Why choose Ginger?

Ginger Recruitment Services offer a fresh approach to recruitment needs

At Ginger Recruitment  it matters that we give a professional, efficient service saving you time and money. Our experienced and qualified team can deliver a bespoke recruitment package as we know that ‘one size’ does not ‘fit all’. We go the extra mile to make the difference and ease the recruitment process.



Managing Director

“We’re different from other recruiters, too many of whom rely on low paid inexperienced staff to “fill” roles, we don’t. The success of our business does not involve hard sell, we are committed to taking our time and building relationships. I am clear on my vision and have insisted on building a team of people from Blue Chip backgrounds with experience across many sectors and as we grow I will look for even more experience.

The Ginger Recruitment team consists of highly experienced “people” professionals which both supports and enhances our core Recruitment offering. This is fundamentally different from our competition and by taking this approach we are able to offer you more support and services than any other recruiter.”

Angela Byrne, Managing Director

Contact me at angela@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Company Accountant

“Having worked within the recruitment industry for over 11 years, I am extremely proud to be part of the Ginger team and love our fresh approach to recruitment. I am currently working towards chartered accountancy status, meanwhile using my extensive experience within various finance roles, in order to head up Ginger’s finance department.

I firmly believe in Ginger’s core values and I believe that maintaining an honest relationship with clients is the most efficient way of developing long term working relationships. I am your point of contact for any payroll, invoice or finance related queries!”

Krystina Aitken, Company Accountant

Contact me at krystina@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Interim Management

“I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wide range of business experience having worked in many blue chip companies from Sodexo to ITV to Mytravel. This has enabled me to build a wide ranging network of contacts and associates who act as Interims for business. Interim Management is a well established method of filling a temporary hole in your organisation but better used in the South than in the North.

Many companies regard Interims as senior temps to fill an emergency vacancy, but Interims offer considerably more.
By the nature of their experience, Interims are expensive but offer great value for money if used correctly. Interims are often used to move businesses along, to bring strategic thinking and wider experience than a business can afford in the longer term. Interims can undertake strategic reviews, introduce new systems and processes and then help you fill the vacancy with someone with less experience and less expensive to operate within a new framework for your business.

We offer Interims across many functions from Finance Directors to Marketing Directors and from Sales Directors to Procurement Managers.”

Glenn Ridsdale, Head of Interim Management.

Contact me at glenn@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Resource Manager

“I have worked in the recruitment industry for 12 years in both the UK and Australia. I wear many hats in my role as Resource Manager – I have overall responsibility for the Resourcing team at Ginger, provide resourcing support to the Financial Services desk, manage and maintain our candidate database to ensure it is used effectively, and take the lead on process improvement projects”

Michelle Moran, Resource Manager

Contact me at michelle@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Creative, Digital & Marketing Consultant

“I’ve been in recruitment for many years now, starting as a trainee, and working my way up to Director of an award-winning business. I ran my own successful small recruitment business for a couple of years, but wanted to get back into a vibrant office, and after meeting Angela, seeing how she ran her business and the great work she was doing, I decided to join Ginger, I felt it was the right decision to combine our experiences.

I recruit for our Creative, Digital & Marketing roles for both client and agency side. I have a genuine interest in this industry, and a good understanding of it, You’ll find me all over social media if you need me”

Sean Kierans, Creative, Digital & Marketing Consultant

Contact me at sean@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Business Development Manager

“I have over 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, both within the UK and Middle East, predominantly working in corporate accounts. Previously the Business Development Director for Reed Personnel Services and a National Accounts Director for Hays, I have specialised in devising and implementing innovative recruitment solutions for organisations in numerous business fields including industrial, technical and professional sectors.

Although I work across the board I would probably say that Regulated Financial Services is my favorite market as it is an exciting and ever changing industry….(go figure!)…. and I am responsible for Ginger’s Financial Services desk, along with Michelle, as well as the company’s business development function”

Chris Smith, Business Development Manager

Contact me at chris@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Consultant Employment Counsel

“Having worked as an Employment Law Solicitor for over 9 years, I’m excited to have joined Ginger to support Ginger from an Employment Law and HR perspective.  As well as my extensive experience in Employment Law, I hope to bring my skills as a CEDR accredited mediator and Employment Law Trainer to this role”

Chris McAvoy, Consultant Employment Counsel

Contact me at hr@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Recruitment Resourcer

“My passion is taking the time to understand people’s capabilities, dreams and aspirations so I can help place them into jobs they love, in places where they truly ‘fit’ … and have some fun along the way.

