Meet the Team

City Centre Recruitment comprises six close-knit teams of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals based in Bournemouth, Weymouth, Southampton, Yeovil, Bridgwater and Charminster

We take the time to get to know all of our Clients and our Candidates to ensure the best fit when it comes to placements.

Local people, familiar with the areas we cover and the industry sectors we specialise in, we pride ourselves on getting it right!

Directors

Director

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Managing Director

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Director

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Sales Director

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Business Development Managers

Yeovil

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Bridgwater

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Weymouth

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Bournemouth

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Account Managers

Weymouth

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Southampton

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Bournemouth

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Bournemouth

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Yeovil

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Bridgwater

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Southampton

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Payroll And Accounts

Credit Controller

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Senior Bookkeeper

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Payroll Officer

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Payroll & Sales Ledger Administrator

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City Centre Cleaning Services

Account Manager

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Dan Shrimpton

Dan Shrimpton

Director

Dan Shrimpton

My Role at City Centre Recruitment

 My role at City Centre Recruitment has evolved over the years. Initially, with Simon and Jacqui, we were jack-of-all-trades; one minute we would be making sales calls and the next driving candidates to new clients. As the business grew over the years, my role focussed far more on the day to day, behind the scenes running of the business with a particular accent on finance. Recently my role has adapted again to offer support to the management team and help guide the overall strategy of the business.

 

 Life before City Centre

Recruitment has been in my blood from a very early age. My father set up his first recruitment agency in the 1970’s. As far back as I can remember, I have been working in or for an agency.

After school and a year out in New Zealand, I gained a degree in Estate Management however, the lure of working in the fast paced London Recruitment market meant I never did make it to be a chartered surveyor. I started work as an administrator in the Oxford Street branch of City Centre Recruitment in the late 90’s. Over the next 5 years I worked my way up through consultant, branch manager and finally on to Director. In 2005 I opened an office in Bournemouth with my now wife, specialising in the provision of catering and hospitality staff. This was the office we subsequently bought as part of an MBO in 2010.

During my period in London I was also lucky enough to be one of the founders of Neuven Solutions.  Neuven is now one of the leading neutral vendor’s in the temporary recruitment market place in the UK.

 

What I do when I’m not working 

I have three children and spend a great deal of time being involved in their lives which is great fun. Outside of this, I try to indulge my passion for Skiing, Rugby and travel as much as possible, hopefully with a glass of something red.

Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas

Managing Director

Simon Thomas

My Job Role

My role as an Owner and Managing Director of City Centre Recruitment is to drive the business forward, inspiring and motivating the team to ensure we are the agency of choice for businesses across Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset; offering an innovative, professional and cost-effective recruitment solution and leaving our Clients with a feeling of true service excellence.

I have a true passion for the recruitment industry. Being in a position to share that passion with the team and ensure they are offering the service I believe recruitment agencies should provide, makes every day exciting and an enjoyable challenge.

My Life before City Centre

After graduating with a maths degree and not knowing what to do with it, I indulged my obsession for clothes and worked in retail for 3 years before moving into recruitment.

In recruitment I have worked from the ground up, holding every position in recruitment over the past 20 years from office administrator through to director and business owner, allowing me to understand exactly what challenges the team faces every day.

When I’m not working

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family, taking the opportunity to travel as much as i can and relaxing with a nice glass of red wine!

Jacqui Walter

Jacqui Walter

Director

Jacqui Walter

My Job Role

My role is to help, lead, manage and develop our fantastic team to grow City Centre into the outstanding agency across the South of England

My life before City Centre

Before joining City Centre, I worked in Hospitality recruitment for 11 years in the Bournemouth area. Prior to moving into recruitment, I had spent my whole working life within the Hospitality Industry.

When I’m not working

I enjoy spending time with my family, socialising and holidaying as much as possible, especially in my dream destination, the Maldives.

Nikki Nunez

Nikki Nunez

Sales Director

Nikki Nunez

My Job Role at City Centre

I am the Sales Director for City Centre Recruitment. My role is to ensure the continued growth of the business by assisting my fantastic team of Busines Development Managers to provide the best service to our clients across Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset

My life before City Centre

Before my life at City Centre, I worked within another recruitment agency, this is where I met 2 of the current directors of City Centre.  Having worked within the Recruitment industry since I left college, I cannot imagine working within any other sector.

What I do when I’m not working

As well as keeping busy during work hours, I also keep very busy out of work.  I enjoy going to the gym and celebrating a good week with a few drinks at the weekend.

Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca Robinson

Yeovil

Rebecca Robinson

My Job Role at City Centre

Heading up the Yeovil office as the Business Development Manager, I spend most of my time building our industrial, commercial and driving divisions. Motivating and training the team in Yeovil and visiting our fantastic clients….most of the time bringing them doughnuts and coffee!

My life before City Centre

I’ve always had heavily recruitment focussed roles from managing marketing centres in Surrey, Dorset and Wiltshire.

I fell into the recruitment industry around 2015 and I’ve never looked back! I’ve worked in one other high street agency in Salisbury, Wiltshire prior to joining City Centre Recruitment!

