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Huw Martin

Managing Director

I am the Managing Director of Head Resourcing. My role is to grow the business, provide a great place to work for our staff, continually develop our employees and ensure that we always strive to provide excellent customer service to clients & candidates and never promise things we can’t deliver.

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Loves: Singing, Rugby & driving anything with an engine

Hates: Mushrooms

Favourite word: Ratatouille

Favourite song: The Strange Museum – Paul Weller

Happiest memory: Watching Wales play at the Millennium Stadium for the first time! (They lost by 30+ points to the all blacks)

 

Huw Martin

Layla Abdulrahman

Associate Consultant

I am in the permanent team at Head as an Associate Consultant which I thoroughly enjoy – every day is different and I enjoy building long-lasting relationships with both clients and candidates. I have been here since July 2013 and I look forward to continuing my success and developing my career in recruitment.

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Loves: French Martinis and Sunshine

Hates: Tardiness

Favourite word: Chocolate!

Favourite song: ‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train.

Happiest memory: Going to Australia to start my travels and then equally coming back to see all my family and friends I had missed so much.

 

Layla Abdulrahman

Jilly Anderson

Senior Consultant - Contracts Division

I joined Head Resourcing as a resourcer before joining the Contracts Team in 2009 and becoming Senior Consultant.  I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of our biggest clients and have enjoyed building relationships, meeting people & being able to help. I love how much our team care about each other and about what we do – joining Head has been the best decision I’ve ever made.

 

Loves: holidays, crème brulee, family, friends, spending money, the E! channel, men with good manners.

Hates: getting up in the morning, cheap shoes, marzipan, bad grammar.

Favourite word: plum

Favourite song: The Calling – Wherever You Will Go/ Amy Winehouse – will you still love me tomorrow

Happiest memory: sitting on the beach in Monterey– beautiful, warm, peaceful, very happy.

Jilly Anderson

Paul Atkinson

Founder

It’s a great pleasure to work with the talented team at Head. My role is to work with the leadership team (Head honchos), provide support and make sure they have the tools and resources to grow a highly successful business as well as a great place to work. My day job however, is as a Partner in a venture capital firm, Par Equity, which invests financial and intellectual capital into young companies and helping them to become successful, international, businesses.

Loves: Family, ideas, opportunity, truth, people who get things done

Hates: Arrogance, narrow mindedness, deception

Favourite word: Vacation

Favourite song: Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

Happiest memory: Watching my children grow up, among many other happy times

Paul Atkinson

Kimberly Bale

Contracts and Compliance Consultant

As part of the compliance team I am responsible for conducting rigorous pre-employment screening of all contractors before they go on-site and provide general business support to Head Resourcing colleagues. My favourite part of the job is meeting with and getting to know our lovely contractors.

 

 

Loves: Long walks, long lies & long island iced teas!

Hates: Spiders, wet hair & dishonesty

Favourite word: Hunners

Favourite song: Tengo el Don by La Liga & Alika

Happiest memory: Watching my sister graduate from university having been told years before she wouldn’t finish high school.

 

Kimberly Bale

Caroline Barclay

Office Administrator

I joined Head Resourcing recently as an administrator after taking a few years out to look after my young family.  It’s a really nice place to work and all the staff are really lovely and care a great deal about what they do.

Loves: My family and my lovely dog Honey.

Hates: Rude people who don’t say please and thank you

Favourite word: Sausage

Favourite song: Fairytale of New York by the Pogues

Happiest memory: All my family Christmases and holidays, I can’t really choose one favourite memory I have so many good ones.

 

Caroline Barclay

Adrian Bednarz

Resource Consultant

I joined Head Resourcing in December 2015, right in time for Christmas. I started my journey with recruitment back in Poland, where I worked within the construction industry. What I love about recruitment is that every day presents a new challenge, and I get a real sense of satisfaction in helping others find their career path.

 

Loves: Proactivity

Hates: Boredom

Favourite word: Aye

Favourite song: The Brand New Heavies – “Have a good time”

Happiest memory:
The time my father took me skiing to Czech Republic when I was around 10-11 years old. We skied all day in the sun with snow knee-deep, going off-trucks and practising some jumps. After a long and very exhausting day, we went for a delicious traditional Czech meal and drove all the way home.

