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Rory Gibson, Managing Director

Rory Gibson

Managing Director

Rory Gibson is a husband, father, business owner, recruitment consultant and “wannabe” sportsman. After seeing a bit of the world and starting a career as a carefree young professional in London he moved back to his northern roots to settle down and open a recruitment business. His ethos is about getting the most out of every experience and this is the foundation that Gibson Hollyhomes Recruitment is built on. He likes to be treated fairly and believes that the qualities of trust and honesty are the key to professional success. None of these qualities appear to have helped him reach his personal goals of winning an Olympic medal, bringing up two well behaved children and running a business that allows him to achieve his other favourite pastime….Pub time.

Lisa Gibson, Director

Lisa Gibson

Director

Founding Gibson Hollyhomes over 10 years ago has without a doubt been the highlight of my career within Recruitment. Over that time I have learnt that success in Recruitment is quite simply honesty with both candidates and clients alike and this is how we continue to grow and retain our business. Overseeing the Sales & Service Division is my key responsibility along with directly managing our larger call centre clients. I am very much at the heart of the business and work directly alongside the team day to day and wouldn’t have it any other way. My passions spread into my personal life in the form of Marathon running having completed many courses within the UK. I aim to run an international marathon when my two, young, needy but amazing daughters will let go of my legs for long enough.

Chris Jones, Director

Chris Jones

Director

Chris joined Gibson Hollyhomes in 2009 with a view to helping the business grow and become a recognisable recruiter in Greater Manchester. Chris has played a part in Gibson Hollyhomes growth establishing clear service areas in Sales, Customer Service, Legal, Business Support and Temporary recruitment. Prior to working in recruitment, Chris had worked in sales for some market-leading companies in Manchester and as far afield as China.

Outside of work Chris primarily spends most of his time being bossed about by his little girl. Being a Manchester United fan he previously “enjoyed” watching his team find “success” year on year, however, now he just watches them!

Hannah Gregg, Managing Consultant

Hannah Gregg

Managing Consultant

Hannah has been with Gibson Hollyhomes since 2011 and works on the Legal Desk specialising in support recruitment throughout Manchester and the North West.

After graduating in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Central Lancashire University, Hannah decided to stay a northerner after working in online recruitment in Preston. She then moved to Manchester city centre to join Manchester United’s Executive Sales team, which subsequently led her to Gibson Hollyhomes in 2011, putting her back in the recruitment seat.

She is the regular quizmaster for the office and has the unique talent of speaking in a range of different accents!

Clare Corbishley, Senior Recruitment Consultant

Clare Corbishley

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Clare started her career in Fashion Retail and after reaching her goal of Store Manager for some prestigious brands she decided it was time for a new challenge. Following on from this she went on to work in Sales/Client Care within the Medical Industry, retaining and expanding consumer profiles. Having thoroughly enjoyed all areas of her earlier career Clare identified the common link which was working with ‘people’ which led her to her post as Senior Recruitment Consultant here at Gibson Hollyhomes.
Four years on and she has never looked back… within her Recruitment Career, she has been adaptable in recruiting for various sectors yet now focuses on the Insurance, Claims and Litigation market. She is a reliable, hard working with a practical hands-on approach and always perseveres to achieve the best results. Clare is professional and personable but doesn’t take herself too seriously amongst friends!

Fiona Taylor, Head Consultant of Temps Division

Fiona Taylor

Head Consultant of Temps Division

Fiona started her career in recruitment many years ago when she joined a large international Recruitment Company as a temp! She spent 14 years recruiting temporary and contract staff for many companies across Greater Manchester in her previous role where she progressed from Consultant to Temps Manager. Fiona joined Gibson Hollyhomes in February 2013 to set up the Temporary Division and brings her experience and knowledge of temporary recruitment to the team specialising on the office support side including, PA/ Secretarial, Legal, Reception, Admin and much more….

In her spare time, Fiona is a busy mum of 3, a master of multitasking and enjoys a well-earned glass of wine at the end of a hectic week!

