For Major Leaps Forward

First and foremost we are an international talent agency, committed to accelerating ambitions, building brands and creating instrumental partnerships. 

Over the last 29 years, our specialist recruitment partners have helped transform businesses across the globe, from trailblazing start-up's through to household names; across a variety of disciplines including digital, marketing and creative.

With offices in London, Amsterdam and Berlin, we are able to connect exceptional talent, with the world's best agencies and brands.

Our approach and expertise, allows businesses to make major transformations and thrive in highly competitive industries. We continually strive to inspire, support and guide everyone we work with.

We build, nurture and develop creative networks and partnerships, offering pioneering tools, tailored advice and unrivalled expertise

We are here to help you make major leaps forward. We aren’t afraid to encourage you to explore the thought of new possibilities and support bold, brave decision making.

We want you to become a Major Player.


Our Approach

CONSULTANCY & ADVICE

It's all about communication and understanding. We build relationships first, enabling us to help you make the right decision at the right the time.

We don’t care for short-term wins, or more specifically, fulfilling requests that only bring short-term happiness. We take a long-term strategic approach to client and candidate care. We want to see you take leaps, not footsteps and we are passionate about seeing you grow and develop into trail-blazing leaders. 

Inspiration & Ambition

It all starts with a coffee and a chat.

Transformation happens when you step outside your comfort zone, a mantra that is encouraged both internally in our teams and externally with our clients and candidates.

We want to inspire you to push yourself, or your business forward - exploring new opportunities, and as a result make life changing, positive moves. 

Guidance & Support

Guidance is at our very core. For over a quarter of a century we have opened doors, made introductions and created game-changing opportunities for our candidates and clients.

We understand your goals and we make it our business to help you achieve them.

Our specialist recruitment partners will offer advice, unrivalled knowledge and will be in your corner every step of the way.


 

Meet Our Team

Our international team of talent and delivery partners are specialists in their field with a combination of industry and recruitment experience.

Creative Services

Sereena Shienmar

Associate Director

Sereena joined Major Players back in 2016 and is an Associate Director on our AM2PM & Marketing PR team. She covers all roles across PR, Marketing & Experiential within the London market, across a number of levels.

Before entering the world of recruitment, Sereena used to work in finance for a global bank. Outside of work, she is a qualified itamae of sushi (junior sushi chef)!

Creative Services

Naomi Morrison

Senior Talent Partner

Naomi joined Major Players in 2018 initially as an Associate Consultant, and her excellent work has led her to recently being promoted to a Senior Talent Partner with our Creative Services Team. She covers roles across project, account, production and studio.

Before Major Players, Naomi has a wild mix of experience across fashion and property. She is also a self-proclaimed car geek and is obsessed with California!

Creative Services

Alice Harding

Associate Talent Partner

Alice joined Major Players in 2020 and is a part of our Client and Creative Services. She covers roles including Account Managers, Project Managers, Producers,  and Traffic/Resource Managers across the London market.

Before joining Major Players, Alice completed a placement year at Hays doing financial recruitment for banks and investment management firms. She also recently graduated from university with a psychology degree!

Creative Services

Zoe Brown

Associate Talent Partner

Zoe has newly joined Major Players as Associate Talent Partner working primarily on our Client and Creative Services. 

Zoe has a degree in Advertising from the University For the Creative Arts, and has spent several years in people-facing roles which vary from Bridal to Telecommunications!

Work aside, Zoe's a lover of live music and entertainment shows and can be found at either a stand-up comedy gig or drag. Barring that, she'll be wherever her pup is!

Creative Services

Rez parbez

Senior Talent Partner

Rez is one of our newest senior talent partners working within the AM2PM team, specialising in placing  Marketing, PR & Events roles.

With a dedicated background in talent across finance and tech, Rez now covers roles at all levels from assistants and associates all the way to CMO. 

Marketing & PR

Carla de Sa

Talent Partner

Carla joined us in 2018 and is currently a Talent Partner on our Marketing & PR team. She covers all roles across marketing & PR, including both brand and agency side.

Before joining Major Players, Carla worked at a fostering agency. Out of work, Carla has started her own jewellery business (@goldeneclipse.boutique) and was also born in Portugal!

Marketing & PR

Richa Arora

Associate Director

Richa is the Associate Director of our Marketing, PR & Comms teams. She helps brands (and PR agencies) secure senior talent in their marketing and PR teams. In the past 5 years, a lot of her focus has been on diagnosing the talent-related business-critical issues that companies face on a day to day basis.

