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Our Team

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The entire team at Fuel Recruitment is dedicated to providing a first-class recruiting service for our clients and candidates alike. Based in Leamington, 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. He has overseen the Company winning a host of industry awards most notably Fuel has been on The Sunday Times Fast Track and named as one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire” by LSEG, celebrating the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe.


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 Sales and Account Management teams and the development of new business, both in the UK and internationally. Prior to working at Fuel, Murray worked in both Recruitment and Sales for Allegis Group in the Telecommunications sector.

He is widely regarded as an expert in IT, Broadcast and Telecoms with experience in recruiting for an enormously wide range of specialist roles. In order to use his unparalleled experience to best advantage he also maintains direct responsibility for Account Management for many clients and currently works closely with the Public Sector supplying IT contingent labour.


Jason Bradshaw Head Of Telecoms

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

Jason started with Fuel Recruitment in 2012 as a Trainee Consultant and has since progressed to Head Of Telecoms. 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. Ensuring that his team deliver for his clients has enhanced Jason’s reputation within his industry. Jason has built complete Field Engineering Teams for clients and has placed Heads of Departments in to some of the UK’s biggest Telecoms firms.


Steve Willmore Head of Operations

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

Steve began his recruitment career with Allegis Group as a Resourcer, before joining Fuel Recruitment as one of the founding members. He is responsible for developing and managing Fuel’s long-term operations strategy in order to ensure that we have robust processes in place to support our overall business objectives. He is also responsible for the delivery of effective recruitment services to our clients.

With a track record of over 20 years’ experience within the recruitment industry, Steve passionately strives to ensure that the standards of excellence set by Fuel are met and that we continue to deliver a quality, legal and compliant service that is of the highest standard and professionalism, treating our candidates and clients with the same care and respect that we would hope to be treated with ourselves.


Chris McCarthy Head of IT

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

Chris McCarthy has over 20 years’ experience in recruitment across both Commerce and Public Services. He began his career with Alexander Mann Solutions, where he worked closely with stakeholders to develop and implement new attraction planning methods and strategies for a range of clients including HSBC, KPMG Consulting and Cello. Chris’s passion for sourcing talented individuals means that he has always personally delivered both Interim and Permanent campaigns across a range of specific skill sets including Finance, IT, HR and Sales.

Chris’s track record of personal appointments across both Central Government and Commerce include; Director of IT at Motorola, UK Finance Controller for Clearscore, SC & DV cleared IT Contractors for Central Government clients such as the Cabinet Office. Chris has also recruited the NED role for Inclusion at the MOD and he personally recruited the Cabinet Office Diversity Advisor.

Chris has a strong personal interest in supporting organisations in developing an inclusive recruitment solution fit for the 21st Century, but ultimately giving access to greater talent. Chris is a graduate in Biochemistry from Leeds University and spent his early career developing Quality standards and implementing ISO accreditation. He firmly believes the customer comes first.


Recruitment Consultants

Adam Pettitt Consultant - IT

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

Adam specialises in IT. Having previous experience as a Technical Engineer, he is able to understand a role’s requirements and match that with the right candidate. Adam’s primary focus is on placing Contractors within key areas such as IT Services, IT Consultancy and SC & DV environments with assignments within Network Engineering, Technical Architecture and Cyber Security.

Adam prides himself on his in-depth industry knowledge. His role involves keeping up to date with the market trends, relevant current technologies and understanding how resources add value as well as providing professional, cost effective and efficient Recruitment Solutions to clients.

Anya Brown Consultant – Telecoms

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

Anya joined Fuel Recruitment as a Trainee Consultant after completing her degree in Biomedical Science. Once Anya completed her initial 6-month contract, she travelled through South East Asia for 5 months and has since returned to Fuel as a Consultant within the Telecoms Division. She specialises in Telecommunications and has experience in placing Project Managers, Product Managers, Test Engineers, and Electrical Maintenance Engineers.

Anya also enjoys recruiting for the Commercial and Creative roles within Telecoms Companies, having previously placed; Marketing Managers, Buyers and Marketing Executives. Anya’s most notable placement is the Head of Marketing in a fast growing Software Company.


Becky Smallwood Consultant – Engineering

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

Becky is part of our Engineering division placing candidates for both permanent and contract positions. She has experience of filling a variety of roles from Electricians, Transport Planners and Operations / Transport Managers to Health & Safety Managers, Data Analysts and Data Architects.

Becky has come from a background of Hospitality, where providing excellent customer service has always been top of her list.


Ben Roper Consultant - IT

broper@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 455938

Ben joined the Fuel IT division as a Trainee Consultant. Having begun his working career in catering he is used to working under pressure whilst giving the best possible service to his customers. He is now focused on sourcing candidates for permanent and contract positions across the IT Industry.




Callum Meadows Consultant - Telecoms

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

Callum worked in sales for a number of years prior to joining Fuel as a Trainee Consultant. He now specialises in Telecoms Recruitment supporting our biggest division source candidates for permanent and contract assignments.



Chloe Godwin Consultant – Telecoms

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

Chloe joined Fuel Recruitment as a Trainee Consultant after a spell as a Customer Service Consultant with a National lingerie retailer. Chloe has experience of placing Build Managers, Senior Engineers, Project Coordinators and Communication Engineers, all with the Telecommunications sector.

Chloe’s most notable placement is an Engineering Manager for one of the UK’s leading provider of Wireless Solutions. Chloe enjoys working on more technical roles having placed Technical Authors, Smart Hand Technicians and Data Centre Engineers all within the Telecoms industry.

