Lea Millinchip


Recruitment Team Leader
Tel: 01922 892018

Originally from Birmingham, Lea joined Starting Point Recruitment in 2017 after a long career in Health and Social Care recruitment. Lea now covers multiple recruitment areas as well as being a Team Leader at SPR.

In addition to loving Recruitment, Lea is an avid Robbie Williams fan and enjoys concerts, watching films and walking her adorable Staffy!

Sam Bayliss


Sales Consultant
Tel: 01922 892018

Originally from Walsall, Sam joined Starting Point Recruitment in 2018 as a Sales Consultant. Sam moved into recruitment after a 20 year career as a hairdresser so chatting with people and making their day is her thing!

Sam is bubbly and outgoing and loves to laugh! Sam is married with two children and outside of work she can be found cheering on her son’s football team the Lane Head Jaguars.

Deb Nickless


Employer Relationship Manager
Tel: 01922 892014

Originally from Shirley, Solihull. Deb joined the team in April 2018 as an Employment Relationship Manger. Deb has worked with Employers and Candidates for over 18 years. Deb loves holidays, spending time with family and friends and of course walking her dog Marley.

Rachel Thorley


Operations Manager
Tel: 07375479076

Rachel joined Starting Point in June 2018 with an extensive background in recruitment and training; she has a degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds which now only gets used on family holidays. Rachel is now the Operations Manager of the MV team.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys finding unusual recipes for the fruit and veg she grows on her allotment and particularly enjoys spring cleaning.

Jon Baker


Contract Consultant
Tel: 01922 892069

Jon’s work history is predominantly admin based, he began his first role in recruitment with SPR in January 2018 and since has been working as a Contact Consultant on the Master Vendor team, he has recently taken on the role of IT specialist within his team.

As a keen lover of adrenaline based music, Jon enjoys attending concerts and festivals that cater for the diverse range of music genres that interest him. In his spare time, he can be found swimming, snowboarding, exploring the outdoors and out socialising at the weekend.

Ruth Hammond


Contract Consultant
Tel: 01922 892001

Ruth joined Starting Point in August 2016 on the reception desk as a temporary Customer Support. Soon after, she found herself climbing into a permanent Trainee Consultant and Resourcer role before she finally made it as a fully-fledged Consultant and Resourcer wherein she mainly deals with managing and filling vacancies for Children’s Services.

When she’s not  at work, Ruth can be found enjoying all things horror related; novels, games and movies – sometimes hidden from behind a pillow or her partner. Ruth is also an avid art collector who has spent far too much money on art books, zines and prints, so much so, she now has little wall or shelf space to add to her collection.

Katie Dennant


Contract Consultant
Tel: 01922 892006

Katie joined Starting Point in November2007 after graduating with BA (Hons) in English Literature. Over the last ten years Katie has carried out a variety of roles from Contract Administrator through to Resourcer and then Contract Consultant.

Katie enjoys travelling, family days out and considers herself a bit of a foodie.

Andrea Nemcova


Recruitment Admin/Resourcer
Tel: 01922 892016

Originally from Czech Republic, Andrea has been living in West Midlands for 8 years. Andrea joined the team in 2018 as a Recruitment Admin/Resourcer after 10 years of experience in business admin/office roles. Andrea is a friendly and chatty person who loves to help people.

Andrea enjoys a healthy lifestyle and loves going to the gym. She enjoys travelling, seeing different places and meeting new people. Andrea loves spending time with family and going for walks with her Frenchie Hugo.

Veena Kaur


Resourcer/Contract Consultant
Tel: 01922 892005

Veena started work at Steps to Work back in 2012 as a Personal Coach for the Work Programme and then moved on to a deliver as a IAG Level 4 Project Officer for the National Careers Service. In 2017 she was asked to work for the Starting Point Recruitment Team as their Resoucer and she currently works as a Resourcer/Contract Consultant.

Veena is known for her signature smile, she is a bit of a Bollywood queen and can make a mean vindaloooo….. be warned!