Prior to joining Major Players, Richa completed two masters and a few diplomas,  studying electronics engineering, e-commerce, fashion, HR and cognitive psychology. She worked in employer branding, and recruitment and is a massive advocate of employee engagement over employee motivation. Outside of work, Richa is an aspiring nutrition coaching enthusiast, and also spent a week hiking in the Grand Canyon & Rocky Mountains!

Marketing & Ad-Tech Sales

Lucy Simpson

Business Manager

Lucy is a Business Manager on our Marketing and Commercial team. She covers all roles across marketing, sales and partnerships.

Lucy’s background is entirely within digital recruitment, with extensive experience and also 10 year’s running her own recruitment business. Outside of the office, Lucy is has a side business making personalised jewellery!

Integrated Creative

Georgina Bailey

Business Manager

George joined Major Players just over 4 years ago and was recently promoted to a Business Manager on our Freelance Creative team. She works with some of the top advertising and creative agencies in the industry as well as a number of brands covering Creative Teams, Copywriters, Art Directors, Integrated Designers, Digital Designer, Motion Graphics Designers, Video Editors, Illustrators.

Before joining MP, George has an additional 5 years recruitment experience across perm and freelance in sectors such as Supply Chain, Procurement and Logistics. Outside of the office, George is into her health and fitness and recently attended a spin instructor academy!

Freelance Creative & Branding

Aimee Norris

Business Manager

Aimee joined Major Players nearly 3 years ago and was recently promoted to a Business Manager on our Creative Freelance division. She works mainly with branding agencies, ranging from large more corporate ones to smaller ones which focus on retail, property and packaging and covers roles across designers, editors, copywriters, and illustrators.

Prior to joining, Aimee has extensive experience within chef recruitment. Outside of the office, she’s a sucker for country music and would love to move to Nashville one day after already visiting twice!

Freelance Creative & Branding

Sam Lee

Associate Talent Partner

Sam works as an Associate Talent Partner in our Creative Freelance Team working on everything retail, property and packaging and covers roles across designers, editors, copywriters, and illustrators.

Her out of office mode consists of socialising with friends, drinking margaritas, and eating tasty food!

Freelance Creative & Branding

Sea Moshe

Talent Partner

Sea joins the Freelance Creative Team working on everything from retail, property and packaging and covers roles across designers, editors, copywriters, and illustrators.

Sea came straight out of 6th form into the world of sales having 2 years experience in Estate Agency and then a further 2.5 years working in Recruitment. As you can tell, she likes being a matchmaker within the market. 


Sea loves all things Painting and Designing - having recently designed the Christmas collection for a friend's dog apparel company Spending time with Family. 


Out of the office, you can find her either hiking up a mountain or sunbathing for the whole day - no in-between. 

Freelance Creative & Studio

Louise Hope

Business Manager

Lou works on the freelance creative team, specialising in Studio, Artwork and Presentation design roles. Prior to joining Major Players in 2017, Lou has experience within the retail operations sector and was also a retail manager for a number of years.

Outside of the office, Lou is a fitness fanatic and qualified personal trainer having lived in Ibiza and Barcelona for a year a half. She’s also a language lover, speaking fluent French and Spanish!

Freelance Creative & Studio

Jasmyne Mehrton-Johnson

Associate Talent Partner

Jasmyne Mehrton-Johnson works as an Associate Talent Partner joining our Freelance team.

Jasmyne graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a B.A in Business and Marketing. Since then, she has built up an extensive background in account management and brand marketing before moving to London for the world of creative talent.

In her spare time Jasmyne enjoys soul cycle classes, attending live music shows and is currently on the hunt for the best coffee place in London.

Integrated Creative & Brands

Joely Marks

business manager

Joely is on our Integrated Creative & Brands team. She covers all creative roles including: Designers, Motion Graphics, Creative Teams, Copywriters, Video Editor, Art Directors / Senior Creatives & Illustrators.

She has worked in Recruitment for 5 years now across a wide range of industries including Tech and Business Support. Before recruitment, Joely worked in beauty for a leading skincare brand and was a freelance makeup artist. Her biggest achievement is getting her dream car that she’s always wanted at the age of 22... and crashing it 2 years later! Joely also has 2 dogs who she is mad about... they even come into the office from time to time so come pop in and say hello!

Integrated Creative

Sascha Clavadetscher

Associate Talent Partner

Sascha joined Major Players in 2021 as part of our Creative Freelance department. He covers all things creative from designers, art directors, copywriters, creative directors, motion graphics, animators, video editors, creative teams, 3D designers, digital designers and illustrators.

