Meet our awesome team!
Robyn established Prime Appointments in 1992 and with over 35 years of recruitment experience, is the driving force behind a highly effective, professional and friendly team. She is incredibly proud of the service that her Company provides for clients and candidates and the high volume of people the team have supported over the years.
Some clients have been using Prime more than 25 years which is testament to the business delivering great service every time. Robyn has huge positive energy and an infectious passion for recruitment.
She has a genuine interest in how other businesses work and loves connecting people with people. Robyn invests hugely in her team and recognises that training and development together with a happy work environment are the reason that we continue to grow.
Her open, honest and positive personality mean that she is a real inspiration to everyone she meets, often instilling self-belief and energy to help others achieve their goals. Away from the office Robyn applies her energy to maintaining an impressive regime at the gym, she has recently taken up golf and in true Robyn style is already a force to be reckoned with on the golf course – practice makes perfect!
Peter has been a Director at Prime Appointments for over 15 years, his main focus is on the development of the Company’s digital marketing strategy through SEO. In 2016 he meticulously oversaw the design, implementation and build of our fabulous new head office Austin House, project managing every aspect of the build over 4 months.
Peter is a keen sportsman who enjoys Golf and Real Tennis in particular. In 2017 he played Real Tennis in Australia for the successful Great Britain Over 50’s team against France, Australia and the USA. Next year he will represent Great Britain again in the same match, this time in New York. He is also the current Over 50’s British doubles champion.
Colin joined Prime Appointments in 2002 and has over 30 years of experience working in the Industrial recruitment sector, he is a hugely experienced and committed member of the Senior Team. Day to day he is responsible for the smooth running of the Industrial Division, ensuring the very best level of service. In 2010 Colin became a Director at Prime Appointments and works with the Senior Team to ensure we respond to and meet our client and candidate expectations.
Colin is passionate about getting things right! His ability to think laterally often means that he can quickly identify simple solutions which others often overlook! He can also be relied on to provide witty (often cheesy!) one liners to illustrate a point and loves sharing his ideas with our marketing team to help get their creative juices flowing!
Jack joined Prime Appointments in 2011 and has quickly progressed to manage and head up our large Technical and Engineering Division. He has recently completed a L4 Diploma in Management and Leadership which has helped him to ensure that he has an effective and happy team.
Always friendly and very approachable Jack has established and built strong partnerships with clients and candidates, enabling him to deliver a truly consultative approach. In his spare time, outside of work Jack is a keen sportsman and particularly loves Rugby often sporting a black eye or a bandage after an enthusiastic performance!
Julia has 15 years of consultancy experience working mainly in Commercial and Technology sectors, specialising in the recruitment of Technical and Engineering staff. Her natural interest in how things work means she quickly understand technical ideas and concepts.
Julia prides herself on getting to know her clients and their business, developing great partnerships. Julia always ensures she gives her full support to both client and candidate throughout the whole recruitment process, really listening and identifying at the outset the needs of both parties.
Her many hobbies include singing in a jazz band and a love of rugby. After a number of years leading the Witham Amazons to victory as Captain, she hung up her boots and took on the challenge of becoming Chairman for the whole club. Nowadays, she can be found cheering the team on from the touchline most weekends!
Chris has worked with Prime Appointments since 2010 and quickly progressed within the Industrial Division to Senior Consultant. Chris has a wealth of knowledge and experience in temporary recruitment, he has transferred his know-how and great customer service to our Technical & Engineering Division where he recruits skilled candidates for permanent roles.
Chris is a key member of our team, well-respected and trusted by his colleagues and clients. In his personal time Chris teaches karate and martial combat and can often be found at the gym keeping in shape. He is passionate about kayaking, also visiting and roaming the Suffolk countryside with his wonderful rescue dog Lola.
Simon is based at our Witham office, working across both our Technical & Engineering and Construction divisions. Specialising mainly within the engineering sector Simon is responsible for placing highly skilled candidates into permanent vacancies across Essex and beyond.Simon has developed strong client partnership relationships based on providing reliable advice on the job market within technical and engineering roles.
Simon is passionate about F1, football and politics – his keen interest and views on current affairs often make for interesting conversation in the lunch room! One of our more modest team members, he professes to be a talented singer and plays the guitar….. although we are yet to hear him sing!
