Being a part of ESP means working together to achieve the best results for our candidates and clients.  All of our team work hard to achieve this every day, but we have fun while doing it!

Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson

Paul Thomson

Captain

Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson

Paul Thomson

Captain

About me...

Keeping everyone happy and having fun this includes our team, candidates & clients. Attracting ambitious people to join ESP and steering the ship through calm waters on a journey to become the most highly recommended IT recruitment company in the world! Promoting as many of the ESP team as quickly and as often as possible

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  a chef because I love cooking, especially Asian food whilst drinking red wine.

Office drink of choice…  Red wine

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  doing recruitment from home! When I’m not recruiting I’m watching sports or playing tennis, badminton and cycling with family/friends

Simon Toop
Simon Toop

Simon Toop

Director

Simon Toop
Simon Toop

Simon Toop

Director

About me...

I help both new and experienced recruiters at ESP with mainly Client side Business Development. I also help build and maintain our relationships with some of our biggest and long-standing customers including our largest account.

Life Mantra…  Success rarely goes in a straight line!

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  something that definitely involves sampling quality ales in the Lake District

Technology I couldn’t live without…  Ask my two daughters and in our house it’s an easy answer – Ipads Ipads, Ipads!

Office drink of choice…  Grade 11 Ristretto’s at the moment, gets the blood pumping round in the morning ready for a day in recruitment!

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  renovating a new house and spending as much time with family and friends as possible

James Egersdorff
James Egersdorff

James Egersdorff

Director

James Egersdorff
James Egersdorff

James Egersdorff

Director

About me...

Putting together the processes and strategies to help the Team ESP fulfil their potential and interviewing ESP stars of the future. (I can’t help do some IT Sales recruitment when I get time too!)

Life Mantra…  Treat people how you’d like to be treated yourself.

Technology I couldn’t live without…  Ceefax
Office drink of choice…  Different drinks for different needs
When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  playing footy or in the gym. Dad Bods won’t sculpt themselves
Georgia Keogh
Georgia Keogh

Georgia Keogh

Office Manager

Georgia Keogh
Georgia Keogh

Georgia Keogh

Office Manager

About me...

I manage EVERYTHING within the office and ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. Not a lot gets passed me – even when the sales team slack when putting information on our CRM!!!

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  on Love Island

Technology I couldn’t live without…  Snapchat/Instagram

Office drink of choice…  Coffee – milk, 2 sweeteners

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  in Wales

Felicity Forster
Felicity Forster

Felicity Forster

Marketing Coordinator

Felicity Forster
Felicity Forster

Felicity Forster

Marketing Coordinator

About me...

I manage the marketing for ESP, this covers everything from the website and social media to email marketing and printed collateral.  While I’m only in the office part-time we have grand plans for the expanding marketing activity at ESP.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  A wedding planner!

Office drink of choice…  Hot chocolate (with freshly whipped cream, marshmallows and a flake please!)

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Doing up my house or exploring the peak district by bike!

Jake Cassidy
Jake Cassidy

Jake Cassidy

Divisional Manager | International & Scotland

Jake Cassidy
Jake Cassidy

Jake Cassidy

Divisional Manager | International & Scotland

About me...

Leading the international and Scottish recruitment team strategically to grow our network of candidates and volume of vacancies, while also working on recruitment myself!

Technology I couldn’t live without…  Mobile, specifically for Youtube

Office drink of choice…  Espresso

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Spending time with my two boys, watching rugby or making a poor attempt at DIY!

Nathan Terry
Nathan Terry

Nathan Terry

Managing Consultant

Nathan Terry
Nathan Terry

Nathan Terry

Managing Consultant

About me...

I specialise in placing senior sales, Pre-Sales and Leadership roles in the cyber security and software space. Over the last 5 years I have developed relationships with some of the most exciting vendors in the market, helping them recruit in the UK and mainland Europe.

Technology I couldn’t live without…  Twitter

Office drink of choice…  Americano from the Nespresso machine

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  travelling the world, visiting Manchester’s best restaurants and bars, supporting Middlesbrough Football club home and away, gym, running, snooker, live sporting events.

Liam Anderson
Liam Anderson

Liam Anderson

Recruitment Consultant

Liam Anderson
Liam Anderson

Liam Anderson

Recruitment Consultant

About me...

I’m a Senior Recruitment Consultant focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on Software, Cloud, Networking and Services opportunities. I speak to a wide variety of organisations helping them find exceptional sales individuals, whilst also, help candidates take the next step in their careers.

Life Mantra…  Have a nice cold pint and wait for this all to blow over.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  Living homeless on the streets, failing to be a musician.

Technology I couldn’t live without…  PS4, I spend a scarily amount of time playing on this in my free time.

Office drink of choice…  Coffee in the office, a nice craft Lager any other time.

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Running marathons, smashing it in the gym or reading the works of Aristotle, John Locke or Thomas Payne… Only joking, I’ll be in the pub.

Ravir Grewal
Ravir Grewal

Ravir Grewal

Talent Consultant

Ravir Grewal
Ravir Grewal

Ravir Grewal

Talent Consultant

About me...

I work closely with candidates to understand their background and decipher what they’re looking to do next then present them with relevant roles which match their criteria. I also engage with clients to help them fill their headcount with the best possible people.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  A marine biologist! I’ve always found marine life, (sharks in particular!) fascinating – ideally somewhere exotic.

Office drink of choice…  I’m not fussy and will drink pretty much anything that’s put in front of me!

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  either exploring the world, campervanning or trying out some weird and wonderful new activity

Jonathan Petch
Jonathan Petch

Jonathan Petch

Recruitment Consultant

Jonathan Petch
Jonathan Petch

Jonathan Petch

Recruitment Consultant

About me...

