our management team

Andrew Hartley

After graduating from Surrey University, I joined one of the top national recruitment agencies. Those first 10 years covered a variety of roles, the final 5 of which were as Regional Director for the South, running 13 busy recruitment offices. Armed with this experience I took the opportunity to start an independent agency with the aim of setting new standards in Southampton and the surrounding area. I am very proud that since opening in 2007 we have built up many fantastic relationships with local employers and candidates and have fast become Southampton's busiest agency - being awarded the Best Independent Recruitment Agency in Hampshire for the last 2 years in a row have have been a great acknowledgment of the team's hard work over the last 13 years! Most of my time out of work is spent with my 8 and 6 year old who are a source of constant fun. In any spare time I love to get outdoors and set crazy challenges for myself. 2019's challenge is my proudest to date, cycling 800 miles in a week as wingman to Francis Benali in his 7 Ironman Triathlons in 7 days IronFran challenge. Being a part of #Teamfran was a unique experience and led by Fran we achieved the goal of raising £1m for Cancer Research UK.

Emma Hoskins

I graduated in Sports Science, with all the good intentions of a career in sport. However, I realised I was never going to be a World Champion, so needed to find a proper job! After working for a travel company and an office equipment reseller, I walked into a recruitment agency, loved what I saw and the rest is history! I spent 9 fantastic years working for a national agency and made it into the top 10 consultants. I was then promoted to run my own branch which I took from strength to strength for 3 years (the highlight was personally being nominated as account manager of the year by a major national client!). In December 2007 I jumped at the chance to join Andrew with his venture and am really proud to be part of such an exciting company. I now work part-time as I have two little girls, so most of my spare time is spent chasing after them! I am very sociable and enjoy sport, especially watching rugby. I also go to the gym to try to counteract my love of food.

Martin Wilson

My working career started with a local construction company where I undertook numerous roles. I also completed a City and Guilds qualification in bricklaying and even spent 2 years working in France. After 6 years with the company I felt as though I needed a new challenge in a new business sector, so I joined one of Europe’s leading insurance companies in their claims department. After several years and a couple of promotions within the company I left that role to join one of the UK’s largest independent insurance brokers within customer service. During this time I became Cert CII qualified and developed my passion for customer services and managing customer relationships. I met Andrew through a family friend and he recommended a career within recruitment, so when the opportunity arose 8 years ago to join the team it was an easy decision to make. I am really enjoying the challenges of recruitment and the satisfaction of helping people find new jobs and companies the right staff. In my spare time I love playing football and generally keeping fit.