A Track Record To Be Proud Of

Competition, regulation, acquisition and innovation-in-technology continue to create huge challenges for our clients. Our specialist recruitment knowledge and wealth of experience means businesses can rely on us to assist them in responding to change, trusting that we can provide the expert talent they need to evolve.

We understand that our clients are under pressure to deliver on projects and it's our experience and efficiency that gives them the right people to drive results and realise their business objectives.

Our consultants have unrivalled personal networks, supported by a diligently indexed business and skills database, ensuring we can access active and passive candidates with the right skills and attributes at the right time.

35 years of industry experience has enabled our customers to benefit from the detailed insight we provide into all aspects of the recruitment process. Our knowledge enables clients to approach staffing and people management with strategy and confidence.

We are proud of the continuity, excellent service, specialist recruitment knowledge and informed market intelligence we have become widely known for.

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What Makes Us Who We Are

Highams have been sourcing specialist Business and Technology Transformation professionals for the Insurance, Life & Pensions, Wealth Management sectors since 1983. We are known for six key character traits:

  • Efficiency

  • Collaboration

  • Integrity

  • Expertise

  • Transperency

  • Delivery

  • Mark de Lacy

    Mark de Lacy

    Sales Director

    Having joined Highams in 1990 as a recruiter of IT professionals specialising in the Life and Pensions sector, Mark was responsible for the development of a wide range of major blue chip clients. As Sales Director Mark is hands-on in his approach to clients and candidates alike, keeping abreast of all new regulatory change, sector skills and industry trends.

  • Karen Thibeault

    Karen Thibeault

    Managing Director

    After joining Highams in 2007 as a Business Studies graduate, Karen started her career within resourcing before progressing to Operations Manager and now her current role of Managing Director.

  • Denise Morris

    Denise Morris

    Insurance Practice Lead - Strategic Accounts

    For over 20 years Denise has been a leading General Insurance consultant and has serviced and retained a number of well-known blue chip insurance sector clients. Denise provides a strong network of industry professionals allied to unrivalled Insurance sector knowledge.

  • Rupert Morton

    Rupert Morton

    Wealth Management Practice Lead

    An economics graduate, Rupert joined Highams in 2011 to expand the Wealth Management division, bringing his professional knowledge and quality in service levels to Highams clients. Rupert is responsible for leading the Wealth Management team and drives exceptional delivery and work standards for both clients and candidates.

  • Susanne Castle

    Susanne Castle

    Insurance Account Development Manager

    During Susanne’s 23 years with Highams, Susanne has worked with a range of leading Insurance & Software providers, Underwriters and Brokers, forging long term business relationships with a comprehensive network of Insurance industry professionals. Susanne recruits both permanent and contract roles across Business and Technology Transformation Programmes.

  • Susan Browne

    Susan Browne

    Life & Pensions Account Development Manager

    Susan is an experienced Account Development Manager with over 18 years’ experience at Highams specialising predominantly in the Life & Pensions industry. Susan has a strong background in recruitment of both contract and permanent roles; such as Project/Programme Managers, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, Test Analysts, PMO and Pension Analysts.

  • Charlie Holt-Staplehurst

    Charlie Holt-Staplehurst

    Insurance Practice Specialist

    Charlie joined Highams in January 2016 to focus on Business Analyst and Project Management appointments within the Lloyd's of London Market. Charlie has enjoyed nearly 10 years in the recruitment industry, seeing consistent success in all of her niches in both consultancy and in-house roles. Having worked for both the client direct and as a consultant, Charlie knows first-hand the day-to-day struggles hiring managers face, which makes her your perfect recruitment partner.

  • Claire Weller

    Claire Weller

    Accounts Assistant

    Reaching over 10 years with Highams, Claire joined the team in 2006 and is a part-time Accounts Assistant. Forming part of the finance team, Claire is tasked with assisting accounts and contractor payments for the company.

  • Natasha Eyles

    Natasha Eyles

    Sales and Operations Administrator

    Natasha joined Highams in 2004 forming part of the Business Support unit, quickly becoming a dedicated and efficient member of the team. Now operating as the Sales & Operations Administrator, Natasha oversees the requirements of the Sales & Ops team as well as contract administration, IT & database support.