Adrian Bednarz

Eyrun Bernhardsdottir

Recruitment Consultant – Contracts Division

Before I joined Head Resourcing, I worked in recruitment and business development within the public sector in London. I’ve now relocated to Edinburgh and am thrilled to be able to continue providing excellent customer service and care while working in the fast-paced environment of the Contracts team!

 

Loves: Films, pizza, football and lager.

Hates: Mushrooms, anything pickled and having to wait for people.

Favourite word: Sausage

Favourite song: Such great heights – Postal Service

Happiest memory: Holiday in New York in 2013 to see Wrestlemania and enjoy the great city.

 

Eyrun Bernhardsdottir

Cate Burton

Associate Consultant

I focus on finding candidates for a variety of roles within IT and business change, and have worked at Head’s permanent team since January 2012.

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Loves: Hearing my daughter giggle and my family!

Hates: Bad manners & rude people

Favourite word: Gin!

Favourite song: You Got to Show me Love – oldie but goodie!

Happiest memory: Being proposed to! And hearing Lily’s first word ‘Mama’ (I always knew I was the favourite)

Cate Burton

Robin Chambers

Senior Consultant - Permanent Division

My job involves matching candidates to client requirements, delivering the best service and understanding their needs.  Building lasting and quality relationships with candidates and clients is also essential for my role.

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Loves: My wife, my family, football, golf, being out with friends.

Hates: People who chew food loudly, people who push in queues, bad drivers and glee.

Favourite word: Happy

Favourite Song: 99 Problems – Jay Z

Happiest Memory: The birth of my son

Robin Chambers

Paula Clayden

Senior Consultant

I am a senior consultant working in the permanent team specialising in IT and business change recruitment. I love meeting new clients and building strong relationships and the satisfaction of helping great candidates securing their dream jobs!

Loves: Holidays, French Martinis, my nephews

Hates: Feet, hangovers, bad manners

Favourite word: Holiday

Favourite song: Candi Staton – You’ve got the love (the original version)

Happiest memory: Sipping cocktails for breakfast on the beach last year in Mexico

 

Paula Clayden

Andrew Cook

Resource Consultant

Before joining Head Resourcing, I spent the majority of my career within the Merchant Navy as a Marine Engineer. Most recently, I worked at SSE in the shield sales department. Head’s focus on people and maintaining mutual relationships were my main attractions for joining as a resource consultant, and I now look forward to building a long and fruitful career within Head.

Loves: Travel, Motor Racing, Cycling, Snowboarding

Hates: Narrow minded people, laziness

Favourite word: Aubergine

Favourite song: Yoohoo – Dusky

Happiest memory: Witnessing the Isle Of Man TT for the first time.

Andrew Cook

Graeme Cox

Senior Consultant - Contracts Division

Joined Head Resourcing in 2006 and have progressed up through from Resourcer, Consultant to now Senior Consultant. Enjoy helping Clients/Candidates as that’s why we’re here right?

 

Loves: A little bit of banter, Dumb N Dumber, Vegas!

Hates: Cucumber and Seafood

Favourite word: It has to be “Boom”

Favourite song: Tough one – probably Elbow – One Day Like This

Happiest memory: The night I can’t remember :-)

 

Graeme Cox

Douglas Darby

Consultant – Contracts Division

Recently joined the ever busy contracts team at Head after working for a different recruitment company for a year in a new business role. I am a people person and enjoy the interactive side of recruitment. This coupled with the way in which Head work and their values was the reason I felt this was the company I wish to continue my career with.

Loves: Football (watching and playing), Dogs, Food, Food and more Food, My Bed, Nights Out,

Hates: Mornings, Miserable People, Olives, Coffee

Favourite word: Pamphlet

Favourite song: Don’t have a favourite but very partial to a bit of Jay Z.

Happiest memory: My 4 summers working abroad split across Spain and the USA. One big blurred happy memory!

 

Douglas Darby

Lisa Dempsey

Senior Consultant - Contracts Division

Along with my colleague Arlene, I manage some of our key corporate client relationships.  I’m responsible for sourcing potential candidates, account management, attending annual client reviews and everything in between! I have been with the team since 2009 and have gained extensive valuable experience and knowledge in recruiting for Business Change and IT contract roles.

