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      Executive Search

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      Broster Buchanan Executive Search, where we specialize in securing highly skilled senior leaders for key roles to enable a business to grow. Our experienced search specialists meticulously match your organization’s needs with top-tier leaders, leveraging deep industry knowledge and extensive networks to source elite talent across diverse sectors.

      With a focus on excellence and a tailored approach, we ensure seamless integration of trusted senior leaders who possess the requisite skills and experience to drive success.

      Partner with Broster Buchanan’s Executive Search division and gain access to a pool of the best leaders in your industry ready to navigate your organization toward continued growth and productivity.

      Let us help you secure the highly skilled leaders needed to elevate your business to new heights of success.

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      Andrew Broster

      Andrew Broster

      CEO & Founder

      When I set up Broster Buchanan I was passionate that we would create a consultancy based on experience, relationships, delivery and quality. With a career spanning 20 years in global recruitment companies, I was increasingly frustrated by how some of the sector was becoming more transactional in its nature. People are the most important asset of any organisation and the identification and attraction of the right talent is critical to any business’s success. Experience is key in this to ensure that there is a real value added to the identification of people and to individual’s careers.

      I am firmly committed to hiring experienced leaders and consultants into Broster Buchanan so that when we identify new talent or handle a career search we can ensure a truly positive experience. I believe we have that experience and am proud of our continuing commitment to relationships, delivery and quality.

      Peter Gerrard

      Peter Gerrard

      Chairperson

      About:

      Over 20 years of experience in the recruitment and talent industry, including managing and building small, start-up companies through to large organisations. Pete’s passion lies in building businesses through investment in people.
      Pete is instrumental in the Broster Buchanan growth strategy; identifying, hiring and developing talent in all our existing locations & sectors, whilst also focusing on new opportunities and partnerships in our core sectors of Finance, Marketing, HR and STEM

      Career Highlight:

      The first person to sell a multi-vacancy pan-European retained assignment to Apple.

       

      Kevin Moran

      Kevin Moran

      Chief Revenue Officer

      About:
      Kevin has a career spanning 24 years in event management and then moving into the recruitment sector for the past 15+ years. Kevin is also currently Chair of APSCo (Midlands), developing the Forum and ensuring key issues affecting our members are discussed in order to bring maximum value to recruitment businesses.

      Career Highlight:
      Kevin’s career highlight would have to be the journey that Broster Buchanan is currently on. Setting up 8 years ago working from home, cafes and hotel lobbies to the business it is today, it is really still at the start of its journey to what it will become over the years to come, which is really exciting.

      Interesting Fact:
      Out of work, Kevin’s time is mostly spent with the family, his wife and himself running around after 2 young boys and a dog! He also gets to the gym as much as possible and gets a few rounds of golf in where he can (more of a summer golfer!). He also loves a good Sunday Roast with a glass of red in a nice country pub in and around the Cotswolds and a summer festival with friends and family!

      Antony Marchant

      Antony Marchant

      Executive Director

      About:
      Antony has 25 years of executive recruitment and management consulting experience both in the UK and throughout Europe.

      Career Highlight:
      Working with Walt Disney to help to build the senior management team for the ‘Lion King ‘

      Interesting Fact:
      Apparently, Antony is related to Richard Branson!

      Dominic Cassidy

      Dominic Cassidy

      Managing Director

      About:
      Dom has over twenty years of experience within talent management and consulting, operating both for and within businesses from start-up to multi-national.

      Career Highlight:
      Dom’s professional highlight is when he became Co-Founder of Broster Buchanan, playing a key role in growing the business from an idea in 2015 into the multi-national, multi-functional offering that Broster Buchanan is today.

      Interesting Fact:
      Dom is a proud Dad to three children and richer in experience (if not poorer in reality) from having followed Liverpool FC around UK and Europe for the last 25 years.

      Phill Westcott

      Phill Westcott

      Senior Director

      About: 

      Phill has 20 years Global recruitment experience. He specialises in senior Accounting and Finance recruitment but has built/managed teams across all professional operations recruitment such as HR, Marketing, Management support, Procurement and Tech.

      Phill is extremely passionate about people and prides himself on being honest and modest in his approach.

      His number one driver that has kept him laser-focused for 20 years has been helping people progress their careers and seeing people reach and exceed their full potential

      Career Highlight: 

      Phill’s most interesting projects and achievements have come from successfully launching offices, locations, and brands across multiple territories, both domestically and internationally.

      From a client perspective, Secured and led 4 significant relocation projects for well-known, leading businesses from planning support to talent delivery. This ranged from 35 to 100 hires. Whilst offering career support and coaching to those affected adversely by the relocation.

