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Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
Eve Hegarty
Eve Hegarty
Sandy Chander
Sandy Chander
Dan Dawson
Despina Kefala
Chris Amey
Ben Hamlin
Georgia Walden
Rachel Smart
David Powell
Christopher Carey
Haseena Mooncey
Marcus Rossi
Laura Fellowes
Debra Fong
Ben Hughes
Georgina Beer
Edward McNulty
Luke Sandilands
Olivia Toombs
Fabio Roque
Christina Giakou
Savannah Adams
Andrew Meade
Rachel Benjamin
Natasha Hodson
Huseyn Hajiyev
Chloe Barnett
Elliott Harvey
Rachel Leong
Hajrah Mustafa
Jogesh Bowry
Lucy Jones
Sarah Audit
Abby McMaster
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Ricky Martin
Managing Director
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 2019
Winner UK - Gamechanger of the Year, ACQ5 Global Awards 2018
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 Hegarty
Recruitment Manager
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

Interesting fact: Olly Murs came to my house and sang for me!

Awards:
Sales Success of the Year, HRS Awards 2018-2019
Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2017-2018
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2015-2016
Sandy Chander
Communications and Marketing Manager
Sandy has over 15 years’ experience of working within the Education sector in a variety of roles including teaching. With a passion for creativity and helping people, these combined interests drew her to the role of marketing and communications at HRS. Her other responsibilities include, developing and managing the Apprenticeship scheme, developing HRS’ Corporate Social Responsibility, working closely with HRS’ designated charities to organise internal and external fundraising events for the team.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
HRS’ values are very much aligned to my own. Working for a company that is passionate about making a difference and helping people in the sectors it supports is fantastic and I am very proud to be a part of that. I am able to do things I love and enjoy in my job, so it doesn’t feel like work.

Interesting fact: Injured in the line of duty - I fractured my foot whilst attending a recruitment awards ceremony.

Awards:
Shortlisted, Outstanding Achievement, PALife 2018
Dan Dawson
Associate Recruitment Director
Dan has worked in Recruitment for over 25 years with a focus on the technology sector.He has supported a multitude of clients from start up to multi nationals building tech teams.With a permanent background he takes great satisfaction from placing people more than once during their career. Dan has worked across a variety of vertical markets which over the years has given him a depth of understanding across the whole sector.

Interesting fact: I love to run, I have completed four marathons now (PB 3.51). I plan to run my first ultra in 2021
Despina Kefala
Recruitment Manager
Despina specialises in commercial recruitment within the Life Sciences and Biotechnology industries spanning across UK and Europe. The roles she recruits for include sales, marketing and technical specialists. With a BSc in Biological Sciences, Despina feels this is the perfect role to combine her interest in science whist enabling her to have interaction with others.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I really enjoy the diversity of my job; there are many new challenges that are thrown at you which make you quickly adapt and grow as a recruiter in order to overcome these. There is a great team and atmosphere at HRS which makes the role extremely enjoyable.

Interesting fact: I have a strong interest in fertility. Before I joined HRS, I used to work in the lab as a trained Andrologist.

Awards:
Consultants Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2017-2018
Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2015-2016
Highly Commended for Recruitment Consultant of the Year, IRP Awards 2016
Chris Amey
Finance Director
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working at HRS because it’s a growing, ambitious company with a great team of talented, like-minded professionals.

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.
Ben Hamlin
Senior Client Relationship Manager
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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!

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.
Georgia Walden
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Georgia is a Recruitment Consultant 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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

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!

Awards:
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 and Winner of Recruiter of the Year, IRP Awards 2019
Rachel Smart
Contracts and Compliance Officer
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
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.

Interesting fact: Whilst out celebrating my 21st birthday, I met Olly Murrs. He was happy to be in many photos of me and my friends. I was also one of seven people to fit into a Smart car at the same time.
David Powell
Senior Recruitment Manager – Scientific Technology
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

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.
Christopher Carey
Managing Consultant
Christopher spent a number of years in recruitment, specialising in the Financial Services sector, prior to joining the HRS team as a Senior Recruitment Consultant. He has a thorough understanding of the recruitment industry and since joining HRS has specialised in recruiting for Senior Quality Assurance and Qualified Person (QP) appointments. Christopher was a founding member of the Future Leaders Group until recently when he was promoted to Managing Consultant of the QA team.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working for HRS as I am able to utilise my experience to help people secure a new role whilst learning all about the different aspects of the science profession. What makes my job even more enjoyable is being surrounded by some amazing people that have a real passion in what we do.

