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Richard East

Founder, RE Group, Management

In 2001 Richard founded RE Recruitment and over the years has expanded it to become a multisector recruitment agency. With his ability to visualise and identify opportunities in an everchanging business landscape, he motivates the team around him. Richard takes a lot of pride in seeing people’s careers develop within RE and he has learnt the value of having the best people around him.

Away from the company he enjoys country sports, football, and cooking and entertaining.

Richard’s best piece of career advice is you are more likely to make a success of your career doing something you love so to figure out what that is and go for it.

James Gibbs

Group Managing Director, RE Group, Management

James has 21 years of recruitment experience and joined RE 18 years ago. Remaining calm in high pressure environments has enabled James to make rational decisions to achieve the best outcomes. Since being at RE James has learnt to thrive in the recruitment sector by thinking ahead and adapting to the changing market conditions. James enjoys finding solutions to challenging recruitment needs for clients.

In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his children, taking part in outdoor sports and going to the horse races.

James’ best piece of career advice is to keep learning and don’t be afraid to step out of you comfort zone.

Mark Norton

Head of Operations, Cheltenham

With just under 20 years of recruitment experience, Mark has gained knowledge and expertise in multiple recruitment disciplines. The flexibility of RE allows him to use his innovative approach to structure solutions to challenges. He has found many opportunities for the company to grow and has recently expanded our overseas division. Since being at RE he has broadened his experience and client base which now includes C suite executives as well as the occasional farmer or grower.

Outside of work he likes to spend time with his family, and he plays hockey, representing Wales O45 level in both a World Cup and European Championships.

Marks best piece of career advice is you must work hard to be successful so go above and beyond what you think your role is.

James Smith

Head of Sales and Client Relationships, Management

James has been at RE for 9 years and during his time within the company he has learnt that active listening and maintaining a positive attitude is invaluable in cultivating enduring relationships with clients. He finds bringing on new clients invigorating and loves to nurture the initial connection into a strong partnership.

In his free time James enjoys spending time with his daughter, watching the football, and playing golf.

James’ best piece of career advice is to maintain a positive attitude, even in challenging situations and constantly demonstrate a strong work ethic, reliability, and dedication to your job responsibilities.

Lucy Dowie

Onboarding and Training Manager, Cheltenham

With over 20 years of recruitment, management and training experience, Lucy works with the executive board to practice her coaching techniques and help embed a coaching culture within the organisation. She is passionate about bringing on consultants with no experience and supporting them to become successful in their careers, and since November she has been studying for her Level 7 Executive Coaching Qualification.

Aside from work she enjoys trail running and spending time with her three sons.

Lucy’s best piece of career advice is to do something that you are passionate about.


Hayley Morris

Head of Professional Services, Cheltenham

With over 20 years of recruitment experience, Hayley uses her extensive knowledge to lead the professional services division at RE. She loves to see teams and individuals develop and become successful and believes that team ethic is a vital part of success. She uses her skills of people development and client relationships to get the best possible outcome from people and to push them for great results.

During her free time, she enjoys walking in the Cotswolds and socialising with her friends and family.

Hayley’s best piece of career advice is don’t be reliant on other people, forge your own success and career path. Don’t be scared to take a chance to push yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.

Ed Bryant

Regional Manager, Cheltenham

Blanka Polczyk

Senior Accounts Manager, Cheltenham

Zonnie Burton

Marketing Manager, Cheltenham

Ella Skura

Branch Manager, Worcester

Jasmine Fortey

Branch Manager, Hereford

Marcin Jaworski

Assistant Branch Manager, Hereford

Sadie Kent

Recruitment Team Manager, Cheltenham

Rhys Jones

Recruitment Team Manager, Cheltenham

Jill Wanklyn

Team Manager (Professional Services) , Cheltenham

Thomas Grayland

Operations and Technical Manager, Cheltenham

Emilia Trzcinka

Compliance Manager (AICA), Cheltenham

With an Advance Certificate in Business Compliance, Emilia heads up the compliance team that supports RE Recruitment & Safehands Recruitment. Emilia has extensive knowledge and official training on the GLAA Licensing Standards by ALP, Tackling Modern Slavery in UK businesses by Stronger Together, as well as Investigative Interviewing Skills by GLAA representatives. Emilia’s experience is also backed by a BTEC L3 Diploma in Business and Administration, Bachelor degree in Marketing and Management and Masters in General Management. In her spare time, Emilia likes to read crime books and runs regularly.

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