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Our ethos – that people are the most important part of everything we do.

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We believe in empowering people. Helping them progress, achieve and grow.

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People give companies their edge, their identity, their success.

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The unique qualities of each person is our main focus. We champion talent and help it flourish.

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Ryan Jaiswal Ryan Jaiswal

Ryan Jaiswal

Head of Accountancy & Finance

Ryan Jaiswal

Head of Accountancy & Finance

Ryan has over 6 years recruitment experience covering finance recruitment across in the East Midlands.

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Ryan Jaiswal

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Ryan has over 6 years recruitment experience covering finance recruitment across in the East Midlands. He has previously worked for a leading recruitment business as a Regional manager where he managed teams across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire covering Clerical, Part-Qualified, Qualified and Senior Finance positions.

Ryan has experience of directly recruiting Part-Qualified and Qualified Finance Professionals into a range of SME businesses, Charity Organisations and Blue Chip Businesses such as Boots, Experian, Vision Express, Speedo and Next.

Outside of work Ryan is a keen traveller and enjoys visiting new places across the world. He is also a keen Arsenal fan and enjoys going down to the Emirates when he has a free weekend.

Some of Ryan’s Testimonials: 

James Corlett
Finance Manager at Speedo International

I have worked with Ryan for nearly 6 years now as a candidate and also a client.
Ryan has always been really helpful and provided me with relevant roles and helped me progress with my career.
From a client point of view Ryan always takes time to understand the business needs and what type of candidate will fit the business.
Ryan is always the first recruiter that I ring.
Highly recommended.

Paul Constantinou
Finance Manager at Boots UK

Ryan has been fantastic throughout the whole process of helping me with my move out of practice and into industry. He’s very personable, great to work with and has a solid understanding of the local market. Ryan was able to line me up with some great opportunities but more importantly has a taken great efforts in understanding what I was looking for in a role and employer, and was able to assist in finding me my perfect role with my preferred employer! I would highly recommend Ryan and indeed Macildowie.
Thank you Ryan for all of your help

Curtis Armstrong
Finance Manager – Business Information at Experian

Ryan is always very professional to deal with and he totally understood my requirements when looking for a new role through his diligence. Ryan is also very knowledgeable when discussing career options and always gives good advice.

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James Calder James Calder

James Calder

Chief Executive

James Calder

Chief Executive

James has 16 years recruitment experience and is Chief Executive Officer of Distinct Recruitment.

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James Calder

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James has 16 years recruitment experience and is  Chief Executive Officer of a Distinct Recruitment.  James launched Distinct Recruitment with a simple of goal of creating the No 1 professional service recruitment business in the Midlands to work with and work for.

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Charlotte Woodhouse Charlotte Woodhouse

Charlotte Woodhouse

Head of HR

Charlotte Woodhouse

Head of HR

Having spent over 9 years working as a HR professional in retail in a variety of different roles from L&D to transformational change projects, HR Partnering and Talent management.

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Charlotte Woodhouse

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Having spent over 9 years working as a HR professional in retail in a variety of different roles from L&D to transformational change projects, HR Partnering and Talent management, I have been given the opportunity to head up the recruitment of HR Professionals for Distinct Recruitment, a new start up recruitment agency, basing its ethos around high quality candidate and client care.

As I have walked in the shoes of HR professionals, I believe I intrinsically understand the complexities and challenges of a HR department and I truly believe this will really help me provide the highest quality service to both candidates and clients alike.

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Michael Dawson Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Non-Executive Investor

Michael Dawson

Non-Executive Investor

Michael’s a professional footballer and ex England international who was part of the England Squad for 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Michael Dawson

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Michael’s a professional footballer and ex England international who was part of the England Squad for 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He spent his early career with Nottingham Forest before joining Tottenham Hotspur for 10 years where he made over 300 appearances and was club captain. He currently captains Hull City as they embark on trying to return to the Premier League.

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Joel Stevenson Joel Stevenson

Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Joel heads the Procurement & Supply Chain division and has over 5 years recruitment experience.

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Joel Stevenson

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Joel heads the Procurement & Supply Chain division and has over 5 years recruitment experience. Joel recruits a cross section of roles including but not limited to Demand Planning
Forecasting, Inventory Planning, Materials, Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Supply Chain Management and Supply Planning.

