Madeleine Weightman – Chief Freelancer and Fixer
Madeleine is Chief Freelancer and fixer at The Work Crowd.
Madeleine made the move to freelancing 4 years ago having sold her share in a boutique recruitment agency working in the tech space, that she had founded and run for the previous 12 years.
She chose to freelance as she was keen to both broaden her industry experience as well as take more control of her work life balance.
In the last 4 years Madeleine has freelanced for a number of business’s from commodity and bullion trading companies to leisure and technology as well as managing a small stud farm she owns in surrey.
Madeleine is a strong advocate that freelancing not only offers individuals a more entrepreneurial and rewarding way of working, but that business’s reap the benefits through bringing in fresh talent, with many freelancers having a real wealth of experience, that in turn promotes innovation and enterprise.
Ellie Hoy – Product Manager
Ellie is our Product Manager here at The Work Crowd, she is passionate about the user experience and adding intuitive and meaningful functionality. After graduating from Leeds University Ellie worked for an online tutoring start-up, helping build their online platform, helping take the company from a standing start to receiving first round funding. Ellie has also worked in executive search prior to joining The Work Crowd, so also appreciates the challenges companies face finding the right talent to meet their business needs.
Alice Weightman – Founder and CEO
The Work Crowd is the brain child of global head-hunter and entrepreneur Alice Weightman.
An expert in finding and placing the best talent in Communications and Marketing, as well as being a proactive campaigner for greater diversity in the industry. Alice founded leading International search consultancy Hanson Search in 2002. Since then, Alice has met with over 3000 individuals across the globe to discuss their career development and business talent needs; the firm now recruits from offices in London, Paris and Dubai.
Fuelled by the frustrations she observed in a rapidly changing industry with businesses seeking to create a more agile workforce and untapped talent looking for work; Alice decided to launch The Work Crowd.
The Work Crowd is an online platform that gives businesses direct access to a global army of talented freelancers whilst offering ’employee style benefits’ by coming together as a crowd and promises to take the industry by storm!