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Paul Atkinson

Founder

It’s a great pleasure to work with the talented team at Head. My role is to work with the leadership team (Head honchos), provide support and make sure they have the tools and resources to grow a highly successful business as well as a great place to work. My day job however, is as a Partner in a venture capital firm, Par Equity, which invests financial and intellectual capital into young companies and helping them to become successful, international, businesses.

Loves: Family, ideas, opportunity, truth, people who get things done

Hates: Arrogance, narrow mindedness, deception

Favourite word: Vacation

Favourite song: Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

Happiest memory: Watching my children grow up, among many other happy times

Paul Atkinson

Caroline Barclay

Office Administrator

I joined Head Resourcing recently as an administrator after taking a few years out to look after my young family.  It’s a really nice place to work and all the staff are really lovely and care a great deal about what they do.

Loves: My family and my lovely dog Honey.

Hates: Rude people who don’t say please and thank you

Favourite word: Sausage

Favourite song: Fairytale of New York by the Pogues

Happiest memory: All my family Christmases and holidays, I can’t really choose one favourite memory I have so many good ones.

 

Caroline Barclay

Tori Dougall

IT & Quality Manager

I look after all things tech & make sure we’re ISO 9001 compliant in all we do. Originally from Northern Ireland, but been living in & loving Edinburgh since 2002. Joined Head in 2007 to do IT Support & now well & truly one of the family here.

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Loves: A good cuppa tea & my homemade carrot cake, Saturday nights, nail polish.

Hates: Mice & when people misuse apostrophes

Favourite word: Fab

Favourite song: The Killers – Mr Brightside

Happiest memory: My wedding day & having the people that mean the most to me all there to celebrate too!

Tori Dougall

Emily Downing

Contractor Support Manager

Moved from the USA to Scotland at the end of August 2015. Having 6 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, I joined Head Resourcing as the Contractor Support Manager in July 2016.  I’m very excited to be working with such a great company and a fantastic team who’ve already made me feel right at home. The team is responsible for initial pre-engagement screening, contracts, and post-placement support and part of my role is to provide any kind of support needed to help the team succeed and help each team member grow in their career.

 

Loves: family/friends, ice-cold beer, music, sunshine, and holidays

Hate: Spiders, olives, disrespect, being late, laziness

Favourite Word: Wee – Scottish word for small (being from America, it’s a fun new word)

Favourite Song: anything Country is at the top of my list

Happiest Memory: So many amazing memories come to mind but receiving my Visa to move to Scotland to be with my love after doing distance for 1.5 years always puts a smile on my face.

 

Emily Downing

Martin Ewart

Chairman

I’m proud to be part of the Head team. My role is to ensure we deliver promises to our clients, shareholders and colleagues. I do that by supporting the team to ensure we have clear direction, a great strategy, and are growing the capabilities of the business. My passion is in delivering results, building effective partnerships and seeing people develop in their roles.

Loves: Family, Music, the outdoors, football, alignment, collaboration, great outcomes, and Lambretta Scooters

Hates: Racism, divisiveness, not keeping promises, (often) football

Favourite word: Not a word, but the sound of laughter

Favourite song: Changes all the time, but one that is always in my top 3 is “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke

Happiest memory: Family Christmas days… many of them…

 

Martin Ewart

Deborah Garner

Assistant Accountant

I joined Head in May 2014 working as part of the finance team. My role is to liaise with customers and contractors, process supplier invoices and help set up new contractors into our system.  I’m really enjoying my role, working alongside lovely people and gaining a range of new skills.

Loves:  Music, Night-time and Cake.  Yummy food, cocktails and of course Shoes!

Hates: Feet

Favourite word: Boogie

Favourite song: Not sure on favourite (there are so many) but a good go to song is Telegraph Road – Dire Straits.

Happiest memory: Travelling around Europe on trains.

 

Deborah Garner

Jenna Hamilton

Finance Manager

My team is responsible for the production and distribution of monthly management accounts together with processing invoices, paying contractors & suppliers. As part of this we analyse costs and help with budgets and forecasting. I’ve been part of the Head family since 2009 and hope to be here for many years to come.

