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Robyn established Prime Appointments in 1992 and with over 35 years of recruitment experience, she 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, candidates and the high volume of people the team have supported over the years.
A number of our clients have worked with us for nearly 30 years, which is testament to the consistently excellent service Prime delivers. We credit this to Robyn's hugely positive energy and 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. 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 with a competitive streak, in true Prime fashion! He particularly enjoys golf and Real Tennis. In 2017 he played Real Tennis in Australia for the successful Great Britain Over 50s team against France, Australia and the USA. In 2018, he represented Great Britain again in the same match, this time in New York. He is also the current Over 50s British doubles champion. Valuing teamwork above all else, he is a true Prime champion!
Jack O’Brien first joined the business in 2011 as a trainee recruiter on our fast-paced Industrial desk. There, he worked under Sales Director Colin’s careful supervision. Over the next 4 years of his training, he established excellent relationships with key Industrial clients before transferring to the Technical & Engineering division. As a Technical & Engineering consultant and then Manager, he has grown and developed the team to become what is now our biggest division, supplying temporary workers, contractors and permanent solutions across an extensive range of engineering sectors to international industry leaders, start-ups and SMEs alike across the region and beyond. With his consultative approach with both clients and candidates, he has proven his commitment to and passion for Prime. As such, in 2017, we were delighted to welcome him to join our Senior Management Team. Following the increased growth to the business which his management spearheaded, our board of Directors took the unanimous decision in 2019 to appoint him as a Director as of 1st January 2020.
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.
Michael is a 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!
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!
Working as part of our Temporary Technical & Engineering team, 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.
With his extensive internal recruitment experience within retail and his attention to detail, Mark Everitt is the perfect fit for our thriving Technical & Engineering division. In his previous roles, he managed teams of up to 70, before transferring to recruitment full-time. As a result, he prides himself on having developed excellent communication and problem-solving skills. He is customer-focused and not afraid to experiment with multiple solutions and ways of approaching a task in order to achieve the best result possible for his clients. A persistent worker, he brings a results-driven determination to the team.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, who much appreciate his top-notch BBQ chef skills! If he was to have one superpower it would be the ability to fly, so that he could have a birds-eye view of the world and get from A to B more quickly. This efficiency-driven mindset of has enabled him to fit in perfectly with our fast-paced Technical & Engineering desk!
Layla has joined our Prime family as Finance Director Designate. Her working career in Finance Management and Director roles, see's her experience in the engineering sector.
As a busy working mum of two, Layla's family values & work ethic align perfectly with our team here at Prime HQ.
Louise’s history with Prime goes far back, as she was first placed by Robyn to work with Peter back in 1997! After leaving to return to her career in golf club management, Louise took over her family business back in 2005, the recent sale of which has led to her welcome return to Prime. All of her positions up until now have involved an element of accounts, an area in which she looks forward to furthering her expertise through formal qualification.
Outside of work, Louise enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two baby grandsons who are her pride and joy. She is also a keen runner and runs several times a week, regularly training for 10ks and half-marathons. She even completed the London Marathon back in 2010! With her cheerful disposition, managerial experience and can-do attitude, she fits seamlessly into the Prime family, who are over the moon to have her back.
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!
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!
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!
Joining our team as Design & Marketing Assistant, Georgia has hit the ground running! Supporting the development of the Prime Brand, digital presence & social growth, our marketing exec has a first class degree in Design & Communication and a history of SEO work, making her the perfect fit at Prime HQ.
As well as being an avid communicator Georgia is also an amazing dancer, with skills across performing arts, ballet and tap. If she could have any super power it would be to time travel, making up for lost time on all of her canceled holidays during the pandemic.
Stormé is passionate about all things design, from digital design to illustrations, to makeup and photography. She is also a social media savant who is keen to help Prime become the most influential agency on social media in the local area! With her bubbly and outgoing personality she is the perfect fit for Prime’s positive and forward-thinking marketing department. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and partner and travelling. Just some of the countries she has visited include Jamaica, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Poland, and Morocco and she is eager to expand her list! If she could have any superpower, it would be to teleport, so that she could travel through time and travel more on the weekends.
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!
