It’s the team here at WDAD Communications that really distinguishes us from all the other recruitment advertising agencies and employer branding businesses out there. It’s one of the most stable and experienced in the sector, with the two owner-directors heavily involved in the day-to-day delivery of our services. Above all, we’re passionate about what we do and what our clients achieve. Here’s a few of us…

Mike Heal

Client Services

Mike has decades of media and agency experience. He’s Co-owner of the agency but remains very hands-on with all our accounts. He's on the ball about most things - especially digital strategy and golf swings.

Mike Jefferies

Client Services

Co-owner and Client Services Director, Mike runs the team with ultimate responsibility for our client relationships. He has held senior roles with a number of our competitors before joining us in 2006. Has a penchant for rugby, singing and Las Vegas, all at the same time.

Steve Watling Recruitment Advertising Account Manager WDAD

Steve Watling

Client Services

With agency experience dating back to the late 90s, Steve has worked with some big brands across the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. Outside of work, most of his time is taken up with his two young children, but he manages to juggle this with his passion for cooking, music and slot car racing.

Dee Dee Duncan

Client Services

Being in the industry for more years than she wants to count, through this time she has worked on commercial, consultancies, public sector and charity clients. Her greatest achievement is having been privileged enough to fly on Concorde to and from New York. Her love of soul music sees her taking her diamante trainers off to weekenders to dazzle on the dance floor.

Louise Attenborough

Client Services

Louise looks after some of our biggest (and some of our smallest) clients. With over 25 years’ experience of the business, she's particularly knowledgeable in the local government and charity sectors. On the down side, she is an avid Wigan Warriors rugby league fan.

Tim Rotchell


Tim has spent his entire career in personnel, recruitment marketing and, for the past 15 years, in recruitment-orientated market research. As the retained research consultant of WDAD, he has worked on numerous employer brand campaigns delivering both qualitative and quantitative research support. Recent projects have included work with Compass Community, Whitbread and the Environment Agency.


We’ve worked hard over the years to build long-standing relationships with many leading suppliers of specialist recruitment and marketing services. Whether it’s a leading-edge ATS system, vibrant video production, the best in recruitment website development or outstanding creative talent… you can be sure that your specialist requirements are being delivered by experts in their field – and not just a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ in-house team.

We trust and enjoy working with our partner network. Hopefully they feel the same way too!? Here are just some of our trusted partners…