Jacob Dennis Consultant - Telecoms

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

Jacob is part of our Telecoms Division and has joined the team with a strong background in Customer Service. He also has experience as a Specialist Recruiter within the Plant and Tool Hire industry. He focuses on the Special Coverage area within Telecoms and is often looking for RF, DAS and In-Building professionals.

Jacob’s success has come when recruiting RF Design Engineers, DAS Project Managers, Civils Operatives, CAD Technicians and Rigging Engineers.


Jake Adamo Business Development Manager – Engineering

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

Jake is responsible for looking after Engineering recruitment within Fuel. He focusses mainly on the Automotive sector, working with OEM’s and their suppliers to recruit for a variety of Permanent and Contract roles, such as Project Managers, Lead Engineers and Functional Safety Consultants.

Jake is developing accounts within the Independent Aftermarket (IAM), targeting major Manufacturers and Distributors. His excellent industry knowledge and customer service skills result in everyone receiving a high-quality customer experience.


Jason Bradshaw Head Of Telecoms

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

Jason started with Fuel Recruitment in 2012 as a Trainee Consultant and has since progressed to Head Of Telecoms. 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. Ensuring that his team deliver for his clients has enhanced Jason’s reputation within his industry. Jason has built complete Field Engineering Teams for clients and has placed Heads of Departments in to some of the UK’s biggest Telecoms firms.


Joe Valle Consultant – Engineering

jvalle@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698341

Joe has joined the Fuel Engineering Division from a background in hospitality. Joe started his career in the family business running pubs and hotels and has worked in that area for over 17 years. During that time, he has learned to provide the very best customer service and thrives when challenged.

With a passion for engineering and a wealth of experience delivering top customer service and putting people first, Joe has joined the Fuel team to put all his passion and experience towards helping people to reach their professional goals.

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 Senior Consultant – Telecoms

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

Matt joined the Fuel Recruitment team as a Consultant in the Telecommunications Division, in March 2018, after previously working closely with a major Telecoms organisation as a Sales Representative. Matt specialises in the Fixed Line side of Telecoms and has experience of placing candidates in numerous Fibre based roles including Splicers, Engineers, Surveyors and Planners.

Matt has also worked in other areas of the Telecoms sector such as Design, Build, Rigging & Installation and Special Coverage and has placed I&C Engineers, PCN Riggers and Electricians.

After successfully completing Fuel’s 12-month in-house training programme, Matt moved into a Senior Consultant position in April 2019 and now has a stronger focus on dealing with clients as well building up a strong relationship with candidates.

Olivia Rotherham Account Manager – Telecoms

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

Olivia joined Fuel Recruitment as a Trainee Consultant after starting her career as a Sales Negotiator with a local estate agency. She has since been promoted to be an Account Manager within the Telecoms Division. Olivia specialises in Telecommunications and has experience of placing Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Design Engineers and Field Engineers.

Since moving in to an Account Manager role, Olivia’s remit has expanded and she now has a broader experience across Telecoms, IT and Engineering. She has recently placed Test Engineers, Software Developers, Field Engineers, Project Managers and the Senior Technology Engineering Manager in to her client.


Oliver Paginton Business Development Manager - Telecom

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

Oliver joined Fuel Recruitment as a Consultant. He has a background in hospitality, where he was a General Manager of a popular local restaurant and a spell with a high street Recruiter.

Oliver now works as a Business Development Manager within the Telecommunications industry. He has had great knowledge and success within fixed line and mobile telecommunications, where he has placed candidates from Field Engineers & Installation and Commissioning Engineers to Business Development Managers and Engineering Managers into various clients.


Rich Giles Consultant – IT

rgiles@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698342

Richard specialises in IT and is a part of our IT division. Having previous experience as a Retail Manager in the telecoms sector, he has industry knowledge of the changing world of technology. His position involves working on both contract and permanent IT assignments across the UK, with a specific expertise in SC & DV environments.

Richard prides himself on creating long-lasting relationships with clients and candidates alike.

Sam Liggins Business Development Manager – IT

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

Sam is a specialist within IT focusing on key areas that include M2M, IoT and Smart Technology. He is responsible for Business Development, working closely with key clients across the country on both Permanent and Contract opportunities. He has developed a strong understanding of his target market.

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


Sam Price Trainee Consultant

sprice@fuelrecruitment.co.uk | DDI: 01926 698344

Sam joined the Fuel team in 2019 as a Trainee Consultant having originally begun his career in IT before moving into the Sport Retail industry. Sam consistently provides the very best customer service to every customer.

His position as a Consultant at Fuel is centred on sourcing the best candidates for roles across all areas including Engineering, IT and the Public Sector. Sam is focused on building excellent customer relationships to both candidates and clients alike.


Tom Bradshaw Business Development Manager - Telecoms

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

Tom Joined Fuel Recruitment as a Consultant after spending a number of years recruiting in both the Finance and Hospitality Sectors. He currently works as a Business Development Manager within Fuel’s Telecoms Division. Tom specialises in Fibre within the Telecommunications industry and has plenty of experience working with Data Centres recruiting a variety of skillsets within this area.

He has an excellent network of Acquisition Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Field Engineers, GIS Technicians and Fibre Planners as well as Installation & Commissioning Engineers.

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 Director


Jackie Udell Contracts & Office Co-Ordinator

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