Our Founders

Ben Swanton - Co Founder and Director

Expertise: Retained Search & Recruitment, Consulting for Startups

Ben founded 808 Talent in 2014 with view of offering a personalised, consultative, and proactive recruitment service to Technology Companies across the Broadcast and Sports Media markets.  He has nearly 15 years' experience recruiting at Senior and Executive levels within these industries, working with businesses ranging from start-ups to international corporations.

To date Ben has an enviable track record of successful recruitment of key hires and entire teams for his international clients in more than 50 countries across EMEA, Asia, and the Americas.

Ben prides himself on his consultative and long-term view approach to relationships with candidates, clients, and contacts.

Email: ben@808talent.com
Mobile: +44 (0) 7917 772731
Skype: ben.swanton
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benswanton/

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Alan Jones - Advisor

Expertise: Consulting

Alan is a Senior Commercial Executive within the Telecommunications and Media Industries, who has spent 15 years working for Eurovision Media Services (the last 5 as a consultant), the premier distributor of sports and new content for the world’s top broadcast and media platforms.

Within the EBU, Alan was responsible for building and managing the Worldwide Sales team for their Network services offering, as well as managing, a number of the EBU’s most prestigious global accounts – including Formula 1, UEFA, FIFA, IMG, Sky, NBA, and the PGA Tour.

Alan's expertise covers consulting on market penetration, sales strategy, team building, and general management.

Email: alan@808consulting.co.uk
Mobile: +44 (0) 7909 942227
Skype: aljones007
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-jones-4768911/

Sarah Swanton - Co-founder & Director

Expertise: Wellbeing & Resilience Coaching

Sarah co-founded 808 Talent with Ben in 2014, and prior to that enjoyed a career in recruitment based both in London and Sydney, Australia. 

Although still involved in the day to day operations of the business, her main focus now is in utilising her coaching skills to help leaders, teams, and individuals to understand how their mind works so they can fully realise their potential when it comes to business performance and achieving results. 

Email: sarah@808talent.com
Mobile: +44 (0) 7783 994545
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahswanton/

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