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Loves: Family, Friends and my dogs, music and travelling.

Hates: Dishonesty, shellfish and being cold

Favourite word: Bulb

Favourite song: Everything, Michael Buble or anything Michael Jackson

Happiest memory: Lying on a deserted beautiful beach in Koh Samui with my fiancé, with nothing to hear but the sound of waves crashing on the sand

 

Lisa Dempsey

Leigh Dickson

Consultant - Contracts Division

I work in the contracts team here at Head, sitting in a team of 12 my role is to speak with both candidate and client contacts across all the clients that we currently service.  Mainly I work with some of our key corporate customers supplying all levels of skills and experience.

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Loves: Family, Noel Gallagher, and would love love love to sleep past 6am.

Hates: hangovers

Favourite word: ‘bobble’ and ‘basically’

Favourite song: You’re a Superstar – Love Inc

Happiest memory: Birth of my Son Dale.

Leigh Dickson

Tori Dougall

IT & Quality Manager

I look after all things tech & make sure we’re ISO 9001 compliant in all we do. Originally from Northern Ireland, but been living in & loving Edinburgh since 2002. Joined Head in 2007 to do IT Support & now well & truly one of the family here.

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Loves: A good cuppa tea & my homemade carrot cake, Saturday nights, nail polish.

Hates: Mice & when people misuse apostrophes

Favourite word: Fab

Favourite song: The Killers – Mr Brightside

Happiest memory: My wedding day & having the people that mean the most to me all there to celebrate too!

Tori Dougall

Emily Downing

Contractor Support Manager

Moved from the USA to Scotland at the end of August 2015. Having 6 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, I joined Head Resourcing as the Contractor Support Manager in July 2016.  I’m very excited to be working with such a great company and a fantastic team who’ve already made me feel right at home. The team is responsible for initial pre-engagement screening, contracts, and post-placement support and part of my role is to provide any kind of support needed to help the team succeed and help each team member grow in their career.

 

Loves: family/friends, ice-cold beer, music, sunshine, and holidays

Hate: Spiders, olives, disrespect, being late, laziness

Favourite Word: Wee – Scottish word for small (being from America, it’s a fun new word)

Favourite Song: anything Country is at the top of my list

Happiest Memory: So many amazing memories come to mind but receiving my Visa to move to Scotland to be with my love after doing distance for 1.5 years always puts a smile on my face.

 

Emily Downing

Martin Ewart

Chairman

I’m proud to be part of the Head team. My role is to ensure we deliver promises to our clients, shareholders and colleagues. I do that by supporting the team to ensure we have clear direction, a great strategy, and are growing the capabilities of the business. My passion is in delivering results, building effective partnerships and seeing people develop in their roles.

Loves: Family, Music, the outdoors, football, alignment, collaboration, great outcomes, and Lambretta Scooters

Hates: Racism, divisiveness, not keeping promises, (often) football

Favourite word: Not a word, but the sound of laughter

Favourite song: Changes all the time, but one that is always in my top 3 is “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Happiest memory: Family Christmas days… many of them…

 

Martin Ewart

Sam Fergusson

Senior Consultant - Contracts Division

As a Senior Consultant, my role consists of co-managing a number of Head Resourcing’s key accounts for IT, Digital & Business Change contract recruitment. I engage with our clients’ hiring managers to understand their organisations, working in partnership with them to secure good quality talent! Get requirement, find good candidates, fill requirement… all whilst providing a service that candidates and hiring managers will want for years to come.

Loves: Cricket, Rugby, seeing the world, and all things New Zealand

Hates: Aubergine, bad drivers and shopping

Favourite word: Spoon

Favourite song: Orion, Metallica – or anything by the Foo Fighters.

Happiest memory: Sitting in the sun, beer in hand with great mates on top of a boat sailing the Adriatic.

Sam Fergusson

Deborah Garner

Assistant Accountant

I joined Head in May 2014 working as part of the finance team. My role is to liaise with customers and contractors, process supplier invoices and help set up new contractors into our system.  I’m really enjoying my role, working alongside lovely people and gaining a range of new skills.

