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After graduating as a Biochemist from Cardiff University in 2006, Ricky has dedicated his career to supporting careers in the Life Sciences. Ricky’s core passion is to “Change Lives” which is where the vision for HRS came from. Also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and past Chair of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Life Sciences committee.
Passionate for driving excellence in recruitment and raising the standards in the sector, Ricky is the Host of the “Recruiter Ricky – How to Get Hired Podcast” as well as an employability expert on a number of televised programmes including Stacey Dooley’s The Nine to Five on BBC2 and iPlayer.
Outside of HRS, Ricky is an investor and NED in a number of companies, mentor to a host of notable entrepreneurs and a family man doing his best to guide the way to his two young children.
Prior to setting up HRS, won the BBC1 Action game show Total Wipeout (2009) and was the Heavyweight and Tag Team Champion for a number of UK professional wrestling organisation. Interesting in 2012 Ricky was offered try-outs to join the WWE which he politely declined instead to take part in BBC’s The Apprentice. The rest was history!
Cardiff University 30 (ish) Alumni Award Winner - 2022
UK Gamechanger of the Year, ACQ5 Global Awards 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Shortlisted – Most Inspiring Agency Leader, Investing in Talent Awards - 2018
Shortlisted for Business Leader of the Year, IRP Awards 2013, 2014, 2016
Highly Commended, Most Inspiring Leader, Recruiter Investing in Talent 2014
Eve specialises in life sciences recruitment at HRS. She moved into recruitment after spending six years working within the Life Sciences industry so has a sound knowledge and understanding of the sector and its requirements.Interesting fact:
Olly Murs came to my house and sang for me!Why HRS?
I really enjoy working at HRS. I feel the business’s key values match my own when it comes to placing the right scientists into the right jobs having been a job seeker in the life sciences industry previously.Awards:
Chris is a London Metropolitan University graduate and is ACCA qualified. He joined HRS to set up and establish the finance function. He has been working as FC/FD for the past 10 years in the service industry.Interesting fact:
I was moments away from delivering my second son because we were having a home birth. We left it too late to phone the midwife – she eventually arrived moments before the birth to relieve me of my duties.Why HRS?
I enjoy working at HRS because it’s a growing, ambitious company with a great team of talented, like-minded professionals.
After leaving college, Hayley stepped into the world of recruitment 8 years ago. Her expertise’s are mainly within sales, technology and pharma engineering sectors. At Hyper Recruitment, Hayley is leading and building out the US team and divisions.Interesting fact:
I played for West Ham & Arsenal Youth teamsWhy HRS?
When meeting with Ricky I admired his passion and care for the business and industry alike. It’s rare to find recruitment companies who do it right and that is just what HRS do. It’s great to be in a business that supports you every step of the way.
Luke has studied Cellular Molecular Biosciences at Sheffield Hallam University and prior to starting a career in recruitment he worked for GSK as a DMPK Scientist. Luke started his a career in recruitment in 2008 beginning as a founding member of ProClinical. During his time he helped grow and set up an international recruitment business that provided staffing solutions across Life sciences to UK, EU (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium etc) as well as US and beyond. Luke has extensive experience in life sciences recruitment covering QA, RA, Clinical, Biometrics, Medical and much more permanent, contract and project-based solutions.Interesting fact:
I live in the Peak District and run a small farm that has Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Pigs, Goats, Sheep and Alpaca.
Georgia is a Team Leader specialising in Biologics. After finishing a degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Research Masters in Cell Biology and undertook a Graduate Management Course before moving to HRS.Interesting fact:
I moonlighted as a TV extra when I was younger and the back of my head can be seen in a number of well-known shows such as Kerching, Footballers Wives and Eastenders!Why HRS?
I decided to join HRS as I really like recruitment and I felt this company was the best in the market place and somewhere she could really make a difference. I enjoy finding the right candidate for the role, especially when it is difficult to fill.Awards:
Sales Success of the Year, HRS Awards 2021-2022
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2020-2021
Consultants' Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2018-2019
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2017-2018
Sales Success of the Year, HRS Awards 2017-2018
Winner of Permanent Consultant of the Year, IRP Awards 2019
Winner of Recruiter of the Year, IRP Awards 2019
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
Debra specialises in supporting Life Science recruitment in the Customer Success team. She has a degree in Architectural Engineering and after spending 2 years working as an Engineer, decided to go into Recruitment for a change and it’s been the best decision ever since.
