Why should you work with us?

Highly skilled, niche professionals are increasingly difficult to find and the few that are currently in the marketplace have a plethora of options open to them. Companies seeking the best talent face the daunting task of finding, attracting, and retaining this increasingly small pool of candidates. We work alongside organisations and individuals to provide expertise that brings people together, creating cultures that not only attract and retain top-tier talent but also boost your employer brand.

We work closely with our clients and candidates with the long term in mind. Our candidates trust us to advise them on their next career move and our clients value our consultancy to help them create quality work opportunities and world-class work environments. We do not take that responsibility lightly. We chose to move away from the sales-focused training typically found in the recruitment sector, preferring to develop our team based upon shared values and an ‘inch wide, mile deep’ approach to understanding the individual needs of our clients. Where our in-house expertise ends, we call upon a bench of industry experts whom we partner with to deliver a range of workshops and specialist services.

meet our partners

Brady Todd

Senior Candidate Liaison

Brady Todd

Senior Candidate Liaison

I head up the Artificial Intelligence division here at Hurren & Hope, working with some truly innovative businesses implementing AI and Machine Learning across a variety of sectors. I work with businesses big and small to build dynamic, diverse and talented technology teams.

When I’m not in the H&H office talking tech, you will find me at a pub quiz (specialist topic: film), watching football or climbing a mountain. There will usually be beer involved in all three of those!

In my spare time, I like to brush up on my tech knowledge and you’ll often find me reading a book or watching a TED Talk. I’m currently reading “How to Talk to Robots” by Tabitha Goldstaub, which has given me a fascinating insight into how women have helped pioneer the development of Artificial Intelligence and I’d certainly recommend it if you’re looking to get an understanding of the technology.

My favourite thing about working at Hurren & Hope – aside from the ping pong table in the boardroom – is the fact that we are a dog-friendly office, and if I’ve had a busy day, there is usually a Spaniel or a Beagle ready for belly rubs.

I’m always open to connecting with people and expanding my network, and in particular, I’m always keen to speak to Cloud Engineers, DevOps Engineers, Data Engineers, IoT Technicians, Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists and Graduates – amongst other positions. Feel free to reach out if you are in need of help finding a new role.

Bethany Lewis

Operations Support Officer

Bethany Lewis

Operations Support Officer

In 2015, whilst completing my A-Levels, I worked as a Personal Shopper where I had early morning starts collecting and packing online orders for customers, whilst also providing support to customers within the store. This role helped me grow as an individual and helped me realise my passion… Making a difference. From here, I went into hotel reservations and in 2019, I found my passion within recruitment.

When I am not in the H&H office, I am usually curled up on the sofa with a blanket, a cup of tea and a good book – even when it’s 30 degrees outside! The weekend is when I get creative and make stock for my mother-in-law’s handmade craft shop, which was opened just after the second lockdown. My creations started with cards and keyrings and have expanded with my stock now including chalk memo boards, gift tags and charms.

At Hurren & Hope, I support the team with the day-to-day operations including training and system implementation as well as organising events.

Raven McMenemie

Talent Analyst

Raven McMenemie

Talent Analyst

I have spent most of my professional career in sales and business development working in various industries; insurance, telecommunications, business supplies, etc. What I enjoyed the most about being in business development was the people element; building relationships, making friends, and doing that extra bit to make my customers happy.

In my next position, I wanted the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives and Hurren & Hope have given me the opportunity to do just that. As a Talent Analyst, my responsibility to you is to fully understand your drivers from a work perspective and how those drivers affect your wider life – to build a relationship with you and do all that I can to find your perfect role.

Outside of work, I love all things Eurovision, playing chess, and writing music.

Mike Johnson

Senior Talent Consultant

Mike Johnson

Senior Talent Consultant

I am a Senior Talent Consultant within the Fintech division at Hurren & Hope. I work with a variety of start-ups, scale-ups and established organisations within this ever-changing field. I began my recruitment career back in 2005, spending a year as a generalist recruiter before specialising in Information Technology. I spent the next 15 years sourcing Development & Technical Teams for a variety of industries, before focusing purely on FinTech.