Before joining MP, Sascha worked in music management and music video directing. His biggest achievement is that he has built an artists’ career from scratch to reaching over 12 million streams on Spotify alone! Sascha also grew up in Zurich, Switzerland.

Perm Creative & Digital

Edwina Wickham

DIVISIONAL Director

Edwina is the Associate Director of our Creative Perm team. She covers all roles across creative, design, copy, digital, UX, teams, art direction and motion within the London market.

Before joining, Edwina has extensive experience within sales and recruitment. Outside of work, she is a keen runner and is also the owner of our office dog – George the border terrier!

Perm Creative & Digital

Sophie Tiarks

Talent Partner

Sophie is a Talent Partner on our Creative Perm team. She works across a number of roles including designers, graphics and motion, animators, copywriters & illustrators with a specific focus on brands and branding agencies.

Previously, she had always worked within residential property in Super Prime London.  Real Estate and Interior Design is a passion of Sophie’s but she wanted to transfer the sales skill set into a different creative space. Outside of work, she recently conquered her fears for charity by abseiling Battersea PowerStation and Sky Diving! Growing up around various music scenes, Sophie was influenced and self-taught herself how to mix on turntables. She can often be found having a groove with her Pug, Squid!

Perm Creative & Digital

Sarah Ellis-Jones

Business Manager

Sarah recently joined Major Player in June 2021 as a Business Manager. She is part of our Creative Perm division, covering creative, design, motion, UX, UI & product on a permanent basis from junior level up to Directors.

Prior to joining Major Players, Sarah worked in recruitment in the design and creative space, and also had a short stint in publishing. She can also do the John Barnes rap from New Order/Italia ’90!

Perm Creative & Digital

STEPHANIE KANE

Associate Talent Partner

Stephanie recently joined in July 2021 as a Talent Acquisition Associate on our Creative Perm team. She covers roles across Art Directors, Copywriters, Designers, Creative Teams, Digital, UX/UI, Product, Motion Graphics Designer – across all levels from junior to director.

Before joining, Stephanie was creating artwork for the walls of Tate to the homepage of Apple, answering the telephones. She was also invited to afternoon tea with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to celebrate London’s Top 100 influential women of 2018. She said Sadiq wasn’t there, but the cakes were damn tasty!

Perm Creative & Digital

Laura Renaud

Senior Talent Partner

 Laura joins our Creative Perm team as Senior Talent Partner covering roles across the creative landscape. Hailing from France originally, Laura graduated from a French University and has since been recruiting domestic staff internationally for the last three and a half years.

Laura's fun facts are that she used to teach sea kayaking for children AND once walked 180 km in the Alps between France and Switzerland!

Her out of office mode consists of some light gaming, boozy brunches and being around animals.

Freelance Creative & Digital

CARRIE powell-symon

Director (Freelance)

Carrie Powell-Symon is on our board of Directors and leads the Freelance Division.

Carrie has a degree in Business Management and a post-grad Coaching qualification. As well as joining Major Players in 2021, she has founded a training & coaching consultancy, focusing on empowering female talent. 

Carrie's big loves are dogs, the 90s, Tina Turner and cronuts.

Freelance Creative Services

Lydia Wheeldon

Associate Director

Lydia is Associate Director on our AM2PM freelance team. She covers freelance client services, project management, production, creative services and strategy roles, and then manages our freelance marketing, PR and comms, experiential & events and digital marketing.

Prior to joining MP, Lydia has extensive experience in public sector recruitment across Manchester and Leeds. Out of the office, Lydia is an adrenaline junkie, completing a sky dive, a bungee jump and abseiling down a waterfall. She also raised over £3000 for charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!

Freelance Creative Services & Marketing

Karina Warburton

People Manager

Karina joined Major Players in 2018 and is currently a Senior Partner on our Freelance AM2PM team, covering a number of sectors including Client Services, Creative Services, Production and Marketing.

Before joining Major Players, Karina has experience working within legal Executive Search. In her spare time, you can find her spinning away in her spin classes or making time for live music. Karina faced her fear of heights in 2016 by skydiving over Lake Taupo in New Zealand. She also experienced a major earthquake on the same trip!

Freelance Creative Services

Charlotte Besant

Senior Talent Partner

Charlotte is a Senior Talent Partner on our Freelance AM2PM team. She covers all roles across creative service, client services and production.

Before joining she has 6 years’ experience in recruitment within the hospitality sector. She also spent 6 months backpacking around Asia entirely by herself and lived in New Zealand for 10 years!

