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Steve joined Next Phase in 2006 as a graduate and worked his way up to becoming Director in 2016. Steve has helped and advised a number of smaller and larger pharmaceutical businesses and he recruits across a broad spectrum of roles, with a particular focus on permanent and contract GxP and ISO quality positions (including the implementation and development of a QMS). Alongside this, Steve leads the "Placing People First" podcast, celebrating innovations in life sciences, and is heavily involved in attracting new people to join Next Phase and development a long and successful recruitment career.

With a first class degree in Experimental Psychology and a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Steve has a keen interest in coaching and mentoring people in fast-paced job roles. He has built and grown teams across the UK and Europe, not only finding and attracting candidates but also working closely with his clients to advise them on training, employee development and staff retention. Steve designs recruitment assessment centres, presents at a range of conferences, produces salary benchmarking reports and has an active involvement in learning the latest in recruitment legislation, including IR35.

Steve enjoys writing articles and has released a series of blogs including the importance of covering letters, how to prepare presentations for interviews, different ways to present your CV, and more. Check out the Insights page for some ideas and suggestions.

For a confidential discussion with Steve, to discuss staffing plans within your team or your own next career move, please call him on +44(0)1403 216216.

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