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Hyper Recruitment Solutions
Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
Eve Hegarty
Eve Hegarty
Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis
Sandy Chander
Sandy Chander
Gary Eldridge
Tara O'Brien
Despina Kefala
Christopher Carey
Georgia St John-Smith
Greg Hammond
David Powell
Georgia Walden
Chris Sowden
Emily Thom
Marcus Rossi
Sarah Adeniji
Chris Amey
Rachel Smart
Edward McNulty
Christina Giakou
Laura Fellowes
Ben Hughes
Debra Fong
Haseena Mooncey
Georgina Beer
Jamila Sbila
Alex Dobson
Sam Frestle
Lucie McGrath
Aliyah Ilheanacho
Rhys Evans
Stuart Thomson
Ben Walsh
Jessica McLachlan
Andrew Meade
Danielle Conway
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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:
UK, Gamechanger of the Year, ACQ Global Awards 2018
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:
Consultant of the Year 2017-2018, HRS Awards
Team of the Year 2015-2016, HRS Awards
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
Gary Eldridge
Contract Recruitment Manager
Gary has developed a vast amount of experience within the contract recruitment market since 2008 and joined HRS to focus on growing the contracts division. Gary has worked across and set up a number of niche markets within the recruitment industry in the UK and internationally. He works closely with the Quality, Regulatory and Engineering teams to provide interim and contract solutions to our clients.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
The honest approach the business has to recruitment.

Interesting fact: Karaoke King!

Awards:
Team of the Year 2016-2017, HRS Awards
Sales Success of the Year 2015-2016, HRS Awards
Despina Kefala
Senior Recruitment Consultant
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 2017-2018, HRS Awards
Consultant of the Year 2015-2016, HRS Awards
IRP Highly Commended Recruitment Consultant of the Year 2016
Christopher Carey
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Christopher spent a number of years in recruitment before joining the HRS team as a Senior Recruitment Consultant, therefore he knows the industry extremely well.

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 am part of the Broxbourne Badgers. 2015/16 Saturday Premier Division, undefeated, champions

Awards:
Consultant of the Year 2016-2017, HRS Awards
Georgia St John-Smith
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Georgia works within our interim Contracts Division, focusing on Quality Assurance (including QP's) and Validation. She previously worked in contract recruitment across various sectors including the NHS and local authorities. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University with an upper 2:1 in Economics, Politics and International Relations BA (Hons).

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working for HRS because I’m constantly engaging with people and seeking to better professional careers and ultimately, find the right candidate for the right role.

Interesting fact: I’m a huge football fan and support Leicester City - yes I’m from Leicester. I’m also a former cheerleader and organised a charity calendar for 2016.

Awards:
Shortlisted, IRP Temporary Recruitment Consultant of the Year 2018
Best Newcomer 2016-17, HRS Awards
Team of the Year 2016-2017, HRS Awards
Shortlisted, IRP Recruitment Consultant of the Year 2016
Greg Hammond
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Greg is a graduate with an MSc in Managing the Environment and a BSc in Biochemistry from Aberystwyth University. He joined HRS to utilise his knowledge within the Life Sciences industry and to help people progress into their ideal career.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working in a competitive environment and working with likeminded people who are like myself, passionate about science.

Interesting fact: I achieved fifth place in the British Universities Creek Race in Scotland. I also play golf to a handicap of five. I also shared a box at a Chelsea football game with Samuel L Jackson.

Awards:
Team of the Year 2017-2018, HRS Awards
Consultants Consultant of the Year 2016-2017, HRS Awards
Best Newcomer 2015-2016, HRS Awards
Team of the Year 2015-2016, HRS Awards
David Powell
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.
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:
Team of the Year 2017-2018, HRS Awards
Sales Success of the Year 2017-2018, HRS Awards
Chris Sowden
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Chris specialises in recruiting for Quality Assurance in the Pharmaceutical sector. He joined HRS after completing a Biochemistry degree at Oxford University.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I joined HRS because it provides me with a platform to impact the science industry whilst enabling me to meet people actually working on real life projects that ultimately make a difference to people’s lives. I enjoying helping the industry without having to spend all my time in the lab, which I knew wasn’t for me.

Interesting fact: I spent 12 months of my Masters project researching how drugs such as cocaine enter the brain to explore if there was a key to curing diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Emily Thom
Recruitment Consultant
Emily supports the Biopharma industry with lab based positions from R&D through to manufacturing. She studied Microbiology in Edinburgh and worked with a PhD student for eight weeks studying the potential of using Salmonella as a transport vector for cancer therapeutics.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
Working for HRS means I have the opportunity to change someone’s life, help graduates start their careers and it also allows me to work with companies who are researching and creating drugs that are benefiting the lives of many.

Interesting fact: I travelled to Kenya for five weeks to teach first aid and on my return, I saved someone’s life using the skills I gained in Africa.
Marcus Rossi
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 2016-2017
Sarah Adeniji
Recruitment Consultant
Sarah started working at HRS straight after completing her MSc degree in International Trade and Logistics from Oxford Brookes University. She recruits within the permanent side of Validation and Process Engineering within the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industry.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
Every day is different, I work alongside like-minded people who want to do amazing things in the world and are hungry to succeed. I speak to people with varied professional experience which allows me to build my knowledge within engineering.

Interesting fact: During my time as a Committee Member for a youth group, we had a visit from Theresa May back when she was a Minister. She asked me what the Child Line number was. I didn’t know, so she didn’t talk to me!