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James Hales James Hales

James Hales

Head of Marketing

James Hales

Head of Marketing

James has 3 years recruitment experience covering Sales & Marketing recruitment across the East Midlands.

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James Hales

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James has 3 years recruitment experience covering Sales & Marketing recruitment across the East Midlands.

James has experience of directly recruiting Sales and Marketing professionals into a range of SME businesses, Charity Organisations and Blue Chip Businesses such as Local World, Pera, Saint-Gobain and Wilko’s.

Outside of work James is a keen footballer having previously played for Scunthopre United. He enjoys socialising with friends and family whilst expanding his culinary experiences.

Some of James’s Testimonials: 

Magill Wheeler
Business Development Manager

As soon as I met with James I was immediately put at ease because like all good recruitment consultants James was able to make me aware that the process would be as seamless as possible.

From the excellent questions James asked me and the excellent relationships he has with his clients James was able to find me the perfect opportunity.

I would highly recommend James to all my contacts.

Adele Hitches
Regional Business Development Manager

I have recently worked with James and was very impressed with his service as a recruitment consultant.

James understood what I was looking to do and listened to the aspects of then my current position and how I wanted to take the parts I enjoyed and utilise them. James quickly secured an interview with a new firm and helped with the process until I was successful.

Having come from a recruitment background, I was interested to see how a competitor would work. I was incredibly impressed and would recommend him highly to other candidates looking for work within this expert specialism.

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Paul Macildowie Paul Macildowie

Paul Macildowie

Chairman

Paul Macildowie

Chairman

Paul is a chartered accountant with over 30 years recruitment experience.

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Arran Jaiswal Arran Jaiswal

Arran Jaiswal

Director

Arran Jaiswal

Director

Arran is Director of Operations at Distinct and has over 10 years recruitment experience.

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Arran Jaiswal

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Arran invested in Distinct Recruitment in February 2016, having previously been a Director at Macildowie in Nottingham. Arran has over 10 years experience in the Industry.

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Claire Fletcher Claire Fletcher

Claire Fletcher

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Claire Fletcher

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

Claire has 15 years recruitment experience in Procurement & Supply Chain.

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Claire Fletcher

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Claire has 15 year’s recruitment experience in Procurement & Supply Chain. Having previously established and grown the Procurement & Supply Chain team for a well established brand Claire has a wealth of experience in this sector.

Some of Claire’s Testimonials

Katie Smith Supply Chain Business Partner

“I can recommend Claire as a recruiter who is committed to learning about her clients needs and building a long term relationship with them. She is an effective listener, who is able to use feedback to continuously improve on the service she delivers.”

Paul Andrew Senior Procurement Professional

“I can recommend Claire as a recruiter who is committed to learning about her clients needs and building a long term relationship with them. She is an effective listener, who is able to use feedback to continuously improve on the service she delivers.”

Simon Cuthbert Global Purchasing Executive at Rolls Royce Marine

“I have never failed to receive service of the highest calibre from Claire as a successfully placed candidate.  She consistently combined exceptional knowledge of her sector with outstanding professional CV, interview advice and practical career guidance during all stages of the placement process. Claire has added further value by maintaining contact post placement and has become a key contact within my network. I would not hesitate in recommending others to experience a quality of service and network of contacts that I believe sets Claire apart from her peers.”

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Ros Day Ros Day

Ros Day

Finance Manager

Ros Day

Finance Manager

Ros has over 20 years banking & finance experience, 10 years within the recruitment sector.

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Naomi Evans Naomi Evans

Naomi Evans

Recruitment Consultant Marketing

Naomi Evans

Recruitment Consultant Marketing

Naomi has a year’s experience in recruitment and recruits Marketing professionals across the East Midlands.

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Naomi Evans

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Having graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in History Naomi has a year’s experience in recruitment – having begun her working life in finance recruitment, she has since joined Distinct to recruit Marketing professionals across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Outside of work, Naomi enjoys singing along to most songs (she also does this in working hours!), drinking every blend of tea under the sun, and attempting to write eloquent poetry.

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Michelle Cracknell-Leafe Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Michelle Cracknell-Leafe

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Michelle has 5 years Accountancy & Finance Recruitment experience.