 

Loves: Sport, BBQs, Chocolate

Hates: Rain, Waiting, Bad Spelling

Favourite word: Wheesht

Favourite song: Chris Isaak – Wicked Game

Happiest memory: The birth of my beautiful son

 

Jenna Hamilton

Katie Jankovic

Assistant Accountant

I work closely with other members of the finance team on a range of tasks including processing supplier invoices, invoicing of permanent placements and liaising with contractors and customers.

 

Loves: Summer, dancing, weddings

Hates: Scary films, meanness

Favourite word: Serendipity

Favourite song: The Cranberries “Linger”

Happiest memory: The birth of my son (cheesy but true)

Katie Jankovic

Scott Litherland

IT Support Analyst

I joined Head Resourcing in August 2016 as an IT Support Analyst. It’s my job to take care of all the tech in the organisation and to deal with the day to day IT issues.

 

Loves: Chinese food, rum and gadgets

Hates: Slow internet, traffic and coconuts

Favourite word: Pineapples

Favourite song: Hotel California – The Eagles

Happiest memory: Being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a tent, a chair and a fire

 

Scott Litherland

Callum Lyle

Finance Director

As Finance Director I need to ensure that more money comes into the company than goes out. I spend time negotiating contracts, liaising with our bankers, auditors and lawyers. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with colleagues, clients, contactors and candidates.

 

Loves: Watching and playing sport, friends and family, beetroot, cheese and chips

Hates: Inability to play golf, musical instruments and to learn a foreign language

Favourite word: Squeeze

Favourite song: Money, money, money

Happiest memory: Going skiing with the family

Callum Lyle

Roya Manouchehri

Business Support Consultant

Mainly responsible for the weekly and monthly preparation and submission of client and company MI, whilst providing continual support to the business.  My role ranges from looking at processes within the company, meeting contractors and looking at lots of spreadsheets!

 

Loves: Travelling, good food, happy people!

Hates: Dishonest people, football (unless it’s the world cup!)

Favourite word: Chubchub

Favourite song: All these things that I have done by the Killers

Happiest memory: Going to the cinema with my big brothers every Fri night when I was young & playing with baby monkeys in Costa Rica in 2011

Roya Manouchehri

Huw Martin

Managing Director

I am the Managing Director of Head Resourcing. My role is to grow the business, provide a great place to work for our staff, continually develop our employees and ensure that we always strive to provide excellent customer service to clients & candidates and never promise things we can’t deliver.

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Loves: Singing, Rugby & driving anything with an engine

Hates: Mushrooms

Favourite word: Ratatouille

Favourite song: The Strange Museum – Paul Weller

Happiest memory: Watching Wales play at the Millennium Stadium for the first time! (They lost by 30+ points to the all blacks)

 

Huw Martin

Stefan McGee

IT Support Analyst

My love for IT started at a young age. I would disassemble and rebuild the family Computer at the age of 8, which later turned to tearing down my Xbox 360 and modifying it at 12. Prior to joining Head Resourcing, I worked in an IT repair shop, mostly doing hardware repairs; laptops, desktops, gaming PCs and mobile phones.

I joined Head Resourcing in September 2017 as the youngest person in the company at the age of 18. It is my job to handle the day to day IT issues and to maintain all the tech in the organisation as part of our IT Support Team

Loves: Long lies, Tattoos, RAP/Hip-hop music, “The Walking Dead”, “Rick and Morty”, and the sesh.

Hates: Politics, narrow-mindedness, dishonesty and most sauces.

Favourite word: “Ehh!”

Favourite song: NF – “Dreams

Happiest memory: Making flying pigs out of Lego pieces with my best friend while in PlayGroup (2-3 years old)… A simpler time :(

 

Stefan McGee

Jen Murdoch

Finance Assistant

I joined the Head finance team in July 2016. My role is to liaise with customers and contractors, process supplier invoices, help set up new contractors into our system and assist with Head Medical. I am very organised and enjoy the fast paced aspect of the role.