What I do when I’m not working

When I’m not at work I spend my time walking my Cocker Spaniel Darcy (Yeovil’s office mascot!), watching live music, drinking (too much) with friends or on my Peloton! I also love an escape room!

 

Tara McNally

Tara McNally

Bridgwater

Tara McNally

My Job Role

As the Business Development Manager of our Bridgwater branch, my role predominantly comprises of canvassing, securing and developing new business. By applying my comprehensive understanding of the full recruitment cycle, as well as tenacity and resilience, I am able to increase the productivity of our team, while ensuring both our clients and candidates are continually satisfied with our excellent service

Life Before City Centre

After successful completion of my Business, English Language and Psychology studies, I moved to Spain and worked as a Public Relations Representative. On my return, I soon found myself in the wonderful world of Recruitment and I have been a part of the City Centre team ever since.

When I am not working

The majority of my spare time is happily spent walking our pug, Ralph and French bulldog, Rogue. I have a thirst for knowledge, particularly in the fields of quantum mechanics and true crime. My other passions include health and beauty, fast cars and homemade cooking

Vicky Roskell-White

Vicky Roskell-White

Weymouth

Vicky Roskell-White

My Job Role

My role as a Business Development Manager includes sourcing, identifying selecting suitable candidates for a key account and also for City Centres diverse and ever expanding client base throughout the West Dorset region. I also carry out visits to existing clients to ensure we are meeting their recruitment needs and delivering the tailored service levels we individually agree with each of our clients.

My Life before City Centre

I have worked within the Recruitment Industry for the past 10 years, starting with no knowledge and then gaining the skills to reach management levels. I have always worked within the Industrial and Commercial sectors covering the Dorset area. Prior to my recruitment life I worked for 4 years as an Estate Agent and before this, from college I worked within the Sales / Banking / Retail sectors. All roles have included working with people face to face and ensuring customer service was always top priority.

When I’m not working

I enjoy socialising with my friends, try to attend music festivals and gigs when time allows. I also try to escape to the coast to surf and body board when I can.

 

Rachel Wilson

Rachel Wilson

Bournemouth

Rachel Wilson

My Job role at City Centre:

My role is to develop the Industrial, Engineering and Driving business for the Bournemouth Branch and to work with and develop the industrial team to build great relationships with our existing and new clients and ensure we deliver the best service possible.

My Life Before City Centre:

I was previously a client of City Centre and loved the idea of joining a great agency! I worked at City Centre 5 years ago and have re-joined them after working for another local agency. I now feel like I’m back where I should be.

What I do when I’m not working:

When I’m not at work, I enjoy cooking, trying new restaurants and I love seeing my friends and catching up over a bottle of wine. I also love exploring new places in Dorset and as soon as the sun shines I hit the beach.

Rachel Goddard

Rachel Goddard

Weymouth

Rachel Goddard

My Job Role

I joined City Centre recruitment as the Branch Administrator of our Weymouth Branch. The role predominantly comprised of collating forms and documents from new candidates, enrolling candidates onto the system and ensuring I delivered the best service possible.

I was promoted within the year to Recruitment Account Manager. My role is to effectively manage and grow our existing client accounts – through candidate recruitment, client visits and ensuring positions are filled within specified time frames alongside ensuring the effective completion of assoicated administration tasks.

 

My Life before City Centre

City Centre Recruitment is my first employment within this industry and I love it and feel like I have found where I belong.  After graduating from Arts University Bournemouth I was able to commit to full-time employment which led me to start my Administrator career path. Gaining a stable income enabled me to purchase my own house which I have modernised and made my own over the past five years.

 

When I’m not working

I enjoy socialising with my friends, and spending time on my allotment to relax and stay active. I usually spend my evenings and weekends trying new restaurants with friends or working on craft projects and trying new creative hobbies

Chantelle Knubley

Chantelle Knubley

Southampton

Chantelle Knubley

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Roxana Carranza

Roxana Carranza

Bournemouth

Roxana Carranza

My Job Role at City Centre

I worked at City Centre as a Recruitment Account Manager, I have bee here for a few weeks now and it was been amazing, getting candidates to work and interacting with clients. It has been rewarding finding clients and candidates the right match for what they are looking for.

My life before City Centre

I came to live in this country 3 years ago or so, and as soon as I got my visa to work, I went straight to City Centre in Charminster to look for a job, after working a few months through the agency I’ve got a permanent role, and after that, I worked in a care home and then came back to City Centre to work as a Recruitment Account Manager it has been a nice twist in my work career here.

What I do when I’m not working

I enjoy being outside with my family and friends. Love to try new restaurants and go around Dorset sightseeing.

Rachael Harris

Rachael Harris

Bournemouth

Rachael Harris

 My Job Role at City Centre

My role at City Centre is as a recruitment account manager. I spend each day interacting with both candidates and clients making sure that everyone is kept up to date and happy. Finding the right person is key.

My life before City Centre

Before City Centre, I worked as a hairdresser. I also worked on the Disney Cruise line before coming home and looking for a change of career. I worked a short while in insurance before moving to City Centre and I have never looked back.

