Alternatives has pioneered flexible marketing talent solutions since our inception in 2000. Looking at business models from an alternative perspective has always been part of our ethos- hence our name. Today as leaders in the Irish market, we have built a successful specialist marketing, digital and customer centric talent solutions business.
And our track record speaks for itself. We work with Ireland Inc’s leading companies and have been recognised by a number of awards, including being selected as finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
Passionate about people, passionate about performance. We already work with most of Ireland’s leading businesses across all sectors, in all industries.
We have outsourcing expertise allowing you access to the best bespoke strategic and tactical team resources to deliver the results you need.
Our Alternative approach provides our clients with access to great talent on an interim, permanent, outsourced and consulting basis.
We have our finger on the pulse – working with our partners; The Marketing Institute, The Sales Institute & The Digital Marketing Institute to deliver employee insights & salary surveys.
We take Talent Personally… At Alternatives we take the time to understand what it is you need and always act with your best interests at heart.
The Alternatives Team all have industry experience, which helps us to drive growth for your business and your career.
Already No 1 for marketing talent, we are also becoming the partner of choice for Digital, Commercial and Leadership talent.
Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007.
Best SME SCR Award 2009
I have worked with Alternatives for over a decade and have had a superb personal experience with them. They have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of our organisation, the calibre of their marketing talent is excellent and all placements with them have been top notch. We have had a lot of success together and they remain my go to marketing talent partners. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
April Redmond - Global Brand Vice President, Unilever
I have probably worked with Sandra and the Alternatives team from the beginning. Not only do they find me great people that fit into our culture and make a positive impact, but they also provide thought leadership in the evolving marketing and digital space that adds value to our business. That’s why I believe that Alternatives is much more than just recruitment.
Niall O'Grady - Director Transactional Banking, Savings & Investments at permanent tsb
I have worked with both Sandra Lawler and Charley Stoney for a number of years now and believe that the flexible business model they offer for talent in the commercial and marketing disciplines is exceptional. The Alternatives team have an in-depth understanding of today’s business needs which give them the edge when finding us the right people to drive us forward.
Eoin MacManus - Business Director, Three
My experience of working with the Alternatives team has always been positive as they consistently go the extra mile to find us the right people with the right skills who will thrive in our culture and help us achieve success. Their expansion into the commercial and digital space is very welcome as it has happened in line with our own evolving resourcing needs.
Alan Fox - Sales & Marketing Director, AA
I have always found the Alternatives team a pleasure to work with over many years. They really get our culture and they provide us with great people.
Michael Nugent - Marketing Director, BMW
I enjoy an excellent working relationship with Alternatives. I find the team extremely knowledgeable, helpful and always prepared to put in extra work and time when necessary. Not only are they great at finding us permanent and interim talent, we have also used their panel of expert consultants which has been of huge benefit to the business.
Nicola Wells - Director Global Customer Strategy & Marketing, Aer Rianta International
I have known and worked with Charley Stoney for a number of years, across various organisations and industries. She is a person that I trust, understands customer behaviour and what is required to develop mutually beneficial business partnerships. What I like about Alternatives is their flexible approach which means that we can access talent in a number of different ways, including their panel of consultants in the CRM, marketing and digital space.
Gerry Culligan - Commercial Director, Iarnrod Eireann Irish Rail
Alternatives have considerably influenced my own career over the past 15 years, placing me in many senior Marketing roles across a variety of industries. I believe they are uniquely positioned in the Irish market - they not only helped build an excellent Marketing team in Liberty Insurance, but they continue to provide support, advice and insight into how best to resource and respond to the marketing and commercial issues facing Irish businesses today.
Annette NiDhathlaoi - Head of Marketing, Liberty Insurance
I enjoy an excellent working relationship with Alternatives. We were absolutely thrilled with the last candidate they provided for us who is already having a very positive impact in our business. The process was very smooth and efficient and all of the candidates we met were very high quality individuals. Their way of working, speed, positivity and level of interaction was fantastic.
Elizabeth Sheehan - Marketing Director, Lucozade Ribena Suntory
We’ve developed a really strong working partnership with the Alternatives team primarily because they take the time to understand our business, our unique brand, our culture and find the right people who will thrive in our business and help us achieve success. Looking forward to working with the team over the coming year as Rabodirect Ireland continues to grow.
Tim Bicknell - General Manager, RaboDirect Ireland
Alternatives have been involved in my own career, working closely with me in O2 and now work with me to find people for our team here in UPC. I’m always confident when working with the team that they have the ability, skills and more importantly, the commercial understanding to deliver on our brief.
Meadhbh Quinn - Head of Marketing, UPC
Volvo Car Ireland and Alternatives have worked together since 2013, specifically to support our marketing and commercial team operations. We were particularly impressed with the professionalism shown by Alternatives to understand our requirements, which was also demonstrated in the quality of candidates put forward for interview. We very much appreciated the one to one service provided by Siobhan Tormey, who built up a trusted relationship with Volvo and proved on more than one occasion that getting the right result for Volvo was of paramount importance to Alternatives. I have no hesitation in recommending the team at Alternatives to support with a candidate search for either temporary or permanent roles.
Adrian Yeates - Managing Director, Volvo Car Ireland Ltd