“Recruitment as an industry isn’t liked very much – I set out to change that. Having worked my way up one of the ‘Big 4’ recruitment companies I knew exactly what I wanted my company to look like and how I wanted it to feel. I certainly didn’t want a conveyor belt approach; I wanted one that’s slower-paced, local, personable and honest. That’s what really matters to me”.
Huw has over 30 years’ experience working in the international sports industry. Having started his senior management career as the first CEO at Harlequins Rugby Club, he also worked within Formula 1 and for the PGA.
Huw has served on the Board of the Premier Rugby, and was Commercial Director for the International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) for 12 years, responsible for the commercial and broadcasting programmes for 4 Rugby World Cups. A former non-executive Director of Gloucester Rugby, Huw has also served as a Member of Council for British Rowing, and is still an Independent Director for Cricket Wales.
“What attracted me to BBO was that it was a small company trying to do big things – and succeeding.”
Toby manages temp recruitment and works hard to build strong relationships with both clients and candidates.
“What you want is for a client to trust you, to ring you up and know you are going to place someone. Not just anyone, but someone who’s a good fit and really meets their needs. This approach takes time and you have to be patient, but it works.”
A local boy, Toby’s dream for BBO is for it to become as well known in the local area as the rugby team he plays for.
“When people talk of recruitment in Henley – I want them to talk of us.”
“I registered for a job with BBO and fortunately for me, they decided they’d like to keep me for themselves. It’s a really lovely working environment. People matter – and that’s important to me.”
Teresa has lived in the area for most of her life and came to BBO after having worked in education for ten years. She’s the cog that keeps BBO running so efficiently, being responsible for everything from the finances to the light bulb supply. When not working, she loves walking, meeting friends and looking after her family.
For me, recruitment is about people and building relationships, finding a candidate their dream job, or finding an employer their perfect candidate is such an amazing feeling.
After 6 years working in high volume recruitment placing candidates across the country, I came to BBO for the local connection. Having lived in Henley for over 10 years, having the opportunity to work with familiar local companies, as well as discovering new companies right on the doorstep, makes the recruitment process even more exciting.
When I am not recruiting, I am at home playing dress up with my daughter, cooking with my husband or sneaking out to the theatre whenever I get the chance!
After 35 years Nursing it was important for me to remain in a “people orientated” environment.
I love the positive buzz amongst the team when a candidate is offered their ideal job and are happy. I am responsible for ensuring the standards set by the REC our professional body are adhered to, Right to work checks are completed – a bigger job post Brexit!
When not working Jo loves to look after the Grandchildren, cook for family and friends, garden and visit the Isle of Skye!
Recruitment has always appealed; I enjoy building relationships and meeting new people on a day-to-day basis – it is fast moving and a perfect fit for me!
I completed my apprenticeship with one of the big 4 Recruitment Firms but decided I wanted to be part of a smaller team, where I could work closely with local businesses to find their perfect candidate and local people to find their perfect job.
Outside of recruitment I enjoy playing tennis and football for a local team, but my favourite hobby is going out for a slap-up meal.
Head of Happiness
Head of Happiness
Born coincidently on BBO’s first birthday, Noodle is our Head of Happiness. He’s the perfect companion when we want to paws for thought and excels at customer service – greeting clients and candidates as they come into the office. Tea and coffee making skills are currently in development.