Founded in 2016, we offer independent consultancy services with expertise in recruitment and career coaching within the marketing and communications field, working for clients including large blue chip companies and smaller independent organisations.
Blue Forge refers to the point in the welding process when steel turns a blue shade of white, indicating the metal is ready to meld and form a strong bond. We pride ourselves on making connections that last.
We believe that by developing clear talent strategies with our clients, we can help them to attract and retain people who will really contribute to their organisation's long term success.
Rachel is a recruitment consultant and career coach with experience gained through career guidance, team and personal development, and her own career change. Having started in the creative sphere as a blacksmith and jeweller, she realised that working with people was more rewarding for her and shifted focus into recruitment and talent management. Craft was more of a hobby. With over 13 years’ experience in recruiting, head hunting and career advice, for diverse clients including Virgin Trains, Vice Media, Marks & Spencer, Heathrow, Cadbury’s and Magic Light Pictures, she started her own business in 2016 with a view to providing a more holistic approach to career development and recruitment. This incorporates coaching for people who are thinking about further developing their career, or making significant changes within their work-life, as a Relational Dynamics 1st certified coach (ILM 7 equivalent), approved by the Association of Coaching.
Trained in coaching and psychometric profiling, she has expertise in searching for talent, and identifying personalities who will work well together. She has worked with clients to develop work-experience programmes for graduates entering the workforce, supported parents returning to work following career breaks, and helped talented managers achieve the step up to leadership.