I’ve had quite a few accidents as a child including having to get stitches on my lip from playing in water fight and falling unconscious in primary school after running into a pillar whilst playing tig!
I like working for HRS because of its “life changing” motto and commitment. Even though I’m not a scientist myself, I like the idea of changing lives by placing candidates into companies who research and develop drugs to better people’s lives.
Consultants' Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2020-2021
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2021-2022
Ben has a wealth of experience within the recruitment sector, working alongside Ricky since 2007. During the last two years he worked as a Project Manager for a global leader in environmental solutions. We are delighted to have Ben on the team to lead the development of the Account Management and Service delivery teams.Interesting fact:
During lockdown I managed to run a marathon around the New Forest. My intention is to run around the Isle of Wight in the not too distant future.Why HRS?
The working relationship I have with Ricky as well as other key members of the business was a significant factor in my decision to return. The culture, passion and atmosphere at HRS is fantastic!Awards:
Chloe is a Team Leader specialising within the QA market. Prior to joining HRS, Chloe has spent 5 years within recruitment specialising in the Manufacturing and Engineering industry, recruiting within Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Precision Engineering businesses.Interesting fact:
I’ve met the Queen!Why HRS?
I like working for HRS because of the exciting roles I get to fill whilst helping candidates and clients within an interesting industry.
David is leading the expansion of the HRS brand in the North of England to support existing and new clients with how they collect, use and protect their data. He started his recruitment career over 10 years ago, working alongside Ricky. Since then he has built and led teams in the Technology sector in Sussex, London and Manchester.Interesting fact:
I am a four times Ironman finisher and have raced in triathlons across Europe, my favourite location by far and away was racing in the Austrian Alps.Why HRS?
I chose to work with HRS because I believed in Ricky and his passion to help make a difference and I honestly think, by combining our skills we have a unique opportunity to help our client and candidate communities.Awards:
Leader of the Year, HRS Awards 2021-2022
Leader of the Year, HRS Awards 2020-2021
Sales Success of the Year, HRS Awards 2020-2021
Sales Success of the Year, HRS Awards 2019-2020
Sales Success of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
Christina is a Principal Recruitment Consultant, within the Commercial team. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Biological SciencesInteresting fact:
I went snowboarding in Siberia.Why HRS?
I like working for HRS because of the challenging nature of the job and mostly because of the people that work here. The work environment is super friendly and everyone has been supportive. Before working for HRS I was working as a Sales Assistant at Hollister, therefore gained confidence in interacting with customers and fulfilling their needs.Awards:
Rachel is our longest serving member of the operations function at HRS. Her background is payroll, administration, and compliance. She has evolved her role from working closely with the contracts team ensuring all our temporary workers are on the correct contracts and their on-boarding is fully compliant. She has grown this role to the wider business where she has increased and improved the compliance levels in our permanent recruitment processes.
I enjoy my role here at HRS because everyone is positive; from my colleagues in the office to the candidates themselves. There is a positive attitude in the office on a daily basis. It is nice to be involved in a company who cares about the people they are helping to place into work.Awards:
Ben started his recruitment career 14 years ago where he progressed to managing a team prior to focusing on his career in internal recruitment. He has headed up internal recruitment for a number of reputable recruitment brands on a regional, national and international level. He is now a monumental part in growing the HRS Life Changing teamInteresting fact:
Football is my favourite spectator sport (COYG!) but I have represented teams for rugby at university, club, county and South-East levelWhy HRS?
I chose to work for HRS because of their story. I really like the values and vision of the team so its exciting to be part of building a business like HRS
Laura has a variety of experience in customer and client facing roles such a Marketing and Events. Using these skills Laura heads up our engagement function at HRS and throughly enjoys overseeing and implementing new ideas across the company.Interesting fact:
Laura also works in the Beauty industry as a freelancer, where she has done everything from fashion shoots to wedding day makeup.Why HRS?
