The Team

Rail Team

  • Edward Purnell

    Edward Purnell
    Managing Consultant

    Ed has 8 years recruitment experience in sourcing and placing commercial and technical professionals within the UK and overseas markets.

    He has been with RHL for 5 years and is currently a Managing Consultant leading the Rail Team focusing on the UK sector.

    When he’s not out cycling or running, Ed enjoys spending time with his young family or watching the football (if he’s allowed!).

Energy Team

  • Alan Steer

    Alan Steer
    Managing Consultant

    Alan has been working for RHL’s Energy division for 15 years and is Manager of the division.  In this time he has personally focused on the Subsea Engineering sector of Oil & Gas, placing specialist engineers globally.  More recently he has helped to expand the division into Nuclear and Wind Energy sectors.

    Alan is a Tottenham Hotspur fan and he is trying hard to convince his son that he should support them as well!  He also enjoys the odd 10k road race, golf and sea kayaking.

Automotive Team

  • Tim Bees

    Tim Bees
    Managing Consultant

    Tim’s 25 years in recruitment has been spent with only 3 consultancies (all Engineering) and he  joined Encore Technical Solutions in June 2000. He currently manages the team in Maldon, Essex – a preferred supplier of contract and permanent engineering and technical staff to many of the major Automotive OEMs as well as some of the world’s leading Off Highway and Engineering organisations. At weekends Tim can mostly be found on the water! Dinghy racing has always been a passion -  he is an ex Hornet class world champion (a long time ago!) but these days he combines racing Merlin Rockets at club level with  supporting his 3 children in their sporting activities (taxi Dad)! Tim has also become known locally for his photographic work on the Essex East Coast.

  • Mike Bryan

    Mike Bryan
    Senior Consultant

    Mike has been working in recruitment for over 15 years, the last 11 of which have been within Engineering, specialising within the Automotive sector.

    Prior to recruitment he worked in Publishing and Exhibitions, covering many industries including Automotive, Packaging, Printing, Materials Handling and Engineering.

    Mike is married with a daughter, plays football three times a week and golf twice a year if given permission to do so!!

    He spends a lot of his spare time raising money for charity through his involvement with the Freemasons Organisation.

  • Lewis Cross

    Lewis Cross
    Recruitment Consultant

    After spending six months working for a Rec2Rec agency, Lewis chose to make a transition to the Automotive & Engineering Recruitment sector where he has quickly established himself as a successful and popular member of the Encore Technical Solutions team in Maldon. Lewis is always keen to talk to anyone within the Automotive/Engineering industry who might look to use Encore’s recruitment services either now or in the future and he has already built up a large network of contacts. Outside of work Lewis enjoys playing football, previously having played in the youth world cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Liam Herring
    Resourcer

    Liam studied Mechanical Engineering, achieving a 2.1 (hons) degree from De Montfort University. He decided to make the jump to automotive recruitment where he can use the knowledge and skills from his engineering background.

    In his spare time Liam has a keen interest in both playing and watching sports having previously played Rugby and Football. He most recently dabbled in American Football at university playing multiple positions and gaining plenty of injuries along the way! Off the pitch Liam enjoys going to the gym and trying his best to stay fit and healthy, easier said than done with all the cake and biscuits in the office!

Design & Manufacture Team

  • Paul Surridge

    Paul Surridge
    Operations Director

    Paul has worked within the recruitment industry for the past 25 years. He joined RHL in 1990 and specialises in the technical sectors with specific focus on design and manufacture. Paul's expertise has been built on an earlier career within Product Design and Injection Mould Toolmaking. As Operations Director his responsibilities are varied and include team development, external client liaison and candidate profiling. His relationship with clients and candidates that has been built up over many years has established Paul as a major influence within the recruitment industry.

    Outside work Paul enjoys sailing, white water kayaking and touring, either by motorcycle or VW Campervan.

  • Bradley Harper

    Bradley Harper
    Recruitment Consultant

    Bradley focuses within the wonderful world of Product Design on a global scale. With a core focus in the Consumer and Healthcare markets, Bradley is widely regarded as one of the go to recruiters within that space.

     

    When not looking deep into a portfolio, Bradley is an avid Manchester United fan, and is beginning to find his voice after the misery over the last few seasons.

  • Jerome Parrish

    Jerome Parrish
    Senior Consultant

    Jerome focuses on the operations, maintenance and modification disciplines within varied manufacturing industries.  He has been in recruitment for the past 16 years and joined RHL in 2002. His experience encompasses permanent and contract recruitment, selection advertising and Executive Search both within the UK and Globally.

