The Digital Team

Beccie Perring

Beccie Perring

Office Manager

I am an experienced Office Manager and Executive Assistant with a passion for efficiency, organisation, and seamless operations. My role is not just about managing tasks; it's about orchestrating the smooth running of our office environment while providing the best support to our leadership team.  As Office Manager, my responsibilities include a breadth of crucial tasks aimed at enhancing the functionality of our workplace. From overseeing administrative processes to managing office supplies and facilities, my role is key to keeping our business running smoothly. Whether it's coordinating logistics for company-wide events, maintaining an organised office environment, or liaising with vendors and suppliers, I ensure that every aspect of our office runs like a well-oiled machine. Working in a successful recruitment business means challenges are inevitable, but I thrive in finding solutions.  As Executive Assistant, I support our Leadership team, providing comprehensive support that enables them to focus on strategic initiatives and key decision-making. From managing complex calendars and scheduling appointments to preparing meticulous reports and presentations, I handle every task with precision and care. Our consultant’s time is valuable, and I make it my mission to optimise it efficiently. This element of my role extends beyond administrative support; I am a strategic partner, adept at anticipating needs, solving problems, and facilitating seamless communication between executives and stakeholders. 

Kate Siegel

Kate Siegel

Director

I specialise in Marketing & Digital recruitment for the Retail, Leisure, Travel, and Hospitality industries across both permanent and interim assignments. Interim is in area I’m particularly skilled in and I have an excellent track record of providing clients with this solution while they are seeking out their perfect permanent candidate. From big names in FMCG to luxury brands and cutting-edge digital startups, I've matched talent with opportunities across the board. Need a PPC whiz, an SEO expert, or someone to jazz up your brand? I've got you covered, from getting customers in the door to keeping them coming back.  My client base is typically businesses over £50m t/o in size and I’m proud to say I partner with some of the most sought after employer brands the UK has to offer! At Better Placed, we do things differently. We're all about personal connections, not just ticking boxes. When you work with me, it's not just business; it's a partnership, tailored to what you need and where you want to go. With over ten years’ experience working in marketing myself, I've seen it all and I’m perfectly positioned to quickly understand my client’s needs and candidates’ aspirations.  When you're with me, you're not just a piece of paper; you're the perfect fit for my client’s culture and aspirations. I'm here to help you grow, whether that's polishing your CV, acing your next interview, or building out a marketing team from scratch -  I’ve got the experience and the network to help you achieve your goals.  Beyond matching talent with opportunity, I’m passionate about supporting my clients in developing more diverse and inclusive shortlists and supporting them on their ED&I journey. I have been an been an ambassador for Women’s Health here at Better Placed, leading out on our accreditation with Henpicked to become a Menopause friendly employer in addition to starting a series of Health ‘matters’ Cafes across the business to drive awareness of women’s health in the workplace. Outside of work, you'll catch me at music festivals or chilling in my VW campervan, soaking up the good vibes. Let's team up and make things happen!

Alison Livesey

Alison Livesey

Director - Digital and eCommerce

With over ten years recruiting experience, I specialise in working with start-up & scale-ups to build out full teams in brands across the country.I have over a decade of experience recruiting at Head of and Director level, working mandates across brand, trading, ecommerce, digital, performance, conversion and analytics. I have a keen personal interest in working with B Corp and Carbon Neutral brands and have great success stories about brands with these accreditations, helping them grown from prefunding start-ups to private equity backed scale-ups.I love getting under the skin of a brand and understanding their nuances enabling me to find them the perfect employees who can thrive in their environment. I’m proud to say I have been part of the team leading Better Placed on their ED&I journey. It's a subject myself and my colleagues are focused on and actively encouraging conversations internally, as well as externally with our clients.I’ve taken time to engage with experts, carry out research and interviews to improve my understanding on the subject and to better equip myself to advise clients. I am part of the team who wrote our ED&I policy and statement of Intent, where our aim is to build a culture where our employees feel respected and valued for who they are as well as what they bring to Better Placed. I have developed an extensive network in some of the UK's leading disrupters and have built a reputation for long term partnerships focused on influencing real change. I am able to advise on hiring strategy, transformation and market trends.

Rachel O'Sullivan

Rachel O'Sullivan

Partner - bpesearch & Board Director, Better Placed

I have built an exceptional reputation internally and externally since joining the Group in 2010. Now a Board Director, my expertise spans retail, e-com, hospitality and leisure sectors and I have a first class network throughout marketing and digital functions in particular. My clients range from major high street retailers to emerging scale-ups and disruptors and I've helped many individuals transition between the twoI'm not afraid to challenge traditional thinking and try to bring a fresh perspective to my client’s search criteria and I have a strong track record in helping women to secure leadership positions. I would like to think I have an incredible work ethic and a honest approach and this has proved a very successful combination throughout my career, and for that reason, I'm often the chosen recruitment partner for many businesses and candidates alike.

Claire Eason

Claire Eason

Business Manager: Marketing | Digital | Ecommerce | Analytics | Product

I am a seasoned recruiter with over a decade of experience recruiting for large scale multi-site consumer brands across retail, travel, and services in the North & Midlands. I am proud to have built many long lasting relationships over this time, based on trust, reliability and of course results! As a trusted advisor, I’ve supported clients through in-housing projects, full team builds and transformation projects across Marketing, Digital, Ecommerce, Insight & Analytics and Product. I have a keen eye for emerging trends and have successfully supported my clients in curating high-performing teams. Whether it's appointing visionary leaders or nurturing emerging talent, I thrive on the challenge of matching skills with aspirations and aligning ambitions.