      Interesting Fact:

      Phill is a proud Dad to 2 daughters and an aspiring Tiger Woods (Career PB of 69 (-2))

      Patrick Smith

      Patrick Smith

      Managing Director

      About:
      Pat has over 30 years experience of recruiting Board level finance roles, a qualified ACA.

      Interesting Fact:
      Pat is a huge fan of live music, attending over 750 concerts and counting.

      Natalia Norford

      Natalia Norford

      Senior Director

      About:
      Natalie has experience spanning nearly 20 years in the professional business, recruitment and consultancy world. She’s a highly skilled business leader, well placed to partner and consult amongst C-suite and senior leadership through talent management, development of recruitment strategies and helping professionals to achieve their career and business goals.

      Career Highlight:
      Establishing a real legacy for Broster Buchanan; heading up the East Anglia team which has grown exponentially over the last 3 years, continues to break records and now confidently sits as a market leader.

      Interesting Fact:
      Sport is a real passion for Natalia and is lucky enough to still be playing hockey for Bedford, proudly forming part of the National Cup-winning Over 35’s team.

      Rachel Pike

      Rachel Pike

      Managing Director

      Qualified Chartered MCIPD practitioner, and a highly capable senior recruiter

      Experienced at partnering with board level and leadership teams on Recruitment and Talent Management, HR Strategy, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations and Learning & Development

      Worked across multi-disciplines and for global FTSE 150 businesses and SME businesses including a start-up; portfolio of clients from a range of industries, sectors and sizes

      “The mix of both agency and in-house resourcing experience has enabled me to develop a wide range of capabilities including management and recruitment of large multi-site and discipline teams, driving direct sourcing models, developing HR processes and procedures, management information, employee attrition and internal recruitment development, process review and restructure.”

      Helen Spring

      Helen Spring

      Head of Finance

      About:
      Helen has a varied career in finance across a diverse range of sectors. Her career started in the North East when our very own Pat Smith got her a job! Helen has gradually made her way over to the North West and now leads our in-house finance team.

      Career Highlight:
      Helen loves the satisfaction that comes from improving processes and systems. She is very much a people person, particularly enjoying developing and training people to achieve their goals.

      Interesting Fact:
      Helen’s ambition is to one day climb Mount Kilimanjaro!

      Alistair Illstone

      Alistair Illstone

      Senior Director

      About:
      Alistair has over 15 years of recruitment experience in the UK & Internationally, focusing on niche & specialist areas such as Risk Assurance, Corporate Governance & Professional services.

      Career Highlight:
      Career highlights for Alistair include growing multiple successful teams to be market leaders and seeing individuals go from nervous trainees to experts in their field, the opportunity to work and grow teams Internationally in Germany and Switzerland and seeing Broster Buchanan flourish from a small start-up to where it is today.

      Interesting Fact:
      Outside of work, Alistair tries to remain fit & active, and also enjoys trail running, mountain biking & hiking; He also owns a VW campervan, which he tries to get out in as much as possible with his family.

      Lucy Rider

      Lucy Rider

      Senior Director

      About:
      Lucy has worked in talent for over 20 years, dedicated to accounting and finance recruitment within Yorkshire. Lucy recruited across all industry sectors, but in recent years has predominantly focussed on public sector and not-for-profit clients. Lucy has a genuine interest in the people that she works with, helping both candidates find the right job and clients secure the best talent for their team. Lucy works hard to develop her networks for the long term and knows to achieve that, every candidate and client she supports has to receive the highest levels of service.

      Career Highlight:
      Lucy is an enthusiastic and supportive ally for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and proud to be a Mental Health Champion.

      Interesting Fact:
      Outside of work, Lucy is a qualified Coach in Running Fitness and a regular runner who has run races from 1 mile to Ultra Marathon Distance. She even met her husband at Park Run. She’s also a qualified guide leader and her long-term life goal is to own her own forest or piece of woodland to create a community green space.

      Lee Clarke

      Lee Clarke

      Director

      About:
      Lee is an accomplished recruitment Director with experience spanning across 27 years. Specialist in placing both permanent & contract technology professionals across the UK & Europe covering a range of industry sectors, technologies and levels, up to and including C-Level appointments.

      Career Highlight:
      Lee successfully established a European network of offices for a Global staffing company from scratch and is looking forward to doing the same with Broster Buchanan.

      Interesting Fact:
      Lee is a busy Father of 5 soon to be 6 and grandfather of 1 – very family-focused, big on the outdoors with camping, and involved in Scouts.

