Karen Gittins

Head of Marketing Recruitment

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Karen Gittins – Head of Marketing Recruitment

Karen joined Amdas in 2014, introducing a marketing division built around servicing the conference and media sectors

Recruiting Experience:

31 years, with the last 19 focused on building client relations in the marketing, Communications, Sales, and Events sectors. Karen’s exclusive client list includes two of the largest conference and publishing businesses in the world

Specialist Industry Sectors:

Marketing, Communications, Sales, and Events

The future of recruitment:

The 21st Century recruiter can no longer be a generalist. They need to adopt a focused approach to their specialist industry sector to act as an extension to their client’s business. A thorough understanding of the client’s industry coupled with modern recruiting technology is pivotal when supporting businesses looking to establish their profile and company culture as an ethical and responsible employer.

Fun Fact:

Karen once worked with Jeremy Beadle on the TV program ‘Beadles About’ to set up a temp to think he had inadvertently let a Vicar steal a car from a sales showroom.



Karen is certainly in a league of her own. She is dedicated to finding the right opportunities and supporting a candidate throughout. I have nothing but praises for Karen, she handled my career transition to media incredibly well and with such efficiency that you don’t often see.

Neelam Hussain, Campaign Manager at JCDecaux


“ Karen at Amdas was a joy to deal with. After I met with her in person in their conveniently placed Waterloo office, I knew that she had my best interests at heart. We discussed a strategy to get the role I really wanted and I was kept in the loop with consistent and honest feedback from what turned out to be a lengthy interview process with the company I was applying for. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone who is motivated to get the Job they really want. “

Alexander Phillipps – Programmes Manager at GFC Media Group


Karen matched me with Mark Allen Group, Exhibitions Business Unit (MAX). I was applying for marketing manager roles in London while I was starting my executive MSc in International Marketing at King’s College. Karen recruited me for the company and successfully made the match, leading the whole procedure. Karen was very clear on the job specs to me, provided me with all information I requested and handled the negotiations part for both parties swiftly and accurately. I would definitely recommend Karen for her professionality, accurate matching, intuition and of course manners. The whole process was pleasant, smooth, quite straightforward and honest. I am very happy with my new role, being already 2 months with MAX and I owe this to Karen being able to identify my needs and hopefully MAX found the right candidate in me.

Marketing Manager at Mark Allen Group