David began his advertising career at S H Benson in 1963 – one of the UK’s top advertising agencies of that era. 3 years later he joined the family firm Alfred Bates & Son Limited in London’s Fleet Street. In 1969 he took over as Managing Director. His father retired in 1972. David spear-headed the office move to the historic location of St. Katharine Docks in 1986, overlooking the international landmarks of Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

With 15 years in the recruitment communications industry, the last five of which have been with Bates JPW, and a previous background in events management, Jane brings a wealth of experience to her role as Head of our Northern area office. She has worked with both high profile and smaller clients in the public and private sectors, and can often be seen on the M6 or M62 visiting our growing number of clients across the North of England!  Outside of work, Jane is a member of her village ladies’ choir which sang for the Queen during her Jubilee tour of the UK.

Having graduated with a 2:1 B.A. (Hons) Degree in International Business and French, Andrew joined the family business in 2000, and has worked within all operational areas. He now has over 10 years’ experience in all aspects of recruitment communications, taking a strategic overview of both the account handling and creative functions. Andrew currently works with our clients in the private and public sector with excellent relationships with international media.