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About us

When we founded LoveWorkLife in 2014, we did so eyes wide open to the competitive landscape in which we would have to win hearts and minds.

With a collective 100 years of recruitment experience from our board of Directors, we not only had a clear vision, but real hard earned experience in how to deliver results through meaningful relationships with our clients, whilst creating a leading enviable company culture.

Where others saw reasons against starting up, we saw an opportunity to do things better. Validation of that belief has been overwhelming from our clients and candidates, leading to LoveWorkLife being crowned ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Global Recruiter Awards in 2016.

Our secret formula is, in fact, no secret at all.

We believe in being knowledgeable. In quality over quantity. In the power of partnerships. In hard work, resilience and delivery. We are personable, open, approachable, considerate and honest people who are passionate about what we do, and fully understand our responsibility to expertly and carefully support and guide our candidates and clients.

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Meet the team

Sunil Dial

Co-Founder & Director

I spent 9 years working within the Financial Services industry, where I worked for a range of institutions such as HSBC and Barclays. I started at a local business level, moving in to senior management roles. As the Head of Strategic Development at Aldermore Bank, I was pivotal in constructing and implementing new market propositions to the Invoice Finance industry. I have been consistently a top performer, and have been successful in a range of environments from large global corporates to start ups and fast paced growing businesses. I have a unique blend of experience within credit risk, relationship management and strategic development and it is these experiences that have enabled me to build an extensive network within the financial services sector. Away from my day job, I can be found spending time with my young family. However, I am notorious for my love affair with sport and can regularly be found avoiding the treadmill at the gym, or in front of satellite television in the early hours watching live cricket or boxing.

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
Solar powered television, the biggest satellite dish and a solar powered phone so that I can call for a lift once I had finished watching the football in peace.

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
My late brother.

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
I care.

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Professional sportsman...I am still growing up so never too late :)

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
Deposit on a couple investment properties for my kids.

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Not a huge fan of reading but I would most likely read about the wonders of the world so that I could plot my global adventure.

Q7. What's your favourite film?
Hmm...so many...lets go with the Matrix, makes you question a lot of things in life...and can I add Vanilla Sky, love the concept!

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
Apart from my wife and kids who are superhuman (we are like the 'Incredibles'), I would have to say my parents who despite everything life throws at them are always there for us.

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Ooooh has to be the ability to time travel.

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
The people I work with and everyday is different or new challenge.

Nathan Austin

Recruitment Consultant - Technology

I graduated in 2014 from the University of Kent and started to train for his ACA qualification after working in a nightclub. I quickly realised that this was not the right industry to pursue and believed that my best attributes were my interpersonal skills. I then found LoveWorkLife in 2015 after trading in the Rock N Roll lifestyle of a Trainee Chartered Accountant in order to find Rockstar Developers…. I enjoy Sport (mainly football), socialising with friends and travelling.

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
A case of ice cold beer, a football and a boat (I’ll use that when I get bored of my own company…)

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
JFK

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Hard working nature.

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Professional footballer.

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
A little trip to Vegas, I might even double my money…

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Battle Cry Freedom

Q7. What's your favourite film?
I’m a massive fan of The Wolf of Wall Street.

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
My grandfather, he started with nothing and did pretty well for himself!

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Time travel

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
Interacting and socialising with colleagues.

Paul Jacobs

Co - Founder & Director

I have spent over 40 years within the recruitment industry, and I am the former Managing Director of Office Angels, Board Director of Adecco UK & Ireland, and CTO /COO of Hudson UK, Ireland and Middle East. While MD of Office Angels, the business achieved Super brand status with over 100 branches and a workforce of 650 staff – achieving the no.1 position for Profit in the UK Commercial recruitment sector and a Top Ten position in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For Awards two years in succession.
l has now worked closely with in excess of 100 senior management teams across the UK developing and implementing strategies to achieve optimum team and business performance and impressive turnover and profit margin improvement collaborating closely with ambitious and talented business owners/ directors and senior leadership teams.
Loveworklife provides strategic direction, coaching and mentoring to create enviable and contemporary cultures that attract and retain clients and most importantly colleagues, generating escalating and sustainable profits and outstanding shareholder value.

Q1: Name 3 things you’d take with you on a desert island?
My MacBook (with a satellite connection and a generator to keep it alive!), a hot salt beef sandwich with mustard on rye bread, and of course my fab wife Tracy!

Q2: If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Groucho Marx

Q3: What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
My fortitude and never give up attitude, coupled with my communication skills(oops! i said two!)

Q4: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A sports journalist.

Q5: If you won £100k tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d spend your money on?
Invest it in engaging more outstanding Talent for LoveWorkLife (or maybe a private box at Arsenal with all of the hospitality add-ons, or maybe (boring) pay off the mortgage!

