About us

We’re very proud of the way we operate and ensure that we uphold our standards in what is a highly competitive market.

As a business, we have to have standard terms and conditions of business , but we much prefer to work to our own high standards put together over years of trading in the recruitment sector. We will never cut corners or use sharp practice in order to get a quick result.

What sets us apart is that we truly listen and are ready to learn – making sure we fully understand your requirements.

First, we agree with you when and how we can work together. We will talk openly about our pricing and be honest about how realistic your search is. Whether a candidate or a client you can rest assure that anything you share with us will remain confidential and that we will support you throughout the process.

We will search our database of high calibre candidates using our knowledge of people that would fit your organisation or advertise using relevant media if necessary; we manage all applicants and make sure you get sent details of only those who are relevant; conduct interviews and appropriate skill tests; we prepare candidates for their interviews and liaise with all shortlisted candidates to make sure they know the outcome of the interviews.

We will maintain and protect your brand with First Base. Our clients tell us we’re reliable, responsive and well connected.

Start up a conversation by dropping us a line, calling on 01453 755 330 or use our chat box window at the bottom of this page.

Beth Mucci

Beth Mucci

Talent Resourcer

Ryan Dean

Ryan Dean

Administration Manager

Lilly Chappell

Lilly Chappell

Lead Commercial Recruiter

Nathan Hughes

Nathan Hughes

Recruitment Consultant

andrew penrith

andrew penrith

Principal Consultant

Sharon Adams

Sharon Adams

Client Relationship Manager

Kay Rattary

Kay Rattary

Recruitment Consultant

Magdalena Oleszczak

Magdalena Oleszczak

Talent Resourcer

Tricia Hay

Tricia Hay

Owner Director

 

When she's not in the office or being "mum" Tricia can be found out and about walking the gorgeous Lola (the family Cockapoo) or working out to try and keep the years at bay.

Since founding First Base in 1997, Tricia has also devoted significant time to many social and community causes.

A firm believer that a business should be based on responsible and ethical principles, Tricia is really proud of the contribution that the First Base team makes to local and national causes.

 

David Tovey

David Tovey

Director

 

There can be no doubt where David likes to spend his free time. A private pilot for nearly 30 years,
his love of all thing aviation means he can be regularly found ‘slipping the surly bonds of earth’ to fly
out of Gloucester Airport.

From float plane flying in the USA to aerobatics over the Blue Mountains in Australia and recently even paragliding in the Swiss Alps – if David could have chosen any career, it would definitely have been in aviation.

 

Russell Hay

Russell Hay

Director

One of the few Scots not to have an addiction to golf, Russ loves running and enjoys getting out in the countryside at lunchtimes.

With many years’ experience at the leading edge of the IT industry, Russ is the First Base guru who patiently sorts out the problems initiated by those of us on the team who are more technologically ‘challenged’!

Melissa Tucker

Melissa Tucker

Social Media Guru

 

Melissa loves nothing more than attending concerts and festivals. She'll be attending Reading this year so keep an eye out for her if you're there.

She's traveled to 9 countries thus far, her favorite being Japan. She's off to New Zealand at the end of 2019 to make it 10. 

She's always keen to keep busy, at one point she was working 4 part-time jobs at once.