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Michael founded the business in 2008. He is the Director of all head office departments from operations to finance. What does Michael like about our key industries? "I like that businesses in our industries are judged on merit. The only people that survive long-term in our game have the utmost grit, determination and passion for what they do and will only work with people who share these qualities."
Paul has been with the business since its inception in 2008. He looks after our London, Cardiff and Birmingham Area Managers as well as leading key projects for the business. What does Paul enjoy about working for Arc? "The people and our approach to business. From our temps to our managers, our clients to our partners there really is never a dull moment. Our approach frees us from many of the constraints you would find in more traditional recruitment companies."
Andy joined Arc in July 2013 after graduating from University in Sheffield. Andy became full-time in February 2014 and is now Regional Manager for Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh. What does Andy like about Arc? “I like the variety of challenges you come up against; every day is different working with Arc. For me working alongside clients both existing and new to ensure their events run smoothly is something I relish and will never get tired of”
Anthony is responsible for the Finance team. He has ten years’ Finance experience including eight years’ experience as a Finance Manager. Why Finance? “I love the variety that each day brings with my job, from producing financial reporting to payroll. I have a passion for collating data into meaningful reporting, helping the businesses develop future strategy. I'm proud to be part of a business that delivers a top quality service to it's stakeholders.”
Martin is a long-standing member of senior management. He knows the trade from working every shift and has an insatiable desire to improve our systems, processes and training. Where does Martin get his motivation from? "I find it rewarding to improve the reputation of our industry in the eyes of some. Turning a sceptical client into a happy one will never become tedious. It's also nice to see that our free training modules do actually benefit the career prospects of many."
Annabelle finished her A Levels and went straight to work in Austria within the tourism industry. She Started as a Rep and finished as an Area Manager. Whilst Annabelle was at school/college, she worked in a pizzeria and also did temping work around the North West for various catering companies. Now every hour of the day Annabelle is doing something totally different. Annabelle loves the fast paced environment that she works in with Arc and is always kept on her toes.
Eva joined the London team with a background in leisure recruitment. Living in London as a student and working as a temp in hospitality previously, Eva feels passionately about looking after people in similar situations: "Whether you are a student or looking for a second job, this type of work is a fantastic way to help make ends meet and make new friends in the capital."
An English Literature Graduate from Leeds Metropolitan (Beckett) University. Sarah has worked in hospitality and retail since she was 18 and has been working overseas for the past 2 years in customer service roles. What does she like about working for Arc?: I love the variation of the role; from placing staff in some of the best venues in the area, to being on site with the staff and clients, to helping find new talent in the recruitment sessions – every day is a new challenge.’
Lorraine joins team Arc with over 10 years experience in the Hospitality Industry.Lorraine started out as an agency staff member in Edinburgh and then progressed to an Events Manager in Scotland working at many prestigious venues and events (many of which Arc are providing staff in today), before moving into large scale sporting events where she worked at the Commonwealth Games, European Games and Championships planning and delivering Catering for thousands of athletes. She has also spent a year abroad working in Baku Azerbijan for the European Games and Islamic Games. Lorraine also has experience as General Manager running a small hotel up in Aberdeen.
Kate runs the Leeds office. She has worked in hospitality for 10 years and graduated with a degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Kate joined Arc after being a client of ours for 2 years and looks forward to working hard in Leeds to watch it grow as an office and help Arc develop as a business. What does Kate love about Arc? "The variation in each day; recruiting new staff, holding assessment sessions or visiting sites for staff check ins. No one day is the same and it keeps me on my toes!"
Allan is a mathematics graduate from the University of Liverpool. What does he like about working for Arc? "I like working for Arc because every member of the team always puts 100% effort into their work. I also know that working for Arc will give me invaluable experience as I work towards my accounting qualifications."
Toni has over 12 years HR experience, with a background in hospitality and event management. In addition to providing HR support to the Directors, Toni’s aim is to maintain the highest standards of financial proficiency.
Lizzie graduated with an English degree from The University of Liverpool. Having worked for Arc for 3 years as a temporary member of staff on site what is Lizzie looking forward to most in her role with us? "I loved working for Arc as a temp whilst studying so now I am really interested in seeing things from the other side of the table and doing everything I can to give our staff the best experience possible."
Jess is a trained as a dancer who lived in India for two years working in the Bollywood industry! Since then she has worked in events recruitment for two years. Why Arc? "I love that we help make some of the world’s biggest events come to life and no two days are ever the same. I love that Arc are dedicated to delivering the highest standard of service and staff and always go the extra mile to make sure both our clients and staff are happy."
Shaun is a Business Studies graduate from the University of Liverpool. He is studying alongside his full time finance role with Arc to gain ACCA chartered accountant status. Why does Shaun like this industry? "Having worked in the hospitality industry from a young age, I love how it's an industry open to everyone. All ages, backgrounds and experience levels are welcome and it can be great fun!"
Rachel is a Business graduate from Leeds Beckett University with 4 years of hospitality experience under her belt. Working previously in bars, hotels and large venues across the North, Rachel loves fast-paced environments and interacting with new people every day. What does Rachel do in her spare time? "I like to travel and visit different hotels, restaurants and bars in new cities. It really helps me keep up to date with industry standards and fun at the same time!"
