Contact via Elly Leeds
Started the business in November 2000
As the owner of RMS, Carole is extremely ambitious and strives for the highest standards when it comes to driving the RMS brand forward.
Carole has been involved in the Recruitment and HR industry for over 25 years and has a wealth of senior executive level experience. Carole has successfully tendered for business, won numerous awards and dealt with many prestigious Automotive organisations.
Interesting fact: Carole does a lot of fundraising and has recently completed the amazing achievement of walking the full 190 miles of the ‘Wainwrights Coast 2 Coast’ in just 6 days to raise funds for PTSD Resolution.
Joined RMS in November 2010
Elly joined RMS in November 2010 as an Executive Assistant with 20 years’ experience of working at CEO and board level.
An extremely strong and well qualified Executive Assistant, Elly is an invaluable member of the RMS team. Elly works closely with Carole and takes on several tasks at any given time, meaning she is well organised. She is very technically savvy and is often the go to person when it comes to problem solving! Elly is always looking for ways to strategically expand and improve company working techniques, as well as supporting clients with effective insight, analysis and recommendations.
Interesting fact: Elly once featured in the Times Newspaper!
Joined RMS in November 2000
One of the longest standing members of the team, Leon has been with the business since day one and has been a huge part of developing RMS into what it is today.
Leon has responsibility for Finance, Payroll and IT, as well as being involved in overall executive level operations. As part of the senior management team Leon leads a number of change initiatives and projects within the Finance arena, as well as setting and driving the strategic direction for the company.
Interesting facts: Leon was part of the British Army for 6 years. He is also a keen Golfer and member of Darlington Golf Club.
Joined RMS in September 2004
A longstanding and extremely important cog in the business, Nikki has been with RMS since 2004.
Nikki is a major force behind delivering a first class service to our clients as part of the senior management team. She has tremendous knowledge of the HR and recruitment industry, and is the hub within RMS when it comes to operational support and guidance. Nikki is a key decision maker within RMS when it comes to recruitment and operational decisions and is constantly looking at ways to drive the business forward.
Interesting fact: Nikki is related to Fergal Sharkey – thats why she has a good heart!
Regional HR Operations Director
Joined RMS in November 2010
A professional and knowledgeable HR Manager with over 25 years experience in the Manufacturing and Automotive industries, Nicky joined RMS in November 2010.
Having spent much of her career in the fast paced and demanding Engineering sector, Nicky currently manages our contract at Peterlee. She regularly deals with executive senior management clients and has experience dealing with such things as disciplinaries, grievances, policies, procedures, large recruitment drives and strategic management. Nicky comes from a strong Automotive background having worked for BMW in Thorne for over 6 years.
Interesting fact: With a nickname of ‘Tequila Tooke’, Nicky is a big fan of Tequila!
Regional Sales Manager
Joined RMS in June 2022
A recent member of the team, James brings 17 years’ engineering & technical recruitment experience serving candidates, clients, and projects across the energy sector; hydrocarbons, chemicals, wind Energy, hydrogen/CCS and mining & metals.
James has a passion for networking and building positive, lasting client relationships. James works closely with all areas of our business to define new business opportunities and to drive growth and takes a lead role in representing and promoting RMS at industry events.