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Our Team

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Fuel is a true meritocracy, with great earning potential as well as a continued internal training that ensures you get out what you put in


The entire team at Fuel Recruitment is dedicated to providing a first-class recruiting service for our clients and candidates alike. Based in Leamington and Manchester, we operate in all areas of the UK and also handle a growing number of assignments on a full EMEA basis.

As you might expect from a company expert in recruitment networking, we have a superb IT team managing and maintaining the databases and hi-tech infrastructure that underpins our offer. Then there are our Account Managers and Recruitment Consultants who work closely with clients and candidates on a day to day basis. And finally, of course, our senior people who are instrumental in setting standards, maintaining our competitiveness and playing active roles when it comes to executive search.

But whoever you meet from Fuel Recruitment, we are all part of one team – intent on providing a superior service at every stage of the recruitment process. Please click on the links below to find out more.

Senior Management

Mark Esom Managing Director

mesom@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487489

Mark founded Fuel Recruitment in 2003. As Managing Director, he is responsible for establishing strategic goals and ensuring effective coordination between the client and candidate facing areas of the company and the support functions.

Mark has worked in the technical recruitment industry since 1994, initially in supplying contractors to the telecommunications industry and later working within IT and Broadcast for both contract and permanent placements. He has vast experience managing large teams of recruitment consultants and sizable budgets.

Mark promotes a very high level quality in processes and customer service, which is fundamental to Fuel Recruitment’s method of working.


Murray West Head of Sales

mwest@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487490

Murray helped to set up Fuel Recruitment in 2003. He is now responsible for directing Account Management personnel and the development of new business, both in the UK and internationally. In order to use his unparalleled experience to best advantage he also maintains direct responsibility for Account Management of our Broadcast and International clients.

He is widely regarded as an expert in the Broadcast and Telecoms sectors with experience in recruiting for an enormously wide range of specialist roles.


Jason Bradshaw Head of Acquisition, Estates & Property

jbradshaw@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455936

Jason started with Fuel in 2012 as a Trainee Consultant and has since progressed to Senior Consultant where he has played an influential part in the development of Fuel Recruitment’s Telecoms Division.

During his time at Fuel, Jason opened and managed our Manchester Office for 2 years before returning to Leamington Spa to assist with the growth of the Telecoms Division.

Delivering excellent customer service is always central to Jason’s approach with his clients and candidates.

Jason is an avid football fan and can often be found running around a football pitch claiming to “play”!


Steve Willmore Head of Recruitment Delivery

swillmore@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487498 

Steve is one of the founding members of Fuel Recruitment and is responsible for managing Fuel’s team of Recruitment Consultants and ensuring we meet the requirements of our clients and candidates alike.

Steve has over 15 years of experience in recruitment with extensive knowledge of the Telecoms and IT industries.


Chris McCarthy Head of Executive & Pivot RPO

cmccarthy@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455934

Chris has over 18 years’ experience in recruitment. He has developed and delivered a range of recruitment services for clients in commerce across a range of skill sets including Finance, IT, HR and Marketing. For example, Chris has worked with clients such as 20th Century Fox across EMEA recruiting new Executives, such as a Managing Director and Finance Director in Russia, whilst re-engineering their recruitment processes, supply chain and direct sourcing in order to meet significant headcount targets and drive down recruitment spend.

Chris’ impressive track record of personal appointments includes working with BT, KPMG, Birmingham City Council, Cable & Wireless, 20TH Century Fox & The Cabinet Office amongst others.


Recruitment Consultants

Adam Pettitt Recruitment Specialist - IT

apettitt@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698306

Adam specialises in IT and is part of our IT Division. Having previous experience within the sector he is able to understand a role’s requirements and match that with the right candidate.

In his spare time he is a passionate football fan both spectator and player, Adam can also be found keeping himself fit inside the boxing ring!

Anya Brown Recruitment Consultant

abrown@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487497


Becky Smallwood Recruitment Consultant

bsmallwood@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698327

Becky has joined the Fuel team from a background in hospitality and delivering excellent customer service has always top of her list.

Her experience working in a bar has given her a passion for cocktails, especially creating her own. Becky studied Fashion at Warwickshire College and is the go-to person for advice, ensuring you don’t make any fashion faux pas!


Chloe Godwin Recruitment Specialist - Telecommunications

cgodwin@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455940

Chloe is part of our Telecoms Division, her previous experience as a customer service consultant means her strengths lie in providing a high level of customer service.

Outside of work you can usually find Chloe with a mojito in a cocktail bar or looking for excuses to not go to the gym!

Harrison Cunliffe Recruitment Specialist - Mobile Telecommunications and Rigging

hcunliffe@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 0161 8041 663 

Harrison is a specialist in Telecoms and Field Engineering. Working closely with Telecoms companies, he has developed his own technical knowledge and a wide-spread network to provide a supporting and consultative service to their projects. He has placed Engineers across every niche in Telecoms Field Engineering as well as placing supporting staff throughout the back office and Project Management.


Jacob Dennis Recruitment Consultant

jdennis@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698324

Jacob is part of our Telecoms division and has joined the team with a background of recruiting engineers within the Plant industry.

In his spare time Jacob is very much a social butterfly – “life’s too short to stay in and do nothing”. Jacob is also a lover of the finer things in life and an avid Arsenal fan!