With her passion for all things Prime, excellent communication skills and creative flair, second-generation member of the founding Holmes family, Katie is in her element working with our Accountancy & Finance clients. A people-person down to the ground, she thoroughly enjoys helping her candidates and clients find the matches for them. Applying her impeccably high standards to her search, consultancy and service alike, she is always looking for ways to go the extra mile. Passionate about all things Prime, she is the ideal person to take the reins of our Accountancy & Finance division as we approach our third decade in business. Outside of work, she has a healthy and active lifestyle, which she believes is key to maintaining peak performance and a confident, positive attitude.
With her outgoing personality and passion for people, Laura brings a positive energy and an analytical outlook to our Office & Finance duo. Working closely with Katie, Laura's consultative approach to recruitment see's both the Commercial & Office and Accountancy & Finance divisions booming!
Laura brings a lively energy to the office with her quirky sense of humour and sunny personality, she's the perfect girl for the job when it comes to being the perfect recruitment partner!
With her extensive experience on the frontline of NHS temporary staffing, Kate is a much-valued member of our care team. She is an honest, approachable and conscientious member of the department with a unique insight into our client’s needs. She has worked closely with social workers for over 2 years, which has given her a unique perspective into how best to match our candidates with the clients who need them most.
Outside of work, she enjoys music, crafting and has participated in the majorettes. With her sunny disposition, top-notch organisation skills and expertise, she provides an excellent quality of service that our clients and candidates can rely on.
Being the Senior Lead Consultant for our Health and Social care sector, Nicola has guided the division through turbulent times while remaining positive and proactive throughout. We have watched this driven and bubbly consultant keep our Care desk on track by tirelessly supporting her client's. Her 25 years of recruitment expertise and relationship building, makes her the perfect consultant to guide you through your recruitment journey.
Outside of work Nicola's passionate about her family and friends, not forgetting watching her boys on the football pitch! Nicola's secret talent is that she is a Ballroom and Latin dancer! You're sure to see her cutting shapes in the recruitment industry.
Joining the IT & Digital desk as a trainee recruiter, Caitlin previously recruited swab testers for her own COVID-19 clinic. She enjoyed this aspect of the job so much that she knew recruitment was the next step for her! Her Mental health degree paired with her knowledge for person centred planning, makes her the perfect fit for the Prime team.
In her spare time, Caitlin loves fancy dress! If she could have any super power it would be to shape shift, adding that special touch to her costumes. Flying to work would be pretty awesome too! Her secret talent of speaking intermediate Japanese is sure to give her the cutting edge in the recruitment industry.
Our newest apprentice Natasha, recently passed her A levels with amazing grades! We couldn't be happier to help this talented individual to get some much needed work experience. Trying her hand at a whole collection of jobs across the business we're delighted to support the growth of the next generation of worker bees and provide the work experience needed to help Natasha grow both in confidence and more notably within the early days of her bright career.
Our Industrial coordinator Amy is hitting the ground running! Working closely alongside our Industrial boys Chris, Ross & Micky, Amy's making all the difference with her bubbly character, in getting candidates through the door.
Amy's passion for recruitment comes from the want to help & guide candidates with their job placements, making a difference to the lives of candidates is all part of the job here at Prime!
Working as part of our Technical & Engineering desk, Helens recruitment expertise is shining! After graduating from her illustration degree, she worked in a supermarket and progressed into a management role during the peak of the pandemic. Within this role she was involved with recruiting for drivers and pickers/packers. Lucky for us, Helen is eager to continue her recruitment journey with the Prime family!
In her free time, Helen continues her passion for illustration, sewing and up-cycling clothes. Her love for cooking & baking is a great pass time as well as playing badminton and kayaking!
Emmanuel has kick started his career in Recruitment after studying in the Sports & Exercise Science Industry. Exploring his working career in hospitality, Emanuel's people facing experience has led him to explore the recruitment industry!
In his spare time, Emmanuel is an avid Guitar player and enjoys spending his down time with friends & family.
Having always had customer service experience Abi knew she always wanted to surround herself in a people facing career. Starting off her working career in retail, she progressed into recruitment and has been in the industry ever since!
Outside of work, Abi enjoys keeping fit through regularly attending the gym, going swimming, and taking part in group classes. She also has an interest in baking (she's not actually the author of this book although she likes to pretend she is)!