Loves:  Music, Night-time and Cake.  Yummy food, cocktails and of course Shoes!

Hates: Feet

Favourite word: Boogie

Favourite song: Not sure on favourite (there are so many) but a good go to song is Telegraph Road – Dire Straits.

Happiest memory: Travelling around Europe on trains.

 

Deborah Garner

Jenna Hamilton

Finance Manager

My team is responsible for the production and distribution of monthly management accounts together with processing invoices, paying contractors & suppliers. As part of this we analyse costs and help with budgets and forecasting. I’ve been part of the Head family since 2009 and hope to be here for many years to come.

 

Loves: Sport, BBQs, Chocolate

Hates: Rain, Waiting, Bad Spelling

Favourite word: Wheesht

Favourite song: Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

Happiest memory: The birth of my beautiful son

 

Jenna Hamilton

Ella Hodgson

Resource Consultant – Contracts Division

I was drawn to the culture and values of Head Resourcing and am delighted to have joined the contracts team. I’ve worked in marketing and HR which has given me some relevant experience to bring to recruitment. Helping people find their next great role and working with our many clients is exciting and rewarding.

I was drawn to the culture and values of Head Resourcing and am delighted to have joined the contracts team.

I’ve worked in marketing and HR which has given me some relevant experience to bring to recruitment.

Helping people find their next great role and working with our many clients is exciting and rewarding.

Loves: friends, family, frothy coffees, holidays, adventures, feeling inspired.

Hates: unkindness

Favourite word: ocean

Favourite song: Elton John – Your Song

Happiest memory: summer holiday in Sorrento and Capri / year in Canada

Loves: Friends, family, frothy coffees, holidays, adventures, feeling inspired

Hates: Dishonesty

Favourite word: Ocean

Favourite song: Elton John – Tiny Dancer

Happiest memory: Summer holiday in Sorrento and Capri or my year in Canada

Ella Hodgson

Celine Hopkins

Contracts and Compliance Administrator

Having spent the last few years working in the legal support sector, I am now beginning my first role in recruitment with Head Resourcing.   My role here involves providing my team with full support and thorough assistance throughout the compliance and vetting process for contractors while working alongside a very positive and hardworking team.

 

Love: Dogs, fluffy socks and rosé wine

Hates: Cold weather, mustard and animal cruelty

Favorite Word: Grand

Favorite Song: Livin’ in the future – Bruce Springsteen

Happiest Memory: Christmas morning as a child

 

Celine Hopkins

Katie Jankovic

Trainee Accountant

I work closely with other members of the finance team on a range of tasks including processing supplier invoices, invoicing of permanent placements and liaising with contractors and customers.

 

Loves: Summer, dancing, weddings

Hates: Scary films, meanness

Favourite word: Serendipity

Favourite song: The Cranberries “Linger”

Happiest memory: The birth of my son (cheesy but true)

Katie Jankovic

Charlotte Johnson-Walker

Contracts and Compliance Consultant

Originally from Mid Wales, I came to Edinburgh to study and just fell in love with the city! This is my first role in recruitment, but I’ve already been made to feel very welcome by all the wonderful staff here, and the brilliant candidates I’ve been able to guide through the vetting process as they start new and exciting roles with some of our biggest clients!

 

Loves: Coffee, rugby, glitter glue, pȃtisserie almost too pretty to eat, and proper bara brith

Hates: Humidity, slow-walking people on narrow pavements, Crocs©

Favourite word: Flimflam and flibbitygibbit

Favourite song: We Love to Boogie, T-Rex

Happiest memory: All the ones which created a catch phrase or anecdote!

 

Charlotte Johnson-Walker

Liam Jones

Recruitment Consultant

I have joined Head Resourcing to specialise in Development recruitment. I’m fascinated with web and app design and I find the personalities and talent very exciting to work with. I work with a highly collaborative style with strong communication skills. I provide a consultative approach and focus on building key relationships over time. I joined Head Resourcing as they share this approach.

