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All Set For Summer - Benchmark Recruit, Sheffield

All Set For Summer


We’re ramping up to a big summer at Benchmark with new faces joining the team and celebrations on the cards.  Check out the latest news from our HQ….

Make History With Us – Benchmark 10th Anniversary

2016 is set to go down in the Benchmark history books as we’re already planning our 10th anniversary celebrations in September – and we want you to be a part of it.

The details are under wraps and we’re purely asking you to the save the date – get the evening of Wednesday, 7th September firmly boxed off in your diary and click here to register to find out more.

Benchmark Bids Farewell To Rob

Following his four year commitment to the business the time has come for Rob to hang up his recruitment hat and depart from Benchmark HQ.


Parting gifts for Rob

Rob will undoubtedly be missed by colleagues and clients for his positivity, which was always contagious, but we understand the need for him to prioritise his family commitments.

“Rob has been a committed and loyal member of the team and we are all grateful for the contribution he made in his time with us. We wish Rob lots of luck in his future career and will be keeping in touch and helping in his search to find something that suits his personal goals and his new family situation,”  said Louisa Harrison-Walker, Managing Director at Benchmark.


The Benchmark family old and new

It wouldn’t have been right not to send Rob off in style, and last night we shared a stack of pizzas and a few pints to reflect on the fun over the last four years that are forever embedded in the Benchmark history books.


We even had some guest appearances from some of the old Benchmark crew – Rob Shaw, Banico Nicholas, Mel Barker and Amy Tingle (L to R)

As Benchmark moves into its 10th year, the team is stronger than ever, firmly focused on delivering our bespoke style of recruitment to employers and employees in the Yorkshire region.

Fresh Faces


Kieron Cartledge, Richard Ayre & Sean Havenhand (L to R)

Charged with assisting Benchmark with its plans for development are three fresh faces to the business – Richard Ayre, Relationship Manager, and Sean Havenhand , Sales Consultant.  Their arrival is on the back of Kieron Cartledge joining the team a month ago on the thriving IT & Creative desk.

“We are delighted to have our three new recruits onboard, and they will certainly add real value to our already strong core of recruiters,” said Rebecca Morris, Sales Office Manager at Benchmark.

Here we give you an insight into our newbies and the experience they bring to the team.

Richard Ayre – Relationship Manager
Childhood Ambition: To a Wacky Races driver
Following a thriving career as a partner in an Estate Agency business, plus a former client, Richard understands first hand the quality of service that we provide and the challenges that employers face. Richard’s focus in on forging new partnerships within growth sectors as well as offering exclusive executive search.

Kieron Cartledge – IT & Creative Consultant
Childhood Ambition: To be an actor
Having worked over the hills as a Senior Recruitment Consultant in Web and Development in Manchester, Kieron has returned to his South Yorkshire roots to take up this Benchmark role.  Kieron harbours a passion for all things technical, and it is this knowledge that will help him drill down to discover what clients want when it comes to skill set.

Sean Havenhand – Commercial Consultant
Childhood Ambition: To be a professional Snooker Player
Sean is keen to carve out a career for himself in recruitment after an initial three years in sales and account management.  His drive to succeed is fuelled by his own experience of using Benchmark from a candidate perspective and wanting to help others fulfilling their career ambitions.

Take a look at our full team at Benchmark HQ and find out more about what makes them tick on our Meet the Team page.

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