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 runs our London office and oversees all business development and marketing activity. 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."
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."
Andy joined Arc in July 2013 after graduating from University in Sheffield. Andy became full-time in February 2014 and is Area Manager for Liverpool, overseeing all key clients in the area with his team based in our Head Office. 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”
Jen joined the office team in September 2015 and managed a series of events over the Christmas period and now plays a pivotal role with a number of clients in the Liverpool area. Working her way up to Supervisor over six years as a temporary member of staff Jen brings a wealth of hospitality experience to her new role, as well as a degree in Business Studies.
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.’
Robbie ran the staff check in operation for us at our Newcastle Christmas party venue in 2016. He enjoyed it so much he decided to relocate to Manchester to take on a full-time position with us there. What is Robbie looking forward to about his role? "As a football fan I’m really looking forward to going to different sports venues and getting to know Manchester better. I really enjoy meeting new people and bringing out the best in them and I hope to do this in a big way with Arc in Manchester"
Stephanie is an English literature graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London. What does Stephanie like about Arc? 'I love the variety of the job and the fact that I can follow the journey that our staff make; from first speaking to them over the phone, to meeting them during our sessions, to checking them in at our venues! '
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."
Hannah joined Arc in 2012 as a student temp in Liverpool. She has since graduated and relocated to London to become part of the full-time staffing and recruitment team. What does Hannah like most about her job? "I like my colleagues and the teamwork that goes into providing the best teams of staff to our clients. I also enjoy the fast-paced environment, positive feedback from clients and the on-site gym!
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.
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."
Barry has 8 years’ experience in Manchester, Leeds and London including the world-famous Ritz Hotel. He gained his knowledge and experience from being hands on and not shying away from a challenge. What is Barry looking forward to most in his role? “Putting my effort into recruiting and developing staff who are looking for their next challenge within events and hospitality. I am driven by training and developing others, essentially passing on the key skills and knowledge that I have gained during my time in the industry.”
Hannah graduated in Politics and History from the University of Manchester. She has a strong background in restaurant management for a number of high street branded establishments. Why did Hannah join Arc? “I love fast paced environments where I can challenge myself and be competitive.” What does Hannah do in her spare time? “I love swimming, cycling and cats!”
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!"
Lucy has worked on a variety of events including gala dinners, firework displays and festivals including British Summertime, Glastonbury and Bestival. Lucy loves outdoor challenges and has conquered The Great Wall of China, Kilimanjaro, Tough Mudder and marathons. Why does Lucy like working for Arc? "After relocating from London and the event scene I wanted to keep involved in similar venues and encourage others to increase their skills in something that I have a lot of passion and joy in doing."
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!"
Ella is a Chemical Engineering graduate from Swansea. She has worked in events throughout university and began working for Arc as a temp in the summer before joining the office full-time. What does Ella like about her job? "I'm really enjoying working in an office full of fun people, getting to know all the temps and watching them develop into great hospitality staff!".