For Major Leaps Forward

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

Over the last 26 years, our specialist recruitment partners have helped transform businesses, from trailblazing start-up's through to household names; across a variety of disciplines including Digital, Marketing, Creative and Tech.

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


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 specialist 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!

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 ( 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!

Integrated Creative & Brands

Joely Marks

Principal Talent Partner

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

Associate 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


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


Associate Talent Partner

Jennifer joins our Creative Team covering all creative and digital roles across agencies and brands. 

In her time outside of work, Jen DJs at a variety of parties across London and recently DJed in Nottingham. She loves to go out and network, visit art galleries and grab a bite to eat!  

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

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


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.

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

Julia Neckles

Talent Partner

Julia Neckles works as a Talent Partner joining our Digital Marketing Permanent team in the Engagement division. She covers all roles across Social Media, Content and CRM. 

Julia graduated from the University of the West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago) with a BA in Communication Studies minoring in Spanish. She also studied abroad in France where she did a year studying for a Translation and Interpretation degree. Recently, she has sparked an interest in learning to code and does this as a hobby in her downtime. Out of office, Julia is a proud foodie (and actually blogs about it @thehangrytrini) 

Digital Engagement


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

Lisa Ahmed

Senior Talent Partner

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

Principal Talent Partner

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!


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!


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!



Internal Talent Recruiter

Rachel works as our Internal Recruiter within our Major Players People Team. Rachel has over 10 years of experience as a Talent Manager within the talent space having previously, she worked as a Senior Recruitment Consultant recruiting within Digital Media, Creative and Search. 

When Rachel is not at work, she is known for driving her two girls around town! Outside of that, Rachel does love to escape to the gym for a swim or a brisk walk in the fresh air. No dog to walk just yet but she is getting nagged daily for one! 



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.  


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!


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!


Joe Faulkner

Business Manager

Joe leads the Major Players’ Regional Team, heading up our offering to all clients outside of London. 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!


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!


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. 


Luke Russo

Partnerships Manager

Luke is a Senior Talent Partner within our Partners team, a solution offered by Major Players that provides an imbedded recruitment team on-site with our clients. As an extension of Major Players, they recruit across every area and sector within the remit of the creative industries.

Before joining Major Players, Luke worked in recruitment both here in London and in his native Australia. Outside of work, Luke says he doesn’t know how, or why, but he’s incredibly good at Limbo and his biggest achievement (so far) is winning the Major Players annual limbo competition two years in a row- beer in hand both times!


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.  


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. 


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!  


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! 


Tayla Wagenhauser

Talent Partner

Tayla joined Major Players in 2018 as part of our creative team, but for the last 6 months has been an integral part of our Major Partners team. She works on everything within the partners remit, including support for Graphic Designer, Presentation Specialist, Artworker and Copywriter positions.

Prior to starting at Major Players, she has extensively experience within the creative and design industries. Outside of the office, Tayla is a keen painter and drawer and is currently studying biophilic interior design!


James Ashton

Talent Partner

James has newly joined us as Talent Partner on the Partners team for both brand and agency. James graduated from the University of Portsmouth in Television and Broadcasting and has  worked in recruitment as a Resourcer turned Consultant for 5 years. 

James is sports-obsessed as a big West ham fan and season ticket holder for the last 3 seasons. He also follows the NBA, NFL, and F1 very closely. James’ out-of-office mode is one of many travels as he often reminisces about traveling around Vietnam for three weeks - Riding through the mountains from Hue to Danang and visiting the Golden Bridge. Hopefully, he’ll see more of the globe soon! 


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!


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!


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.


Ruzma Butt

Senior Credit Control

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!


Kareen Swaby

Senior 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.  


Jay Bhatt

Accounts Assistant

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!


Jack Gratton


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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!


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.