Q6: If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

Q7: What’s your favourite film?
The Godfather

Q8: Who do you admire the most in your life?
My Dad, who in his mid eighties is still amazingly active, my wife Tracy who has the most positive attitude to life, and my kids, because they grown up to be kind, intelligent, fun loving, respectful and wonderful people, and they have so much to look forward to in their lives. I must not forget to mention my gorgeous twin granddaughters Maisie and Lily who are just adorable!

Q9: If you could have super power, what would it be?
The ability to create more hours in a day, and the ability to do a "Star Trek" and be beamed up, in exchange for the hours that I spend travelling every week! (Two things again!)

Q10: What do you love most about your work life?
I work with so many inspiring, innovative, stimulating, ambitious and delightful people in my profession, and their positive energy constantly recharges my own.

Peter Lowman

Co- Founder & Director

What inspires me and gives me great satisfaction is knowing that the work I do results in companies, teams and individuals achieving outcomes they often don’t think are possible. I work with Boards of large companies to develop strategies that really inspire them. I work with Business Owners on exit plans that enable them to realise their dreams. The outcome is improved business performance, profitability and value.

I truly believe that my “experience inspires success” in the people and companies I work with. I have worked on over 100 successful strategy and change programmes in companies large and small, some who operate locally and others that have an international reach. I have brought about change as CEO/MD of large companies, as a business owner and as a consultant to business. The outcome has always been improved business performance, profit and value.

LoveWorkLife facilitate change in business by involving a wide cross-section of people in the process. The top team will always take responsibility for agreeing the plans for the future of their business but they need to harness the ideas and talent they have in their business. The resulting “Vision” they decide for their business must inspire them. What inspires them will inspire everyone else in the business. In this way they can engage everyone in delivering the “Vision” and achieving and exceeding their targets for the business.

I have developed and honed my people, management and business skills and expertise in a wide range of situations – CEO/MD of major corporations, a business owner, as a consultant to businesses large and small and from working my way from the bottom to the top of business. There are very few challenges in business that I have not had to deal with.

I am totally committed to the clients who engage me whether it be a long-term assignment or a short-term project. I will work with you to develop a vision that inspires you and when implemented delivers results that will exceed your expectations. I would be delighted to have an opportunity to talk to you about your business and seeing how we might work together to achieve exceptional outcomes.

1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
Val, my turbo trainer and bike and iPad – the island has great wifi and a solar charger.

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Muhammad Ali

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Supporting others to realise their full potential.

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A formula 1 driver – now I do triathlons

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
Invest in LoveWorkLife as we are building a great business for great people and £100k will help us do it quicker.

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
“The Road Less Travelled” – it helps you know who you are.

Q7. What's your favourite film?
There are so many but I’ll go for “Gladiator”

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
Val (my wife) for what she has achieved with BeOnsite, the charity she founded. Her determination has got over 10,000 long-term unemployed and offenders into sustainable work.

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To end hunger in the world

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
Knowing that I make a difference

Mark Sippe

Sales Manager - London

I’ve been working in the wonderful world of recruitment since July 2008 for nearly a decade with the war wounds to show, though somehow I’ve managed to keep hold of my hair, no mean feat as some of my colleagues will reluctantly admit. I learnt my trade working for a large and successful city based Technology, Finance and Risk Recruitment business where I established and developed their presence in the Business Intelligence and Analytics space. I built teams for many global financial institutions and have developed an enviable network and a deep understanding of the Industry along the way. I started my own BI and Analytics recruitment agency in January 2015, building relationships with some reputable clients and learning just how many hats you need to wear as the MD of a company. After a very rewarding journey with my own business, I joined Loveworklife in May 2016. I am currently the Sales Director, responsible for the performance and growth of our London office with a view to building a first-class team of motivated and successful recruiters, with some happy clients in tow. I love good food, enjoy hacking my way around a golf course, favoured hole the 19th and hanging out with my awesome wife (she told me to put that) and my gorgeous daughter.

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
A football, my mobile phone (there’s wifi right!?) & my wife

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
My late Aunt – She was a total legend

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Glass is always half full, ever the optimist, never give up – Take your pick

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
The fastest man alive – move over Usain

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
Audi SQ5 or maybe the Jaguar F – Pace and a

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
BFG – Roald Dahl – What a book that was eh!?

Q7. What's your favourite film?
Top Gun - I’m easily in double figures

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
My mum – The kindest and most generous person I’ve ever known

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Ability to fly

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
Working with a great team who are just as concerned with you doing well as they are with themselves doing well

Lauren Leys

Office Manager

I was always keen to kick start my career from a young age, getting a part-time job for Karen Millen as soon as I turned 16. I realised exams and school weren't for me after my first year of A-Levels - I wanted to work in the city and get real life experiences by learning on the job. I have been a dancer since a young age, in 2007 I represented England in Germany for Dance championships with my team. I have competed in hundred of competitions across the UK and have qualifications in Streetdance, Ballet and Tap.

