Donna Barnes 


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Donna has over 15 years’ experience recruiting within senior level Commercial, Sales & Marketing and HR Sectors. She is known for her open and honest approach. Donna’s main objective is to work with clients to ensure that they achieve their desired outcome.

As well as being a very experienced manager she is also a passionate hands on recruiter.


Here are some examples of the Blue Chip organisations that Donna has worked with Toshiba Corporation, Biffa Waste Management, Royal Mail, Tulip Foods, Headcount Worldwide Field Marketing, Tyco and Serco.
These are just a few of the organisations Donna has and continues to work with.


Stephen Thomson

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Stephen’s main sector of expertise is Engineering and Technical, He has gained his knowledge through working in this industry for over 14 years. He has developed a solid reputation within the food manufacturing sector -in Devon and Cornwall. He’s been able to expand on this experience to offer national coverage. He has a client base including prestigious companies such as Tulip Foods, Samworth Brothers Distribution, Vion Foods, Tamar Foods, Kensey Foods, Duchy Desserts, Harrier LLC, Pipex PX, Polestar Wheaton, David S Smith PLC amongst others.
Stephen covers disciplines ranging from Multi Skilled Engineers, Production Supervision and Management, Supply Chain Management, Health and Safety, Technical managers, Hygiene, Quality control, and Continuous Improvement.

During his time spent with Astra he has developed an approach that offers a tailored service in order to match each individual clients’ specific requirements. Because he has a passion for the industry, offering a consultative approach he attracts high profile clients and candidates who are able to trust in the service they receive.


Brian Rossiter


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Brian specialises in the supply of temporary, contract and permanent staff at all levels within the Construction and related industries across the Devon, Cornwall and Plymouth areas.
He has spent 7 years recruiting for many of the top companies within the Construction industry such as the Apollo Group, Mansell PLC, Midas Group, Kier Group, ISG Pearce and Cowlin Construction specialising in positions ranging from, Construction Manager, Estimating Manager, Land Buyer, Contracts Manager, Project Manager, Site Manager Managing Surveyor, Project Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor to Site Supervisor, Site Foreman and Finishing Foreman, Trades & Labour, covering the whole of the UK. Brian is focused on finding the best talent to fit the ethos of your company and works in a highly personal way to tailor the recruitment solution that will work best for your organisation including retained assignment and project management.

To discuss your circumstances and needs, please contact Brian on 01752 775494 or alternatively via email on


Carol McGeary 


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Carol has over 15 years’ recruiting experience. She is know within her specialist sectors as being an exceptionally professional individual who goes the extra mile to ensure she finds the right fit for both both candidate and client.

Carol has been successful in resourcing ,Production Directors, Managers,Supply Chain, Buyers Logistics, Superintendents, Operations Directors, Managers, Facilities, Distribution and IT infrastructure




Jarek Grzeskowiak

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Technology recruitment consultant experienced in sourcing and recruiting for various roles within software development, systems and infrastructure, business intelligence and data warehouse development, project and programme management, web design and development as well as electronic and embedded software engineering.

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 Jarek can help find your perfect fit.


All of our consultants working within the individual teams have been hand- picked to provide the very best skills and industry knowledge. Our Consultants are backed up by an excellent back office team ensuring you receive the best attention and service at all times.


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