Awards:
Highly Commended Best Newcomer of the Year at the IRP Awards 2018
Best Newcomer 2017-2018, HRS Awards
Chris Amey
Financial Controller
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ben Hughes
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.
Debra Fong
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.
Haseena Mooncey
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.
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.
Jamila Sbila
Recruitment Consultant
Jamila works in the engineering team focusing on manufacturing and production in pharma and life science companies. She worked as a Ski Rep during university and brought students out to resort. Also, Jamila worked at a charity for 4 years doing everything from fundraising to finance.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I joined HRS because I love changing people’s lives by providing an opportunity to strive in a new work environment

Interesting fact: I climbed Mount Fuji in Japan.
Alex Dobson
Recruitment Consultant
Alex is a recruitment consultant at HRS and specialises in Commercial. He is from Newbury in Berkshire, studied at University of Leeds where he got a 1st class Master’s degree (Hons). 1 of those years Alex spent studying abroad in Calgary, Canada. After university he went on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car graduate scheme to gain some sales and business experience before travelling several countries in Asia for 3 months.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working at HRS because the atmosphere in the office between all the recruiters, really does feel like one big family from management all the way down to academy. I chose recruitment because it allows me to use my sales and communication skills whilst still using my passion for science and chemistry.

Interesting fact: I used to regularly perform in musicals, come find me for an ‘I’d do anything’ rendition.
Sam Frestle
Recruitment Consultant
Sam is a recruitment consultant at HRS, on a placement year from the University of Lincoln where he is studying Business Finance. Sam chose recruitment due to the lively environment, where his role is different every day.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working at HRS because the people here are fun and friendly and theres a good office banter

Interesting fact: I'm a a big belieber!!
Lucie McGrath
Recruitment Consultant
Lucie is based in the Manchester office supporting the IT sector within pharmaceutical. She recently graduated with a First Class degree in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry at the university of Manchester Metropolitan.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I like working at HRS because I am able to use my scientific background in a commercial environment, and ultimately give back to the sectors that can really make a difference to people’s lives. HRS has an extremely friendly culture, working with a team of people who love their job.

Interesting fact: Worked as a part-time chef for over seven years before starting at HRS
Aliyah Ilheanacho
Recruitment Consultant
Aliyah is working in the contract team specialising in QA at HRS after graduating with a BSc in Biological Sciences at Plymouth university last year.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I decided to join HRS as it allows me to combine my scientific knowledge while having the opportunity to help change people’s lives and really make an impact in the recruitment industry.

Interesting fact: I used to compete for Wales as a gymnast and trained for 9 years
Rhys Evans
Recruitment Consultant
Rhys specialises in permanent Quality Assurance positions at HRS. He holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and has previously worked as a Research Assistant for MicroPharm.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I joined HRS because everyone is very personable and friendly. Its great to be surrounded by a team that love their job.

Interesting fact: I played Welsh Division 1 rugby before coming to HRS.
Stuart Thompson
Recruitment Consultant
Stuart specialises in life science and biology roles at HRS Edinburgh. He joined HRS straight after graduating from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Pharmacology.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I love working for HRS because of the ethos of changing lives with each placement we make!

Interesting fact: I spent 3 years working at a summer camp in the USA!
Ben Walsh
Recruitment Consultant
Ben is the Formulation and R&D Chemistry Specialist here at HRS. Covering areas such as Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care / Cosmetics and FMCG markets. He decided to pursue a career in recruitment after graduating with a BSc in Chemistry having the desire to use his technical knowledge in a commercial environment.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I enjoy working for HRS because of the great atmosphere among the team and the excitement of aiding others in their job search.

Interesting fact: I used to be a data and telecoms engineer before starting with HRS
Jessica McLachlan
Recruitment Consultant
Jessica is a Trainee Scientific Recruitment Consultant at HRS specialising in Scotland. She studied Biomedical Science with a focus on Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh and has stayed there since as it’s such a beautiful and vibrant city.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
Jessica likes working for HRS as she love the balance of using my passion and interest in science with meeting, talking to and helping a variety of people find their dream role.

Interesting fact: I used to live in Australia and spent my third year of Uni there exploring everything down under has to offer
Andrew Meade
Accounts Assistant
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?
Andy enjoys 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 I have opportunities to progress in my own career.

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.
Tara O'Brien
Associate Recruitment Director
Tara is an Associate Director at HRS with a focus on Senior Commercial appointments including Sales, Marketing and Communications; Tara has a broad recruitment background spanning over 25 years, from Accounting & Finance to IT&T. In the last 7 years Tara has specialised in Commercial Life Science & Healthcare markets.

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I joined HRS to be part of a successful, thriving business with great people!

Interesting fact: I lived in Melbourne, Australia, for 10 years and have an unusual accent; in fact my 3 siblings & I all have different accents!
Danielle Conway
Talent and Operations Officer
Danielle started off her career as an Office Manager/Personal Assistant where she spent years gaining an abundance of knowledge and experience. She also worked as a Recruitment Consultant for numerous years building up a reputable client and candidate base. Danielle is joining HRS as our Talent and Operations Officer where she will be assisting with our back office operations as well as searching for our future Life Changers!

What do you enjoy the most about working at HRS?
I chose to join HRS as they function in such a unique way to other businesses within the Recruitment industry and really value all staff members. Plus it’s refreshing to be surrounded with so many great people that have such a passion for what they do.

Interesting fact: I absolutely love Simply Red and have been to nearly every concert in London that they’ve had since I’ve been old enough to remember!