Simon Bassett


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Simon has been integral to my career development over the last 10 years
Matt Edmund
Head of Corporate Access / HSBC
My career developed at pace under the stewardship of Simon.
Xavier Martin
He has an amazing eye for detail and has an incredible ability to deliver on the brief set.
Dionne Lewis
Head of Marketing / Aon
Simon is someone I'd engage and find ways to work with anytime - he's professional, smart, engaging and supremely human.
Mark Choueke
Global Communications Director / Qubit
He's always been willing to build on that initial contact by providing in-depth advice and insight.
Bryn Morgan
CMO / Financial Services
Simon creates and communicates a compelling vision and strategy.
Stephen Gribben
The Online Coach

tml Partners was founded by Simon with a vision to bring innovation and deep specialism to disrupt the industry and enable smarter and faster hiring of senior marketing talent.

He is a seasoned business leader in the recruitment sector having led privately owned and private equity backed businesses. Prior to founding tml Partners Simon led EMR for six years, one of the UK’s leading marketing recruitment specialists.

As a trusted adviser to an extensive network of world-class marketing leaders, Simon has engineered hundreds of senior marketing appointments with household brands through to high growth businesses. Client partnerships have included Aviva, DLA Piper, innocent Drinks, ns&i, HSBC, Ocado, JLL, The Princes Trust, Accenture and QinetiQ.

Outside headhunting, Simon is an active member of the business community having been a regular judge at the annual Marketing Week Engagement Awards and a guest speaker at Henley Business School as a supporter of their entrepreneurship scheme. He’s led events and roundtables in partnership with MC Saatchi, the Investor Relations Society and Marketing Week.

He’s a family man with three children, and a keen golfer.

Recent assignments

Chief Marketing Officer European Travel company, South East

European Marketing Director for B2B, London

Interim CMO for PE back Education Technology in London

Global VP of Marketing for FTSE 250 Tech, Thames Valley

Marketing Director for leading Management Consultancy

EMEA Digital Marketing Director, Global Property, London

Head of Marketing Strategy, Wealth Management, London

Marketing Director for Luxury Wine, London

International Marketing & Communications Director, Global Defence sector in South East

CMO for global leading Law firm, London

European Marketing Director with Global Insurance Brand, London

Sales & Marketing Director, disruptive B2B Tech business, South East

Brand Director for FinTech challenger bank, London

Head of Brand for Global Travel company, South East

Global Head of Communications in Pharmaceutical, Switzerland

Commercial Director for Business Services, London

Investor Relations Directors for Retail Bank, London

Head of Business Development for top tier accountancy firm, London

Head of Internal Communications in Financial Services, London

Head of Intermediary Marketing, Asset Management, London