38 Collingwood Street,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
As Managing Director of Sellick Partnership my role is very hands-on, still maintaining a billing capacity within the business, as well as being responsible for the establishment, strategic development and growth of the firm. The business has grown organically from one office specialising in finance and accountancy recruitment in Manchester, to seven offices with a nationwide presence. We remain a specialist recruiter focussing on professional services sectors including Finance, Legal, HR, Housing, Actuarial, Procurement and Change & Transformation.
Which office are you based in?
I split my time equally across all of our offices nationwide.
What is your previous experience?
I have worked in recruitment for the majority of my career and I learned a lot from my previous employers, but around 15 years ago I realised that it was time to work for myself and build a business with a unique culture. I had sometimes felt undervalued as an individual when working for other firms and I felt passionate about creating a working environment that addressed this common sentiment. I knew that I still wanted to work in recruitment, as it is an industry I have always enjoyed and thrived in, so it made sense for me to set up my own recruitment business. Since the formation of the company in 2002 I am proud to say we have grown significantly and now have offices in seven locations around the UK and employ more than 80 members of staff.
What is your proudest Sellick Partnership moment?
One of the things I am most proud of is our numerous awards and accolades, demonstrating our commitment to being an employer of choice, which was my main motivation for creating the business in the first place. We were honoured to have been recognised as one of 2015’s top 100 Best Workplaces in the UK by The Great Places to Work® UK Institute. We are also listed in the London Stock Exchange ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report, and we have achieved Investors in People Silver as well as attaining the ISO 9001 certification – all of which I feel demonstrate our reputation for quality and continuous improvement.
What is your area of expertise/specialism and what geographical areas will you cover?
Personally I specialise in the appointment of senior and executive finance professionals and recruit to a wide portfolio of roles and clients across the UK in both the public and commerce & industry sectors.
What is an interesting/fun fact about yourself?
I am a keen cricketer and for the past nine years I have organised and participated in the annual Manchester Professionals’ Cricket League (MPCL) which invites businesses from across Greater Manchester to come together and play whilst raising money for our chosen charities, St Ann’s Hospice and The Lord’s Taverners.