Amy Walker, Managing Consultant

Amy Walker

Managing Consultant

Amy graduated from the University of York in 2011 with a degree in Archaeology. Becoming the new Indiana Jones wasn’t to be and she spent 3 years working as an administrator. She joined Gibson Hollyhomes in 2014 and has been here ever since! Amy now manages the Professional Services desk in Leeds and personally recruits for Legal Support & Accountancy/Finance staff across Yorkshire. Outside of work, Amy is a keen ‘Walker’ and usually spends the weekends exploring the Mountains across the UK trying not to get lost!

Sally Procter, Managing Consultant

Sally Procter

Managing Consultant

Sally joined the Leeds office of Gibson Hollyhomes in January 2016 with 11 years recruitment experience under her belt.
Sally has predominately focused on commercial recruitment within various sectors, focusing on both permanent and temporary roles. She fell into recruitment at the age of 18 whilst working as a waitress and has not looked back since. The bug had bitten her and she still continued as a consultant whilst studying her degree in English at The University of Leeds where she graduated from in 2010!
Out of the office, Sally can be found walking her German shepherd or down the stables, swapping her suit for a pair of Jodhpurs!

Megan Hamnett, Office Coordinator

Megan Hamnett

Office Coordinator

Megan completed her GCSE’s in 2014 whilst working in the food industry. She decided to further her education by securing a position on an Apprenticeship Scheme in Business Administration. This led Megan to Gibson Hollyhomes where she gained an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and within 12 months to becoming Gibson Hollyhomes’ official Office Coordinator. Working in a busy recruitment office has ignited an interest in Megan working towards developing a career in recruitment by embarking on an NVQ Level 2 in Recruitment Resourcing. At the end of a busy week, she enjoys a lot of retail therapy and socialising with her family and friends.

Craig Trickett, Recruitment Consultant

Craig Trickett

Recruitment Consultant

Craig has over 5 years of experience in recruitment, working from both Manchester and London and covering the UK and EMEA.
Craig has predominately focused on sales and client facing roles across a number of different verticals and industries and has joined Gibson Hollyhomes to help grow the Finance and Accountancy desk.
Outside of work Craig is an avid music and football fan and supports his home team Burnley FC, the darlings of the Premier League.

Jessica Saunders, Recruitment Consultant

Jessica Saunders

Recruitment Consultant

Jessica graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a degree in Psychology. Even though she enjoyed her degree, like the majority of people on the course, she decided to move on to something completely different.
Having worked for a leading hospitality chain for 4 years, Jessica developed strong customer service skills through her constant need to chat. Jessica wanted a career where she could incorporate her love for people and sales and so decided to embark on a career in recruitment.
Originally from Liverpool, in her free time she enjoys visiting her family and friends back home; alongside frequent trips to theme parks all around the country.

Imogen Leigh, Recruitment Consultant

Imogen Leigh

Recruitment Consultant

Imogen graduated from Kingston University in 2015 with a degree in Photography. Following her degree she commenced her sales career in high end retail, selling some of the finest Champagne and Cognacs in the world. Having achieved success in the dizzy heights of London she decided to return to the North West to re-establish her roots and embark on a career in recruitment. Her passion for sales lies with interacting with people and building relationships, perfect for a successful recruitment career! Outside of work, camera in tow she loves taking photographs of anything that catches her eye and enjoys musical theatre. She regularly takes in a show or two when visiting friends in London, but is relegated to only singing in the shower!

Matthew Farnell, Recruitment Consultant

Matthew Farnell

Recruitment Consultant

Matt graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2014 in Business and Politics. He quickly learnt that a career in politics wasn’t for him and took his first step into the world of recruitment, working as an administrator. After time working in admin, sales and management, he found himself back in the industry where he started, only this time as a consultant. Matt heads up the Professional Services and Operational Support desk in Manchester, covering the North West of England. Outside of work Matt likes to spend time with friends, watching everyone’s favourite Premier League underdogs, Everton, and attempting not to fall of his mountain bike!

