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//About us The Vivid Team

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Luke Parker

//Director of Sales

A graduate of Oxford Brookes University where he studied Business Management, Luke is the most senior person at Vivid Resourcing.

Luke joined Vivid at the age of 25 after 7 years as a professional cricketer with Warwickshire CC, and led the establishment of the NHS IT and Broadcast Engineering markets for Vivid. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of sales at Vivid Resourcing across all UK locations.

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James McNulty

//Senior Sales Manager/ Head of Sales Vivid HQ

James graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Economics. He joined Vivid Resourcing as our fifth employee, quickly progressing through the Vivid management scheme to Senior Sales Manager level.

Having established a successful team at a young age, James has been leading our market expansion into Europe (including planned office openings). His team focus on overseas Engineering and IT with particular emphasis on Life Sciences and Software Development.

James’ time will be split between the USA, where he will be working alongside Jamie as they continue to focus on customer service and client relationship in order to grow Vivid’s USA presence, and Vivid’s already established European offices.

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Jamie Gardiner

//Sales Manager/ Head of Sales Vivid L.A.

Jamie joined Vivid 4 years ago after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Business & Economics.

Jamie joined Vivid 4 years ago after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Business & Economics.

He joined the company at an exciting time as Vivid first started to penetrate the international Engineering market.

Having started as a trainee consultant within the international recruitment team, he was promoted to Senior Consultant, managing a team which concentrates on recruitment within the Oil & Gas sector within central Europe.

For Jamie, it was a great experience to be involved in Vivid’s progression from a company with no international contractors, to one that has a very strong presence in international recruitment across several continents, which led to him setting up Vivid’s USA operations in Los Angeles in January 2016.

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Ryan Woods

//Sales Manager/ Head of Sales Vivid Manchester

Ryan joined Vivid in December 2011 and currently recruits for offshore oil and gas engineers in various locations around the world, including the Middle East, America and Africa.

Ryan joined Vivid in December 2011 and currently recruits for offshore oil and gas engineers in various locations around the world, including the Middle East, America and Africa.

He originally came from a sporting background playing football for Blackburn FC and graduated with a business Studies degree while studying in Florida, alongside playing football in the MLS.

Since joining Vivid Ryan has had the opportunity to dine at over 15 Michelin starred restaurants, and has gone on holidays to the likes of Ibiza and Berlin with the company.

He was promoted to Senior Consultant after only 18 months in the job and has now been promoted to Team Leader. He is currently mentoring 6 consultants recruiting for other Oil and Gas related markets.

In January 2014 Ryan was given the opportunity to play a major part of the new Vivid Resourcing office in Wilmslow, Cheshire, and was given the responsibility of managing the office alongside Vivid director Charlie Walker.

In his spare time he is a keen runner and often competes in races in the North West and Lake District, and still plays football at weekends.

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Alasdair Grant

//Head of Sales Vivid London Victoria

Alasdair began working for Vivid in July 2011 after completing a degree in Business Management at the University of Manchester.

Alasdair began working for Vivid in July 2011 after completing a degree in Business Management at the University of Manchester.

After a successful career as Recruitment Consultant and achieving some exceptional figures within just four years, he began his management career as Senior Consultant. Today, Alasdair is Team Leader and mentors a team of consultants who cover the Engineering and Construction markets. 

Alasdair also is helping to lead Vivid’s UK expansion through the opening of Vivid’s new South West London office.

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Angus Gilmour

//Head of Sales Vivid Glasgow

Angus has been with the company for nearly four years and heads up our team of experienced consultants in our Glasgow office.

Before joining Vivid in June 2013, Angus graduated with a degree at Loughborough University in Sports Science and Management and competed for Scotland at badminton for a number of years. He joined Vivid’s London office in June 2013 with a focus on recruiting in the international Oil and Gas sector, and now has responsibility for growing and managing our Glasgow office. Angus’ team recruit across the UK and Europe within renewable energy and construction markets.  

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Alfie Long

//IT Team Lead Vivid HQ

Alfie is an English Literature graduate from Nottingham Trent University and also comes from a sporting background, being heavily involved in football. He joined Vivid in September 2014 and was promoted to Executive Consultant after 18 months in the business.

