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 and the application of different imaging in clinical and pre-clinical studies.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 01403 216216.
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Jake joined Next Phase in early 2020 as CEO, investing into the business in order to help us grow our range of services and geographical reach. Jake is a successful recruitment MD, experienced at delivering fast-paced international growth on a sustainable basis across the life science industry.Since 2006, Jake has gained a vast and broad skillset in all aspects of building, growing and a running an international life science recruitment company. These skills include:Creating a high-performance cultureDelivering significant & sustained EBITDA growthDeveloping and executing the company’s business strategyOverseeing the company’s financial performance, investments and other business venturesNegotiating international supply contractsBuilding fast growing sales teamsDeveloping new and experienced peopleImplementing leadership development programmesDeveloping bespoke internal learning & development functionsDriving efficiencies in all support functionsManaging complex finance functionsDelivering cross-border sales solutionsInternational office set-up, including the US and AustraliaJake's own recruitment expertise is particularly focused on regulatory affairs and specialist areas within clinical research, gained across the UK, Europe and USA. He has an extensive network of professionals who are at the forefront of their respective fields. For a confidential conversation with Jake, please call him on +44 (0)1403 216216.
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Steve joined Next Phase in August 2018, bringing with him over 10 years of previous experience in life science recruitment. Steve is passionate about rare diseases and cell & gene therapy and specialises in the appointment of Boards and C-Suite executives within innovative organisations in these niches, from start-ups to established multi-national businesses.Steve attends and participates in conferences across the UK and Europe, engaging with professionals across the Orphan Drug and Advanced Therapies (ATMP) development sectors. With an extensive background in executive search, Steve has an extremely professional and consultative approach and enjoys building strong relationships with people across these exciting and ever-changing industries.Steve also leads Next Phase's unique initiative to help Biotech businesses to secure funding from multiple investors of interest, by building "Raise Teams": high-calibre teams of investor-attracting industry executives, who are so bought into our clients that they are willing to operate on an equity-only basis. Steve has written a series of articles, including 'Tackling the Talent Gap in Cell and Gene Therapy'.For a confidential conversation with Steve about your next career move, hiring your leadership team, or exploring opportunities for funding for your business, please call him on +44 (0)1403 216216.
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Senior Recruitment Specialist - Rare Diseases and Cell & Gene Therapy
Sue joined Next Phase in 2005 and is a highly versatile recruiter, with a background in placing candidates across business support, quality, project management, IT, HR and engineering functions. With her depth of experience in both permanent and contract recruitment, and at all levels, Sue understands a range of positions that are integral to the success of life science businesses. Sue is very adept at building networks of talented individuals, using advanced tools to search for people who are either actively looking for new roles or who may not be looking for a change right now but would consider opportunities in the future that will use their specific skills.Sue loves the good feeling that comes from placing someone in a new position. She collaborates with the whole sales team within Next Phase and provides valuable support in a number of different areas, including all the logistics of organising interviews and assessment centres, co-ordinating all aspects of the recruitment process and ensuring that we offer the best possible service to all of our clients and candidates, whilst also remaining in full compliance of the best recruitment standards and legislation. For a confidential conversation with Sue about career advice, guidance on working as a contractor, or options for hiring new staff into your team, please give her a call on +44 (0)1403 216216.
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