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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

    A true recruitment professional with over 25 years’ industry experience, and a brutally honest view of that industry. Well respected for her honesty and direct way of doing business.

    Strong values based on an absolute passion for being the very best at what she does and a deeply held belief that people are at the heart of any business, whatever the size. Having run her own company for almost a quarter of a century and been an employee prior to that, she understands only too well the need for employers to not only know how to recruit properly but also how to manage their employees properly so that they retain them.

    A director of TEAM UK - a national organisation of independent recruiters operating across all sectors of recruitment.  Qualified in 1995

    Believes that exceeding client/candidate expectations is what its all about and that in life, you never stop learning.

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    Rachel Hough

    Head of Operations rachel@kirstycraigassociates.co.uk

    With a degree in Psychology and a genuine interest in seeing people succeed in the workplace, Rachel is extremely skilled in helping companies to find and select the best talent, then manage that talent in the most effective way possible.

    Fifteen years of working as a qualified professional in the recruitment industry and managing/developing her own teams means she adds significant value to our clients' businesses.  Rachel designs structured and tailored solutions to meet the individual needs of each client.

    In addition to her intuitive ability to find the right people for the right role, Rachel is great at training your key staff how to recruit successfully, whether directly or through professional recrutiment companies.

    A qualified trainer, LifO assessor and coach, she believes that guiding individuals and teams to new learning and developing their potential is right for every business - large or small.

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