Tan Chaudhry

Tan Chaudhry

Consultant

​Why I joined better placed:I needed a new challenge in my career and had been very aware of Better placed prior to having a conversation with them. As soon as I spoke with Better Placed, I instantly knew what my next career step would be. With my previous Marketing Recruitment Experience and the platform Better placed have it was an absolute no brainer! Why send us / me your CV:For me, the most important thing is finding the right role for the right person, getting to know your needs and what you are looking for in your next move, which is most important for me. With my knowledge of the Market, Industry and experience, I am here to help you make the potential daunting step of finding your dream role easy and simple! One interesting fact about me: I have presented a few talent shows in the Netherlands in front of thousands of people!

Louisa Harrison

Louisa Harrison

Managing Consultant - Services

Specialist Area :I specialise in the recruitment of marketing professionals within the B2B sectors, with key areas including manufacturing, construction, chemical and automotive. Working with leading marketing, digital and creative clients and candidates across the Yorkshire and Midlands, I recruit a broad section of marketing jobs from Executive to Manager and Director. My focus on recruiting roles including but not limited to:Marketing ExecMarketing Analyst Product Marketing ManagerHead of ProductCategory ManagerDigital Marketing ManagerHead of MarketingWhy I joined Better Placed: When making the decision on the next step in my career, I wanted to work for a company which gave me the best opportunities and who also had a great reputation within the market. My gut instinct throughout the entire interview process was that the company stood out as a fantastic place to work, with a great culture and welcoming group of people who reaffirmed that Better Placed is the right place for me! And 3 years later plus a promotion, it’s safe to say Better Placed is still the perfect company for me and I absolutely love the people I work with. Why send us/me your CV: Better Placed, in my opinion, is one of the most connected and enterprising recruitment teams in the local region and we pride ourselves on market knowledge as well as having a personable & passionate approach when working with both candidates and clients.I have recruited Marcomms, PR, Product and Digital roles within many B2B businesses both big and small over the past 5 years and over time, have built a strong network. Recruitment is all about finding the right role for the right person by understanding each individual needs and wants. With my knowledge of the market and my interest in understanding each individuals requirements, I’m here to help every step of the way. Please get in touch and send me your CV! One interesting fact about me: I’m a terrible cook, but I’m partial to the odd bit of baking on a Sunday afternoon. Banana & chocolate chip muffins are my go too.

Leanne Wallworth

Leanne Wallworth

Group Operations Director

Why I joined Better Placed: BPR had a brilliant reputation in the market with both candidates and clients. The company values of honesty, transparency and quality closely matched the way I wanted to work as a consultant and it was this that made me introduce myself!​My Role:A role to explore company systems, grow business functions & develop the brand to enable the organisation to reach new heights! Facilitate, coach and support the delivery of Operational Excellence to optimise value creation, working within the BPR values and standards to create a culture to deliver, empower and optimise performance.Better Placed is an Employee Owned Trust so the employees experience, engagement and motivation is integral to our ongoing success. To achieve our goals we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people. As such, my role also encompasses People Operations: Designing, implementing and optimising the People process to create a seamless experience across the People Journey, enabling and empowering all employees to thrive in their roles. In addition to building inclusive teams via an effective attraction strategy, reward & recognition programs and general performance management, my day to day is also about ensuring people feel valued, heard and are given the right resources and support they need.​One interesting fact about me: I have flown a small plane! 

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

Joint Managing Director

​Specialist Areas – FMCG, Retail, Consumer DurablesI was one of the three founding members of Better Placed in 2001 and I've since been integral in building the business. My particular network has grown into many different areas over the last 19 years in recruitment, but always with a particular bias towards sales and marketing professionals into consumer markets.I now recruit senior executive and board level roles into both blue chip branded businesses as well as smaller, owner managed and private equity backed businesses. When I'm not recruiting for my clients, I am always looking for talent for Better Placed and making sure the business continues to attract people who care about the work we do and are constantly improving the way we do business.Outside of work I invest time and money in developing our house (which we started when the recession hit us back in 2008!), coaching and watching my kids play hockey and rugby and playing hockey and golf myself to keep (relatively) fit.

Dean Bartle

Dean Bartle

Board Director

​As a Founding Director of the business, I've been part of the Better Placed journey since day one. Having helped grow the business to what it is today, my remit and focus day to day is business operations, developing the marketing strategy and brand for Better Placed, whilst still recruiting within the Agency, Retail and Leisure sectors across the north. Day to day I'm now based out of our Manchester office where we have big plans for 2024, to not only further grow the team, but also to build our recently launched tech offering, Better Placed Tech, with founding Director Jonathan Moran.

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​I have used Better Placed to recruit a number of positions for me at varying levels in roles I have held throughout my career.  I choose to use Better Placed, and in particular Rachel, because of the in-depth knowledge she has of Marketing, which helps me find the most relevant candidates for the job.

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Require Interim or Contract Support?

We know that working in the interim, contractor or temporary arena means needing to be agile and posses the ability to move quickly, for both our candidates and clients. That together with still understanding our clients businesses, the specifics around any particular role or project and ultimately been able to offer the right people, at the right time. All our disciplines and areas can offer support and advice in terms of Interim or Contract recruitment, from insight into market dynamics through to day rate and IR35 advice. If you would like to discuss an interim requirement or just have a question on anything related please get in contact.