Freelance Creative Services

Robyn Smith

Business Manager

Robyn is a Business Manager within our AM2PM Freelance division. She works on roles all across Freelance Project Management, Account Management, Production, Creative Services, and Marketing & Strategy.

Before joining Major Players, she was an Office Manager for a recruitment agency. Her biggest achievement is that she was the first person in her family to get a degree! Robyn is both a South African & British citizen (as of 2018).

Freelance Creative Services

Ella Augustin

Senior Talent Partner

Ella is part of our AM2PM Freelance team and works across all roles production, creative services, project management, account management, strategy and marketing.

Prior to joining Major Players around two and a half years ago, Ella worked in the fitness industry. Outside of the office, Ella loves all things adventurous and has even completed a sky dive!

Freelance Creative Services

JESSE SARKODIE

Associate Talent Partner

Jesse Sarkodie is an Associate Talent Partner in the Freelance Digital and Performance Marketing team. His desk covers all roles across Digital Marketing, Data and Performance. 

Jesse originally comes from a Sports background and graduated with a  degree in Sports Science from the University of Bedfordshire. As our resident tech freelance recruiter, Jesse has a dedicated background across digital, data and performance.

Freelance Marketing & PR

Emma Stephenson

Senior Talent Partner

Emma is a Senior Talent Partner on our Freelance AM2PM team. She covers all roles across Freelance PR, Marketing & Experiential within the London market.

Before joining Major Players, Emma worked in freelance recruitment for the public sector before making the move into creative. Outside of the office, Emma claims to be the undefeated limbo Queen – let’s see if she can keep up that form this year!

Freelance AM2PM

Hayley Brooks

Associate Talent Partner

Hayley Brooks joined us recently as an Associate Talent Partner in our Freelance team and covers all roles across AM to PM. 

Before Major Players, Hayley studied for two years at Brighton MET studying Photography and Multimedia and has spent some time in Stockholm, Sweden. Alongside her role here at Major Players, she is also working towards completing a BA in Business Management! When she is not at work, you can find Hayley racking up her culinary feats, trying a new recipe whenever she can.

Freelance AM2PM

Louise Rapacioli

Associate Talent Partner

Louise joined us recently as an Associate Talent Partner in our Freelance team and covers all roles across Client Services, Project Management, Production, Creative Services and Strategy roles.

Before Major Players, Louise moved to Mallorca for two years where she picked up Spanish and revelled in the gorgeous Spaniard sun! Coming back to the UK, Louise has a dedicated background in Administration before taking the leap into the world of talent. 

In her spare time, you can find Louise either playing Netball or working on her Spanish! 

Digital Marketing & E-Commerce

Ed Davidson

Associate Director

Ed joined Major Players back in 2015 and has worked his way up to an Associate Director on our Digital Marketing and E-Commerce. He covers a number of roles across growth marketing, e-commerce and digital marketing, social media and content, and CRM and data.

Before joining MP, Ed studied in Brazil and Argentina and worked part-time in his family tropical plant business! Ed’s middle name is Harley – making him a Harley Davidson!

Digital Engagement

Krishna Dayal

Principal Talent Partner

Krishna is a Principle Talent Partner on our Digital Marketing and Engagement team. She covers all roles across social media, content & CRM specifically Head of Social, Social Media Manager/Executive, Account Manager/Director, Social Leads, Content Lead, Creative Strategist, Content Manager/Exec, Community Manager, Digital Content Exec/Manager, CRM Exec/Manager.

Before MP, Krishna worked in recruitment for roughly 10 years before she joined, within various industries, Charity, Secretarial , IT, and Software Engineering. Outside of work, she took some time off to travel around South East Asia – including Thailand and Vietnam.

Digital Engagement

LAUREN ROBERTS

ASSOCIATE Talent Partner

Lauren Roberts is an Associate Talent Partner joining our Digital Marketing Engagement team. She covers all roles across Social Media, Content marketing, Editorial, CRM and E-commerce. 


Lauren has lived & worked in 5 countries over the past 6 years including Switzerland, France & USA. Lauren loves to spend time in the mountains, hiking & skiing. & makes the perfect Margarita! Lauren's 2021 highlight has got to be moving to the big smoke! Where else would you want to be? 

Digital Engagement

Kennedy Rees

Associate Director

Kennedy is an Associate Director and heads up our Digital Engagement freelance team. She covers all roles across social media, content, influencer marketing, paid social, and strategy.

Before joining Major Players, Kennedy worked at Morgan Hunt which is a public sector recruitment agency, where she covered substance misuse and mental health workers.

