Michael Wilkinson-Shaw FIRP

Divisional Manager - Corporate Services

About Michael Wilkinson-Shaw

Michael is the Divisional Manager for CCS. He has been part of Compass Holding Group since August 2010, joining as a Senior Consultant after spending 4 years working within specialist Law Enforcement recruitment at a senior level. Michael comes with in-depth knowledge, exposure and insight into the Corporate Services market, having worked on some key middle management and Executive appointments within a number of industries and lead on numerous successful consultative assignments.  Since 2018 Michael also has a dedicated focus on the recruitment of; Informatics, Intelligence, Analytics and Technical requirements across the CCS markets.

Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (FIRP). In his spare time, Michael volunteers as a work-mentor for a specialist charity, is found exploring the best of Brighton, travelling, and has an active interest in politics.

Adam Hodges MIRP

Senior Consultant - HR Practice

About Adam Hodges

Adam is an accomplished member of the HR Practice at CCS. Here he leads on Senior and Executive appointments within HR, L&D and OD throughout the Service Delivery sectors, including; PE and VC backed organisations through to NFP and Charitable providers.

Having started his recruitment career with CCS, in 2018 Adam was promoted to Senior Consultant. He has secured and led on a number of high profile and complex searches, with excellent feedback from both clients and candidates alike, especially around his knowledge of the sectors, commitment and creativity in searches.

Adam is currently studying his CIPD level 3, due to complete in 2019. In his spare time, Adam can be found recording new music, ‘building’ on his DIY skills, and exploring the quirks of Brighton!

Jamie-Leah Taylor BA (Hons), AIRP

Consultant - Marketing Practice

About Jamie-Leah Taylor

Jamie-Leah is lead member of the Marketing Practice, specialising predominately across the Service Delivery sectors, with additional responsibility for our Charitable and NFP clients. Jamie-Leah’s specialism and remit focus chiefly on; Marketing, Communications and PR as well as added responsibility for Fundraising and Philanthropy.

Having started on our specialist HR Practice, Jamie-Leah proved instrumental in some key and complex industry appointments, utilising her dynamic approach, excellent stream of contacts and dedication to a search in establishing key relationships between both clients and candidates alike.

Having gained her BA (Hons) in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Portsmouth, Jamie-Leah is currently studying for her REC exams. In her spare time, she’s often found travelling between South Wales and Brighton, exploring the best of both, and planning her next world adventures.

Alex Christie of CCS Finance and Accounting team

Alex Christie AIRP

Consultant - Finance & Accounting Practice

About Alex Christie

Alex is an established member of the Finance & Accounting Practice at CCS. He leads on Senior appointments across a number of the Service Delivery focused sectors, from PE and VC backed through to privately owned and 3rd Sector providers. Alex is developing a reputation among our clients and candidates for his commitment, quality and innovation. Alex joined CCS with previous exposure to the recruitment sector from the Insurance and IT services industries.

Alexander is currently studying his AAT and due to study for his REC in 2019. In his spare time, Alexander is working collaboratively on his first Play, takes an active interest in social issues, a fountain of Brighton knowledge and an active supporter of Greenpeace.

Lucy Gill CCS Finance & Accounting Division

Lucy Gill AIRP

Consultant - Finance & Accounting Practice

About Lucy Gill

Lucy is a key member of the Finance & Accounting Practice at CCS. Joining early 2018 and specialising in; entry level, specialist finance and middle management Finance & Accounting appointments, Lucy has given a particular focus to the Independent Health, Social and NFP sectors. Lucy has forged a number of key industry relationships and made an immediate impact within CCS. Lucy joined us with previous exposure to the recruitment sector from the aerospace industries.

Lucy is looking to study her REC and AAT in 2019. In her spare time, Lucy is found developing her Spanish language skills, making the most of her gym membership and exploring the hidden treasures of Brighton and Hove.


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David Bland BA (Hons), ACIM

Head of Marketing and Communications

About David Bland

David is responsible for the design, implementation and review of all internal and external communications, advertising, events coordination, PR and marketing activities at Compass Corporate Services. This includes; content, digital and relationship marketing campaigns, as well as ownership of the social media accounts.

David graduated from the University of Reading with a joint honours degree in French and International Relations, and it is his passion for languages and communication which has led him into a career in marketing.

Outside of work, David can be found completing his latest CIM certification, following his favourite cricket and rugby teams, or listening to the latest digitally re-mastered Led Zeppelin album.


Chris Hannam - CCS - HR Practice

Chris Hannam BA (Hons), AIRP

Consultant - HR Practice

About Chris Hannam

Chris is the newest member of the HR Practice, specialising in HR Support to Middle Management appointments, predominately across the Service Delivery sectors, with additional responsibility for the NFP, health and social care arena.

Bringing over 12 years of Customer Service Management and Leadership experience from the aviation and hospitality sector, Chris has transferred his considerable knowledgebase and made an immediate impression through his customer service skills, benefiting both CCS’ clients and candidates alike.

Having gained his BA (Hons) in Media and Performing Arts from De Montfort University, Chris is looking to take the REC exams in 2018. In his spare time, Chris is often found jogging along Brighton Seafront, embracing the best of Brighton, and  impressing those with his music knowledge of a certain genre!