I really enjoy working for HRS because its more than just a recruitment company. We help to generate so much positivity in the development of science and technology and it’s great to be a part of that.Awards:
Supporter of the Year, HRS Awards 2021-2022
Supporter of the Year, HRS Awards 2018-2019
James originally started as a recruitment consultant in the actuarial sector in 2015 before moving across into marketing in 2017. After 3 years in the L&D sector James returns to recruitment with a host of experience across both digital and offline marketing channels.Interesting fact:
I once qualified as a chef at universityWhy HRS?
I chose to work for HRS because of the fantastic opportunity that the company provides. Ricky is different from the majority of other recruitment Managing Directors because of his commitment to saving lives as opposed to just filling jobs.
Marcus has been working at Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS) for over half a decade which has included being promoted twice (currently a Team Leader of the Contract team). Marcus specialises in the contracts devision.
I enjoy working at HRS because of how friendly and enthusiastic everyone is about their work. I chose recruitment, in particular HRS, as they specialise in science. My job involves helping change people’s lives as well as improving the quality of the science industry.Awards:
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2019-2020
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2016-2017
Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
After finising sixth form, Carlie knew she wanted a career in finance. Maths, Business Studies and Economics is what she really enjoyed. Carlie began by gaining experience in a customer facing position at a supervisor level. She then started an accounts position for a property company. Since Carlie has flourished in here role and managed to work her way up to senior positions.Interesting fact:
I have been a season ticket holder at Spurs for 18 years and have a bar area in my family home filled with memorabilia, photos and souvenirs we have collected over the years!Why HRS?
I joined HRS as its important to me to work in a friendly and uplifting environment. The staff really make you feel welcome and part of the family. I also feel I will learn plenty here and broaden my experience and skills to help me on my career path in finance.
Ben is based at our Manchester office, he specialises in helping clients and candidates within data and cyber security. He has two years’ experience in the recruitment industry and enjoys the investigating and problem-solving aspects of the role, which lead onto delivering great results and building trusted relationships.Interesting fact:
I believe in the personal and honest service HRS offers to make a positive contribution to recruitment in life science.Awards:
Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2020-2021
Fabio is a Senior Recruitment Consultant and graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Social Science. Fabio is responsible for hiring contract Validation Engineers and leads.
I am a Semi-Professional Referee currently officiating on the Southern/Isthmian and National League.
I love working for HRS because we have a great company culture and changing lives is at the forefront of everything we do.
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2019-2020
After graduating from a photography degree, Charlotte found Office Management through her love of all things organsation, she enjoys using her position to make a difference in office efficiency.Why HRS?
I joined HRS beccause working in an environment that is friendly and supportive is something that is very important to me, and you get that at HRS in bundles, it is an environment that you enjoy being in everyday
Elliott is from Lowton in Wigan. Previous to HRS, Elliott did an Internship with the Westminster Council Prevent Team which deals with anti-terrorism. He now works as a Recruitment Consulant in the HRS Manchester office.Interesting fact:
I’m 6ft6 but can’t slam dunk when I play basketball.Why HRS?
I like working for HRS because of the welcoming environment and friendly colleagues. I also enjoy working in a fast paced environment and this is certainly offered working at HRS.
Rhea graduated with a first-class degree in International Business from Brunel University. While completing her degree Rhea gained customer service experience in a number of part time jobs. This experience lead her to starting a career in recruitment at HRS.Interesting fact:
I started Bollywood dancing at the age of 6 and performed at Trafalgar Square for a Diwali Show in front of 25 thousand people.Why HRS?
I chose to work for HRS due to the welcoming environment and that everyday is exciting. It is great to be part of helping candidates find the perfect role and make a difference in their lives.Awards:
James had been working in finance for over 7 years before joining HRS. When his not having fun with spreadsheets, he also Roller and ice skate at local rinks.Interesting fact:
I can solve a Rubik’s cubeWhy HRS?
