Director (And Founder) Samantha started Adore Recruitment from scratch in Dec 2013 with a laptop, phone and a passion for the industry, a true passion that has been driving the business growth ever since. With a background in Sales and Recruitment Samantha initially started the business as a specialist sales recruiter, the success of this organically grew into the specialist area’s you see in place today. Over the years since formation, Samantha has led the company through rapid business growth, recruitment of staff and three relocations, including our move in 2017 into our current bigger and modern premises over at Southfields. Samantha is still fully involved within the business, growing and developing the team and developing both new client relationships and overseeing the management of our loyal existing clients. Outside of work she enjoys busy family life, running with her dog and a hectic social life that normally includes a chilled glass of wine or two…..
Finance Manager Michelle joined Adore, initially as a Temp, back in 2015 and hasn’t managed to escape since. She runs the finance function within the office, overseeing all aspects of accounts from payables and receivable through to payroll, reporting and compliance. Michelle has in excess of 16 years’ experience within accounts starting in the public sector, within local government, and then moving into the private sector, leaving her well versed for everything we throw at her. Her obsessive organisation habits and undying love of spreadsheets bode very well within her role and make her the go to person for all things Excel. Away from the office Michelle likes nothing more than relaxing with a good book, having an almost ‘geekish’ obsession with all things Terry Pratchett, or in contrast a gripping crime novel. On the flip side, whenever possible she loves a good day out at the race track (spectator only!).
Office/Administration Manager Georgia started at Adore Recruitment as a Business Administration Apprentice in 2015 and completed the Level 2 Diploma in 2016. Adore Recruitment was Georgia’s first job after leaving school and she has truly grown with the company. Since Georgia passed her apprenticeship, she has shone through with her excellent, helpful, detail – orientated nature. Georgia has a fantastic attitude towards work and is our first port of call for staff, client and candidates alike! Georgia’s role at Adore Recruitment involves dealing with a variety of tasks such as Compliance, Job Posting, Job Descriptions, Formatting CV’S, DBS Checks Etc. as well as PA duties to the Director Samantha Clark. Adore Recruitment was Georgia’s first job after leaving school, although at the time she joined she was used to early starts as she was earning money working Saturdays on an Egg Farm! Outside of work she enjoy weekend’s away and spending time with her family. Georgia also likes staying active taking her chocolate Cocker Spaniel out for walks.
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Admin & Call Centre Claire joined Adore in July 2017 and brought with her over fifteen years’ experience from within the Recruitment industry. Her experience spans a variety of sectors such as Commercial, Social Work , Health and Industrial across both Permanent and Temporary desks. Her role of Business Development within the Admin and Call Centre Team has seen her working across all areas of the business; Claire maintains strong client relationships and is a central part of the busy Commercial team. Claire is actually very rare! She is an Identical Twin and also has identical Twin brothers. Her twin is also in sales so be careful you may not know who you may be working with! Outside of work she like’s spending time with her husband and two children visiting historical locations, and engaging in her favourite hobby of eating out…
Candidate, Compliance & Payroll Support - Hayley Taylor joined Adore Recruitment in January 2017 as a Recruitment Administrator. Hayley’s main focus was ensuring all required DBS and compliance checks were completed swiftly and correctly. February 2018 Hayley moved into the role of Recruitment Account Manager running campaigns for some of our largest, repeat clients taking her strong organisational skills into volume client delivery. Previously to this Hayley worked for 9 years working as a Health & Safety Advisor/Administrator in the Further Education Sector. Hayley also worked as a Human Resource Officer in various industries including Banking and Energy Trading for 7 years. Therefore her move into Candidate, Compliance and Payroll Support in October 2019 was a natural progression for her skills, knowledge and dedication. In her spare time Hayley likes to spend time with her family, read and walk her Cockapoo Riley - and still enjoying a festival whenever she gets the chance!
Recruitment Support - Rachel focuses on supporting the office Recruitment function. Rachel started at Adore Recruitment in April 2018 with over 12 years’ experience within Sales, Recruitment and Administration, she joined the Team as a friendly face greeting visitors and provides the complete office support function (lots of multitasking!). Her down to-earth and professional approach enables both client’s and candidates alike to feel at ease while discussing new opportunities that she can help them with. Rachel played netball competitively from an early age and represented Essex for over 5 years. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, swimming and reading.
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Industrial Specialist Daniel has joined Adore Recruitment to support the industrial desk, having over 4 years' experience of on-site account management working at P&G and Argos and over 6 years warehouse management experience working with Wincanton, Uniserve and Morrisons he has the ability to see things from both sides. Outside of work he is very much a family man with a 2 year old daughter that keeps him on his toes. Dan's go to treat is a glass of red wine and halloumi.
Recruitment Consultant - Industrial Specialist TJ joined Adore Recruitment with a background in sales and client delivery. TJ’s ability and knowledge within this enables him to know exactly what it takes to be a good Account Manager. After working in Business to Business sales for almost 10 years TJ joined Adore Recruitment to grow the business by assisting clients to build their team and candidates find the job they always wanted. Outside of work TJ enjoys fitness and socialising with his friends.