Digital Engagement

India-Rose Fisher

Associate Talent Partner

India Rose Fisher joins us as one of our newest associate Talent Partners and works in our Freelance Digital Engagement Team. 

Before joining Major Players, India studied business for two years in Yorkshire, covering every area from Marketing to Finance. With experience in both hospitality and the care industry, she now starts her journey with us as part of the Future Partners Cohort! Out of office, India’s either at the gym, making time for food and drinks with her friends, or going for walks with her dog Ted. 

Digital Performance

Aaron Kukadia-Gadher

Associate Talent Partner

Aaron is an Associate Talent Partner on our Digital Marketing team. Having joined in 2020, he currently covers Digital Performance and will soon be covering Digital Engagement.

His background is within retail and merchandising. Aaron has also spent time volunteering in Cambodia, helping build schools and teach children English. Outside of the office, Aaron is a adrenaline junkie and has been skydiving from 10,000 feet!

Digital Performance

gRACE MORGAN

Associate Talent Partner

Grace Morgan works within our Digital Marketing & Ecommerce team covering Digital Engagement roles.

Since graduating from Leeds Beckett University with a B.A in Media Communication Cultures last year, Grace has built a US Fashion sector portfolio in a recruitment firm in Leeds. Outside of work, you can catch her in one of her three modes: travelling, skiing or obsessing over dogs!

Digital Performance

Alex Phipps

Senior Talent Partner

Alex Phipps joins our our Perm Digital Engagement team as a Senior Talent Partner.

Alex graduated from the University of Chichester and has since, built an impressive desk on industrial and commercial talent.

When he's not at work, Alex enjoys rock climbing, cooking, and indulging his inner musician!

Digital Performance

Lisa Ahmed

Business mANAGER

Lisa is a Senior Talent Partner on our Digital Performance team. She covers all permanent roles within Digital Performance and Ecommerce from a Junior level up to C Suite.

Before joining MP, she was in corporate finance recruitment, however always wanted to make the step into the creative industry. Outside of work, Lisa has a side business selling pre-owned designer bags and shoes. She also won a Beatrix Potter Illustration award when she was 10 which went into one of her books!

Digital Product & E-Commerce

Jasmine Bindley

Business Manager

Jas works within our digital team and recruits for Digital Product professionals across the London market, and is currently working with an eclectic mix of hyper-growth scale-ups, small creative start-ups and everything in between. Her clients are some of the most well-known and innovative brands & technology providers.

Jas started her career within medical recruitment placing Locum doctors across the country and running recruitment campaigns to try fill the on-going shortage of doctors in the UK. She then went on to do the same, based in the middle east and enjoyed living in Dubai for a year! Outside of work, Jas loves all things sports, fitness, and festivals! An immensely proud moment of hers was cycling 488kms from Liverpool Street to Cologne in Germany across 3 days!

Marketing

George Greenaway-Poole

Head of Marketing

George is our Head of Marketing and is responsible for all things marketing and branding at Major Players. Prior to joining Major Players, George has over 9 years of extensive experience in helping SMEs realise their potential through marketing communications.

He also successfully launched a bespoke furniture business based in Battersea. However, he claims his biggest achievement is he was once a Guinness World Record Holder for building the longest wooden toy train track in the world – over 2.6 miles! George was also once the youngest football referee in the country, aged 14!

Marketing

Jade allegra

Content and social media executive

Jade is our Content and Social Media Executive working on everything Content here at Major Players.

Prior to joining, Jade spent the last 4 years in the public sector and commercial spaces working to execute social and employer branding campaigns that help connect today's talent with their new exciting places of work and support businesses in achieving their digital marketing goals.

As a dedicated content creator, they have worked on a number of projects across video, audio and print collaborating with creatives in the UK and internationally. 

Out of the office, Jade enjoys shooting film, curating Spotify playlists and a good hike!

Support

Abi Street

Head of people

Abi is our Internal Talent Manager on our HR & People team and covers all of the internal recruitment across the company. She started her career a runner for a film company, and then spent 3 years in music production at Ministry of Sound before working her way up in recruitment and then going internal. Abi says the most rewarding part of her role is seeing the people we’ve hired grow and achieve their own goals.

Outside of work, Abi raised over £1200 on her own for a charity called ‘Young Epilepsy’ by walking a mile a day for a month partially during lockdown…with 2 children in tow! She also has 2 metal plates in my leg where her husband rugby tackled her at a BBQ a couple of weeks after they were married!

