When did Cameo start trading and where?
Julie: We started in April 2010 at Sugarswell Business Park. We were first based in The Studios, but after two years we moved to larger premises (Clarkswell House) on the same park. We fell in love with Clarkswell House and its country / rustic features from the moment we came to the park and introduced ourselves to our neighbours. As soon as we moved in, it was like a dream come true!
Why did you launch Cameo?
Hannah: We are of course a business at the end of the day, however if our candidates and clients are happy and feel supported throughout their introduction journey, we feel we have done our jobs properly.
What won’t people necessarily know about Cameo?
Julie: I think the main fact would be Hannah and I started Cameo in the recession, with just a phone, laptop and the shell of an office. We knew we had a challenge ahead of us whilst establishing ourselves in a competitive market, however we were determined to succeed and proudly called every client and candidate, inputted their details onto our database, and carved our business together. We also developed our own internal CMS system!
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What is the “Cameo Island”?
Here on Cameo Island we believe we have thought of everything to make your castaway visit the perfect environment to learn. With its vibrant Cameo colours, space for mini group discussion, and an ethos to leave your ‘comfort zone at the door’, we’ll make sure every training session is memorable for the right reasons. The Island provides a safe place to venture into new ways of working and maybe tripping up a few times, without feeling anything other than a sense of progress and personal development. We have the latest technology, and some quirky additions to the room, just so you know you are a world away from your usual day to day! Ask to hop on the Island next time you’re in the office or, of course, book onto one of our courses and enjoy the whole experience.
Why is Cameo called “Cameo”?
The name of our business was exceptionally important to us – we love our name! We wanted our name to be easy to pronounce, spell and remember, but also filled with traditional values such as, strength and sincerity. Most people remember a traditional Cameo brooch, which was popular many years ago with family members – a family treasure! We loved the idea of the Cameo brooch having a hand-carved face, as our business is all about people, it sits on a lapel of a jacket, close to your heart (as we care), it has an opinion of quality which is one of Cameo’s four values…
Corporate colours - Black, white and lime “Cameo” green
We recognise the world is about opposites, candidate/client, right/wrong, yes/no, north/south, up/down, left/right, etc. In the recruitment industry, we are dealing with people, and one certain fact is no two people are the same. Therefore, although we work alongside and adhere to important legislation, which is black and white, we feel Cameo brings a “fresh approach” with a modern spin on traditional values and a new vision to areas which may seem black and white – hence why we chose “Cameo” green. Also, Cameo green is perfect to resemble our countryside location!
Logo – How many faces do you see?
Our logo is an adaptation of the original Cameo brooch. The frame around the outside is a “C” for “Cameo” and the profile of the face inside the frame can sometimes be seen as one face, or maybe two! We designed it this way as we represent candidates and clients, and also it can be a symbolism of old job/new job, as well as symbolising the two faces of Hannah and Julie as Cameo Directors. Overall however, at a glance there is one face as we are, internally and externally, one team.