Carl works on the Technical & Engineering desk primarily on temporary positions. Carl joined us in 2015 after graduating from Portsmouth University. He has developed an impressive technical knowledgeable across a high number of skilled roles within the sector, professional, friendly and highly efficient Carl can be relied on to fill roles quickly with quality staff.
Outside of work Carl is a keen amateur marathon runner, he is passionate about all sport (even darts and snooker!). Missing out on a gap year Prime granted Carl a 9 month sabbatical to travel the globe last year, it’s great to have him back! An avid supporter of Real Ale he can often be found at beer festivals checking out interesting artisan beers.
Holly’s role has been varied supporting many aspects of our business since joining Prime Appointments in 2014. Holly has a career background in Customer Service and takes great pride in meeting and exceeding clients, candidates and colleagues expectations through good communication and going the extra mile. She now combines her interest in all things technical by resourcing for the Technical & Engineering team.
She loves fashion, eating out and traveling overseas……. she is a talented badminton player, surprisingly very competitive and always in the girls’ finals throughout school. She takes huge pleasure in regularly winning most matches against her partner much to his annoyance!
Phil joins our Industrial team as an experienced consultant having worked in London for 5 years recruiting for the construction and industrial sectors. Phil’s friendly and approachable character is just the right fit for our busy and challenging Industrial Division – he likes nothing more than solving a problem and helping people, whether it is a client requirement or a candidate placement.
In his spare time Phil enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on his favourite teams – Liverpool FC and Maldon Saints Under 10’s (his daughter’s team). He loves our supportive team culture which encourages growth through training and opportunities to develop yourself and others.
Michael is a Trainee Consultant within our Industrial Division. Prior to joining Prime Appointments he worked for a Health & Social Care provider for five years. Michael always tries to see things through the eyes of a candidate walking through our door to register or a client who desperately needs a new member of staff - he has already increased our rapidly growing team of friendly Industrial temporary workers by providing a speedy and professional service.
In his spare time he enjoys watching football and is passionate about cheering on his beloved West Ham! He is convinced we have turbo time in the office – before you know it it’s time to go home which is a sure sign of a busy office!
Bradley is integral to the Industrial Division and has a successful track record of finding good candidates to meet the high volume client vacancies we fill daily. He loves the buzz he gets from helping people and working with his experienced and fun loving colleagues. Bradley finds getting people out to work or helping them find a new direction really rewarding, he is easy going and provides a warm welcome for every candidates he meets.
Outside of the office you can find Bradley supporting his favourite football team (Tottenham) or attempting to play golf! ….he will need to dramatically improve if he wants to make the grade for our annual golf day.
Lorraine joined Prime Appointments in January 2015 bringing wide experience in systems, training and development. Lorraine brings a wealth of experience to the role of Compliance and Operations Director with a focus on developing and improving our team, also streamlining our business to make sure candidates and clients have the information they need to ensure a positive and successful experience!
Lorraine and the Senior Team have made huge progress operationally over the last 3 years by focussing on the customer experience to ensure a consistent and high level of service. Away from the office Lorraine enjoys time with her family, far flung holidays and eating great food… chocolate and cake!
Nicola brings a wealth of experience to Prime Appointments having worked in recruitment since 1996. Nicola loves the fast-paced environment in Social Care – multi tasking is her middle name! She has great energy and passion to ensure we support our clients with the very best care staff. You can expect honest, straight forward communication from Nicola who contributes hugely to our fantastic 120+ team of temporary staff.
Nicola is an accomplished Latin and Ballroom dancer although these days her time is spent with her family, at the weekends she can be found knee deep in mud on a football pitch somewhere in Essex managing her son’s football team!
With 13 years of recruitment experience Gill is a key member of the Prime Appointments Team. Her tenacity and resilience make her a perfect fit to meet the high demands of the Care sector where a quick response, accuracy and reliability is standard practice. As part of our personal development program Gill has gained an NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment, always thinking outside the box Gill is a great solution finder and has developed very successful partnership relationships with our clients to help their businesses grow.
In her spare time she loves hanging out with her family and friends, an avid Chelsea supporter she occasionally watches the Blues at Stamford Bridge but is yet to see them win!
