The Sales Team

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.

Rian Hoey

Rian Hoey

Manager

Specialist Area : Marketing & Sales – Tech/Gaming/ServicesI recruit marketing & sales roles across B2B, tech, gaming and services companies. The bigger clients I work with include some household names in the Yorkshire area including Sky Betting and Gaming, Yorkshire Building Society and TransUnion. I also recruit for some awesome tech SMEs who are scaling up, publishing houses and global businesses you’ve likely never heard of! I spend most of my time recruiting Mid-Senior Marketing and Sales positions as well as niche digital roles including PPC, SEO, CRO, ASO and all the other abbreviations!Why I joined Better Placed :When making my decision on the company I wanted to work for and progress in a career which was going to give me the best opportunities, I felt Better Placed stood out as being very consultative in their approach which resonated very well with me. It also came down to gelling really well with the team over a couple of beers and we have had many more beers since!Initially I began at Better Placed in the Retail/Leisure/Travel industry, recruiting for some of the UK’s leading brands. I have since moved into the B2B space which is a fantastic market full of companies who operate in very specialist areas and I love learning more about them and their own unique style of Marketing! My remit is Digital, Product and Traditional Marketing across the B2B sector.Why send us/me your CV :BPR are leaders in their field, we have relationships built on trust and delivery with the most prominent businesses in our sectors, often on an exclusive basis. Simply put, working in partnership with Better Placed gives you the opportunity to open more doors and have a wider range of options available to you. Our consultative ethos also applies to our candidates and we will give you realistic advice in terms of what to expect from a job search and all possibilities available to you.Something you may not know about me :Not hugely exciting maybe but something you don't know - I am a massive fan of the ukulele which I decided to pick up as a new hobby a few years ago. Unfortunately my singing is woeful so I need to play it quite loudly to drown myself out!

Harry Ratcliffe

Harry Ratcliffe

Consultant - FMCG Sales

Specialist Area:Commercial roles within branded FMCG businesses across food & drink, personal care, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables and electronics. I specialise in roles from National Account Executive or Territory Sales up to Head of Sales / Commercial Controller level, as well as Commercial Strategy / Market Strategy & Planning roles.​Why I joined Better Placed:Throughout the interview process, everyone I met at Better Placed gave me a very honest overview of the company and made an effort to get to know me as a person. It quickly became clear to me that this approach is at the forefront of what Better Placed do, valuing relationships, personal interaction and a consultative way of working more than other recruitment businesses do. Why send us/me your CV:I partner with a range of clients within the consumer space, from category-leading blue-chips to fast-growing, entrepreneurial start-ups and SMEs. If you’re actively looking for a new role or just wanting to get a feel for the job market, get in touch for a confidential chat. I’m always keen to hear what you’re looking for, and will give you full control of your job search, introducing you to the businesses that best match your aspirations.   One interesting fact about me:I lived in San Francisco from the age of 12-15. Couldn’t complain about the Californian weather but the UK is my home!

Lewis Woodhouse

Lewis Woodhouse

Consultant - FMCG Sales

​Why did I join Better Placed? I joined Better Placed as I decided that it was the best destination to further my career. Better Placed stood out to me as aconsultancy that really cares about its Clients and Candidates and takes the time to focus on building long-lasting relationships. Through my own interviews at Better Placed I felt they took the time to get to know me and provided me with constructive and honest feedback. With this excellent first impression coupled with their fantastic reputation, Better Placed was an easy decision to make!Why Send me your CV? My consultative approach means that I will take the time to get to know you and your requirements, understanding your experiences in depth in order to present roles to you which will help you establish or excel within your career. Through fully understanding your needs we will work on your behalf with our existing relationships, alongside opening doors to provide you with several excellent options. During this process I will also providing you with constructive and honest feedback.The one thing you don’t know about me? : I once ran with the bulls in Pamplona – never again!!

Alex Hamilton

Alex Hamilton

Director - FMCG Sales & Marketing

​Why did you join Better Placed? :I joined Better Placed after returning to the UK following 2 years of travelling. I spent a year living in the French Alpes working for a ski company / perfecting my skiing technique and the following year travelling around South East Asia. Better Placed appealed to me due to their reputation in the market, after exploring a number of different marketing recruitment businesses it was clear Better Placed had existing relationships with a vast number of exciting FMCG / Consumer brands across the country!Why send me your CV :I have relationships with a whole variety of companies from large blue chip Food organisations to exciting entrepreneurial start ups! All of which I am happy to discuss. I also offer a more tailored approach to many other recruiters where I will work proactively on your behalf to provide a spectrum of interesting opportunities which may not have been otherwise available.The one thing you don’t know about me? - I have ridden an ostrich!

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