What my role consists of- I work in the Speciality Chemicals and Drug Discovery team where I work with a wide variety of chemical and drug discovery companies throughout the UK. I have 14 years recruitment experience and my background prior to Recruitment was in engineering with a BEng in Command and Control Systems followed by a time as an Army Officer. I am experienced at working in regulated environments across multiple chemical categories from agrichemicals to fragrances and polymers and a variety of pharmaceutical companies from CROs to end manufacturers.
I have run managed advertising campaigns, search & selection campaigns and managed sole supply site accounts from companies in scale from SME to multinational blue chips. I can provide a range of services including permanent, temporary and retained recruitment campaigns for roles ranging from entry level through to Executive Director Appointments.
Fun fact- I left home at 16 to join the army retiring as a Captain in 2006, this enabled me do a variety of interesting activities including a stint as a fireman in 2002, where I ran crews in central Manchester including a Fireworks factory that caught fire and was on BBC news, not something I expected to every be doing!
Hobbies and interests- Being Wigan born and bred passionate Rugby League fan; having played Union whilst in the Army also cheer on England in the other code. When younger enjoyed maintaining having run expeditions in the Canadian Rockies and climbed Kilimanjaro, now a nice long countryside walk with a pub meal afterwards is my more pedestrian level! AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), picked up a new hobby a 4 years ago and the collection has now expanded to fill most nooks and corners in my house from an AT-AT on the fire place to a Land Rover Discovery on my bedroom window sill. More recently with lockdowns I have learned to cook, particularly liking Spanish and Italian cuisine.