Rebecca is Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of SimkissGuy Recruitment, working with Richard to manage the strategic direction and day to day operations of the business. A Birmingham girl born and bred, Becky is passionate about the city, and has worked as a recruitment expert in the Colmore Business District since the summer of 2004. Becky brings leadership, energy, drive and a passion to be the best we can be to the SimkissGuy brand, and is not happy unless she has 101 things happening at the same time, whether it be launching a new networking event, or delivering a keynote speech to upcoming entrepreneurs. Away from SimkissGuy, Becky is Vice-Chair and Trustee of LoveBrum, a former Chair of BPS Birmingham Future, a mentor to several young professionals and sits on several regional boards including West Midlands Women’s Voice. Rebecca’s awards include a Fellowship from Birmingham Metropolitan College for her contribution to mentoring, 2017 Birmingham Businesswoman of the Year (Birmingham Awards) and 2018 Women of the Year (City of Birmingham Business Awards). Becky doesn’t have much free time, but away from SimkissGuy she loves holidays with her husband, spending time with her two young nieces, good food and enjoys nothing better than sitting in the sunshine with a good book and a glass of wine.
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As Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director alongside Rebecca Simkiss, Richard was born, raised and educated in Birmingham and brings valuable and diverse experience from the retail, financial services, publishing, healthcare and recruitment sectors. Proud to have a business ‘anchored’ in the Colmore Business District, when he’s not extolling the SimkissGuy team’s virtues at networking events across the City and wider West Midlands region, Richard leads the Colmore BID’s Community Building working groups’ efforts to make our City an even better place to work in and, is a committed non-executive Board Director of the Colmore Business District – part of an inspirational team of Directors dedicated to driving the strategic direction of the BID! Alongside this, Richard has been a member of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s Brexit Advisory Group which, since 2017, has provided key advise to multiple business sectors across Greater Birmingham. Richard also works closely with the careers team of a local state secondary school to provide invaluable insight into the recruitment market, helping to shape the schools’ support for the next generation of business leaders. Bringing calm, consideration and the occasional ‘Dad’ joke to the team, when not at SimkissGuy or facilitating his son’s extra-curricular activities, he can often be found working on his latest garden project or enjoying a well-deserved treat at his favourite artisan bakery with Mrs Guy and son, Eddy!
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Raised in the countryside of the New Forest, Emily wanted to move to the vibrant landscape of the city, and chose the University of Birmingham for her further education. A Senior Relationship Manager at SimkissGuy, with a passion for politics and current affairs, Emily is always ensuring democracy reigns in the office. She brings humour, enthusiasm and a love of tea to the team. As a former BYPYfinalist, Emily became heavily involved with BPS Birmingham Aspire, and previously took on the role of Chair of the Advance Committee, supporting those in education to develop careers within professional services – a cause she remains passionate about. When out of the office you can find Emily enjoying a glass of wine or two around the Jewellery Quarter, or further afield on the slopes sporting a pair of ski goggles!
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Born and raised in the West Midlands, Helena ventured North for her education, completing a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds. Returning to her home city of Birmingham, Helena is a Relationship Manager at SimkissGuy and with her calm and positive demeanour, ensures all processes are in place to guarantee that looking after our candidates is at the heart of all we do. She brings a love of language, literature and properly roasted coffee to the SimkissGuy team. Always keen to be more involved in the city, Helena is on the Membership Committee for LoveBrum, and is a Tutor for The Access Project. Out of the office you can find Helena exploring the city’s independent coffee shops with a book in hand.
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Born and raised in Cyprus, Eleni moved to Birmingham and completed a degree in Specialist Hair and Media Makeup at the University College of Birmingham. Now a Relationship Coordinator at SimkissGuy, Eleni brings positivity and energy to the team, enjoys building candidate relationships and is looking forward to becoming part of the business community. Outside of work, you can find Eleni at the gym, appreciating the city with her friends and spending time with her Big Fat Greek Family.
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The Supporting Cast
At SimkissGuy Recruitment we are big believers in nurturing and developing talent, and we are immensely proud of our internship scheme. Over the past six years, we have helped bright, engaging students or graduates get their careers started by undertaking internships at SimkissGuy – and several have gone on to become permanent SimkissGuy team members!
Behind the scenes, we have a hardworking team of undergraduate Relationship Coordinators who enjoy developing their skills and learning all about the busy and varied world of recruitment.
Are you on the lookout for a rewarding and challenging internship that would fit in alongside your studies? Email firstname.lastname@example.org today!