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Ricky graduated as a Biochemist from Cardiff University in 2006 which subsequently fuelled his passion for a career in the Life Sciences sector. He spent over a decade recruiting exclusively for the sciences before setting up Hyper Recruitment Solutions (in 2012) with the mission to help people and change lives through healthcare and / or new technologies.
He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chair of the UK Life Sciences committee for the REC, sharing best practice and helping to raise the standards in the industry.Interesting fact:
Prior to setting up HRS was the UK Heavyweight and UK Tag Team Champion for professional wrestling and received an offer to try out for the big leagues in the US for WWE. Following my success in wrestling I was approached to take part in BBC1’s action game show, Total Wipeout which I won in 2009.Awards:
Winner UK - Gamechanger of the Year, ACQ5 Global Awards 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Shortlisted for Most Inspiring Recruitment Agency Leader,
Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Business Leader of the Year, IRP Awards 2016
Shortlisted for, Business Leader of the Year, IRP Awards 2014
Highly Commended, Most Inspiring Leader, Recruiter Investing in Talent 2014
Shortlisted for Business Leader of the Year, IRP Awards 2013
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.
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
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
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.
Rachel is part of the Contracts team at HRS. Her role is to ensure every candidate is set up on the correct contract, is comfortable before they begin their new role and happy whilst working for HRS. Prior to joining the HRS team, she worked within recruitment, for the Medical industry for five years, learning payroll and admin, finance and compliance. The compliance area was a big move for her; learning the vast compliance requirements for medical staff to be fit for psychiatry roles.Interesting fact:
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 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:
Debra specialises in supporting Life Science recruitment in the Scotland office. She has a background in architectural engineering, after spending two years working in the industry, she wanted to do something more challenging and fun.Interesting fact:
I’ve had quite a few accidents as a child. I had stitches on my lip from an accident during a water fight.Why HRS?
I like working for HRS because of its “life changing” motto and commitment. I like that I place candidates into companies who research and develop drugs to better people’s lives.Awards:
Consultants' Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2020-2021
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2021-2022
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
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.
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.
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:
Marcus is a Team Leader at HRS. He graduated university with a first class degree in Sport and Exercise Science.Interesting fact:
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. My previous jobs have been across various industries including Hospitality to (refereeing) football.Awards:
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2019-2020
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2016-2017
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
Prior to HRS Leonie specialised in supporting the NHS within Information Management and Technology recruitment for over 3 years. She is now based in the Manchester office and specialises in permenant recruitment.Interesting fact:
Was selected for an international volunteering programme to Thailand teaching English to school children in the Tsunami-stricken Khao Lak region for 2 months just before my final year at Uni. Easily the most rewarding thing I’ve done… prior to working at HRS of course!Why HRS?
HRS is an ambitious, growing business at the forefront of changing lives and making the world a better place. I feel compelled be a part of the journey and I’m delighted to have joined the HRS team!
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
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
Nathan joined the HRS Manchester office for a new opportuity as a Computational Data Team leader. His background in recruitment has been focused on the sciences for the last 7 years, recruiting mainly laboratory roles within the Life Science & Industrial Chemical Markets.Why HRS?
I joined HRS due to the genuine passion of everyone in the company to change people’s lives.
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.
Edward is a Recruitment Consultant specialising in Chemistry. He went to university in Manchester and graduated with a Business Management degree. He enjoys the sales aspect of recruitment and this is what attracted him to the role. During his A Levels he worked in as a chef in a pub and during the summer holidays at a sweetshop.Interesting fact:
I took a helicopter tour of the Island, when I holidayed in Hawaii.Why HRS?
Although I do not have a science background I have been able to learn a lot about the Science industry and the earning potential is definitely something that drives me.Awards:
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2018-2019
Sajid's journey into recruitment was an unusual one. He started out working in security , then onto managing a shisha lounge, before finally finding himself within the world of recruitment. Sajid started recruiting specialist locum consultants within the NHS for just under 5 years. Feeling it was a time for change, but still with a passion for recruitment, he felt HRS was the perfect move.Interesting fact:
I have had dinner with former world champion David Haye (in Dubai) Amir Khan (in London) and Prince Naseem Hamed (in London)Why HRS?
