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About Silven

The Food and Drink Recruitment Specialists

In a nutshell..

For our Clients we work exceptionally hard to ensure we find you the talent you need to solve your challenges and improve your business and to represent you professionally in the marketplace.

For Candidates we work equally hard to ensure we present only relevant career opportunities to you and to ensure that you are fully prepared to present yourself in the best light to our clients.

Our people are true experts in their markets. They live, eat (food & drink team literally) and breathe their specialist areas and are well connected within them. This means they save you time and money by providing you advice based on experience and knowledge… competitor information, salary advice, availability of talent and so on…
Silven Scientific provides recruitment services to clients from a range of industries in the scientific field; including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, chemicals, polymers, contract testing and FMCG.

Our dedicated team provide both permanent and interim staff at all levels. Our aim is to provide candidates that will make a difference to you and your company. We can fill any Laboratory, R&D, Technical, Quality, Regulatory, Operations, Production or Technical Sales roles that you have and often work with exclusive candidates who are not registered with other agencies.

So if you want an effective smooth process provided by personable, capable Consultants then give us a call: 0161 832 7463 and ask to speak to Ian Simkins or email ian.simkins@silven.co.uk

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Our Clients

Silven The Benefits

It’s up to you. Our current top performer joined us in 2012 with an overdraft and a student loan around his neck and his partner and a new born baby to support. His results have been exceptional and he now earns a significant package, no longer has an overdraft and has moved into a new home with his growing family. He smiles a lot.

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  • For Our Clients

    For our Clients we work exceptionally hard to ensure we find you the talent you need to solve your challenges and improve your business and to represent you professionally in the marketplace.

  • For Candidates

    For Candidates we work equally hard to ensure we present only relevant career opportunities to you and to ensure that you are fully prepared to present yourself in the best light to our clients.

  • For Our People

    Our people are true experts in their markets. They live, eat (food & drink team literally) and breathe their specialist areas and are well connected within them. This means they save you time and money by providing you advice based on experience and knowledge… competitor information, salary advice, availability of talent and so on…

Meet Our Team


Unlike many companies, our values provide the template for how we operate across the business i.e. what we expect of our team members, how we decide who to recruit for ourselves, through our internal performance reviews and as an ethos that drives Silven.

We believe if we continually implement our values effectively then everybody benefits…our own team members, our clients and our candidates.

Ian Simkins

Managing Director

Ian Simkins

A bit about me:

Ian set up the business in 2011 after seeing a niche in the market for a dedicated food and drink recruitment business. With 20 years’ experience in recruitment, Ian has a vast network and genuinely loves what he does. He says, “After over 20 years in the industry, it’s...

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Rob Bishop

Director

Rob Bishop

A bit about me:

With 30 years’ in recruitment, Rob has extensive experience in various industries, including serving clients nationally in food, drink and science. He has been a director at Silven since its inception and focuses on leadership and excellence training and mentoring for our consultants. Rob enjoys meeting clients, touring factories...

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Gary Goldsmith

Non-Executive Director

Gary Goldsmith

A bit about me:

With 31 years’  in recruitment, Gary is a true character of the professional recruitment and talent management arena. Considered an innovator in the recruitment space, Gary is the founder of the Recruitment Director’s Lunch Club and arguably the best recruitment advisor in the UK today. Gary says, “Silven is uniquely...

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John Pollard

Recruitment Manager - Permanent

John Pollard

A bit about me:

One of the founding team at Silven, John manages the permanent recruitment team. He also recruits for management and director-level positions across the UK, but primarily in the North West, Wales and the West Midlands. With no less than 20 years in the recruitment industry; 15 of these in...

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Wtch

"Stand out company in the world of Food Industry recruitment"

When I started interim work Jeremy was one of many recruitment consultants I spoke to. The difference? His initial and ongoing advice during those early years regards client expectations and managing my initial expectations, together with feedback on how to construct a CV and develop additional skills enabled me to gain a steady pipeline of work with clients.

Jeremy’s’ honesty, integrity and passion for the food business, along with the support of his colleagues at Silven (thank you Ian) make them a stand out company in the world of Food Industry recruitment.

Brian Park, Interim Technical Consultant

Our Reviews

We delight in putting smiles on the faces of our candidates and clients.

We’ve built strong relationships across our industry sectors providing contacts, knowledge and advice that help to develop the careers of our candidates whilst enabling our clients to realise their business plans.

To get a flavour of how we work and what we do for people, please read our candidate testimonials and client case studies.

We’re a pretty understated bunch so we’ve let others sing our praises…

90%

Customer Satisfaction

97%

Successful candidates

93%

Client Return Rate

#FoodFreaksAndGeeks

Food Freaks & Geeks is our online resource for all things food and drink. We love everything food and drink related and can often be found reviewing new products, writing industry blogs, interviewing specialists or just curating the best food and drink news from around the web.

We welcome guest posts, so feel free to get involved or get in touch!

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Silven Gives Back

At Silven we care about others.
It’s important to us as a business to not lose sight of what is going on around us.

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Charities that Silven Support:

Nelson's Journey
Macmillan Cancer Support
BBC's Children in Need
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Silven Recruitment Location

Clarence House
4 Clarence Street,
Manchester,
M2 4DW

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