Abenefit2u was established in 2008 with the aim to create a specialist recruitment service to a specialist industry. We offer recruitment solutions to the Pensions, Employee Benefits and Reward sector. Our clients include In-house Benefit Departments, Consultancies, Third Party Administrators and Pensions & Benefit Providers. These vary from small to medium organisations with a requirement once every 5-10 years through to FTSE 250 companies & other blue chip organisations with new requirements throughout the year.
We can assist with ‘one-off’ recruitment needs or ongoing staff requirements, on a permanent, contract, temporary, full/part/flexitime basis, including job share & home working. Abenefit2u recruits from trainee administration level upward through to executive management, providing both contingency and executive search services.
We offer solutions to match your requirements, whether you are a FTSE 100 or a SME, an in-house pensions department seeking quality staff or a consultancy/provider keen to grow and manage their clients needs.
Meet the team
I specialise in recruiting Occupational Pensions, Benefits and Reward Professionals based in-house. With specialist recruitment experience spanning two decades I have an established reputation for providing a highly professional recruitment service within this sector. I attend various industry seminars, conferences & exhibitions, have published numerous articles & I am regularly called upon to provide advice and quotes to various pensions publications on topical recruitment issues. I am an MREC qualified, award-winning consultant with an impressive track record for successfully managing & completing major client campaigns, as well as filling ‘one-off’ individual key industry appointments.
I am the company Director for Abenefit2u, & running a company is not a 9-5 job, but I have loved every aspect of the role from day one. When I do have some down time; health & fitness is my passion. I start the day with a steam, swim and spin class or run most mornings, and during the day endeavour to slot in at least one class of boxing, body pump, yoga… and the odd run around Hyde Park on a sunny day to clear my head. I also have private tuition every week for Krav Maga (the self defence system developed for the Israeli Military), I am not quite Mossad material yet but rest assured, with me you are in safe hands in terms of both your recruitment needs and your personal safety!
I work within the Consultancy, Provider and Third Party Administrator area of the Business. I focus mainly within the administration and IT sector; matching the right person to the right job. I joined Abenefit2u in 2011, coming from an HR/Management background my experiences of Recruitment Agencies had always been as a Client. I use these experiences (some good, some very bad) to endeavour to improve and develop the services we offer.
Much to the bewilderment of my children in my ‘previous life’ I was a contemporary ballet dancer, spending many years performing modern repertoire across the globe. This world was as far away from Pensions and recruitment as one could possibly get but is a constant reminder to me that a career can take many paths and no goals should be discounted or aspirations ignored. I am now fully retired from the world of Theatre. Much of my ‘free time’ is spent standing in the pouring rain on the side-lines of a football / rugby / netball match....or debating why homework is more important than ‘Youtube’. I now dance ‘like a mum’ which is of course marginally better than dancing ‘like a dad’...
Specialising in recruiting at all levels for pensions and employee benefits consultancies, providers as well as third party pension administrators. Prior to joining Abenefit2u I spent over 21 years ‘on the other side of the fence’ working in the administration and consulting pensions industry performing many of the roles that I now recruit for. These included administration, team management, consulting, new business, trustee secretarial and governance, as well as building relationships with pensions & HR managers, directors and trustee boards. This experience provides a valuable benefit and insight into the needs of both the client, as far as their business requirements for new hires; and candidates, in being able to relate to their experiences and helping to ensure the right role is found to match their skills and ambitions.
Outside of work my time evolves around my family; music (whether it’s off to gigs or just having the volume up to levels usually reserved for teenage ears!) and watching sport/football (sadly long since retired from playing). I try to keep fit with regular running & cycling, whilst exercising the ‘little grey cells’ now that I no longer have complex pension scheme calculations and Trustee reports to contend with is in part down to being Chief Structural Engineer to my young son’s Lego Building Empire.....which is soon to take over the entire house...