Support

KIRAN PARMAR

Internal Talent Recruiter

Kiran Parmar joins our People team as an Internal Talent Recruiter. Kiran graduated from Kingston University with a B.A in English Literature.

Kiran has over 10 years of experience in recruitment, both in agency and in-house. She has an in-depth knowledge of what recruiters and hiring managers look for in an ideal candidate in a broad range of industries. Outside the office, her love for fitness and well-being blooms as she continues cycling away on the Peloton. Kiran also enjoys cooking and hosting, she can't say which she enjoys more but they go well together and keep friends and family close to home which is important to her.  

Support

Rhianna Ross

Office Manager

Rhianna is our Office Manager as a part of our support team. She is the first person you’ll see when you enter the office, makes sure the office runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis, and provides a safe and happy workplace for everyone making sure everyone has everything they need!

She previously has 3 years’ experience working in fashion, and recently set up her own business within fashion and accessories! Outside of work, Rhianna is an avid ballet dancer and completed her Grade 8 at the Royal Academy of Dance!

Support

Freya Coombes

Office Manager

Freya Coombes works as our Receptionist, Front of House. Freya graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a B.A. in Photography. With both a marketing and recruitment background over the last 4 years, Freya supports the day-to-day running of our busy office alongside our office manager, Rhianna.

In her spare time, Freya enjoys taking Fashion based portraiture images and walking her two Westie's, Miffy and Migo. Out of office, Freya is all over Netflix, M&S oven meals and the sweet scents of her Neom oil diffuser! #Wholesome
 

Support

Laura Burkett

Team Administrator

Laura is a Team Administrator on our Support Teams who assists both our freelance and finance teams. Before joining MP in 2020, her background covers retail and she’s previously worked for Gemini People & DMCG Global.

She also survived 2 seasons in Ibiza! Outside of work, Laura is a keen diver and escaper a shark whilst snorkelling in Cuba. Her nickname is the Burkenator!

INTERNATIONAL & REGIONAL

Joe Faulkner

Associate Director

Joe leads the Major Players’ International & Regional Team's, heading up our offering to all clients outside of London and the UK. Joe and his team specialise in helping agencies and brands outside of London scale their business - connecting them with the best talent in the market.

Joe began by spending a number of years driving the New Business efforts of a number of different Marketing agencies, before throwing himself into creative recruitment,  working for a couple of major international recruitment firms. His biggest achievement is launching the Major Players business outside of London. They are now rapidly expanding into new territories in the UK, and also creative hubs within Europe. Joe is also an identical twin!

Regional

Jamie Short

Associate Talent Partner

Jamie recently joined our Regional team as an Associate Talent Partner. He covers all roles outside of the M25 within the UK across creative, digital and marketing.

Before joining Major Players, Jamie worked in fashion and retail for Louis Vuitton & Reiss. Outside of the office, he’s a keen runner and ran the London Marathon for Cancer Research. He has also worked on a few TV shows in the style/costume team and claims to be the Major Players FIFA Champ!

REGIONAL

Clare Murphy

Senior Talent Partner

Clare Murphy works as a Senior Talent Partner joining the Regional Team. She covers all roles outside of the M25 within the UK across creative, digital and marketing. Before joining Major Players, Clare worked in both Sydney and London recruiting within the construction industry.

Outside of the office, Clare enjoys travelling to remote parts of the globe and taking roadtrips; racking up an impressive collection of parking tickets from around the world. Clare also experiments with casting precious metals in her spare time and still remains optimistic a 6th marathon could be on the cards. 

Partners

Julian murray

Client Solutions Director

Julian Murray is Client Solutions Director, working directly on our Partners division, providing consulting and advisory services to clients seeking innovative solutions to their human talent challenges. Julian has 14 years' experience in recruitment and talent advisory in Australia, US and the UK, operating in the Digital, Creative, IT and Property industries. A graduate of Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Business, Julian helps business owners to develop systems and strategies to attract and retain the best talent. 

As a proud family man and avid outdoorsman, out of office Julian will take any opportunity to get outside and run, cycle, climb, trek or swim.  

PARTNERS

Kate Moss

Associate director

As Business Manager for the Partners Team, Kate works with our embedded talent solution team to form true partnerships with our clients.  Ensuring we're not only sourcing the best talent to fulfil business needs but also developing a process that ensures the end to end recruitment experience is positive for everyone.

Kate has been working in recruitment and talent solutions for the past 11 years. Making her mark in the events and experiential space initially, she has more recently been mirroring the wider Major Players teams, delivering talent across the creative and digital marketing industries. 

