Challenging Perceptions, Transforming Organisations

Your partner in recruiting and retaining exceptional technical talent to drive successful organisations, projects and programmes.

Whoever you meet at Fuel, we are all part of one team – intent on providing a professional and progressive service at every stage of the recruitment process.

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Mark Esom

Managing Director

Mark founded Fuel Recruitment in 2003 and has worked in the technical recruitment industry since 1994, initially supplying contractors to the telecommunications industry and later working within IT and Broadcast for contract and permanent placements as well as delivering large Managed Service solutions. He has vast experience managing and growing teams of recruitment consultants and sizable budgets.

Mark drives a values based culture and promotes high quality customer service, which is fundamental to Fuel Recruitment’s method of working. He has overseen the Company as it has grown to become the market leader in its sectors, winning a host of industry awards most notably Fuel has been on The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track and more recently named as one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” by LSEG, celebrating the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe.

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Murray West

Head of Sales

Murray is one of the founder members of Fuel Recruitment. As Sales Director, he is responsible for all Sales and Business Development activity across all divisions of Fuel.

Murray has over 20 years’ experience in recruitment and is widely regarded as an expert in IT and Telecoms with experience in recruiting for an enormously wide range of specialist roles.

Murray is the lead contact for a number of major Telecoms clients focussing on International placements, Critical National Infrastructure and Government Communications.

He has worked closely with Public Sector leaders and their departments to resource against innovative projects across the United Kingdom. Typical projects have included digital strategy, transformation, content design, agile development and delivery, project and programme delivery, testing, security, service design and in-life support. Murray has a successful track record in helping private & public sector organisations including Home Office, FCO, Cabinet Office, DBS, MMO, DEFRA, HMRC, CQC and VOA.

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Steve Willmore

Head of IT & Operations

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.

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Kat Patchett

Consultant - IT

Kat is a Consultant who works within our IT & Public Sector division. The Fuel Group are proud to be a part all major frameworks including Non-Medical Non-clinical (RM6160 – NCS), ESPO, G-Cloud, PSR and DOS. Kat’s particular focus is on Healthcare clients working with leaders and their departments to resource against innovative projects. She resources contingent individuals and teams delivering Statement of Works for Digital and Transformation projects.

Kat provides mid to senior level resources and has a successful track record in helping organisations throughout the UK. Prior to joining Fuel, Kat worked in recruitment as a Senior Consultant in the Education sector where she spent 4 years focusing on running a desk. Kat supports a number of Healthcare clients such as NHS and CQC, with technical and non-technical resources supplying both contract and permanent IT skillsets.

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Sam Price

Business Development Manager - Telecoms

Sam joined Fuel in 2019 as a Trainee Consultant having originally begun his career in IT before moving into the Sport Retail industry. He strives to provide the very best customer service to every candidate and client alike. He currently works as a Business Development Manager within Fuel’s Telecoms Division. Sam specialises in Fibre within the Telecommunications industry and has experience working with a variety of skillsets within this area.

He has an excellent network of Fibre Planners, Fibre Surveyors, Project Managers, Field Engineers, GIS Technicians and Operation Managers as well as Civils & Fibre Supervisors. Sam is focused on building strong relationships with his clients and supplying them with an exceptional service.

Sam’s most notable placement is the ‘Head of Technical’ of a Rural Broadband service provider.

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Sam Liggins

Business Development Manager - IT

Sam is a Senior Consultant within our IT division, focusing on key areas that include Core Infrastructure and Data Science. Working closely with key clients across the country on both Permanent and Contract opportunities, Sam has developed a strong understanding of his target markets.

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

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Rich Giles

Business Development Manager – IT

Richard specialises in IT. Having previous experience as a Retail Manager in the telecoms sector, he has in-depth industry knowledge of the changing world of technology. His role as a Business Development Manager involves liaising with clients to ascertain and deliver resourcing solutions, on both contract and permanent IT assignments across the UK. Richard has specific expertise in mission-critical national infrastructure, IT services and solution architecture – he prides himself on creating long-lasting relationships with clients and candidates alike.

Jonathan Mills

Business Development Manager - Public Sector

Jonathan is a Business Development Manager who works within our Public Sector division. The Fuel Group are proud to be a part all major frameworks including Non-Medical Non-clinical (RM6160 – NCS), ESPO, G-Cloud, PSR and DOS. Jonathan’s particular focus is on Healthcare clients working with leaders and their departments to resource against innovative projects. He resources contingent individuals and teams delivering Statement of Works for Digital Transformation, Infrastructure upgrades and bespoke Software Development projects. With a Recruitment career spanning over 25 years, Jonathan is an experienced Recruitment Professional with significant agency-side contingent and retained executive search experience. He has provided Permanent, Contract, Project-Based, MSP and RPO recruitment solutions to many of the Top 100 companies globally. He is a proven expert in sourcing, selection and retaining technical consultants within the UK contract market.

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Anya Brown

Account Manager - Telecoms

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 South East Asia for 5 months and has since returned to Fuel as a Senior Consultant and is now an Account Manager in the Telecoms Division.

