Our Team

Our Team

The Burford Recruitment Company - Private Household, Domestic Staffing, Property & Tourism, Office & Professional, and Financial Services

Our team of experienced consultants provide a professional recruitment service to businesses, and households across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.

We pride ourselves on helping our clients build high performing teams, and on supporting our candidates to realise their career aspirations.

Each consultant’s reputation (and that of the company) is built on our core values of Trust, Transparency, Quality, and Community.

Find out more about our team:

Maxine Gallagher – Senior Consultant

Office & Professional & Private Household Specialist

 

Maxine is an experienced Senior Recruitment Consultant with over 7 years recruitment industry experience. Maxine started her career in recruitment placing commercial temps, before moving to The Burford Recruitment Company. She has since specialised in recruiting permanent candidates into the Office & Professional and Private Household sectors.

Maxine says: “I am passionate about helping my clients find the best talent for their businesses. Building strong relationships with both candidates and clients is something I take pride in as I believe it is crucial to truly understand their needs and requirements. I am committed to providing an exceptional service ensuring that everyone receives a positive experience.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones over good food and drink, taking my furry companion Bruno on leisurely walks, and indulging in binge-worthy TV dramas!

Maxine Gallagher - Senior Office & Professional Recruitment Consultant

Jodie Hannah – Director & Recruitment Partner

Senior Appointments & Private Household Specialist

 

Jodie went to school in Burford and has lived in West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds all of her life. For the last 19 years, Jodie has successfully managed recruitment teams in Witney, Burford and Cheltenham. In 2016, Jodie founded The Burford Recruitment Company, where she currently manages our Private Household division. Jodie also manages senior appointments within the Office & Professional sectors.

Jodie says: “I absolutely love living and working in the Cotswolds. I believe my passion for the area, strong network and a personable yet professional approach are the pillars to my success.

Outside of work, I can be found in one of the many local Cotswold pubs chatting and laughing with a group of friends or right in front of the stage at a music venue or festival! I also enjoy exploring the countryside with my young family, with Blenheim Palace being a favourite for walks and picnics!”

Nicky Jeffs – Senior Consultant

Financial Services Specialist

 

Nicky is a vastly experienced recruitment professional, with a highly successful track record of helping clients with their permanent recruitment over a 20-year period. Nicky has spent the last 8 years developing her knowledge of the Financial Services sector and now manages this division for The Burford Recruitment Company. Her client list includes many of the regions Wealth Management, Financial Planning, Banking and Insurance businesses.

Nicky says: Over the past 8 years, I have enjoyed developing a specialism within the Financial Services sector and building up a network of contacts in the financial industry across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the wider Cotswolds. I am passionate about helping people find fulfilling careers while also contributing to the success of a company, and I pride myself on offering a friendly, personal, and consultative service.

Outside of work, I volunteer for The Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford and help look after the cats and kittens looking for new home. At weekends, you can find me on dog walks around Cheltenham, enjoying a roast dinner along with a few gin and tonics!”

NIcky Jeffs - Senior Financial Services Recruitment Consultant

Louisa-Jayne Ryan – Consultant

Property & Tourism Specialist

 

Louisa’s experience and knowledge of the Cotswolds property and tourism market is second to none. Prior to moving into the recruitment industry, Louisa spent 7 years working for a Cotswold Property specialist developing her knowledge of the sector. Louisa now manages this division for The Burford Recruitment Company. Louisa’s client list includes many of the regions estate agencies, estate management companies, architects, and tourist attractions.

Louisa Says “I have lived in The Cotswolds my entire life, building a successful career in property. Now, I take my knowledge and experience to help build the Property & Tourism specialism for The Burford Recruitment Company.  I am passionate about the area and the industry, and I am committed to helping my clients and candidates and ensure everyone has a positive and memborable experience.

Outside of work, alongside my friend, I run and create content for a popular Cotswolds Instagram account. You can generally find me going on walks in the countryside, and taking plenty of photos, or possibly spending too much time watching crime/drama documentaries!”

Chris Hannah – MD & Recruitment Partner

Finance Recruitment Specialist

 

Chris has worked in the recruitment industry for well over two decades. Chris is highly service-orientated, and his work has won industry awards for innovation and client service. After working extensively with Key Accounts, Chris worked in business improvement and implementation functions. He now utilises his project management skills to continuously improve the service offerings of the business. Chris currently manages the back office functions for the company, as well as recruiting for Finance professionals.

Chris says: “Working for The Burford Recruitment Company has been the most satisfying, and enjoyable period of my working life. I love being able to support the team and give them the tools they need to excel in their specialist fields, and working with a team that is all pulling in the same direction is a great feeling.

Outside of work, I most enjoy being outdoors, whether that be standing behind a BBQ, pitching at tent, or enjoying / enduring the occasional physical challenge!”

Chris Hannah - The Burford Recruitment Company Managing Director
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Miranda Endres
Miranda Endres
17 August 2023
I would highly recommend The Burford Recruitment Company. I dealt with Nicky during my job search, and she was very professional, relatable and took the time to understand what it was I wanted and needed from a new role. Within a few weeks, I interviewed, and was offered a great role. Thank you for all of your help! Nicky is an asset to the company!
Zac
Zac
4 August 2023
I would highly recommend The Burford Recruitment Company - This is the best experience I’ve had so far in applying for a job. Maxine helped along every step of the way in getting my dream job. She was absolutely amazing. The company goes above and beyond to help you. Truly 5 star
hollyyx x
hollyyx x
4 July 2023
Absolutely amazing service! Jodie has been super helpful and really lovely to communicate with. Her response timings have been effortlessly quick. With so many thanks as I have now landed the perfect role for me. Thanks so much! 😊
Nicolas Victory
Nicolas Victory
12 June 2023
Nicky is extremely helpful and shows genuine care!
Ben Keevill
Ben Keevill
8 June 2023
I recently had the pleasure of working with Jodie Hannah at The Burford Recruitment Company and I can't speak highly enough of her. Jodie was instrumental in helping me secure an amazing job, and I wouldn't have been able to do it without her. She was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process, always going above and beyond to make sure I was prepared and confident. Thank you so much, Jodie, for everything!
Elliot
Elliot
8 June 2023
Nicky was very helpful, professional and communicative. I would happily recommend! :)
Linda Freeman
Linda Freeman
23 May 2023
It was my first experience using The Burford Recruitment Co. Maxine was very professional, helpful and friendly throughout the whole process. Her communication skills were exceptional. I would definitely not hesitate to recommend their services.
Lisa
Lisa
16 May 2023
Friendly, informative and helpful. Followed up with you every step of the way before and after interviews which was really nice.
Jenet Jackson
Jenet Jackson
6 April 2023
I would like to thank Jode, as she helped me to get the perfect job for me. She is truly a value to your business.