Kirsty started her career in recruitment in January 2017 and has been loving it ever since! She joined Prime Appointment’s Health and Social Care desk before transferring to our Commercial Division as a Permanent Consultant. She is still Prime Appointment’s go-to person for Management Health & Social Care placements, but her main focus is on filling Commercial and office vacancies.
Kirsty loves the buzz of helping people find work, actively helping them accelerate their career by finding them challenging exciting new roles. In her spare time Kirsty loves to travel and has ticked off various locations on her bucket list already. She loves working for Prime because we are like a big family and have a great reputation for providing quality staff.
Luke joined Prime Appointments in 2014, and has since worked on the temporary desks for our Industrial and Technical & Engineering Divisions. He has recently moved to head up our Commercial Temporary Division where his engaging, warm and friendly personality has helped him to build a bank of talented and loyal candidates to fill short term vacancies for our clients.
A Witham local lad himself, he loves nothing more than spending time with his family and friends, his other pastime is photography and videography and he really enjoys planning content for social media and marketing campaigns with our fabulous marketing team.
Chris has been responsible for the Company’s accounts since 1996, becoming a Director in 2008. In addition to her accountancy role, Chris also supports the day to day running of the busy recruitment company with data and analysis to support strategic and financial planning for the future to ensure sustainable growth. Chris works closely with Robyn and the Prime Appointments Senior Team to ensure that the accounts and payroll function supports the operational business.
Outside of work Chris loves nothing more than sharing great food, wine and company with her family and friends. A keen and talented skier she is a demon on the slopes and ski’s twice a year! Chris and her husband are keen cooks and can often be found in their garden in all-weather producing amazing meals from their full size pizza oven – delicious!
Simon’s Recruitment career started in 2004. He has successfully launched a new IT & Digital division since joining us in January 2015. He loves finding great people for great roles and particularly helping accelerate someone’s career. Simon prides himself on making strong matches for the long-term taking candidate career moves and his client’s next hire very seriously – Honesty and integrity are very important to him and you can rely on candid honest advice and feedback.
When not in the office, Simon can be found relaxing with his family, socialising with friends (usually in the pub drinking Real Ale of course!) or watching the England Rugby team!
Jackie is one of our Senior Lead Consultants having worked for us at Prime Appointments for 10 years. She has notched up 18 years local recruitment experience both temporary & permanent roles from junior positions right through to Finance Director Level in Accountancy and Finance Recruitment. You can expect a friendly, professional and honest service from Jackie, very much focused on making lasting successful placements for both clients and candidates.
Away from the office Jackie enjoys spending lazy weekends with her beautiful daughters, hubby and friends. She is a longstanding member of the team and loves our fabulous office and our fun loving team who make working for a living a great pastime.
Joanna joined us having previously worked in recruitment for 3 years. She loves her role, particularly the satisfaction of placing candidates in roles which progress their careers. Joanna understands the complexities of Accountancy roles and has built a strong network of local candidates through providing friendly advice to help them develop career opportunities within the sector.
In her spare time Joanna loves spending time with her dog and finding new vegan recipes to cook and try out on the team….. who would have thought that a vegan birthday cake would taste so delicious! Joanna’s secret talent is pretty impressive – she can handstand dive from the top board at the swimming pool!
Terry joined Prime Appointments in 2015 with over 25 years’ experience across various finance roles; along with his team he is responsible for the day to day running of our Accounts Department, primarily overseeing the payroll function to ensure we pay our army of temp workers accurately and on time. Terry works closely with our Finance Director Chris to provide comprehensive financial data for the Senior Team.
His accounting background includes manufacturing, commercial, and most recently the legal sector so a great pedigree with varied sector experience. Terry is very outdoorsy and can often be found fishing or braving the elements at a point to point course somewhere in East Anglia – he loves horses and the countryside and is an accomplished horseman.
Laura joined Prime Appointments in 2018 with over 2 years’ experience working in industrial recruitment in the local area. Laura thrives on the fast-paced nature of the business and a building a reliable and successful workforce within the local community. She is professional and really friendly in her approach and quickly gains peoples trust.