Xiomara is Chilean but was born in Norway and moved to Edinburgh for university in 2013. She is now part of the Liverpool team. Having worked as a temp for us on site first she has realised she loves working behind the scenes at events to organise the best staffing solutions for her clients. What does Xiomara like about Arc in Liverpool? "The team are so welcoming, friendly and dedicated. Their passion for their roles is refreshing and makes me want to succeed within mine."
Tom - an Economics Graduate from The University of Manchester. He is studying towards his CIMA Professional Accounting Qualification. Why Arc? “Arc is willing to invest a lot of their time and effort in order to train its staff properly. Whether that be ourselves in the finance team or our hospitality staff. Arc will offer the support needed so that you can succeed in whatever role it is that suits. For a graduate like myself to immediately feel valued is quite unique. ”
Gary has over 12 years hospitality experience working in Hotels in London, Ireland and Australia. He joined Arc as a temp in Nottingham after returning from his travels. Gary has since moved to London where he is now a full time Staffing and Recruitment Coordinator. What's the best thing about your job? "I really enjoy sharing the skills and experiences which I have learned during our training and assessment sessions. It's great to be able to help the next bunch of up and coming hospitality superstars find their feet!"
Rowan is a History graduate from Cardiff University. His hospitality, bar and festival experience led him to join the newly opened Arc Cardiff branch as an office temp and he started full time three months later. Rowan was promoted to Staffing and Recruitment Manager due to his hard work and has been integral in the success of our Cardiff operation. His favourite thing about Arc? ‘Being able to go to amazing venues and work with such a diverse range of people from all different walks of life – getting to know these people and watching them grow is a reward in itself!’
Amy had a long career in entertainment as a singer and dancer. Alongside this she also worked in hospitality for a number of years in varying roles from hostess to catering manager. She worked for Arc as a temporary worker for 4 years before joining the Manchester team in February 2018. “As a performer I loved getting to travel and meet new and interesting people. My position with Arc still enables me to do that and every day brings new challenges and opportunities”
Whilst completing a degree in English Language and Philosophy at Cardiff University, Connor began working as a temp in Cardiff. Since graduating, his continued commitment to Arc has given him the opportunity to take on the role of Staffing and Recruitment coordinator for the Midlands. Moving forward Connor is looking forward to growing our operations in the Midlands- the sky's the limit!
Emily studied Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University and graduated in summer 2018. Emily worked for Arc for a year and a half while she studied and loved the flexibility that Arc offered. After working in the events industry part time doing numerous different roles and events for the last six years, Emily is really enjoying her new job with Arc Recruitment and experiencing a different area of the events industry. Emily is now looking forward to continue to work together recruiting great staff for our fabulous clients.
Maddie has been working in hospitality since was 16 and loved it, she graduated from Southampton Solent University in July and didn’t want to give up working in hospitality so thought she’d like making other people enjoy it as much as she does. Having experienced many different types of jobs in the industry, Maddie thinks being staff welfare officer means she a great person to talk to about any issues or questions you have about Arc because she’s probably been in the same situation at some point. She loves working at Arc because it keeps her on her toes and every day is different.
Beth attended University of Sussex in Brighton, where she studied Human Geography. Beth has experience in retail and customer service as well as bar work. What does Beth love about Arc? 'My favourite part about ARC is the people! I love all the people who I work with in the London team, and all the staff members who make me laugh at check-in’s'
Jodie is on a twelve-month placement from Liverpool John’s Moore’s University, where she is studying Marketing. Jodie has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 16, working in various roles from waiting-on to bar work. Jodie enjoys working behind the scenes of the hospitality industry. What does Jodie Like about Arc? 'Jodie likes that Arc invest in people and provide them with opportunities, to ensure that clients and staff are given the best possible experience'.
Enrika has worked in events since she was a teenager, and has always been interested in the hospitality industry. Enrika has worked in various roles in Lithuania and in the UK and co-ordinated many exciting events – from business conferences to weddings Enrika is happy to join the ‘backstage’ and take care of the people who make the event experience exceptional – staff. What do you love about Arc? 'I am really happy to join Arc as I have always wanted to work with like-minded people with great experience whilst sharing my own skills with those who decided to choose hospitality too'.
Tobias joins Arc with a background in Events Management and has worked in various roles in the hospitality industry prior to this, including working at Arc as a temp for two years. What does Tobias love about working at Arc? "I love being busy and working with a solid team".
Max joined the team in November 2018 after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He has worked in several different restaurants since his first job when he was 16. Why does Max love about working at Arc? "It is great working in such a friendly team, where no two days are the same! Having loved the hospitality industry, it is also great to give back to it and help others enjoy it as much as I did".
Charlotte studied Maths and Psychology at the University of Liverpool and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification. What does Charlotte love about Arc? 'I really enjoy the variety that my role offers and feel that I am constantly learning. Having worked in the hospitality industry for 4 years it’s nice to have this job as it relates to my degree but is also in an industry that I have a lot of experience in so it is nice to combine the two'.
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