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Meet The Team

Our experienced and knowledgeable team are on hand to help you with any enquiries. You can contact them direct through one of the various channels. We look forward to hearing from you.

Julie McMenamin

Head of Aspire Recruitment

Sectors specialism​: Professional Services, Sales/Marketing, Welfare To Work (both temp and perm)

Experience: "I have worked within the industry for 16 years and have supplied staff to a variety of industries during that time."

Objective: "I help organisations to achieve success with a high performing workforce"

About Aspire​: "I enjoy working with a good team who work hard to bring in results whilst transforming lives"

In her spare time: Julie enjoys enjoy spending time with family, walking, reading, travel and snowboarding.

Will Day-English

Team Manager

Sectors specialism​: Administration and Clerical vacancies within Higher Education - temp contracts

Experience: “I have over 15 years of experience within varying areas of recruitment. This includes both temporary and permanent placements as well as targeted headhunting.

Objective: "Ensuring we place the candidate within a role they will enjoy and thrive in."

About Aspire​: I love the variety of candidates that we deal with on a daily basis and the commitment from the team the ensure that we place these people in meaningful roles.

In his spare time: Will likes going on lots of holidays, days out with his dog and he's great with a BBQ!


Annalee Wood

Team Manager

Sectors specialism: Commercial Recruitment (Sales, Customer Service, PA, EA, Administration, Finance, Marketing, IT) for Temp, Perm and Contract Recruitment

Experience: 10 years’ experience in High Street Agency, Managed Service, RPO and Specialist Recruitment Consultancy 

Objective – “Ensuring Aspire deliver an exception service by understanding the importance of relationship building, being that trusted partner to our clients and candidates”

About Aspire: “Aspire gives you the freedom to get the job done your way.”

In her spare time: Annalee likes spending time with her family, shopping, walking and socialising. 

Beth Kirby

Recruitment Placement Consultant

Sectors specialism​: Professional Services for Temp and Perm roles

Experience: Joined the team January 2018

Objective: "My aim is provide an outstanding recruitment service by enabling employers to find the very best candidates for their business and supporting individuals to find the best roles in the Manchester area."

About Aspire: "Aspire is a company that I can proudly say makes a difference. I value the time that I spend with my clients and candidates and as a team we produce amazing results in supporting businesses and individuals with recruitment."

In her spare time: Beth likes to grab coffee with friends, go the gym, learn new recipes from all over the world and go on long country walks.  

Dan Sutcliffe

Recruitment & Placement Consultant

Sectors specialism​: Cleaning & Domestic Services + Facilities & Maintenance for Temp and Perm roles

Experience​: For the past 9 years Dan has worked in Welfare to Work and Commercial Recruitment

Objective: "To assist people in Greater Manchester to return to sustained and suitable employment"

About Aspire​: "Great team spirit and working with a diverse range of candidates and customers. There is a different challenge every single day!"

In his spare time: Dan likes reading, Walking and Travelling abroad

Lydia Howbrook

Commercial Recruitment Consultant

Sectors specialism​: Permanent placements

Experience: “I joined Aspire in 2016 and support with internal permanent placements for our wider organisation, The Growth Company”

Objective: “I enjoy supporting individuals to achieve the job of their dreams! I also enjoy seeing my candidates achieve promotions and see them progress”

In her spare time: Lydia enjoys DIY / gardening, country walks and socialising.

Andrew Cooney


Sectors specialism: Professional Services for Temp and Perm roles

Experience: Joined the Aspire team in January 2019

Objective: “To source the best talent the North West has to offer and providing a comprehensive and enjoyable recruitment service for the benefit of both clients and candidates”

About Aspire: “I like the great work life balance and working as part of a fantastic team”

In his spare time: Andrew enjoys playing football and golf, going to concerts and playing his guitar and piano.


Hannah Rhodes

Talent Resourcer

Sectors specialism​: Professional Services for Temp & Perm

Experience: “I’ve had experience within Recruitment during my time at University, predominantly as an administrator. Therefore, whilst I had a good understanding of the Recruitment industry when joining Aspire in April 2019, the Resourcing position was a completely new challenge for me – one that I have adapted to and love!”

About Aspire​: “I enjoy working with so many inspiring people – including both colleagues and candidates. I also love telling candidates when they have been offered a position – hearing them so happy reminds me of the impact we have on people’s lives.”

In her spare time​: Hannah loves learning languages (Korean and Spanish), swimming & running and going out with friends.


Daniel McKay

Lead Administrator

Experience: 13yrs experience providing both Admin and Payroll support to the team.

Objective: "To provide an effective, efficient administrative support to help the team achieve it’s targets"

About Aspire​: "Working ethically to ensure candidates are given the best possible support in securing the right role for them."

In his spare time: Dan likes watching sports, attending live music events and socialising with friends.

Elizabeth Whiteside

Payroll Assistant

Sectors specialism​: Payroll/Admin for temporary and permanent contracts

Experience: 5 years temp payroll, previous 10 years HR

About Aspire: “I love working for Aspire and helping people secure a job”

In her spare time: Elizabeth enjoys playing darts, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends.