Management Team

Carole Martin

Managing Director

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. 

Elly Leeds

PA to the Managing Director

elly.leeds@rms-recruitment.co.uk

Joined RMS in November 2010

 

Elly joined RMS in November 2010 with 20 years’ experience of working at CEO and board level.

An extremely strong and well qualified PA, 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 very well organised. She is very technically savvy and is often the go to person when it comes to problem solving!

Interesting fact: Elly once featured in the Times Newspaper!

Leon Butt

Finance Manager

leon@rms-recruitment.co.uk

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 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.

Nikki Butt

HR & Recruitment Manager

nikki.butt@rms-recruitment.co.uk

Joined RMS in September 2004

 

A longstanding and extremely important cog in the business, Nikki has been with RMS over 13 years.

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!

Jo Payne

Senior HR Operations Manager 

jo.payne@rms-recruitment.co.uk

Joined RMS in September 2009

 

A highly experienced and skilled HR professional, Jo joined RMS in September 2009.

Jo is responsible for 5 Automotive sites across the UK and regularly deals with high level OEM and tier 1 organisations. She is extremely professional in her role and has provided fantastic support on site to our clients and candidates a like when it comes to any issues such as disciplinaries, grievances, policies, procedures, large recruitment drives and strategic management.  Jo also works closely with Carole and Nikki to ensure operations on site are ran efficiently and is a key member of the management team here at RMS.

Interesting fact: Jo is a keen traveller and previously had a year out to explore Australia and Asia.

Chris Allinson

Operations & Business Development Manager

chris.allinson@rms-recruitment.co.uk

Joined RMS in August 2016

 

An ambitious and enthusiastic member of the management team, Chris joined RMS in August 2016.

Chris has worked in the Recruitment industry for over 5 years and is very well networked in the Engineering industry having completed an apprenticeship with Oceaneering Inspection.

After studying and gaining an LLB Law Degree and CIPD HR qualifications, Chris is very knowledgeable in employment law and operational management practices. Chris is responsible for new business generation and for promoting the RMS brand and its services to the wider audience. He also works closely with Carole and Nikki to ensure operations are ran efficiently and profitably across the UK.

Interesting fact: Chris is a keen sportsman having represented England youth teams at Cricket and Squash.

Laura Murdoch

HR Operations Manager – South

laura.murdoch@rms-recruitment.co.uk

Joined RMS in April 2011

 

A knowledgeable and very astute HR professional, Laura joined the RMS team in April 2011.

Laura is RMS’ contact for all legal matters and contractual issues. She is very experienced when it comes to contract and employment law regulations and is always attending numerous courses in order to remain up to date with legislation. In her role, Laura works closely with Carole, Jo and the rest of the on site Managed Services team to ensure operations are ran smoothly and is a key contact at the Southampton site for RMS.

Interesting fact: Laura is a keen sportswomen and competed as a show jumper in her teens.

Nicky Tooke

HR Operations Manager – Midlands

nicky.tooke@rms-recruitment.co.uk

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 3 Midlands site locations for RMS. 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!