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
Phone, makeup, family.

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Victoria Beckham.

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
My confidence.

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Makeup artist

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
Add a few more thousand and I'll buy a Lamborghini :)

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Bobbi Brown makeup manual

Q7. What's your favourite film?
Finding Nemo

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
My mum and dad

Q9. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Invisibility

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
Working in the City.

Jon Jacobs

Co-Founder & Director

I spent 8 years with a global Financial Services Recruitment firm, where I was regarded as a key member of a hugely successful leadership team which oversaw the creation, strategy, and consequent growth of a new business. My stand-alone business reached an approximate £28 million turnover partnering with a range of well-known organisations across multiple industry sectors. As a successful Business Developer and Leader, I am known for building strong, productive, long lasting and meaningful relationships that get winning results for both my clients and the people I work with. Having only just accepted that my dreams of becoming a professional footballer are over, in my spare time you can still find me being a jack-of-all-trades sportsman, mainly trying to find my yard of pace on the football pitch. I have also been known to enjoy eating out, having a drink with friends and travelling when not on 'Daddy duties' with my twin girls.

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
A cooler full of beers, an internet connection (this desert island has wifi right?), and my wife… I think she would be disappointed not to get an invite!

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Ron Burgundy.

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Common sense.

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
That’s an easy one. I wanted to score goals for Arsenal. Still do.

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
I'd buy a place by the sea.

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
It would need to be something with a happy ending. Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby.

Q7. What's your favourite film?
Goodfellas.

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
My other half. She juggles two of the hardest jobs in the world. Not only is she an outstanding mummy to our beautiful twin girls, but she is also an adult nurse!

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To transport myself anywhere in the world in an instant.

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
The people I work with, and our shared vision and drive to create a world class business.

Man Wong

Head of Operations

For my sins I have been working in recruitment for over 10 years with experience across delivery, business development and account management. I earnt my stripes working for a very successful large City Technology, Finance and Risk Recruitment business predominately as a Key Accounts Manager / Director partnering with some of the World’s largest Financial Institutions in their recruitment needs through two recessions.
I have a wealth of experience working with a number of different end clients and RPOs. I remain delivery focused and committed to helping clients achieve their business goals.
I left Recruitment at the end of 2014 to pursue a passion I’ve always had with food and drink co-owning an independent brunch and speciality coffee shop. I became a LoveWorkLifer in the summer of 2015 and am currently a Client and Operations Director for the business working with operations across London and Luton to grow, scale and succeed.
I am a devoted family man, massive Red and when possible, cycling. I enjoy cooking, decent beer and listening to Pearl Jam very loud!

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
Treena, Scarlett and a knife

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Jimi Hendrix (Stephen Fry is a close second)

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
I listen

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Guitar player

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
I’d probably be boring and pay my mortgage with it :)

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Harry Potter, Goblet of Fire

Q7. What's your favourite film?
Shawshank Redemption

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
My wife

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Fly

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
People

Andy Winter

Recruitment Consultant

After going to university in Sheffield I took my first sales job which was door to door, here I gained a resilience needed for my future in sales based roles. I then set off travelling for 2 years, a year of which spent working in Australia. I came back to London and followed my passion for travel by entering the industry as a travel and sales manager for the world’s largest home exchange company which is where I have learned the key elements to maintaining successful relationships with clients on both sides. My main focus now joining LoveWorkLife is to further my skills and dive into a new sector in a company with great aspirations which match my own. Outside of work I have a passion for all things sport and food and love to discover new places to eat.

Q1: Name 3 things you'd take with you on a desert island?
Pedalo, football, useful mates (slim choices)

Q2. If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Jonny Wilkinson

Q3. What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Positivity

Q4. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Footballer/policeman

Q5. If you won £100k tomorrow, what's the first thing you'd spend your money on?
Dinner for friends

Q6. If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
On the road – Jack Kerouac

Q7. What's your favourite film?
Casino

Q8. Who do you admire the most in your life?
Dad

Q9. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Ability to fly

Q10. What do you love most about your work life?
Meeting new people, closing deals.

Hannah Erridge

Researcher

I graduated from Keele University with an MA in English Literature and have a passion for international literature and learning about different cultures and worldviews. I am a highly curious person and love to investigate and explore new areas and interests, and think an open mind is the key to success both professionally and personally.
I have previous experience in international admissions recruitment at Keele University and it was here that my passion for helping people to fulfil their potential began. My belief that everyone is capable of what they want to accomplish is what drives me to help engage with and provide clients with the opportunities needed to succeed in their ambitions.
I am a dog person in preference and personality, and love to be as personable and approachable as possible. Working in recruitment allows me to indulge my need to meet and make positive relationships with new people on a daily basis.

