Our stories

People choose to work at Centaur for lots of different reasons – the strength of our brands, our location, or the opportunity to do different things. We have selected a number of people who have shared their own personal story of why they joined, what they love and what they do.

This group is a small snapshot of the unique talent we have and is representative of our ambition to create a diverse and talented workforce, inclusive and welcoming of race, gender, sex, age and disability.

What unites us all is a desire to do the best job possible, so that we can continue to develop world-leading content that helps our customers excel at what they do.

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Zara Paes

My job and what I do I’m a Group Financial Reporting Manager. The start of my year is dedicated to preparing the Group’s financial information for the Annual Report, but in general my role is very broad. I respond to all the business’s needs and requests for financial information, analysis and understanding. Why did I […]

Amy Cooke

My job and what I do I am a Direct Marketing Manager (DMM) on SME. My role is to manage a portfolio of anywhere between 25-30 SME clients. This involves meeting the clients at the very start of their journey with MarketMakers, understanding their business goals and working with them to create a plan, I […]

Portia Woollen

My job and what I do I am the Senior Digital Project Manager. I am the interface between digital development and the brands – my role is to ensure that the commercial, content and marketing strategy and ambition of the business is supported by a digital product development that adds value and delivers the work […]

Justin Weddle

My job and what I do I am the Group Director of Online Learning at Centaur. I head up the development and operational delivery of our online learning to quality, time and budget – delivering superior learning and customer service excellence. Why did I join Centaur? I joined Centaur in 2012 to lead our digital […]

Matthew Jakubiec

My job and what I do I’m the Senior Marketing Executive for The Lawyer, one of Centaur’s leading brands, specifically focused on the subscription side of the business. I’m tasked with increasing the awareness of and conversions for our single and corporate Premium Subscriptions, Market Reports, Litigation Tracker and eLearning products. Why did I join […]

Sonal Dalgliesh

My job and what I do I am Head of Delegate Sales and Recruitment for Xeim awards and events across Marketing Week, Design Week, Creative Review; and Festival of Marketing, the largest global event dedicated to brand marketers. Why did I join Centaur? I joined Centaur from the Financial Times in 2006, attracted by the […]

Heather McPartland

My job and what I do I’m a Senior Sales Executive in the MMI department, which deals with end-to-end sales for our clients. I work alongside a big team who issue and introduce music licences to businesses around the UK and insure they’re legally covered. I deal with every type of business, from restaurants, gyms, […]