Team

Donna Barnes

Meet our Operations Director

I am an extremely passionate, focused and inspirational business owner and recruiter who believes in giving exceptional customer service. If you want a bespoke personal recruitment solution then look no further. As our company ethos supports I am continuously striving for Mutual Success.

Having started Astra Recruitment 4 years ago I have now grown it to a 2 company group with 11 staff. My vision is to continue with this aggressive growth strategy to enable us to offer a truly total recruitment package to all of our clients.

Harry Fry

Meet our Technology & Software Development Recruitment Specialist

Oscar Bennetts

Meet our Recruitment Consultant across Logistics and Sales

Sue Cowan

Meet our Industrial Recruitment Specialists

Jane Bassett

Meet our Payroll and Accounts

Carol McGeary

Meet our Business Development Director

As well as being a company Director Carol also recruits within our Hospitality and Leisure and Waste divisions

Having been in the recruitment industry for over 20 years Carol has a wealth of knowledge as well as a very loyal and diverse candidate following.

Carol's main experience is within the Hospitality and Leisure sector where she managed recruitment campaigns for most of the major players.

Carol also recruits within our Waste division where we specialise in providing sales and management staff.

Kim Lewis

Meet our Logistics Specialists

In a previous position Kim started the Logistics Recruitment desk and grew it to be one of the companies’ best performing teams in less than 18 months.

Having moved from one of the Nation’s most successful recruitment companies with offices worldwide, she has taken the decision to join Astra Recruitment because of our open and honest approach to recruitment and our fun yet professional environment which is also enjoyed by our clients and candidates alike.

She is totally dedicated to finding the right candidate the right job with the right company and always have an eye for advancement of my candidates to benefit my clients.

She has successfully placed candidates with John Lewis, Asda, Koch West House, Robert Wiseman Dairies and many other National operators but she also enjoys working with smaller companies and family businesses, Her goal is always to find the right person for the right job and this is what motivates her every day.

If you have a role or if you are looking to take the next step in your career in Logistics the please get in touch.

Simon Pitt

Meet our Sales and Marketing Consultant

Jarek Grzeskowiak

Meet our Technology & Software Development Senior Recruitment Specialist

Jarek is a technology recruitment consultant experienced in sourcing and recruiting for various permanent roles within following areas; software development, systems and infrastructure administration, business intelligence and data warehouse development, project and programme management, web design and development, electronics, embedded software engineering as well as managerial roles at various levels.

Whether you are an expert or a graduate - if you are going to make the next step in your career or enter the World of work in the IT industry and you seek for truly consultative recruitment service please do not hesitate to contact Astra IT.

Brian Rossiter

Meet our Projects Manager

Brian specialises in delivering recruitment projects for companies across the UK and is focused on finding the best talent to fit the ethos of your company. He works in a highly personal way to tailor the recruitment solution that will work best for your organisation and has a proven track record of successful, on-time, project delivery.

Whatever your needs, Brian will be happy to meet with you so that he can understand your requirements and be able to identify the best solutions for you.

We are able to manage everything during a project:

Advertising, marketing and PR for your company and the roles
Initial screening and selection of candidates
Right to work and compliance checks for candidates
Interview Days/Assessment Centres
Final offers
Facilitation and co-ordination of training for successful starters with your company

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