Meet the Team

Dominic Quirke

Dominic Quirke

Founding Director

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Entrepreneurial – Driven – Quirky

Career to date:

I started my working life doing a morning daily paper-round at the age of 13, and then my career in Sales began working part time in C&A as a Saturday boy whilst also working for Zenith Windows selling the “opportunity” to get free double glazing over the phone. This gave me the appetite for Sales and I then ventured into Estate Agency for several years and after working for a National and Independent Firm in Bedford I then stumbled into Recruitment and 10 years later the rest is history having set up Advancing People in 2009 and Advancing Property in 2011…

What do you enjoy about recruitment?

No day is the same, helping businesses and people achieve their goals and really making a difference.

What makes Advancing People special?

The people in the team and how we work together, the level of service we consistently deliver to candidates and clients whilst delivering true value for money - plus we have table football and a fish tank in the office!

What is your favourite colour?

Grey

What Star Sign are you?

Pisces

If you could have any super power for 24 hours what would it be?

Ability to read minds

If you were a car, which car would you be and why?

DeLorean – Fast moving, cool and able to evolve into the future….

Adam Dasilva

Adam Dasilva

Recruitment Consultant

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Driven – Personable – Cheeky

Career to date:

After leaving sixth form I went to work in New York caring for adults with severe learning difficulties. When I returned to the UK I then started my career with Advancing People as a Recruitment Consultant. I always knew that I wanted a career within sales and I approached Advancing People as a potential candidate. They took the time to listen to what I wanted and saw something in me that they liked. I was then offered a Job as Trainee Recruitment Consultant and since then have only moved forward, in the right direction!

What do you enjoy about recruitment?

I enjoy both sides of Recruitment, dealing with Clients as well as Candidates. I am a strong believer that the best way to learn is through others, which is why I enjoy the daily interaction that I have with all different kinds of individuals.

What makes Advancing People special?

Advancing People is made special by the quality of service and support we offer to all of our Clients and Candidates.

What is your favourite colour?

Purple

What Star Sign are you?

Aries

If you could have any super power for 24 hours what would it be?

To be Magnetic

If you were a car, which car would you be and why?

A ford Fiesta- Because they are reliable and have improved over time.

Jordan Gillbanks

Jordan Gillbanks

Recruitment Consultant

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Lively - Positive - Motivated

Career to date:

I have had great success in both Retail and Estate Agency - working to tight deadlines and delivering the very best service to clients at all times. I am really enjoying my time in Recruitment with Advancing People and look forward to further developing my career.

What do you enjoy about recruitment?

Providing people with opportunities and making a difference.

What makes Advancing People special?

The team relationship, the previous track record of success and the positive attitudes from each person in the team.

What is your favourite colour?

Red

What Star Sign are you?

Virgo

If you could have any super power for 24 hours what would it be?

To have power over other people’ minds – being able to change their mind as and when I wanted to.

If you were a car, which car would you be and why?

A Limousine – it stands out on the outside, it’s for luxury on the inside, slow and steady always wins the race but with comfort and in style!

Melanie Caves

Melanie Caves

Recruitment Consultant

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Tenacious - Approachable - Organised

Career to date:

32 years’ experience within the automotive industry covering finance, sales & aftersales, operations, IT, customer service and recruitment!

What do you enjoy about recruitment?

The variety… No 2 days are the same and I get to talk to great people from all walks of life and great satisfaction when client and candidate are happily matched!

What makes Advancing People special?

We are friendly, supportive and professional… We listen to our clients and candidates alike to make sure we get good strong matches to our roles.

What is your favourite colour?

Purple or Red

What Star Sign are you?

Pisces

If you could have any super power for 24 hours what would it be?

To be able to fly or teleport so I could whistle stop visit around the world.

If you were a car, which car would you be and why?

Aston Martin, V12 Vantage Convertible in White with red leather interior.