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Nicola Vening
Managing Director
Sarah Chandler
Assistant Business Manager

During Sarah’s  career with Halmer Recruit,  she has recruited and specialised  in all the sectors that Halmer Recruit cover, building strong,  long standing relationships. This has  included Driving/Industrial, Commercial and the Travel Sector. Sarah now utilises her wide knowledge of the industry and her established relationships within the  various sectors, in assisting the teams to achieve the highest possible service and standards to both our client and candidates alike.

Ann-Marie Eastwood
Accounts Manager

Ann-Marie joined Halmer Recruit in March 2013 as ‘Accounts Assistant’. She was promoted to manager for the accounts team after only a few months and has been successful in running this side of the business ever since.

Jane Warzee
Payroll Assistant

Jane joined Halmer Recruit in October 2013. She runs every aspect of Halmer payroll for all divisions for both Walton On Thames and Guildford. Jane’s sense of urgency assures tight deadlines are met and everyone is paid on time

Julie Rowe
Office & Professional

Julie has over 10 years solid recruitment experience and has been with Halmer Recruit for the past three years managing commercial recruitment within the South East of England.  In this time Julie has proved to be a valued member of the team; a truly professional account manager.  She takes the time to listen and understand her client’s needs to ensure that she recruits the perfect candidate with the least amount of inconvenience to her clients.

Hugo Bell
Office & Professional

Hugo joined Halmer Recruit in 2012 after leaving In Situ Media and hasn’t looked back since. Having started his successful recruitment career here, he is delighted to be able to combine his two passions of people and recruitment. Hugo specialises in recruiting office staff to the local areas. His great charisma and ability to build strong working relationships with clients and candidates have resulted in a very established commercial desk at Walton.

Maria Shine

Maria has worked for Halmer since 2011 starting as a resourcer on the travel department. Since then she has proved to be a successful recruitment consultant and has now been promoted to Senior Recruitment Consultant working on the Driving and Industrial division. She has shown a passion for recruitment and helping people get into work which has helped her achieve her success within the company.

James Abbey
24hr Support

James has over 10 years experience in recruitment, he specialises in the Driving and Industrial industry and currently runs the 'out of ours' service.  James is a valuable member of the team ensuring that our clients and candidates can be in contact with our staff 24/7.

Lesley Brade
Business Travel Specialist

Lesley joined Halmer in 1999 after a very successful career throughout the travel industry. A year after joining Halmer, Lesley set up the travel division on her own and it took off, it grew to become the established and successful division it is today. She has expanded the Travel division, and now has two separate teams for business and leisure.

James Bird

James joined Halmer in March 2018 and works in our driving division. He has built up a strong candidate base of professional and skilled drivers to fit his client’s needs across the UK. There is no project that James won’t take his hand to.

Arsalan Qamar

Arsalan is responsible for the industrial & driving desk in our Walton on Thames office.

Stuart Wickham

Stuart joined Halmer in July 2019, tasked with developing a specialist Financial division. He has a background in banking and financial services and over 6 years specialist recruitment experience within the insurance and financial sectors.


  • “Halmer are great support to our business and are always happy to help. They provide a high quality and flexible recruitment service. “

  • To Whom it may concern I have been using Halmers now for over 5 years and built up a very strong relationship with the agency We have worked closely for many years and almost every month had at least one of their temporaries here During peak Halmers have supplied between 25 to 30 agency workers and have always been able to deliver Sometimes due to the nature of the business we have needed help at very short notice and they have succeeded In supplying our business The company will go that one step further to try and get the right candidates for the position. 99% of the time they get this right I would highly recommend Halmers as an Agency they rarely disappoint. Regards Rob Whistl

  • Morning Julie! Thank you for sorting this out & Thank you for all your help, It has honestly been a pleasure dealing with you and you made this whole process smooth and enjoyable. Have a great day! Joanna.