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Lee Spink

Chief Executive

Lee is the Chief Executive and Head of Operations of Lawes Consulting Group. With many years at the forefront of Insurance Consulting his extensive business connections and knowledge enhances our network and plays an instrumental role in the continuous development of the Lawes brand.

He maintains a hands-on approach, acting as a mentor and facilitating the development of our Consultants. Collaborating with the Executive Search team, Lee oversees the process to research and executes tactical sourcing strategies to meet client's requirements.

Lee has held previous positions in sales and within the IT sector. An in depth understanding of IT infrastructure enables Lee to govern expansion projects and manage the technical operations involved in establishing new expansion opportunities.

Lee is married with two young sons and enjoys spending quality time with friends and family.

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Tel: 0203 727 2311

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Steven Lawes

Chief Executive

Steven is Chief Executive and Head of Sales and Delivery for Lawes Consulting Group. Operating from the forefront within the business, Steven remains a leading consultant within the insurance industry working on a daily basis with many of our key clients.

Steven has a passion and particular focus on client management and senior level Executive Search, for the London, UK and Global insurance market. Ensuring the highest level of professionalism is executed, he pieces together the best talent with our key clients. Steven possesses an unrivalled history of securing professionals at all levels from administration appointments through to Board Executive, Director Level and Team Moves.

A real team player, Steven takes great pride in developing, moulding and improving the Groups consultants ensuring impeccable standards and results are given to all of our clients and candidates.

Tel: 0203 727 2312

Mark Leverington

Regional Director

Mark is a highly experienced Recruitment Professional, possessing extensive knowledge of both the Lloyd's of London and Regional Insurance markets.

During his time at Lawes, Mark has built and now maintains working partnerships with some of the biggest names in the Industry and believes in an honest and open relationship between client, candidate and himself as the recruitment partner.

Mark is an integral member of the organisation and has assisted in the continual growth of the company brand from an initial niche supplier within the London Market to being the recruiter of choice for some of the most respected names in the industry. Following unprecedented success in his first few years with the Group Mark was invited to join the Board of Directors in early 2011.

Outside of the office Mark is a family man with three young children. Mark believes in promoting a healthy work/life balance built upon a successful career and happy home life.

Tel: 0203 727 2310

Jon Hunt

Senior Consultant

Jon specialises in the Recruitment of Brokers throughout the UK Insurance Market, from entry level through to Senior Directors. He joined Lawes Consulting Group in 2012 having previously worked for Aon, one of the UK's largest insurance brokers where he gained extensive industry knowledge.

Jon's geographical focus is predominantly within the Home Counties as well as within the London Market. As a result of his personable yet professional approach, Jon boasts strong client and candidate relations within the South East remit.

In his spare time Jon enjoys going to the gym and is a dedicated member of his local football team.

Tel: 0203 727 2317

Derrick Smart

Senior Partner

Derrick is a Senior Partner who joined Lawes Consulting Group in 2005 and specialises in recruiting Insurance professionals across both London and the South East of England where he is renowned for providing both candidates and clients with a high quality recruitment service. Derrick possesses strong London Market knowledge and due to the demand for Senior Professionals, has extended his duties to becoming a focused Executive Search Consultant.

Derrick continuously sources Senior Insurance Professionals, by identifying passive high achievers. He consistently upholds the highest levels of professionalism, attracting the most qualified and appropriate individuals.

In his spare time Derrick enjoys keeping fit, supporting his local London Football Club, Tottenham Hotspur, and spending time with his wife and son.

Tel: 0203 727 2315

David Colesby

Regional Director - Midlands and North

David is Regional Director for the Midlands & North, responsible for leading our team of experienced consultants who work with progressive organizations across the Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds and North East markets.

In addition to working with mid to senior level professionals, David’s focus is working with his clients on all recruitment matters including contingent projects, retained searches, senior hiring, team moves and human capital attraction.

Away from the office, David enjoys spending time with his partner and their children, travelling, sports and tending his marine aquarium.

Tel: 0121 272 3290

Hollie Goldhawk

Senior Partner

Hollie, a Senior Partner of Lawes Consulting Group, has been with the organisation since 2005 and is an integral member of the team.

Throughout her career Hollie has built professional partnerships with a number of Broking Houses as well as International Insurers throughout the UK. She takes pride in listening to both her clients and candidates and is consistently aiming to provide the highest level of service matching their requirements and expectations. Hollie regularly receives praise from candidates for her thorough understanding of their employment desires, both personally and professionally.

Away from work Hollie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, she is also a keen horse rider in her spare time.

Tel: 0203 727 2321

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Glenn Youens

Senior Consultant

Glenn has 18+ years' experience within the Insurance & Financial services sector in client and candidate facing roles and has the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. He is a professional Senior Insurance Consultant who is focused on providing an outstanding service.