 

Loves: Game of Thrones, Hip Hop and Ellie Goulding

Hates: Rain and Trance music

Favourite word: Cool

Favourite song: ‘Halftime’ by Nas

Happiest memory: Seeing Ellie Goulding at Coachella, seriously

 

Liam Jones

Cullum Jordan

Recruitment Consultant

I originally started my recruitment career in Australia, and I’m currently working in Head Resourcing’s Leeds permanent division. The real motivator for me to work in recruitment is to assist people in finding employment within their chosen career pathway, and here I have the added bonus of working alongside like-minded people for a company that really does care.

 

Loves: All Blacks, cricket, rugby league, bbq’s, music, chilling with family and friends.

Hates: Brussel sprouts, inconsiderate drivers and flat beer.

Favourite word: Sweet

Favourite song: Stand by me – Ben E. King

Happiest memory: The birth of my cheeky monkeys, Shelbie and Zac.

 

Cullum Jordan

Anna Knight

Team Manager - Permanent Division

I have been with Head Resourcing for over 8 years now, although it doesn’t seem that long. I love the variety in my role – speaking with candidates, clients, providing solutions, advising on career moves, speaking at events, coming up with better ways of doing things… every day is an adventure!

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Loves: My children (Libby, Charlotte and Sam), husband Sandy, kitty-cat Paddington, and cheese.
Hates: Raisins, injustice and dithering
Favourite word: Yes
Favourite song: Changes all the time! LA Woman by The Doors is always up there though.
Happiest memory: Most of my memories involve wine, so I’m not sure I remember… ask me another question!

Anna Knight

Scott Litherland

IT Support Analyst

I joined Head Resourcing in August 2016 as an IT Support Analyst. It’s my job to take care of all the tech in the organisation and to deal with the day to day IT issues.

 

Loves: Chinese food, rum and gadgets

Hates: Slow internet, traffic and coconuts

Favourite word: Pineapples

Favourite song: Hotel California – The Eagles

Happiest memory: Being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a tent, a chair and a fire

 

Scott Litherland

Callum Lyle

Finance Director

As Finance Director I need to ensure that more money comes into the company than goes out. I spend time negotiating contracts, liaising with our bankers, auditors and lawyers. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with colleagues, clients, contactors and candidates.

 

Loves: Watching and playing sport, friends and family, beetroot, cheese and chips

Hates: Inability to play golf, musical instruments and to learn a foreign language

Favourite word: Squeeze

Favourite song: Money, money, money

Happiest memory: Going skiing with the family

Callum Lyle

Nicola Mackay

Senior Consultant – Permanent Division

I sit within Head Resourcing’s permanent team and my position is a combination of client and candidate relationship creation and management. I’m proud to be part of the team at Head – I enjoy the freedom we have to network, and really ‘get under the skin’ of client and candidate needs.

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Loves: Coffee, Chorizo and the outdoors

Hates: Laziness, bad manners and Brussel sprouts

Favourite word: Holiday

Favourite song: One Day – Elbow

Happiest memory: I’m lucky to have many from time spent running and skiing in the French Alps and working in northern Italy

 

 

Nicola Mackay

Peter Maksimczyk

Consultant – Permanent Division

I have recently joined the team at Head as a Consultant in the Permanent team having worked in recruitment since early 2012. I enjoy recruitment due to the rapport and relationships that are built with candidates and clients alike. There is nothing more satisfying than solving a problem on behalf of a client or helping candidates on their way to achieving their career goals!

 

Loves: Sports (particularly Cricket and Golf), Cooking, spending time with friends and family

Hates: Rain, Long bus journeys and Hangovers

Favourite word: Awesome

Favourite song: Paris – Friendly Fires

Happiest memory: Probably on a beach in Ibiza, drinks in hand with my good friends watching the sunset.

 

Peter Maksimczyk

Roya Manouchehri

Business Support Consultant

Mainly responsible for the weekly and monthly preparation and submission of client and company MI, whilst providing continual support to the business.  My role ranges from looking at processes within the company, meeting contractors and looking at lots of spreadsheets!

 

Loves: Travelling, good food, happy people!

Hates: Dishonest people, football (unless it’s the world cup!)

Favourite word: Chubchub

Favourite song: All these things that I have done by the Killers

Happiest memory: Going to the cinema with my big brothers every Fri night when I was young & playing with baby monkeys in Costa Rica in 2011

Roya Manouchehri

Louise Millar

Contractor Support Consultant

I joined Head Resourcing in October 2015 as Contractor Support Consultant. I have been working in the recruitment sector since 2010 in a variety of sectors, including Healthcare, Logistics and Oil & Gas. I also have a degree in Politics and International Relations. At Head, I am responsible for providing exceptional contractor care to our contractor population, UK wide.