 

 

Loves – Travelling, dogs, quizzes, watching sport

Hates – Creepy crawlies, feet

Favourite Word – Kerfuffle

Favourite Song – Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Happiest Memory – Husky sledging in Finland

 

Jen Murdoch

Lee Murray

Deputy Managing Director / Commercial Director

Key responsibilities of my role include working with Board colleagues to set and manage our strategic and operational activities. I am also responsible for identifying new commercial opportunities and driving growth across the organisation.

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Loves: My family & friends, ambition & success, good food & wine, socialising and having fun!

Hates: Insincerity, laziness, poor service and being late.

Favourite word: Lecker

Favourite song: ‘She’ by Elvis Costello

Happiest memory: The birth of my beautiful little boy

Lee Murray

Sarah Prasad

Senior HR Business Partner

Head’s focus on building long standing relationships is a refreshing approach. The folk here actually ‘walk the talk’ and that was the main reason I was keen to join the business. My role is to provide effective HR plans and support that help drive business growth and enable our teams to be the best they can be.

Head’s focus on building long standing relationships is a refreshing approach. The folk here actually ‘walk the talk’ and that was the main reason I was keen to join the business. My role is to provide effective HR plans and support that help drive business growth and enable our teams to be the best they can be.

Loves: My family and close friends, music, strawberries, wine and the sun! (Ideally all together!)

Hates: Racism, bullying, negativity and people standing stationary on the left hand side on an escalator!

Favourite word: Bubbly

Favourite song: ‘Supersition’ or ‘As’ – Stevie Wonder

Happiest memory:  Singing ‘Every Day Feels Like Summer With You’ with my two boys and husband whilst driving through Provence on our summer holiday!

 

Sarah Prasad

Gordon Ricketts

Interim IT Manager

I am responsible for the technology platform, internal systems and quality management processes, covering maternity leave for Tori Dougall. I have worked in IT for more than 20 years across the healthcare, energy, legal and learning sectors, and I have a number of years’ experience managing software development and IT operations teams both in the UK and overseas.  I have previously been a client and candidate of Head Resourcing and the passion and commitment to their values and clients is world class.

 

Loves: Family gatherings, friends, having fun

Hates: Dishonesty

Favourite word: Blether

Favourite song: Queen – Don’t stop me now

Happiest memory: Many to choose from but more recently the day me and my family moved to Texas to start our US adventure

 

Gordon Ricketts

Jon Shenton

Contracts & Compliance Administrator

Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, I moved to Edinburgh in 2014. My role here at Head is to provide administrative support to the Support Team. After working in the travel & tourism industry since I left school, this role is the perfect introduction to the world of recruitment. Head Resourcing is a really forward thinking and progressive company and everyone is super nice, so I’m really happy to be here!

 

Loves: Spending time with loved ones, travelling, going to the cinema, getting addicted to a TV show and getting stuck into a good book

Hates: Slow walkers, in-sincerity, travel delays, narrow-minded people, winter and not getting my own way

Favourite Song: Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens

Word: Simper

Memory: Lots come to mind but meeting my 1 week-year-old nephew for the first time after getting off an overnight flight from Mexico is certainly a special one

Jon Shenton

Kerry Torley

Contracts and Compliance Administrator

I joined Head Resourcing in 2013 as the Office Administrator and received an SVQ in Business Admin during this time. I moved over to the compliance team early 2016. My role involves conducting pre-employment screening of contractors before they go on site.

 

Loves: Friends, Family and most importantly my iPhone

Hates: Clowns!!

Favourite word: WAG

Favourite song: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls

Happiest memory: Watching my son grow up and anything that involves my family and friends

 

Kerry Torley

Jill Wilson

Financial Controller

I work in Accounts. My main role is to pay people. This sounds quite straightforward but it can be surprisingly difficult.

 

Loves: Cakes, Faraway Holidays and sleeping babies

Hates: Trams, Midges and awake babies !!

Favourite word: Blether

Favourite song: Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf

Happiest memory: The moment that I realised that my parachute had opened on my first Parachute jump.

 

Jill Wilson

Our 5 golden rules

#1

“We are open and honest.”

#2

“We treat people with respect.”

#3

“We do things differently.”

#4

“We care.”

#5

“We provide a great place to work.”
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