In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, shopping and spending quality time with friends and family. Laura loves the fact that as a business we do things honestly and openly – compliance is important to us and we build friendly and respectful relationships with our temps assisting them into long term roles.
Rebecca joined the Prime Appointments marketing team in 2017, her role is pivotal to delivering ambitious Marketing and Design objectives for the business to support our growth. Rebecca has a First Class Degree in Graphic Design and has worked for several big brands including Tottenham Hotspur. Her innovative and quirky design is definitely getting us noticed, the team love their marketing collateral which helps them build our client base and attract candidates.
Rebecca has a sunny and positive outlook bringing huge energy and enthusiasm to our business, her ambitious plan to innovate and enhance our brand through online technology is very exciting! At home Rebecca is massively into home design always thinking about her next project and perusing glossy brochures adding iconic furniture to her wish list!
Justine is the newest member of our accountancy team, working in our ‘engine room’ as an Accounts Assistant. She has a wealth of experience in recruitment, having previously worked in the accounts department of another agency for over 8 years. Justine works alongside her colleagues inputting new starters, checking timesheets and most importantly making sure our temps are paid correctly and on time!
Outside of work Justine spends time with her family, her little boy keeping her busy with his demanding social calendar.
With considerable payroll experience and a passion for finance, Laura brings a positive energy and an analytical outlook to the Prime accounts department. Working closely with Justine and Sue, she oversees our credit control system, processes the busy health and social care department’s payroll and assists with holiday co-ordination. Laura joined Prime in March 2018 after helping managing the payroll for a small construction company.
Laura has a bubbly personality and professional manner with great attention to detail. In her spare time, she loves to exercise her creative side by teaching dance to members of the local community. She brings a lively energy to the accounting office with her quirky sense of humour and sunny personality. Her hidden talent is that she does a scarily on-point dinosaur impression. If she could have any superpower, it would be to fly, so that she could look down at the world and appreciate what we have!
Jasmine joined the Prime Appointments team at the start of 2017, after 18 months working in marketing. With a BA in English and an MA in Playwriting, she is our go-to girl for content writing whether that means blogging, writing press releases or making sure candidate CVs are client ready!
Jasmine is an avid reader and enjoys swing dancing in her spare time, her hidden talent is she has a knack for sketching people and catching their likenesses. She loves working for Prime because we genuinely care about employees and candidates, it’s a company with a heart but that doesn’t mean we’re not fiercely competitive!
Prior to joining Prime Appointments in 2017 Michelle worked in a primary school as a Learning Support Assistant for over 10 years! She was looking for a new challenge when the position here opened up – her great communication and organisational skills – not to mention her warm and friendly smile make her a great asset to the business, not sure how we managed in the past without her!
In her spare time Michelle enjoys cooking and a day out shopping, in a household with grown up daughters there is lots of scope to practice both! She is an avid theatre goer and enjoys nothing more than a night out with hubby or her friends in theatre land!
Sue joined Prime Appointments in 1999 and is a key member of our accounts team. She looks after our very busy payroll department and is the first port of call for temporary staff who need help with their time sheets or have payroll queries, with over 500 salaries to pay most weeks she is kept very busy. Sue also assists her accounts colleagues with general accounts activity although her specialism is payroll due to her extensive knowledge and experience.
A local Witham girl through and through she is on first names terms with lots of our longstanding temps, often bumping into them in the supermarket!
Donna joined Prime Appointments in 1994 and as well as being one of our longest serving employees, she is a vital member of our team. Every company needs a ‘Donna’, because there’s nothing she doesn’t know about Prime Appointments! Donna assists the Senior Management Team with reporting and is responsible for day to day compliance validation, she uses her extensive knowledge to oversee and assist all aspects of the company’s operations and implementation of small projects.
Donna loves spending time with her family outside of work, she really enjoys working at Prime Appointments because she views the fun loving team as her extended family who work hard but always find time to have a laugh. Donna is the nicest person you will ever meet and we are very lucky to have her!
Ben has had a successful career in Professional Services Recruitment, specialising in Accountancy and Finance across Essex before joining the IT Division at Prime. He has worked with businesses across a wide variety of sectors, recruiting roles across all skill levels. An excellent communicator, he prides himself on his consultancy skills and hopes to develop many long-term business partnerships here at Prime. Clients and candidates alike have praised Ben for his professional, transparent and personal approach.
