Meet the team
Wayne Hodgson FIRP
Group Managing Director
Wayne has over 18 years recruitment experience specialising in Red Eagle’s six core sectors. He has a proven track record for establishing long term business relationships with high profile clients achieved through his determined approach to customer service, his knowledge of the industry and ever changing legislation and passion for providing a cost effective labour solution for all his clients.
Will Cotter FIRP
Group Operations Director
With over 16 years recruitment experience in a number of different roles, Will is a client focused individual responsible for ensuing all companies within the Red Eagle Group remains service driven ensuring exceptional customer satisfaction.
As Group Operations Director, Will undertakes employee and client management in addition to business development and ‘trouble shooting’. With equal time spent in the office and visiting client sites, Will ensures regular contact is made with his client portfolio to ensure all aspects of their business is understood and catered for.
Will is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, has passed the Certificate in Recruitment Practice and has achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Management.
Jason Alderson ACA MIRP
Group Finance Director
Jason joined Red Eagle after 9 years within a structured chartered accountancy practice. As a qualified chartered accountant Jason takes full responsibility for managing the finance and payroll department incorporating a number of companies within the Red Eagle Group. Undertaking a number of financial assignments which were previously outsourced has enabled a more controlled and efficient operation which is benefiting clients, suppliers and our work force.
As a member of the board, Jason assists in the structured strategic development of the business through his understanding of corporate financing and operational efficiencies.
Jason is ACA qualified, holds the Certificate in Recruitment Practice achieving a merit and is a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.
Richard Jeacock MIRP
On-Site Labour Manager
Richard has many years extensive working knowledge of the training industry providing service and skills training to community based projects, individuals and businesses. These skills have allowed Richard to undertake the management of our largest Food Manufacturing and processing clients in the capacity of On-Site Manager. Richard takes responsibility for candidate registrations, inductions, training, worker allocation, KPI adherence, health and safety, daily client services and managing fluctuating order requests.
Richard has the A1 assessors award (A1), the tutoring award (PTLLS), a Level 3 Diploma in IT in additional to Level 2 functional skills in Mathematics, English and ICT. He also regularly renews his First Aid at work certificate and has a basic Food Hygiene Certificate.
Richard is also a member of the Institute for Recruitment Professionals and has achieved the Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Leigh Cripps FIRP
A well respected Senior Consultant and Account Manager with a wealth of hands-on experience. Leigh has worked supplying industrial workers to industry for over 15 years. Her unrivalled success with local clients and large volume agency users is highlighted from the retention of her long standing clients and workforce.
Leigh’s commitment to client and worker satisfaction has helped secure a loyal and hard-working workforce enabling a faultless provision of labour to her clients. Promoting best practice at all times Leigh is responsible for a number of prestigious accounts within the Food Manufacturing sector.
Leigh is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and has passed the Certificate of Recruitment Practice.
Lorna Geens FIRP
Commercial & Corporate Manager
Lorna has extensive knowledge and experience recruiting and sourcing candidates for Kent based businesses. Having worked for large corporate recruitment businesses and successfully running her own niche recruitment business Lorna now manages the Commercial and Corporate operation at Red Eagle.
Taking responsibility for offering our commercial services to existing clients, identifying and developing new business opportunities, recruiting and interviewing staff and managing advertising and marketing, Lorna is the key contact for all temporary and permanent commercial/corporate recruitment.
Lorna is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and has passed her REC level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Kelly Fleming MAAT MIRP
Senior Finance & Payroll Administrator
Kelly has worked in finance for over 7 years and is an experienced book-keeper and payroll clerk. With 3 years working in an accountancy practice and 4 years working commercially managing ledgers and payroll, Kelly is well equipped to support the accounts department.
Kelly is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians having completed her final Level 4 exam in 2014.
Kelly supports the Finance Manager with payroll, invoicing, book-keeping, ledger control and debt management as well as general financial administration.
Kelly is a Member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and has successfully gained the Certificate In Recruitment Practice.
Matthew Currie MIRP
Matthew joined the Red Eagle team as Finance Administrator following 8 years as Stock Controller with a major High Street retailer. Matthew’s duties include payroll, invoicing and credit control and reports directly to the Group Finance Manager.
