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Emma launched Elite Staffing Solutions in January 2015 in order to bring a fresh new approach to recruitment within specialist sectors. Emma is passionate about providing the highest level of service to clients and candidates and acting with integrity and transparency.
Born and raised in Somerset, Emma commenced her career within the insurance industry working for a UK leading Private Medical Insurer. Having relocated to West Sussex she spent over 5 years working for a highly successful, independent high street recruitment agency and progressed from Commercial Resourcer through to Branch Manager and was one of their most successful consultants. Following a move back to Somerset in 2010, Emma returned to work in General Insurance where she became part-Diploma qualified and developed and managed a team of Account Executives and Account Handlers. Emma worked with veterinary, dental and GP practices throughout the UK dealing with both their insurance needs but also in creating and managing their monthly health plans giving her a broad understanding of these markets.
Emma enjoys bringing new people into the recruitment industry from relevant backgrounds and training them according to the Elite values.
Emma is wife to Alastair, mum to 4-year-old Martha and 2 year old Harry so has become an expert juggler! Business is her main hobby alongside trips with family and the occasional run!
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Senior Recruitment Consultant
Sophie joined Elite in July 2016 as a Recruitment Consultant. Cert CII qualified and possessing over 8 years Insurance experience, Sophie specialises in recruiting staff for this specialist sector. In addition, alongside Emma, she has worked providing services to the Veterinary and healthcare industries for these 8 years so is lending her knowledge to recruiting for our other niche sectors.
Sophie has a wealth of experience in relationship management having been a highly successful Account Executive and recruited staff into her own team as a Department Manager. She is passionate, driven and works tirelessly for her clients.
In her own time, Sophie enjoys spending time with English Bulldog Arthur!
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Francesca De Pasquale
Francesca joined Elite in July 2018, as a Recruitment Consultant. Previously to this, she spent 11 years in the Insurance sector, specialising in risk management and fraud prevention. Francesca has a BA (hons) Degree in Criminology and a Master’s degree in Fraud Management.
Francesca is experienced in Operational and People Management and is skilled at building relationships.
Helping others is one of Francesca’s passions and this transfers into her work in the recruitment industry, where she always thrives to do the very best for her clients and candidates.
Whilst much of Francesca’s free time is spent being a mum to her two children Arlo and Mila, she also enjoys country walks with her cocker spaniel Jackson, boxing training and practising mindfulness.
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Adam joined the team in January 2019 following a highly successful career in the insurance industry. Adam commenced his career in insurance working for one of the UK’s leading private medical insurance companies before moving into general insurance broking in 2007 where he gained Cert CII qualifications. Adam has an in depth knowledge of a variety of roles having worked as both a Claims Handler and an Account Handler. Adam is passionate about providing exceptional service to clients and remaining calm in any situation! Adam will be bringing his skills to the insurance division, sourcing high calibre candidates and supporting clients through their recruitment process.
Adam is husband to Carrie and has a son called Archie and a cat called Luna. In his spare time, as well as being an active family man Adam or ‘Dave’ as he is affectionately known likes amateur dramatics, badminton, fishing, photography and still finds the time to support Liverpool FC.
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Tanya joined the Elite family in February 2017 initially as a Resourcing Administrator where she focused upon generating and acting as initial contact to all of our candidates.
Following two successful years at Elite, Tanya is IRP Level 2 qualified in Recruitment Resourcing and became an Account Manager in January 2019 and now looks after all of our office support vacancies, providing support to both candidates and clients.
Tanya also has an active involvement in our Marketing activities and is our social media guru and also finds time to support Emma and Francesca with their divisions. A real life wonder woman!
Being a former PE teacher, Tanya is passionate about sport and fitness and is heavily involved in Taunton Vale Hockey Club.
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Having moved to Taunton, Janet joined Elite Staffing Solutions at its formation as the Financial Controller. Janet is fundamental in the ensuring all of the company’s financial matters are well looked after and the overall smooth running of the office enabling Emma, Sophie and Tanya to focus all of their efforts on their clients and candidate needs.
Janet has spent her working life in accounts and book keeping. For some years she supported her husband in running a very successful business in Yeovil before selling in 1991. She spent a short time enjoying some time off before deciding that she needed to get back to work and was Administration Manager for a large local nursing home until a change of management when she decided to go back to college and do a Higher Diploma in Administrative Procedures. Following this she joined a local accountancy firm and became AAT qualified by experience after working in accounts and taxation for many years.
Janet and her husband David are very involved in the local Baptist Church, love looking after their growing brood of grandchildren and in their limited spare time enjoy caravanning and walking their border terrier.
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