Meet the Team: Rebecca Simkiss
LoveBrum would not be able to operate without its incredible board of 11 dedicated trustees. Our trustees play a vital role in helping spread understanding and awareness of our charity, and also supporting HQ with their various expertise!
Rebecca Simkiss, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SimkissGuy Recruitment, one of LoveBrum’s valued corporate members, is also our Vice-Chair and has been an advocate of LoveBrum since the very beginning!
Find out why Rebecca loves Brum…
What’s your background and where are you based?
I am Co-Founder and Managing Director of SimkissGuy Recruitment, an office support and graduate recruitment specialist consultancy with offices in central Birmingham and in Solihull.
I have worked in recruitment in central Birmingham for the last 14 years, launching SimkissGuy in January 2013. It’s a job I love and gives me the chance of working with some of our regions fantastic employers, and helping people realise their career ambitions.
What does your trustee role entail?
I am primarily responsible for looking after our individual LoveBrum members and encouraging new people to join our amazing band of Brummies! It’s a wide-ranging role which means that I work closely with all the trustees and have links to most areas of the charity.
As part of my role, I also created and now oversee our fantastic LoveBrum Loyalty Card. To help me do this, I have an amazing membership committee who each have a vital part to play in supporting our members.
Why do you love Brum?
What’s not to love!? As a region, we are really starting to shine and the rest of the country is finally taking notice. We have an amazing cultural offering, a thriving independent bar and restaurant scene, fantastic coffee shops and some lovely green spaces. The architecture, particularly in central Birmingham is absolutely beautiful.
We have a wonderfully diverse population, and some of the friendliest people you could ever want to meet.
What projects are you passionate about?
Education, aspiration, opportunity, employability and professional development skills, particularly for young people and women, are areas I am very passionate about. Mentoring and social mobility are closely linked to this. I am part of several organisations who do brilliant work in these areas.