• Business Owner
  • Managing Director
  • FInance Director
  • Financial Controller
  • Recruiting
  • Retail
  • Resource Management
  • Retail Sales
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Executive Search
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Candidate Generation
  • Management
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Training
  • human resources
  • Performance Management
  • Finance
  • Forecasting


After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, I soon moved out of the general practice accountancy world and sought roles within industry where my financial input and decision-making ability would make an immediate and valuable impact. After working in several industry sectors I encountered the world of recruitment! I have an entrepreneurial streak and this fast paced, dynamic business sector was ideal for my ambitions.

For any recruitment business to be successful its focus must be centred around ‘extreme’ customer service. It needs consultants with passion and enthusiasm willing to put clients and candidates first supported by an efficient and stable financial platform from which to grow.

I discovered this many years ago and by keeping these traits at the forefront of working life I have helped to create, develop and grow successful recruitment companies.

In 2002 I set up Permanent Futures which has grown to be a market leader in four niche areas of recruitment. With Futures going from strength to strength I looked for other opportunities and bought R3 Resourcing, a retail and hospitality recruitment agency.

R3, after a much needed restructure, has gone from strength to strength and now has three offices across the UK and a new division specialising in the Welfare-to-Work, Training and Skills industry.

At R3 Resourcing we work with:

~BUSINESS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OPERATIONS MANAGERS and HR SPECIALISTS who need high calibre candidates found quickly and from a recruiter that understand their business and industry sector; be that retail recruitment, hospitality recruitment or welfare , skills and training.

~AMBITIOUS AND SKILLED CANDIDATES who want to be represented by a recruitment company that knows their industry and ALWAYS keeps them in the loop. In other words a recruitment agency that will find them their dream role in the best companies in the UK


  • Permanent Futures Ltd

    - Current
    Permanent Futures Ltd
  • Esprit People Limited

    Financial Controller
    1999 - 2009

    10 years and two months

  • Permanent Futures Limited

    Finance Director
    2002 - Current

    14 years and six months, Leeds | United Kingdom

    Permanent Futures offer recruitment solutions across a range of sectors.

    Permanent Futures is the perfect place to find complete interim and permanent recruitment solutions within UK public and private sectors.

    Permanent Futures have knowledgeable specialist consultants operating within niche interim markets across Adult Social Care & Children’s Services and 25 years’ experience in permanent recruitment for the private sector. To find out more visit

    Whether you are an organisation looking for a recruiter you can trust or an individual looking for your next rewarding interim or permanent role; Futures can help you navigate the route to a successful appointment.

  • R3 Welfare and Skills

    Managing Director
    2010 - Current

    6 years and nine months

    R3 Welfare and Skills is a growing and very successful part of R3 Resourcing. Within Welfare and Skills we are focused as a specialist agency dedicated to the welfare-to-work, training and skills industry.

    We specialise in delivering the best candidates to prime and sub-contractors, training providers, colleges and providers of government training programmes.

    Our accredited clients have had many government programmes to fulfil including Train2Gain, ESF, FND, New Deal, Pathways to Work, Pre-Apprenticeship Routeway, Mandatory Work Activity, Support the Families, Prison Officers Association, Steps to Employment, Traineeships, Work Choice, Essential Skills Wales Contract, and the Work Programme delivering training and mainstream funded courses.

    We are keen to introduce R3 Welfare and Skills’ services to its prospective clients and are looking to extend our portfolio of satisfied clients across the UK. R3 W & S has been chosen as the preferred recruitment partner for many third sector organisations and training providers throughout the UK and we pride ourselves on the quality and value for money of the services we offer.


  • R3 Resourcing Limited | Retail Recruitment Agency | Hospitality Recruitment

    R3 Resourcing Ltd | Managing Director
    2010 - Current

    6 years and nine months

    R3 resourcing has grown in profitability in the last three years. Our aim as a company is simple: to provide an unparalleled level of service, and build a retail recruitment agency based upon repeat business and long-term, open, honest relationships.

    And how do we achieve this? We listen, we understand you and your recruitment needs, we recommend a solution…and we deliver! Our team of dedicated experienced recruitment consultants and industry sector specialists have worked with us to build our business.
    We offer a full recruitment solution across all areas of retail recruitment including fashion, hospitality and head office recruitment sectors.

    Our clients include some of the UK’s industry leading retailers, luxury brands and hospitality providers. We bring our candidates the best and latest opportunities and offer our clients today’s brightest professionals in the retail, fashion and hospitality world.

    The Roles recruited for range from store managers and deputy store managers, to area and regional management and on into head office and finance roles, covering both full time and interim appointments. Our specialist sectors include; retail head office, store operations, luxury retail, fashion, and hospitality.

    >>>>>If you are interested in finding the ideal candidate or the ideal company to work for we can help because we are specialists in:

    • Retail recruitment
    • Hospitality recruitment
    • Welfare recruitment
    • Skills and Training recruitmen

Education History

  • ICAEW, Accountancy

    The University of Huddersfield
    1981 - 1984

Interests and Hobbies

Recruitment and making companies profitable. Getting things done. Precision. My hobbies include mountain bikingskiing and hiking with my family and I try and get as much of all three done whenever time allows.

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