Alexander Smith

Divisional Manager Diagnostics

Alexander joined JBAndrews at its inception in February 2018, in order to build up both JBAndrews’ Finance team and Diagnostics, Genomics & Life Sciences Division. In addition to leading the team, he is personally focused on Senior and Executive level commercial, GM and Technical positons within Diagnostics, Genomics & Life Sciences on a global basis.

Following his graduation from Northumbria University with a Psychology degree, he returned to his home town of Leeds to pursue a career in Executive Search.

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Ryan Burkinshaw

Divisional Manager Logistics

Joining the JB Andrews team in April 2018, Ryan now works across many Major Cities in the U.S, China and India for both Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics. Having graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a 2:1 in Business/Marketing, Ryan stepped directly into Executive Search & Selection within the Construction Industry and achieved ‘Best Newcomer’ award following a very successful first year in recruitment.

Originally from Sheffield, Ryan has lived in Leeds since graduation and is an avid Leeds United FC supporter, following them both Home and Away. In his spare time Ryan plays both Football and Golf at Amateur level and also enjoys attending music festivals and gigs.

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Elliott Leek

Divisional Manager Industrial

Elliott joined JB Andrews in June 2020 in order to establish the Chemicals, Plastics & Packaging Division. He has 5 years’ experience within executive search, having previously led a top performing team within a prior firm. He specialises in the placement of senior level Specialty Chemical executives, on a global basis.

After growing up in the Yorkshire Dales, Elliott moved to Leeds to study, graduating with a Masters Degree in business. Upon completing his degree, he stayed in Leeds to pursue a career in Executive Search.

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Paul Butcher

Managing Consultant Freight Forwarding & Logistics (Europe)

Paul is one of the Senior Recruiters here at JBAndrews, he has 3 years recruitment experience and 2 years’ experience within Executive Search. Paul joined JBAndrews in April 2018 and specialises in the placement of senior level Logistics & Supply Chain candidates across the UK and Europe.

After growing up in Manchester, Paul moved to Newcastle to study at Northumbria University and graduated with a 2:1 in Business Management. Upon completing his degree he moved to Leeds to start his Executive Search career.

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Stuart Blair

Managing Consultant Freight Forwarding & Logistics (North America & Middle East)

Stuart is part of the original team who joined JBAndrews. Like his colleagues, he is a specialist in the Logistics and Supply Chain market, focussing on recruiting experienced professionals. Stuart’s attentions fall upon the Middle East, Canada and various hubs across the USA.

Stuart was brought up in the North East of England before moving to Leeds to start his professional career. Prior to this he studied Law in Newcastle, achieving a first class honours Master’s Degree. In his spare time, Stuart is a keen sports fan, playing football, hockey and golf. He also holds a season ticket at Newcastle United where he “enjoys” going to watch games with his Dad and Brother.

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Jeremiah Bavington

Marketing Manager

Jeremiah is currently with us on a yearlong placement, he joins us having successfully completed the first two years of a marketing degree at Leeds Beckett University. With his knowledge and skills set being within Marketing, he heads up all the social media and marketing campaigns at JBAndrews.

Jeremiah is originally from Bradford and has lived in Leeds for the last 3 years while at university. He enjoys socialising as well as playing many different sports, competing in both football and tennis to the highest junior level.

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Eliot Maher

Senior Recruitment Consultant Audit & Risk (Global)

Eliot transitioned to JBAndrews with four years of experience working in mid to executive level Audit recruitment. Continuing within his area of expertise, he now manages all Audit and Risk based recruitment within JBAndrews. This encompasses a wide range of industries, both within financial services and non-financial services, on a global basis. Eliot is well versed in Operational; Financial; Forensic and IT auditing, as well conducting specialist searches within data analytics and risk.

Following graduating from the University of Sheffield with a Degree in Business Management and Sociology, Eliot moved to Leeds to embark upon a career within the recruitment industry. Outside of work, he is an avid reader and a keen sportsman, previously training in the county and national Decathlon teams.

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Edward Yardley

Senior Consultant Medical & Scientific

Edward heads the CRO, CDMO, CMO sector at JBAndrews, with his primary focus on the technical side of the market. He has built a deep network within the market expanding across the globe, covering a range of industry sectors including but not limited to: Medical Device, Preclinical, Toxicology, DMPK/ADMET, Compound Selection and Development, Early Stage Clinical, Late Stage Clinical, API, Biologics and Drug Packaging.

Having graduated from The University of Sheffield, Edward moved across to Leeds to begin his career within the Executive Search industry.

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Lewis Didelot

Senior Consultant Animal Nutrition

Lewis joined the JB Andrews team in 2020, brining within him over 2 years’ experience of Executive Recruitment within the Animal Nutrition industry. Within this time, he has built a network of top-tier candidates, working cross-functionally and vertically on a global scale.

