Get to Know The Team
Peter first entered the Construction arena as Site Office support on a large Retirement Homes project, which was being project managed by a family friend. After this project was completed he decided that warmer climates beckoned within the industry, so he entered an office environment as a Trainee Buyer. This was over 25 years ago and though unknown at the time this was to be the first step into a career path that was to be both stimulating and varied.
Day release study and via a few company moves he progressed his career to that of Purchasing Manager for a National Contractor. After operating for many years in Procurement, he was approached by a former Managing Director to join him in setting up and running a contracting company, which he decided to do. The venture was very successful for circa 5 years until the recession hit in 2008, resulting in the company closing.
So in 2009, with a slight change of career direction, he joined the Construction Recruitment industry with Edge Partners, which has led to an exciting journey of opportunity. The result of which is Peter now oversees operations working closely with the divisional teams to ensure all engagements with the newly branded Edge Careers are dealt with in a positive and correct manner.
Favourite song: Everybody Hurts – REM
Favourite film: The Godfather
Favourite quote: Don’t let other people’s opinions be your limitations
Favourite place in the world:Kingswinford drinking with old friends & Capri Italy for when I’m not
Prized possession: Health
Favourite hobby: Table Tennis
Object you can’t leave the house without: Phone and Car Keys
Most influential person: My Dad
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Stephen Fry, Leonardo Da Vinci (plus interpreter), Genghis Khan (note: plastic cutlery) reserve Caggie Dunlop (lighten the mood)
- Vanessa SkinnerDirector - Permanent & Executive
Vanessa, after completing Drama School, spent a short time in the IT industry, but realising she liked human contact, she took an initial interim role in a Construction Recruitment company and has never looked back. She then spent a number of years working at Hill Mc Glynn, rising to establish their Search arm, Corporate Solutions. She then established her own Consultancy, Edge Partners, in 2002 which now trades as Edge Careers. Since 2005 she has mainly concentrated on Executive Recruitment and still works in a “hands on” capacity in this and leading the Permanent division.
Favourite song: Unchained Melody
Favourite film: First Wives Club – (I don’t plan on ever being a second )
Favourite quote: “One life, live it”
Favourite place in the world: New York – I got engaged there!
Prized possession: My Wedding rings
Favourite hobby: Come on, that’s easy – shopping in Harvey Nicks!
Object you can’t leave the house without: A handbag, lipstick and phone – sorry one item is impossible!
Most influential person: My father
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Marie Chantal of Greece, Kim Raver & Dee Ocleppo
Heidi was one of the first employees with Edge Careers, joining the business in 2002 as an Executive Researcher providing research support to the Senior Executive Team. As the business grew, she moved into consultancy and has worked in the residential recruitment market for over 10 years and benefited from recruiting across all housing disciplines, providing recruitment solutions for candidates and clients alike.
Favourite song: It depends on my mood
Favourite film: Practical Magic
Favourite quote: “you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy cake, which is the same kind of thing”
Favourite place in the world: Newquay
Prized possession: My Nan’s Ring
Favourite hobby: Painting & surfing
Object you can’t leave the house without: my phone, sad but true
Most influential person: Nicky Jones
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Louis Theroux, Oprah and Paul Hollywood, for the cake of course
Andy graduated from Leeds Poly in 1984 with a degree in Economics and Politics. Most of his early career was in sales and marketing, which included selling donuts on a French beach, type writer ribbons to bored American secretaries in California and escorting coaches of screaming holidaymakers to Spain. When the money and visa ran out it was time to get serious and he spent 5 years in London, in the late 80’s, close shave with a UK ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ outfit.
Andy spent some time with a publishing company in Chelsea and moved back to the Midlands in 1992 to work in marketing. Andy Joined Edge in 2002, having been inspired by the opportunity to be part of a new business. There have been a few ups and downs along the way, but he takes great pride in playing a small part in changing people’s lives.
Favourite song: Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
Favourite film: Reservoir Dogs
Favourite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
Favourite place in the world: Las Vegas
Prized possession: My Car – Audi A5 Quattro
Favourite hobby: Golf
Object you can’t leave the house without: Cash
Most influential person: My Wife
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: George Best, Mohammed Ali & JFK
Billy works for Edge Careers out of the Midlands Office where he heads up the Trades & Labour Team. He has 9 years’ experience running a Trades & Labour desk and strongly believes in ‘Building relationships that will last’ this is something he values. Billy and his team will always try to make sure they provide the very best service so they can continue to get repeat business with you, they are not here to win work on just that ‘One Project’ or on that ‘One Role’ but to continue developing with you as you grow. His Team handles a number of Construction Sectors and covers nationwide - Predominantly Commercial New Build, Housing/Residential & Retail Fit-Out. The Team also recruits for Mechanical & Electrical Operatives - CPCS Machine Drivers and other CPCS affiliated Roles.
Favourite song: Message In A Bottle (The Police)
Favourite film: The Good The Bad The Ugly
Favourite quote: If You’re Not First Your Last!
Favourite place in the world: Morzine/France
Prized possession: Grandfathers Police Helmet
Favourite hobby: Golf
Object you can’t leave the house without: Mobile
Most influential person: Father
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Jim Carey, Kevin Hart, Robin Williams
Adam has a passion for challenging himself, not only in work, but in all aspects of life. This is immediately apparent in the great progression he has made as a result of hard work, starting as a trainee in 2016, to being promoted to a Senior Recruiter in 2018 and then Regional Manager - North West in 2019.