I use my market knowledge to develop a network of active and passive candidates. This ensures that companies are never held back, or see progress hampered by the scarcity of the right skill sets.

My approach is both honest and open, forging relationships built on trust. I am fully aware that finding a new job or sourcing a new team member can be a challenging process. I am committed to providing a positive, stress-free experience to everyone I work with. Regardless of working on junior or senior appointments, I strive to offer candidates and clients the same exceptional experience. This has resulted in me gaining ongoing repeat business and client / candidate referrals.

Outside of work, you will find me spending time with my wife and son, as well as tending to our three pygmy goats.

Gemma Peck

Talent Analyst

Gemma Peck

Talent Analyst

I have recently joined the world of recruitment after taking a career side-step from psychotherapy and mental health and have started my career with Hurren & Hope as part of the Candidate Liaison division.

Recruitment is a little different from life in the therapy room, but hopefully just as rewarding as my role allows me to work closely with individuals, understanding their goals, and what it is they want from their next job move. I was attracted to the world of recruitment with employment having a significant impact on our overall wellbeing and quality of life. I am motivated to find roles for candidates that are stimulating and fulfilling; hopefully making a positive difference to their wider lives and relationships.

I currently liaise with skilled individuals in the tech industry, linking them with roles in diverse and innovative companies. When I’m not speaking with candidates, you’ll find me engrossed in a good book or messing about in the great outdoors with my husband and kiddos.

Ollie Heath

Managing Consultant & Fintech Specialist

Ollie Heath

Managing Consultant & Fintech Specialist

The recruitment realm snatched me up with her claws nearly five years ago, and she has never let me go since! As Head of Client Services at Hurren & Hope, I’m in the trenches with the troops ensuring we deliver a high-quality service to clients whilst providing support to the whole team. I am incredibly proud to say that we have partnered with leading organisations connecting them with extraordinary brains across the country, whilst breaking the mould of the recruitment industry making people the focus throughout everything we do.

When not in the office, my main passion is hitting a little white ball around a field attempting to get it into a small hole. If all fails on the course (which happens most of the time), I enjoy heading out for a ride on two wheels to prepare for the Tour de France or spending time with the other two loves of my life: my partner and daughter.

I pride myself on providing our clients with a respectful, knowledgeable, and professional service, which in return, has built long-lasting partnerships and distinguished ourselves from the stereotype in the industry.

Lizzie Blower

Senior Consultant & Agritech Specialist

Lizzie Blower

Senior Consultant & Agritech Specialist

Having grown up in Suffolk and living on farms as well as having a family involved in agriculture, I have been interested in the sector for quite a while. I took my chances and moved to London after school, studying fashion and falling into a career in recruitment!

I have been in the industry for over 10 years, starting in luxury retail managing the Selfridges account running a large-scale temp desk. I moved into advertising, marketing and digital creative before moving back to Suffolk and running a successful admin temp desk for the local market. Mixed in with this experience, I have worked in agricultural research for about 4 years. Now, having the opportunity to merge the two, I have been building the Agritech division of Hurren & Hope since the end of last year.

It’s been a great opportunity to get involved in the industry in a time where we are transitioning so much and becoming more aware of social and environmental impact. The agricultural sector is ever-changing, and with the number of start-ups and entrepreneurial talent coming through, it’s an interesting time to be speaking with candidates and clients.

As a consultancy, we are focused on partnering with universities and colleges to help guide young talent into the workplace and we’re keen to work with people from all backgrounds, whether they are re-training or using a transferrable skillset.

The Agritech division focuses on practical farming roles, from graduates and assistant managers upwards – as well as consultancy, sales, R&D, agronomy, livestock health, manufacturing and engineering.

