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From the humble beginnings.

The story starts in 2015, in Sam’s small home office. Sam joined forces with his business partner and brother Ben to make a brave move and go solo, starting their very own adventure to explore a fresh and personal touch to recruitment. They made a pact to work with people that wanted to invest in their recruitment journey and give real opportunities and expertise to individuals working as a professional in the UK.

Meet The Pack!

The people that come to Northreach HQ every day come because they love what they do. We work as a team, not as individuals with competing agendas; we support each other, and praise one another. Celebrate successes together. We encourage entrepreneurial spirit and trust our employees to do the right thing.

Managing Director & Co-founder


Serial entrepreneur, co-founder, and managing director of the FinTech team. Ben’s mission is clear; to put the personal touch into recruitment. His core idea of helping to grow start-ups and SMEs is what gets him out of bed every morning. His day-to-day ultimately involves finding the best talent for new and existing clients, leading the FinTech team and managing and mentoring a team of five.

  • He has a passion for watches
  • He’s scared of flying and heights but wants to learn to pilot a plane
  • Ben can touch his nose with his tongue
Consultant – DIGITAL TEAM


Carl’s story is like a Hollywood script – he switched from selling cars to orchestrating talent acquisitions and hopped onto Northreach’s journey. Collaborating with Ben and the digital crew at Northreach, Carl swiftly made his mark. With steadfast dedication and an unstoppable drive, he climbed the ladder, earning a promotion within his first year. Carl’s path led him to the Bioteam, where he unpacked a wealth of skills and embraced the US expansion challenge. Ever since, he’s been connecting bright minds with leading players in the Advanced therapy domain. If talent’s around, you can bet Carl’s onto it. But wait, there’s more to Carl! Did you know he’s not just a recruiter? He’s also a budding Picasso, crafting beautiful art pieces that could make even Mona Lisa envious.

  • He has an onion tattoo
  • He loves dogs
  • Carl has a phobia of cucumbers
CEO/Director – Northreach Talent


Home is where the heart is, and for Sam creating a family-run business has been an amazing journey. At the very beginning, his unique vision to reinvent recruitment in an unforgiving market seemed like a dream. Sam was driven by the idea that people should come first and pursuing this resulted in the successful company you see today. Over the last seven years Sam has expanded his talent team and is currently responsible for mentoring four budding recruitment rockstars. He has a deep commitment to social responsibility and has spearheaded local community programmes and charity events.

  • He’s a Lego enthusiast and has over 1000 pieces in his collection
  • Sam would love to live in a forest completely off the grid
  • As a child, he wanted to be a Power Ranger
Senior Consultant – DIGITAL TEAM


Some say there are strong parallels between company growth and personal growth. This is certainly the case for Northreach’s longest-running recruitment employee, Robbie. It’s easy to see what has kept him with the company for almost five years: opportunity, progression, and the chance to work within a team that supports and celebrates each other’s successes. If only the same could be said for his beloved football team, Liverpool FC.

  • Robbie is a Red bull’s biggest advocate
  • His favourite film is Toy Story 2
  • As a child, he wanted to be Steven Gerrard
Recruiter – Digital Team


If bingeing episodes of The US Office is ever introduced as an Olympic sport, Tori would snag the gold! When she’s not watching her favourite TV show, Tori uses her strong communication skills and confident, bubbly personality to find the best candidates for the digital team. Then, in true Northreach style, she goes above and beyond to understand the personal needs of each candidate. Tori takes the time to provide her clients with all the necessary resources and guides and is on hand to help throughout every stage of the recruitment journey.

  • She used to play Korfball (google it)
  • Tori is not ashamed by her Tik Tok addiction
  • She can play the drums and piano


Director – Bio Team


Bringing in over a decade of recruitment and consulting experience to Northreach, Phil proudly leads the company’s Bio Team. In 2007, the wannabe golf pro, traded in his ball-striking arm and took a swing at recruitment. Although he thrives in a busy environment, Phil’s role also requires a depth of calm and patience that only someone who’s spent many years on the green can employ.

  • He can play the drums and is currently learning to play guitar
  • Phil is a baker’s son
  • As a child, he wanted to be Tiger Woods
Recruitment Consultant


Say hello to Anthony A.K.A Ant, our powerhouse Bio Team Recruiter for the UK market. A one-man band with a love for guitar, piano, and drums, he channels the same passion into finding the perfect BioTech fit. As a child, he dreamed of being the next Ronaldo and while he’s traded the pitch for recruitment, he still brings the same energy and skill. Whether it’s feasting at Nandos, tuning into house or techno beats, or cheering on a UFC match, Anthony’s zest for life is infectious. His friends describe him as a live wire, always on the move and full of spirit.


  • Anthony plays guitar, drums and piano
  • He’s a semi-pro footballer
  • He loves to travel but does have acrophobia


After studying for a degree in Chemistry, Jamie decided that lab life wasn’t for him, and his calling was in sales. So, he took a stab at what most consider the toughest sales role imaginable; door-to-door canvasing. It was in this role that Jamie discovered his talent for active listening and went on to become one of the top sellers in his team. But after months of pounding the pavement, Jamie traded unsolicited knocking for a career in recruitment. Working with the Bio team, he discovered his unique pairing of natural sales skills with a scientific background is a winning combination.

  • He has a YouTube channel with over 1.6m views
  • He has a degree in chemistry
  • Jamie can build computers
Senior Consultant – Digital Team


Tom’s in-demand skills as an experienced 360 recruiter meant he could have his pick of consulting jobs. But when former workmate Ben approached him to join Northreach in 2021, he jumped without hesitation. His years of experience make him a master at juggling different roles and managing the entire recruitment process from beginning to end. These skills come in handy, not only in the office, but out of hours Tom’s a keen cook. It is said that complementing his culinary skills will earn you a special place in his heart.

