MEET THE TEAM

Headhunter is a unique organisation due to the high level of talent we have attracted. This has not just come from proven recruitment backgrounds but from a wide range of professional endeavours.

There are several common elements that run through each and every member of our team.

Intelligent, Driven, tenacious, professional and results orientated.

Meet the Team for yourself.

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS & DATA

Chris Hyde

MD and Founder

Chris Hyde

Over 20 years experience within the recruitment industry

Holder of pilots licence

Father of 5 with 2 dogs

Loves Cars, Films & Box sets, BBQing, Camping, cooking, Eating, Holidays and family time.

Few people know I can roller skate really well too.

Don’t take myself or life to seriously.

Favourite Quote.

“No One should leave a negotiation happy!”

Cindy Bowes

Data Administrator

Cindy Bowes

I work part time to make sure the companies Automotive data is totally current.  This involves being active on the phone to the 6000 plus dealerships UK wide.

Mother to 4 beautiful children and I take all the credit (don’t tell the other half!)

Impeccable people skills and also supervisor for advertising campaigns working with Virgin, Waitrose and Coca Cola to name a few.

I also worked abroad at the age of 16 in Magaluf.  

Claire Davies

Accounts Manager

Claire Davies

I’m Claire and I take care of making sure accounting is handled correctly at Headhunter.  I produce Management accounts to assist with budget forecasting, I also train on the use of Xero and Sage and assist Maxine in developing her accounting knowledge.

In my spare time I am a Mum of 2 girls and also have a pet dog.  Most of my time is took up running around after the kids taking them to various activities and clubs.

I have been at Headhunter since 2015 and love working with such a lively team.

Katy Hyde

Data Administrator

Katy Hyde

I’m Katy Hyde,  Daughter of Chris Hyde (MD). 

I am studying Law, Statistics and Business at Newman College Preston and am contracted to work 12 hours per week on Data Admin for Headhunter.  This is a great confidence builder and have learnt an awful lot about how a business runs.

When I am not contacting clients and keeping our internal data up to date I am a very typical Teenage girl.

I like:

Partys, Box sets, Eating out, Make up, Music and Concerts (Going to Parklife later this year), I am also learning to drive and have a Fiat 500 which I love!!

Working at Headhunter pays for me to have a life and to learn to drive!!

Maxine Bright

Account Administrator

Maxine Bright

Accounts Administrator and Fiancée to Chris Hyde Managing Director at Headhunter.

I started working for Headhunter in 2018 when I managed to persuade our youngest child to go to Nursery.

I have taken on the role of accounts assistant in order to help with invoicing clients and producing financial reporting.  Alongside my work for Headhunter I am also completing my own AAT qualifications to become a qualified accountant.  Before I started with Headhunter I was a Management and Business assessor for City & Guilds.  Funny that I am now back to being a student.

In my spare time I am a mother to 4 crazy children, doggy mum to 2 dogs a wife to be to Chris and all-round Big sister to all the staff at Headhunter.

I have a love of fun filled holidays, TV Box sets, eating out, and love cleaning my house.  I can also be found on the occasional track day with my Fiancée and also love cars.  My dream is a Mustang one day!.  I have the best of both worlds, great career and being a mum, but I am dedicated to Headhunter and will always be on hand to help not only our recruiters but also clients with any invoice queries. 

I will be full time by September 2019 when all kids are in full time schooling.  Thank God!

AUTOMOTIVE TEAM

Jamie Cheetham

Manager of the Automotive Team

Jamie Cheetham

Mildly obsessed with honey badgers.

Keen outdoorsman, cunning linguist and used to sport a mullet haircut till 2012!

Love everything cars, boxing and travelling

Paul Richardson

Automotive Consultant

Paul Richardson

20 years experience working within the motor industry with Peugeot, Mercedes and BMW.

4 kids and a Tortoise which is why I have to work so hard.

Love football and support PNEFC for my sins!

Sam Stanton

Automotive Recruitment Consultant/Specialist

Sam Stanton

Keen interest in sports such as Football, Cricket and Golf – Many trials but never quite made it guy

West Ham United Fan

Socialising and going on Family Holidays with my fiancé and kids

When recruiting for a certain role I always put myself in the role of a business Owner/Manager and think “Would I hire this person?” so only quality candidates get put forward for the roles.

Jake Simpson

Automotive recruitment consultant

Jake Simpson

10 Years sales background

3 years car sales experience

Preston north end season ticket holder

Hoping to complete my first half marathon 2019!

Loves sports, holidays, keeping fit & binge watching box-sets!

Sean Pollock

Recruitment Consultant

Sean Pollock

I come from a sales background with 3 years in the automotive industry. In my free time I play guitar and write music. Not a cat lover, but I have 3 (Girlfriend is)

I am Scottish by blood but born and live in Preston making the commute to sunny Blackpool daily.  

I like to keep fit and healthy and do some boxing on the side. My biggest passion other than music is cooking.

Louisa Winder

Senior Automotive Recruiter

Louisa Winder

Hi  I am Louisa and am a Senior Automotive Recruiter as well as a wife and busy mum of 3 boys!

I really enjoy the buzz of recruitment and Headhunter is most certainly a great place to work.

When I am not at work you will find me watching my boys play football or stuck in the kitchen cooking or baking for them.

If I was to describe myself in a work environment I would say I was Competitive, Process Driven and Money motivated.

However if I was to describe myself out of work it would be Loving, Thoughtful and Bubbly.

Craig Wilmott

Automotive Recruitment Consultant

Craig Wilmott

With a background of over 10 years sales experience the last 5 being in the Automotive Industry.

