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Our Team




Our Team

As a bunch of approachable and experienced recruitment and HR professionals, we have been around a few years...or several! And during this time we have learnt a thing or two about what works and, as importantly, what doesn’t, in recruitment, HR and people development.

Our knowledge and expertise is founded on working for others and for ourselves. We’ve become experts in recruiting the right talent for our clients and helping them manage and develop that talent effectively because, after all, your people matter if every piece of the business jigsaw puzzle is to fit together .

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    Kirsty Craig

    Managing Director kirsty@kirstycraigassociates.co.uk

    As an SME owner and employer of many years, Kirsty is someone who knows all about the importance of having the right people in the right place doing the right things at the right time. She understands the need for all businesses, large and small, to have ‘best practice’ HR systems and processes in place to recruit, manage and develop employees, and to create an environment that encourages and empowers excellence at all levels.

    Kirsty qualified as a professional recruiter in 1995 and as business mentor and coach in 2015. She is a director of TEAM UK, a national organisation of independent recruiters operating across all sectors of recruitment, which gives her access to almost any skill a company could need.

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    Rachel Hough

    Head of Operation rachel@kirstycraigassociates.co.uk

    Rachel has a degree in Psychology and then pursued a successful career as a qualified recruiter, add to that 15 years of commercial experience with Director level expertise in leading and managing teams to success.

    A qualified trainer, LifO assessor and ILM Level 7 Executive and Leadership coach, she believes that guiding individuals and teams to developing their potential will deliver increased success for every business.

    Rachel works directly with our clients, analysing their current HR practices, delivering high calibre recruitment solutions and supporting the training and development of people and their business.

    Clarity7 is her baby…a range of Management Masterclasses, its creation is as a result of recognising that people leave managers not jobs. Making the move into management can be a business risk unless people managers equipped with the right skill set and empowered from the beginning.

Our Expert Associates!

Because we can’t be brilliant at everything any more than our clients can, we have formed strategic alliances with a select number of experts in their fields, whose values, ethos and attitude are in tune with our own.

Our HR associates are all members of the CIPD – the professional body for HR and people development and our training associates are well qualified both formally and by experienced in their particular area of expertise. 

Our combined years of experience mean we and our associates can help in many areas, including:

HR Support…

  • Performance management
  • Employee relations
  • Employment law
  • Job analysis and competency development
  • Managing disciplinaries and grievances
  • HR strategy
  • Culture change programmes


Training & Development…

  • Training for new and existing managers
  • Leadership development
  • Business improvement
  • Personality profiling
  • Employee engagement
  • Recruitment skills
  • Coaching and mentoring