Our People

Naturally we’re as passionate about our own people as we are about identifying top talent for the employers we represent. We invest heavily in rewarding our hard-working team and providing them with the tools they need to service our clients and keep them coming back to us. Together we offer over 80 years’ combined experience and weve excelled in the recruitment sector because we love what we do.

Our board of directors have delivered resource solutions and RPO consultancy across the UK and internationally. Our consultants are sector and regional specialists with expertise in managing volume campaigns to bespoke SLAs. Together, we share a vision to grow our business by enhancing our reputation for robust and scalable recruitment solutions.

Steven Byrne

Business Development Director

With 18 years’ recruitment management expertise, Steven is responsible for the acquisition and growth of key verticals with particular expertise in the technical and security cleared contract market.

Caroline Patten

Operations Director

MCIPD qualified with over 12 years’ senior leadership experience, Caroline provides the strategic planning, financial management, infrastructure and delivery for Grassroots’ day-to-day operations.

Richard Brown

Service Delivery Director

Responsible for the management of volume accounts and implementation of targeted talent acquisition strategies, Richard is a service delivery specialist with over 15 years’ industry experience.

Rick Pennell

Associate Director

Rick is Stockport born and bred and has spent the last 20 years  specialising in the commercial sector, working on recruitment projects for some of the borough most successful and aspiring businesses.

Yvonne Scanlan

Senior Consultant

Specialising in the engineering sector, Yvonne’s exceptional knowledge of the local candidate market allows her to deliver quick, guaranteed and value-added solutions to exact technical requirements.

Natalie Jones

Marketing & PR Executive

A Photography Graduate from the University of Salford, Natalie is responsible for delivering targeted PR and Marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and candidate attraction.

Our Values

We understand the important of delivering the best quality service to employers and job-seekers. That’s why we’re committed to developing motivated, successful and expert consultants who can embody our corporate values of honesty, quality, ethics and respect.

We operate a values-based approach to internal recruitment and performance management, ensuring our employees’ behaviours align with our own. We invest heavily in staff training, software and technology, creating a positive work environment and supporting professional development.

IT Manager

“I can honestly say of all recruitment agencies I’ve used, you’re comfortably the best to work with. You take interest in our business, its people and our requirements.”

Marketing Manager

“Grassroots attention to details and service delivery is far above the standard we have come to expect for the recruitment industry.”

Facilities Manager

“Having used Grassroots as a candidate for my current role and now as an employer, the service offered is first class from every angle.”

Managing Director

“Grassroots were a very important cog in the wheel of our recruitment process during the set-up of our new offices in the North West.”

Practice Manager

“I have been impressed with the level of service and the calibre of candidates put forward. I would certainly use Grassroots again for any recruitment needs.”

HR Manager

“Grassroots work hard to find the best candidates that have the skills for your job but also ensure they will fit within the culture of your organisation.”

Partnerships Manager

“Grassroots offer a personal and genuine service… Coming in to meet the team and find out about our company culture was important to us as a business.”

Head of Legal

“Really easy to work with; very quick turnaround to queries. Straight forward.”