Nicola joined Interim & Executive Professionals in June 2016, bringing with her almost 20 years of experience in NHS recruitment and search. Born and raised in Scotland, Nicola moved to London in 1998 after graduating, rapidly rising to Manager at Michael Page International. She then spent 10 years at Allen Lane as Director of their NHS business focusing predominantly on Finance but also starting up businesses in HR, IT and Commissioning and playing a key role in the Company’s growth from 5 people to a successful team of 30.
Nicola’s strengths and passion lie in identifying and recruiting quality executive level talent into the NHS, working with a tight network of excellent professionals and using her experience within the NHS to understand the challenges her clients and candidates face to provide them with innovative and practical solutions to their problems. Over a 20 year period, Nicola’s success has developed through recommendations and repeat business from her reputation for hard work, strong values, honest approach and high standards.
Outside of work Nicola loves spending time with her husband, twin daughters and extended family. She is happy to bore anyone who asks about her netball team and also loves running, football, skiing and going to the theatre and is partial to the odd glass of wine.
Giles founded Interim & Executive Professionals with the belief that clients and candidates can get much more added value from a recruitment business when consultants have extensive experience and knowledge of that sector. With a strong understanding of the Healthcare market, and more importantly the talent within it, Giles has proven to be a trusted partner to many organisations looking for the best talent in the market.
Giles is very proud of that fact that the success of Interim Professionals has been built on long-standing relationships and referrals. This repeat business is testament to the levels of service and the quality of candidates that Giles can offer his clients.
The recruitment journey for Giles started 18 years ago and has largely been NHS and Healthcare focussed but also a stint internationally as well. The last 8 years have been dedicated to building a network and reputation in the senior NHS and Healthcare markets.
Always giving an honest and personal service Giles strives to provide industry leading standards with a long-term approach based on mutual respect.
"Through spending time talking to the candidates they were able to gain an understanding of the expectations of the role, and I could be sure that all those who were shortlisted for interview were keen to be appointed and were fully briefed as to what would be required of them. I was delighted with the outcome of the process."Jenny Greenshields Director of Finance, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
“I have used Giles to recruit on several occasions and have always found him to be extremely responsive. He is particularly attentive and takes the time to dig into the role and to understand the type of individual that will fit with your organisation.”Joe Smyth Programme Director NW London CCG Collaboration
“It’s rare to find a recruitment consultant who knows the NHS so well and works with integrity, professionalism, honesty and someone I can trust. Nicola stands out from the competition in how she got to grips with the brief, she is thorough and efficient and I highly rate her ability to recruit people who will add value to my team.”Bimal Patel Deputy Chief Financial Officer - London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust