Meet the team
As we are in the business of finding the best people to work for other companies, we know for a fact that we have found the best for ours too! Our team of talented individuals come from a range of industry backgrounds and, with well over 100 years of combined recruitment and asbestos experience, we are here to ensure our site operatives and clients receive a dedicated and supportive level of service that is second-to-none.
James has been a professional in the asbestos and construction industry all of his life and originally started his career at Jewson’s on a toolhire and sales apprenticeship. James has spent the rest of his career to date within the sales and business development sector. He started working in the asbestos industry in 2008, when he started with SMH Products who were a market leader within the consumables sector and has since worked for a recruitment company and analytical company, both within the asbestos industry. With sales and business development always at the front of his mind, James is always determined to offer a valuable and unrivalled service, of which has been proven with the volume of business to quickly land at J & L Recruitment since starting in 2014.
Position: Managing Director
Born in: London
Hobbies & Interests: Golf, Shooting, Fishing, Football & Movies
Iphone’s most played song: ACDC – Back in Black
Favourite Programme and Movie: Only Fools and Horses / Wolf of Wall Street
Jamie started his career as an Key Account Manager with Windsor Waste Management in 2011 servicing clients with their Asbestos Waste requirements, before taking on the position of Sales Director (South) with SMH Products in 2016. In 2018 Jamie stepped into a Branch Manager role with Beacon International who soon became the market leaders in the provision of Asbestos Consumables and Asbestos Hire Equipment servicing all clients in the South. Jamie always kept in contact with the team at J&L Recruitment as he was one of the founding members back in 2014. At that time, Jamie chose to continue his exciting career at Windsor Waste, but with the new requirement of a Director at J&L Recruitment, Jamie’s appointment was unquestionable. When the opportunity to come back and become a part of the industries leading recruitment agency was presented, it was one offer he couldn’t turn down. Jamie looks forward to be a part of the success that has been achieved at J&L Recruitment thus far.
Position: Operations Director
Born in: Essex
Hobbies & Interests: Football, NFL & Movies
Iphone’s most played song: Linkin Park – In The end
Favourite Programme and Movie: Friends / Step Brothers
Kay has been a Recruitment Specialist for many years and is so committed to what she does, that she has passed many courses similar to the people we place, such as NVQ’s, asbestos removal refresher, office and management courses – and is soon to jump on her advanced managers course. This allows Kay to identify and understand the industry and never to be one with ‘wool over her eyes’. Kay joined J & L Recruitment from the start as a Consultant and has bought her experience and skills and used them to identify the quality of candidates we place. Kay takes great pleasure speaking with clients, and identifying their needs, which in turn gives her great satisfaction of knowing the client will be pleased with the candidates. Kay has often been known to work through the night to ensure clients are not let down.
Position: Director of Asbestos Recruitment
Born in: Teeside
Hobbies & Interests: Manchester United, Partying & Eating Out
Iphone’s most played song: N-Trance – Set You Free
Favourite Programme and Movie: Geordie Shore / Armageddon
Megan joined the team in December 2019 and is a newbie to the asbestos industry. Megan has previous experience within recruitment, having been a Recruitment Consultant for 3 years before joining us. Megan enjoys working within the industry and receives job satisfaction from speaking to a variety of people including candidates and clients. Megans expertise lie within delivering excellent customer service, which falls perfectly inline with J&L Recruitment’s values. Moving to J&L Recruitment has allowed Megan to expand her skill-set into more of the compliance side of the business, dealing with pay run’s and other office processes.
Position: Office Manager
Born in: Ipswich
Hobbies & Interests: Gym, Music & Socialising with Friends
Iphone’s most played song: Summer Walker and Drake – Girls Need Love (Remix)
Favourite Programme & Movie: Come Dine with Me / Girls Trip
Alonzo has had a varied career in sales for the first 20 years of his working life; from door to door sales, to selling full server/computer packages, and managing bluechip clients like BetFred and Capital Radio. In 2003, he took a change in direction and started working as an Operative in the asbestos industry. Having worked his way up to Asbestos Supervisor, it was time for a new challenge which led to the move into recruitment. Alonzo has recently settled at J&L Recruitment as an Asbestos Recruitment Consultant. He hopes that his past experience on the tools will help him to assist J&L Recruitment in growing their business and building stronger relationships with new clients, by using his knowledge to offer a more focused service for the end users. Both client and candidate!
Position: 360 Asbestos Recruitment Consultant
Born in: Dublin
Hobbies & Interests: Grandfather Duties, Concerts & Film Fanatic
Ipod’s most played song: I stream via Tidal Play over a millions songs that I love!!
Favourite Programme & Movie: Breaking Bad / Godfather
Lauren started her asbestos career in 2019; at J&L Recruitment. Lauren first started her career at B&Q as a Customer Service Advisor and is well trained when interacting with some of the industries finest. Her whole career up to now has consisted of customer service and administration duties, including working for Lloyds Bank and AXA previously. During this time, she trained hard to achieve her Cabin Crew Diploma which worked on her communication and interpersonal skills along with building her confidence. Over the years she has built her skills within customer service and administration which has set her up for the position she is in today. Lauren has settled into her role extremely well and is improving every day.
Position: Sales / Office Support
Born in: Essex
Hobbies & Interests: Cars, Photography & Horse Riding
Iphone’s most played song: UB40 – Here I am (Come Take Me)
Favourite Programme & Movie: Italian Job / Only Fools & Horses