Kate is a proud mum to an energetic little girl and when she's not chasing her around, she can be found in the kitchen, honing her epic culinary expertise or trying to keep the houseplants alive.

Partners

Sasha Mason

Senior Talent Partner

Sasha has newly joined us as Senior Talent Partner as part of our Major Partners team, working with clients on a contractual basis. Sasha has 7 years recruitment experience, including the last 3 years in Talent Acquisition and is also currently studying a physiology degree for the fun of it!

In her free time, Sasha has completed multiple marathons across Europe, obsessed with all tortoises and brunch has to be her favourite meal. Amongst many other talents, Sasha also has expert tie-dye skills and can make rainbow magic with any white clothing item she can get hold of. 

Partners

NIKITA MIAH

Senior Talent Partner

Nikita joins our Partners team as a Senior Talent Partner for Creative, Marketing, Digital and Tech markets.

Nikita has a dedicated background in both lettings and talent. Previously, working for a renowned renewable energy recruitment agency where she spent just under three and a half years as a Senior Consultant.

In her spare time travel is on her mind!  Anywhere from Brighton to Thailand... When she isn't on vacation somewhere in the tropics, she enjoys spending the rest of her free time trying out new food spots in London or watching the footie!

Partners

Patrick Dunn

Senior Talent Partner

Patrick Dunn is our newly appointed Senior Talent Partner, working within the Major Partners team. Patrick is a graduate of Manchester and Newcastle University respectively and has 6 years in recruitment across digital, marketing and communications under his belt. 


Like a lot of us, Patrick dreams of a great travel adventure sometime in the future, specifically in Thailand. His out-of-office mode consists of getting a morning row in with his rowing club and getting gains as an avid strength training gym goer. Patrick is also a self-confessed avi geek!  

Partners

Daniel Woplin

Senior Talent Partner

Daniel Woplin (Whopper) works as a Senior Talent Partner wit, helping companies scale with the best creative talent. 

Dan has a background studying Fine Art and then moved into the corporate world working for BMW UK for many years. He has also worked overseas in Australia helping some of the best global tech companies scale at pace specializing in Experience Design, Product & Service Design. 

Out of work, Dan sharpens his art skills, creating works in different mediums mainly biro and oil paint. He regularly release limited prints for people to decorate their homes with as well as taking up the odd commission. Fun fact: He is a self-proclaimed sneakerhead collecting over 250+ pairs! 

Partners

CHRISSY ONI

Senior Talent Partner

Chrissy joins our embedded talent solutions team, Partners working on everything within the partners remit.

Prior to starting at Major Players, Chrissy has over 5 years experience within the office support, finance and digital creative talent space. Outside of the office, Chrissy sells custom, handmade, resin homeware accessories from her etsy store and jams out on the bass guitar!

Partners

Joel Witter

Associate Talent Partner

Joel recently joined our Partners team as an Associate Talent Partner, covering all areas across the regional team. He previously worked in film as a 2nd Assistant Director and Sales Executive.

His biggest achievement is becoming the top 3 ‘In Store Development Executives’ for Samsung in sales and customer journey in the UK. Outside of the office, Joel has played and won against various college and high school basketball teams in USA as a starting PG/SG!

Finance

Frankie Ellis

Finance administrator

Frankie joined Major Players back in 2019 as a Finance Administrator in our Finance Department. She covers all payroll related inquiries as well as candidate care for many clients.

Before joining Major Players, Frankie’s work background is exclusively within payroll. Outside of work, Professor Green taught her how to roller blade!

Finance

Muhammed Wahla

Finance manager

Muhammed joined Major Players in 2016 and works as a Finance Manager. He is responsible for overseeing payroll operations, client billing and supporting the finance team.

Prior to joining Major Players, Mo worked at ID medical and Travis Perkins in the payroll function. His professional zeal is to learn and implement new processes and optimize resources to add value to the business.

Finance

Ruzma Butt

Group Credit Control Manager

Ruzma is a Senior Credit Controller on our Finance Team. She assists with the credit control side of things ensuring customers are clearing balances for services provided.

Before joining, Ruzma has over 25 years in the recruitment sector doing all things credit control.  She then took a break about 10 years ago to exercise her creative side and did a course in makeup! Ruzma assisted on make up in London Fashion Week, doing the glam on the Vietnamese next top model and being printed in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam! She also used to feed the homeless and vulnerable and been to well over 100 gigs in her lifetime enjoying anyone from Cypress Hill to Michael Jackson!

Finance

Kareen Swaby

Credit Controller

Kareen Swaby is our Senior Credit Controller on the MP Finance team.  


