Andrew Bates

managing director

Andrew is the fourth generation Bates in the family business, having recently taken over the day-to-day running of the company from his father David. He has worked in recruitment advertising for about twenty years, and particularly enjoys developing client relationships, establishing new business partnerships and strengthening long standing media relations.

When time allows, Andrew enjoys playing most sports, or attempting to keep up with his two young daughters


Jane Read

ACcount director

Jane heads up our Northern area office in leafy Cheshire and can often be seen on the M6 or M62 visiting our growing number of clients across the North of England. A highly experienced Account Director, Jane loves the variety her job brings - digging below the surface to find out more about her clients' recruitment challenges and objectives. She is particularly adept at managing more complex multi-faceted projects involving branding, content generation and attraction strategies.

Outside of work, Jane can be found singing (quietly!) as part of her village ladies’ choir and trying to keep up with her son at weekly park runs in Delamere Forest.


Sarah Atkinson

ACcount Manager

Sarah has worked in recruitment communications for over twenty years, and it’s safe to say that our clients love her friendly approach and attention to detail! She particularly enjoys working out how to get the most out of clients’ budgets, and unearthing new and effective ways of reaching candidates.

In her spare time, you will find Sarah teaching Ballroom and Latin dancing to both adults and children, including her own daughter Scarlett.