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What we do

We help you hire truly exceptional talent

To stand out from the crowd, we focus on what’s really important, our clients’ culture and requirements and our candidates’ career goals. We achieve this by providing a truly consultative service to both the businesses and the talent we represent. After all, placing someone in a role has to be a great fit for all parties for it to be a success story.

Startup experience

We understand your business

Being a startup ourselves with no legacy markets or systems to slow us down, we are able to focus solely on supporting other early-stage and scaling businesses. We do this by tailoring our solutions to each client’s needs, and representing talent already working in the startup space

Meet the team

The story so far

Simon Benson

Simon started his career in recruitment over 15 years ago after working as an Editor for PwC and Deloitte in the Czech Republic. He has supported clients across technology, healthcare and engineering in both the private and public sectors. He was a top billing consultant at two Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 companies before starting Wilson Grey in 2015 to support startups whose mission is to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

“I think our greatest achievement is providing a true consultancy service that is transparent and dedicated for our clients and candidates. The best compliment is when candidates we’ve placed come back to us to hire for their own teams.”

Outside of running the business, Simon’s time is taken up with his family and French Bulldog as well as an ever-growing vinyl collection.

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Tom Goodyear
Delivery Consultant

Tom started his recruitment career following completion of his degree at Brunel University London. Previously recruiting for ERP professionals, he joins Wilson Grey looking to continue his recruitment success within the Tech sector. Previously working as a 360 consultant, Tom grew a passion for the candidate side of recruitment and now specialises as a delivery consultant, finding the best fit for our candidates and clients.

“My favourite thing about Wilson Grey is that we work with businesses where we can make a tangible difference straight away, and you see a positive impact for both the clients and candidates very swiftly.”

Outside of work, Tom is involved in coaching youth basketball with a history of playing himself. He enjoys his cooking, constantly experimenting with new vegan recipes to add to his arsenal.

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Tom Hirst
Growth Consultant

Tom started his career with a startup straight out of school and has never looked back. His experience covers web design & build as well as commercial functions and marketing. He has been working to drive growth and innovation online for multiple startups for the last 10 years. He entered the world of recruitment in 2018 as a consultant before joining Wilson Grey in 2019.

“What I love about Wilson Grey is that we are continuously working on breaking down the barriers put in place by archaic recruitment methods. I find the opportunity to innovate in this space is very rewarding.”

Tom has a fascination with history and a love for the outdoors. He works with charitable organisations to further their impact online and loves spending time studying new design trends.

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Catherine Perks
Senior HR Director

Catherine has more than 20 years of experience in international HR leadership across engineering, professional services and technology sectors. From tech startups to global engineering organisations, she has supported a variety of leadership teams to scale up and deliver on their growth potential through organisational development, hiring, talent development and M&A.

“Wilson Grey is a rare find and I’m delighted to be a part of their team. They bring deep specialist expertise, passion, and energy to everything they do. I’m continually impressed with how they serve both clients and candidates with absolute integrity.”

With tendencies to being a workaholic, Catherine tries to find balance with her very active son or through art and travel, not to mention her designer shoe collection.

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What drives us

Our Values


 We do what we say we will do and hold ourselves accountable.

We reach our goals through hard work, creativity and focused efforts.

We achieve great things by working quickly and accurately, without compromise.

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Are you a recruitment consultant who’s excited by the startup space? If you’re seeking an opportunity to grow your career with a business where you have a real voice and can make an impact, get in touch.

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