Stephanie Winterbottom, Recruitment Consultant

Stephanie Winterbottom

Recruitment Consultant

Stephanie closed the curtains on her acting career after a couple of years of stage school to join Virgin Atlantic as Cabin Crew.  Having got the travel bug out of her system she decided to give recruitment a go and hasn’t ever looked back. Having previously worked in IT/Software Sales recruitment she has joined the Sales & Service team to take her recruitment career to new heights.  Having been born and brought up in Manchester Steph loves all that Manchester has to offer, particularly the social and entertainment scene and even though she has given up her flying wings she still likes to get away whenever she can.

Jenny Vickerstaff, Recruitment Consultant

Jenny Vickerstaff

Recruitment Consultant

Jenny started her recruitment career at the tender age of 21 predominantly focusing on business support recruitment. Having worked for national agencies,  Jenny became aware of Gibson Hollyhomes due to being a direct competitor and considered them to have a very honest and impressive reputation in the recruitment market. She has joined to support Hannah developing the legal support desk in the North West. In her spare time, you can probably find her up a mountain, gaming or be binging on an American TV box set.

Shelley Leonard, Financial Administrator

Shelley Leonard

Financial Administrator

Michelle graduated in 2010 with a Masters in Social Sciences from Queens University Belfast before moving to Australia for just over a year and a half. After deciding that a permanent move home to Ireland wasn’t for her, Michelle relocated to Manchester to work in banking and finance. A few years later she made the change to work in the recruitment industry and joined Gibson Hollyhomes in April 2018 as a Financial Administrator. Outside of work Michelle loves exploring and having fun in Manchester and tries to get back to Ireland whenever she can.

Ross Turrell, Recruitment Consultant

Ross Turrell

Recruitment Consultant

Having worked in confectionary sales for a number of years Ross turned his hands to recruitment in 2016 following his search for a new career path.   With over 15 months experience now under his belt he has joined Gibson Hollyhomes as an addition to our growing Accountancy & Finance Division.  With the exception of a year in Australia Ross is a Mancunian at heart and lives life to the full in and around the city.  He is an avid fan of adventure sports, he likes to scuba dive, rock climb and snowboard and is a huge football fan.

Bryony McQuade, Temporaries Recruitment Consultant

Bryony McQuade

Temporaries Recruitment Consultant

Bryony graduated from the University of Chester in 2015 with a degree in Drama and Theatre studies. After travelling around Australia and New Zealand, realising she wasn’t going to be in the next Hollywood hit, Bryony’s chatty and enthusiastic personality led to her falling into a role within Recruitment as a Temporaries Consultant. Outside of work Bryony can be found either in the boxing ring, socialising with her friends or walking her Jack Russell.

Aston Haslam, Recruitment Consultant

Aston Haslam

Recruitment Consultant

Aston is studying Geography at the University of Leeds and with the realisation that he isn’t going to become the next David Attenborough, he has now changed his career path and is gaining valuable experience within recruitment. Aston is focusing on the Sales and Services sector of recruitment with previous experience in these fields providing a good foundation to build upon. Away from work you’ll either find Aston on the golf course aspiring to be the next Rory Mcilroy or on the 19th hole enjoying a pint and socialising with friends.

 

Simone Bass, Recruitment Consultant

Simone Bass

Recruitment Consultant

After working as a temp during her final year of University Simone became very interested in the role of a recruiter.

Through her bubbly personality and love for socialising she knew that this was the career for her!

5 years later Simone has gained invaluable experience as a temporary consultant within the healthcare industry. She’s now joined Gibson Hollyhomes to grow their temporary desk and make her mark on the sales and service market across West Yorkshire.

Outside of work Simone enjoys dancing till her feet hurt at live music concerts, and entertaining her family and friends.

Eloise-Emily Farmer, Recruitment Consultant

Eloise-Emily Farmer

Recruitment Consultant

Eloise graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a degree in Law with Criminology. She has taken an exciting step and entered the recruitment industry at Gibson Hollyhomes, and will be specialising in Legal Support – which ties in well with her degree.

Originally from Birmingham, Eloise decided to stay in Manchester permanently due to range of social activities available – especially the restaurants and bars! She enjoys going home to visit friends and family in her spare time, and travelling abroad when she gets chance.

 

She recently went skiing in Norway, after accidentally going down the Black Run, it’s safe to say she won’t try it again!