Meet the team at Ashley Associates, the recruitment specialists:
Kay Coles Managing Director
A founder Director of Ashley Associates Kay had previously worked within Sales and Recruitment for 16 years covering Commercial, Telecommunications and Recruitment to Recruitment environments. Having nurtured the business from initial conception she now manages a seven strong team of Recruitment Consultants covering the whole of the UK and every Recruitment discipline. A hands on manager who enjoys motivating the team to improve their sales skills and revenue generation she is as dedicated to cooking as she is Recruitment and can often be found in the kitchen at parties!!
Marc Dodd Director
A founder Director of Ashley Associates Marc takes control of the Advertising, Marketing, Web and Finance side of the company. His biggest project is that of candidate attraction and the negotiation of the companies media avenues. Marc is originally from Manchester. He loves to travel and spend time with his young daughter. A born practical joker with a passion for all things James Bond, Marc is an avid football fan. A firm believer that Saturdays were invented for the premiership!!
Emma Holloway Principal Consultant
Emma was the first Recruitment Consultant at Ashley Associates, joining the team in February of 2004. She brought to the company her 14 years recruitment experience and an immense amount of energy . Having worked within several recruitment disciplines Emma's sales prowess has proved to be very lucrative to both her and the team. With her early to rise, late to leave approach she catches up with the most elusive of candidates and has been known to charm the most insistent of "virgin clients" that Recruitment to Recruitment with Ashley Associates is a fabulous way to fill their requirements. Emma doubles up as the team's make up artist and in her spare time she can be most often found pounding the high street for bargins!
Jasmine Hanslow Administrator
Jasmine has been employed through Gloucestershire College (thank you David Vernon) she has just finished at Chosen Hill Sixth Form and is now ready, willing and able to launch her Business Administration career. Soon to be enrolled on to her first NVQ course Jasmine has picked up her duties in the last few weeks and is flying with them. She even makes decent tea and coffee so for sure a very welcome addition to the team. In her spare time (well when she has some) she takes care of her three horses, Irish, Abi and Smokey! A keen show jumper who in May in this year qualified for the South West Finals at Hartbury College on Irish, who is aptly named as he is Irish Sports Horse. Jasmine also gets involved in local fun rides and enjoys doing more than an afternoon hacking around the countryside. Currently learning to drive and keen to take her driving test, get behind the wheel and become the designated driver for all her friends!!!
The Office Dog
Biscuits - Joined the company when she was just 8 weeks old and is the office dog. She is a Chorkie (mummy was a Yorkshire Terrier and Daddy was a Chi Wawa) the lightest member of the team she spends her days sleeping on any available lap and on occasions grumbles at the postman. She has developed lasting relationships with a variety of delivery people and never misses her lunchtime trot around the farm - which often includes a light bark at the chickens and any heavy farm machinery moving about their daily business. She enjoys chasing a bright green ball up and down the office and will often settle down to sleep on any coats she can find. Baby is the proud owner of several brightly coloured jumpers and a Santa outfit - pictures of which can often been seen on the Ashley Associates Facebook page.