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Senior Management Team

Thomas Minshell
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Hello, I’m Thomas, the Managing Director here at Principal People.

I have been at the company for 10 years now and have see a great deal of growth and positive change within our business and also within the HSEQ recruitment at large. I oversee the strategic direction of our business and ensure the high quality standards that have come to be expected of Principal People are both maintained and continuously improved upon.  

Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends and family, travelling, eating, drinking and enjoying all that life has to offer!

George Wilson
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I have been at Principal People since 2014 I specialise in H&S and Environmental recruitment at PP. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family which consists of my wife Beth, my two boys Lando and Kobe, our dog Roman and our cats Bentley and Lola.

When I’m not with the family I enjoy dog walks, cooking, playing golf (badly) as well as watching rugby, football and F1.

Charlotte Hall
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Hello, I’m Charlotte, the Finance Director here at Principal People. I bring 20 years of experience of working in SMB’s and now support the financial direction of Principal People and day to day finance operations. In my spare time, you will find me in all weathers watching my children play football or out for dinner with family and friends. 

Max Stone
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Hello, I am Max, the Manager of the contract and interim desk here at Principal People. I have been with the business for 10 years now progressing from a Trainee Resourcing Parter. 

Outside of work you will find me trying to find my golf ball on the golf course or on holiday with my wife and daughter.  

Joshua Riddex
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Hi! I’m Joshua, the Marketing and Communications Manager here at Principal People. It’s been a little over a year since I joined the team and I bring with me nearly a decade of marketing experience. Day-to-day I oversee the strategy and delivery of our marketing plan including branding, social, events, communications and campaign management.

 Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with friends and family, out and about travelling or simply with my feet up watching a good Netflix series. I’m also a bit of a foodie so I’m always open to good restaurant suggestions!

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George Wilson
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I have been at Principal People since 2014 I specialise in H&S and Environmental recruitment at PP. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family which consists of my wife Beth, my two boys Lando and Kobe, our dog Roman and our cats Bentley and Lola.

When I’m not with the family I enjoy dog walks, cooking, playing golf (badly) as well as watching rugby, football and F1.

Olivia Mole
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Hello, I’m Olivia and I’m a Recruitment Assistant here at PP. I spend my day mainly helping assist our consultants with all stages of recruitment. This is my first corporate job, I have already learned so much and grown as a person in my time here! 


When I’m not working, I like to go out with my friends for a nice meal, drink and dance. I love to go away on Holiday and would love to travel the world one day.  

Dominic Barnard
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Hi, I’m Dominic a Principal Consultant here at Principal People, having initially joined PP back in 2018, and then spending a short period of time away from the industry I have now re-joined to lead the Infrastructure & Construction team here at Principal People. I look forward to continuing where I left off, building long lasting, honest, and open relationships with Client’s and Candidate’s. 

Outside of work, I can be found regularly keeping fit via the gym or long walks looking for my golf ball! I am passionate about People, Boxing and Golf! 

Louise Stace
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I'm Louise, hello! Late in 2022, I started working for Principal People as an Associate Consultant for our Infrastructure Team. The ability to develop a fantastic recruitment career with an excellent growth plan, alongside our great relationships within PP, is what I love most about working at Principal People. As well as many incentives and out-of-office activities.

Outside of work, I like exploring new cities and countries, trying new foods, and experiencing new cultures.

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Thomas Minshell
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Hello, I’m Thomas, the Managing Director here at Principal People.

I have been at the company for 10 years now and have see a great deal of growth and positive change within our business and also within the HSEQ recruitment at large. I oversee the strategic direction of our business and ensure the high quality standards that have come to be expected of Principal People are both maintained and continuously improved upon.  

Outside of work, I love spending time with my friends and family, travelling, eating, drinking and enjoying all that life has to offer!

Shelby Elson
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I am the team leader for the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Team and have worked with Principal People for the past 6 years. I am a semi-professional football referee and operate on the Football League and National League. 

Francheska Johnston
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Hi! I’m Francheska but go by Fran, I’m the Senior Resourcing Partner at Principal People. I have been here for nearly 6 years now which has flown by as I genuinely love my job and the company. The best part of my role would have to be being able to help a candidate find their dream job. Day-to-day I manage the start-to-end candidate management process, from a candidate search for a role to an initial conversation, submission of CV to the client, preparation for interview, to offering a candidate the position.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going on long walks, and decorating my new house. I also enjoy a weekend escape to the coast as my Mum lives in Devon so I frequently visit her and make the most of the beach in the summer when England occasionally has nice weather. 

Freya Lawrence
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I am an Associate Resourcing Partner here within the Manufacturing team at Principal People. It's been over a year since I joined the team and I am looking forward to continue engaging with candidates with job opportunities.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going on holiday.

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Max Stone
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Hello, I am Max, the Manager of the contract and interim desk here at Principal People. I have been with the business for 10 years now progressing from a Trainee Resourcing Parter. 

Outside of work you will find me trying to find my golf ball on the golf course or on holiday with my wife and daughter.  

Noah Davies
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Hi! I’m Noah and I am an Associate Consultant here at Principal People. I am new to the business but am enjoying learning new skills and improving my overall knowledge in recruitment. I currently work amongst the Quality team here and can’t wait to improve and develop my skills!

