Meet some of the great people that have helped us build TalentEdge

At the heart of TalentEdge are a group of highly experienced managers and senior consultants who are involved with day-to-day recruitment and the management of our major clients as well as supporting and training our newest hires. They form the bedrock of our business and are key to our ongoing growth and success.

Lucy Davison

Managing Director + Manager of Consumer

Lucy is our Managing Director, heads up the Consumer team and also manages our graduate training scheme. If anyone can spin this many plates it’s Lucy! She joined us in 2016 with 15 year’s experience both as a finance recruiter and senior manager and still gets involved with recruitment on a on day-to-day basis.

TalentEdge will help you to take the next step in building your team or developing your career within finance and technology. Our team have an exceptional knowledge of the sectors and disciplines they recruit for. We take time to understand your hiring/career goals and use our experience and resources to help you achieve them.
Georgina Daniels

Director of Communications + Manager - Marketing Services

Georgina has been recruiting finance for marketing services for so long she works with CFOs that she first met as newly qualified accountants! As well as supporting the wider business in her communications role she also manages our major marketing services client accounts and oversees the team.

Alex Laurent

Manager
Qualified Finance - Tech

Alex started his career in accountancy before making the move into finance recruitment 10 years ago, and we’re so pleased he did! He has a genuine passion for helping innovative, high growth startups build finance teams from their first finance hire.

CFO challenges event from TalentEdge - a leading recruitment agency for tech, consumer and media servcies
David Harris

Managing Consultant
Qualified Finance - Entertainment

David joined in the early days of TalentEdge and has become our resident expert on hiring senior finance for the Entertainment sector. He has over 15 year’s experience working with some of the world’s most renowned TV, film, music and publishing companies.

TalentEdge will help you to take the next step in building your team or developing your career within finance and technology. Our team have an exceptional knowledge of the sectors and disciplines they recruit for. We take time to understand your hiring/career goals and use our experience and resources to help you achieve them.
Alex Dale

Managing Consultant
Qualified Interim & Contract Finance

Alex joined TalentEdge over 10 years ago to help us establish a dedicated team for qualified interim & contract finance and luckily for us he never left. He works across all our core sectors, helping our clients find qualified accountants for both short and long terms assignments at short notice.

TalentEdge will help you to take the next step in building your team or developing your career within finance and technology. Our team have an exceptional knowledge of the sectors and disciplines they recruit for. We take time to understand your hiring/career goals and use our experience and resources to help you achieve them.
Sophie Juliff

Managing Consultant
Qualified Finance - Consumer & Marketing Services

Sophie joined TalentEdge in the dark days of Covid but not only brought with her years of recruitment experience but also a huge amount of enthusiasm for growing our consumer team. She works with many globally recognised brands across retail, luxury, FMCG and leisure.

TalentEdge will help you to take the next step in building your team or developing your career within finance and technology. Our team have an exceptional knowledge of the sectors and disciplines they recruit for. We take time to understand your hiring/career goals and use our experience and resources to help you achieve them.
Lehann King

Managing Consultant
Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Lehann together with Robin Budhathoki heads up recruitment for Part Qualified and Transactional finance which is one of our busiest teams at TalentEdge. She has over 15 years of experience and has helped hundreds of candidates build a career in finance with her no-nonsense, practical approach and 100% northern charm!

TalentEdge will help you to take the next step in building your team or developing your career within finance and technology. Our team have an exceptional knowledge of the sectors and disciplines they recruit for. We take time to understand your hiring/career goals and use our experience and resources to help you achieve them.
Robin Budhathoki

Managing Consultant
Part Qualified & Transactional Finance

Robin is one of our most recent senior hires and in partnership with Lehann King manages the Part Qualified & Transactional team. He has been recruiting finance into commerce for 18 years and is known for his calm and completely unflappable approach while being able to manage a high volume of hires at speed.

TalentEdge will help you to take the next step in building your team or developing your career within finance and technology. Our team have an exceptional knowledge of the sectors and disciplines they recruit for. We take time to understand your hiring/career goals and use our experience and resources to help you achieve them.
Freddie Wrighton

Managing Consultant
Qualified Finance – Tech

Freddie has 10 years recruitment experience and joined TalentEdge to help build our Tech team. He’s as enthusiastic about helping high growth startups in E-commerce, HealthTech and EdTech find the finance hires they need to scale, as he is about football (well nearly!).

TalentEdge North - Hiring exceptional C-Suite, executive and senior level finance talent for permanent and interim opportunities across Manchester and the North West.
Neil Whitaker

Managing Director – TalentEdge North

Neil is a co-founder and managing director of TalentEdge North. He has 13 years’ experience of finance and executive search, working with C-Suite teams to help them hire key leadership talent for their businesses. During this time, he has built an exceptionally strong network across commerce; professional and financial services; and with PE investors throughout the North West. He works with businesses ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 firms in senior level interim and permanent roles.

TalentEdge North - Hiring exceptional C-Suite, executive and senior level finance talent for permanent and interim opportunities across Manchester and the North West.
Abbie Smith

Director – TalentEdge North

Abbie is a co-founder and a director at TalentEdge North. She brings 10 years’ experience of hiring for interim and permanent roles across the North West and has partnered with some of the most successful, high profile businesses within the region. She’s passionate about helping finance leaders to identify best-in-class candidates that not only have incredibly relevant skills and experience but who are also closely aligned with the business’s culture and objectives.