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Ian Simkins

Managing Director

Ian Simkins

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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 nice to be able to still […]

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Rob Bishop

Director

Rob Bishop

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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 and gaining an understanding of the […]

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Gary Goldsmith

Non-Executive Director

Gary Goldsmith

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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 successful- it’s such a dynamic environment […]

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John Pollard

Recruitment Manager - Permanent

John Pollard

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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 food and drink, John has a […]

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Jeremy Pierce

Recruitment Manager Interim

Jeremy Pierce

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Known as Jez by his friends and us at Silven, our Interim Manager specialises in the manufacturing sector of food and drink and has been doing so for seven years. There is likely to be nothing about interim recruitment in the food and drink industries that Jez doesn’t know about. He says, “I love awesome […]

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Hannah Moore

Recruitment Consultant / Interim NPD & Packaging

Hannah Moore

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An established recruiter in her own right, Hannah has endeavoured to make a name for herself in the New Product Development and Process and Packaging Interim market. With a genuine passion for recruitment and food, it’s easy to see why she has become well known in the sectors in which she recruits. She says, “Recruiters […]

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Moin Ahmed

Recruitment Consultant / Interim Operations & Engineering

Moin Ahmed

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Moin has been with us for just over a year and has turned out to be a valuable asset to the Silven team. Specialising in Interim Operational recruitment, Moin’s ambition for his role at Silven is to be the go-to person for Operations Interims. He says, “Working in food and drink is interesting. I get […]

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Tim Black

Recruitment Consultant / Interim Technical

Tim Black

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Tim focuses on the Interim Technical market has vast experience in the recruitment space. He believes interims need to be able to make a fast impact in tough situations. He says, “The interims I work with make sure that the food we eat is safe. That’s pretty important. It’s great to know that I know […]

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Carole Hearn

Executive Consultant Permanent

Carole Hearn

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One of the founding team at Silven, Carole has 14 years’ experience in recruitment. Specialising in middle to senior management within operations, engineering, technical, NPD and supply chain roles, Carole enjoys site visits and having the opportunity to walk around food factories and seeing how the products are made. She says, “I have recruited in […]

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Max Cable

Executive Consultant Permanent

Max Cable

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One of the founding team at Silven, Max has no less than 20 years’ experience in recruitment. Specialising in Management Grade roles, Max likes to work with global businesses and watch entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality with niche products. She says, “I enjoy working with all my clients. For me it’s about knowing that […]

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Emma Hanson

Executive Consultant Permanent

Emma Hanson

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One of the founding team at Silven, Emma has extensive experience in the food and drink recruitment space. For over 14 years, she has been specialising in middle and senior management roles. She says, “It’s great that we can continue to work with brands/clients we respect and to keep learning and evolving. I want to […]

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Paul Cannon

Recruitment Consultant

Paul Cannon

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2017 is Paul’s fourth year in recruitment. He specialises in permanent food and drink in the Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Paul certainly stands out when it comes to his clients and candidates. He says, “If you are not in the food industry, you wouldn’t understand the reasons why I love it so much. It’s massive, […]

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Roberta Radzvilaviciute

Recruitment Consultant

Roberta Radzvilaviciute

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Relatively new to the industry, Roberta has stood out with her tenacity, drive and enthusiasm for recruitment. Her network is expanding daily and she is quickly becoming revered by her peers for her attitude. She recruits for operations and engineering roles in the South East. She says, “I go that extra mile to make sure both […]

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Chris Wright

Office Manager

Chris Wright

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Chris has been running the day-to-day operations at Silven since we opened our doors in 2011. Responsible for the logistics, IT, invoicing, contractor liaison, systems support, credit control and much more, Chris is invaluable when it comes to keeping the office in order. He says, “I thrive on being responsible for providing everything the team […]

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Kerry Voellner

Marketing Manager

Kerry Voellner

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Kerry manages our marketing and social media activities and can often be found planning our next charity event or team-building exercise. She enjoys planning and bringing ideas together and maximising the use of her beloved whiteboard. She says, “No day in recruitment is the same and working with a team that are dedicated to their […]

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