I live in Kirkam with my Finance (pestering to be wife) Ruth and our little Sausage dog Archie.

I have a passion for providing the best level of service and always deal with people the way I would want to be dealt with.

Loves holidays, keeping fit & blow out every couple of months!

Dean Eaves

Automotive Recruitment Consultant

Dean Eaves

Degree in Business Management

Ambitious and driven to succeed in all aspects of career/personal life.

Devoted Family man with a young family and one more on the way.

I like to spend my spare time taking holidays/trips with my family, as well as being a passionate football fan.

ACCOUNTANCY TEAM

Matt Byrne-Fraser

Accountancy & Finance Manager

Matt Byrne-Fraser

Worked in recruitment for 8 years

Have two dogs; Max and Pablo – yes they have their own Instagram page

Love a Burger

Well-travelled – favourite destinations Ibiza & Las Vegas

Thoroughly enjoy playing poker

Gym goer – Well I’m a member

Once broke both my arms at the same time.

Chris Russon

Accountancy Recruitment Consultant

Chris Russon

Father of 2

Jack of all trades

Avid Fisherman – Mentioned in Sea Angler Magazine April 2018.  

If I didn’t work in Recruitment, I’d be Head Groundsman at Old Trafford

“If I’m not on the beach, I’ll be in the garden”

Dan Vickers

Head of Data

Dan Vickers

King of data at HeadHunter. If you think I won’t find your email you’re wrong, I always do.

Since starting with the company I have become extremely efficient with both growing and cleansing our database. Ensuring data is both up to date and correct is essential in the field of work we are in. Although some people consider handling data a tedious process I thoroughly enjoy it. Seeing the end product is rewarding and allows the consultants to do their job to the best of their ability.

Lover of single malt whiskey (although it doesn’t love me).

Held a 2.00 KD on every Call Of Duty since COD 4 (If you know you know).

Spend most of my free time out of work with my partner and step child who has just started primary school.


Rob Walsh

Accountancy Recruitment

Rob Walsh

Worked in recruitment for 4 years.

Big Preston North End Fan!

Have a passion for cars… dream car is Mclaren P1

Lived in Malta when I was 17 for a year

Enjoy watching comedy films…. Like to think I am a bit of a comedian too!

Jonathan Brown

Accountancy Recruitment

Jonathan Brown

Worked in accountancy for 8 years wanted to transfer my experience and knowledge to recruitment

Enjoy following Football, Formula 1 and  Bodybuilding. Not necessarily in that order.

Have a passion for cars and fitness. Have a personal trainer certificate (currently not taking on clients at the moment, sorry!).

I’m one of seven and have siblings in the Caribbean and America. Two of which I am yet to meet.

Corey Swift

Accountancy Recruitment Consultant

Corey Swift

Hi, my name is Corey Swift. I have 18 months  experience in recruitment and long story short I help candidates and clients find exactly what they are looking for.

I occasionally like to lift weights in the gym and keep myself as active as possible by watching and playing sports. The main sports I’m interested in is Football, Boxing/UFC, Ice Hockey, American Football, Golf and pretty much any other sport.

I also like to travel, my favourite two places are Canada as I used to play a lot of Ice Hockey at a high level ( representing the country ) and also Mexico, Hola, mi nombre es Corey, si necesitas algo, házmelo saber .

LEGAL TEAM

James Atwell

Legal Recruitment Consultant and Director

James Atwell

I have 8 years’ experience within Sales, Marketing & Recruitment.

Daddy to a little boy called Oscar and an avid Manchester United supporter who enjoys spending time with Family when not in work and visiting new places.

I love watching and playing most sports whilst doing my best to maintain an active lifestyle!

Paul Biggin

Legal Recruitment Consultant

Paul Biggin

Legal Recruitment Consultant with over 10 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing.

A very proud Father of 2. Pauls links to the legal industry go back even longer than his sales experience, as his Daughter Rebecca works for one of the top Law firms in both the UK and America. And now a Senior Associate Paul often reminisces of the past times and the days when Rebecca first joined Oxford University and started her journey to becoming a Solicitor.

Outside of work Paul enjoys  good steak , great wine and even better company.

Stephan Kuhn

Legal Recruitment Consultant

Stephan Kuhn

Born in South Africa and a sucker for a good Braai.

Lived in England for the past 20 years.

Rugby Union fan and Player.

Ex Backpacker and Ex Mercedes Benz Star Expert.

Peter Dallimer

Legal Recruitment Consultant

Peter Dallimer

Keen lover of dogs

Avid Preston North End fan, home and away!

Loves anything football related and a big traveller of the world

Darren Guttridge

Executive Legal Headhunter

Darren Guttridge

Over four years’ experience working on mid – senior level appointments. Darren specialises in working with Partner level professionals on delivering strategic, technically complex and difficult to fill positions.

Darren has an obsession with Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Boxing, Football and independent Cinema.

He is originally from Newcastle and lived in Australia for two years.


Scott Alexander

New Business Development Manager

Scott Alexander

I have always thrived on delivering results for customers and will push myself and my team to deliver the best solicitors we can find.  Not just the best solicitors visible.

As an individual I am confident in what I can deliver to Law Firms of all shapes and sizes.  Our approach is so refreshing to HR Managers and Heads of departments. They see how proactive we are in comparison to a general recruitment company.  When they can see the progress we are making with individuals it blows them away.

Aside from my love of work I really enjoy helping my partner with her own company and taking my son to see family which he really enjoys.

My Father owns quite a famous local Fun Pub in Blackpool “The Crazy Scotsman”.  I love hitting the Karaoke every now and then!