Interesting fact: I completed my first marathon in London 2019 in a time of 4hours 15minutes. This has given me a keen interest in running and am planning on running a different marathon each year.

Awards:
Consultant of the Year, HRS Awards 2016-2017
Haseena Mooncey
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Haseena works within the Contract division at HRS. She graduated with a first in her Business Economics degree. Before joining HRS, she was working in the Contact Centre for a pharmaceutical firm.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working with such a wide variety of candidates. It’s such a good feeling knowing that I am making a difference to their lives. I also love the team that I work with, the office environment is great.

Interesting fact: I like to talk a lot, so I challenged myself to a 24 hour digital and physical silence. Somehow I managed to complete it and raised £1,100 for the UN Refugee Appeal. Not speaking for such a long period for someone like me and not using your phone for Snapchat is more challenging than I thought.

Awards:
Shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year, IRP Awards 2019
Marcus Rossi
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Marcus is a Recruitment Consultant at HRS. He graduated university with a first class degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
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.

Interesting fact: I played football for Ipswich and Watford Academy and County Level Under 18’s before going to university.

Awards:
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2016-2017
Laura Fellowes
Marketing Assistant
Laura has a variety of experience in customer and client facing roles. She has recently joined the Marketing team at HRS to support with social media, events and other marketing duties.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

Interesting fact: Alongside Marketing, Laura also works in the Beauty industry, where she has done everything from fashion shoots to wedding day makeup.

Awards:
Supporter of the Year, HRS Awards 2018-2019
Debra Fong
Remote Recruitment Consultant
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

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.
Ben Hughes
Remote Recruitment Consultant
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I believe in the personal and honest service HRS offers to make a positive contribution to recruitment in life science.

Interesting fact: When I am not recruiting, you can find me on a rugby pitch.
Georgina Beer
Recruitment Consultant
Georgina is a recruitment consultant for HRS in the Biology team. She recently graduated from The University of Sheffield with a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and Genetics. Georgina chose to work in recruitment because although she loves science, she couldn’t see herself working hands-on in a laboratory.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working at HRS because it allows me to keep in touch with the science while making a difference in another way. I get to talk to some amazing people every day and help place scientists and anyone remotely involved in science in roles that have the potential to improve their life as well as others further down the line.

Interesting fact: I am a keen ski slalom racer – I have in fact raced as part of Team England when I was in year 13.
Luke Sandilands
Senior Consultant (Contract) Manchester
Luke has over 7 years recruitment experience in the contract market across multiple sectors. Luke is an honest, reliable recruiter who is excited by tech advances in the live science sector. He holds a CertRP qualification and has previously worked as a qualified accountant.

Interesting fact: I spent 3 months on a road trip in a GT mustang across the west coast and I’ve visited Vegas 5 times!
Olivia Toombs
Office Manager
Olivia joined the HRS team in 2020 and is a key player in the smooth running of the Loughton Office. Since 2011 she has successfully and efficiently supported the running of sales, administration and HR functions within recruitment and property investment sectors.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working at HRS because I feel the business has great values and is more than just a recruitment agency. The company’s contribution to life sciences is making a difference in the world and I am proud to be apart of it!

Interesting fact: I was a competitive gymnast until I was 16.
Edward McNulty
Recruitment Consultant
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

Interesting fact: I took a helicopter tour of the Island, when I holidayed in Hawaii.

Awards:
Team of the Year, HRS Awards 2018-2019
Christina Giakou
Recruitment Consultant
Christina is a Recruitment Consultant, within the Commercial team. She graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc in Biological Sciences

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

Interesting fact: I went for snowboarding in Siberia.
Savannah Adams
Recruitment Consultant
Savannah is a recruitment consultant at HRS. She graduated with a Biochemistry Degree from Nottingham Trent University. During her time at university, she worked as a project support officer for Interactingames where she helped implement a new 3D learning platform that can be used to support learning through serious gaming learning technology.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I chose recruitment and specifically HRS so that I can contribute directly and make a difference to R&D in the life science sector without being in the lab all day. As an extrovert, I enjoy that I get to talk to a variety of stakeholders in the life science industry via this job at HRS.

Interesting fact: I used to run 1500m for Air Cadets England.
Rachel Benjamin
Recruitment Consultant
Rachel graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences and specialised in Vascular Biology and Pathology and Endocrine

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working for HRS because I like the idea of placing someone in a position where they could really make a difference to people’s lives. I also really enjoy the working environment here.

