Meet the family

Our family has over 1,000 years' experience in the industry and we're led by some of the most successful recruitment professionals in the market.

(a few of) Our family members

Born in 2001, the #InterQuestFamily is still a teenager (just) but we have acquired over 1,000 years’ of experience since we began. We've achieved this through our diverse family members. Some of us are at the top of our game, with global reputations and a proven track record of success. Some of us are just starting our careers and we're being nurtured into becoming the family's future leaders or standout performers. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, below are just a few of our family members who will help you to succeed in your new role.

Julie Pratten

Head of Careers

Julie Pratten
Julie Pratten

Julie Pratten

Head of Careers

Location: London

Julie is a veteran recruiter who is very passionate about finding the industry’s top talent and offering them a career opportunity that will see them continue to grow and be successful.

With over 15 years’ experience of working within the recruitment industry, through its ups and downs, Julie is very well positioned to offer career advice to experienced recruiters and individuals looking to get into recruitment.

E: julie.pratten@interquestgroup.com

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Abby Gelder

Internal Careers Partner

Abby Gelder
Abby Gelder

Abby Gelder

Internal Careers Partner

Expertise: Internal Recruitment

Location: London

Abby is an experienced recruiter, having exposure to 360, delivery and internal. Abby is well placed to provide advice to anyone looking to either get into the industry, or those looking for their next move.

Abby's role at InterQuest is to find amazing candidates (like you) and help you to #JoinTheInterQuestFamily while providing a great journey throughout our process.

E: abby.gelder@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0145 T: 07788 237 998

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Hiren Vekaria

Associate Director

Hiren Vekaria
Hiren Vekaria

Hiren Vekaria

Associate Director

Expertise: Dev / Tech

Location: London

As Associate Director for the Technical Team at ECOM, Hiren manages the contract recruitment for a range of Software, E-commerce, FinTech & Digital companies and supply them with exceptional candidates as well as managing a team of consultants.

Hiren specialises in contract roles for web, software, and mobile developers as well as QA’s and senior level technology focussed candidates. Hiren's in-depth knowledge of the market gives him unparalleled access to leading organisations and sought after candidates.

E: hiren@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0207 258 2367

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Astrid Dolan

Practice Manager, Technology

Astrid Dolan
Astrid Dolan

Astrid Dolan

Practice Manager, Technology

Expertise: Change Management

Location: London

Starting #FamilyLife as a change and transformation consultant in 2012, Astrid has progressed and exceeded at every level. Her first big transition came with her promotion to Principal Consultant, before running the entire practice's change division.

As an expert in her market and with a wealth of experience operating at the highest level, Astrid has quickly become an established name across the Group and in the industry.

E: astrid.dolan@interquestgroup.com T: 020 7025 0168 T: 07818 686 328

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Lauren Vint-McGee

Head of PMO

Lauren Vint-McGee
Lauren Vint-McGee

Lauren Vint-McGee

Head of PMO

Expertise: Programme Management

Location: London

Lauren has amassed a rich history of experience within the employment industry over the last 12 years. Having held key positions at some of the industry’s biggest brands, Lauren added the jewel to her crown in 2017 when she joined the #InterQuestFamily.

Lauren is a skilled practitioner in solution design & delivery, full lifecycle project management, implementation, continuous improvement, talent diagnostics, VMS configuration and end-to-end recruitment process design/ execution. Her ability to refine every element of our workforce management solutions enables us to consistently deliver powerful results.

E: lauren.vint-mcgee@interquestgroup.com T: 07717 223 178

Sam Baillie

Director, Technology

Sam Baillie
Sam Baillie

Sam Baillie

Director, Technology

Expertise: Technology

Location: Harrogate

Sam Baillie joined the #InterQuestFamily in 2003. Back then, InterQuest was just starting out and so it is people like Sam that have helped to build the family from the ground up, from what was just an idea… into the leading digital transformation recruitment partner in the UK.

For the last 16 years, Sam Baillie has lead InterQuest’s Technology Practice in the North as well as managing some of the business’ key strategic relationships. Despite Sam’s wealth of experience, Sam is always looking at new ways of working, driving innovations in her team and achieving ever loftier successes… such as winning this year’s Contract New Sales of the Year award at the annual Christmas awards ceremony. Sam is an icon of #InterQuestFamily who leads from the front, whether that’s championing our values or winning business.

E: sam.baillie@interquestgroup.com T: 01423 878679

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Joe Parker

Managing Consultant

Joe Parker
Joe Parker

Joe Parker

Managing Consultant

Location: Manchester

Joe has worked at ECOM since 2012 and is one of the founding members of the Manchester office, he initially joined as a Consultant and over the course of the last seven years has been promoted a number of times leading to his current role as a Managing Consultant.

As a Managing Consultant, he’s responsible for both leading a team of recruiters and helping experienced software engineering professionals find new opportunities in Manchester with a focus on cutting-edge Web, Mobile, Digital and Social technology.

His success is a testament to his intimate market knowledge, his honest approach to business and the strength of his relationships.

E: joe.parker@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0015

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John Alliston

Senior Practice Manager - ERP

John Alliston
John Alliston

John Alliston

Senior Practice Manager - ERP

Location: London

Over his 20 years working in technology recruitment, John has established himself as a veteran of the global technology staffing market. During this time, John has worked with a range of businesses, from fast-growing start-ups to the most widely known enterprise technology brands, across industry sectors domestically and internationally. John has a wealth of experience working with permanent and contract teams alike to increase market share within tight niches of emerging technology recruitment. John joined the #InterQuestFamily at the start of 2019 to head up our specialist ERP practice through a new and exciting phase of growth and development focussing on cutting-edge emerging trends within one of the most critical areas of digital transformation.

E: john.alliston@interquestgroup.com T: +44 (0) 1442 509 081

Rob Sugden

Associate Director

Rob Sugden
Rob Sugden

Rob Sugden

Associate Director

Expertise: Senior Appointments

Location: Manchester

Rob is ECOMs Director for Manchester. He leads our teams across the North & Midlands operating in Digital Tech, UX & Design, Product & Project and Marketing & eCommerce. He’s had over 15 years of recruitment experience in Manchester, building an extensive network. Over the years Rob has created a reputation for working with the best candidates and the most interesting companies! He’s passionate about Manchester’s digital scene and has loved being part of its ever evolving journey. Outside of work when he’s not spending time with his family, he can be found Rock Climbing or enjoying Manchester’s amazing music scene.

E: rob.sugden@ecomrecruitment.com T: 0161 237 0033

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Paul Church

Managing Director

Paul Church
Paul Church

Paul Church

Managing Director

Location: London

Paul joined the Group as Managing Director of ECOM and InterQuest Specialist Staffing in June 2019, bringing with him 11 years’ experience working his way up the ranks in one of the most established recruitment companies in the world. He has a very strong reputation in the Tech Recruitment industry, having built his network and his brand on trust, integrity and transparency. As well as defining a concrete presence in niche, talent short markets, he has built and led successful teams who follow his ethos.

E: paul.church@interquestgroup.com T: 0207 025 0171 T: 07747 441 603

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London

27 Bush Lane, Cannon Green, London, EC4R 0AA

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New York

900 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10003

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Manchester

1 New York St, Manchester M1 4HD, UK

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Harrogate

The Lenz, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate, HG2 8RE, UK

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Berkhamsted

Castle Chambers, 87a High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 2DF

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Tunbridge Wells

5th Floor, Wellington Gate, 7-9 Church Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1HT, UK

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Brighton

Phoenix House, 32 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RT

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