Online marketing agency Little Star Media, based in central Milton Keynes have hired three new members of staff in the last few months. The new employees are local to Milton Keynes, with all three having been brought up here and two having been born in the city.
Rebekah Boyle, who joined the company as a Junior Copywriter, was born in Milton Keynes and is a recent graduate from the University of York. On returning to her hometown after graduation, she beat a high volume of candidates to the copywriting role and started with the company at the end of July. Rebekah said, “I couldn’t believe it when I was offered the job at LSM – I’d only graduated the week before! It’s such a nice atmosphere and everyone in the office is so friendly and helpful. I feel very lucky to be working for a local company who value my ideas, and I can honestly say that I look forward to coming in to work.”
Jo Barber, a working mum who was a ‘Whalley Drive baby’, joined the company’s commercial team in August. As well as finding a job that was local, it was important for Jo to join a company that would allow her the flexibility to fit in around her young family. “I was nervous to go back into the industry after having my two daughters, but it was lovely to find a local company that welcomed me with open arms and also offered flexible working hours so that I could pick my children up earlier. It means the work / family balance should be just right.”
Finally, Sarah Moffatt, who came to live in Milton Keynes at the age of 19, is LSM’s newest recruit. She is also a new graduate, having achieved a Fashion Marketing degree from Northampton University. She has joined LSM as an Online Marketing Assistant. Sarah explains, “I wanted to be able to apply my degree to the world of work straight away. Having grown up here, I know MK is a hub of industry, so it was the perfect place to start my adventure into marketing. At LSM, I get the experience of working at a marketing agency, without the stress of commuting to London and all the comfort of staying close to home.”
The company pride themselves on bringing innovation, creativity and experience to everything that they do and getting the right mix of talented staff members is key to that. They believe that Babe Ruth had it right when he said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”
Managing Director, Kylie Morgan, also believes that the working environment is really important too. She said, “At LSM we’re a tight knit team – we work hard and we play hard. And we’re always ready to dress up in silly outfits for Halloween or Comic Relief and have a bit of fun! You spend so much of your time at work with your colleagues, so it’s really important to get along and make things as enjoyable as possible.” This doesn’t mean that they don’t knuckle down though, as there are still monthly targets to hit! Also with these new staff members on board, it means LSM can carry on growing their business and continue to aid the economy of Milton Keynes.