Meet our team
Russell Adams

Managing Director

Phone: 07900 040606

Russell has over 15 years recruitment experience supporting the Retail and Hospitality sectors. As one of AdMore’s founders, Russell is mainly focused on managing our largest accounts and developing our client portfolio.  In addition, he also manages executive assignments across a number of disciplines. Russell started his career in Retail on the Marks and Spencer graduate scheme before becoming a Manager.

Dane Herridge

Associate Partner

Phone: 07760 887145

Dane has over 6 years retail operations experience as a manager with Tesco. During this time he held a number of roles in food, non-food and lead service across a variety of formats. Outside of work Dane likes to socialise & has a passion for travel.

Joanna Clarkson

Associate Partner - Business Support

Phone: 07824 505601

Jo graduated with a degree in History and Politics from Keele University in 2014 and has just finished her postgraduate degree from University of York. She has over 5 years experience in retail and customer service and is now hoping to start developing her skills in HR. She is looking forward to learning new skills at AdMore and to progress her career as the company grows. Jo loves films, books, food and travel and is always looking for somewhere new to explore.

Celia Grand-Pierre

Lead Partner - Retail, Healthcare & Employability

Phone: 07760 887085

Celia joined AdMore after graduating with her Masters in International HR Management from Henley Business School. She is French and has had an ambition to work in recruitment for a long time. She is enjoying learning her trade and looks forward to developing further as the company grows.  Even though she really enjoys her life in London, she likes to go back to France to see her family! 

Suzanne Farrin

Senior Partner - Buying and Merchandising

Phone: 07585 605601

Suzanne trained to be a solicitor before moving into agency recruitment where she has recruited commercial retail roles at mid to senior level for over 6 years. Currently, she heads up our Buying, Merchandising and eCommerce division which is growing rapidly. Suzanne's passions outside of work are travelling, interior design and chocolate.

Pete Smith

Lead Partner

Phone: 07584 132117

Pete has over 6 years experience in the Hospitality industry within Operations and Marketing following his graduation from his Business and Economics degree. Pete specialises in recruiting for Retail and Hospitality Operations nationwide at single-site level. Pete is passionate about food and loves travelling. He is busy ticking off the places on his bucket list that he still wants to visit, although the list keeps getting longer with new places being added each year!  

Billy Maddock

Partner - Buying and Merchandising

Phone: 07826 927519

Billy is a recent Business Management graduate from the University of Swansea where he received a first class honours degree. Billy started his career at AdMore learning in-depth research skills and is now specialising in Buying & Merchandising recruitment. He is passionate about sports, with a particular interest in rugby.  

Sophie Mackenzie

Director - HR & Business Support

Phone: 07900 090206

Sophie has a background in both in-house and agency recruitment, where she has recruited executive level positions across a number of industries including Retail Operations and Buying & Merchandising. Her early career was spent as an operational manager within Aviation and Retail. She heads up the Business Support team with responsibility for HR, Admin and our own internal recruitment. Sophie’s interests outside work are food, travel and her children, not necessarily in that order!

Giles Gallimore

Managing Director

Phone: 07900 040607

Giles co-founded AdMore in 2010, committing the business to the core values that had underpinned his career which began with 10 years in Retail Operations management. He has spent 12 years recruiting across Hospitality, Leisure, Consumer and Finance specialisms, delivering across all categories from executive level placements through to volume-led campaigns. When not working Giles can be found spending time with his children or playing golf – but never at the same time!

Josh Edwards


Phone: 07876 500951

Josh has 6 years fashion retail experience at H&M, progressing from sales into management. During this time he completed a degree in Business, Strategy and Management. He has a passion for working in a fast paced business environment and is now building a new career in recruitment. His interests outside of work include cake, music and socialising – ideally all at the same time!



Mark Grigg


Phone: 07799 786085

Mark’s career is a complimentary blend of consultancy recruitment and Retail Management. Recruiting across the whole channel for the past 14 years, he has gained experience recruiting mid management to executive level positions for multiple retailers. Mark specialises in recruiting across the Retail sector and has completed multiple assignments where the solutions have typically been service-lead and focused. Mark’s passions outside work are his family, pets, fine wine and socialising.

Jez Ellerd-Styles


Phone: 07879 556776

Jez has 10 years experience in leadership recruitment across Retail, Healthcare & Employability. He has recruited across all commercial job families and is able to offer a blended consultancy covering organisational design, candidate attraction, employer brand and selection strategies. Jez also leads our internal Marketing team. Prior to recruitment, Jez worked at HMV and Harrods for 8 years. When Jez isn’t recruiting he can normally be found practicing advanced behavioural management theory on unruly 4 year old twins…with limited success!

Marc Sykes

Associate Partner - Retail Buying, Merchandising & E-Commerce

Phone: 07876 574060

Marc graduated with a first class honours in Business Management from the University of Surrey in 2013.  Since then he has worked in a variety of analytical roles within Financial Services and is now looking to build his career in Buying and Merchandising recruitment.  

Outside of work, Marc can be found on the golf course, in the gym or searching for the next addition to his trainer collection