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 things outdoors with his family and is currently taking his Private Pilots Licence.
Claire has been recruiting for the Catering & Hospitality industry since 1999, both on a temporary and permanent basis, and joined Scattergoods Agency in the summer of 2006. Having worked for both high street and independent agencies within the Surrey area, she has a wealth of local area and industry knowledge. As well as previous hands on catering experience working front of house, Claire also worked within Sales and Marketing for the National Accounts Division of Procter & Gamble UK. Claire took over as Commercial Manager at Scattergoods Agency in June 2012, and is committed to providing a first class recruitment service for the Catering & Hospitality Industry in the Surrey and Hampshire area.
Away from the office, Claire has her hands full with her Cocker Spaniel, Harvey . . . Who often visits the office!
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.
Away from work life, Darren has a passion for motorbikes; having motorcycled around the Alps – twice! He has raced both off-road and short circuit at a competitive level. He is the current Rookie Thunderbike Sport Champion with the British Motorcycle Racing Club.
His other passion is football having followed Portsmouth FC as a season ticket holder following both home and away games.
Other than that – Darren describes himself as a Panda – he would quite happily sleep and eat all day if he had the choice.
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.
Saffron has worked within recruitment for 8 years across a variety of industries. Starting within a hospitality agency as part of their temporary division, moving into HR within the care industry to gain experience from another side of recruitment. This was soon to be followed by three years working within the sales team at one of the UK’s leading job boards!
Saffron’s true passion lies within Catering & Hospitality and is excited to back working within the industry she enjoys most!
Karen Elson started at Scattergood’s Agency in August 1999, having worked on the clerical side of the business for many years!
In 2011 Karen became Head of Accounts, and amongst many other things, is responsible for the temporary payroll. Karen has a chocolate Labrador called Moose and hates spiders.
After completing a Maths Degree, Rachel started working for Scattergoods in December 2011. Rachel is continuing her education in working towards an accounting qualification. Outside of the office, Rachel is also learning to trampoline!