Our Team

I am immensely proud to introduce my team at WestCountry Personnel, each one of them demonstrates on a daily basis their dedication to delivering excellence at every stage of their working day.  It's true to say that our own work environment is exceptional and as a result we have nurtured a cohesive family of colleagues, sharing the same values, sense of humour and work ethic. 

'Trust', 'respect'  and 'going the extra mile' is very definitely our team mantra, so whether you are an employer or someone seeking a new role, you will always receive a genuine welcome at WestCountry Personnel!

Sophie Howe
Managing Director

Sophie has created a recruitment service that consistently exceeds client expectations. Her drive and passion for the recruitment industry resulted in her career rapidly reaching management level for some of the UK's top recruitment companies.
Sophie's experience and corporate knowledge is the cornerstone of the WestCountry Personnel Group and her firmly held belief in people working to their strengths, as resulted in the growth of a loyal and dedicated team.

FUN FACT
Sophie's family nick name is 'Squirrel' and was also likened as a small child to an Orangutan, due a shock of red hair and quite long arms.
Families - you have to love them!

Sophie Howe

Managing Director

It is Becky's experience and skills in Sales, Marketing and Event management that has driven her success in the recruitment industry. A senior consultant with a broad business knowledge, her enthusiastic and friendly personality is warmly received by clients and candidates.
Whatever the role within commercial sector, Becky not only brings her exceptional skills as a recruiter to the fore, she brings an energy and work ethic to every project.

FUN FACT
Becky is our adventurer - From parachuting in Australia to hanging over Victoria Falls by her legs!
Yep -she's a little crazy but we love her!

Becky Coulson

Senior Consultant

Barbara came from a background of working at Executive and Director level in Marketing, Tourism and Business Development in the South West.
She has a natural ability to empathise with the goals of clients and candidates alike.
Barbara is a versatile and creative member of the team who ensures that our brand and work ethic is accurately portrayed in all we do.

FUN FACT
Barbara once dragged her clients' chickens 100 yards down the road!
The chicken house was made of wire and had attached itself to her car bumper!!

Barbara Steer

Strategy and Marketing Manager

Vicky started her varied career and has a natural way of communicating that makes people feel relaxed from the outset.
Working for British Steel in their commercial division she decided to take her knowledge of the industry to a role where she could use her natural people skills and yet still retain her interest and experience of manufacturing and engineering. Recruitment seemed a good place to start and she is now a very successful and proactive member of our team..
FUN FACT
Vicky loves to cook and will often share healthy home made meals in the office. She adores her American Bulldog Kelsey and is
Massive Harry Potter Fan!

Vicky Harraway

Consultant

Josh came to our company as an enthusiastic graduate who, through his dedication to forge a career in recruitment, has achieved great success. His measured attention to detail approach has resulted in Josh progressing to a highly valued Resourcer. He enjoys a deserved reputation for always giving 100 percent energy to finding the right fit for the role.
Josh is an integral member of the team.

FUN FACT
Josh loves computer gaming and spends much of his spare time slaying dragons and the like. We're not sure if he dresses for the part, but we would really like to think he did!!

Josh Morgan

Consultant

Bev grew up in Zambia and since moving to the UK has worked in a professional service environment. A very capable and efficient Administrator and Payroll Manager, Bev's experience and unflappable nature provides sound and reliable support to her fellow team members, temp workers and clients.
Bev definitely has a calm 'get it done' attitude and demonstrates patience and attention to detail in all her work.

FUN FACT
Bev is the proud owner of a Private Pilots Licence - yes she has looped the loop, with a co-pilot she hastens to add!

Bev Russell-Rudge

Payroll Administrator

Xen is our longest serving team member and is one of those people who you know you can rely on to sort things out. Her attention to detail is second to none and she runs a particularly tight ship when it comes to processes and systems.
Keeping us on our toes, but always with a smile on her face!

Xenia Ball

Business Support

Rob, our 'in house’ industry advisor, specialising in Photonics and Mechanical engineering; works closely with our consultants to ensure that the complex specialities of the manufacturing industry is addressed with each candidate search. With 32 years’ experience as a Quality Engineer in electronics and mechanical engineering, Rob brings vast experience to the forefront of our recruitment process. He is uniquely positioned to gauge the suitability of each job application within our industrial and engineering division.

FUN FACT
Rob LOVES Karaoke!
He also tells terrible jokes...!

Bob Steer

Industry Advisor