Kareen has a varied portfolio of work in healthcare and recruiting Finance and is currently studying towards her AAT qualification in accounting.  


In her spare time, Kareen loves to pick up a good book, spend time with her loved ones and really enjoy a chill night in.  

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SALLY PARSONS

Credit cONTROLLER

Sally Parsons works as a Credit Controller in the Finance Team. She covers chasing and recovering Aged Debt. 

With 30 years working in Finance, including 9 lovely years with us, Sally works to cover chasing and recovering Aged Debt. 

Outside of her work, Sally spends time with her family, with 3 grown-up children and grandson. She also loves travelling with her husband of 30+ years.

Finance

Jay Bhatt

Junior Management Accountant

Jay joined Major Players back in 2017 and is a Junior Management Accountant in our finance teams. He assists in managing client’s accounts and keeping track of payment and time sheets.

Before joining Major Players, Jay worked in financial shared service at WPP. Also, Amy Winehouse lived down the street from him!

Directors

Jack Gratton

Chairman

Jack is the Chairman and Founder of Major Players and has been here for over 27 years. He sits within the board and covers all areas of general management across the company.

Before founding MP, he was a professional motorbike racer! He also has 4 wonderful kids and a lovely wife who he loves spending time with when not working. Jack says the name ‘Major Players’ came from a man who recruited him into his water filter pyramid selling scheme who said he would need to order an Aston Martin as he was bound to become a "Major Player" after he’d sold so many of his water filters!

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Joanne Lucy

Managing Director

With over 14+ years in recruitment, Joanne Lucy is the Managing Director at Major Players focussing on growth, innovation and strategy; delivering consultative and progressive hiring practises that allows our clients to engage, retain and develop exceptional talent.  

Jo is deeply passionate about creating a more equitable future for all, working together with our ecosystem of networks and partners to positively affect change. Jo is also a recently qualified Transformation Coach, helping people better themselves and their lives by bringing about positive changes.

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Rosa Rolo

Commercial Director

Rosa is the Commercial Director at Major Players; passionate about strategic partnerships with clients, delivering the best quality of consultative recruitment services quickly and efficiently.

She is responsible for ensuring all our talent partners have the right tools and knowledge to help provide talent that shapes our creative industries. Rosa is passionate about people, diversity and business transformation; ensuring our clients, candidates and partners accelerate their ambitions.

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Warrick Glossop

Financial Controller

Warrick joined Major Players in 2016 and is a part of our finance team, managing the finance team and looking after the company finances.

Prior to joining, he qualified in CIMA and spent time at ITV and London Metal Exchange controlling all their finances and costs, before realising his interest lies in the media sector! When he’s not working, Warrick loves everything and anything that will get him to the beach and is a self-proclaimed surfing addict!

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Jonathan Levene

Operations Director

Jono is on our Board of Directors and is our Operations Manager. He looks after the operational process of the business across tech and CRM.

Before joining MP, he studied media and then worked for IBM. Outside of work, his biggest achievement is featuring in a Strongbow commercial! He also went to high school and university in Australia.

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Francesca Hernandez

Solutions Director

Francesca is on our Senior Management and Leadership teams and manages up our Partners team. She is our solutions director, offering solutions that provide an imbedded recruitment team on-site with our clients.

Previously, she was the Managing Director of Gemini and also has years of recruitment experience. Outside of the office, Francesca claims to be a secret old school garage raver!

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Kate Bergman

Director (Perm)

Kate is one of our Board Directors and is responsible for partnering and advising businesses on digital innovation, ecommerce and scale up’s and also for leading our Permanent and Retained Search Divisions across Digital Marketing, Marketing & PR, Business Development & Sales , Client Services, Project Management, Creative Services & Creative & Design.

With over 12 years in the recruitment space, Kate has previously recruited both freelance and permanent hires across a number of markets including Digital Marketing. Kate is passionate about digital transformation, business growth, innovation and start ups; helping our clients and partners to shape and scale their businesses and consulting with them to help them identify the best solutions to their business challenges and goals.

Outside of work Kate is a keen netball player, who previously represented the UK at international level and is also a proud cat mama to Riley!

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Jess Parker

Director (Freelance)

Jess is on our Board of Directors, but also leads the freelance division. She works on all the areas we cover as a business within freelance.

Before joining, Jess started in PR for Fashion & Luxury, before moving in to creative recruitment and learning the freelance ropes. She is most proud of becoming a board member before she turned 30! Jess grew up in Belgium, and spent the first 18 years of her life there before moving to England.