      Hilary Marshall

      Hilary Marshall

      Senior Director

      Experience spanning 20 years in the recruitment and talent industry

      Specialist in finance recruitment within the East Anglia region

      “Following an early career in banking, it was through my genuine interest in people and understanding how they tick that I decided a career in recruitment was for me, and it has been my mission to establish what it is that results in the best fit between client and candidate.

      What did I discover? Time, patience and a focus on ‘genuine’ relationship building allows us to understand and enable what it is that our candidates and clients need.”

      Matthew Shirley

      Matthew Shirley

      Director

      About:
      Matt is an experienced Senior Recruiter in the Accountancy and Finance Sector. He focuses on Qualified and QBE accountancy/finance, covering the North Cambridgeshire/ South Lincs employment market.

      This is a market Matt is passionate about having spent many years building relationships with a wide range of the region’s SMEs and corporate businesses.

      When not at work, Matt can be found driving his children around East Anglia to various sporting events, or occasionally on the golf course…..but not as much as he would like!

      With a keen interest in fitness and nutrition, Matt has completed various half marathons and likes to challenge himself in the gym and more recently taken up table tennis.

      Having discovered a passion for books during the pandemic, Matt has gone down the rabbit hole of decentralised finance and fiat alternative forms of money, of which he regularly bores his colleagues!

      Career Highlight:
      Matt is particularly proud of the long-term relationships he has built. Many candidates and clients return time and time again, entrusting him to provide the right support when they need it.

      Some of his recent reviews can be found at: https://www.sourcr.com/recruiter/matthew-shirley

      Lucy Tavender

      Lucy Tavender

      Business Director

      About:
      Lucy has 20 years of recruitment experience, spanning Finance and Transformation recruitment across the North West, South West and London markets. She started her career in professional practice and has since gained a wealth of experience recruiting qualified finance and transformation professionals across the UK.

      Career Highlight:
      Joining Broster Buchanan from the start of its journey has enabled me to work alongside so many wonderful people, all aligned in their values and purpose. A recent career highlight was attending a BB conference where we had the whole business together, with over 50 people exchanging knowledge and ideas. It’s been so exciting to see BB grow into the fantastic business it is today.

      Sophia Ramsbottom

      Sophia Ramsbottom

      Head of Marketing

      About:
      Sophia is an experienced multi-channel senior marketing professional with over 15 years’ experience in both B2b and B2C environments

      Interesting Fact:
      Sophia is in her element surrounded by family and friends including her two young daughters. She loves to travel, dance and drink wine!

      Danny Moore

      Danny Moore

      Digital Marketing Executive

      About:
      Danny has over ten years of expertise working in all aspects of digital marketing across a variety of sectors. Danny decided to work in-house after working with a variety of recruiting businesses as part of an agency and thoroughly enjoyed it.

      Career Highlight:
      Danny’s professional highlight was seeing a campaign he was working on trend number one internationally on Twitter.

      Interesting Fact:
      Danny is an avid skier in his spare time, having spent many years skiing in beautiful locations such as the Alps. He now reluctantly settles for the indoor ski slope, The Chill Factore in Manchester, where he is preparing to begin instructing his 3-year-old son.

      Martin Jones

      Martin Jones

      Managing Director

      About:
      Martin has worked in Technology Recruitment since 1999, moving into the SaaS and Salesforce market in 2011. He is passionate about building strong teams with a real focus on the quality of service.

      Career Highlight:
      As much as Martin enjoyed personal success, and loves it when clients and candidates give positive feedback; his highlights are related to watching team members succeed, and seeing them realise their ambitions.

      Interesting Fact:
      Martin moved to Italy around 5 years ago and is a champion for Remote Working. He loves to play golf, as well as being part of a group of super-fans for the European Ryder Cup team- the Guardians of the Ryder Cup.

      Harriet Secker

      Harriet Secker

      Business Director

      Experienced in the SaaS & Salesforce market

      Specialist in professional recruitment for over 20 years

      Market knowledge and strong, established relationships gained across client and candidate networks within this specialist market

      Pip Hazelton

      Pip Hazelton

      Associate Director

      About:
      Pip is passionate about connecting people & organisations, Pip has over 15 years of Information & Cyber Security recruitment experience helping at all levels to support team growth.

      Career Highlight:
      Pip set up her own personal fitness training and sports massage company in Chester and Liverpool and ran it for 3 years.

      Interesting Fact:
      Pip loves keeping fit and being outdoors, walking her dog on the beach & watching her boys play rugby.

      Antony Clish

      Antony Clish

      Associate Director

      Career spanning 20 years in Finance and Finance recruitment
      Specialist in recruiting Finance professionals across the North East of England

      “At Broster Buchanan autonomy is actively encouraged; we foster an environment whereby openness to new ideas and flexibility enable a truly entrepreneurial approach. I also work closely with a team who are extremely experienced in their field, and amongst us there is a great wealth of knowledge and networks to tap into.

