respected recruiter that specialises in finding brilliant candidates for the top healthcare communications operatives in the world. We are privileged to be on the preferred supplier list of the majority of these fantastic clients and we’d be delighted to tell you all about the opportunities that these companies have to offer that you might be right for … either if you’re already working in the business, or if it’s a sector you’re curious about. The current roles we have are all listed on our Search Jobs page … so please feel free to start your search or call or text us if you are on your mobile. Alternatively, email info@thebridgeconsultancy.com to get in touch.

Who we are

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Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke, known ‘globally’ as Clarkey, even by his wife. Born a North London boy, started working life as a trainee accountant but wasn’t good enough at it. Moved onto IBM as a sales guy selling computer solutions to key-account retailers. Met a lady who worked in recruitment, and started a secretarial agency called Working Girls based in Covent Garden (not sure you’d get away with that company name now). Liese and I opened The Bridge in 2000; we found our niche in healthcare comms about a year later due to a lucky break, and we’ve been beavering away ever since … and loving it. We care deeply about people, and we provide a very special, personal service.

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Liese Kelly

Liese Kelly is the other founding half of The Bridge.  I always thought my dream job would be in advertising after I graduated in French & German with an amazing year living in Toulouse and it certainly turned out to be that way for many years.  I cut my teeth in a small advertising agency in London called EMT as an account handler.  Continued my journey as an account handler into the global network of Leo Burnett and then moved into their marketing and PR function.  This gave me a very different perspective to the world of advertising.  Made many friends along the way and one in particular directed me to an ad in Campaign seeking a Recruiter as she thought it would be right up my street.  So, here I am after nearly twenty two years in the business and that passion has never waned.  I love what I do.  I love chatting to people and trying to help them follow their dreams, in the same way as I did.

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Christine Ebeling Long

I have always worked in marketing and communications related businesses (including Saatchi & Saatchi, Y&R and Publicis), with multi-channel experience across a variety of different sectors ranging from FMCG to Tech, Consumer Healthcare to Travel, and Retail to Leisure. For over 10 years now I have applied these skills in Marketing Recruitment and for the last 12 months I have had a great time working with The Bridge Consultancy Team. I have been helping with recruitment projects within Healthcare Communications, Management Consultancies and Medcomms Agency sectors. It’s a fun, experienced, and professional team here and I love the quality of roles and candidates we get to work with – they’re smart and proactive. In addition, I am an experienced content writer within the recruitment sector writing professional content for training courses, blogs, job advertisements and social media.