Our clients and candidates appreciate my personal approach, which is why it’s my mission to enjoy meaningful, long-term relationships with some of the best employers in the UK.”

Jack Thomas, Recruitment Resourcer

Contact me at jack@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Head of Technical Recruitment

“I am a DipRP qualified Recruiter with more than thirteen years’ experience of placing candidates into new roles within the Food, FMCG and Advanced Manufacturing industries. I was delighted to head up Ginger Recruitment’s Engineering/Technical division in June 2017 and will focus on recruiting for Permanent & Interim positions within Operations, Engineering, Technical and Supply Chain functions for Manufacturing and/or Engineering companies across the North West”

Iain Russell, Head of Technical Recruitment

Contact me at iain@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Consultant

“After completing my Business Management Degree five years ago I decided to pursue a career in recruitment, I have since worked for two of the largest worldwide medical recruitment companies as Recruiter to Team Manager. Being offered a role at Ginger Recruitment as a Commercial Recruiter was an absolute privilege and provides me with so much satisfaction, both personally and professionally. I have assisted clients in finding their perfect candidates and enabled candidates to find their perfect role. People would describe me as a whirlwind of enthusiasm, I’m definitely a glass half full type of individual. If you fancy a coffee give me a shout, I’d love to hear from you”

Victoria Barnes, Commercial Consultant

Contact me at vicky@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Client Manager

“I joined Ginger in March 2016, starting off as an Administrator and working my way up to a Resourcer and then onto a Client Manager. Angela has given me an opportunity to really develop my skills @ Ginger and I’ve embraced every minute of it.  I am a very motived, career focused person and I really enjoy currently working with a number of exclusive clients who I closely partner, I mainly work within the Pharmaceutical/Scientific industry across the North West. If you’re seeking a new role, or looking to hire within the industry – give me a call!”

Stephanie Houghton, Client Manager

Contact me at stephanie@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Commercial Consultant

“Having found my feet in recruitment in 2014 I have thoroughly enjoyed maintaining and developing relationships across the Preston/Blackpool and surrounding areas. Working for Ginger Recruitment has given me the ability to provide candidates and clients undivided attention to ensure the best service is delivered on every role. I recruit for all office based roles across selected areas of Lancashire and I really enjoy being able to explore all different industries.

I thrive when businesses allow me to be part of their team, I love meeting a candidate and knowing the perfect business for them, this only comes from working exclusively with a number of businesses locally who really let me partner with them.. Oh and it helps if you like animals!! Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a little cat/dog crazy!”

Lizzy Miller, Commercial Consultant

Contact me at lizzy@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Pneumatic and Hydraulic Consultant

“Having worked in a very specific market for over 5 years I specialise within Fluid Power, Pumps and Valves Industries; with comprehensive knowledge of the industries and a broad network of contacts this allows me to offer an exceptional uncompromising recruitment service on a National basis. I’d love to hear from you if you are considering a career move or would be interested in knowing what opportunities could be available to you.  I’m active on LinkedIn so please connect with me; I’d love to help!”

Britney Dugdale, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Consultant

Contact me at britney@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

Candidate Manager (Fire & Security)

“Since joining Ginger in October 16 supporting the Finance team, I have been allowed to develop my skills and really learn what I want from my career, I’ve started to carve out a niche for myself within the Ginger Team and am now responsible for resourcing candidates within the Fire and Security industry across the country. As the Candidate Manager for the Fire & Security desk, I am always on the lookout for skilled Fire & Security Engineers and experienced Sales Executives within the industry so please find me on LinkedIn”

Sam Coupe, Candidate Manager (Fire & Security)

Contact me at sam@ginger-recruitment.co.uk


Account Manager

“With over 15 years’ experience specialising in Commercial Recruitment; for me it’s always about the delivery and offering a service which reflects the reason I joined Ginger. Angela and I have the same thought process when it comes to recruitment, we truly believe it’s about long term relationships and working with clients and candidates as closely as possible with everyone’s best interest at heart. I recently joined Ginger to be part of their candidate resourcing team and am looking forward to supporting the commercial team across the North West”

Jackie Thomson, Account Manager

Contact me at jackie@ginger-recruitment.co.uk

...and if that was not enough reason to use Ginger Recruitment then how about some shocking statistics.

According to the careerbuilder survey,
companies hired the wrong employee because:


The company needed to fill the position quickly


It just didn't work out


didn't test or research the employee's skills well enough


didn't check references


41% of companies surveyed say that hiring the wrong person cost them at least £25,000 last year