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 they offer over 80 years’ combined experience and they’ve excelled in the recruitment sector because they love what they do.

We have an exceptional leadership team, with directors whose experience comes from growing highly profitable operations for some of Manchester’s largest recruitment companies. Our dedicated team of consultants share our vision to grow our business by enhancing our reputation for robust and scalable recruitment solutions. They provide consistency and service excellence our success is built on.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Here at Grassroots we take our social responsibilities very seriously. That’s why we’re committed to supporting local charities and the wider community by using our recruitment expertise to have a positive impact on the people we work with. From offering free HR advisory services and discounted recruitment fees to charities, we also run an employee volunteering scheme and take part in regular fundraising activities.

Meet the Team

Steven Byrne

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.
Richard Brown

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.
Caroline Patten

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.
Rick Pennell

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

Yvonne Scanlan

Senior Recruitment 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.

Theo Hall

Theo Hall

Recruitment Consultant

With a background in business development, Theo specialises in the recruitment of Sales and Marketing professionals from graduate to management level, with almost 3 years’ experience in the recruitment sector.
Molly Marsden

Molly Marsden

Marketing & PR Executive

A first class Broadcast Journalism Graduate from the University of Salford, Molly is responsible for delivering targeted PR and Marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and candidate attraction.

What's it like to work here?

We have an incredibly hard-working team dynamic, which means rewarding and sharing in the company’s successes is an important part of our job.

We enjoy quarterly team incentives (from quad biking to archery), corporate entertaining and gala dinners, charity fundraising events (from pub quizzes to golf days) and the usual social events (we’re Foodie Friday regulars). As well as any opportunity to eat cake.

We're Hiring!

We look for motivated high-achievers from any sector with the passion and enthusiasm to enhance our reputation for quality. We value honesty, consistency and uncompromising quality.

In addition to a great working environment, we offer a competitive starting salary, generous commission scheme, 25 days holiday, standard office hours, free car parking, and contributory pension. We also run quarterly team incentives and regular social events, together with inviting staff to take part in our annual CSR challenge and employee volunteering scheme.

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