Jake Adamo Recruitment Consultant

jadamo@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455943

Jake is responsible for recruiting professional engineers and project managers within our automotive engineering and manufacturing division. A fitness fanatic, Jake previously trained with the Paras before being medically discharged.

His military background has given him a great foundation in self-motivation and teamwork which has already proved valuable as Jake works tirelessly to source the best candidates for our clients.

If you ever need a chocolate fix, you need not look any further than Jake’s bottom drawer – an Aladdin’s cave full of chocolate biscuits and mini rolls!


Jason Bradshaw Head of Acquisition, Estates and Property

jbradshaw@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455936

Jason started with Fuel in 2012 as a Trainee Consultant and has since progressed to Senior Consultant where he has played an influential part in the development of Fuel Recruitment’s Telecoms Division.

During his time at Fuel, Jason opened and managed our Manchester Office for 2 years before returning to Leamington Spa to assist with the growth of the Telecoms Division.

Delivering excellent customer service is always central to Jason’s approach with his clients and candidates.

Jason is an avid football fan and can often be found running around a football pitch claiming to “play”!


Kate Whitfield Recruitment Consultant

kwhitfield@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698316

Kate is part of our Public Sector Division, supplying both permanent and contract candidates across the industry.

In her spare time she can be found playing Rugby with her local team and then soothing her aches and pains with a hot water bottle she keeps in her bottom drawer.


Katie Tyler Talent Acquisition Manager

ktyler@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455930

Katie started her career in HR and then made the move into Internal Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, where she has worked across a variety of industries including Banking, Automotive and Recruitment. She has supported the creation and implementation of recruitment processes and driven hiring strategies across a range of skill sets. Katie manages the end to end recruitment process for all internal hires, aiding the growth of Fuel Recruitment.


Matt Williams Recruitment Consultant

mwilliams@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487485

Matt is part of the Mobile Telecoms Division at Fuel and is responsible for placing candidates in a variety of roles across Acquisition, Design and Construction disciplines. His background in a call centre environment means his customer service is second to none providing a great experience for everyone.

Matt is an avid fan of boxing, following Anthony Joshua and often travelling to support his fights. While he isn’t watching the boxing, you will find him at Stamford Bridge cheering on Chelsea!

Olivia O’Donnell Recruitment Consultant

oodonnell@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698339

Olivia specialises in both permanent and contract IT recruitment, she works in our thriving IT Division. Previously working in a customer-based role means her strengths lie in a good recruitment experience for both candidates and clients.

Out of the office Olivia keeps fit by swimming and has also taught many non-swimmers.


Olivia Rotherham Account Manager

orotherham@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455947

Olivia specialises in Mobile Telecommunications at Fuel and has successfully placed candidates in Project Management, Field Engineering, Project Coordination, Project Engineering and Health & Safety. Olivia started her career as a sales negotiator within a local estate agency before joining Fuel Recruitment in 2017.

In her spare time, Olivia likes to keep fit at the gym and repeatedly watch every single Harry Potter movie.


Oliver Paginton Recruitment Consultant

opaginton@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487492

Oliver adds the creative touch to our Mobile / Cellular Telecoms team where he is responsible for placing candidates in a variety of technical and project management roles.

Oliver joins us from a background in hospitality, having been general manager of a popular Leamington restaurant for 10 years.

In his spare time Ollie can either be found on the golf course hacking around, walking his dog or listening, playing and writing music.


Rob Brunt Principal Consultant - Automotive Engineering & Manufacturing

rbrunt@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487482

Rob has over 12 years technical recruitment experience covering various sectors including Automotive, Energy, IT, Scientific and Manufacturing.

A quality driven individual, Rob’s main strengths lie in developing key accounts and project managing major recruitment drives which are business critical to our clients. He takes a consultative approach to his work and is responsible for the strategic development of our Engineering Division.


Sam Liggins Recruitment Consultant

sliggins@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487484

Sam is a specialist within IT and Telecoms focusing on key areas that include M2M, IoT and Smart Technology. Working closely with key clients across the country, he has developed a strong understanding of his target market.

Providing an exceptional service with both candidates and clients, Sam successfully sources the best Developers, Analysts, Engineers and Project Management teams.


Stuart Hart Account Manager

shart@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 398337

Stuart works closely with our key clients to manage and develop our Engineering division. Stuart brings with him over 20 years’ experience recruiting within the IT, Banking and Oil & Gas Engineering arenas that have taken him across the world, including Nigeria, Libya, and Qatar.

In his spare time Stuart is a musician and runs an Open Mic night at his local pub twice a month. He also competes in running and multisport events and has completed 3 Ironman triathlons….so far!

Tom Bradshaw Recruitment Consultant

tbradshaw@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698338

Tom specialises in our Telecoms Division placing both contract and permanent candidates. Tom’s previous role saw him successfully recruiting across Finance and Hospitality working closely with clients and candidates to provide a high level of service.

On Friday evenings you will hear him presenting on “Fresh Coventry and Warwickshire”, a local radio station. Tom’s passion for music also sees him attending gigs on a regular basis – his favourite of recent years was Coldplay at Wembley Stadium.

Admin and Support

Elaine Adams Head of Finance & Administration

eadams@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487496



Catherine Robinson Contracts Administrator

crobinson@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 488334

Richard Dunn Manager – Contractor Payroll

rdunn@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455937

Lorraine Esom Credit Controller


Jackie Udell Contracts and Office Coordinator

judell@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 487494