I joined Head Resourcing in October 2015 as Contractor Support Consultant.
I have 5 years’ experience as a Recruiter, in a variety of sectors, including Healthcare, Logistics and Oil & Gas.
I also have a degree in Politics and International Relations.
At Head, I am responsible for providing exceptional contractor care to our contractor population, UK wide.

Loves: Friends, Family, Wine, Scotland, all things Nandos, Disney and Holidays

Hates: Being late

Favourite word: Braw

Favourite song: Anything by Michael Jackson or from the 80’s

Happiest memory: Holidaying in Rome

 

Louise Millar

Ruaridh Miller

Contracts Administrator

I have spent the last few years studying English and Film at university and working in the care sector. I recently took on the role of Contracts Administrator at Head as I was looking for a change of career. This is my first role in the recruitment industry.

 

Loves: going to gigs/festivals, Limmy, anything with garlic

Hates: buffering, sweet and sour sauce

Favourite Song: it changes on a daily basis, but probably After Hours by We Are Scientists

Word: Belter

Memory: a weekend I spent in the Lake District with a big group of my mates

 

Ruaridh Miller

Janice Millhouse

Contractor Support Manager

I joined Head Resourcing 5 years ago when we had around 80 contractors and now head up the Support team responsible for initial pre-engagement screening, contracts and post-placement support.  I am immensely proud of the growth of our contractor numbers and the professional, but personal, service provided to all our contractors.

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Loves: All my holidays,  singing, elephants, weekends and wine

Hates: The Jeremy Kyle show, being disorganised

Favourite phrase: “Sweary words”

Favourite songs: Reason to believe – Rod Stewart, A kiss from a rose – Seal

Happiest memories: Birth of my 2 daughters, 3 days riding, swimming and playing polo with my own elephant at an elephant camp in the North of Thailand.

Janice Millhouse

Jen Murdoch

Finance Assistant

I joined the Head finance team in July 2016. My role is to liaise with customers and contractors, process supplier invoices, help set up new contractors into our system and assist with Head Medical. I am very organised and enjoy the fast paced aspect of the role.

 

 

Loves – Travelling, dogs, quizzes, watching sport

Hates – Creepy crawlies, feet

Favourite Word – Kerfuffle

Favourite Song – Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Happiest Memory – Husky sledging in Finland

 

Jen Murdoch

Lee Murray

Deputy Managing Director / Commercial Director

Key responsibilities of my role include working with Board colleagues to set and manage our strategic and operational activities. I am also responsible for identifying new commercial opportunities and driving growth across the organisation.

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Loves: My family & friends, ambition & success, good food & wine, socialising and having fun!

Hates: Insincerity, laziness, poor service and being late.

Favourite word: Lecker

Favourite song: ‘She’ by Elvis Costello

Happiest memory: The birth of my beautiful little boy

Lee Murray

Jon Musgrave

Regional Director

I have spent my whole career working to a strong set of ethics and was extremely pleased to finally join a business that shares my values. My role with Head is to develop the existing and new staff and to facilitate growth by offering like-minded people the opportunity to work in a grown up environment. The support I have received from the business has been excellent and the team across the board are a fantastic bunch of people to work with.

Loves: Cars and Motorsport

Hates: Dishonesty, poor drivers and shopping

Favourite word: Quickly

Favourite song: Pride (U2)

Happiest memory: Seeing my 2 children being born

Jon Musgrave

Dan Newbold

Senior Consultant

As a Psychology & Neuroscience graduate (yes, I am ‘working you out’) I fell into technical recruitment in 2008. Since then I’ve worked across most verticals within technology recruitment. I’m a proper techie at heart so love keeping up with the latest advancements in IT. I’m now a Senior Consultant within the Leeds office and looking forward to growing the business in Leeds.

Loves: Proper pubs, cider, good food, people that speak their mind.

Hates: Politicians (in and out of the workplace), ignorance, self-serving attitudes.