She has experience in placing Fibre Delivery Managers, Project Managers, Product Managers, Design Managers and Test Engineers. Anya also recruits both Commercial and Creative roles within Telecoms Companies, having previously placed Senior Sales Managers, Marketing Managers, Buyers and Marketing Executives. Notable placements include; Head of Marketing in a fast-growing Software Company; City Manager and Senior Quantity Surveyors in a leading Fibre Infrastructure Company.

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Jacob Dennis

Business Development Manager - Telecoms

Jacob is a Business Development Manager in our Telecoms Division and has joined the team with a strong background in Customer Service. Prior to joining Fuel, Jacob gained experience as a Specialist Consultant within the Plant and Tool Hire industry.

Jacob prides himself on his customer service and has an infectious personality that allow him to build strong and long-lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.

Jacob focuses on the creating and building relationships within the Mobile Telecoms sector, he has previously placed Project Managers, I&C Engineers, Riggers, Build Managers and Quantity Surveyors, CAD Technicians, Acquisition Surveyors and more across a variety of ADC companies.

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Joe Murray

Consultant - Telecoms

Joe began his career working in a fast-paced customer service environment and is using that experience to jump start his career as a recruiter. He joined Fuel in late 2019 and is focused on both Contract and Permanent recruitment in the Telecommunications Sector, specialising in Network Design, Radio Frequency, Mobile and Fibre. Placing specialists such as, I&C Engineers, Riggers, Project Managers, Build Managers, Planners, Surveyors and Supervisors.

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Joe Valle

Consultant - Telecoms

Joe is a specialist recruiter within our Telecoms division. Having joined Fuel after working in hospitality for 17 years, Joe knows how to provide the very best customer service and has built long-lasting relationships with his candidates as a result.

Joe provides recruitment services to a number of major Telecoms clients focusing on the Cellular, Fibre, Critical National Infrastructure and Government sectors with a track record of success placing Project Managers, Design Engineers, Site Surveyors, Test Engineers as well as Fibre Instillation Teams, Wireless Engineers and Coordinators.

Sophie Arch

Consultant - Telecoms

Sophie has over 5 years’ experience in the Recruitment industry. After starting her recruitment career with Fuel in 2014 Sophie worked in various roles recruiting for the professional services industry before returning to Fuel to work in her chosen specialist field specialising mainly in Telecommunications. She currently supports clients with contract, permanent and fixed term assignments. With her wealth of experience in the Mobile Telecoms space she is well placed to assist you with your Recruitment needs across a broad range of skillsets from Project Coordinators to C-level placements as well as Field Engineering including Rigging Technicians. Sophie prides herself on the relationships she builds with clients & candidates alike (she has even married one!)

Katie Tyler

Talent Acquisition Manager

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, including the on-boarding and training of staff.

She helps to develop and deliver our bespoke “Fuel Academy of Training” programme to our Recruitment Consultants aiding the growth of Fuel Recruitment.

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Lorraine Esom


Lorraine has worked at Fuel Recruitment since 2003 and is a Director of the business. Initially being responsible for “all things payroll and back office” she now works as a Financial Controller. She has a Diploma in Business and Finance and is qualified in Sage Accounts and Sage Payroll trained as well as being certified in bookkeeping.

Her tasks include general day to day accounts, credit control and payroll administration.

Lorraine initially worked in London for a number of well-known modelling agencies and has balanced a successful career with her charitable work with Bliss and being a Mum to 3 children, the eldest of whom is now at University.

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Elaine Adams

Head of Finance & Administration

Elaine joined Fuel in 2011 as Financial Controller.  Following an office re-structure, she took control of the Back Office Team, looking after everything Finance & Administration.

Her career has involved running the office functions for a variety of businesses. Industries worked in have covered a broad spectrum from software development, body armour manufacture, mobile phones and a media company running background campaigns for large Media companies and top football clubs in the UK.

Elaine has many relevant qualifications & memberships which are all Finance & Administration based:  BA (Business Administration-Hons) / AAT (level 3-4) / Institute of Certified Bookkeepers / Institute for Supervision & Management / Sage Accounts & Payroll. 

She has many years of experience in all areas of management accounts, office administration, personnel management as well as commercial & company secretarial duties, She is also a trained ISO internal auditor.

As office functions evolve it is Elaine’s responsibility to ensure that the team keeps up with changes.

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Richard Dunn

Manager – Contractor Payroll

Richard started his career running internal payroll within an HR function and moved to contractor payroll with Fuel Recruitment in 2012. 

With over 10 years of payroll experience, Richard strives to ensure all payments are accurate and are processed in a timely manner focussing on good customer service when it comes all payroll matters.

Always seeking to improve, Richard has designed and implemented his own payroll processes and has also become CIPP qualified in his time with Fuel Recruitment.

Join our team

Are you passionate about performing to the best of your ability?  Are you a self-starter and happy to work as part of a team?  Are you IT literate, a good listener and open, honest and enthusiastic? If yes, then you might just be our next hire.  

Not sure who to speak to?

Call us on 03333 207 333 or email us your question and we will make sure you get to speak with the right member of the team to deal with your enquiry.

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