Ruth Howbrook-Archer

Ruth Howbrook-Archer

Managing Director

Gail Turner

Hello, I’m Gail.

I have a big passion for Irish folk music due to my Irish roots, and love to travel across to the country when I get the chance. I used to be an avid kickboxer, but these days I like to spend my free time browsing shops and boutiques! My friends and family mean the world to me and keep me extremely busy, meaning I rarely have a spare minute to myself!

Gail is our Senior Recruitment Consultant for our Engineering & Trades sector which covers the North West and further afield.

Joining our team in 2003, she is our longest standing consultant and definitely sets the standards high when it comes to delivering results. Gail’s passion for the industry makes her a pleasure to work with and her knowledge of her sector is second to none.

Gail is personable, professional and extremely determined. It’s in her nature to go above and beyond in order to meet every individual requirement; a trait which has given her a brilliant reputation over the years, so much so that she has a plethora of clientele who will only use her for their staff requirements. She’s part of the furniture, and we owe a lot of our success to this amazing lady!

What others have said

I can honestly say that she is the most persistent person I have ever dealt with regarding looking for work. I have the utmost respect for Gail, for her professionalism, her work ethic and for the kindness and support she has shown me.

Frank – Field Service Engineer

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Carla Tattersall

Hey, I’m Carla.

If my closest friends had to sum me up they would probably say I’m kind hearted with a big personality. I’m definitely that person who’s up on Karaoke first!  I’m also a season card holder for Huddersfield Town FC and love attending matches with my family. Making memories I can treasure is important to me, whether that’s a trip away, sharing a bottle of wine with friends or just a simple walk in the countryside with my other half.

Carla is one of our Senior Recruitment Consultants, heading up our Office Services Sector covering the High Peak, Cheshire and Tameside areas.

Joining our team at the start of 2017, she came with 4 years recruitment experience having worked for corporate companies in Cambridge, London, Essex and Manchester. She is highly experienced in placing office professionals and has supported a diverse range of companies in her career so far.

Carla’s creative and thorough approach has made her stand out amongst her peers, recently stepping up to take lead of our commercial and industrial divisions, always ensuring that both herself and the team are embodying KPJ’s values. She is outgoing, personable and her passion for recruitment makes her best placed to bridge the gap between companies and office personnel.

What others have said

If you’re in need of assistance with finding employment, I highly recommend KPJ Group (and, in particular, staff member Carla Tattersall). Carla took the time to get to know me, listened to what I did / didn’t want from a job, and took note of my wage expectations. Highly recommended!

Laura – Administrator

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Symon Trelfa

Hey, I’m Symon!

I would describe myself as a self-confessed geek! From XBOX to gadgets, Marvel to Game of Thrones (R.I.P). I have to say though, I’m not cooped up in a dark room all of the time; I also enjoy spending time with my daughter, walks with my Labrador, photography and snowboarding… when I get the chance to go!

Symon heads up our Manufacturing & Industrial sector for the High Peak and surrounding areas.

Joining our team at the start of 2018 following 3 years prior experience as a specialist recruitment consultant, Symon’s background in manufacturing and engineering has given him first-hand experience of the processes used today, which has contributed to his success when recruiting in this sector.

Always happy to help with a smile, Symon goes above and beyond to maintain a great working relationship with an array of manufacturing accounts across the High Peak, whilst also acting as the ‘go-to’ for job seekers in the area. His attitude and approachable nature along with his willingness to help wherever he can is what makes Symon successful in his field, and a valued member of the KPJ team.

What others have said

I found Symon friendly, informative, helpful and an all-round excellent recruiter. He found me a position in a company just right for me in every aspect of what I require from a job. Top marks!

Steve – Storeman

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01457 890085

Penny Ward

Hey, I’m Penny.

When I’m not busy in the office you might find me in a nice restaurant (probably Italian or Mexican), in the gym, or making memories in a hot country – picture G&T’s on a sunny beach!

Like most people I enjoy spending time with friends & family… and who doesn’t like a little retail therapy?!

Penny is currently on maternity leave from 1st November 2019 and is due back with us at the latter end of 2020. 

Penny is a key member of our Manufacturing & Industrial sector, supporting companies in the Cheshire, Tameside and High Peak areas.

Initially joining our team as a Recruitment Resourcer, it wasn’t long until her 4 years of sales experience started to shine through, quickly proving she had what it takes to be a 360 Recruitment Consultant. Since then she has gone from strength to strength and now manages several of our large industrial accounts, keeping her cool under the pressure of filling urgent job requirements in a relatively short space of time.

Penny is empathetic, warm-hearted and knowledgeable of the marketplace; it’s these qualities that shine through to our candidates when she’s seeking out the perfect job role. Learning every day, and continuously exceeding expectations, her tenacity and enthusiasm to get the job done is what makes her a respected member of the KPJ family.

What others have said

A very welcoming and positive experience – I mainly liaised with Penny who is fantastic! She always kept me well up-to-date and speaks with genuine interest and care for your job opportunities. She was professional and quick to respond when I had any questions.

Adeel – Lab Technician

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01457 890083

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Tom Higgs

Hi, I’m Tom.

I’m a big Manchester City fan, and have had my season ticket for about 13 years and love catching the occasional away game when I get the chance. Music has always been a big part of my life since being little, listening to a variety of music over the years, but now my music love is under the electronic umbrella with house and techno being the preferred choice.

My main motivation in life is my family, which is the core of my drive and success in everything I do.

Tom is one of our Office Services consultants, looking after any roles within the sales sector across the North West and further afield.

He joined KPJ coming from an extensive sales background and fit right into our team. Naturally taking to recruitment, Tom used his past experience along with his welcoming and professional approach to help him specialise in his field. He’s dedicated to delivering the best outcome and won’t settle for anything less.

His positive attitude, fresh ideas and determination have all contributed to his accomplishments in a relatively short period of time. Tom has built great relationships with some reputable clients and is continuing to expand on this success within the sales sector. He’s a valued member of our team and we’re excited to see Tom continue to progress within his role.

What others have said

Tom was a massive help in helping me find my new role! He made the whole process from applying to being offered the job so simple and easy and not stressful in the slightest. I couldn’t have done it without Tom – he’s a star!

Nicole – IVA Drafter

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01457 890962

Kirsty Willocks

Kirsty Willocks

Recruitment Consultant

Joe Archer

Joe Archer

Marketing & Operations

Julie Chant

Julie Chant

Finance Officer

Mataya Flanagan-Mitchell

Mataya Flanagan-Mitchell

Recruitment Administrator

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