I chose to work for HRS because of the company values and great work environmentAwards:
Supporter of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
Callum is originally from the South Wales Valleys but has lived in Manchester for 10 years. He has been working in Recruitment for the last 8 years within the Tech industry. Callum is based in our Manchester office and still specialises within the tech space.
One of my ancestors discovered the Source of the River Nile (John Hanning Speke)Why HRS?
The market in particular interested me as I have worked in Tech for a number of years but not really had a niche within that.
Edward joined HRS after university in 2017. With many years recruitment experience, he is now a Senior Recruitment Consultant working in our Tech Ops and Engineering team.
I enjoy travelling and have visited over 20 different countries.
I enjoy working at HRS because of people, everyone has created an environment of hard work and we are also rewarded for this. I chose recruitment, in particular HRS, as they specialise in science and I believe in our company values of supporting such an important industry as Pharmaceuticals.
Before stating recruitment Lillie was a nurse. She started during the Pandemic and has worked in Acute Medicine, Paediatrics, Oncology and A&E. Working for HRS has allowed Lillie to combine her passion for helping others, and love for sales and recruitment.
I can write in calligraphyWhy HRS?
I like how Ricky brought a sense of London to Loughton, and how HRS is a company that really cares for their employees. I knew I would be supported through building out the US market and am excited to work in a passionate and highly devoted office.
After studying A-Levels Kieran began to pursue his career in sales and recruitment. In his previous employment Kieran worked within the construction sector. He thoroughly enjoys his job, speaking with people and building great relationships.Interesting fact:
I love football and skydiving.Why HRS?
The reason I joined HRS was the atmosphere and culture of the office, all the team are friendly and helpful. This helps when your goal is to change people’s lives.
Sunnie is an Associate Recruitment Consultant who is excited to get her recruitment career off the ground. Having a background in Anthropology, her main goal is to change as many lives as possible to the best of her ability.Interesting fact:
I am a classically-trained pianist that has been performing since 3 years old. I taught myself guitar and have a tendency to sing my heart out!
HRS is the best environment to actively try and change people’s lives for the better. Having studied Anthropology specialising in Medical Anthro, I feel as if HRS is the perfect fit for me and my values.
Elliott studied Biochemistry at Lancaster University and graduate with a 2:1. After graduating during the pandemic he worked at a COVID-19 testing centre for a year until the opportunity to work with HRS arose. HRS is Elliott's first role in an office environment and so he is excited to see what the future brings.Interesting fact:
I’ve played the piano since the age of 4 and can play whatever song you like!Why HRS?
I’m absolutely delighted to be working at HRS mainly due to the values of the company; which are values I absolutely share. I was immediately drawn to the idea that I can help people get jobs that will not only change their lives, but also change the lives of others. It’s also such a driven, yet friendly environment, which absolutely suits me.
Nathan is originally from Worcestershire and is now based in the HRS Manchester office. He has a background in the sporting industry following and playing a variety of sports specifically football (supporting Aston Villa). He would one day like to travel, especially to Asia.Interesting fact:
I have a phobia of Bubble WrapWhy HRS?
I wanted to work for HRS as I value the importance of company culture and the fact HRS is expanding.Awards:
Riley has previously worked in recruitment focusing on the Tech and Gaming industries before moving onto other customer facing roles to focus on a boxing career. Following success in that venture he has now joined HRS to continue the development of his recruitment career.Interesting fact:
I’m a huge music fanatic with a big Vinyl collection. I’m a hip-hop head through and through but I love just about every genre. That being said I have no idea what’s going on in the charts right now, I’m stuck in the 90’s and beyond!Why HRS?
As a firm believer in the importance of science, joining HRS was the perfect opportunity to be a contributor to a fantastic, growing and evolving business. It’s given me the chance to directly have an impact on people’s lives within a growth industry that helps shape the world for the better.
