A qualified and highly experienced Recruitment professional, Richard founded Hooray in 2017 after moving back to Gloucestershire where he went to school and where his family reside. Having worked with some large corporate firms, Richard has managed large teams and is passionate about building and delivering an agency built on sound ethical principles and good business practices. Did you know that Richard used to be a DJ and regularly played the club circuit during the nineties and has graced the decks several times at the world famous Ministry of Sound?!
With 15 years of Business Development and Account Management experience, Ian has worked in the Property and Recruitment sectors extensively and brings a wealth of knowledge to Hooray. Ian manages the day to day operations at Hooray, overseeing everything from Finance to Marketing as well as looking after a portfolio of valued clients. Ian lived in Australia for 6 years and set up his own organic food business, creating a healthy muesli brand and distributing it to over 50 health food stores and cafes in Sydney.
Having been in recruitment since 2017, Dan has spent the last four years specialising in recruitment for the Healthcare + Education sectors. Covering temporary and permanent vacancies from entry through to Director level, Dan is equally successful finding niche social care specialists as he is at finding business support candidates for the increasingly busy and challenging Healthcare sector. Prior to his recruitment days, Dan had a successful career in Hospitality managing a busy Gastro Pub with a team of twenty five at the age of 22. Dan believes he has a special connection to the Queen, can you guess what it is? They share the same birthday!
Stephen has a wealth of recruitment experience gained from a career in both agency and RPO environments. Having worked for large consultancy and financial services businesses in London and Birmingham for the previous 10 years, Stephen returned to his recruitment roots and joined Hooray in 2020 and now leads the Professional Services specialist division. Originally from London, Stephen and his family moved to the Cotswolds 6 years ago and like everyone else, they wished they’d made the leap sooner. In a former life Stephen lived and worked in Australia undertaking work on cotton farms in Queensland amongst other temporary roles to fund further travel.
Following a background working in Insurance administration at Capita for over 4 ½ years, Alice moved into the world of recruitment in early 2020. As a valued member of Hooray’s busy Professional Services division, Alice’s exposure to Insurance and Financial Services has really helped her gain a strong insight within this sector. A fun fact about Alice is that she is considering becoming a Paloma Faith impersonator but she doesn’t think her vocal ability is quite at the required level!
Francesca is part of Hooray’s busy Professional Services division and before joining Hooray, the majority of Francesca’s professional experience has come from working in the Retail and Hospitality sectors. Growing up, Francesca was a volunteer member of Pen-y-Bont Surf Lifesaving Club for over 10 years where she competed in local, national and British competitions. She is also a very confident skier and has been going on skiing holidays for the past 17 years where she has been able to complete all levels of Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) exams.
With a keen interest in technological advancements and Industry 4.0, Mark leads the Tech + Engineering division where he advises clients on current market conditions and future trends/opportunities. His experience as a small business owner enables him to relate to the daily challenges of SMEs while his comprehension of corporate structure and the highly competitive recruitment landscape ensures he is well equipped to offer expert advice to large corporates within Tech & Engineering. In his previous life, Mark attended drama school and performing arts still holds a special place in his heart. Whenever he is not securing the best talent in the market for his clients, Mark can be found in his allotment or cheering on his beloved Springboks.
Charlotte joined Hooray in the summer of 2021 after completing her Business and Management Degree giving her a solid understanding of the forces at play in the job market. Charlotte is part of Hooray’s growing Tech + Engineering Division as a Consultant; she has always had a keen interest in Tech and Engineering and gets a real sense of achievement from identifying and placing candidates into their perfect roles. Charlotte was once a keen horse rider amongst many other athletic pursuits but is now more likely to be found in the Grandstand at the Goldcup.
Tom joined Hooray in 2020 following 15 years within the hospitality and events industries. He is experienced in working closely with individuals and supporting them in finding a role to best suit their requirements and skill-set. Currently undertaking a Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing to enhance his existing skill set, Tom not only manages the day to day running of the office whilst providing PA support to the Directors, but also supports the busy Hooray team particularly on roles which require an individually tailored search. Did you know that Tom has walked the Cotswold Way non-stop from Bath to Cheltenham?! His young family are often cheering him on at various sporting events; half and full marathons and cycling sportives.
Becca joined Team Hooray in May 2021, initially as part of a 6-month Kickstart Scheme after completing her A Levels. She previously worked in Joules as a Retail Assistant for 3 years whilst studying with the aim of developing her customer service skills. Day to day, Becca supports the whole Hooray team from managing all compliance documents for candidates and clients to answering the phone and generally helping with all things administration. Becca is an avid baker and bakes cakes, biscuits and many more delicious sweet treats!