Get to know us

Meet the team

We want to hear from businesses who are looking to work with experienced and passionate, specialist Recruiters to assist them with their recruitment needs.

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Recruiter

Robert Ally

Company Role: Excellent tea maker

Favourite quote:  Hhmmm…

Rob joined Escalate back in October 2018 with the view of partnering with SME’s across IT and technology as this is his background. He came from a very technology focused recruitment business working in London and the South East. Since his time at Escalate the variety of industry sectors supported has grown. Also partnering with MyHR Dept has helped to provide a more well-rounded and professional service for their clients.

What does Rob do when not working?

Rob likes to travel and is a “social butterfly”, he is always happy to be out and about meeting new people and chasing some sunshine in far-away lands if possible.  

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Recruiter

Michaela Samet

Michaela joined Escalate in June 2019 as our newest recruitment employee after having a career break. She started off in recruitment in 2012 in the technology sector to then joining Escalate which has widened her skill set successfully working with clients across different industries. She currently supports Rob with sourcing and providing candidates with a welcoming and professional approach from start to finish.

Michaela’s hobbies and interests is having outdoor family time with her kids, nice restaurants, loves travelling and meeting new people.

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Director

Bill Larke

Former Coca-Cola HR Director Bill established HR outsourcing company myHRdept in 2002. He identified a need for high quality recruitment services for his retained client base and has assisted clients recruit at the most senior levels including appointing CEOs and NEDs.  myHRdept supports more than 200 clients across sectors and Escalate Recruitment, the recruitment arm of myHRdept was formed in 2018 to supplement myHRdept’s HR support capabilities.

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Director

Catherine Larke

With a corporate pedigree (Coca Cola, Rank Hovis McDougall, legal and heavy industry) Catherine joined myHRdept in 2005, building the business from an on-line only platform to the boutique, high quality HR provider it is today. She and husband Bill established Escalate Recruitment in 2018 believing that clients would benefit from a complete recruitment service delivering professional and courteous service to candidates and employers alike.

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