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Matthew Bartlam

Principal Managing Consultant

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University
Staffordshire University

Degree
Sport and Exercise Science

Date joined
July 2010

Interesting Fact
Dewi Morris (Google him) voted me as one of the most promising rugby players in West Midlands when I was 12

Favourite Film
Leon

What is top of your bucket list
Fly in a fighter jet

Favourite quote/motto
“Pressure makes diamonds.”  General Patton

Jonathon Pearson

Principal Managing Consultant

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University
University of Wales, Swansea

Degree
History and Politics

Date joined
September 2010

Interesting Fact
I worked with Dermot O’Leary when working for the BBC

Favourite Film
Gangs of New York

What is top of your bucket list
A KFC family bucket!

Favourite quote/motto
"The harder I work, the luckier I get."  Arnold Palmer

Daniel Bosley

Director

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University
Loughborough University

Degree
Graphic Communication

Date joined
July 2010

Interesting Fact
I have size 15 feet

Favourite Film
The Godfather

What is top of your bucket list
Attending a Football or Rugby World Cup Final (with England playing would be great, if a little unrealistic!)

Favourite quote/motto
"Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can."

Stuart Montgomery

Principal Managing Consultant

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University
Liverpool John Moores University

Degree
Sports & Coaching Science

Date joined
Day 1!

Interesting Fact
Between the ages of 11-17 I was the 4th best junior tennis player in Leicestershire

Favourite Film
Pulp Fiction

What is top of your bucket list
To visit the new Seven Wonders of the World

Favourite quote/motto
"You make your own luck in life...but really it’s just another word for skill."

Adam Cragg

Managing Consultant - Technology

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University
Leeds Beckett University

Degree
Sport and Recreation Development

Date joined
May 2009

Interesting Fact
I was there – Liverpool’s Champions League final win against AC Milan in Istanbul, 2005!

Favourite Film
Bad Boys II

What is top of your bucket list
West coast of America road trip

Favourite quote/motto
“If you don’t ask you don’t get.”

Andrew Golder

Managing Consultant - Housing

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University
Liverpool John Moores University

Degree
Law

Date joined
October 2012

Interesting Fact
I once managed a 7 Star night club in Liverpool at the age of 21 and was kissed by Rihanna whilst at work!

Favourite Film
Blood Diamond

What is top of your bucket list
Go to the Maldives

Favourite quote/motto
“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.”  Chuck Thompson

Emily Reynolds

Managing Consultant - Housing & Property Management

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University
University of Liverpool

Degree
Sociology and Criminology

Date joined
March 2014

Interesting Fact
I lived in China for a year

Favourite Film
My Best Friend’s Wedding

What is top of your bucket list
To Travel around America

Favourite quote/motto
"We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it."

Joanne Dufficy

Talent Manager

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University
Birmingham City University

Degree
Media and Communication – Music Industries

Date joined
February 2013

Interesting Fact
I played bass in a metal band for 7 years

Favourite Film
Kill Bill

What is top of your bucket list
To visit Iceland

Favourite quote/motto
"Everyone, positive vibes please."  Me (apparently I say this a lot)

Mike Hodgetts

Managing Consultant - Property Management & Construction

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University
University of Birmingham

Degree
Medieval and Modern History

Date joined
June 2013

Interesting Fact
I used to work with the lead guitarist from Bullet For My Valentine and he’d regularly drive me home after work

Favourite Film
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

What is top of your bucket list
Go to space

Favourite quote/motto
“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.”  Yoda

Caitlin MacNamee

Managing Consultant - Housing

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University
St Mary’s University

Degree
Drama and Applied Theatre

Date joined
October 2013

Interesting Fact
My Great Grandfather rode in the 1929 Grand National

Favourite Film
Happy Gilmore

What is top of your bucket list
To write a novel

Favourite quote/motto
“Don't worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.”

Charlotte Boote

Managing Consultant - Property Management & Construction

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University
Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree
Forensic Science with Criminology

Date joined
April 2012

Interesting Fact
The royal family named their latest addition after me (Charlotte Elizabeth)

Favourite Film
Hot Fuzz

What is top of your bucket list
To visit Hawaii

Favourite quote/motto
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

Puja Ladva

Managing Consultant - Finance & Accountancy

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University
Nottingham Trent University

Degree
BA History

Date joined
October 2014

Interesting Fact
Played county football for Middlesex when I was in secondary school

Favourite Film
Shutter Island

What is top of your bucket list
Skydiving

Favourite quote/motto
“If you fail to plan, then plan to fail.”