Interesting fact: I love horse riding but have had many accidents including being thrown against a fence by one.
Natasha Hodson
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Natasha is a Senior Consultant specialising in Permanent Technical recruitment. She has a Masters in Business and started her career in recruitment 2 weeks before she graduated. Natasha has now worked in recruitment for a number of years, starting in Medical, moving into Marketing and Digital and now in Technical recruitment.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy Hyper Recruitment Solutions because I feel like their values really match my own and I believe that what we do here changes lives! The best thing about working here is the energy in the office and the team spirit.

Interesting fact: I enjoy lifting weights and can squat 90 kilos
Andrew Meade
Assistant Accountant
Andrew is part of the finance team at HRS. Prior to joining, he worked in recovery auditing for over six years, identifying and recovering previously-lost revenue for a number of major retailers while also helping to improve their procurement-to-payment cycles, before successfully completing a master's degree in Professional Accountancy in 2018.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy supporting the life-changing work being performed by candidates placed in the science and technology sectors, as well as working in an ambitious, growing business where

Interesting fact: I’m a big football fan, and in addition to regularly playing 5-a-side and holding a season ticket at West Ham United, I once lifted the European Cup while on holiday in Barcelona.
Chloe Barnett
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Chloe is a Senior Recruitment Consultant 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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working for HRS because of the exciting roles I get to fill whilst helping candidates and clients within an interesting industry.

Interesting fact: I’ve met the Queen!
Elliott Harvey
Recruitment Consultant
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at 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.

Interesting fact: I’m 6ft6 but can’t slam dunk when I play basketball.
Fabio Roque
Recruitment Consultant
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.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I chose to work at HRS because of their ethical values towards recruitment. Not only is everyone in the office valued for their personal qualities, but every single candidate and client is valued on a personal level

Interesting fact: I was a ballroom dancer when I was a child.
Hajrah Mustafa
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Hajrah graduated with an International Relations degree and has 7 years of experience in the retail beauty industry. Hajrah then started a career in recruitment at HRS and is based in the Manchester office

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working for HRS because of the strong values the company holds as well as how friendly and welcoming the team are, it is like a small family!

Interesting fact: I was on Question Time in 2017
Lucy Jones
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Lucy graduated from the University of Sussex in Brighton where she studied Psychology with Business Management. She worked in the events industry for over two years where she worked at various events such as royal ascot, festivals, press releases, red carpet events and sports fixtures. Since graduating Lucy started a career in recruitment with HRS.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I’m working at HRS because I love the fact we are changing people’s lives every day and putting people into their dream roles. I love the fact the company has really great values and this is something I really appreciate as an employer. I am happy to be part of a growing successful company

Interesting fact: I have 4 pet chickens named after the spice girls
Jogesh Bowry
Recruitment Consultant
Jogesh is a trainee recruitment consultant. He completed his Masters of Chemistry at the University of Southampton. Jogesh performed his masters research project at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and later got listed as an author on a scientific journal for work.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I am working at HRS because although I thoroughly enjoy science, working in a lab environment doesn’t suit my personality. I wanted a role that was more interpersonal and involved working with people on a regular basis.

Interesting fact: I’ve played and coached mens Lacrosse for over 13 years.
Sarah Audit
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Sarah AuditI graduated from Swansea University studying Biochemistry and Genetics. Since graduating Sarah started a career in recruitment at HRS. Previously she worked as a waitress and gained much customer experience.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working at HRS because the people and I enjoy the role because I like talking to different people everyday.

Interesting fact: I once worked at Kensington Palace and saw the Queen (she’s really small)
Huseyn Hajiyev
Recruitment Consultant
Huseyn is a Recruitment Consultant at HRS. He has a degree in Biomedical Science from University of Anglia Ruskin. Previously to his role at HRS Huseyn has worked as a Barman, Retail assistant and Tour guide.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
The reason I like working in HRS is because everyone is very helpful and help create a friendly competitive environment.

Interesting fact: I love fortnite 2
Abby McMaster
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Abby works in the Manchester Office for HRS. She took her degree in Human Physiology at The Univeristy of Liverpool but is originally from Belfast. Previous to working at HRS Abby has 3 years experience in retail

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working for HRS as I like speaking to people from different backgrounds especially the science sectors

Interesting fact: I travelled to South Africa for a month to play hockey
Rachel Leong
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Rachel started a career at HRS in recruitment having graduated from the University of York with a BSc in Chemistry, Green Principles and Sustainable Processes. She previously worked as an Events Coordinator, Sales Assistant and at a COVID-19 Test and Trace centre on behalf of the NHS.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I love working for HRS because the structured training scheme is very professional and I love the social working environment.

Interesting fact: I have an Australian Citizenship but was born in Malaysia and flew on my first plane when I was two months old