The Team

The Team

Simon Pinnell – Managing Partner

Simon Pinnell is renowned throughout the industry and highly regarded by senior players, whether they are personally seeking new career opportunities or looking for talent for their own teams.

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He has a proven track record of delivering highly successful recruitment solutions and has an enviable breadth of credible relationships within the sectors he operates.

His success can also be attributed to these strong relationships, his personal tenacity, and his charismatic personality.

Simon began his early career in retail management within the food sector. He then joined an International Recruitment Company where he latterly headed up Retail Executive Search. He worked with a boutique search firm for 18 months before leaving to set up his own company.

Kate Pinnell – Senior Partner

Kate provides operational support, HR expertise and a strategic approach.

Kate has 20 years experience within HR, latterly at Board level within Retail and Tour operations and therefore has the benefit of insight from a Client’s perspective.

Anna Burton – Executive Assistant

Anna supports and organises the team with over 18 years of experience within many different areas of recruitment including IT and Graduate Recruitment for a premier Law Firm and a large UK Retailer.

Anna has the key technical skills required to provide the support function.

Annette Spindler – Senior Consulting Partner

Annette provides a breadth of retail expertise having held a number of director roles and latterly as MD.
Her areas of specialism are Operations & Marketing having worked at a Senior level in several areas including Fashion & Pharmaceuticals.

Annette has over 25 years experience and has also operated internationally.
Her passion is people and believes that success is delivered through having the right people in the right jobs.


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