      Combining our market expertise with the flexibility to offer bespoke solutions, alongside our natural ability to nurture relationships means we are able to offer our clients and candidates a truly exceptional service.”

      Alex Mackenzie

      Alex Mackenzie

      Business Director

      About:
      Alex is a specialist in helping qualified accountants find their next opportunity
      Established networks across the North West region

      Career Highlight:
      Personal highlights for Alex include being entrusted to run the North West finance business at Broster Buchanan. Managing a team has been Alex’s goal for a number of years and Broster Buchanan gave him the platform to achieve this.

      Interesting Fact:
      Before moving into recruitment, Alex spent three years as a secondary school Maths teacher.

      Nancy Storey

      Nancy Storey

      Associate Director

      Holds degree in Economics & Accounting followed by career in finance spanning over 10 years

      Over 7 years experience in recruitment, building up strong network of Finance contacts across the North East of England

      “Having joined the North-East team at Broster Buchanan I have the luxury of working closely with experienced colleagues who share their in-depth knowledge of our local markets, meaning we have a great wealth of expertise and networks to tap into.

      Everything I do is led by the relationship – it’s the little things that make a big difference, and the high level of service combined with my specialist knowledge are the reasons why my candidates and clients return to me throughout the course of their careers.”

      Helen Dodds

      Helen Dodds

      Associate Director

      About:
      Helen is an established Public Sector and Not-for-Profit recruitment specialist with over 10 years’ experience placing Finance & Accountancy professionals across the North East region. Helen personally recruits for non-qualified through to qualified Finance & Accountancy positions on a temporary, fixed term and permanent basis.

      Career Highlight:
      Helen has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend many networking events throughout her career, enabling her to educate herself in the sectors in which she operates. She’s passionate when it comes to learning about their challenges, future strategies and how they contribute to bettering the lives of people across their regions. Helen especially enjoys the motivational speakers at such events, a career highlight of hers being when Olympian Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards delivered an inspirational speech at an NHS Healthcare Financial Management Association dinner.

      Interesting Fact:
      Before graduating in Business Management, Helen completed a Diploma in Animal Management given her love of animals, David Attenborough being her number 1 idol! She’s the loving owner of a black and tan Dachshund named Claude who has his own Instagram page with over 5,000 followers!

      Tom Goatly

      Tom Goatly

      Business Director

      About:
      Tom is an experienced interim recruiter with a strong track record supporting SME, PE-backed and FTSE-listed businesses by finding specialist interims to support requirements across; C-suite, Digital transformation, Programme Management, Change Management, Finance, Marketing, Commercial, HR & Operations.

      Working with an established network of experienced trusted interim specialists, Tom works with clients to identify key requirements across their business and connect amazing professional consultants to deliver quality project work.

      Joshua Westley

      Joshua Westley

      Senior Consultant

      Experience recruiting in the Finance market across East Anglia

      Developed networks across the part-qualified and newly-qualified finance markets

      “It is reassuring to know I am part of an highly experienced team, each of whom are focused on nurturing long-term relationships and offering honest, credible advice.

      With values based around candidate and client experience, focused on long, sustainable and trustworthy relationships; combined with the agile and innovative approach that is carefully fostered here at Broster Buchanan, I am confident we will continue to attract the best talent whilst helping our clients and candidates make informed decisions about their next hire or their next career move.”

      Hannah Walsh

      Hannah Walsh

      Management Accountant

      About:
      Hannah spent over 20 years in hospitality managing restaurants, pubs and hotels, but after embarking on an accounting course recently for a bit of variety found a real passion for finance, numbers and most especially, excel spreadsheets.

      Career Highlight:
      Hannah is very much a people person. She has worked with so many different characters over the years, from guests to colleagues, the famous to the general public. The highlight of her career would have to be all the incredible people she has met along the way, the best of whom are now lifelong friends.

      Interesting Fact:
      Hannah loves stand-up comedy, ruined castles and a great glass of red but her favourite way to spend her free time is hanging out with her daughters.

      Dayam Ali

      Dayam Ali

      Senior Consultant

      About:
      Dayam specialises in providing personalised and flexible recruitment & talent advisory services for professionals, with a particular focus on the Accountancy & Finance markets. Dayam prides himself on keeping things simple and delivering on his promises.

      Career Highlight:
      Dayam was delighted to place over 50 candidates in 2022, we think that’s pretty impressive too!