Alfie is an English Literature graduate from Nottingham Trent University and also comes from a sporting background, being heavily involved in football. He joined Vivid in September 2014 and was promoted to Executive Consultant after 18 months in the business.

Alfie focuses on recruitment for the UK IT market and has recently taken on more responsibility in the Vivid London office as part of his promotion. 

Over the next 12 months he is looking to manage and build a team as well as continue to develop on an individual level and generally support the growth of Vivid as a business.

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Michelle Nadim

//Head of Energy and Rail Vivid HQ

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William Bridges

//Head of Benelux Vivid HQ

Before joining Vivid in August 2013, Will studied French at King’s College London. Will’s aptitude for French left him perfectly positioned to make Vivid’s first inroads into the French and Benelux markets. Within these locations his market focus is IT, with a particular focus on Software Development.

Before joining Vivid in August 2013, Will studied French at King’s College London. Will’s aptitude for French left him perfectly positioned to make Vivid’s first inroads into the French and Benelux markets. Within these locations his market focus is IT, with a particular focus on Software Development.

Already mentoring two consultants, Will is aiming to progress through the Vivid career structure through to Team Leader and beyond with a specific focus on the European markets.

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Alex Lyon

//Head of Town Planning Vivid Manchester

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Leon Perez

//Head of Benelux Team Perm

Leon is a history graduate from the University of Hull and joined the company in the summer of 2015. He has recently won the G2V group's best newcomer award in 2016 and was also promoted to executive consultant within 18 months with the organisation. Leon likes to refer to himself as a sporty individual that is mainly interested in football (he is big Liverpool fan), and is also into fine dining. Leo n looks after our permanent placements in Benelux. 

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Tom Kelly

//Head of Construction Vivid London Victoria

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James Gorfin

//CEO

As one of the founding members of Vivid Resourcing, James is responsible for running and developing the group to greater growth.

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Colin Martin

//Finance Director

Colin, a qualified accountant for over 20 years, joined Vivid Resourcing in March 2015 and is responsible for the entire company's financial affairs.

Following eight years as the Group Finance Director of Avanta Enterprise Limited, which culminated in the successful sale of the business to Staffline Group PLC for £65m. He brings with him a wealth of financial and commercial experience and has aided the development and growth of businesses across a range of sectors, including recruitment with Spring Group PLC and Xansa PLC.

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Ryan Morrow

//Operations Director

Ryan joined G2V in October 2015 after spending 15 years with a leading FTSE 250 company during which time he accumulated a wealth of recruitment experience encompassing both sales and operations.

Ryan has successfully implemented and managed global operations & business change projects across multiple business areas that have enabled diversification and growth. As a member of the board, he is responsible for overseeing global operational functions here at Vivid Resourcing and takes pride in ensuring the operations strategy supports the business and assists the company's ambitious expansion plans.

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Wendy Nicholls

//Operations Manager

Wendy is CIPD qualified and had over 19 years experience in her field. She manages the operations functions of the business. Here and Her team help support the sales division, allowing them to do what they do best - recruitment!

Wendy has responsibility for and manages a number of operational departments including Business Coordination, HR, Internal Recruitment, FM and Special Projects.  After completing a degree in business she joined the industry over 19 years ago starting as a recruitment consultant and worked her way up to running sales offices. She wanted to broaden her experiences and further her career and became CIPD qualified and moved into operations. Her role is to coordinate her teams to give the best support to the sales divisions so that they can concentrate on their growth plans without any operational concerns.

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Andreas Michaelides

//Financial Controller

Andreas has been with the company since September 2015 and has bought a number of years worth of experience with him to the G2V group.

Andreas and his team are responsible for ensuring that all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented. The team also perform cash management functions and oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, payroll and bank reconciliation functions. Andreas has a number of years worth of experience and has injected this into the G2V group to streamlines processes and procedures.  

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Matt Wells

//Learning and Development Manager

Matt is one of our longest serving employees having joined in January 2005. He is responsible for developing and training all staff across the organisation.