As part of his ongoing personal development, Matthew is studying for his REC qualification before embarking on his AAT qualifications later in the year.
Kevin Newman AIRP
Finance & Payroll Administrator
Kevin studied for his accounting exams before joining a logistics company where he has gained his first years’ experience.
Kevin has an advanced diploma in accounting and assists the Group Finance Director with management accounts, monthly reporting and payroll.
He is a keen cyclist and is a member of the Ashford Wheelers cycling club. Kevin is married with two young children.
Sam Harvey AIRP
FInance & Payroll Administrator
Sam was a accounts manager for six years for a freight forwarding company before joining Red Eagle.
Sam assists the Group Finance Director with management accounts, monthly reporting and payroll.
She is a keen horse rider and competes in dressage and showjumping around Kent, she also has two dogs & two cats.
Aleksandra Tarasevic AIRP
On-Site Labour Co-Ordinator
Aleksandra is an experienced service provider having worked in a variety of customer focused roles. Working alongside the Account Manager, Aleksandra assists with daily bookings, recruitment, staff allocation, payroll and upkeep of workers health and safety.
Focusing on the client service criteria is key and Aleksandra maintains a strong line of communication with managers, planning staff and key production members.
Aleksandra will become a student member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is looking to enroll on the Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Zoltan Palnik AIRP
On-Site Labour Co-ordinator
Zoltan is an experienced service provider having worked in a variety of customer focused roles. Working alongside the Account Manager, Zoltan assists with daily bookings, recruitment, staff allocation, payroll and upkeep of workers health and safety.
Focusing on the client service criteria is key and Zoltan maintains a strong line of communication with managers, planning staff and key production members.
Zoltan will become a student member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is going to enroll on the Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Virginija Buzaite AIRP
On-Site Labour Co-ordinator
Virginija is an experienced service provider having worked in a variety of customer focussed roles. Working alongside the On-Site Manager Virginija assists with daily bookings, recruitment, staff allocation, payroll and maintain workers health and safety.
Focussing on the client service criteria is key and Virginija maintains a strong line of communication with managers, planning staff and key factory members.
Kirsty Langmead MIRP
Kirsty joined the Red Eagle team in February 2016 and brings with her a number of years’ experience in the customer service industry having previously worked in recruitment.
Currently managing a number of Industrial and Driving clients and candidates, Kirsty is mainting our high level of customer service. Kirsty is looking at building her skills with Red Eagle and is now a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals having successfully passed the Certificate of Recruitment Practice.
James MacKenzie AIRP
Recruitment Consultant Commercial & Corporate Division
James joined Red Eagle after previously gaining a years’ experience in the industry. James is responsible for supplying white collar staff for the Commerical & Corporate Division’s temporary vacancies.
James has a degree in Business Studies at University of Kent and a Btec in Sports Development.
A keen mountain biker and into his fitness, James is also a big Arsenal fan, although he keeps this quiet in the office!
Carl Eaton AIRP
Carl worked for 8 years in customer service as a trainer and team manager before joining the Red Eagle team in August 2017.
Carl is looking to developing his own client base and is hoping to become a leading consultant in his field. He will actively be developing his personal skills and will join the REC training programme shortly.
Outside of work Carl is a keen artist and has had work commissioned by a number of businesses in East Kent.
Zak Newman AIRP
Zak joined fresh from Buckinghamshire University in July 2016 where he graduated with a 2:1 in Sport Coaching and Management.
Zak’s main role is to assist the finance department with the payroll. He also liaises with other Red Eagle offices providing assistance on payroll matters.
Zak is a keen sportsman and regularly plays football, golf and tennis.
Chloe Hamilton AIRP
Chloe joined us as an apprentice in 2014, learning the recruitment business from processing bookings, registering candidates and dealing with telephone enquiries. During her apprenticeship Chloe demonstrated her ability to work well within the team and adapt to the pressurised recruitment environment.
Today, Chloe looks after the new starters, including registering and entering on the payroll. She also handles the debt chasing and the general office administration; including checking papers for audit, filing and manning the front desk on a daily basis. Chloe is usually the first face you see when visiting the Folkestone office.
She is an associate of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and will be studying towards the Certificate in Recruitment Practice in the near future.