      Interesting Fact:
      Dayam can speak four languages: Urdu, Arabic, English, and Punjabi.

      Olly Harper

      Olly Harper

      Business Director

      Olly has 18+ years of global recruitment and consultancy experience. He specialises in Change Management, Transformation, Technology and Data throughout the UK and Europe.

      Nicola Terrell

      Nicola Terrell

      Senior Consultant

      About:
      Nicola has over 10 years of experience in recruitment, starting off in Travel and IT Recruitment. Nicola has a travel and tourism degree and has extensive knowledge and experience managing a variety of clients and roles on a global scale.

      Career Highlight:
      A highlight for Nicola is continuously placing roles and managing projects globally, IE America, Europe and Australia using expertise in headhunting.

      Interesting Fact:
      Nicola loves working out and keeping fit outside of work. Interesting fact, Nicola used to teach tap dancing!

      Zoe Sheen

      Zoe Sheen

      Senior Recruitment Consultant

      20 years of experience within Risk Assurance, supporting industry & consulting clients across the UK, within the specialist areas of Controls, Compliance, Risk Management (FS and non-FS institutions), Internal Audit & Technology Audit.

      Mags Gwatidzo

      Mags Gwatidzo

      Consultant

      Experience across HR, Account Management, Customer Service and Recruitment within the fleet management and manufacturing industries.

      “I have a genuine interest and love for people, and this enables me to remember small but positive details from clients and candidates which I use to add personal touch in how I communicate with them. Broster Buchanan shares my ethos in putting people and communities at the heart of everything that we do. This is also why I have a passion for working with charities and have years of experience volunteering for a charity and currently a director a Leeds based charity.”

      Joshua Connell

      Joshua Connell

      Consultant

      About:
      Joshua is an experienced Tech Recruiter primarily covering the SDLC market across England.

      Career Highlight:
      Joshua started his career within one of the world’s biggest recruitment agencies, quickly being promoted from early careers recruitment into specialist tech recruitment within 12 months which is where he discovered his passion.

      Interesting Fact:
      Outside of work, Joshua loves being active – he’s a qualified diver, (reasonably) good skiier and has just started learning golf. On his bucket list is learning paragliding and getting qualified to be able to fly without an instructor.

      Louise Billett

      Louise Billett

      Consultant

      10 years experience recruiting Finance and Accounting Professionals throughout the Northwest of England and North Wales.

      I get a huge sense of satisfaction in assisting Accountants in finding their next role. From those who are Newly Qualified to Senior Financial Leaders alike, knowing that I have played a part in facilitating their next career move is very rewarding. Having worked within the Qualified Finance Recruitment space for over 10 years across Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral, and Merseyside, I have a broad knowledge of key employees and employers within manufacturing, engineering, retail, pharmaceuticals, FMCG and beyond. My approach is to listen, understand and assist on a case-by-case basis. I endeavour to represent all my candidates and client with professionalism.

      Oliver Cheshire

      Oliver Cheshire

      Recruitment Consultant

      About:
      Oli supports the Risk Assurance & Professional services functions for Broster Buchanan, Nationally. Oli works to service clients of all sizes and works across all sectors to support organisations fulfil their resource strategies.

      Career Highlight:
      A personal highlight for Oli is resourcing over 20 placements within his first 9 months of recruitment.

      Interesting Fact:
      Oli holds a brown belt in North West Chinese Kickboxing!

      Amy Moran

      Amy Moran

      HR Advisor

      About:
      Amy has almost 10 years’ experience working in HR, working in both large corporate organisations and SMEs.

      Career Highlight:
      Amy managed to meet Whitney Houston during her time working in the Hospitality Sector.

      Interesting Fact:
      Amy is a big lover of a good festival!

      Eddie Suich

      Eddie Suich

      Senior Partner, Orbbis

      About:

      Eddie has a career spanning 12 years in sales and has worked across a number of locations and industries, both in the UK and internationally. Eddie specialises in building and developing consultancy and professional services organisations looking to deliver projects and positive business outcomes for their clients. He is passionate about developing teams and providing exceptional service to his customers.

      Career Highlight:

      Eddie feels his main career highlights link to the relationships that have been developed on the journey. He is proud to have played a part in developing internal teams and delivering key outcomes and projects for core customers across multiple locations and industries. The time spent building a services business from inception in the ANZ region was a personal highlight as this business continues to grow and deliver projects to large enterprise customers today.

      Interesting Fact:

      Eddie always tries to keep active and loves to run, play football, hike, and scuba dive (a hobby picked up in Australia rather than the UK unsurprisingly). His competitive spirit started early in life when he was selected to represent England at youth level in chess aged 11.

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