What I do when I’m not working

When I am not working you can find me in the kitchen baking up some treats. I also enjoy going to the gym, beach walks (to burn off the cake calories) and socialising with a few or more drinks in my local

Justyna Fiedor

Justyna Fiedor

Yeovil

Justyna Fiedor

My Job Role at City Centre

I work at City Centre as a Recruitment Account Manager in our Yeovil branch. I am responsible for sourcing the right candidates for our clients, maintaining great relations with them and providing the best possible customer service.

My life before City Centre

After arriving in the UK in 2014 my first ever job was as a Floor Supervisor in an Italian Restaurant where I was promoted to Restaurant Manager in a short period of time. I spent over 6 years in the hospitality sector and then decided to change my career path. This brought me to City Centre, which was a great decision I don’t regret!

What I do when I’m not working

When I’m not working I like spending time with my friends, family and my cat Zuzia. I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

 

 

Jade Robinson

Jade Robinson

Bridgwater

Jade Robinson

 

My Job Role at City Centre

As an Account Manager at City Centre, I search for the right candidates for our clients, ensuring that we are delivering the best service possible. I ensure I deal with all queries as soon as I can, assisting as many candidates as possible in the right role for them.

My life before City Centre

Before joining City Centre Recruitment, I studied Theatrical  Makeup, Hair and Special Effects at College, while I worked part time at a fast-food restaurant. It didn’t take me long to realise that the role wasn’t for me, so I joined a Tool Hire company as a Hire Desk Controller. I then decided I wanted to get into Recruitment and kick-start my career, so I joined the City Centre team, and I am incredibly glad that I did!

What I do when I’m not working

I love to go to festivals and music events as much as possible. I also really enjoy eating out and having a few drinks on the weekend! My family and friends are really important to me so I try and spend as much time with them as I can.

 

Sonja Adamson

Sonja Adamson

Southampton

Sonja Adamson

My Job Role at City Centre

My role at City Centre is Recruitment Account Manager in Bournemouth. Looking after our clients, making sure we provided an excellent customer service and all of the roles are been filled on time. Also recruiting the best candidates for our clients, providing 100% quality.

My life before City Centre

Before City Centre I have worked within the recruitment sector since  2017, where  I worked as a Recruitment Consultant within the Industrial sector and then the Care/Nursing sectors. I have always had a passion for recruitment and thoroughly enjoyed it.

What I do when I’m not working

When I am not working I enjoy an active life in the gym and fitness classes. I love Yoga, Pilates and healthy eating. In the evening after a busy day I catch up on Netflix with the lovely cup of green tea. Spiritual life/ meditation is my key to a positive life.

Sarah Gower

Sarah Gower

Credit Controller

Sarah Gower

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Jenny Holt

Jenny Holt

Senior Bookkeeper

Jenny Holt

My Job Role at City Centre

I am the bookkeeper at City Centre, responsible for the management of the financial aspects of City Centre on behalf of the directors

My life before City Centre

Prior to City Centre is was a reporting accountant for a large multi-national dealing with the Ministry of Defence

What I do when I’m not working

I attend regular gym sessions, and go running. I also enjoy watching sport, especially rugby union.  I also enjoy spending time with my family which has now grown to include 3 grandchildren

Amanda Loni

Amanda Loni

Payroll Officer

Amanda Loni

My Job Role

My role is the Payroll Manager.  I am part of a small team responsible for delivering a timely and accurate payroll service to approximately 1,000 weekly paid temps and ensuring that our clients are correctly charged for work supplied.

My Life before City Centre

I have worked in Senior Payroll Management roles in London. My favourite and  most challenging  included managing the Church of England payroll with its 18,000 clergy, and working as Client Services Manager for the Ministry of Justice payroll, with  over 22,500 payees ranging from Judges to Cleaners.

When I’m not working

I am a volunteer for Dorset Blind which involves home visits, fund raising and admin.  My interests include going to concerts and the  theatre, reading crime fiction and anything Italian. However, nothing beats walking the dogs on Southbourne beach just as the sun is coming up.

Becky Livesley

Becky Livesley

Payroll & Sales Ledger Administrator

Becky Livesley

My Role at City Centre

My role at City Centre is Payroll & Sales Ledger Administrator where I am responsible for supporting the Payroll Manager with the processing of the weekly payroll for up to 1,000 weekly temps. My role also involves providing cover for the Credit Controller to ensure that the weekly invoices are processed accurately and in a timely manner.

My Life Before City Centre

After leaving University I developed my recruitment and payroll skills whilst working in the contract catering industry as a Staffing Manager at major sporting events in London.  I also spent four years living in Australia where I worked as a Recruitment Coordinator at a hospitality agency and as a Payroll Officer for a film company.

When I am not working

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, watching live music and socialising with friends. I am very happy to be living back in Bournemouth and try to spend as much time as I can at the beach, especially in the summer.

Paula Halkyard

Paula Halkyard

Account Manager

Paula Halkyard

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Bournemouth - 01202 586 930

Southampton - 02382 350 250

Weymouth - 01305 239 239

Yeovil - 01935 478 800

Bridgwater - 01278 557 575

Charminster - 01202 233 951

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