About us

Meet our close-knit team

icon-employeeAt the heart of any organisation are its people. Lead Talent boast an expert team of smart, friendly and down to earth individuals who are passionate about what they do.

Yorkshire born and bred, we are a friendly, straight talking bunch who will always do our very best to side step jargon and corporate waffle and just talk to you in plain English, maintaining honesty and transparency at every turn.

Scroll down to learn a little more about the team and what makes them tick.

Patrick Maloney ~ Founder & Director

Patrick provides Senior Management mentoring and strategic planning support to a portfolio of businesses that are looking to develop and grow their businesses. Drawing on over 25 years experience in the Recruitment and Staffing industry at both senior management and board level, Patrick is consistently described by his colleagues and his clients as an “exceptional and inspirational leader”.

Founded in … the peoples republic of South Yorkshire
Regulary found in … Lagos, Algarve
Happiest when … holding a cigar and a slim gin
Favourite place … west coast of America
Recruitment Pet Hates … Bullshit and egomaniacs
Says … ”Always surround yourself with positive people”
Patrick’s profileDownload PDF
Mobile: 0771 5326502
Email: patrick.maloney@lead-talent.co.uk

Emma Tolley ~ Head of Recruitment

Emma is proud to have worked in the recruitment industry for over 24 years. Brimming with integrity with a genuine passion for people and the recruitment industry. Who better to help you find talented individuals for your business, or work alongside you on your next career move?

Founded in … Leeds Born and Bred
Regularly found in … the Yorkshire countryside walking my chocolate Cockerpoo Reggie
Happiest when … being pampered in a Spa
Favourite place … New York
Recruitment pet hates … when recruiters forget the importance of candidates
Says … “When you’re moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star (to quote Stevie Wonder)”

Mobile: 07703 464 690
Email: emma.tolley@lead-talent.co.uk

Katie Beebe ~ Headhunting and Recruitment

With over 8 years agency experience of Account Management, Katie now works within the ‘Talent’ side of the business at Lead Talent. Working hard to ensure the right Career, Company and Culture fit for our candidates and clients.

Founded in … Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Regularly found … Harrogate with my family and friends (I’m a home bird)
Happiest with … spending time with my husband and daughter
Favourite place … Maldives
Pet hates … people who change their mind at the last minute
Says … “Believe in yourself and it will happen”

Mobile: 07597 424568
Email: katie.beebe@lead-talent.co.uk

David Davies ~ Head of Training

David has spent over 17 years in the recruitment industry working in both the Operations and Learning and Development arena with both large, corporate organisations and SME’s. David, an award-winning trainer is a result focused trainer and has a genuine passion for people development and for delivering a direct impact on not only an individual’s performance but on the wider business.

Founded in … In our nation’s fair capital City, London
Regularly found in … The Lake District
Happiest when … Spending time with my wife and two little girls and playing/watching sport
Favourite place … Manchester / The Lake District
Recruitment pet hates … People who say that it can’t be done…
Says …“Happiness is the starting point for all success”
David’s ProfileDownload PDF
Mobile: 07734 389434
Email: david.davies@lead-talent.co.uk

Jenny Holmes ~ Brand and Marketing

With over 13 years experience working in senior marketing roles in professional sport, retail, recruitment and agency side, Jenny has a wealth of experience in shaping and delivering marketing and brand ambitions.

Founded in … ’the Fax’ (Halifax)
Regularly found in … my bed catching up on sleep
Happiest when … in my pyjamas at home with my family
Favourite place … Florence, Italy
Recruitment pet hates … pushy and aggressive behaviour, cv robots
Says … “Everything will be ok in the end…if it’s not okay, it’s not the end”

Mobile: 07984 575755
Email: jenny.holmes@lead-talent.co.uk 

Dan Burt ~ Associate of Lead Talent


With over 18 years HR and talent management experience, Dan has a proven track record in all areas of HR. Dan’s knowledge and experience has been gained with blue chip businesses such as: Xerox, Vodafone, Randstad, Aegis Media and WPP.

Founded in … Stevenage – birthplace of Lewis Hamilton
Regularly found in … Starbucks
Happiest when … out running across muddy fields
Favourite Place … New York, closely followed by Stevenage
Recruitment Pet Hates … Candidates (and Line Managers) who don’t prepare for interviews
Says … “Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be”

Mobile: 0771 5326502
Email: dan.burt@lead-talent.co.uk

Lilly ~ Head of Talent Attraction

Lilly is without doubt the matriarch of the Lead Talent family. She keeps everyone in line and boasts tremendous performance management skills.

Founded in … Clap Gate, Nr Wetherby
Regularly found … with her face in a bowl
Happiest with … team Lead Talent
Favourite place … Valley Gardens, Harrogate
Pet hates … non team players
Says … “A dog is for life, not just recruitment”

Dog & Bone: 0771 5326502
Email: lilly@lead-talent.co.uk

Louis ~ Head of Search

The maverick of the Lead Talent family, always pushing the boundaries and chasing birds.

Founded in … Clap Gate, Nr Wetherby
Regularly found … in the farm tack room with his head in the biscuit bowl
Happiest with … a ball
Favourite place … Knaresborough Woods
Pet hates … big dogs and people who don’t share
Says … “If plan A doesn’t work the alphabet has 25 other letters”

Dog & Bone: 0771 5326502
Email: louis@lead-talent.co.uk 

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