  • He’s tried to sell a flat to the keyboard player from Madness
  • It took Tom five attempts to pass his driving test
  • As a child, he wanted to be a doctor


After years of commuting into London, and working for huge corporations, Ray devised an escape plan…abscond the rat race and play more golf! So, when the opportunity to join local company Northreach arose, he jumped straight in. Five years later, Ray credits his longevity to the positive company culture and professional but friendly running of the business.

  • He has met President JFK and Robert Kennedy
  • Ray NEVER pays asking price
  • He speaks fluent French and Irish
Consultant – IT


Meet James Prentice, the seasoned IT consultant returning to Northreach with a flourish of excitement. Hailing from Scotland, James brings a wealth of experience and a flair for connection to the table. While James once harboured dreams of embodying the suave persona of James Bond, he now channels his charm into connecting top IT talent with the flourishing Financial Services and Fintech sectors.

  • James made an unforgettable appearance on BBC Question Time in 2010
  • Once dreamt of being James Bond
  • He has nn impressive talent for mimicking every UK accent
Associate Recruiter


As a child, Alwiya aspired to be just like her mother – strong, independent, and always putting others first. These are the virtues that she lives by. Among other things, Alwiya has graced the stage of the Royal Albert Hall and trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, which has given them discipline and a strong work ethic. A world traveller and a self-improvement enthusiast, she has learned four languages.  In her free time, you can find Alwiya binge-watching true crime documentaries, eating pounded yam with egusi soup, or riding a bicycle. She is also a social butterfly, always looking for upcoming events to attend. When it comes to music, she is all about RnB and Pop. Her friends would describe Alwiya as the life of the party and someone who is impossible to forget. Curious about what turns Alwiya’s stomach? It’s the mere sight of toothpicks that can trigger her gag reflex.

  • She’s a polyglot fluent in English, Somali, Swahili and Chimini
  • She completed 12 weeks of training at the Royal Military academy Sandhurst
  • Alwiya is a Masterchef in the making 
Recruitment Consultant - Bio


Meet Ian! This sporty guy is a die-hard Tottenham Football club fan and a big fan of the UFC. When he’s not cheering on his favourite teams, Ian loves to travel and try new foods (especially Chinese). He’s got an eclectic taste in music, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Meekz. Ian is a friendly and genuine guy who loves to be surrounded by people, whether he’s at work or at a social event with his pals. He is always up for a challenge and isn’t afraid to take on something new. His friends would say that he’s always relaxed and up for a good time. With a childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, Ian has a curious and adventurous spirit that he brings to the workplace. He’s a team player who is always looking to improve and grow in his career.

  • He’s a Tottenham Football Club fanatic
  • Ian has eyes that stand out! One blue, one green
  • He’s a UFC enthusiast
Recruitment Consultant


Meet Alex, our Recruitment Consultant extraordinaire who brings his biochemistry knowledge and tenacity to our Cell & Gene Therapy team, focusing on the US market. With strengths in analysis, problem-solving, and perseverance, Alex is your go-to guy for finding the perfect match for any role. His experience in competitive sports like MMA and skiing showcases his dedication and adaptability, making him a force to be reckoned with in the recruitment world. Alex’s friends appreciate his honesty, upfront attitude, and direct communication style, which translates seamlessly into his work as a recruiter. So, if you’re looking for a recruitment consultant who knows his stuff and isn’t afraid to tackle any challenge, Alex is your go-to person!



  • Alex can deadlift 200kg, watch out Hulk!
  • He has competed in MMA – don’t mess with this fighter!
  • Has a degree in biochemistry, so you know he is a smarty pants!


Meet Taylor: a former Mixologist, who once shook-up cocktails with flair, and a traveller who called Ireland home for six exciting years. Taylor’s youthful ambition led to a flirtation with Irish dancing—an episode that might have been short-lived but is forever cherished. TV-wise, Peaky Blinders captivates Taylor’s attention, offering a glimpse into a bygone era of grit and glamour. Golf is more than just a hobby—it’s a passion that Taylor pursues fervently. Music fuels Taylor’s soul; any genre, any time. Among friends, Taylor shines for kindness and humour.  With a spirit geared toward adventure, Taylor has the Dominican Republic pinned as the ultimate getaway. Even though sharks, spiders, and snakes might send shivers, they don’t dampen Taylor’s zest for life’s fun moments.

Fun Facts

  • A young dreamer, aiming to be Tiger Woods.
  • Savory delight: Steak and Mac&cheese.
  • Attempted Irish dancing briefly as a child.

Want to join the pack?


Whether it’s sales, support or marketing – we’re always on the hunt for ambitious individuals!

Social Responsibility

Last weekend the Northreach Pack & friends completed a 3-mile beach clean in Southend-On-Sea for Surfers Against Sewage and it was wonderful to see that Sam’s little ones really enjoyed it. Ruby and Jacob were extremely involved in making our planet a better, greener and cleaner place for future generations! 😊👏🏻

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Our values:

The spirit of polar bear

From a simple arrow to a polar bear. We chose a polar bear because we realised it has many symbolic references that resonate massively to us and reflects our people and company ethos exactly.


These folks know how to pursue what they want, and they do it with power and purpose. They focus on their chosen path without getting distracted. The responsibility of providing for others brings them joy – it’s what makes them great providers.


The polar bear spirit animal is strong on the idea of protecting those it cares about – its family. They always stick together and are consistent in their approach in order to create a sense of safety.


Polar bears are able to adapt in the harshest environments while facing the toughest of challenges. Excellent survival skills mean they can overcome any kind of obstacle. A polar bear will spend time researching, calculating and observing before they make a move.