Alvin Zondo

Managing Consultant - Human Resources

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University
Coventry University

Degree
Communication, Culture and Media

Date joined
January 2014

Interesting Fact
I have about 40 tattoos

Favourite Film
The Departed

What is top of your bucket list
Visit the pyramids of Giza

Favourite quote/motto
“Sunny days wouldn't be special if it wasn't for rain, joy wouldn't feel so good if it wasn't for pain.”  Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson

Dulbinder Hullait

Finance Manager

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University
De Montfort University

Degree
Accounting and Finance

Date joined
February 2012

Interesting Fact
I can speak two languages

Favourite Film
Terminator 2

What is top of your bucket list
To be a contestant on The Chase (and ideally to win!)

Favourite quote/motto
"Everything will be ok in the end, and if it’s not ok then it’s not the end."

Peter Bennett

Senior Consultant - Human Resources

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University
University of Birmingham

Degree
Ancient and Medieval History

Date joined
Sep 2014

Interesting Fact
I once hitchhiked from Coventry to Edinburgh and back again for charity

Favourite Film
Gladiator

What is top of your bucket list
To go to space

Favourite quote/motto
“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it."  Albert Einstein

Steph Beer

Principal Consultant - Education

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University
Lancaster University

Degree
English Language and Linguistics

Date joined
September 2013

Interesting Fact
I used to sing in a rock band

Favourite Film
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

What is top of your bucket list
Go the Disney World Florida (which I will be doing in June!)

Favourite quote/motto
"Just keep swimming."

Hayley Jones

Senior Consultant - Housing

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University
Northampton University

Degree
Social and Community Development

Date joined
February 2016

Interesting Fact
I appeared on Nickelodeon's morning show for a week when I was 10

Favourite Film
Catch Me if You Can

What is top of your bucket list
Travel the world

Favourite quote/motto
"DAMMIT JANET!"

Scott Simpson

Senior Consultant - Housing

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University
Nottingham Trent University

Degree
Sport Science and Management

Date joined
February 2015

Interesting Fact
I have the same birthday as my oldest brother

Favourite Film
The Departed

What is top of your bucket list
Jumping out of a helicopter and skiing down a mountain

Favourite quote/motto
"If at first you don’t succeed then try, try again."

Grace Lane

Senior Consultant - Housing

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University
University of Leicester

Degree
Contemporary History

Date joined
September 2015

Interesting Fact
I can Irish Dance!

Favourite Film
The Shawshank Redemption

What is top of your bucket list
Visiting Machu Picchu

Favourite quote/motto
"Work hard, play hard!"

Gareth Davies

Senior Consultant - Technology

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University
Coventry University

Degree
Geography

Date joined
March 2015

Interesting Fact
I went to University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for two years on an athletic scholarship

Favourite Film
In Bruges

What is top of your bucket list
Go to the World Cup

Favourite quote/motto
“He's like a man with a fork in a world of soup.”  Noel Gallagher about Liam

William Simpson

Senior Consultant - Technology

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University
Sheffield Hallam University

Degree
Business Studies

Date joined
November 2014

Interesting Fact
I'm best mates with Andy Peters

Favourite Film
Snatch

What is top of your bucket list
Run a marathon

Favourite quote/motto
“What are you recruiting for at the moment?”

Alice Norman

Consultant - Human Resources

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University
University of Birmingham

Degree
International Relations with Year Abroad

Date joined
June 2017

Interesting Fact
I can name all 50 U.S. states from memory

Favourite Film
Forrest Gump

What is top of your bucket list
Watch the Northern Lights

Favourite quote/motto
"Well behaved women seldom make history."  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Elliot Cook

Consultant - Housing & Property Management

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University
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree
Sport and Exercise Science

Date joined
March 2017

Interesting Fact
I'm a fluent French speaker

Favourite Film
Monty Python's The Life of Brian

What is top of your bucket list
To own a luxury yacht

Favourite quote/motto
“We do have a lot in common.  The same air, the same Earth, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what's the same instead of always looking at what's different...well, who knows?"  Meowth

Tejinder Singh

Consultant - Housing

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University
Nottingham Trent University

Degree
Law LLB

Date joined
February 2016

Interesting Fact
I play piano and the harmonium (Asian instrument), produced music for a number of years and DJ’d throughout my time at university

Favourite Film
Superbad

What is top of your bucket list
To be a professional music producer some day

Favourite quote/motto
"Never complain, there’s always someone better or worse off."

