Andrew joined Scattergoods as Office Manager in 1997. Andrew previously worked as a chef for 14 years in fine dining restaurants and contract units within the Home Counties and London, his last position was Head Chef at Sony, UK. Andrew became Managing Director of Scattergoods in October 2002 on the retirement of Philip Scattergood (founder of Scattergoods Agency Ltd).
Outside of working hours, Andrew enjoys all time with his family, and life on the Essex and Suffolk border enjoying various outdoor pursuits
Darren O’Leary, CertRP
With 8 years’ experience within Hotels, Pubs & Restaurants as a Chef, Waiter, Bar, Bellhop & KP within fine dining; Darren furthered his experience by entering the Catering & Hospitality Recruitment Market back in March 2008. He joined Scattergood’s as a Consultant within the Temporary Department in 2012 and worked his way up to Management in June 2016.
Recruitment Consultant, Permanent Department
Kim has been recruiting for the Catering & Hospitality Industry since 2004, both on a temporary and permanent basis and joined Scattergoods Agency in October 2014 as the Resourcer for the Permanent Department. Having worked for another independent high street agency in Surrey for the past 10 Years she has a great knowledge of the local market. Kim’s career in the Hospitality Industry started after graduating with a BA Hons in International Hospitality Management in 2001 when she joined a Large Pub/Restaurant group and worked her way up the management ladder. She also has experience working in a Private Health Club working in all departments including Food & Beverage, Conference & Banqueting, Sales & Marketing, Reception and even the Gym! Kim loves to develop her knowledge and be able to add value and completed her Level 3 CIPD in June 2015. Kim is all about making sure both clients and candidates get the best possible service.
Outside of work Kim loves Spinning at the gym, however after having a little boy at the end of 2013 it’s mainly about the chocolate and soft play these days!
Siobhán has 10 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry in a variety of roles including Food & Beverage, Rooms Division and Spa. Her career started as a fine dining waitress while completing a BA Degree in Hospitality Management. Once qualified Siobhán joined the 5 star team in Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin. Following a move to London Siobhán was promoted to management within Front Office. Before joining Scattergood’s Agency, Siobhán worked as Concierge Manager at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.
When Siobhán is not working her passions include horse riding and travelling, her last adventure took her all the way to South Africa.
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Lee initially joined Scattergoods in 2017 and following a couple of years recruiting within the rail sector, Lee is delighted to be back with the Scattergoods Team and is enjoying catching up with our temporary staff and clients.
Coming from a hospitality background of management roles within local catering and hospitality venues, which included acting as General Manager of the local, Jolly Farmer pub, Lee prides himself on understanding hospitality from both the client and staff’s perspectives.
Tom has been working in hospitality for over 25 years. Specialising in contract catering, conference centres and golf clubs.
In recent years Tom has run his own Restaurant/Café business in Guildford.
Away from work Tom has a passion for golf, and is a member of a local club. He has also played a lot of courses in Scotland from St Andrews to Loch Lomond, sometimes successfully!
Tom has recently joined the Scattergoods Team and is looking forward to the challenge.
Karen Elson started at Scattergood’s Agency in August 1999, having worked on the clerical side of the business for many years!
She is now the Accounts Manager having worked her way up and trained to become MAAT qualified.
The accounts department function plays a key part in delivering a good service to our clients and workers alike.
They take great pride in ensuring all our workers and suppliers are always paid on time and I do my best to get clients to pay within agreed terms in a polite manner!
Outside of work, she now has grandchildren who like to wear her out! She also likes to travel and have been to some beautiful warm countries and take in the cultures.
Rachel joined Scattergoods in December 2011 after working in the food industry since she left school. Alongside this Rachel achieved a maths degree, and after joining the accounts department at Scattergoods went on to successfully complete her AAT qualification.
Outside of the office Rachel participates in a variety of dance fitness classes, is a committed leader of the local Brownie group and enjoys spending time with her family.