Michelle Pollard

Michelle Pollard

Managing Director

Michelle Pollard has been in the recruitment industry, locally and nationally for over 30 years.  Michelle is passionate about recruiting and has a background not only within the high street recruitment marketplace, but has also enjoyed many years in the online recruitment space.

Michelle was responsible for bringing strategic online recruitment to several key organisations across the region and nationally, and was considered part of the online recruitment revolution being one of the earliest online recruitment adopters. She has a well-rounded knowledge of everything ‘recruitment’ and the local jobs market from a client, candidate and recruitment supplier perspective.

She is a wife, mum and netball player who enjoys everything and anything social and is a big believer in choosing a job you love, so you’ll never need work again.

Holly Smith

Holly Smith

Customer Service Account Manager

I am Holly and I have 6 years’ experience in the recruitment industry gained within both agency and internal environments. before entering the world of recruitment, I worked in the aviation industry, and developed my Customer Service skills.

 I have a creative side and a flair for writing amusing songs on the spot! I joined Spider in October 2016, I am now a lean mean advert writing machine!

I already feel like I have been part of the web family for years. I love the product Spider provides and how it so useful and cost effective for our clients. It’s great to see success from such a niche yet simple to use product.

Gail Shemming

Gail Shemming

Key Account Manager

I joined Spider in January 2016 and I am passionate about supporting companies recruit the best employees in the most cost effective way. I love being a Spider and as a potential client once said ‘disrupting the recruitment model in a positive way’ through our fixed fee services.

My background is in recruitment, training and project management, in particular organisation change, across a variety of industries from training, finance and wholesale. I have gained experience from both sides of the fence as a recruiting manager as well as a recruiter.

Natalie Sexton

Natalie Sexton

Business Development Executive

I joined Spider in April 2018 having previously worked with a local competitor in the online job advertising world, I know how hard Spider are to compete against and how loyal their customers are. I absolutely jumped at the chance to come on board with them and form part of their web. I am extremely passionate about online recruitment and know from experience how it is a proven success across the county.

I am Spider’s very own ‘Mrs Norfolk’ and am here to build relationships, listen to the needs of recruiting companies and fly the Spider flag high from my base in Norwich.

Zoe Blowers

Marketing Manager

Having joined Spider in January, I’m new to the industry but very much enjoying the buzz of the recruitment world. I’m an experienced marketeer within the travel, financial and law sectors, with a more than few years under my belt.

I am very excited to be part of the Spider team and to help grow the brand across East Anglia and beyond, allowing companies to recruit the very best candidates at a great price.

Jenny Irons

Recruitment Administrator

I am the new baby spider of the team having only joined in June 2018. I have 18 years experience as a Recruitment Administrator in London and Essex.

Working for Spider I can see how passionate they are about helping build good relationships with new and existing clients, helping to take the hard work and expensive elements out of recruiting. The job advertising and CV screening is excellent value for money for businesses of all sizes, not to mention time saving.

I am really excited to help expand Spider’s web further in Essex, Suffolk and nationwide.

Wayne De’Ath

Divisional Manager (Permanent Recruitment)

After taking a career break from the recruitment industry after becoming a father, I returned due to missing the recruitment buzz. When Michelle heard that I was available at the beginning of 2019 we finally got an opportunity to bang our heads together and share our thoughts on the industry as a whole and we both liked what each other had to say.

Since joining Spider as the Divisional Manager for the permanent side of the business have been impressed with structure and the Spider ethos. My main goal is to push the Permanent ‘Spider’ brand to compliment the already successful and award winning Online Job Advertising side of Spider and ensure that we deliver a true 360 recruitment service to meet all of our clients personal and financial needs.

I have over 9 years recruitment experience working with clients throughout East Anglia ranging from SME’s to Blue-Chip organisations across a wide range of sectors including Insurance, Financial, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, IT, Supply Chain, Shipping & Logistics,

Outside of the office you will find me pounding the streets early mornings as I am a keen runner then spending the rest of my time with my son Dimitri.

Greg Henderson

Recruitment Consultant

I started my adventure with Spider in January 2019 and have been overwhelmed by the warm welcome I have received from the lovely “Spiders” as well as clients and candidates alike.

I have worked in the Construction and Building Supplies industry for over 6 years, with a specialist knowledge of the M&E sector. My job at Spider is simple, to source and select the best quality candidates in their field and make sure that the right businesses across the region know about them!

Whether you’re a candidate looking to learn and develop new skills and need a new challenge, or a client looking for the next big thing to walk through the door, give me a call or drop me a line.

David Shuck

Recruitment Consultant

I’m an experienced recruiter originally from a financial services background but with experience within healthcare and construction too.  At Spider, I head up the Financial Services desk providing support across the country.

I pride myself in offering clients and candidates a consultative view on career progression, salary ranges and market availability.  I have a strong network of candidates and clients and love the challenge of sourcing candidates for the most difficult of roles.  I really enjoy placing Paraplanners, Financial Planners, Business Development Managers and Compliance roles and get a real buzz out of getting a great candidate into a great role!

Outside of work I’m very much a family man and I enjoy spending time with my 3 year old daughter.

Could you be our next new Spider?

We’re always on the lookout for outstanding team players. If you’re a niche recruiting ninja or a recruitment advertising guru, we’d love to hear from you.

Get posted onto multiple job boards

We can advertise your vacancy on national, local and specialist job boards We also offer bespoke recruitment advertising, online & offline, as well as the more traditional methods of recruiting.

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How can Spider help?

Spider is all about providing online & bespoke recruitment services to businesses in Ipswich, Suffolk, Norwich, Norfolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire.


Why use Spider?

Spider is not just a Recruitment Agency, we also can offer flat fee online recruitment advertising dedicated to supporting local businesses with low cost recruitment solutions that suit your budget.

We can advertise your vacancy on national, local and specialist job boards We also offer bespoke recruitment advertising, online & offline, as well as the more traditional methods of recruiting.

We take the leg work out of the recruitment process by providing you with a short list of pre-screened relevant candidates that suit your role.

Spider is based in East Anglia and our Recruiters & Account Managers have supported local companies when recruiting for over 20 years.

We help businesses that are looking for your skill set to find you. We do this for companies quickly with minimal fuss and minimal cost.

Priced from just £595 Spider can reduce your company’s recruitment costs compared to more traditional methods. This is all part of our guarantee.

A recent survey told us that 90% of our customers were extremely happy or very happy with their experience of using Spider.

From a recruitment agency search to organising Assessment Centres & delivering Onsite Recruitment Support – we can help. We are also experts in Head Hunting & Executive Search.