Alex Dale

Consultant - Housing

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University
University of East Anglia

Degree
History

Date joined
November 2016

Interesting Fact
I sat next to Tom Daley on a roller coaster at Disneyland

Favourite Film
Saving Private Ryan

What is top of your bucket list
Complete ‘The 92’ and attend every ground in the football league

Favourite quote/motto
“Different drinks for different needs.”  David Brent

Emilie-Bess Stevenson

Consultant - Human Resources

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University
University of Kent

Degree
Criminology and Sociology

Date joined
September 2017

Interesting Fact
I hate hate hate spicy food

Favourite Film
Bridget Jones's Diary

What is top of your bucket list
To complete a sky dive (this will never happen as I will probably pass out!)

Favourite quote/motto
“It is what it is until it isn't.”  David Brent

 

Emily Crisp

Consultant - Human Resources

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University
University of Reading

Degree
History and Economics

Date joined
July 2017

Interesting Fact
I can’t get the evening tube without having a pint of cider first

Favourite Film
All of the Harry Potter films, please don't make me choose

What is top of your bucket list
Visit New York

Favourite quote/motto
"Pobodys nerfect."

Sonny Butfoy

Senior Consultant - Property Management & Construction

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University
University of Derby

Degree
Law

Date joined
August 2016

Interesting Fact
Played live on stage at Hyde Park on the same bill as Blur

Favourite Film
Trainspotting

What is top of your bucket list
Go to Pride Park

Favourite quote/motto
“Live fast, die old.”  David Brent

William Macdonald

Consultant - Human Resources

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University
Northumbria University

Degree
Marketing Management

Date joined
June 2017

Interesting Fact
I have lived on three different continents (so far)

Favourite Film
The Departed

What is top of your bucket list
Northern Lights

Favourite quote/motto
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”  Oscar Wilde

Connor Mason

Senior Consultant - Housing

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University
Nottingham Trent University

Degree
Criminology

Date joined
August 2016

Interesting Fact
I made arrests during my time as a special constable whilst at university

Favourite Film
Snatch

What is top of your bucket list
Sky Diving, even though I’m terrified of heights!

Favourite quote/motto
"He who dares, Rodders, he who dares."  Del Boy

Katie Mason

Consultant - Housing

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University
University of Birmingham

Degree
Sport and Exercise Science

Date joined
May 2017

Interesting Fact
I play hockey in the National Premier League

Favourite Film
Forrest Gump

What is top of your bucket list
To see the Pyramids in Egypt

Favourite quote/motto
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get."  Forrest Gump (or whoever wrote the script)

Megan Hughes

Consultant - Property Management & Construction

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University
University of South Wales

Degree
Creative and Professional Writing

Date joined
May 2017

Interesting Fact
I am a massive Lord of the Rings fan

Favourite Film
Cool Runnings

What is top of your bucket list
Visit New Zealand to see where they filmed Lord of the Rings

Favourite quote/motto
“You can talk about us, but you can’t talk without us”

Katrina Nielsen

Consultant - Human Resources

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University
University of Northampton

Degree
English

Date joined
February 2016

Interesting Fact
I am fluent in Latvian

Favourite Film
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

What is top of your bucket list
Visiting Asia

Favourite quote/motto
“We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.”  Oscar Wilde

Clara Willis

Senior Consultant - Finance & Accountancy

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University
University of Birmingham

Degree
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Date joined
August 2016

Interesting Fact
I’ve met the 2017 Love Island Crew

Favourite Film
Love Actually

What is top of your bucket list
Go to every Olympics

Favourite quote/motto
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”  Charles R. Swindoll

Holly Gibson

Consultant - Housing

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University
Loughborough University

Degree
Sport and Exercise Science

Date joined
August 2017

Interesting Fact
I play football and I don’t have a dominant foot

Favourite Film
Shrek

What is top of your bucket list
Get a golden retriever

Favourite quote/motto
“You should never judge a book by its cover, however that principle does not apply to Satsumas.”

Rachel Birbeck

Consultant - Housing

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University
Nottingham Trent University

Degree
Criminology

Date joined
August 2017

Interesting Fact
Passed my driving test first time with no minors

Favourite Film
Shawshank Redemption

What is top of your bucket list
Take a trip to Australia

Favourite quote/motto
“I never lose. I either win or learn.”  Nelson Mandela

Alex Mitchell

Consultant - Technology

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University
University of Leicester

Degree
Politics

Date joined
July 2017

Interesting Fact
I am a former Somerset clay pigeon shooting champion

Favourite Film
The Matrix

What is top of your bucket list
To visit Japan

Favourite quote/motto
“Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”

 

Jacob Woulfe

Consultant - Technology

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University
University of Leicester

Degree
Psychology

Date joined
July 2017

Interesting Fact
I used to dive at Crystal Palace and my coach was Chris Snode, former 3 x Olympian and World Champion

Favourite Film
The Shawshank Redemption

What is top of your bucket list
To cage dive with great white sharks!