I chose HRS because during the interview process, I could truly feel how passionate the team were about what they do. The sell for me was how much importance HRS place on providing the absolute best service to make a difference within the field of life sciences.
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:
Fabio graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Social Science . He has acquired a range of fundamental skills thanks to work experience in administration, events management and football refereeing. Subsequently, these experiences have built the solid foundations he needs to change lives for the better here at HRS.Interesting fact:
Fabio graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class Honours Degree in Sport and Social Science . He has acquired a range of fundamental skills thanks to work experience in administration, events management and football refereeing. Subsequently, these experiences have built the solid foundations he needs to change lives for the better here at HRS.Awards:
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2019-2020
Anneliese studied Zoology at the university of Leeds. She has had several teaching assistant roles in a variety of settings including abroad in Tenerife where she lived for 8 months. Anneliese then began a career in Recrutiment with HRS.Why HRS?
The reason I chose to work for HRS is because the values they hold are close to my own. I also loved the culture at HRS with all the team being like one big family.
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.
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.
Bethany graduated from Northumbria university with a degree in International Relations and Politics. Since, she relocated to Manchester to start a career in Recruitment at HRS.Interesting fact:
I was born during the total solar eclipse in 1999Why HRS?
I joined HRS because I am passionate about making a difference and I think their values resonate a lot with my own.
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.
Harpall comes with variety of Sales, Business Development and Account Management experiences across Events, Software and Real Estate. He has supported clients across the UK & EMEA markets, from starting out as a cold calling telesales, to running cost saving functions and revenue making strategies – each tailored to its industries requirements. He enjoys all aspects of the sales cycle, from prospecting to closing and this transfers well into my first exposure to the recruitment world.
I love to travel and explore new cultures, outside of Australasia & Antarctica (Defiantly on my list of places to go) I have stepped foot on all other continents - recently found myself travelling across dessert, mountainous and beach terrains on a 3 month tour. Enjoy a hike, a climb, a dive, anything adventurous! But a beach with a cocktail in hand will do just fine.
I chose to work with HRS to be part of a team that can develop into one of the best in our class – So far HRS gone far beyond any expectations I had, they have showed to be a team that is full of talent, determination and resilience plus many other individual strengths.
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.
Raees has a degree in Markerting and has always worked in customer based roles. He has 5 years’ experience in property management but decided to take the plunge into recruitment as it’s a feild he has always had interest in.
I saved 3 people from drowning at once
I chose HRS as I felt my skills and experience were those that could strive in this industry and from my first conversation, I knew this was the perfect place to do so.
Cameron completed his studies in accounting & finance at the university of east London in 2022 (achieving a 1:1) , after only a week of completing his studies he was looking for industry experience. Cameron has always been someone who has been a go getter, these characteristics are what led him to leave a small town in the northeast to move to the big apple of the UK. He’s never been shy to try new things which is what has ultimately lead him to recruiting, he is always excited by new opportunities and making a difference so is excited for the future.
I am trained in mauy thai
HRS is a company which company culture immediately stuck out to me, from the second I walked through the door to my interview here I was immediately met with a welcoming environment as a clear exhibition of a culture which wants you to succeed and grow with the company. This combined with the opportunities which recruiting can bring I was totally hooked.
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
Chloe recently graduated with a Management degree from the University of Salford. HRS Chloe's first office based job, she has previously worked in retail and for the past two years worked as a cash administrator for a large clothing company. Chloe is excited for a new challenge in recruitment.
I’ve taken part in a clinical trial
I chose to work for HRS as I thought it was a great opportunity to do something a bit different .
Lewis graduated from MMU with a first class honours in Fashion Business & Management whilst collecting luxury retail experience with Joseph and Selfridges, this gave lewis a solid platform to begin his career at HRS.
When I was younger I played American football and was selected to an all-star team at 16.
I really like the vision that it isn’t just about placing people in jobs but about changing lives and fits with my personal morales very well.