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

Founder & MD

Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson

Paul Thomson

Founder & MD

About me...

Committed to providing support for our dedicated team and delivering a high level of service to our candidates and clients. I continue to learn new skills and ensure that I stay up to date with the latest innovations in recruitment and tech.

 

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

Nathan Terry
Nathan Terry

Nathan Terry

Associate Director

Nathan Terry
Nathan Terry

Nathan Terry

Associate Director

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.

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

Operations Manager

Georgia Keogh
Georgia Keogh

Georgia Keogh

Operations 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…  a pilot…bit of a difference

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

Aleyna Thompson
Aleyna Thompson

Aleyna Thompson

Marketing Coordinator

Aleyna Thompson
Aleyna Thompson

Aleyna Thompson

Marketing Coordinator

About me...

I oversee all the marketing activities including social media management, email marketing, and all that jazz.

If I hadn’t chosen recruitment I would be… a travel blogger

Life Mantra… I’ll start on Monday

Technology I couldn’t live without… my telly

Office drink of choice… coffee. The occasional peppermint tea if I’m feeling too coffeed

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!

Liam Anderson
Liam Anderson

Liam Anderson

Managing Consultant

Liam Anderson
Liam Anderson

Liam Anderson

Managing Consultant

About me...

I’m a Managing 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…  PS5, I spend a scarily amount of time playing on this in my free time.

Office drink of choice… Tea 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.

Jonathan Petch
Jonathan Petch

Jonathan Petch

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Jonathan Petch
Jonathan Petch

Jonathan Petch

Senior Recruitment Consultant

About me...

I currently head up the mid-level sales division covering all aspects of IT and Tech.

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

Garry Stewart
Garry Stewart

Garry Stewart

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Garry Stewart
Garry Stewart

Garry Stewart

Senior 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.

Kaleem Zaman
Kaleem Zaman

Kaleem Zaman

Recruitment Consultant - International team

Kaleem Zaman
Kaleem Zaman

Kaleem Zaman

Recruitment Consultant - International team

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. I work with Jake and Kaleem on delivering an excellent recruitment service to technology sales professionals across the globe.

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.

Kurtis Rayner
Kurtis Rayner

Kurtis Rayner

Senior Recruitment Consultant - International

Kurtis Rayner
Kurtis Rayner

Kurtis Rayner

Senior Recruitment Consultant - International

About me...

My role at ESP consist of placing senior sales people in leading technology organisations throughout EMEA and the USA. Being focused on the business development side of the role I have established great relationships with key decision makers in everything from Pre-IPO software vendors to multinational cyber security companies. I pride myself on being honest and transparent, ensuring a great outcome for our clients and candidates.

Life Mantra… Do what makes you happy.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be…Helicopter pilot

Technology I couldn’t live without…  PlayStation

Office drink of choice…  Coffee, milk in first with no sugar please…

When I’m not at ESP you’ll find me… Watching the mighty Manchester City or travelling to new cities around the world.

Chloe Lewis
Chloe Lewis

Chloe Lewis

Talent Consultant

Chloe Lewis
Chloe Lewis

Chloe Lewis

Talent Consultant

About me...

Young and ambitious Sales consultant, striving to break more records in my recruitment career this year and become the Top Female Biller in ESP’s History.

If this wasn’t my job, I would be… in Spain in the sun.

Technology I couldn’t live without…my iPhone in general, I could work from my phone alone… otherwise I would become a recluse!

Office drink of choice… Hazelnut Cappucino or a nice cold beer on a Friday!

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 on gin.

Laura Bennett
Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett

Talent Consultant

Laura Bennett
Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett

Talent Consultant

About me...

I’m a Talent Consultant at ESP, recruiting for the European market. I’ve got a couple of years of experience in recruitment prior to ESP, and excited to get stuck into a brand new market!
If I hadn’t chosen recruitment I would be… An events planner, I live for parties
Life Mantra… Believe you can and you’re halfway there
Technology I couldn’t live without… YouTube
Office Drink… Cup of tea, brewed for at least 2 mins NO ONE likes a brew that tastes like dishwater 🙂
When I’m not at ESP… I’ll be in the Peak District camping (some may say it’s glamping though)

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.

How I Grew my Career at ESP to Managing a Whole Division

We spoke to our Divisional Manager for the cyber security field, Nathan Terry, about his journey at ESP and how he came to achieve this recent promotion.

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