Favourite word: I’ve been told I say ‘magic’ a lot more than I should.

Favourite song: I like guitar music but my favourite song changes all the time – at the moment it’s ‘New Town Velocity’ by Johnny Marr

Happiest memory: Sitting overlooking the marina in a small fishing village on Symi, a small island off the coast of Rhodes, listening to a bar’s excellent playlist and watching the world go by.

Dan Newbold

Stephen Noble

Resource Consultant

Having worked in the legal and investment sector, Head Resourcing presented me with an opportunity to not only make a career change, but to do what I like best – help people advance their own ambitions. The companies values of honesty, respect and doing things differently is something that resonated with me as well as the chance to be part of a growing business. Working within the fast paced environment of the contracts team, I thrive on developing new relationships and offering a value added experience for both clients and candidates.

 

Loves: All things sport, travelling, NZ summers & good food.

Hates: Arrogance, selfishness, being unorganised

Favourite word: Believe

Favourite song: Still Alive – Mt. Eden

Happiest memory: Too many to count – probably travelling on round the world tickets with my family when I was little.

 

 

Stephen Noble

Calum Peterson

Consultant - Contracts Division

I get to speak to the candidates about a variety of different types of roles and clients. Also I am (supposedly) a part time Hollywood Actor.

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Loves: Sport, Food (chocolate specifically), a refreshing beer on a hot sunny day

Hates: Accidentally eating fish thinking it is chicken, people cracking their knuckles

Favourite Song: Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Favourite Word: Wee (…. As in the Scottish for small)

Happiest Memory: Scotland playing in the Football World Cup – it is a pretty distant memory now

Calum Peterson

Sarah Prasad

Senior HR Business Partner

Head’s focus on building long standing relationships is a refreshing approach. The folk here actually ‘walk the talk’ and that was the main reason I was keen to join the business. My role is to provide effective HR plans and support that help drive business growth and enable our teams to be the best they can be.

Head’s focus on building long standing relationships is a refreshing approach. The folk here actually ‘walk the talk’ and that was the main reason I was keen to join the business. My role is to provide effective HR plans and support that help drive business growth and enable our teams to be the best they can be.

Loves: My family and close friends, music, strawberries, wine and the sun! (Ideally all together!)

Hates: Racism, bullying and negativity

Favourite word: Bubbly

Favourite song: ‘Supersition’ or ‘As’ – Stevie Wonder

Happiest memory:  Singing ‘Every Day Feels Like Summer With You’ with my two boys and husband whilst driving through Provence on our summer holiday!

 

Sarah Prasad

Lyle Ritchie

Senior Consultant – Permanent Division

Yes it’s Lyle not Lionel!

I’ve worked in recruitment since 2010 and took on a senior consultant role in 2014. My role involves matching candidate’s skills to my client’s requirements in a professional way. I love my job as each day is unpredictable and offers different challenges.

Loves: Football, Golf, America and my wife to be Jennifer.

Hates: People who are rude and mushrooms.

Favourite Word: Amazing

Favourite Song: Chase & Status, Blind Faith

Happiest Memory: Arriving in New York last year and stepping out into hustle and bustle of New York City

 

Lyle Ritchie

Arlene Robertson

Consultant - Contracts Division

I look after contract recruitment for some of our large customers alongside my colleague Lisa, and generally we are responsible for ensuring our client and contractors are happy.  We manage large volumes of vacancies on a daily basis with some of our larger corporate accounts, making sure quality CVs are sent for each vacancy to very tight deadlines.

Loves: Christmas

Hates: Chicken

Favourite word: Muckle

Favourite song: Jingle bells

Happiest memory: Christmas!!!

Arlene Robertson

Edward Simpson

Recruitment Consultant

I am an experienced IT recruitment consultant, with my recent history being in permanent recruitment. I very much enjoy the client management side of the role but also enjoy the feeling of changing somebody’s life (hopefully for the better!) with a new role. I have worked across all verticals, including infrastructure, software and business change. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Business IT and have a good technical background.

