Hello, I’m Simone Devereux, Founder and Director of Solo Search.

With over 20 years’ recruitment experience, gained largely in the IT recruitment marketplace, I’ve worked my way up through the ranks from entry level Resourcer to Recruitment Consultant to Senior Consultant – cutting my teeth within a big corporate agency placing IT contractors.

Five years later, I left the corporate world and moved to the opposite end of the scale – a career with a smaller ‘boutique’ recruitment agency, allowing me more freedom to work to my strengths. Here I became involved in permanent recruitment and more diverse sectors, ultimately broadening my commercial and recruitment skills.

Having established Solo Search in 2004, one of my passions is to do my part in raising recruitment industry standards in the UK. I fully uphold the code of professional practice and high standards required in today’s recruitment environment. I believe in ‘giving something’ back even if you can’t directly help a candidate or client and not giving up when the going gets tough. Recruitment can be a tough old game at times but I am proud to still be riding that wave.

In my free time I am a keen tennis player and enjoy living a healthy and active lifestyle which usually means my daily office attire is a hoodie brighter than this website! I do love a good retail therapy fix and am usually the last one to leave a dance floor. I am a bit of a workaholic, not afraid of hard graft and am a ‘completer finisher’ which does include anything on my plate. Pet hates are candidates not showing up for an interview (and not letting anyone know) and client words - “I’ve already got that CV”.

Simone Devereux

Kimberly Braham

Hello, I’m Kimberly Braham, Consultant at Solo Search.

Joining Simone at Solo Search at the end of 2013 I am relatively new to the world of recruitment, after leaving full time education I decided university life wasn’t for me and wanted to enter the world of work joining a successful financial services business.

During my time in financial services I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to create and manage a bespoke portfolio management business. Learning greatly from the exposure to numerous industries and dealing with colleagues, clients and stakeholders I am passionate about making any business transaction as friendly, transparent and as simple as possible.

I feel it is key that everybody enjoys their work, after all it is where you spend most of your time. At Solo Search we don’t try shoehorn any candidate into a role, I love the part of my job where I find a candidate who really wants a role and I get to make that happen.

Outside of the office I’m a little bit of a nerd, I love to learn, space travel and royal history being my favourite topics. I also love to travel and see different parts of the world…I do prefer warmer climates but I have been known to do some cooler exploring too in the likes of Poland and Latvia in most recent years!

Hello, I’m Lisa Martinson, Consultant at Solo Search.

I’m Lisa, and I’m responsible for finding new clients to work with and consequently expand our client base. We predominantly work with clients in the North but do have a number of clients who we work with UK wide, and I research which clients we want to work with and develop those new fledgling relationships.

I started my career in banking and finance for several years, but in my late twenties felt I needed something more exciting and faster paced and found recruitment! I started in Business Development with Simone in 1998 and give or take a career break for maternity, and a period back in finance part time, have always worked in recruitment ever since. I am a self- starter personality type, resilient and positive, and also a creative thinker, but with a solid business background which helps me to understand what businesses need.

Having a family, I like driving (to activities/parties) cooking (healthy food) and doing complex homework challenges, but in my true spare time I love horse riding, walking my dog, interior design and house renovation, as well as watching American legal dramas as my Plan B career was to be a lawyer..
Lisa Martinson
Anne Lightfoot

Hello, I’m Anne Lightfoot, Consultant at Solo Search.

I’m the new kid at Solo Search joining in April 2016 providing support to Simone and Kim. My background is in law. On completion of my training contract to be a solicitor I decided to try something new and worked for a large corporate recruitment company for a year before returning to law as a Caseworker at a legal charity. I worked my way up to Team Leader and ultimately Head of Office before taking a career break when my second child came along. This gave me exposure not only to the legal world but also how to make a business work and how to deal and negotiate with many different people and stakeholders. Now both my children are at school I have decided it is time to re-enter the working world!

Working at Solo Search is very different to my previous work in recruitment with the emphasis definitely being on quality not quantity. The drive is to find the perfect person not only for the role but for the business too.

At home I enjoy running, pilates, reading and going out with family and friends, squeezed in around lots of children’s parties and activities!

Our Values

  • ETHICAL

    Ethical

    We believe in being transparent in all of our business transactions with clients and candidates alike.

  • PERSONAL

    Personal

    Our consultancy services have a personal focus and include a detailed and objective assessment of your individual needs. That means we care about you and treat you as a person, not a number.

  • PASSIONATE

    Passionate

    We invest time into getting to know our candidates and clients, we don’t just want to get a candidate a role we want to create a long lasting working relationship.

  • PROFESSIONAL

    Professional

    Professionalism is something you see, hear and experience and is comprised of a set of behaviours. A professional always aims to give the best they can.

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