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Alex Watson

Recruitment Consultant

Alex Watson

A bit about me:

I’m a massive Manchester United fan. In fact, I love watching and playing pretty much any sport. I also enjoy spending time with family and going to bars and gigs with my friends. In the office, I specialise in Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain across the Midlands.

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Harri Walker

Recruitment Consultant

Harri Walker

A bit about me:

I’m a bit of a country bumpkin but not afraid of a party in the city. I’m also lucky enough to own a horse who I compete, and two dogs called Boris and Freddie. I commute a long, long way into work and although recruitment isn’t something I’ve wanted to do since I was little, coming […]

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Holly Shaw

Recruitment Consultant

Holly Shaw

A bit about me:

After spending two years travelling around Australia and New Zealand, I then took on a job doing direct sales. Silven is my first office-based job! Travelling is a huge passion of mine, so I look forward to the flexibility and travel opportunities Silven can offer me.

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Adam Tilbury

Recruitment Consultant

Adam Tilbury

A bit about me:

I began my working life in teaching and quickly realised it wasn’t for me. Since starting at Silven in 2019, I haven’t looked back. As an avid sports fan, I’m naturally competitive, which is great when it comes to sales and recruiting. I’m also a lifelong Manchester City supporter but it’s got to be said, […]

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Bobby Fiddaman

Recruitment Consultant

Bobby Fiddaman

A bit about me:

I’m crazy for music – in particular music in Manchester, which was a major factor in me making the move to the city. I love my job, like most people I didn’t grow up wanting to be a recruiter but now I couldn’t imagine doing any other Job.

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Max Cable

Executive Consultant

Max Cable

A bit about me:

I’ve been at Silven since the beginning and can safely say that I still love what I do, even after all these years. Having worked for a large corporate business before, I love the flexibility that Silven offers – including working from home in Norfolk. To relax, I enjoy gardening and spending time outside.

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Amy Griffith

Managing Consultant

Amy Griffith

A bit about me:

When I started at Silven I didn’t for one minute think I’d achieve what I did in my first year. There were highs and lows, but it’s made me into the person I am today. Numerous boozy lunch clubs and three promotions later and I can honestly say joining Silven was the best decision ever. […]

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Gilbert Gregory

Recruitment Consultant

Gilbert Gregory

A bit about me:

In work, I’m a specialist: Technical and NPD in the North West. Out of work, I’m a jack-of-all-trades: acting, tennis, local politics etc. I excel at none of them, apart from arguing on Twitter, which I remain unbeaten at.

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Keeley Grindrod

Recruitment Consultant

Keeley Grindrod

A bit about me:

When I was 22 I went on holiday for two weeks… and stayed for 10 years. My time in Spain made me fall in love with food and cooking (and I’m partial to the odd glass of wine too!). At Silven, we talk about food all day – this job was literally made for me!

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Dominic Jones

Recruitment Consultant

Dominic Jones

A bit about me:

Ops, Engineering and Supply Chain are my meat and drink (pardon the pun). Yorkshire (God’s own country) and the North is where I apply my trade. Being from Yorkshire myself helps, a calming accent often means that clients and candidates come out of their shell!

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Jez / Jeremy Pierce

Sales Director

Jez / Jeremy Pierce

A bit about me:

I absolutely love recruitment. AND the food industry. Most of all, I love it when I meet someone who blows me away. I love picking up the phone to people who might be able to use that kind of skillset, and getting through to them as they just happen to need someone. I also love […]

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John Pollard

Recruitment Manager

John Pollard

A bit about me:

As one of the founding team members at Silven, I manage the permanent recruitment team. With more than 20 years in the industry – 15 of these in food and drink – I have a vast network of candidates and clients alike. I used to recruit for IT sales but I wasn’t passionate about it. Food, […]

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Ian Simkins

Managing Director / Owner

Ian Simkins

A bit about me:

I’ve been recruiting in the food and drink sector for a while – since 1996 to be truthful! I can still remember faxing CVs, and having to wait for the advert response to arrive by post. Those were the good old days!! I set up Silven from my kitchen and still can’t believe how far […]

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Chris Wright

Office Manager

Chris Wright

A bit about me:

Some might say I’m the glue that sticks Silven together. Basically, I run the office and look after everyone! From invoicing, accounts and credit control to IT, telephony and databases – I’ve also been known to try my hand at the odd bit of office DIY. 

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