Emma Gordon FIRP
Emma has worked in the recruitment industry for nearly 20 years working in many roles before joining Red Eagle in September 2017 as a Business Manager.
She looks after the industrial and transport temps division where her role includes interviewing and developing new business.
Emma spends most of her spare time looking after her four children.
Clint Geens AIRP
After a change of career Clint has returned to the industry having gained 10 years experience in food manufacturing recruitment.
Clint works with Human Resources and Recruitment partners across many companies, brands and Fortune 500 companies to assist in finding the right people for their current and future Food Manufacturing job vacancies in both Permanent and Interim roles. He likes to get an in-depth knowledge of the processes involved within the manufacture of goods from raw materials to finished the product and the people involved at each stage of the process.
Once described as an “Extrovert geek with a big personality” Clint has a Boxer Dog called Oscar and a Horse called Dinky (he isn’t), enjoy pc gaming, sci-fi films and books (I think that is the geek part) and enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife who also works in recruitment.
Andrew Martyn AIRP
Construction Division - Branch Operations Executive
Andrew has vast experience within the customer sales and service industry. With a comprehensive knowledge of dealing with customers both face to face and over the phone he strives to ensure that the customer needs are dealt with both quickly and efficiently.
Andrew has an active operation and provides day to day solutions to his growing client base through a determined approach to maximising service criteria.
Andrew is a student member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is currently studying towards the Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Lee Parsons FIRP
Construction Division - Construction Director
Lee has many years experience working in the city within the construction trades and labour recruitment market. Having decided to start his own business Lee looked for an established business that could help nurture the new venture whilst still creating his own brand.
With Red Eagle having a successful background in the industrial market and some already key leads in construction and plant hire companies Lee approached the managing director about a joint venture.
Through Site Labour Supplies Lee brings a passion for recruitment, business development and a real keen interest in the building, construction and associated industries. This coupled with his ability to deliver on service guarantees SLS’s new clients an enthusiastic approach to temporary labour solutions.
Lee has a HND in building studies, holds the Certificate in Recruitment Practice and is a fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.
James Wash MIRP
Construction Division - Recruitment Manager
James is a telesales professional with a number of years experience operating in the business to business sales sector. Coupled with his strong sense of desire to achieve client satisfaction James has become a valued member of the SLS recruitment team.
With responsibilities for securing new clients and fulfilling orders James has proved a hit with his clients and continues to grow his portfolio of blue chip clients.
James is a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and has successfully gained the Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Construction Division - Recruitment Consultant
Fresh from working at music events where he rubbed shoulders with the stars, Lewis has taken to his recruitment role like a duck to water. Lewis’s main role is sourcing temps and perms for the construction trade.
Outside of work Lewis can be found looking after his young daughter. He also enjoys spending time chilling out at the gym and will be competing in the 10k run at Dymchurch later this year.
Construction Division - Recruitment Consultant
Sean is the newest member or our team. But with 10 years sales experience in a variety of trades has all the skills needed by any top quality recruitment consultant. Having sold products with a six figure price tag Sean has the ability to communicate effectively with any new or existing clients. Sean has A levels in psychology, business studies and sociology.
Outside of work Sean is currently training for tough mudder in September 2017 and if that wasn’t hard enough he is expecting his first child in late 2017.
Construction Division - Recruitment Consultant
Sam joined SLS last year following a 10 year career as an account manager in sales. Sam’s experience has mainly been business to business and feels at home in his new role sourcing both temps and perms for the construction trade.
Outside work Sam is usually busy looking after his two young girls. He likes to keep fit and will be competing in the 10k run at Dymchurch later this year.
Sam has also completed ‘Tough mudder’, a 12 mile assault course.
Pete Simpson MIRP
Construction Division - Recruitment Consultant
Pete has worked in the recruitment industry since 2010, and has a strong background in the construction industry, dealing with everything from blue chip, top-tier companies, through to small specialist Civil Engineering companies.
With a substantial understanding of client expectations as well as the ability to identify new business opportunities, Pete manages his own desk and has a wealth of experience in placing staff up to and including MD level.
Pete is an associate of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and is currently studying towards the Certificate in Recruitment Practice.
