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Meet the Team

Aimee Cocotos

Aimee Cocotos

IR35 Co-Ordinator

Aimee started her career in marketing for an international property consultancy, and now plays a key role in our Finance department supporting the recruitment team. She deals directly with our clients through our billing system and rigorously ensures we comply with IR35.

Alex Mawhinney

Alex Mawhinney

Senior Consultant – Commercial

​Alex has spent his career specialising in the placement of commercial staff within the Civil Engineering sector. His direct experience includes some of the UK’s most prominent engineering projects of recent times: Hinkley Point C, Thames Tideway, London City Airport, Crossrail and SMART Motor...

Alfie Herbert

Alfie Herbert

Consultant – FM

​Alfie joined us as a consultant covering freelance production within the Built Environment. He comes from a strong background in recruitment with 5 years’ experience covering the aviation sector and most recently supporting the M&E Sector for Tier 1 Contractors.

Amorina Krasniqi

Amorina Krasniqi

Talent Partner - Infrastructure

​Amorina brings a wealth of experience to her role at People Group, having previously worked as a contingent worker on behalf of Mace via People Group. Her unique insight into the industry was gained during her time with Mace, where she started as an Administrator on the Battersea Power Station Phase 2 project after graduating in June 2021. D...

Anca Cojocaru

Anca Cojocaru

Senior Consultant - Corporate Services

Anca joined us with a strong background in supporting MEP services, Construction and Corporate functions requirements for both sub-contractors and main contractors. Since then, she’s gone on to become a senior consultant in Construction and a key part of the team. She has built up an enviable ...

Andreas Vella

Andreas Vella

Talent Partner - Built Environment

​After successfully completing his university education last year, Andreas was eager to embark on his professional journey in a corporate setting. He joined us in October 2023 to support our Managing Consultant within the Built Environment sector, ensuring we are delivering the very best service to our clients. His ultimate goal is to establi...

Antonio Gonnella

Antonio Gonnella

Principal Consultant - Technical Services, Design

​Antonio’s CV includes an array of successful roles in both recruitment and learning and development. Starting at Hays, he then moved to Laing O’Rourke to lead an internal recruitment team before taking on wider responsibilities as head of a data-led training and development team. He has exten...

Christian Moffatt

Christian Moffatt

Founder & Managing Director

Christian founded People Group in 2004 to solve a recurring problem for his then employer, Mace: why was proactive hiring such a challenge? His vision was to build a recruitment business which serves the construction world and understands its unique needs. 

Claire Newell

Claire Newell

Head of Finance & Operations

Claire recently joined us to lead the Finance & Operations functions within the business. She brings a wealth of hands-on experience, having worked in a privately-owned, high-growth company for 20 years, covering finance, compliance, HR, operations and systems. She works...

Dave Lyon

Dave Lyon

Principal Consultant - MEP Infrastructure

​Dave joined People Group in February 2022 to focus on MEP roles within the Rail & Utilities sectors having found a passion for the infrastructure market. He began his recruitment career in 2005, specialising in the M&E market from 2007, he brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive...

Debby Harold

Debby Harold

Onboarding Manager

​Debby is a long server at People Group: she joined us in 2012 and knows everything there is to know about the business. She deals with the mobilisation of new and returning contractors, supporting them throughout their contracts, and her knowledge and judgement have taken her in-house, on occ...

Eddie Longman

Eddie Longman

Managing Consultant - MEP

Eddie began his career in the Freight Forwarding and Shipping industries, and moved to Building Services in 2014. He is now a mainstay of our Mechanical and Electrical Contracting team, with a proven track record of placing freelance and permanent candidates from supervisor up to senior direct...

Henry Appiah-Danquah

Henry Appiah-Danquah

Talent Partner - Infrastructure

​Having gained experience in diverse sectors over the past few years and successfully completed a degree in management and marketing, Henry is delighted to have found a role that allows him to cultivate his enthusiasm for recruitment and customer service. Leveraging the skills he has honed over the years, his objective is to thrive and progre...

Jack O'Shea

Jack O'Shea

Consultant - Infrastructure

Jack supports the Infrastructure team through the delivery of thorough market research, client mapping exercises and resourcing support.

Jacob Montague-Day

Jacob Montague-Day

Consultant - Construction

Jacob joined us as a school leaver in September 2021, and supports our managing consultant in the Built sector. He is training to take his resource qualification with the aim of becoming a consultant, whilst earning valuable experience and contact with clients and candidates. 

Jennifer McBride

Jennifer McBride

Principal Consultant - Consultancy

​Jennifer joined People Group in 2024 to focus on our consultancy and developer sectors. Jennifer began her career in construction and property recruitment in 2006 starting out in recruitment agency environment before moving in-house to develop and lead internal talent acquisition functions at Turner & Townsend, Sweett Group, C...

Kevin McNeela

Kevin McNeela

Director

Kevin joined People Group in 2011 to lead the growth of our contingent workforce. With almost two decades of experience in the Construction and Engineering sectors, he brings huge expertise and boundless positivity to his role, ensuring that our clients receive the very best support and advice...

Marcus Pinkerton

Marcus Pinkerton

Marketing and Recruitment Administrator

Marcus is a creative and hard-working individual that enjoys watching the NBA and spending time in the office. At People Group, he performs general administration tasks for the recruitment business - he loves data entry. In addition to this, he is responsible for recruitment campaigns and marketing communications across our social media platf...

Megan Field

Megan Field

Talent Partner - MEP

Megan brings expertise from the life science and pharmaceutical recruitment sector, complemented by four months of hands-on experience in the construction industry, where she gained proficiency in various aspects. Megan joined us in 2023 to support our Managing Consultant within the MEP sec...

Ricky Robson

Ricky Robson

Managing Consultant – Construction

Ricky has been a recruitment consultant since 2005, with years of experience in the construction industry before he began his recruitment career. His extensive work across the UK and Europe includes supporting main contractors, sub-contractors and developers with both permanent and temporary h...

Rob Hobdell

Rob Hobdell

Managing Consultant – Infrastructure

Rob has spent 14 years immersing himself in the Infrastructure sector, and leads the strategic vision for our Infrastructure and Rail teams. He’s most at home finding fantastic permanent roles for talented candidates and his technical knowledge of engineering, commercial, support and...

 Shella Rushton

Shella Rushton

Chief Executive Officer

​Shella began her career in finance and banking, and has worked for a number of high-profile businesses within Europe and APAC as CFO, COO, Director of Change Management and CEO. She has been People Group’s CEO since September 2018, leading our strategic growth and shaping the way we operate a...

Sophie Jefferys

Sophie Jefferys

Business Support – Recruitment

​Sophie has seen almost every part of the People Group business since she joined us in 2018, starting out in Finance and now supporting the sales team. She’s an invaluable resource to our sales directors, led the development and build of our new website, and is a byword for dependability throu...

Tilly Day

Tilly Day

Consultant - Rail

After just over a year working in Healthcare Recruitment, Tilly was keen to work in a more corporate environment. Tilly joined us in 2023 to support our Principal Consultant within the rail sector, ensuring we are delivering the very best service to our clients and meeting their growth plans.

Tommy Smithson

Tommy Smithson

Consultant - MEP

​Tommy joined us in October 2022 after a 3-year period as a Service Manager within the Engineering sector. He is now training to become a consultant within the MEP contracting team to assist with freelance and permanent candidates.