Treasure Earth Prize Team

Treasure Earth appoints Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Abbey A. Bennett,

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

Treasure Earth C.I.C is pleased to announce the appointment of Abbey Bennett as Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist effective 20 May 2020. Abbey is a seasoned recruitment specialist, with over 7 years experience, across an impressive range of industry sectors, at all levels, specialising in legal, marketing and communications resourcing. Abbey currently works as Digital & Marketing Recruitment Specialist at VMA Group, a company specialising in communications based in the UK as one of five offices across Europe and partnering with clients ranging from start-ups, multinational corporations, public bodies, government agencies and trade associations.

Within one month of graduating Abbey launched her career as a Researcher – Finance Practice at Pelham International, a fully retained, financial services, executive search firm where she specialised in Fixed Income senior appointments across Credit, Rates & FX, Trading & Structuring, Economics, Strategy, Research, Emerging Markets and Real Estate, with bulge bracket banks. Abbey quickly progressed through the ranks from researcher to client account manager, where she was awarded responsibility for key clients such as: Credit Suisse, Citi and Mizuho Bank and bulge bracket banks.

Here, she was offered the unique opportunity with two others to set up Pelham Legal, a new area specialising in the placement of US and UK qualified lawyers within the professional services area. After only 5 months Abbey successfully led on international deals propelling Pelham into profit. Notable achievements include her rapid progression from the role of researcher to account manager and consultant level and the successful acquisition of significantly lucrative hedge-fund clients, and whilst in post, her team reached a new company record.

From here, she was headhunted for a role as Legal Headhunter – Private Practice by Montresor Legal, market leaders and an executive recruitment consultancy specialising in the placement of Finance, Corporate and Dispute Resolution lawyers with a client base of top law firms, investment banks, asset managers and a range of other businesses across Europe, Asia and the US. Here she specialised in the placement of lawyers into private practice and inhouse positions across financial services, covering derivatives & other traded products, structured finance and global lending, financial services regulation and debt capital markets.

After 3 years with Montresor, she joined VMA Group to expand her recruitment experience into other sectors and specialising in internal and external communications recruitment.  Since joining, she has successfully worked with multinational clients such as HSBC, EY, Experian, Post Office, Clifford Chance, Marie Curie, Virgin, Sainsbury’s Argos, BT and others, across financial and professional services, commerce and industry.

Abbey rose through the ranks with the ambition to specialise and build-out the new marketing recruitment practice for VMA GROUP. Since joining that division, she has successfully worked with the global multinational corporations across the board.


BA in Geography and Sociology, University of Leeds High 2:1 overall, achieved first in her dissertation.


Royal Geographical Society – Teacher


The valued skills set that Abbey brings to Treasure Earth complements the existing team perfectly and will play a major role in the success of our recruitment campaigns for the Prizes and Awards and contribute significantly to the Treasure Earth challenge addressing major global challenges of the 21st century such as global conflict and global warming by championing CSR and humanitarian care and with a special focus on youth.