Why us

Our Team

We think there are two core things that make our team different: knowledge and culture. Individually and together, we’re experienced and bring a depth of expertise about a wide range of industries, locations and talent challenges.

Glen Hall


  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 awarded by the Entrepreneurs' Forum
  • Ernst & Young/Coutts Emerging Entrepreneur and British Chambers of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best-selling author of Last Druid trilogy

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Dawn Marriott

Senior Non-exec Director

  • Board member for the Institute of Collaborative Working, the driving force behind ISO 44001
  • CEO at Cogital and Partner at HgCapital
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Paul Ryder

Commercial Director

  • Over 20 years' within talent research, mapping, insight and pipelining
  • Expertise in bespoke, agile and end-to-end workforce solutions
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Tim Gleave

Joint managing director

  • 27 years’ research and insight experience
  • Responsible for strategic direction and delivering exceptional service to our clients

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Sam Collier

Head of Marketing

  • Over 14 years of experience in strategic digital marketing and content creation
  • Founder of What's Next Consulting
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David Steel

Joint Managing Director

  • 21 years’ talent research, insight and pipelining experience, globally and across multiple industies
  • Responsible for strategic direction and delivering exceptional service to our clients

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Steve O'Neil

Senior Advisor

  • Independent consultant within the background checking industry
  • Steve's previous roles include Sales Director at both Security Watchdog and Capita's People Solution business
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John Facchini

Head of Delivery

  • 19 years’ industry experience
  • Particular expertise in Oil & Gas and Pharmaceutical markets


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Emma Caiger

Senior Research Director

  • Emma has six years’ experience in research and insight
  • She has experience leading international projects in Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East
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Rob Dolan

Senior Research Director

  • 13 years’ experience within the recruitment industry
  • Understands in-house recruitment challenges having worked in recruitment teams in healthcare and non-profits
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Ben Kearvell

Associate Research Director

  • Four years’ in the recruitment space, including research and insight
  • Research experience across the automotive and aerospace sectors
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Hamish Denham

Associate Research Director

  • Over 10 years' experience in research and recruitment
  • Has experience working globally in multiple sectors
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Jennifer Jones

Senior Research Manager

  • Experience working in recruiting for the LegalTech sector
  • 10 years' experience leading teams in a fast-paced working environment
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Robyn Grievson

Senior Research Manager

  • Four years' talent acquisition experience, and one in recruitment
  • Experienced in placing sales professionals, globally
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Emma Forbes

Senior Research Manager

  • Over seven years' experience in retail and property
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and History from Newcastle University
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Kieran Halford

Associate Research Manager

  • Recruitment consultant & digital researcher experience
  • Delivered work across Europe
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Rachel Bowman

Research Manager

  • Experienced recruitment consultant placing high-value candidates
  • Sector experience covering niche IT roles
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Emma Robson

Head of Talent Acquisition

  • Responsible for talent acquisition across the business
  • Over 10 years’ experience of recruiting agency and internal positions
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Joshua Aubrey

Senior Marketing Insight Executive

  • 10 years’ experience working as a Marketing Executive for a Newcastle-based real estate firm
  • Focused on measurement, inbound marketing and engagement
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Dr David Hamilton

Kindness Tsar

  • Author of 11 books
  • Focused on how people can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health
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If you'd like to chat with the team about how our services could help you and your organisation, we're always happy to discuss your needs without obligation.

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As a group, we all share the same inquisitive nature and a love for delving into details while keeping an eye on the big picture. If this sounds like you as well, we’d love to hear from you.

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