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Becky Downes.

UK Talent & People Director

Having watched Distinct being set up from the sidelines in their first year of trading, I was excited by the brand and reputation they had built in such a short space of time. After 6 years in recruitment, I was ready for a new challenge and Distinct presented itself as the perfect opportunity. HR is such a people-centric discipline, and my inquisitive mind is always interested to see how people operate and behave, what drives them to succeed and how to get the best out of them.


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Lou Carling.

Talent Acquisition Partner

I had already worked with the team at Distinct previously and there was never any doubt in my mind I’d find the right values and vision for me here. Coming back after maternity leave, I had the opportunity to join team HR and I jumped at the chance. Having recruited since I left NTU as a graduate in 2004, I have specialised over the years in Finance and HR across the East Midlands. HR has always been a passion for me, I’m fascinated by the depth & breadth of challenges of people at work. From me, you can expect a seasoned recruiter with hallmarks that include integrity, diligence, approachability, and trust.

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Jemma Tarr.

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Having previously worked in our Office Support recruitment team, I returned from maternity leave and was given the opportunity to join Team HR, and I haven’t looked back. In this role, I look after junior roles up to £30k, such as HR Advisors, Assistants, and Talent Acquisition Specialists in the East Midlands, I’m enjoying getting to know this market and developing candidate & client relationships.  

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Nicole Breen.

Resourcing Consultant

Before joining Distinct’s HR Temp & Interim desk, I studied Business Information Technology at Queens University Belfast. After graduating, I moved to Nottingham and felt ready for a new challenge – so when I saw the opportunity to join our #DeskReady programme, I was keen to try something new. I feel like I can really relate to the values and visions of the business, which is something I experienced first-hand when I worked with Ian as a candidate!