Meet the team.

Here at ShortList, we pride ourselves on having built a team of high-performing recruitment experts within our market.
Mary Fidler
UK Director of Recruitment

Mary Fidler

UK Director of Recruitment

What is your position?

I manage the UK team but I also fill executive-level roles, above £100k salaries in the North West and London.

What's your story?

Prior to ShortList, I worked as an account manager for an ink manufacturing company. I found out about ShortList through a friend and came for a chat with Giles, thinking he was going to find me my next sales role! I didn't think about recruitment as a career before meeting Giles but came away from the chat thinking that I should definitely give it a go... and the rest is History!

Tell us about some of your interests.

I have a cockapoo puppy and go on lots of beach walks at the weekends. I live on the Wirral, but I am from North Wales, so I separate my time between those places. I LOVE food and white wine, so you can often find me in a nice restaurant in Chester or Liverpool. I love going on beach holidays, Mexico is my ultimate fave! I also enjoy swimming and going to the gym.

What are your dislikes?

Porridge and traffic.

How can someone contact you?

To contact me, links to my Email, Linkedin and number are at the top of this bio section.

Sarah Jones
Principal Consultant

Sarah Jones

Principal Consultant

What is your position?

I am a Senior Consultant and specialise in Power Platform.

What's your story?

I started my recruitment career in 2007 in the Industrial sector, I moved into commercial after 5 years and made the switch to Tech with ShortList in 2017 - the best decision I ever made! I specialise in Power Platform and Technical Product roles. I also manage a number of our larger accounts.

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?

I love to cook, my happy place is in the kitchen with music on and a glass of Rioja! I also have a 10-year-old daughter who loves to shop, so you'll often find us roaming around the shops of Chester followed by some nice food and hot chocolate/wine. I love to go on holiday, anywhere sunny with great food and wine, so Italy is a winner!

I try to make running a hobby with varying amounts of success.

What are your dislikes?

Artichokes and capers.

How can someone contact you?

To contact me, links to my Email, Linkedin and number are at the top of this bio section. 

Billy Thompson
UK Consultant

Billy Thompson

UK Consultant

What is your position?

I focus predominantly on Development roles, but will also look at Testing and Data roles across the North-West.

What's your story?

I moved to Chester in 2014 to study Criminology from the Lake District and decided to stay after graduation because I love the area (and my mum said I couldn't move back in with her). I spent 4 years in Sales and Lettings before making the switch to IT Recruitment in the Summer of 2021, a great decision if I do say so myself.

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?

I have a keen interest in sports, particularly Football, Boxing and UFC. I'm also currently trying my hand at Golf and it's going terribly (if anyone knows how to stop shanking right on the driver please get in touch). In my spare time, I like spending time with friends and drinking Guinness.

What are your dislikes?

Hard to pick but let's go with: people being late, complaints about the temperature, posh chip shops, texting and Compare the Meerkat adverts.

How can someone contact you?

To contact me, links to my Email, Linkedin and number are at the top of this bio section.

Robert Sharp
UK Consultant

Robert Sharp

UK Consultant

What is your position?

I mainly focus on filling .NET Software Developer roles in Manchester and its surrounding areas; however, I have also confidently worked with developers who use alternative tech stacks including JavaScript and PHP. On top of this, I also have experience in placing candidates in numerous Support roles all over the Northwest. These roles can range from hardware support to working with cloud infrastructure.

What's your story?

My recruitment journey began in January 2022 after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in English Literature. Prior to working in recruitment, I worked as a customer assistant in retail for 5 years and have also had experience working as a tennis coach. I pride myself on my written and verbal communication skills and have always enjoyed working with and helping others. This combined with my competitive edge is the reason that I decided it was worth giving recruitment a shot!

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?

I love playing and watching sports, in particular football and tennis. I am a huge Liverpool FC supporter and have played tennis representing my home county North Wales. I also enjoy socialising with my friends and listening to music, so you can expect to find me in the pub or at a music event on the weekend.

What are your dislikes?

Early mornings and hangovers - you probably won't want to meet me when the two are combined.

How can someone contact you?

To contact me, links to my Email, Linkedin and number are at the top of this bio section.

Kyle Smyth
Senior US Consultant

Kyle Smyth

Senior US Consultant

What is your position?

Software Engineer, DevOps, Product, Marketing along with dog dad, professional baby feeder/ dirty nappy changer, amongst others.

What's your story?

I built cars, whilst also playing football semi-professionally before going back to University. I gained a first-class degree in Business, which led to me getting a post-grad degree with ShortList.

Tell us about some of your interests. What are you into?

First and foremost, my passion is football, but I also love boring long walks with family, box sets and travelling.

What are your dislikes?

Counter offers.

How can someone contact you?

Pigeon, message in a bottle, but it may be easier by email, phone or LinkedIn, all of which are above.

Giles Warburton
Managing Director / Project Delivery

Giles Warburton

Managing Director / Project Delivery

After several years in senior IT project delivery positions, I realised that my passion and skills were best applied in rapidly building and motivating high-performance teams. My move into setting up a Recruitment business in New Zealand back in 2004 was a huge career shift at the time, but I’m glad I did it, as not much else can deliver the excitement and challenges, as well as the rewards.

Now many years later I am working with a fantastic team in the North West and due to its success, have opened a second office in Austin, Texas.

Cally Reeve
US Consultant

Cally Reeve

US Consultant

Izzie Warburton
Marketing Executive

Izzie Warburton

Marketing Executive

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We do things differently here at ShortList. We put people first. Our team, our clients and our candidates are our priority. We think that strong relationships are the way to success.

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Regular competitions

We love running competitions for our teams with prizes including vouchers, early finishes and much more.

Competitive salary and commission

We offer a competitive basic salary with an excellent commission scheme which is uncapped of up to 20% of billings paid monthly.

Top of the range tools

Access to our CRM system, Marketing tools, all of the job boards and LinkedIn Recruiter License for all employees.

In-house training program

Plus, a personal annual training budget for the team to ensure a key focus on your personal development.

Top Billers

Monthly team events for those that meet their targets. This includes doing an activity, going for lunch and sports massage from a professional.

Desktop/ laptop for every employee

We don’t believe in having a work mobile phone, we’re strong believers in work/ life balance – who wants to be called when off work!

Employee Journey

First Day

You will be introduced to the team, and you will be given time to familiarise yourself with your new office home, read our full employee handbook, look over your training program and ask any questions you may have.

First Week

We like to get you on the phone as quickly as we can, you will be given candidates and clients to call with the help of our UK Director. Over your first few weeks, you will watch specialised training videos that will show you the step-by-step guide on how to become a successful recruitment.

2nd Week

Throughout your second week, you will continue to be calling and working through your training. You will be starting to get in the swing of things more and more and your niche will be becoming clearer. What will you go into, development, data, or product?

Week 4 – 6

In these weeks, you will be becoming more and more confident with your role within ShortList. You will be repeating similar tasks to the previous weeks and creating Lead Generation off the back of candidate calls and Business Development off client calls.

Graduation!

Congratulations, you have GRADUATED! No key event is unnoticed at ShortList and upon successful completion of your 6-week training course, you will graduate and be given a little something to celebrate.

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