1, Name 3 things you’d take with you on a desert island?
A desert island cook book, a pop-up tent, and another person

2, If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Jorge Luis Borges

3, What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Optimism

4, What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Lawyer

5, If you won £100k tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d spend your money on?
By choice, a worldwide adventure. By force, student finance ☹

6, If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges

7, What’s your favourite film?
The Lion King

8, Who do you admire the most in your life?
My parents

9, If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Teleportation, the worldwide adventure would be so much cheaper!

10, What do you love most about your work life?
The people and their ability to fulfil my curiosity.

Darren Chidley

Support Consultant

A well driven, customer focussed individual. Whilst at university I obtained a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. An area of which I have always had great interest as from a young age been playing several competitive sports. Since university I’ve been working within the hospitality management team at Woburn Golf Club. During my time here a lot of the job was customer service focussed, ensuring we, as a club were offering a 5 star experience. It meant I gained a further understanding of customer relationships and requirements and from this delivering customer service of the highest quality. I have also spent lots of time travelling all over the world meeting new people and adapting to different cultures.

1, Name 3 things you’d take with you on a desert island?
A football, a pillow, a keg of chilled beer!

2, If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Roger Federer

3, What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
My competitiveness. Winning is a must for me.

4, What did you want to be when you grew up?
A professional footballer.

5, If you won £100k tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d spend your money on?
Take me and my friends on holiday, probably Vegas.

6, If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Harry Potter books, relive my childhood!

7, What’s your favourite film?
Gladiator

8, Who do you admire the most in your life?
My Parents

9, If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The ability to become invisible

10, What do you love most about your work life?
The social side, meeting new people, engaging with new customers and building relationships.

Samantha Sommerville

Support Consultant - Technology

I successfully completed an apprenticeship in HR management and found my specialism in recruitment. I have experience in recruiting graduates and apprentices within the professional services and construction industry. I am passionate about delivering great outcomes for clients and building lasting relationships. Outside of work, I like to go on holiday and spend time with friends.

1, Name 3 things you’d take with you on a desert island?
My phone (with wifi), friends and a pack of cards.

2, If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Ed Sheeran

3, What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
My get-up and go

4, What did you want to be when you grew up?
Paramedic - like my dad

5, If you won £100k tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d spend your money on?
A beach holiday for all my friends and family.

6, If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Bridget Jones

7, What’s your favourite film?
Any of the Harry Potters!

8, Who do you admire the most in your life?
My mum

9, If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Flying – would make travelling so much easier

10, What do you love most about your work life?
Meeting new people and no day is ever the same

Jack Morris

Researcher

Once I graduated from Bournemouth University in 2016 with a Forensic Science degree I decided to take a year out to travel South East Asia, New Zealand before working in Australia for 6 months. During my time, there I worked at Sydney Opera House as an Event Supervisor which was eventful… ignoring the pun. As a result of my interpersonal skills and previous car sales experience on my placement year of University, I decided upon a career in recruitment at LoveWorkLife in 2017 which I am very excited about. Outside of work I enjoy spending my spare time with friends and watching as much sport as possible.

1, Name 3 things you’d take with you on a desert island?
Crate of beer, football and some factor 50

2, If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
Conor McGregor

3, What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
Humour

4, What did you want to be when you grew up?
Footballer

5, If you won £100k tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d spend your money on?
Book a worldwide tour

6, If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
Wolf of Wall Street

7, What’s your favourite film?
The pursuit of happiness

8, Who do you admire the most in your life?
My parents

9, If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Know what everybody was thinking

10, What do you love most about your work life?
The social interaction at different levels and dealing with new situations

Shawny McIntosh

Recruitment Consultant

I’m a self-confessed people person who discovered the world of recruitment last year. Previously I worked in Procurement within a few industries, my favourite being FMCG!
I studied Media in University and still dabble in Photography when my schedule allows me to. I love to travel and have set myself the challenge of visiting at least 30 cities/countries before 30 (I have a few years to go).

1, Name 3 things you’d take with you on a desert island?
A waterproof sheet, a Hen and Rooster.

2, If you could have dinner with 1 person (dead or alive) who would it be?
My Uncle who died.

3, What 1 thing makes you an outstanding individual?
The way I think. Ha!

4, What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Pathologist.

5, If you won £100k tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d spend your money on?
A house.

6, If you could only ever read one book in your life, what would it be?
A holy book (not sure what religion).

7, What’s your favourite film?
Can’t pick one, I’ve watched to many!

8, Who do you admire the most in your life?
My Nan, she is definitely one of a kind.

9, If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I’d have Psychic Powers!

10, What do you love most about your work life?
The number of different characters I speak to everyday!

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