Karen Bailey (BA Hons)
Karen has been working within JM Recruitment since 2004. Before this Karen worked for many years within the NHS both in GP surgeries and hospitals, and has qualifications in Practice Management. She therefore has a vast experience of working within pressured environments to achieve a successful outcome. Her core strengths are in the back office attention to detail and customer liaison.
Karen enjoys travelling, dog walking, art and literature.
Chris Pennie AIRP
Chris joined our Sittingbourne operation early in September as Branch Manager to develop the business across a wide range of disciplines. Chris previously had his own recruitment company in Margate and brings with him a wealth of experience.
Chris lives in Westgate, is married and has 6 children. He loves his football and is a life long fan of Newcastle United.
Ciro Fierro AIRP
Born in Naples, Ciro came to the UK in 2011 to work at his cousin’s restaurant in Canterbury. In 2013 he moved to another restaurant as a manager. Once described as ‘easy on the eye,’ Ronaldo look-alike Ciro joined JM Recruitment last year as an industrial recruitment consultant.
Ciro married last year and his wife has recently given birth to twin girls. He was a keen basketball player but finds his spare time is now taken up with his new family.
Kim Safaty MIRP
Kim has lived most of her life in Australia with a few years spent in Gibraltar. After moving back to the UK in June, she joined the Sittingbourne team in October. During that time Kim has gained a huge range of experience in various administrating roles.
Kim looks after the payroll as well as supporting the rest of the Sittingbourne team.
She is a keen walker and gardener, is into historical fashion and has 2 children grown up children, a boy and girl living in Australia.
Sandra Dydo AIRP
Sandra gained 4 year experience in distribution as a Quality controller and inspector before joining JM Recruitment.
Sandra role includes qualifying candidates, registering and interviewing. She also works closely with clients ensuring placements are of a high calibre and consistently reliable.
Outside work Sandra enjoys Yoga, swimming, cycling and rollerblading.
Jadene Davies AIRP
Business Development Consultant
Jadene worked in a variety of sales roles over the past few years before joining us in April 2017.
Jadene handles a number of existing clients as well as being responsible for developing new business in the local area. She personally interviews and selects the best workers for job vacancies. Jadene liaises with her clients on a daily basis, checking all workers are meeting clients expectations and all forward planning is in place.
Outside of work Jadene is a keen fitness fanatic, regularly attending her local gym and is a keen explorer at weekends. Jadene has also been an extra in popular reality TV show, The Only Way is Essex!
Nikki Everson FIRP
Bexley & London Director
Nikki has been working in the recruitment industry since 1990 and has recruited for a huge range of disciplines including medical, legal, educational, banking, industrial logistics, driving, hotel & hospitality, events and commercial recruitment.
Nikki’s strong customer service background and excellent personal communication skills are a real asset for her business development and sales role.
Alex Netea AIRP
Alex joined Red Eagle in March as an On-Site Manager at a major food processing company. He has a wealth of experience at all levels, including six years as an Assistant Manager at a strawberry farm, six months as an On-Site Co-Ordinator and two years as an On-Site Manager at another food processing company.
Alex will be responsible for all on-site activity including: taking responsibility for candidate registrations; inductions; training; worker allocation; KPI adherence; health and safety; daily client services and managing fluctuating order requests.
He is a fitness fanatic and even has his own gym at home. Alex is also a keen Arsenal fan.
Kelly Wager AIRP
Senior Recruitment Consultant
After gaining 12 years experience in logistics working for a major international company and two years specialising in industrial temps, Kelly joined the Bexley team.
Kelly is responsible for industrial temps with placements in the logistics and printing industries.
Outside work Kelly can be found either Salsa dancing or attending a Zumba class when not at home looking after her young son.
Ieva Paspiesinskiene BSc (Hons)
On-Site Labour Co-Ordinator
Ieva has gained a wide range of experience across both her previous roles as a project manager and a recruitment coordinator.
Reporting to the Group Operations Director, Ieva heads up our Corby branch organising the daily bookings, recruitment, staff allocation, whilst maintaining a strong line of communication with managers, planning staff and key factory members.
Ieva has a BSc in Construction Management and a BSc in Town & Country Planning/Land Management. She has also achieved a level 2 AAT Accounting qualification.