    Jerome's a foodie and enjoys nothing more than spending time with his friends and family around a dinner table and traveling to experience new cuisine and cultures.

Life Sciences Team

  • Alex Butcher

    Alex Butcher
    Associate Director

    After graduating from University in Southampton with a BSc (hons), Alex began her career in Recruitment. Her long history of recruiting permanent, contract and interim individuals across the globe has encompassed both the technical and scientific sectors. The last decade has seen Alex focus her Recruitment Career within Life Sciences. This has included working for a recruitment division of a leading Global CRO. Alex has been Managing the Life Science Division at RHL for several years with the responsibility to recruit individuals across the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, life sciences and health & beauty sectors. When Alex is not busy recruiting, she is enjoying family life, live music, good food and good wine.

     

  • Bryoni Charles

    Bryoni Charles
    Recruitment Consultant

    Bryoni has successfully progressed from Resourcer to Recruitment Consultant within the Life Science Division. Bryoni’s main focus is within the cosmetics industry, in particular formulation chemistry. She has also developed specialist skills in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry.

     

    Previous to working with RHL Bryoni had a successful career within hospitality, where she held Senior Level Roles.

     

    In her spare time Bryoni enjoys spending quality time with her little boy. Bryoni also does HIIT Training twice a week, is a chocoholic (hence the HIIT Training) and loves to travel to warmer climates.

     

  • Laura Bruce

    Laura Bruce
    Recruitment Consultant

    Laura recently graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in Biomedical Science. Laura is embarking on her career within recruitment, combining her technical knowledge and engaging personality.

    Laura spends a significant amount of time supporting the Anthony Nolan Charity (signing people onto the bone marrow register), which at times involves collecting spit samples from the general public!!

    Laura is a keen traveller with plans to travel to South America. So far she has travelled to South East Asia, Uganda and has inter-railed round Europe.

     

  • Rachel Oliver

    Rachel Oliver
    Senior Consultant

    Rachel joined RHL in 2004. As her interest in scientific developments grew, brought about by the Medical Device industry, Rachel joined the Life Sciences Division. Not only does she bring her expertise and knowledge within engineering, manufacturing and design into the Scientific context, Rachel will focus on sourcing and placing individuals within Quality.  In her spare time she enjoys baking (to the benefit of the team at RHL), takes part in her local “Parkrun”, watching football,  looking after her 3 children and the latest addition to the family a golden Labrador puppy called “Trevor”.

  • Danni Arnold

    Danni Arnold
    Resourcer

    Danni has embarked on a career in recruitment, drawing on the skills gained from her time within hospitality.  Danni joined the Life Sciences Division and is looking forward to progressing to Consultant level in the near future.

     

    Danni can be found spending time with her partner and Rosa, her 5 year old Patterdale.  Danni loves hot countries and Tapas due to living in Spain for 2 years!

Engineering Consultancy Team

  • Kosh Santra

    Kosh Santra
    Managing Consultant

    Kosh has been in recruitment since 2004 and specialises in Civil, Transport and Structural Engineering. He has specialised in recruiting Design and Project Engineers from Senior to Board level across all Civil and Structural engineering disciplines and works with many of the Top Multi-Disciplinary consultancies in the UK. In his spare time Kosh can be either be found playing pool, poker, darts or shouting at various sporting events, or relaxing in front of a decent box set.

Built Environment Team

  • Edward Purnell

    Edward Purnell
    Managing Consultant

    Ed has 8 years recruitment experience in sourcing and placing commercial and technical professionals within the UK and overseas markets.

    He has been with RHL for 5 years and is currently a Managing Consultant leading the Rail Team focusing on the UK sector.

    When he’s not out cycling or running, Ed enjoys spending time with his young family or watching the football (if he’s allowed!).

  • Patrick Stone

    Patrick Stone
    Consultant

    Patrick has joined the Built Environment Team, specialising in CAD based disciplines after previously working as a structural engineer utilising AutoCAD on a daily basis. When he’s not helping CAD specialists progress to the next level, he can be found either avoiding the washing up after cooking a delicious meal, or entrenched in a good book, obviously when he’s not supporting one of the local breweries!

  • Matt Waters

    Matt Waters
    Consultant

    Matt has joined the Built Environment Team to focus on providing FM disciplines within Social Housing Maintenance and the main Contractors involved.  When not working, Matt spends most of his spare time cleaning his car or planning his next trip to Greece.