Timi works on the Biologics team specialising in the biotech, biopharma, and biotherapeutic sectors. He has worked as a MLA in a laboratory and a health advisor within the NHS. Timi soon found his passion working in a sales role and enjoys working in faced-paced environments whilst being able to communicate with others, come across different personalities, and hear about life stories and experiences that inspire and motivate him.Interesting fact:
I have travelled to 15 countries and aim to get to 20 by 2025
I chose to work for HRS due to the work that they do, their values, and the people involved. They are one of the few companies I’ve come across where all employees uphold these values, and working in a environment with like-minded individuals moving cohesively to make positive change is amazing to experience and be a part of.Awards:
Newcomer of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
Consultants' Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2022-2023
Jack started his recruitment journey at the start of 2022 after an extensive period in the energy sector as an area manager. He worked in the EU Quality Assurance market across pharma/biotech, helping Dutch and German clients fill their interim freelancing needs. He is now using that knowledge in HRS to grow out the market into the EU focussing on the Quality niche.
I play drums in a metal band with music on Spotify and recent airplay on BBC Radio 1!
I chose to work for HRS as I believe in the collective passion that the company has for life sciences and how Ricky really embodies that.
Lily graduated from the university of Exeter with a bachelor of science with honours in sociology. During her studies she had a variety of part time jobs that were people-facing, and it was here that Lily realised a job working with the public was well suited to her. So when the opportunity to work in life sciences with HRS arose, she jumped at the idea! Lily is looking forward to her career in recruitment and how it will progress at HRS. She is excited to see what the journey will bring.
I appeared on the tv game show the Chase. I was unfortunately beaten by the chaser, but my team went on to win over £20,000.
I choose to work for HRS as very quickly within the hiring process I noticed that this is a very employee-orientated business, that truly cares about each and every employee from those within the Academy to those in the most senior positions. Combined with an intense training process within the Academy, HRS was the perfect fit for me.
Towsif completed his final year at University of Warwick doing BSC Chemistry. He wanted to branch out from typical STEM related work and HRS provided a life science related career with another dimension. He is excited to see what the future will hold in recruitment.
I have seen Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar play live
The reason I chose HRS was the culture and values of the company. ‘Life changers’ is a key aspect of the work we do, and this moral satisfaction is something I look for in my career
Collette has a BA (Hons) in Fashion Marketing and an MA in Marketing and Brand Management. When finishing university in Bath she decided to make the big move to London. Prior to and throughout her degrees she gained a lot of customer service experience in retail for 8 years.
I am a National Champion Cheerleader and dance coach.
I chose HRS because of the brilliant working environment and the family friendly feel which is very important to me. It is great to be part of a team that helps candidates find the perfect role and make a difference in the life science industry.
George moved to Manchester in 2021 to enrol in a Journalism MA course at Manchester Metropolitan university. Upon completing this course he spent a year bartending at various drama filled Venus across Manchester, collecting many memories and a few tips along the way; however he decided he needed to change things up and move away from hospitality. Many friends of his had recommended the recruitment industry so George felt it would be the ideal next step in his career!
When I was 10 I lived and went to school in Australia for a year
I chose HRS because of its stellar reputation within the industry, winning many awards and changing people’s life’s for the better.
After graduating with a 2:1 from Swansea University in Economics BSc, Rahul wanted to begin a career in recruitment to start something where he could help others and that would suit his skillset. Recruitment was the perfect blend of the two.
Just before university I wanted a bit of money to enjoy myself so I did a bit of modelling, you won’t find the pictures anywhere though!
The reason I chose HRS was the interview process. The company's ethos was shown and I could see the fun environment with hard working dedicated people who most importantly care about what they do and changing the lives of others.
Kieron graduated with a 2:1 from the University of East Anglia in economics. He wanted to branch into a people facing industry and felt recruitment was a great start to his career. He feels consultancy is tailored to his skillset as well as being able to help people.
I have lived in Bangkok on my own, working and playing for a football teamWhy HRS?
I chose to work for HRS due to their great reputation and social environment that thrives under pressure but also cares about their employees. Being able to change people’s lives was a no brainier.
Greg recently graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Drama. Having had a mixture of retail, hospitality and theatre experience, HRS is an exciting opportunity that has taken Greg in a new direction.
I've preformed in drag. My drag name is Wanda Civic.Why HRS?
I chose to work for HRS as it combined my passion for the sciences with my love for working with people.