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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 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 the dynamics of teams and how to manage business growth whilst preserving the most important characteristics of a business. 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, and how the uncertainty of Brexit may be impacting on our lives and career choices. Click here to view all of Steve’s blogs.

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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Latest Blogs

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Posted 6 months ago

Episode 3 of “Placing People First”, featuring Stephen Sullivan from Lindville Bio!
Perhaps you have dusted off your CV following your mid-year review? It can be easy to forget to update both your LinkedIn profile AND your CV at the same time. Remember that prospective employers are likely to look at both your LinkedIn profile and your new CV, so please go through both alongside each other, considering the points below....

Posted 7 months ago

Updating your CV? Make sure it matches your LinkedIn profile
Sarah Seaford, Steve Twinley, Aaron Stone, Jake Thomas, Oli Baylis, Gabi Boczon, Ollie Gearing and Katie Benham are the group of 8 brave members of the Next Phase team will be abseiling 100m down the famous Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, to raise money for this incredible charity who are on a mission to save and change children’s lives through medical research, developing treatments, vaccinations and cures.

Posted 7 months ago

Please sponsor us to abseil down Spinnaker Tower for Action Medical Research!
Next Phase place Python Developers, Dev Ops/TechOps Consultants, Data Modellers, Data Scientists, Bioinformaticians and Informatics Consultants

Posted 9 months ago

Successfully filling technical roles in a talent-short sector