Our team shares an extremely strong desire to stand out from other agencies. The success of our business is solely reliant on our ability to meet the challenges set to us by our clients. Our committed, energetic approach allows us to meet those challenges day in, day out.
TQR has been passionate about recruitment ever since its inception in 1996. As industry professionals we care deeply about our clients and candidates and gain huge satisfaction when we're able to place the two together effectively.
The recruitment industry is not always renowned for showing its caring side but here at TQR we really do care about the people and businesses that we work with. We are also proudly passionate about Plymouth and the communities in which we work. We aim to make a positive difference to businesses that we serve and the people that we work with.
David has run TQR since 2009. He joined the company in 2004 and acquired a franchise a year later and took on full ownership six years ago. He likes to run the business from the front, still actively recruiting for clients. He sees his key specialism as taking the time to understand his clients, the role and the environment. He will then look to apply his advanced recruitment tools to source the best applicant possible.
As well as running the business, David is also a family man with four children and has almost qualified as a sign language interpreter.
Sam is a highly experienced Recruitment Manager who spends his time supporting all aspects of the business in his role as Business Manager including managing the team on a day to day basis. His primary focus is the strategic delivery of projects which will have a real impact on the team so that they are able to devote more of their time to achieving the best results for our clients whilst continuing to provide exceptional customer service.
Sam's biggest challenge outside of the office is to teach his young son to play rugby, he is 18 months old. Well, they do say you're never too young to start.
Business Engagement Manager
Nicola leads on our Performance Coaching and Leadership Development programmes, she also works with our clients in order to help deliver change within organisations by helping to develop HR policy and consulting on all employment related issues.
Nicola's early professional years in HR were spent at Orange Telecommunications, Royal & Sun Alliance moving into HR Management at Clearlab UK, Princess Yachts and Barden UK.
David is a highly experienced Finance Manager with a background in accountancy. His role is to ensure that all financial matters are dealt with in an orderly, professional manner.
David has also run his own recruitment agency previously and therefore has a sound insight into the industry.
In his spare time David is a keen golfer and sportsman, he practises Mixed Martial Arts and has also been known to try his hand at Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Nigel heralds from a HR background and previously spent 26 years working for the Royal Navy. He specialises in recruiting CNC Machinist’s, specifically for the Aerospace industry. Nigel also spent 2 years working for Princess Yachts as a Training Coordinator.
To relax in his spare time, he likes to re-enact with the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot.
Lizzie specialises in Machining and Technical recruitment and has over 14 years of experience working in both agencies and in-house recruitment.
Lizzie has developed some exceptional working relationships with her clients who really appreciate her honest, dedicated approach. They also love her for being the member of our team that is just a little crazy!
Samantha specialises in recruiting permanent staff for the Automotive and Engineering Industries and has become the first point of contact for her clients over the years. Having lived and worked in Plymouth her whole life, Samantha enjoyed an early career in Client Relationship Management within the Medical industry. Samantha is an excellent recruiter who understands that team fit can be as important as relevant skills and qualifications.
Louise is an experienced professional with over 3 years of recruitment experience under her belt. Before working in recruitment, Louise gained an enormous wealth of business experience, especially within the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Louise has also worked as an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University within the Plymouth Business School. She was able to offer students the insight of her own vast experience within the Leisure and Events industry.
Samantha specialises in recruiting temporary staff for industry. With over ten years of experience behind her, Samantha has harnessed an enviable reputation for her ability to rapidly deliver quality candidates for her clients.
Samantha particularly enjoys the fast pace of temporary recruitment and relishes the opportunity to meet the challenges set by her clients.
Michaella is currently placed at Princess Yachts, working with the HR team as a Recruitment Officer. She supports their HR team on a daily basis, supporting them with all aspects of recruitment.
Michaella has extensive experience recruiting skilled tradespeople. Her ethos is to always be honest with people and to always avoid letting people down where it can be avoided, reliability is crucial in her eyes!
Stephen is an engineering and technical recruitment specialist, specifically within manufacturing. He has over 15 years of experience, starting with temporary production recruitment, and latterly recruiting for more senior engineering and technical roles.
He was born 18 floors up in a block of flats in Portsmouth. Clearly his resourceful, pragmatic approach to solving problems has been with him from birth!
Laura has 6 years experience within the recruitment industry. She has a broad experience of working within different sectors including commercial, industrial and engineering.
Laura is equally adept at sourcing permanent and temporary staff. She loves the fast pace of finding new temporary staff for clients as well as the satisfaction of placing a new permanent candidate.
Rachel has over 5 years of experience in an account management role, ensuring that clients receive the very best in customer care.
In terms of sector focus Rachel is a specialist in the IT industry and recruitment for the public sector. Rachel's tenacious, dedicated approach ensures that her clients receive the very best support and service from her at all times.
Cerys joined TQR in 2017 as our Recruitment Resourcer. Cerys entered the recruitment industry via the apprenticeship route, and to dramatic effect. She won a national award with her training provider, Intec Business Colleges, winning the accolade of Apprentice of the Year for 2017.
Cerys is an extremely resourceful member of the team with a keen eye for detail. She is currently working towards her NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment Practise.
Malvern born Ellie studied for her Business Administration Degree in Plymouth where she achieved a First in 2016. Having fallen in love with the city she decided to move back down to live. She has been part of the team since November 2017 and really enjoys the fact that two days in our office are never the same.
In her spare time Ellie enjoys her knitting and trying to improve her culinary skills. She also likes to spend her time exploring new places around the Westcountry.
Overseas Recruitment Resourcer
Adrian is an International Relations and European Studies graduate.
Adrian uses his communication and analytical skills to help support any recruitment campaigns on the continent.
As a passionate traveller, Adrian enjoys long walks in the open air.
Business Support Co-ordinator
Cycling enthusiast Rachel performs a key role within the agency, she is the oil that keeps the engine running smoothly.
Rachel's client service skills and IT know how provide extensive support to both our team and clients.
She is always flexible and dependable to be able to meet the needs of the business, but give her the chance and she'll be back on the saddle for a long cycle.