Marilyn Davidson

Non Executive Director, Flickering Light Studio

Marilyn’s extensive experience of the professional recruitment sector and her knowledge of business, leadership and management combine to give her a unique insight as a coach and mentor. She uses that expertise to specialise in working with emerging leaders to help them develop their management capability and with small growing businesses to define and clarify strategic direction.

In addition to working as a board director for the Association of Professional Staffing Companies during a period of extremely fast growth, her business experience includes running a successful training company and acting as business adviser for various enterprise agencies working with start-ups and fast growing young businesses. She ran the APSCo awards for Excellence programme for 11 years and has acted as a judge for a number of other prestigious recruitment industry awards.

She is a Qualified Business Performance Coach, NLP Practitioner and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Consulting.

Tracey Barrett

Director, BlueSky PR

Tracey is one of the founding Directors of BlueSky PR, the specialist boutique communications consultancy for the recruitment, HR talent management and education sectors and is a regular speaker and commentator on recruitment marketing. Originally a front line recruiter herself, she began her career in the mid-eighties working for two financial recruitment firms and then became Group Marketing Manager for Harrison Willis ( now Hudson). A move into traditional PR followed culminating in her appointment as Head of Communications for Balfour Beatty, the construction giant.  BlueSky PR was founded in 2006 and has a varied portfolio of recruitment firms, talent management consultancies and international business schools including Alexander Mann Solutions, Fircroft, APSCo, Venquis, The Clear Company, MRL, The London School of Economics, UCL, HEC Paris, The European School of Management and Technology; Vlerick Business School and EM Lyon…to name a few.

Lisa Jones

Director, Barclay Jones

Lisa is a recruitment, technology and training professional and bit of a phenomenon! Her experience covers the full recruitment spectrum and what Lisa doesn’t know about recruitment marketing and technology isn’t worth knowing.  Director of Barclay Jones, she supports Recruitment and Marketing Leaders to grow their businesses and improve profitability through effective digital marketing and technology solutions.

Alex Moyle

Founder, Selzig Consulting

I’m a recruitment geek. I’ve spent over 18 years in recruitment. The last 10 have been focused on training and coaching people to improve their performance. I love taking complex ideas and turning them into tools and techniques that help recruitment professionals earn more money

Niomi Cowling

Brand Manager, nGage Specialist Recruitment

A driven recruitment marketing professional, Niomi was recognised as the 2016 ‘Marketing Star of the Year’ at the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards.  As Brand Manager at nGAGE Specialist Recruitment, she plays a key role across 15 (and counting!) recruitment businesses and is co-chair of APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) Marketing Forum. Niomi is passionate about creating meaningful experiences, both internally for staff and with new and existing customers.

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Ben Gledhill

Employer Branding & Candidate Experience Manager, Manchester Metropolitan University

Honest talking Yorkshireman who has ended up in the exciting and ever-changing world of Talent Acquisition. After leaving university Ben went down the route of Graduate Recruitment Consultant before moving into internal resourcing. Via Agilisys, Co-op Bank and various accounts for Alexander Mann Solutions & Sofology  Ben is now at Manchester Metropolitan University. Ben has a passion for all things Employer Brand related and anything tech that makes our lives easier! Outside of the Talent world I am an avid rugby and fitness fan while concentrating on my qualification for the 2023 US Masters!

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Liam Fitzgerald

Recruitment Manager, Weetabix

Richard McLaren
Richard McLaren

Co-founder, Hinterview

Richard has a unique blend of recruitment industry experience. Having worked for two of the biggest agency brands – S3 and Hays – Richard established Energon People, a specialist recruitment company focused on the global technology and change markets. And here’s where it gets interesting: A couple of years ago Richard founded Hinterview, a leading online video interviewing platform, specifically aimed and designed with recruitment agencies in mind.


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