Outside of work, I’m quite a sports fanatic! I enjoy watching and going to Football, Formula 1, Boxing and Darts.

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Max Stone
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Hello, I am Max, the Manager of the contract and interim desk here at Principal People. I have been with the business for 10 years now progressing from a Trainee Resourcing Parter. 

Outside of work you will find me trying to find my golf ball on the golf course or on holiday with my wife and daughter.  

Elliott Ralf
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Hi, I’m Elliott and I joined Principal People in 2014. I work in the Contract and Interim team, managing the recruitment process for both clients and candidates as part of my role as a Principal Account Manager.   

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, watching a good series, travelling to new places abroad with my wife and taking our dog Pablo for walks. 

Waldo Grobler
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Hi, I’m Waldo! I joined Principal People in 2021 as a Senior Resourcing Partner for the busy contract and interim team. The best part of my role is placing incredible people into their dream job opportunities and providing solutions to our client’s needs. 

Outside of work, I like spending time on DIY projects, I enjoy gaming with friends, catching up on a good series and keeping myself up to date on what’s going on in the world. Originally from South Africa, I do like to travel and visit new places when I get the chance to.  

Hannah Pitfield
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Hey, I’m Hannah! I joined Principal People in 2021 as a member of the Sales Support team. I manage our compliance processes and provide specialist support to the contract and interim side of the business.


Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit, trying out new restaurants and cocktail bars with my friends and going on holiday.

Noah Davies
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Hi! I’m Noah and I am an Associate Consultant here at Principal People. I am new to the business but am enjoying learning new skills and improving my overall knowledge in recruitment. I currently work amongst the Quality team here and can’t wait to improve and develop my skills!

Outside of work, I’m quite a sports fanatic! I enjoy watching and going to Football, Formula 1, Boxing and Darts.

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Joshua Riddex
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Hi! I’m Joshua, the Marketing and Communications Manager here at Principal People. It’s been a little over a year since I joined the team and I bring with me nearly a decade of marketing experience. Day-to-day I oversee the strategy and delivery of our marketing plan including branding, social, events, communications and campaign management.

 Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with friends and family, out and about travelling or simply with my feet up watching a good Netflix series. I’m also a bit of a foodie so I’m always open to good restaurant suggestions!

Jessica Bullock
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Hello, I’m Jess! I joined the Principal People team in 2016 when I was 17 as an apprentice studying business. Fast forward to 2023 and I’m proud to have progressed to a Manager leading our brilliant Sales Support team. 

In my spare time I enjoy exploring new places to walk in the UK with my dog, vacationing abroad, spending time with friends and family, attempting to follow new recipes and seeing live bands. 

Hannah Pitfield
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Hey, I’m Hannah! I joined Principal People in 2021 as a member of the Sales Support team. I manage our compliance processes and provide specialist support to the contract and interim side of the business.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit, trying out new restaurants and cocktail bars with my friends and going on holiday.

Nicola Klein (1)
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I’m Nicky, CSR and Talent Lead for Principal People.  


I’ve been with ‘PP’ for a decade, time flies! The last 18 months I’ve spent enjoying my current position.  Prior to this I worked within our search division, focussing efforts on supporting our senior candidates.

 
In my current role, I get to work with our newest recruits and also support our existing team members. It’s very rewarding.  CSR is also an area of focus for me and is a new an exciting addition to my role, especially our S4G initiative.  


Outside of work, life is busy being mum to a teenager and a demanding 5-year-old.  Family time is important to me, any free time I can get my hands on is spent trying to enjoy 5 minutes peace!

Olivia Mole
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Hello, I’m Olivia and I’m a Recruitment Assistant here at PP. I spend my day mainly helping assist our consultants with all stages of recruitment. This is my first corporate job, I have already learned so much and grown as a person in my time here! 


When I’m not working, I like to go out with my friends for a nice meal, drink and dance. I love to go away on Holiday and would love to travel the world one day.  

Iris Edmonds
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Hi! I'm Iris and I joined Principal People looking to gain knowledge and experience in marketing as an apprentice. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and dog, watching good films and reading!

Charlotte Hall
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Hello, I’m Charlotte, the Finance Director here at Principal People. I bring 20 years of experience of working in SMB’s and now support the financial direction of Principal People and day to day finance operations. In my spare time, you will find me in all weathers watching my children play football or out for dinner with family and friends. 

Rosie Perfect
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My name is Rosie, I started at PP Recruitment 3 and a half years ago in a Credit Control role and worked my way up to Credit Control Manager. There is more to Credit Control than the stereotypes of only chasing people for money and being aggressive. It is so refreshing that PP Recruitment have an ethical, flexible, and friendly ethos to cater for all our client’s needs. This is why I love my job, (few people can say that and mean it!)

Outside of the office, I have 2 teenage girls, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a hamster to keep me, (very) busy. When I finally have some down time, I enjoy going to the cinema a few times a month and meeting up with friends for a much-needed glass of wine!

Jacquie Shirreffs
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Hi, my name is Jacquie and I am the Assistant Management Accountant at Principal People. I have been with the team for almost 3 years and feel very lucky to work alongside some great people! My day is very varied across all areas of the finance function and alongside work I am studying to become AAT qualified.


Outside of work I enjoy being with my husband, family and friends -  we have 3 children and an energetic dog who keep us busy.

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