I currently head up the mid-level sales division covering all aspects of IT and Tech with base salaries ranging from £30k-£50k.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  An international pub blogger

Office drink of choice…  A super duper coffee

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  running up a hill the morning after a night out with friends

Dominic Black
Dominic Black

Dominic Black

Recruitment Consultant

Dominic Black
Dominic Black

Dominic Black

Recruitment Consultant

About me...

My role at ESP allows me to place the best sales professionals into a number of technology and software companies. I work with small disruptive start-ups through to industry leaders across Europe with a focus on Benelux, DACH, France and the Nordics regions.

Life Mantra…  Treat others how you wish to be treated

Office drink of choice…  Pepsi or coke (I’m not fussy)

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  On a theatre stage putting on a performance or trying to decide what to read next at Waterstones.
Garry Stewart
Garry Stewart

Garry Stewart

Recruitment Consultant

Garry Stewart
Garry Stewart

Garry Stewart

Recruitment Consultant

About me...

I find and match candidates to a diverse range of senior, end-user sales positions within the technology sector to both parties’ needs, requirements, and (hopefully!) satisfaction.

Life Mantra…  Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Office drink of choice…  Water and Huel (or, as James likes to call it, Weetabix).

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  I don’t actually ever leave the premises. I’ve made my home under the ESP pool table. …But really I can usually be found either in the gym, reading, or eating a coma-inducing meal in front of the latest Netflix series.

Alice Boneham
Alice Boneham

Alice Boneham

Talent Consultant

Alice Boneham
Alice Boneham

Alice Boneham

Talent Consultant

About me...

Headhunting for leading Software and Security Vendors, focused on the US & Nordics.

Technology I can’t live without: Toaster

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  a private investigator

Office drink of choice… Double G&T hidden in my water bottle (Tip: try 5TH Earth Gin)

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me… waiting for my next ASOS delivery

Isobel Thierry-Simpson
Isobel Thierry-Simpson

Isobel Thierry-Simpson

Talent Consultant

Isobel Thierry-Simpson
Isobel Thierry-Simpson

Isobel Thierry-Simpson

Talent Consultant

About me...

Engaging in a full 360 role at ESP, I operate within both the client and candidate side of the business. As well as getting in touch with expanding technology companies, I regularly interview the best candidates currently on the market.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  A boat builder

Office drink of choice…  The spiciest Bloody Mary you can possibly make!

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Building boats!

Kurtis Rayner
Kurtis Rayner

Kurtis Rayner

Talent Consultant

Kurtis Rayner
Kurtis Rayner

Kurtis Rayner

Talent Consultant

About me...

My role at ESP is to establish new business opportunities throughout EMEA and the US. Being part of the business development team I am tasked with managing and maintaining relationships, ensuring a great outcome for our clients.

Life Mantra…  Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself today. Never doubt who you are.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  A professional Scuba Diver

Technology I couldn’t live without…  A toastie machine

Office drink of choice…  Coffee, milk in first with a quarter teaspoon of sugar please…

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Watching the mighty blues or socialising with friends and family.

Natalie Gargan
Natalie Gargan

Natalie Gargan

Recruitment Consultant

Natalie Gargan
Natalie Gargan

Natalie Gargan

Recruitment Consultant

About me...

Head hunter & business development for junior and mid-level sales recruitment

Life Mantra…  Better to seek forgiveness than permission

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…  a travel blogger

Office drink of choice…  Prosecco

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  on or planning a holiday!

Technology I couldn’t live without…  E-commerce

Chloe Lewis
Chloe Lewis

Chloe Lewis

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Chloe Lewis
Chloe Lewis

Chloe Lewis

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

About me...

I’ve just put my foot in the door, in the recruitment industry! I’m extremely excited and keen to develop my communication skills and learn to become a specialist in IT sales recruiting.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be… in Spain living a quiet life.

Technology I couldn’t live without… my iPhone in general otherwise I would become a recluse!

Office drink of choice…  Earl Grey, milky, one sugar. Or a nice bev – double rhubarb ‘n’ ginger gin with tonic, yummy.

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Hitting up Manchester Bars for fancy cocktails, or back walking in the countryside in Herefordshire my Hometown, sipping cider.

Kaleem Zaman
Kaleem Zaman

Kaleem Zaman

Recruitment Consultant

Kaleem Zaman
Kaleem Zaman

Kaleem Zaman

Recruitment Consultant

About me...

32 year old, Mancunian lad with a passion for all things recruitment. 12 months previous experience in a similar role and over 10 years experience in sales with some management. Did I mention also being a huge Man United fan.

Life Mantra – If you keep doing the same things you did yesterday, you will keep getting the same results.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be… An Astronaut!!

Office drink of choice… Has to be Vodka (I don’t like Beer) not fussed about the mixer.

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me – Watching or playing (virtually) football. I love movies and gaming (I really should grow up).

Technology I couldn’t live without… iPhone, PS4 and Bluetooth Kettle that I control with my phone. Who wants to go downstairs and flick a switch, so 1990’s.

Kyle Chadderton
Kyle Chadderton

Kyle Chadderton

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Kyle Chadderton
Kyle Chadderton

Kyle Chadderton

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

About me...

Having recently graduated from University, my position as Trainee Recruitment Consultant is my first professional role.  I am incredibly excited for my future within recruitment!

Life Mantra…  He who dares…wins!

Technology I couldn’t live without…  Good old fashioned television. I couldn’t live in a world series/movies and live sport
Office drink of choice…  Coffee
When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me…  Either watching Blackburn Rovers lose or at the pub with friends. I also like to travel to new places and going to watch live music

Career Stories

While everyone has the same destination, not all recruitment consultants follow the same path to get there. Find out about the career journey of some of our consultants before joining ESP.