Favourite song: can’t stop’ by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Favourite film: A tie between The Green Mile and American Sniper
Favourite quote: “Hard work beats talent, if talent doesn’t work hard”
Favourite place in the world: St. Lucia, and it is somewhere I want to travel to within the next 2 years
Prized possession: My phone! Very sad I know
Favourite hobby: Playing football
Object you can’t leave the house without: My wallet
Most influential person: Alan Sugar
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Alan Sugar, Alex Ferguson & Nelson Mandela
Mark had a career change in 2016 and decided that Financial Advice wasn’t floating his boat any longer, so he decided to enter the world of construction recruitment. He has always been involved in a sales based environment and uses his consultative approach to build relationships with clients and candidates.
Mark works closely with the successful permanent recruitment team to ensure that Edge Careers can fulfil a clients full operational and pre construction recruitment needs.
Outside of work you can normally find Mark playing sport with his 3 boys or enjoying a few drinks with his long suffering wife!
Favourite song: Whitney Houston, one moment in time
Favourite film: Top Gun
Favourite quote: Tomorrow never comes
Favourite place in the world: Perth, Western Australia
Prized possession: My Granddads World War II pilots diary
Favourite hobby: Coaching Junior Cricket
Object you can’t leave the house without: Boring answer but it’s my mobile!
Most influential person: My Dad
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Sir Don Bradman, Steven Mitchell (Andy McNab) and Gazza
From playing sports at a young age, Fabio went on to study Sports Science at College, and later followed this up with a degree in Law. Fabio then decided to make the next logical step in his career and become a Recruitment Consultant. Fabio is truly passionate about the fundamentals of recruitment – from spotting talent, to match making, negotiation and in the end, placing the right candidate in the right role with the right business. Fabio is relatively new to the recruitment world, but his passion and determination for the industry will help him excel in his role and become an integral member of the Edge Careers team.
Favourite song: There are too many to choose, it depends on the occasion.
Favourite film: Wolf of Wall Street
Favourite quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will”
Favourite place in the world: Bora Bora
Prized possession: My Father’s Necklace
Favourite hobby: Playing Football
Object you can’t leave the house without: Wallet
Most influential person: My Mother
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jurgen Klopp & David Beckham
Following the completion of her Law Degree, Charlotte, like many, ‘fell’ into recruitment. Charlotte joined Edge Careers from an Automotive and Aerospace Engineering recruitment background, but is now well under way developing her knowledge in all things Construction. Charlotte enjoys building solid relationships across both Clients and Candidates; ensuring both are provided with the right match. Although relatively new to Edge Careers, Charlotte has fitted in well and is sure to be an integral member of the team.
Favourite song: The Chain – Fleetwood Mack
Favourite film: Top Gun
Favourite quote: “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future” – Oscar Wilde
Favourite place in the world: My Bed
Prized possession: My car
Favourite hobby: Playing football for a local Sunday league
Object you can’t leave the house without: Phone
Most influential person: I’m more influenced by experiences, rather than individual people
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Martin Luther King, Tom Hanks, James Blunt
Lyn has worked her entire career in accounts for various companies and joined Edge Careers in September 2017 having previously worked as an Accounts Manager for a building and civil engineering company for 27 years. Lyn produces comprehensive management accounts showing key performance indicators to enable the directors to make decisions that drive the business forward.
Favourite song: I am the passenger – Iggy Pop
Favourite film: Under Milk Wood
Favourite quote: Keep your face towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.
Favourite place in the world: Brockenhurst
Prized possession: My home
Favourite hobby: Walking and cycling in the forest
Object you can’t leave the house without: phone
Most influential person: My parents
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Peter Kay, Katherine Ryan & Graham Norton
Tracey comes to Edge Careers following thirteen years in franchising, initially a National Account Controller working with Key Accounts for the Master Licence holder of Mr. Electric and Aire Serv. Followed by a fantastic opportunity to work directly for Dwyer Group (the Franchisor). Dwyer (UK franchising) Ltd started in the UK in 2012 with Tracey holding the role of Executive Assistant, carrying out many varied roles to keep the office running smoothly. With this wealth of experience, Tracey is a huge asset to the Edge Careers business.
Favourite song: Can’t help falling in love
Favourite film: Dirty Dancing
Favourite quote: Everything happens for a reason
Favourite place in the world:sandy beach with the sun shining!
Prized possession: home
Favourite hobby: socialising!
Object you can’t leave the house without: keys
Most influential person: Dad
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Patrick Swayze, Bryan Adams & Julia Roberts
During the last 15 years, Alison has gained experience in a variety of working environments. Having worked mostly in administration, she has also worked in customer service and invoicing roles, giving an insight into how these are linked within a company. Although she took a brief break to travel, she returned to a customer service and administrative role with a renowned awarding body, before joining Edge Careers in her current role.
Favourite song: Rammstein – Sonne
Favourite film: Day after tomorrow
Favourite quote: Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.
Favourite place in the world:Home
Prized possession: my ancient MP3 player
Favourite hobby: Working out
Object you can’t leave the house without: Chewing gum
Most influential person: My parents
Three famous people, living or dead, who you would invite to a dinner party: Queen Elizabeth I, Genghis Khan and Robin Hood.