Background and Brief
Amy Golding is the youngest female CEO of a £100M turnover company in the UK. Aged 31, she was appointed head of Opus Talent Solutions, a tech recruitment giant, headquartered in Bristol with offices globally – having never worked a day as a Chief Executive Officer. She is also founder of _nology, a 12-week diversity-boosting tech skills course for people from any background who want to get a job in tech. At Opus, the modern-day ‘wonder woman’ leads a team of 500 people, with the fast-growing business boasting more than 2,000 clients, from Uber, Burberry and GE, to Bank of America, ASOS and Tiffany & Co. Opus has been recognised as among The FT 1,000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies, it has appeared twice on The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, featured five times on The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100, and twice on The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. Phew, what a list! Under Golding’s impressive charge, profits doubled in her first year as CEO. Before joining Opus, she worked as a personal business adviser to entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den tycoon James Caan CBE.
PR Superstar was hired to boost Golding’s personal profile as a successful female CEO and business leader, and thereby raise awareness of Opus and _nology, particularly among traditionally non-tech audiences and those outside the readership of HR trade press.