Jann Richardson

Head of Culture & Performance

Jann Richardson

Head of Culture & Performance

My mission (which I choose to accept!) is to create an environment within H&H that is about supporting, listening, and growing the people who rock up every day to put a shift in. If the team aren’t firing on all cylinders, then it’s up to us to make sure we know why and help them reach their full potential.

I coach the team on both their personal and professional growth, whilst working alongside the executive team on the company’s goals & strategies.

Over my 30 years of working within career development, I have been in a fortunate position to work with a diverse array of clients, which include the BBC, MOD, farm estates and breweries. I am passionate in my belief that knowledge is only good when shared as wisdom. My goal is to share as much wisdom as I can to help change the way we work and think for better outcomes.

My values are Empathy, Trust, Respectfulness and Collaboration. When I’m not working, you’ll find me strolling the Suffolk coastline with my husband and Nelly the cavapoo – there’s no place I’d rather be.

Mark Hurren

Managing Director

Mark Hurren

Managing Director

I have been extremely fortunate in my career to engage with some truly inspirational individuals, both in the form of employers and candidates. One of the things those individuals showed me is we can all achieve more with the right people around us. I’m not ashamed to admit that I love the complexities of people – their motivations, fears and values – the very things that make us individual yet in many ways, not so different from each other. I have made it my goal to try and understand those complexities, to provide clarity where needed, and advice and support when asked.

I founded Hurren & Hope as I believed the recruitment sector was losing its focus on the very thing that sustains it… people! I wanted to bring together a team of ethical Talent Consultants, train them continuously to perfect their knowledge of the marketplace – focusing on psychology, behavioural science and emotional intelligence – to ensure they offer clear, genuine consultative advice. All within a sales-free environment that enables them to provide the best service to employers and candidates – rewarding the service provided not the resulting commission.

The end result is we are all stronger and more successful together. That’s all of us – the hiring manager, the prospective candidate, the internal talent department / HR and my team – everyone!

It has to be a symbiotic relationship for us all to prosper.

Jake Mortimer

Candidate Liaison

Jake Mortimer

Candidate Liaison

I am a qualified agriculture and farm management graduate with experience across many fields. I grew up in Kenya on the largest horticultural rose farm in East Africa, I then went to school in Switzerland at Aiglon College and am now living in the UK, having successfully completed my agriculture degree at the RAU.

These experiences have given me a unique view of the challenges different communities face and has assisted me in meeting many contacts in the agri-tech world and beyond. A great passion of mine is hydroponics and aquaponics and while I was at university, I built my own self-sufficient system, as well as building a system in Kenya after finishing school.

I have recently joined the team at Hurren & Hope and have been amazed by how many lives I can reach and hopefully assist through this role. Consulting candidates and clients through the recruitment process gives me an unparalleled sense of achievement. I am exhilarated to see who this role allows me to meet and hopefully help. I look forward to working with you!

We’re hiring – join the team!

We’re always on the lookout for great people to join our team of tech super-humans. You don’t need to be a master recruiter (in fact, we’d prefer it if you’re not), just a genuine person who cares deeply about helping clients and candidates to achieve their goals. If you’re motivated by sales targets and putting bums on seats regardless of best-fit, we respectfully ask that you do not send your CV and covering letter. For everyone else, what are you waiting for?

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True consultancy is in our DNA

At Hurren & Hope HD, we recognise that advising on your next career move or hiring strategy requires trust and a holistic approach, so we invest in our team to ensure they are uniquely qualified to offer expert advice and guidance. Sales people are not consultants, which is why we actively hire from outside the recruitment industry, train our team in emotional intelligence and behavioural science, and place them in verticals to ensure they have a unique understanding of their markets.

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From hiring best-fit team members to improving your employer brand, assessing your company culture and coaching staff at all levels to achieve their full potential – we’re in your corner. Whether you’re a candidate plotting your career path or a founder looking to start or scale a new venture, we can provide access to the specialist expertise required to ensure successful outcomes. We also have a dedicated Candidate Liaison team to ensure your experience with us is the best in the industry. But don’t just take our word for it…

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