Favourite quote/motto
“I never lose.  I either win or learn.”  Nelson Mandela

Thomas Fort

Consultant - Technology

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University
University of Derby

Degree
Business Studies

Date joined
August 2017

Interesting Fact
I ran a very successful and popular blog on the Derbyshire pub and restaurant scene

Favourite Film
The Shawshank Redemption (although the first four times I watched it I missed the first 10 minutes!)

What is top of your bucket list
I want to go whale watching in Iceland

Favourite quote/motto
"It's always better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it."

Charlie Matthews

Consultant - Technology

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University
University of Leicester

Degree
Geology

Date joined
July 2017

Interesting Fact
I'm a Morris Dancer extraordinaire

Favourite Film
The Dark Knight

What is top of your bucket list
To visit the Grand Canyon or Iceland, because Geology

Favourite quote/motto
"We need a defensive midfielder." Me, everyday, about Arsenal

Abi Coulson

Consultant - Housing

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University
University of Reading

Degree
Biological Sciences

Date joined
August 2017

Interesting Fact
For my dissertation I discovered that the up-regulation of a specific gene was able to prevent the development of the physical and metabolic symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

Favourite Film
Ratatouille

What is top of your bucket list
Scuba diving in the Maldives

Favourite quote/motto
"Don't stress over the small things that won't matter in a year."

Shivana Jethwa

Consultant - Housing

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University
University of Exeter

Degree
Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Date joined
October 2017

Interesting Fact
I lived in Kenya for six years as a child

Favourite Film
Interstellar

What is top of your bucket list
Going to India to play with Elephants

Favourite quote/motto
“If you can't love yourself how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else.”  RuPaul

Libby Turner

Consultant - Human Resources

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University
University of Exeter

Degree
Psychology

Date joined
September 2017

Interesting Fact
I was a baby in a tv series, the major plot line was that my on-screen parents left me in a shoe box which was loaded onto a rubbish truck!

Favourite Film
Notting Hill

What is top of your bucket list
To see the Northern Lights

Favourite quote/motto
“Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end.”

Samuel Geary

Consultant - Housing

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University
University of Derby

Degree
Music Technology & Production

Date joined
November 2017

Interesting Fact
I appeared on Homes Under the Hammer (which means that virtually every student in the land has seen me on tv!)

Favourite Film
Saving Private Ryan

What is top of your bucket list
To visit Dubai

Favourite quote/motto
"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick.  Don't lose faith." Steve Jobs

George Ashby

Consultant - Education

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University
University of Birmingham

Degree
Sport & Exercise Science

Date joined
November 2017

Interesting Fact
I have shaken a member of the royal family's hand

Favourite Film
Lilo & Stitch

What is top of your bucket list
Winning the lottery

Favourite quote/motto
"Wolves ay we."

Emma Newman

Finance Assistant

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University
University of Leicester

Degree
Mathematics

Date joined
May 2016

Interesting Fact
I dance Modern Jive

Favourite Film
Forrest Gump

What is top of your bucket list
To go skydiving

Favourite quote/motto
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."

Donna Henderson

Senior Credit Controller

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Date joined
July 2013

Favourite Film
The Lion King

What is top of your bucket list
Not having a hole in my bucket!

Favourite quote/motto
"At the end of the day… its night-time!!"

Joanne Chamberlain

Finance Assistant

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Date joined
September 2014

Interesting Fact
My sister also works here

Favourite Film
Cars

What is top of your bucket list
A road trip around America!

Lauren Hopkins

Talent Acquisition Officer

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Date joined
April 2016

Interesting Fact
I used to work for Virgin Atlantic and have travelled to over 30 destinations worldwide

Favourite Film
Interstellar

What is top of your bucket list
To travel to every country in the world (apart from the dangerous ones!)

Favourite quote/motto
"Work…Save…Travel…Repeat."

Lauren Knight

Team Administrator

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Date joined
February 2016

Interesting Fact
I have performed in a tribute show in the West End and America!

Favourite Film
Silence of the Lambs

What is top of your bucket list
To be a Panda nanny and look after Pandas for a day

Favourite quote/motto
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

Roxanne Scott

Team Administrator

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University
University of Nottingham

Degree
Zoology

Date joined
March 2017

Interesting Fact
I have two sisters, one brother, three half-brothers, two half-sisters and I have four nephews and three nieces.  Christmas is expensive!

Favourite Film
Bambi

What is top of your bucket list
Go to Iceland and see the Northern Lights

Favourite quote/motto
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  Oscar Wilde

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