Lewis grew up in Whitby before moving away and graduating with an Electronic Engineering Degree from the University of York. Upon graduation, he relocated to Leeds to begin his career in Executive Search.

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Oliver Gavins

Recruitment Consultant Animal Health & Nutrition industry

Joining the JB Andrews team in July 2018, Oliver is a specialist in the Animal Health & Nutrition industry. He works exclusively in the executive search sector, with extensive experience across both technical and commercial markets. Oliver focusses on the European and American regions.

Oliver grew up in Sheffield before moving to Leeds to attend University, achieving a 2:1 in Business Management and Marketing. Oliver has two years’ experience as a Marketing Executive for a global welding company prior to moving into Executive Search with JBAndrews. Oliver represented his country in junior rugby for over 5 years and is a huge sports fan, avidly following Newcastle United.

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Daniel Allcock

Recruitment Consultant- Automation

After starting in Executive Search at JBAndrews within the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry, Daniel is now responsible for developing the Automation focus of JBAndrews. He covers both software and hardware automation at all levels, placing Senior and Executive level candidates globally.

Daniel was brought up in Cheshire, before moving to Leeds for University, where he achieved first class honours in both his Bachelors and Master’s Degrees. Daniel initially stepped in to management roles in hospitality, before then beginning a professional career within Executive Search. Outside of work he is a keen sportsman, having competed at University, County and National levels in a range of sports.

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Will Hatfield

Recruitment Consultant Logistics & Supply Chain

Will is a key member of the team at JBAndrews, within the Logistics & Supply Chain team. Will’s market focus is the European & Asian Freight Forwarding & Contract Logistics sectors.

Before his recruitment career, Will ran his own Logistics business delivering goods across the whole of the UK, and he applies this knowledge to his headhunting work too. He has now sold his side of the business in the pursuit of a career in Executive Search. Will is also a keen sports fan and currently plays football to a Semi – Professional level. He has previously represented Leeds United in the FA Cup as well as playing over 100 games in the football league for Accrington Stanley.

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Pawel Slade

Executive Search Consultant - CRO, CMO and CDMO

Following his graduation from The University of Leeds with a First Class Honours Degree in Medicinal Chemistry, Pawel remained in Leeds to join the JBAndrews team. Pawel was brought in to spearhead the Contract Research and Development & Pharmaceutical sectors, utilising his increased understanding of the technical aspects of the market to develop deep, trusting relationships. Pawel is focused on Mid-Senior and Executive level commercial, GM and Technical positions within Contract Research and Pharma on a global level. In his spare time Pawel is a keen korfball player having captained his university team.

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Shauna Starr

Executive Search Consultant - Food & Beverage Ingredients

Joining the JBAndrews team in 2019, Shauna works across the Americas and Asia Pacific regions within the Food & Beverage Ingredients market. Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a 2:1 in Law, Shauna decided that a career in Executive Search & Selection was a great career pathway. Originally from a small town in Lancashire, Shauna was drawn into the busy city life Leeds has to offer, with key interests including fine dining, socialising with friends and taking long walks with her dogs.

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Ben Rispin

Executive Search Consultant - Water Treatment, Equipment & Technology

Having joined the JBAndrews team in 2019, Ben now works globally throughout the Water & Wastewater Treatment Sector. Having graduated from Leeds University with a BSc in Economics, Ben entered Executive Search & Selection within the Industrial segment at JBAndrews and achieved early success working with some key players in the market. Born in Newcastle, Ben has lived in Leeds since finishing University but remains an avid fan of the Toon (Newcastle United). Some of Bens’ favourite pastimes are playing football, skiing and attending music festivals.

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Daniel Marano

Executive Search Consultant - Coatings & Plastics

Joining the JB Andrews team in 2019, Dan now works globally covering the major cities and markets with the Plastics, Coatings & Packaging industries.  Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a 1st class degree in Human Resource Management, Dan specialises in negotiation and sourcing for speciality Chemical/Plastic orientated businesses. Originally from Bradford, Dan has lived in Leeds since graduation and is keen sportsman, participating in and supporting a number of different sport teams in his spare time.

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Abdallah Baker

Executive Search Consultant - Digital Freight Services, and Ports & Terminals

After starting in executive search at JBAndrews within the Logistics and Supply Chain industry, Abdallah is now responsible for the Digital Freight Forwarding, and Ports & Terminals placing Executive level candidates only. Abdallah was brought up in Bradford, before moving to Leeds to study Business Management at the University of Leeds. Abdallah initially started a career within the Gambling sector before moving onto Executive Search. Outside of work, Abdallah is a keen music enthusiast, as well as Motorsports and American football.

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