About Us

New Avenues specialises in the creative, entertainment & tech industries providing recruitment & talent management solutions alongside business advisory services. We focus on these sectors as this is where our expertise and passions lie, as proven in the results achieved.

We like to set ourselves apart from our peers, not only in our manner but in our approach. We keep up to date with the latest trends, allowing us to provide you with the best possible advice, talent and support.

Who we are

New Avenues might be relatively new on the scene but its founders certainly are not.

With a distinctive level of sector expertise, our founders possess a unique blend of skills and knowledge, combining years of business management and recruitment experience. This blend sets us apart from the crowd enabling us to provide the best talent, industry advice and business services.

The Team

Being a specialist Recruiter in the Media, Entertainment & Creative industries, Ella’s knowledge and expertise is second to none and her network is vast.

Ella really values building strong working relationships with both candidates and clients, resulting in many being both. She really cares about her work and her in depth knowledge and long term relationship approach shines through when you speak to her. She still gets a buzz from helping people find their dream job and has partnered many people through their career journeys.

Outside of work Ella has many interests that keep her busy. She has grown up with horses, loves travelling and is often better on a board or skis than she is on her own two feet. She’s a reluctant gym goer, but has grown to secretly like it,and loves live music, festivals and a good old night out.

She has a passion for food and cooking, whilst not quite Masterchef standards, her food is always appreciated by others. She’s a bit of a social butterfly, however these days she is equally happy reading a book or pottering around her house & garden.

For many years Ella has been an active committee member of a charity for disabled children, helping to put on an annual activity camp where you will again find her in the kitchen for the week.

Stuart began his career at a firm of Chartered Accountants, specialising in the Media sector. Headhunted by a television production, distribution and investment group in the early 1990s, as Group FD he has since held senior positions including FD, Commercial Director, MD and NED at many well known companies in the Film and Television sector.

Stuart also co-founded and ran a highly successful HR & Employment Advisory Services company for two years before his passion for the Media industry was too strong and he was tempted back.
Since 2016 Stuart provided business consultancy services to a number of Production and Distribution companies, including preparing them for sale, mentoring key staff, raising capital, sourcing staff and providing introductions to associate companies.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and their Great Dane, Gypsy (who is the size of a small pony!).
Sport has always been a big part of Stu’s life, both playing and spectating.  Over the years he has played a number of sports to a reasonable standard, with his real passion being anything that involves a racket – Tennis, Squash, Badminton to name a few.

However these days he takes great pleasure watching his children compete at levels he could only dream of.

Our Approach

We recognise the importance of working in partnership with both candidates and clients to ensure long lasting relationships are made for both parties. We will take the time to get to know and understand your hiring/career goals and will utilise our expertise and resources to allow you to achieve them. We will be your confidante, your trusted advisor and above all someone you want to work with time and again.

We have a transparent, honest and approachable attitude to our work and appreciate that a good working relationship is always built on trust. We aren’t in this for the short term. We aim to have lasting relationships with everyone we have the pleasure of working with and this is proven by the fact that our network is extensive.

We listen to your needs, whether you are a candidate or client, and will be on the journey with you to guide, advise and help you find that perfect new avenue for you. We recognise your needs and desires may change throughout the process and will provide options and solutions that accommodate this.

Our commitment to you lasts longer than the initial recruitment brief. We are here to partner for the long term.

Our Expertise

As experts in sourcing business & operational talent, we are dedicated to fulfilling all your hiring needs, whether it’s for individual roles or building entire teams.

We concentrate on mid to senior/board level roles and can offer permanent and fixed term contract solutions. Our offerings include contingent, exclusive and retained searches, dependent on your requirements…

Due to our passion, skills and love of what we do, New Avenues has the ambition and capabilities to be both your leading recruitment partner and your trusted advisor.

Our areas of expertise include

C-Suite (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO)
Head of Production
Non-Exec board members

Head of Finance/Financial Controllers
FP&A + Commercial Finance
Financial Control & Reporting
Transactional Manager
Royalties (Director, Heads, Managers)
Accountants (Financial, Management, Group)
Newly Qualified

Head of
Business Partner

Head of
Social Media

Head of
Business Affairs
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At New Avenues we make it OUR business to understand YOUR business, allowing us to tailor our advice and provide the best possible solutions. 

We recognise that every business is different, having unique cultures and challenges. We appreciate the importance and positive effect that diversity and great talent can bring to your company. Through intelligent recruitment solutions we aim to connect like-minded people to allow your business to flourish.


We appreciate that finding a new job can be exciting, challenging and, at times, nerve-racking. Our approach is to support you throughout your journey offering you our expertise, a friendly ear and some of the best roles available.

Your career is as important to us as it is to you. We know that being in the right role can have a huge impact on all areas of your life and we want to help you find your dream job.

We aim to present to you with a number of exciting opportunities within both new and established businesses.