  • Oliver Geaney

    Oliver Geaney
    Resourcer

Finance & Accounting Team

  • Barbara Ford

    Barbara Ford
    Managing Consultant

    Barbara has worked in recruitment and HR for over 35 years. Barbara specialises in Accountancy & Finance as well as Investment and Asset Management recruitment. Her relationship with clients and candidates alike has been built up over many years and she has an outstanding knowledge of her sectors as well as her clients and candidates.

    Generally having dealt at executive level in The City of London in the Investment Management arena and dealing with Senior Qualified Accountancy vacancies, she has an in depth knowledge of recruitment process and best practice.

    Outside work Barbara loves nothing more then spending time with her grandchildren, messing around with her crazy dogs, travelling to see her son  and of course enjoying good food and wine.

     

Directors

  • Greg Wall

    Greg Wall
    Managing Director

    Greg has a wealth of recruitment experience since joining RHL, in 1988, to start up a Civil/Structural desk, diversifying into other areas culminating in the birth of its Oil & Gas division a year later. Through this success  he was approached by an Oil & Gas Consultancy, within the ABB Group, to develop its international recruitment support, namely in Norway, Holland and the Middle East as well as establishing third party business.

    He re-joined RHL in 1993 to spearhead the direction and growth of its Oil & Gas offering (personally specialising in Subsea & Pipeline Engineering) rising to Associate Director 3 years later.

    Due to continued success, he was appointed as Managing Director of RHL in 1998 and has since achieved considerable year on year growth into the multi-million pound business it is today, specialising in Technical, Engineering & Scientific sectors on an international scale. He is still passionate about recruitment and remains ‘hands on’ at senior/board level appointment level.

    Greg is a keen single figure handicap golfer at Royal Cinque Ports GC and interested in most sports, including Rugby and Football...following Newcastle United-for his sins!

  • Paul Surridge

    Paul Surridge
    Operations Director

    Paul has worked within the recruitment industry for the past 25 years. He joined RHL in 1990 and specialises in the technical sectors with specific focus on design and manufacture. Paul's expertise has been built on an earlier career within Product Design and Injection Mould Toolmaking. As Operations Director his responsibilities are varied and include team development, external client liaison and candidate profiling. His relationship with clients and candidates that has been built up over many years has established Paul as a major influence within the recruitment industry.

    Outside work Paul enjoys sailing, white water kayaking and touring, either by motorcycle or VW Campervan.

  • Ian Hargrave

    Ian Hargrave
    Sales Director

    Ian has 18 years experience within Technical Recruitment working primarily within the Oil & Gas, Built Environment, Life Sciences and General Engineering Industries.  Ian has provided talent acquisition solutions to Clients across Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.  He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and Australia – this experience gives him a global perspective when developing talent acquisition solutions.  Ian enjoys spending time with his family and likes nothing more than making a big roast dinner for them all to share.

  • Alex Butcher

    Alex Butcher
    Associate Director

    After graduating from University in Southampton with a BSc (hons), Alex began her career in Recruitment. Her long history of recruiting permanent, contract and interim individuals across the globe has encompassed both the technical and scientific sectors. The last decade has seen Alex focus her Recruitment Career within Life Sciences. This has included working for a recruitment division of a leading Global CRO. Alex has been Managing the Life Science Division at RHL for several years with the responsibility to recruit individuals across the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, life sciences and health & beauty sectors. When Alex is not busy recruiting, she is enjoying family life, live music, good food and good wine.

     

Administrative Team

  • Chris Moore

    Chris Moore
    Senior Administrator

    Chris has been in recruitment for the past 25 years and joined RHL in 1991. Before working at RHL she was an Administrator at Building & Civil Engineering Holidays Scheme Management Limited for 10 years and brings with her expertise in office duties.

    Chris has one daughter, likes her garden and going to the theatre.

  • Kellie Dance

    Kellie Dance
    PA/Administrator

    Kellie has worked with RHL for over 8 years within the administration and support team. Kellies’ main role is supporting Greg (RHL Managing Director) as his PA and she also takes the lead on business critical projects across the support functions.

     

    Kellie enjoys spending time with her family, especially Oliver, her little son who keeps her occupied at the ripe old age of 1!

  • Christine Betteley

    Christine Betteley
    Administrator

  • Nina Gardiner
    Payroll Administrator

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