Mark is the founder and hands on leader of the business.
After a short role in finance in the food industry, Mark enjoyed an outstanding career in accountancy and finance recruitment in Norfolk and East Anglia including as the former Business and Regional Manager of a national recruitment business.
He was voted ‘Best Newcomer’ in recruitment eighteen years ago and went on to coach, manage and lead one of their most successful branches in the UK, serving both accountancy and business candidates.
Mark is known for developing and valuing long term relationships, and for his rapport with people. In 2019, after twenty years in the corporate sector, he decided to follow his dream and set up his own business approaching his old finance lecturer and mentor Nigel Cushion to help him set up Keeler Recruitment. He works full time in Keeler, and aims to inspire the next generation of recruitment professionals.
Mark lives in Norwich, and has two young sons. Outside family, he loves kite surfing.
“Having worked in Finance
myself at senior and board level,
and having recruited finance
staff, I believe I have a good
understanding of the client side.
In addition I have strong views
on what makes a good finance
person from the perspective
of the chairman, the CEO,
the board and the shareholders.
I am delighted to be joining Mark
in this innovative new venture.”
– Nigel Cushion, Consultant and Mentor
Nigel works part time at Keeler Recruitment, leading on Finance Director Recruitment.
Nigel has 35 years experience in business. He is a former accountant at KPMG, and
has held nine board roles in the last ten years, including six as Chair and one as Financial Director. He is the former Chair of the Institute of Directors in Norfolk, former Lecturer in Business and Finance, and visiting Enterprise Fellow at UEA.
He came runner-up in the national NED awards by the Sunday Times. He has been listed in the ‘Who’s who of Britain’s Business Leaders’ and his work in Finance has been cited as best practice by HM Treasury, The Bank of England and The Institute of Directors.
Today Nigel works as a Chair, Mentor, Speaker, Author and Angel Investor. He is the Executive Chairman and Founder of mentoring business Nelsonspirit, and is currently working with over fifty CEOs and MDs across Norfolk, and internationally. He has a degree in Business Economics and Accounting from Southampton University, is a Leadership Fellow at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, and speaks all over the world on business and leadership. He has recently published his first book ‘Action Stations’. Nigel works part time at Keeler Recruitment, supporting Mark and leading on Financial Controller and Finance Director Recruitment.
He lives in Norwich and has two grown up sons. Outside family, he loves playing sport.
“I am passionate about providing an effective service to both clients and candidates through a personal and honest approach. I have a proven track record in senior finance recruitment gained both in a blue chip corporate setting and more recently a bespoke freelance business.
This experience will enable me to help develop and grow Keeler Recruitment with its unique offering in the market.”
– Suzi Reilly, Associate Director
Suzi works on levels 5, 6 & 7 covering the qualified end of the market for both candidates and clients offering a professional end to end service.
Suzi’s recruitment career started in 2000 when she joined a global, blue chip recruitment group. Working in a corporate environment for 16 years Suzi gained a wealth of experience within the Accountancy and Finance sector and was known for her business wins, relocation projects and business acumen at qualified level.
She worked in various locations across the UK before settling back in Norwich in 2005 to manage the Norwich, Kings Lynn and Peterborough markets.
In 2016 Suzi left the corporate environment to set up a freelance consultancy providing a bespoke service to fit the needs of her clients. Working for herself in this capacity has given her the opportunity to be creative and explore different areas of recruitment.
The combination of Suzi’s corporate background and freelance business is the perfect blend of experience to bring to Keeler Recruitment.
Suzi lives in Norwich and has two young daughters and a golden retriever. Outside family, Suzi is a season ticket holder at Norwich City Football Club and loves all forms of live entertainment especially the theatre.
“Having worked for one of Norfolk’s largest employers to attract and maintain talent, I feel I have a clear understanding of both client and candidates needs from an internal perspective.
My passion is to bring people
together and by working for Keeler Recruitment, I feel I can continue to fully support clients with their recruitment needs in a consultative way.””
– Amelia Hacking, Account Manager
Amelia works with Mark in the business on levels 1 – 4 alongside providing management for our partnership clients to ensure they are fully supported at all times.
After starting within the Recruitment industry as a trainee, Amelia brings seven years’ experience of working in two other consultancies and more recently, a period of time client side. As an
Account Manager, Amelia will help Mark manage the growing work with our partnership clients.
Amelia is a recognised member of the Institute of Recruiters Association which has helped her further her knowledge of recruitment industry and understand both candidates and clients’ needs alike.
She lives in Norwich and enjoys spending time with her family including dog ‘Billie’, playing sports and attending the gym.