Meet the Team – Manchester

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Kyle Gallagher (a.k.a KG, a.k.a Giz, a.k.a Gizlar, a.k.a Dad) – Team Managerpicture1

The one Gallagher brother that has no musical talent – Prime’s Kyle Gallagher is both the king of nicknames and the king of recruitment and sales. After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 in Business & Marketing, Kyle was Prime’s first ever employee back in 2014 and has gone on to become an essential part of the team. Kyle is now a Team Manager at Prime, and as well as managing a team, he is also responsible for managing both candidate and key client relationships.

Kyle is a strong Manchester United fan, and loves a glass of red wine with all kinds of food. He is also a fan of his indie bands such as: Oasis, Blossoms and Courteeners (he gets especially upset if you insult Courteeners in front of him).

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Talk Tonight by Oasis

What’s your favourite film? Class of 92   

What’s your worst fear? No toilet roll

Describe yourself in one word? Impulsive

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Christina Brooke (a.k.a Captain Brookesy) – Team Leaderpic500

Graduating with a 2:1 in Journalism from Salford University, Christina made her way to Prime in 2016, and has already been promoted twice since joining. Now a Team Leader in the Manchester office, her focus is on bringing fresh talent through the business. As well as recruiting candidates and managing client and candidate relationships, she also looks after Prime’s key accounts on our sales desk.

A massive Manchester United fan, when not in work Christina also loves visiting her family in her hometown of Devon. She is also partial to a few ciders and the odd game of pool (she still thinks she’s the best pool player in the office).

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Bigmouth Strikes Again by The Smiths

What’s your favourite film? American Psycho

What’s your worst fear? Flying

Describe Yourself in one word? Loud

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Nick Gandhi – Senior Sales Recruiter 1

The Gandhi man can! A fan of funky shirts and football, Nick is Prime’s Senior Sales Recruiter – meaning he is key in matching clients with candidates and managing company relationships. A true force to be reckoned with when it comes to his job, Nick eats, lives and breathes sales and recruitment and achieves killer results because of it. He is also Prime’s top biller (as things stand currently…).

When he’s not in work-mode, Nick is a fan of Manchester United and is constantly being grilled by the team for his poor food and fashion tastes… but we love him anyway!

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Midnight City by M83

What’s your favourite film? The Matrix   

What’s your worst fear? Carrots

Describe yourself in one word? Awkwardcoolguy

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Sam Corlett – Sales Recruiter2

With hair no longer like a Viking, and crazy ping pong skills, Sam Corlett is another one of Prime’s valued team members. Having been promoted into a 360 recruiter role, Sam now manages both client and candidate relationships. He also set a company record for the most amount of placements made in a month.

Being from the Wirral, Sam is a strong supporter of Liverpool football club and listens to mostly acoustic/folk music. He is also a massive rugby fan, supporting Sale Sharks.

Q&A 

What’s your favourite song? Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

What’s your favourite film? Notting Hill

What’s your worst fear? Being sat next to Neil Clough at a target hitting meal

Describe yourself in one word? Branded

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Chris Thompson- Senior Sales Resourcer 3

Prime’s very own comedian Chris Thompson is both a joking bundle of joy and an unstoppable force when it comes to recruitment. After completing his Marketing Management degree and joining the company earlier this year, Chris has settled easily into his role at Prime, where he is responsible for finding candidates, interviewing them, training them and placing them in their ideal sales career.

Outside of the office, Chris is a fan of his hometown team Middlesbrough FC. This means he should be referred to as a ‘Smoggy’ and not a ‘Geordie’ or ‘Mackam’ which he is keen to remind everyone. He is also a karaoke enthusiast and is a fan of yoghurts – in his own words he “loves a good yog!”.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song: Twist and Shout by The Beatles or The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

What’s your favourite film? City of God    

What’s your worst fear: Cheese

Describe yourself in one word: Chatterbox

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Cecile Green – Senior Sales Resourcer picture3

Often seen doing handstands and the splits in the office, Cecile is a key member of the team here at Prime Manchester. After graduating from Man Met with a 2:1 in International Business Management, Cecile joined Prime in a 180 recruitment role. Here she is responsible for sourcing candidates as well as training and placing them in sales and recruitment careers.

