The Niche Partnership Team

Meet the team

At the core of The Niche Partnership brand is it’s people. Those within the team have been carefully selected based on their belief set and moral compass. We grew the The Niche Partnership family with individuals who embody our business values, ensuring we continue to grow and further strengthen our offering. As a team we work hard to demonstrate to our network how recruitment can, and should be, done.

Ben Khosravi

Sales Director

I’ve always had a burning desire to build a successful business – maybe too much Dragons Den? Regardless, having worked for the large corporates and boutique firms for almost 10 years, I’m familiar with challenges that often come with recruiting. Consequently, the launch of tnp was not about re-inventing the wheel, but rather, an opportunity to steer away from these common headaches by working with integrity, building on niche relationships and focusing on excellent customer service.

Likes: Practical jokes, overindulging, family time (particularly with my niece and nephew)

Dislikes: Bad manners, liars, any flying insect

Matthew Thick

Operations Director

Coming from a family of business owners I felt somewhat destined to do the same myself! My passion to start tnp came from a belief that there is always a better way to do things.

A major bugbear of mine is ‘process’ for process sake, taking away valued time that could be spent focusing on the people. I believe from my 7 years’ experience that the key to success lies in a practical approach, avoiding the ‘salesman pitch’ and keeping it simple.

Likes: Glove (my 1 eyed Himalayan Persian cat), eating out, gaming

Dislikes: ‘We’ve always done it this way’ mentality, clutter, procrastination.

  • Kai Balogun

Senior Consultant

In the time I’ve worked in Recruitment I’ve learnt that those you work alongside are vital to your success, and having known Ben and Matthew for some time I knew my career would thrive at tnp – joining them was simply a ‘no brainer’!

Working in a trusting environment in which we all pull together to succeed is important to me. Given that we spend more time at work than we do with our loved ones, finding somewhere that you enjoy being each day must be priority. There is a true sense of teamwork at tnp, working alongside Ben and Matthew means everyone is valued and contributes equally – but above all we never fail to have a laugh and no day is ever dull!

Likes: Bobby (My dog, I didn’t pick the name!), football and gaming.

Dislikes: Time wasters, negativity and potholes

Lynsey Fitzpatrick

Senior Consultant

When I first started my career in recruitment it was about playing to my strengths – I love getting to know new people and feel confident speaking to people from varied backgrounds and cultures. Then it became about changing someone’s career and life for the better, helping them grow professionally and secure their dream job.

Over the years I’ve worked with some incredible household names, placing directly into the board. When it came to start a new venture, tnp stood out to me. Here it’s not about ticking boxes and putting ‘bums on seats’. It was clear to me from day one that the team’s values and ethics align perfectly with mine.

Likes: Good manners, those who genuinely want to make a difference and cats (all cats!)

Dislikes: Brussel sprouts, bad time keeping and rudeness

Dan James

Associate Consultant

I’m an ambitious person and after seeing family members build a successful career in recruitment, I was inspired to do the same. For me, tnp stood out because of the training programme delivered by the management team. Being new to the industry, it was important for me to join a business with a supportive culture and a team around me that I could rely on.

I connected with tnp‘s core values straight away and feel these are genuine to the team. After meeting Ben, Matt and Nikki at the interview I knew straight away they were down to earth people that I could definitely work alongside. All this made me feel really confident in my decision to join them.

Likes: Liverpool Football Club, pizza and Formula 1.

Dislikes: Snakes, negativity and vegetables.

Benji Pearce

Trainee Consultant

After finishing University, I worked in retail but it wasn’t long before I wanted a new challenge! I have always enjoyed helping and supporting people, and building relationships. And then I found tnp! Recruitment allows me to challenge myself in a busy environment whilst continuing to help people and build long-term relationships. In the future, I look forward to using recruitment as a way to develop my communication skills with both my colleagues and candidates.

When I first considered recruitment, I was met with many negative opinions on what recruiters are like and how they behave! And to me tnp stood out with their modern approach. They make sure they provide every candidate with feedback and they truly want to support people with finding the right role. Relationships are just as important to tnp as they are to me.

Likes: Esports, smoking meat (BBQs!) and American sports. 

Dislikes: Disrespectful people, timewasters and tomatoes!

Sam Ruddy

Trainee Consultant

To be honest, I’ve always tied recruitment with having a negative stereotype, I thought it was a very ‘dog eat dog’ environment and if you didn’t hit your targets then you were out the door! So, for this reason, I avoided it. But once I sat down and looked into it a bit deeper, I realised that not every recruitment agency is like that. Strip it back and it’s all just about being able to talk to someone and build a relationship!

It’s really important to me that I feel comfortable with the people I’m working with! In my initial interview with Ben & Matt I instantly felt at ease. No question is a silly question, and every day is a school day at tnp – definitely the best decision I’ve made!

Likes: Singing to every song, Christmas and Otis (My fur baby!)

Dislikes: Rude people (especially towards hospitality staff), horror films and spicy food

Kallie Henson

Trainee Consultant

I wanted to get into recruitment because I’ve been told I have the personality for it! I love talking to people and learning new things, as well as being able to find people the right role – as I have been lucky to always work in really great places, I’d love to be able to give people that same feeling.

The team and the environment created by everyone at tnp are really great, there’s nothing better than working with people who you can have a laugh with! 

Likes: Bodybuilding, DNB, Chicken sausages!!

Dislikes: Question dodging, open water, laziness

Tara Watkins

Marketing Executive

I started my career  working in a photography studio, taking, and editing images – it was here that I realised just how much I loved being creative, which later led me to my career in marketing. I just love experimenting and unleashing my creative flair, and even after working in marketing for 7 years now, I find that there is still something new to learn on photoshop! I have a real passion for social media and love to create artwork to see the reaction from followers. I joined tnp because they stood out to me right from the start. There is a real positive culture, and everyone is so welcome. Fraser was a pretty good selling points too! 

Likes: Dogs (obviously), gherkins and Ryan Gosling. 

Dislikes: Loud chewing, texts like “kk” and when another car doesn’t say thank you.

Frazer

Fraser Khosravi

Mental Health Ambassador

I believe that life should be full of happiness. My job at Tnp is simple really, I make people smile. I work very hard to make sure that each member of the team is feeling positive every single day by distracting them, chewing their shoe laces, jumping on to their laps for a cuddle. Whilst I love my job, it can be exhausting so I do have to take regular naps which my team fully supports.

Likes: Barking at random people, any sort of affection and cheese 

Dislikes: Getting zero attention, the vets and anyone knocking the door

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