Emma Barton – Managing Director


In 1999, Emma Barton, Managing Director, launched the Rubicon Label, after recognising a need in the market place to provide a specialist service for sales, marketing, revenue & events personnel at all levels in the hotel/hospitality sector.

She says “It was obvious to me following 11 years in the recruitment sector, sales people were crying out for a specialist who could offer a tailor made service, without the frills and fabrications, and where financial gain was not the motivating factor.”

“I believe Rubicon’s continued success can be directly related to our down to earth approach, our passion for our market and the relationships which have been forged as a direct result of our driving ambition.”

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Sally Vowles – Financial Director


As co-founder of Rubicon, Sally launched the business with Emma in 1999. Prior to becoming Financial Director at Rubicon, Sally previously worked and specialised in Accounts, working across various industries including retail and engineering.

Sally is responsible for the operational success of the business, managing Finance, Human Resources and leading the Administration team.

As the frugal, logical and “grounded” member of the Executive team, Sally’s non-risk strategy is to prevent Emma spending too much money!

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Specialising in Sales, Marketing, Events, Revenue, PR and Ecommerce opportunities, Rubicon work in partnership with many premier hotel chains, attractions, venues and leading third party agencies to offer a unique hospitality and hotel Recruitment and Executive Search service in the UK.  Rubicon adhere to the highest industry standards – we conduct our business with the utmost level of honesty and integrity to both our industry partners and candidates to provide efficiency, experience and flexibility whilst remembering that individuality is key to our success!


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HBAA-logo-nostrapAs strategic partners to the HBAA, Rubicon has aligned itself with the agency and venue market which has traditionally been a difficult area to gain access. As a result of the partnership, Rubicon has been able to gather expertise and enable the members to make informed buying decisions.

If you are currently a member of the HBAA and would like to discuss your recruitment requirements with an industry expert, Rubicon can offer a wide range of hiring solutions and moreover for first time users, a special introductory rate.

We can supply candidates from a wide range of hospitality providers including hotel, third party bookers, venues, and the exhibition/associations market place.

Equally if you are a candidate wishing to hear about career moves within an EMC and HBAA member organisation, please contact our consultancy team for advice.

At Rubicon we’re looking to develop long term partners who will make the most of the unique networking opportunities within the meetings, incentive and conference sector.

Radar’s team are well established in handling senior appointments throughout the hospitality sector, and many of the industry’s Commercial / HR Directors and VPs in this field have worked closely with our recruitment selection company Rubicon, when searching for inspirational leaders.

Radar’s approach is unique. Building on our wealth of contacts and exposure to the UK hotel market at board level, our highly skilled Consultants offer a powerful combination of extensive know-how, flexibility and expertise.

At Radar we try to avoid process. We understand that our business partnerships require individual, tailor-made solutions, and these can only be found with a superior level of dedication and a highly interactive and hands-on way of working. This is why our clients are assured that the Radar Director responsible for the assignment will be the same individual who selects, and interviews candidates for their Executive position.

If you are frustrated with efficiency and need a “top player” to join your organisation within a challenging time frame, our tailor made service offers:-

  • At the very heart of Radar, our Executive Search Division specialises in “hunting” exceptional talent in hospitality, travel & leisure
  • Accessibility to our industry relationships with Sales, Marketing, Revenue and Operational Leaders in the hospitality sector
  • Your personal Account Director to project manage each assignment
  • Unique and personalised Bespoke Solution
  • Structured communication – faster response times/quality candidates
  • Post Placement Support
  • Industry Expertise

Rubicon Search and Selection Ltd
8 The Old Pottery
Manor Way
BH31 6HF

Tel: 01725 552266
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