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Our Partners and Experts offer complementary business services to support our Members, including HR consulting, business insurance, leadership development, payroll, health and well-being, marketing and many more.

Barum Jeffries

Barum is an award-winning trainer and has personally trained over 10,000 recruitment consultants, managers and leaders. 

He has over 14 years’ experience in leading learning & development teams for a range of recruitment brands and has extensive experience of working across a wide variety of industries, cultures and countries. 

Barum is a qualified coach with the International Coach Federation and a UK Board Member for their Coaching in Organisations workstream.

Katy Cracknell
Katy is the Founder and Director of Clear Bridge HR, an HR partner that provide pragmatic and jargon free support to clients across the UK.

With an HR career spanning over 20 years within corporate and SME environments, Katy has worked across a variety of industries from Telecommunications, Recruitment and Financial services to Horticulture.

Katy is a trusted partner who works with clients to understand their business and ensure that, not only are they legally HR compliant, but that they also have HR processes in place that fully support their business as it is today and  as they aspire for it to be in the future.

Krisha Mirpuri
Krisha is a Digital Transformation Consultant helping recruitment organisations adapt their business processes to harness new technologies.  With over 16 years experience supporting the recruitment industry, she enables recruitment agencies be more productive through the use of digital tools and web applications.
Krisha’s areas of expertise include:

Digital transformation, Digital Strategy, Marketing Automation, Content strategy, Customer Experience, CRM management and New technology advisor

Anji McGrandles
I set up The Mind Tribe after working in PR for over 20 years. My passion is wellbeing and I aim to work with businesses to equip their teams with the practical tools and techniques they need to problem proof their day.

Because of my background I understand corporate environments so our bespoke wellbeing programmes and training workshops are geared up to tackle the daily challenges faced in the workplace. Measuring success and the return on investment of a our clients wellbeing programme is at the heart of our strategy. We align our programmes with your goals.

Your staff are your biggest asset, they will help you deliver your business targets so it’s important to look after them.

Simon Michaels
Simon Michaels is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who provides business and financial consultancy to a range of corporations.

Simon is CEO of HW Fisher Business Solutions, the business support division of HW Fisher, specialists in providing back office and CFO services. As a CFO he has a proven track record of reviewing acquisition targets, due diligence, and business integration as well as advising on broader strategic issues.

Robert Woodford
Robert is widely recognised as the go to expert for all things recruitment marketing related.  With a corporate marketing career in recruitment beginning in 2002, he has worked in-house with some of the global players, AIM listed businesses, and SME Owner managed businesses, prior to founding The Marketing Junction.  With a focus on strategy, ROI and marketing delivering value to the recruitment business, he is a marketer that all owners and MDs/CEOs can relate to.  He is also experienced in mentoring marketing talent. 
Steven Raize
Steven is a partner at Gateley PLC and a recruitment specialist within their corporate team. Steven has substantial experience in private equity and Mergers & Acquisitions, in particular, with share sale and purchase and cross-border transactions, asset sales, MBOs, joint ventures and group reorganisations.
Vas Constanti
Vas has been involved in the Recruitment Industry since 2001. With a heavy focus on building a contract business who has set global records within his time at S3, since then he has established and supported recruitment business and aided the set up of European practice.

Described as a great motivator and a leader of people making great people awesome.

Chris Kendrick

Chris Kendrick is Founder and CEO of Mercury xRM.  

Having established the business with colleagues in 2014 he completed a MBO in 2016. Mercury xRM are pioneers with using Microsoft Cloud platform to innovate the recruitment industry and are recognised amongst the fasting growing companies in the CRM/ATS space. 

As a Microsoft partner and finalist of Microsoft Partner of the Year, Mercury xRM embrace the Microsoft Stack Primarily focused on Dynamics365 (CE), Office365, Power BI, Power Platform and Azure Services and through integration with carefully selected technology partners.  

Chris has both a background in IT as well as recruitment, with many years’ experience in developing innovative bespoke recruitment solutions. 

Chris is Mercury xRM’s product visionary. A dynamic and entrepreneurial individual, he specialises in identifying and understanding business and IT requirements, providing both solutions and people to improve and transform projects and processes. 

Nigel Cork

Outplacement Services

Nigel is the founder of Brooking Consulting, specialising in Outplacement services.

As an independent consultant with over 30 years of board level, owner/management and consulting experience, Nigel provides job seeking/career advice to individuals that have been made redundant.

When organisations make redundancies, they often pay for their employees to receive job seeking advice. They do this to send a positive message to remaining staff, customers and their market.

Nigel delivers one-to-one sessions or group workshops from one-hour per individual to 8-hours spread over several weeks.  The agreed service is tailored to exactly what the client wants and their budget.

Working across all sectors, at all levels from factory floor to boardroom, and from 1 to 200+ individuals. Brooking Consulting offer two services to Recruitment Companies:


  1. Advice, training and materials for a recruitment company to establish their own outplacement service
  2. Deliver an outplacement service on behalf of a recruitment company
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