In her free time Cecile is a fan of wining and dining, watching reality TV and cheesy musicals. She will also always find any excuse to dance around the office!

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Wannabe by Spice Girls

What’s your favourite film? The Grinch

What’s your worst fear? Frogs

Describe yourself in one word? Chipper

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Michael Hatton – Sales Resourcer mike

The second scouser to join Prime, Mike is loud, energetic and always looking to get up to mischief. After graduating from Man Met with a degree in PR and Marketing, Mike has found his talents lie in the world of recruitment and is now a Sales Resourcer in Prime’s Manchester office.

A fan of Liverpool football club, Mike has actually worked for the club before now with the PR team, and got to watch the club train pitch side. He also enjoys music, listening to bands such as Oasis, Tame Impala and is even a fan of techno.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Gimmie Shelter by The Rolling Stones

What’s your favourite film? The Departed

What’s your worst fear? Spiders

Describe yourself in one word? Restless

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Jon Rossiter – Digital Marketing Executive 3

Prime’s one and only Digital Marketing Executive, Jon is responsible for managing Prime’s social media, writing articles, video editing and managing the This is Prime website. Currently doing a Media degree at Sheffield Hallam University, Jon is on his placement year and is Prime’s first ever student placement.

In his free time Jon is a huge music lover, listening to anything from Drake to The Cribs, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard (Google them). He also enjoys relaxing at home in his dressing gown and sliders, while watching Australian soap classic Home and Away.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Numb Encore by Linkin Park/Jay Z or Disorder by Joy Division

What’s your favourite film? About a Boy

What’s your worst fear? Birds (specifically seagulls)

Describe yourself in one word? Clueless

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Lucy Obertelli – Sales Resourcer

After moving from her hometown of Bury and graduating with her politics degree from the University of Sheffield, Lucy or ‘Lobbers’ as she is known by her friends is arguably Prime’s most smiley and excitable member of staff, which in no way is a bad thing.

Loud, fun and a massive chatterbox, Lucy is a huge fan of the theatre, claiming her favourite play is Wicked. She loves theatre so much she even starred in her own school musical. As well as this, like many in the office, she’s a massive fan of her indie music and loves a good night out.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Songbird by Oasis

What’s your favourite film? Pulp Fiction

What’s your worst fear? Jellyfish

Describe yourself in one word? ‘Mumsie’

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Phil Lyons – Sales Resourcer

With easily the most impressive beard in the company thus far, Phil or ‘big Phil’ as he has creatively been nicknamed, is one of the newest members to our Manchester team.

A man of many talents Phil can play both the guitar and the ukulele, he also has skills on the Ruby pitch, formerly playing for the University of Cumbria while studying there. Outside of work Phil is an ambassador for the Warrington Youth Rowing charity and loves (like many in the office) his indie music like Oasis, Courteeners and Catfish and the Bottlemen.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song?  The Drugs Don’t Work by The Verve

What’s your favourite film? The Mask  

What’s your worst fear? Flying

Describe yourself in one word? Horizontal

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Hannah Woodhead – Sales Resourcer

An actor, a footballer and a huge fan of the word ‘heinous’. ‘Heinous Hannah’ as her friends call her is one of the newest members of Prime’s resourcing team, helping to connect entry-level candidates with some of the best businesses in the North West.

In her free time you kind find Hannah watching her beloved Liverpool FC, listening to acoustic music or swigging on a pint of Estrella (though she is currently trying to get into pink gin). She also played as a goalkeeper for her University football team while studying Drama at UCLAN and she has previously worked helping children in Africa, she’s done it all.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song?  Ex Factor by Lauryn Hill (JP Cooper Version)

What’s your favourite film? Camp Rock or My Girl

What’s your worst fear? Nits (head lice) or a real life ‘Purge’ 

Describe yourself in one word? Sporadic

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John the Dog

The company would not be standing without John the Dog. For legal reasons we cannot disclose exactly what he does for Prime. All you need to know is you don’t mess with John the Dog…

In his free time John the Dog enjoys walks, chasing his own tail and Japanese martial arts films.

Q&A

What’s your favourite song? Who Let The Dogs Out by Baha Men

What’s your favourite film? Karate Kid

What’s your worst fear? His own mortality

Describe yourself in one word? Spotty