With a strong emphasis towards the broking market, he is successful in securing appointments from Client Advisors and New Business Producers to Senior Level appointments. Excellent broker and insurer relationships which generate repeat business, are his key to success.

By using his exceptional knowledge of existing contacts, market research and a keen eye for finding the perfect candidate match, Glenn consistently exceeds his client's expectations.

Glenn likes nothing more than spending quality time with his wife and three children, Harvey, Amy and William. He is also a keen angler so enjoys spending his free time fishing.

Tel: 0203 727 2314

Glen Parker

Senior Consultant - Midlands & North Regions

Glen has worked for Lawes Consulting Group since June 2008.

He has worked his way up through the group and is now Senior Consultant covering the Midlands & North Regions.

Glen is very pro-active who gives 100% dedication to his role at Lawes Consulting Group and thrives on providing his clients and candidates alike with a first-class professional and personal service.

Outside of work Glen is a committed board member who supports the governing of his family owned football club Ware FC (Ryman North Division 1). He is happily married and a proud father of two children who he enjoys spending time with when not in the office...

Tel: 0203 727 2313

Charlie Prosser

Talent Management Team - Account Manager

Charlie has been at Lawes for a notable period of time and has established himself on the path to an exponential career in recruiting. Charlie is an articulate and tireless individual who has gained vital industry knowledge and has now become a crucial member of the Lawes team and has the ability to be a self-sufficient member of the recruiting team.

After achieving distinctions in business studies, Charlie decided that his skills and dedication would best benefit a company which would challenge him to exceed his clientele's expectations. Once Charlie joined Lawes he become part of the talent management team ensuring candidates and clients alike are best suited for a successful relationship and is indefatigable in his exertions to fulfil the requirements of both his clients and candidates.

In his spare time he enjoys socialising with his friends and from time to time attending classic car shows including Santapod.

Tel: 0203 727 2318

Alexander MacGinty

Senior Consultant

Alex has become a key member of the consulting team since joining Lawes and is striving to uphold and improve the high standards of the company as it continues to grow. He is an industrious, proactive and tenacious consultant with a sense of humour and self-confidence which has produced proven results in the past.

Possessing a comprehensive educational background, firstly at one of the country's finest public school's before moving onto university where he graduated with a 2:1 BA Honours degree in Modern History, Alex has now decided to move into the world of commerce. After a stint in the Oil and Gas industry and gaining sales experience in the Electrical Wholesale industry, Alex has firmly establishing himself within the recruitment sector and is au fait with both the recruitment and insurance markets.

In his spare time he enjoys playing for his local rugby club, where his performances are best described as mercurial! He also greatly enjoys reading and is also not a bad shot at clay pigeon shooting.

Tel: 0203 727 2320

Simon Farrell

Director London Market

Simon is a senior member of the team with 8 years headhunting experience as a specialist consultant. Previously he's supplied professionals within the building services and insurance industries. Simon also owned my own sales businesses giving me broad exposure to building professional relationships at all levels.

He's very particular in what he does and make sure the recruitment cycle is as straight forward and easy for everyone involved managing client and candidate expectations throughout. His focus is working with mid to senior level professionals within the Lloyds and London Market. Working closely with organisations, it allows him to provide a high level of attention and dedication to filling vacancies and ensuring the highest level of candidate suitability.

Simon has two girls and is a keen cyclist, runner and golfer. He likes to train and race in his spare time as well as spending quality time with his family.

Tel: 0203 727 2316

Matthew Gostling

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Matthew joined Lawes Group in the Summer of 2016 as a Trainee Recruiter and is looking to grow his career as Lawes Group continues to grow around him.

Matthew has chosen to specialise in insurance recruitment as he has a family background with numerous relatives and friends working within the insurance sector. He feels he can achieve the right blend of customer interaction within an industry he is already familiar with pursing a recruitment career with Lawes Consulting Group.

After achieving his A Levels Matthew travelled extensively around South East Asia and Australia where he learnt a number of different skills that he can now nurture and develop into the world of recruitment. Matthew is a confident and articulate young man and is determined to succeed in his recruitment career.

In his spare time Matthew is a keen sportsman, undertaking football, cricket and golf whilst being an avid Tottenham Hotspurs fan.

Tel: 0203 727 2316

Charlie Kerswell


Charlie joined Lawes in the Autumn of 2016 as part of our Apprenticeship programme. Having finished his Education Charlie joined Lawes to begin his professional career and has shown confidence and knowledge far beyond his years.

Charlie is always eager to learn and brings passion, integrity, professionalism along with a personal touch to everything he does with clients and candidates. Charlie is now determined to build a strong and robust relationship with key clients throughout the marketplace.

In his spare time he enjoys going to see Arsenal Football Club. Charlie also manages a Youth Football team and spends his spare time training and coaching this young side to progress. He is looking to bring this ongoing development plan approach to his work at Lawes and we look forward to him becoming an integral team member over the months and years ahead.

Tel: 0203 727 2322

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