Back in 2015, I was working in HR but knew I wanted to do something a little different. So, when James approached me to help set up the HR division, I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity. It felt really exciting to be involved in something new, fresh and entrepreneurial. I’ve previously worked in the majority of HR specialisms, including talent, business partnering, recruitment, L&D and transformational change programmes. Given my background in the sector, I am confident with my ability to understand your specific requirements.
Having watched Distinct being set up from the side-lines 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.
Distinct have a genuine team player culture which really appeals to my nature and their focus on quality of service and relationships is second to none. Before starting at Distinct, I was covering mid to senior HR appointments across Northamptonshire, my set-up here has allowed me to offer more of a complete service to candidates with less of a geographical restriction and the opportunity to work with a greater diversity of clients.
Having worked in recruitment previously, I became more aware of the presence Distinct was making in the market and knew it was something I wanted to be a part of. I’ve now been working in the Office Support team for just over a year and a half and have also taken on junior HR roles up to £25k across Nottingham and Derby. I work on both temp and perm roles and love the variety it gives me, talking to different people about their situations and how I can help is what keeps me focused and motivated.
With 7 years of practical recruitment experience, and a huge passion for HR and helping candidates to find positions that work for them, I take a high level of care and attention to every detail. I am a keen reader and have also spent years curating a gigantic Disco music collection! I've recently joined Distinct in our Milton Keynes office.