Loves: Football (playing and watching – Bradford City), Cricket, Tea and Sunday Dinners

Hates: Early Mornings, Coffee, and Rugby (union)

Favourite word: Delicious

Favourite song: Indeep – Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Happiest memory: Skiing on Big Bear Mountain (2 hours from Los Angeles) in a T-Shirt on a School Trip

 

Edward Simpson

Asia Slonina

Resource Consultant – Contracts Division

While working in previous roles I have developed a great passion and understanding of excellent customer service and how vital it is to the success of a business. I am delighted to be part of Head Resourcing where everyone truly cares about clients, candidates and each other.

Loves: Good laugh with my family and friends, sunshine, popcorn and Negroni cocktail :)

Hates: dishonest/two faced people, aniseed, mosquitoes, fear hangovers and people close to my heart feeling sad when I can’t help

Favourite word: Wee

Favourite Song: George Benson – give me the night, Groove Armada – My Friend

Happiest memory: Two instantly come to my head: Camping wild on the beach in Arisaig with my boyfriend Chris and doggy Bruno. Sunny holidays with my girlfriends floating on airbeds on the waves.

 

Asia Slonina

Sally Smith

Senior Marketing Executive

I recently joined the company after working for 12 years in the Textile Industry. With Sales, Marketing and Event Management experience I am involved in the development of an effective marketing strategy which includes PR, event management, social media, content and the design of all marketing literature in order to increase brand awareness.

 

Loves: Family, friends, prosecco and sunshine

Hates: Snakes, anchovies and rude drivers

Favourite Word: Potato

Favourite Song: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol (first dance at wedding)

Happiest Memory: Honeymoon in Thailand and holidays in Elie

 

Sally Smith

Mike Steel

Recruitment Consultant

I spent my early career as an IFA prior to my switch across to recruitment 5 years ago and never looked back. I love the mature work environment at Head and the collaborative team ethic. My aim in the Leeds office is to build and develop the digital marketing desk. Being the only southerner in the office makes for some interesting banter!

 

Loves : Arsenal, Rugby, Motorbikes, Gin

Hates: Lateness, weak lager

Favourite Word : Sorted

Favourite Song : James – Laid

Happiest Memory : My son TJ putting on his Arsenal shirt for the first time

 

Mike Steel

Sarah Thom

Resource Consultant

I recently relocated to Edinburgh and was instantly drawn to Head Resourcing; so far loving the City and enjoying my role! Having previously come from a recruitment background, I am thoroughly enjoying the challenges involved when adapting to a new industry, role and City.

 

Loves: Gin, fine dining and red wine

Hates: Being cold, coriander, olives and materialistic people

Favourite word: Cute

Favourite song: So many, but Queen – The show must go on

Happiest memory: Way too many to pinpoint!

 

Sarah Thom

Kerry Torley

Contracts Compliance Administrator

I joined Head Resourcing in 2013 as the Office Administrator and received an SVQ in Business Admin during this time. I moved over to the compliance team early 2016. My role involves conducting pre-employment screening of contractors before they go on site.

 

Loves: Friends, Family and most importantly my iPhone

Hates: Clowns!!

Favourite word: WAG

Favourite song: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

Happiest memory: watching my son grow up and anything that involves my family and friends

 

Kerry Torley

Jill Wilson

Financial Controller

I work in Accounts. My main role is to pay people. This sounds quite straightforward but it can be surprisingly difficult.

 

Loves: Cakes, Faraway Holidays and sleeping babies

Hates: Trams, Midges and awake babies !!

Favourite word: Blether

Favourite song: Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf

Happiest memory: The moment that I realised that my parachute had opened on my first Parachute jump.

 

Jill Wilson

Charlie Wood

Team Manager - Contracts Division

Team Manager and all-round Contract Recruitment Ninja. I manage the Contracts Division at Head Resourcing who provide IT and business change recruitment services to clients and contractors, focusing on quality and the highest levels of service – it’s great to have a job you love!

Loves: Spending time with my family, Books, Movies & geeking out.

Hates: Wasps, Marmite and massive wastes of public money (e.g. Trams)

Favourite word: Absolutely

Favourite song: No Children – The Mountain Goats

Happiest memory: The birth of my sons.

Charlie Wood

Our 5 golden rules

#1

“We are open and honest.”

#2

“We treat people with respect.”

#3

“We do things differently.”

#4

“We care.”

#5

“We provide a great place to work.”
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