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Jaimee Bishop Jaimee Bishop

Jaimee Bishop

Head of Office Support

Jaimee Bishop

Head of Office Support

Office support recruiter with 10 years experience recruiting entry level to senior appointments in the Midlands.

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Tom Birrane Tom Birrane

Tom Birrane

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain South

Tom Birrane

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain South

Tom has over 10 years recruitment experience.

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Tom Birrane

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Tom has over 10 years recruitment experience specialising in Procurement & Chain for the last 6 years.

 

Some of Tom’s testimonials:

Richard Gage Category Manager “The key attribute Tom has is his ability to deliver and promise credibility. This made it very easy for us to work together for mutual benefit.

Fareena Porter  “Tom had a very good approach to the whole process of representing me. He had a friendly but professional style and his communication was just right. He always took on board any concerns or conversation points to address. I Would highly recommend.”

 

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Becky Downes Becky Downes

Becky Downes

Senior Recruitment Consultant HR

Becky Downes

Senior Recruitment Consultant HR

Becky has 6 years HR recruitment experience.

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Becky Downes

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Becky has 6 years HR recruitment experience working with SME’s and blue chip businesses across the East Midlands.

Some of Becky’s Testimonials:

Adam Morrell Head of Resourcing

“Becky is a dedicated Recruitment professional who goes the extra mile for her candidates and takes the time to ensure the personal well being of candidates she has placed long after appointment.
In my line of work I have spoken with hundreds of Recruitment Consultants and I have found Becky to be one of the most genuine and honest; and works to find the right role for the right people.She manages the expectation of her candidates well to ensure best fit with the organisations in which she is placing the candidate.
She is a pleasure to work with, and would add value at any organisation.”

Hayley Tarrant Leadership Coach

“I’ve worked with Becky during the past three years both as a candidate and a client. The number one quality Becky brings to the relationship is consistency. Consistent in behaviours which matter to me in doing business: Acting with integrity, sincerity, efficiency, knowing and doing her job well – all of which fill me with confidence and appreciation for her expert opinion in the market. This expert opinion and knowledge has also provided great results for BWB in a number of our recruitment campaigns. I have an enormous amount of respect for Becky and hope we will continue to work together in the future.”

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Ian Hallam Ian Hallam

Ian Hallam

Senior Recruitment Consultant Finance

Ian Hallam

Senior Recruitment Consultant Finance

Ian has over 4 years finance recruitment experience working with SME's and blue chip businesses across the East Midlands.

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Ian Hallam

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Ian has over 4 years finance recruitment experience working with SME’s and blue chip businesses across the East Midlands.

Christopher Spencer Senior Management Accountant

“Ian recently helped me in my search for a new role, and found me one that I am very happy with. The recruitment process was a fairly long one, but Ian was very helpful and always happy to deal with my queries all the way through. Ian is always very positive, helpful and an absolute pleasure to deal with. Ian’s help and guidance turned what could have been a stressful time, into an enjoyable and exciting one!”

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Francesca Norwood Francesca Norwood

Francesca Norwood

Office Support

Francesca Norwood

Office Support

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Amy Walker Amy Walker

Amy Walker

Recruitment Resourcer

Amy Walker

Recruitment Resourcer

Amy resources candidates for our office support division.

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Amy Walker

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Amy started her career in recruitment 5 years ago, within Distinct she is focused on candidate resourcing and management for the office support division.

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Our specialist sectors...

Distinct Finance recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including  Ledger Clerks, Management Accountants, Financial Accountants, Commercial Accountants, Financial Analysts, Auditors, Finance Managers and Finance Directors. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Human Resources recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including HR Administrators, Recruitment, Learning & Development, Talent, HR Managers, Employee Relations, Reward and Policy, Change Management and HR Director. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Procurement & Supply Chain recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including but not limited to Purchasing Managers, Buyers, Demand Planners, Procurement Directors and Supply Chain Directors. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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Distinct Marketing recruit a wide range of roles across the Midlands including but not limited to Sales Consultants, Business Development Managers, Account Executives, Marketing Managers, Communication Managers, Copywriters, SEO Executive, E-commerce Manager,  Sales Directors and Marketing Directors. These are across all sectors including FMCG & Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Media, Leisure & Travel and Public Sector.

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