Meet the Team
Recruitment is definitely a people industry and we think at Benchmark we have the best in the business – and together our vision is to be the most motivated, high performing recruitment team in Yorkshire.
We have a team of talented individuals at Benchmark HQ and are always on the look out for other dynamic people to jump on board and join us in our recruitment journey.
If you have something special and think you have what it takes to join the Benchmark crew get in touch.
In the meantime, you can meet our current Benchmark team here:
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Childhood Ambition: to be a farmer.
Biography: Yorkshire girl born and bred, so it is illegal for her to not like Henderson’s Relish! Louisa heads Benchmark. Her degree in Politics from Leeds Uni only really comes in to play when she has had a drink and fancies a left or right wing rant, depending which Gemini twin she is channeling. After refining her craft and securing the top spot at recruitment super brand Office Angels she persuaded best friend Amy to bring her training and management skills to the table and raise the bar by launching a new brand of recruitment. If Louisa wasn’t a recruitment director she would be a farmer, and in her spare time she is tackling an allotment. Peas, beans, tomatoes, cucumbers; a doddle. She is yet to master sweetcorn.
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Specialism: Office Support, Legal and Finance
Childhood Ambition: to be a ballerina
Biography: Rebecca moved from her rural home town of Herefordshire to Sheffield to study in 2007 – she loved it so much she hasn’t left since! Falling into a career in law, Rebecca decided that whilst she loved her clients drafting Wills wasn’t the feel good factor she was after. In her four years at BM HQ she has has risen through the ranks from Trainee Consultant to now running the good ship Benchmark as Operations Manager; focusing on supporting the team and delivering a quality Benchmark experience. She is also proud Mummy of two cats Marmite and Mabel. When Rebecca isn’t in our HQ you’ll find her residing in her new abode in Kelham Island.
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Communications & Marketing Manager
Childhood Ambition: to be a Dairy Farmer
Biography: Lucy is a true Sheffield-er and was brought up on Henderson’s Relish and watching the Blades. She was reluctantly taken over the hills to Manchester as a teenager, but always had a yearning to get back to Sheffield. While in Manchester, Lucy’s Saturday job was working at Manchester City’s ticket office and had the confusing identity of being a red and a blue for a while! When she’s not marketing and communicating, you can find her out on the hills mountain biking or walking her lurcher with a tribe of children. And if it snows there’s no stopping her on her snowboard.
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Amelie De Candolle
Childhood Ambition: to be an actress
Biography: Say ‘bonjour’ to Amelie who is Parisian born and bilingual in French. With French genes, as you would expect, she has a passion for fashion and is also a keen muso – her specialist subject is the 60’s and 70’s and wishes she could time travel back so she could fully embrace the culture of the time. Amelie moved up North after trying to make it in the music industry in London and deciding to study fashion up North. Her creative mind and love working with creative individuals has led her to work in recruitment and join Benchmark.
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Childhood Ambition: to be a footballer
Andy is a home grown Sheffielder and spent his youth at the Sheffield Ski village where he was drawn to Freestyle Skiing when it was in it’s heyday! He decided to swap the dry slope for real mountains and he actually got pretty good – at his peak he was 2nd in the British Championships! After a stint as a ski instructor the pull of the seven hills of Sheffield was too strong and he returned to our city; he now likes to spend his time cooking the dishes learnt in the alps and burning it off playing football.
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Childhood Ambition: to be a Florist
Biography: Kate came over the borders from the High Peak to Sheffield for her Criminology degree at Sheffield Hallam in 2010, and liked the bright lights of the city so much she stayed! She uses her detective skills regularly to hunt out the best eateries in Sheffield and spends her time recreating dishes at home. She burns off the calories consumed by staying active; whether it’s at the gym or competing in the Sheffield Half Marathon, Kate is always looking for a fitness challenge.
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Childhood Ambition: to be a Footballer
Biography: Having travelled the short distance over the Pennines from the High Peak, Dave came to our fine city of Sheffield to study MSc Sport Injury in 2007. Like many before him, he was quite taken with the Outdoor City and so much so decided to make it home. With a passion for rock climbing at Stanage Edge and Horseshoe Quarry, and when the weather is less favourable the gym, Dave decided Sheffield offered the best of both worlds – the outdoor and city life combined. As a master of Customer Service and Sales Dave brings bags of energy to Benchmark HQ and is now part of the BM family.
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Childhood Ambition: to own a games studio
Biography: Adam is the techie of the team working in the games industry for over eight years as a tester and designer. While he loved his time in the industry, and still holds it close to his heart, he to put down the controller to take up recruitment three years ago. Not only did he work in the sector but lives and breathes all things technology; he’s a self professed geek who loves tech, games and comics. Born in West Yorkshire, he moved across to Sheffield when he was three and has very happily lived here since. He’s loud, friendly and always up for a chat, when he is not working he is probably playing The Witcher on his xbox or watching Anime.
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Junior Recruitment Consultant
Childhood Ambition: to be a Popstar
Biography: Cortney is the third apprentice to join Benchmark, and at just 19 is flying in her role at Benchmark being promoted from Office Administrator to Candidate Care Co-ordinator and now Junior Recruitment Consultant. Cortney is a real night owl and loves a party – whether it’s on the local scene in Sheffield, or down in Coventry with her boyfriend. This Sheffield lass may be a proud of her South Yorkshire heritage but she also loves to travel across the globe – she already has the travelling bug, more recently ticking off Austria, Cyprus, Tunisia, Spain, Fuerteventura and the Algarve – next on her hit list is Amsterdam. And when Cortney is back at home she’s being terrorised by her two little brothers!
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Childhood Ambition: to be a firewoman
Biography: Ellie is our second homegrown Benchmark-er, having started out as an apprentice at 18, a year later she became a full time Office Administrator – and was so good she’s been fast tracked to a Marketing Co-ordinator at Benchmark HQ. Ellie is a huge film buff and is able to recite the film Tangled word for word. Last year she had two new additions to her family, and is now known as the ‘silly Auntie’ who can crack a smile out of her niece and nephew even when in the darkest of tantrums. Deep down Ellie is a hopeless romantic and dreams that one day she will marry Tom Hardy. And once that’s done, she’d love nothing more than snuggling up on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon with a big bar of chocolate (with Tom obvs!).
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Childhood Ambition: to be a Chef
Biography: Holly is our new apprentice on the block and is completing a Finance and Business Apprenticeship at Sheffield City College. Joining us at just 17, she has now celebrated her 18th birthday and is able to enjoy our social events even more; she has discovered her favourite tipple is Cider! You wouldn’t guess it but Holly is a gamer and often spends time chilling with her X-Box.