If he could have any superpower, it would be to be able to breathe underwater, as he loves to swim. In his spare time, his main passions are food and football. He cannot get enough of good food and has a reputation of always ordering the largest available portion at a restaurant! To offset this, he makes a habit of maintaining an extremely active lifestyle. He is a devoted Liverpool fan and watches every single football game they play, without fail.
Recent Graphic Design graduate and daughter of Prime’s MD Robyn Holmes, Katie loves combining her creative skills with her passion for all things Prime. Her design ability is especially useful in Prime’s busy marketing department, where she has spent many summers working to promote the brand. A creative and positive person, she enjoys all aspects of marketing, from the meticulous design process to communicating with people from all walks of life. If she could have one super power, it would be to teleport, so that she could jet off to Barbados for the weekend and cut down her weekday commute! She has a healthy and active lifestyle, which she believes is key to maintaining peak performance and a confident, positive attitude.
Roberta brings a passion for great customer service and excellent attention to detail to her role on the Technical & Engineering desk here at Prime. She joined Prime after 2 years working in retail as an Assistant Manager after having graduated from university with a 2.1 in Drama and Theatre studies. Her degree has been great preparation for life on the Technical & Engineering desk, as it has helped her absorb complex information about the sector. Her customer service and theatre experience have given her strong communication skills, which are invaluable in connecting with candidates and clients alike.
She is an outgoing and positive person who brings a sense of fun to the Technical & Engineering team. If she could choose one superpower, she would like to be able to teleport, so she could go anywhere in the world… and be back in time for her morning meetings. Her secret talent is that she knows the lyrics to every single S Club 7 song, being a musical and outgoing type! She prides herself on always being approachable, friendly and professional.
With 7 years’ experience recruiting across the engineering and, earlier, the education sector, Victoria is highly experienced in her field. She is a passionate and dedicated individual who prides herself on her excellent attention to detail and tireless work ethic. A skilled and trustworthy communicator, she enjoys building and nurturing relationships with both candidates and clients. Over the years of her experience in recruitment, she has proven this time and again by managing expectations from the outset. She is thrilled to join one of Prime’s biggest divisions and looks forward to building on her already in-depth knowledge of the technical and engineering sector.
Her secret is that she is an accomplished portrait artist – a fitting hobby given her knack for painting a picture of, and then sourcing, the ideal candidates for anyone’s role!
With her extensive recruitment and senior administration experience, as well as her outgoing personality, Becky Stokes is the ideal Receptionist for Prime!
At her previous company, Becky worked as a recruitment consultant for 5 years before taking on the role of the Managing Director’s PA. This experience has given her a unique insight into recruitment administration and has sharpened her already top-level communication and organisation skills!
An outgoing and approachable individual, Becky thoroughly enjoys acting as the first point of contact for our candidates and clients alike. If she could have one superpower, she would like to be able to fly, so that she could have a birds’ eye view of the world. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter.
Naomi joined Prime’s Commercial & Office division in June 2018 and works mainly on permanent placements. With 2 years’ recruitment experience, she is a confident communicator who enjoys helping people. Before working in recruitment, Naomi gained a wide variety of experience, working across admin, HR and sales. This insight enables her to identify ideal candidates for her clients with speed and accuracy!
In her spare time, Naomi enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Previous managers have praised Naomi’s insight, diligence and attention to detail. Here at Prime, we enjoy her exceptional recruitment abilities as well as her quirky sense of humour!
Ross is a results-driven sales professional with a can-do attitude. He began his recruitment career with Prime in July 2018 and is relishing the challenges that our fast-paced industrial desk bring. He prides himself on his ability to deliver above and beyond his clients’ expectations by staying focused on his KPIs. His background lies mainly in sales within the offshore industry, which has tested his resilience, persistence and discretion. His diverse experience and skill set are a welcome addition to our industrial division, which is always seeking new ways to approach our clients’ requirements.
Outside of work, Ross enjoys spending time with his family and especially his four daughters, who keep him busy and occupied! An optimistic and outgoing individual, he is always one step ahead!