Recruitment Support/Resourcer - Admin & Call Centre Nicole Joined the team in June 2018 having relocated from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. This was a big step for Nicole as she left her family, friends and colleagues behind to start her new life in Basildon. Previous to joining Nicole had been working in Recruitment Administration and Support for over 6 years. This involved Nicole managing and training a team of 4 along with organising facilities for her last employer and ad-hoc jobs for the directors and managers whenever needed. With a passion for the Recruitment Industry Nicole is looking forward to widening her skills in her current Resourcing Support/Recruitment role. Aside from work she enjoys keeping fit, home renovation and evenings out at the cinema/local restaurants. She loves animals and also donates to Battersea Dogs home each month. Nicole is highly organised in and out of work, so spends a lot of time cleaning, rearranging and organising her home which drives her partner up the wall!
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Engineering & Construction Lisa joined Adore Recruitment back in 2016 as a Business Development executive with over 20 years’ experience within Marketing, Sales, Account management and in April 2017 added Senior Recruitment Consultant to her list of achievements. Lisa heads up the Engineering & Construction desk and has successfully not only built the desk to its highest revenue to date but has brought on some of the company’s biggest clients by using all of her skills that she has acquired over many years. Lisa comes from an event and exhibition background working with some of the leading specialists in the design, build and project management of custom built exhibition stands and experiential marketing campaigns both here in the UK and Internationally. Lisa enjoys many activities outside of the work environment but she as a love and passion for the kitchen if you want to eat good and taste some of the most fantastic cuisine “Lisa is the go to person!”
Recruitment Consultant - Industrial Specialist Sammie joined the business in 2015 and with her passion for building exceptional relationships with both clients and candidates, built the industrial desk into her current empire delivering across both temporary and permanent recruitment. Sammie is an experienced recruiter with over 6 years’ experience in her local market place. Her passion is to create excellent opportunities for candidates as well offering and exceptional level of customer service to her clients. Outside of work Sammie loves exploring the English country side with her National Trust and English Heritage annual passes with her husband, friends, and family.
Recruitment Consultant - Admin & Call Centre Since leaving the Royal Navy where Kylie served on HMS Montrose, she gained recruitment experience from two leading secretarial consultancies in London where she discovered her passion as a temporary Consultant. Kylie has recently relocated to Essex and joined Adore Recruitment to continue her career. She is hardworking, tenacious and wants the best for her clients and candidates. She is passionate about offering a consultative service, whether she is working on a 1 day assignment or a year’s maternity leave! Outside of work she enjoys going to rock gigs as well as making the most of the good weather by taking long walks with her partner and exploring historical sites.
Head of Hospitality, Events & Catering - Matt has joined the Adore Recruitment team in June 2019 to head up the newest division, covering Hospitality, Events & Catering. Matt has previously worked successfully in this sector holding over 5 years’ experience within two of the UK’s leading catering and hospitality recruitment agencies. He is able to show great empathy for local clients as his career before recruitment was in catering working as a chef for 4 years as well as being cross trained for front of house and management. It’s with this solid background knowledge, understanding and experience of the challenges within the industry we look forward to watch Matt develop the newest sector in the Adore Recruitment group grow to be a well-known successful Hospitality, Events & Catering agency across the UK. Matt’s passion for the industry over the years has only grown more as time has gone on and he still loves the opportunity to gets his whites back on and work alongside his skilled team members. On a personal level outside work he has many interests across the sporting arena, including holding club captain of his football team Southend Collegians. He is also unusually one of seven blood siblings and what he lacks in height (he is 5ft 6) he makes up for in stature (his words not ours!)
Sales Recruitment Specialist - Shelly joined the team in January 2020 not long after returning to Essex after a short 2 year stint of living and working in Australia. Having over 10 years’ experience in Sales & Hospitality, her success within Sales Recruitment came naturally when she began her career in Recruitment in 2018. A passionate Recruitment specialist who is focused on providing the very best service to both candidates and clients across the UK. Extensive sales industry knowledge with proven experience placing high calibre candidates with our best clients with sales industries. Shelly is first and foremost a people person who loves making new connections. Alongside recruitment Shelly has a background working professionally as a dance, singing and acting teacher so it is no surprise at the weekend you will probably find her either proudly walking her Boxer puppy or singing & dancing the night away.
Resourcer - Ellie joined Adore Recruitment initially on a Temporary basis to support the consultants resourcing candidates over our busy Christmas period covering Industrial, Commercial and Catering temporary staffing. Once here she quickly became part of the team and at the beginning of 2020 she became a permanent fixture! Previous to joining Adore Ellie has worked in Recruitment having over 18 months experience within recruitment sourcing and over 6 years’ experience in customer service. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and going on weekends away with her boyfriend. Her favourite place to visit is Leeds Castle in Kent!