Matt is responsible for the company's delivery and development of high quality, engaging and business focussed, training programmes for all employees (sales and non-sales). His robust sales training ranges from the induction of new starters, all the way through to helping further develop senior level managers across our London, Manchester, Glasgow and two American offices. He heads up our Development Academy which is an ongoing training, learning, support and development programme that is unrivalled within the recruitment sector. 

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Matt Weller

//Business Systems Manager

Matt joined Vivid Resourcing in February 2016 and plays a pivotal and paramount role in the businesses technical infrastructure.

As Business Systems Manager for Vivid Resourcing, Matt is responsible for managing the core systems, data and processes within the group and its respective brands including IT strategy; Systems Integration; Network and Infrastructure Convergence; Management and Business Intelligence. By doing so this enables the business to fulfil its wider strategic goals.

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Keziah Watt

//Legal Advisor

A first class honours Graduate from the University of Sheffield, Keziah completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and following on, the Legal Practice course. After a period spent working for the Royal Bank of Scotland, she joined Vivid in 2012 as an in-house Paralegal.

A first class honours Graduate from the University of Sheffield, Keziah completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and following on, the Legal Practice course. After a period spent working for the Royal Bank of Scotland, she joined Vivid in 2012 as an in-house Paralegal.
In just over two years working for the business, Keziah was promoted to Legal Advisor. Since then, she has developed the legal team to cover a range of specialist skills so that they provide a comprehensive advisory service covering all aspects of UK and International Recruitment Law. 

Keziah herself specialises in providing legal expertise on the following areas: commercial contract management, Intermediaries legislation, international compliance, and insurance law. She was awarded Vivid’s Operations Employee of the Year title and in 2013 was shortlisted for the C&I Group North West Young In-house Lawyer of the Year award.

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Keith Donkor

//Business Development Manager

Keith joined the company as a graduate, working as a consultant in one of the company’s EU Engineering recruitment teams for over a year.

Due his natural ability to manage large accounts, he has since moved on to an Operational role within the business as the Head of Business Development.

His main focus is building and maintaining Client relationships as well as being responsible for over 100 current contractors that currently work through Vivid Resourcing’s books across the globe.

Keith provides a sturdy link between the Sales and Operations teams within the company.

//Testimonials VIVID RESOURCING EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS

James McNulty

James McNulty

// Senior Sales Manager

I have worked for Vivid for just over 6 years and I can genuinely say it has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. I joined when Vivid had 5 employees and have seen the company go from strength-to-strength through excellent hiring and training for all levels of staff. I have been heavily involved with Vivid’s overseas expansion; the first person I ever hired now runs our office in LA, and another one of my reports is heading up our Belgium operations. This serves as a true indication of just how serious Vivid is about investing in staff and allowing the company to continue to grow at such a rapid pace. I often get asked where I think Vivid will be in 5 years’ time and I think back to where we were when I started and can’t even begin to picture what this company may look like in 5 years’ time, but one thing I do know is I will still be here!”

Alex Lyon

Alex Lyon

// Recruitment Consultant

“I’ve worked for Vivid for 18 months now and I can honestly say I really enjoy my working environment and love coming to work every day. My progression within these 18 months has been supported 100% from my colleagues, line managers and directors. I know exactly what I need to do to progress further and make my personal and career goals a reality; this is down to the clear targets and training that is put in place by the company.”

Alex Brooks-Sykes

Alex Brooks-Sykes

// Recruitment Consultant

“Vivid has supported my career goals since day one. They have helped me map out a realistic and ambitious career path, which could hopefully see me managing my own team and opening a new UK office in a few years’ time. The support structure is great, and they have managed to create a tenacious and gratifying office culture - one where hard work is genuinely rewarded. Determination doesn’t go unnoticed and if you have career goals, Vivid can help you reach them.”

Alasdair Grant

Alasdair Grant

// Team Leader

“Throughout my time at Vivid I have been hugely impressed with the company’s willingness to invest in its consultants, whether that be with the opening of offices or the research that goes into establishing new markets. It is important to feel a part of a forward-thinking business that is prepared to sponsor ambition.”

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