Meet the Team

Lindsay Mitchell

I am an energetic and accomplished MD with considerable experience within the recruitment industry. With strong vision, my key strength is being tenacious in building new business, serving customer loyalty, and forging strong relationships with external business partners.

My real success stems from aligning cultural fit and combining this with a mission is to deliver an unrivalled service to clients and candidates. I believe that both parties deserve to deal with a real person rather than a faceless recruitment brand. This is why l personally love visiting our client’s premises to get a real feel for their company culture. My intuition plays a key role here and comes from many years’ experience placing a variety of support roles in an even wider range of business environments.

I play a very active role within the business, working on numerous campaigns for some leading blue-chip companies.

Although our business has faced challenges over the last 2 years, with hard work, determination, integrity and humour my team have continued to hold a special place in the hearts of many excellent clients and candidates in the city.

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Alex Mitchell

A highly confident & capable Industrial, Logistics, Transport & Technical Director with over 20 years’ experience. Working & delivering solutions in a managerial & consultative capacity to National Distribution Centres, Transport Divisions & Warehouses, and manufacturing plants.

Consultative in approach I have significant knowledge of my sectors both within operations & recruitment, utilising this knowledge & experience I operate with integrity & provide tailored recruitment solutions that fit your organisational needs & attract best available talent.

I take a hands-on approach to my division and the business as a whole ensuring that you will always have that expert knowledge advice & support throughout the recruitment process. I believe with my knowledge, experience, passion & drive I bring more than just an agency approach to your recruitment needs I bring true expertise that allows “An ordinary experience to become extraordinary”.

Out of work I am a passionate Rugby Coach, Golfer & family man who enjoys developing people to achieve their best potential

John Clarke

I Started recruitment in 2002 as an Internal Recruitment Manager for Vodafone and was responsible for Volume recruitment across Birmingham, Stoke, Warrington sites. Following redundancy, I joined an external agency to develop a specialist call centre division and remained with them until 2017.

On a night out I reconnected with Lindsay whom I had previously worked with an we discussed how we could offer a better recruitment solution to clients & Xpert Recruitment Solutions was born. 5 years later I feel privileged to work at Xpert & continue my true passion of resourcing.

I Pride myself on being client & candidate focused and work to exceeding your expectations throughout the recruitment process. Passionate about my business and people we aim to provide adaptable tailored recruitment solutions to all our clients.

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Kat Donkin

Having spent the last 13 years within a Customer service / Marketing setting,  I have always had a passion for recruitment and resourcing wanting to genuinely improve the candidate & client experience throughout the process. Being a Consultant ticks all my boxes and allows me to utilise my skills in holistic way to benefit my clients & candidates to source and find best talent along with best matched roles within Staffordshire & South Cheshire.

I see myself as an excellent communicator & listener client & candidates being central to my decision making and always inclusive. Working at Xpert I have found the perfect role and know as I grow in knowledge & experience, I can genuinely make a difference within the field of recruitment. Xpert Recruitment will support this through training, development & support in me achieving my REC Qualification ensuring I have the right skills and knowledge to be an “Xpert” consultant and can continue to be a true consultant to candidates and clients.

Ambre Barlow

I consider myself to be confident, outgoing & friendly with a passion for people & zest for life. My passions are working with people & forging excellent meaningful relationships. When I joined recruitment at Xpert I knew this was the right career for me and am thriving in a positive environment that put people at the centre of everything they do.

Candidates are at the very heart of what I do and love the challenge of matching candidates to jobs that suit their needs. Having never done recruitment before Xpert’s continued programme of development coaching & training ensures I will always be the best I can be & provide true support to clients & candidates within legislation.

Lindsay & Alex as Directors will sponsor me to be REC Qualified & are offering a structured career path. I feel that being a recruitment consultant allows me to utilise my personality, passions & love of people to make a real impact to our community & our service users.

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Claire Poole

Xpert Recruitment Solutions Payroll & Accounts Coordinator, loving all things Accounts!! I support the business managing the payroll of all temporary workers along with the accounts & finance of the business.

Working at Xpert allows me to continue with my ongoing studies of accounting and enables me to apply the theory to practice in my day to day role whilst supporting our workers, candidates and clients with a single point of contact.

Currently looking to complete my AAT Level 3 Accountancy qualification. Working part time, I manage to balance the loves of my life, being a mum & developing my career in Finance. Blessed with a quick wit & what some consider a quirky personality.