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Working Solutions Recruitment Specialists
Ludlow Office: 01584 877677

Team Profiles Working Solutions

Julia Hughes - Working Solutions

Julia Hughes

I chose to base Working Solutions in Ludlow, Shropshire which is renowned for a high quality of life and outstanding natural beauty.  I moved to South Shropshire after living for 5 years in Berkeley, California in the 1980s and take a 'can-do' approach.

I am passionate about helping our Clients prosper and grow.  I use a consultative approach, taking time to understand needs, culture and aspirations and am driven by Quality and Professionalism, not by Targets.

I am a qualified HR practitioner (CIPD) and undertake Skills Analysis, CV advice and interview coaching for candidates.  I am licensed to use DISC - Thomas International Psychometric Personality and Ability Profiling as well as EQ.  I am trained in undertaking a Needs Analysis of your staff (using a skills matrix and other methods) where clients are considering training and development needs of their staff. This service is offered at NO COST.


We offer HR Consultancy covering HR Strategy, Company Handbooks and a range of HR issues. Julia is an Associate Member of CIPD.

Andrew Josland

Andrew Josland

Now in my 24th Year in Recruitment I have arrived in the outstanding town of Ludlow after working for 4 years in Wolverhampton.  I bring with me successful experience within many fields of Recruitment including PA, Secretarial, Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Hospitality and Education. I have an honest and ethical way of working that allows me to make the right choices for both my Clients and my Candidates, and have worked with some Clients for over 15 years.

I am always available for some advice or just a chat, and will always try to make the day as enjoyable as it can be. I’m looking forward to working with Working Solutions for many years to come and spreading the success through our Candidates and Clients.

Andrew Josland

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards CIM

Kevin joins WSI Recruitment the new division of the Ludlow based Agency Working Solutions, established in 1995, bringing his strong experience of commercial markets in the UK and internationally working with leading companies, brands and retail networks.

Working Solutions Intelligence is a Search and Selection Specialist Consultancy. It will partner with Clients on bespoke briefs where Talent Acquisition meets their specific needs, requiring careful matching of soft and hard skills to provide the ideal outcome. The focus will be on Sales, Marketing and Executive roles within diverse Client sectors. 

Kevin led the Executive Search Division, including Sales Elite UK as Senior Partner with Career Prospects for nearly ten years. Kevin consulted with senior client contacts and undertook targeted search/headhunt assignments for a wide range of senior management and business development roles which included sales and marketing. He developed and fully managed branded recruitment advertising campaigns for clients.

He has international sales and marketing experience including direct marketing, customer relationship management and performance improvement and motivation programmes.

Over a ten-year period, latterly as Regional Director Asia-Pacific for DraftWorldwide, an international advertising agency specialising in direct marketing, Kevin was responsible for loyalty and database marketing programmes for clients such as Holiday Inn Worldwide and Discovery Channel. He also led network expansion activities throughout the region, including Indonesia, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.

Prior to this Kevin headed major accounts for Carlson Marketing Group and The Marketing Organisation and he created and launched some of the first European frequent flyer programmes for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as well as “Qualiflyer" for Swissair and Austrian Airlines. He also developed retail marketing campaigns as Marketing Manager at American Express.

Kevin then transitioned his strong selling and client development skills to successfully lead Search & Selection Consultancy, Career Management and Outplacement, and Business Development in the Training Sector at The Job Trust, ICM CareerCare, Career Prospects and latterly Performance Through People.

Kevin enjoys the constant challenges that recruitment brings and says, “ working with sales, marketing and leadership talent brings infinite variety and almost every week a new client opportunity adds to the experience.”

 

Leslie Marsh

Is our Accounts Assistant and runs the weekly payroll and keeps our accounts in good order.  Leslie works Tuesdays and Fridays.