The Hilton Lord Team

You don't need to be on your own. You've got the security of our specialists working alongside you & helping to make your business a success.

Dave Kershaw

Managing Director

Dave managed his own successful multi-sector recruitment consultancy for over 12 years, and now supports a number of growing recruitment businesses throughout the UK, with specialisms across a wide range of markets.

He's able to share a real depth of industry knowledge, as well as providing support and advice on the day-to-day management of your new business.

Rob Fisk

IT Director

Rob has been involved in the design and development of enterprise IT systems since the late 90s, and recruitment software specifically since 2002.

He’s responsible for the systems you’ll use on a daily basis and his expertise will help you to leverage technology and ensure your business remains in step with industry changes.

Sarah Cotton

Finance Manager

Sarah is a degree qualified, ACCA affiliate accountant, with over 15 years’ experience across both accountancy practices and industry.

She’s responsible for ensuring your company’s accounts function runs smoothly, leaving you to concentrate on client and candidate relationships.

Alison Leech

Payroll & Accountancy Consultant

Alison is an AAT qualified, Member in Practice accountant, with over 25 years’ experience across both Practice & Industry.

She produces Management Accounts for your company, and ensures that you, your consultants and any temps / contractors are paid correctly each month / week.

Kay Buckley

Finance Assistant

Kay is a Sales Ledger Manager with over 12 years’ Finance Office experience.

She looks after your Credit Control function, helping to ensure your clients pay their invoices on time. Kay also broadly supports the accounts function to ensure that temps / contractors are paid correctly, and that your clients’ invoice queries are resolved quickly and professionally.

Paul Taylor

Software Developer / IT Support

Paul is a developer / support engineer who has been working specifically with the Hilton Lord systems for a number of years.

He splits his time between the development of our systems and supporting our associate directors and their consultants with any technical queries.

Aaron Murphy

Software Developer

Aaron is a Software Developer with several years’ business systems development experience.

His entire focus is the improvement of the software that supports our partners, and his efforts ensure that new features are regularly added to the Hilton Lord ‘Hub’.

Len Kershaw

Non-Exec Director

Len has built successful businesses across a number of industries for over 30 years, and spent several years as the Finance Director of a recruitment business.

He provides strategic input, challenging ideas and planning to help ensure growth across both Hilton Lord and our associate companies.

In addition to our in-house skillsets, we also have long-established partnerships with companies we trust, ensuring your business has all the support it needs.

Donnelly Bentley

Accounting Support

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Donnelly Bentley is a firm of Chartered Accountants, retained by Hilton Lord to provide Accounting services to your business.

Headed by Jonathan Hargraves, a partner at Bentleys since 1996, a team of specialists (payroll, tax, accounting software support) is available to help us ensure everything in your business is looked after correctly.

We look after your invoicing, bookkeeping, VAT, etc, and Donnelly Bentley look after the preparation of your accounts at Year End and your Company Return. And they won’t charge you a penny.

Calderbank Consultancy

Legal Support

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Stephen Calderbank is an Employment Law specialist with over 30 years' experience.

He is retained by Hilton Lord to provide your business with legal & HR advice.

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and, in addition to his legal expertise, has a good understanding of the business world, always taking a sensible commercial approach.

He's available to advise you, either directly or through the Hilton Lord team, regarding any legal issues that may arise.


How do I get started?

Taking the decision to start your own recruitment consultancy is one of the biggest you'll ever make. That's why we don't believe in hard sell. We offer a free and confidential telephone meeting to chat through any questions you have. And when you're ready, we'll organise a meeting so you can talk to managing director Dave Kershaw and the team.

For a friendly, no obligation chat about becoming a Hilton Lord Associate simply call 01204 216516.