Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson

Managing Director

Angela founded Zenith People in 2001, after initially starting her career in the manufacturing then recruitment sectors. She is MD of both Zenith People and sister business Zenith Training, and is responsible for business strategy, growth, profitability and governance. When she’s not working, Ang enjoys food (both cooking and eating), wine, travel and running (to work off the food and wine!). Ang’s bucket list is extensive but her top three (currently) are to see the Northern Lights, to complete a sommelier’s training course and to head off on safari.

Alan Metcalfe

Alan Metcalfe

Commercial Director

Alan’s original background is as a Design Engineer with NEI and has worked in the Recruitment Industry for the last 20+ years. Alan is also Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Forum and is Chair of the South Tyneside Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time Alan is a season ticket holder at St James’ Park and his lifelong ambition is to see Newcastle United win something!

Nicola Jeavons

Nicola Jeavons

Business Support Manager

Nik has worked at Zenith People for 14 years in various different roles, however more recently in the role of Business Support Manager. Previous to this Nik worked in the Travel Industry and during her time there she was lucky to travel the world. In her spare time, she loves to explore the Lake District either on foot or riding her new E-Bike with Rico her Spanish Water Dog and partner. Nik’s dream is to spend a few nights searching the skies of Northern Scandinavia for the Northern lights from the warmth of a glass pod, or hot tub with a glass of bubbly.

David Jackson

David Jackson

Head of Permanent Recruitment

David has worked for Zenith for 14 years. Throughout his time he’s worked across a few different areas of the business, but currently is Head of Recruitment. David is responsible for Engineering and Manufacturing permanent recruitment as well as our Commercial, Construction and IT departments. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing football and going on outdoor pursuits.

Claire Henry

Claire Henry

Recruitment Team Leader

Claire has worked within the food industry for over 19 years, starting as a packing operative and working her way up to Labour Coordinator. She is currently a Senior Account Manager of the Industrial Recruitment Team where she manages large food contracts. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going on exotic holidays.

Matthew Houghton

Matthew Houghton

Account Manager

Matthew completed a Business Administration Apprenticeship after leaving sixth form and has recently completed a Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management. He now works within the Temporary Recruitment team at Zenith. For his sins, Matthew is a Newcastle United season ticket holder and St. James’ park is where he spends most Saturdays. His dream is to one day go to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Helen Hawes

Helen Hawes

Recruitment Consultant

Helen has worked with Zenith People for 15 years and currently works within the Commercial Recruitment Team responsible for volume and Adhoc temporary recruitment. In her spare time Helen loves to keep fit, attending various classes each week. Helen’s dream would be to one day to see her team Newcastle United win a cup.

Ashley Glendinning

Ashley Glendinning

Administrator

Ashley started with the business as an apprentice and has completed her Level 3 Business Administration. Ashley currently works as the Recruitment and Database Administrator and supports the whole business. Out of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends, eating lots of nice food and her dream one day is to go in a hot air balloon.

Matthew Symonds

Matthew Symonds

Recruitment Resourcer

Matt has worked in recruitment since finishing his AS levels and now works as a resourcer within the Engineering and Manufacturing Recruitment team. In his spare time Matt enjoys watching Newcastle United play and regularly attends both home and away games. Matt would like to return to Australia to experience an Ashes test match.

Marc Cowley

Marc Cowley

Recruitment Consultant

Marc studied Marketing and Advertising Management at Leeds Metropolitan University and has worked within Sales and Recruitment since graduating. He now works as part of the Commercial Recruitment team for both permanent and temporary solutions. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Newcastle United and also plays football for the mighty West Jesmond FC on a Saturday. Marcs dream is to see England win the Ashes.

Faye Turner

Faye Turner

Recruitment Consultant

Faye started off at Zenith People as an apprentice in payroll and administration. She has since changed her path and now works in the Construction Recruitment team. In her spare time, she enjoys taking part and also teaching fitness classes. Faye’s dream is to travel the world and one day own a Bentley.

Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor

Accounts Manager

Joanne has over fifteen years’ experience working in an accounts role and is now the Finance Manager for Zenith People. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at her caravan, going abroad with her husband and two boys, and watching her boys play football. Joanne’s dream is to see the Northern Lights.

Scott McGowan

Scott McGowan

Technical & IT Manager

Scott started his professional career at Scottish Widows back in 2005 and stayed within Financial Services until he moved into recruitment in 2010. Since then he has been solely involved within the IT sector both in the public and private sector. He is a very keen golfer, football fan and enjoys going to gigs and festivals. His dream is to retire and own a bar in an exotic location.

Jordan Vaughan

Jordan Vaughan

Recruitment Consultant

Jordan served his time as a sheet metal worker on the banks of the River Tyne. He has since then completed his HNC in Mechanical Engineering and now works as a recruitment consultant at Zenith People. He uses his practical "on the job" knowledge and experience to find recruitment solutions fit for purpose. In his spare time, he enjoys writing about himself in third person.