Meet the Team
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Olivia Shenton-Sharp Senior Temp Consultant
Meeta Sahni CEO
Meeta is our CEO and owner of the business. She is the longest serving member of the team, joining The Maine Group back in 1997. She graduated from Kings with a degree in Physics and is also a qualified Accountant – she really is an all rounder! Soon after starting with The Maine Group, Meeta realised she had become part of something special within the recruitment world. “We practiced recruitment with such integrity that growing the business five-fold in five years was an honour”. Meeta worked her way up to Managing Director in 2005, and remained so passionate about the way we do recruitment that she bought the company in June 2011, and has never looked back!
Meeta’s passion is in adding value to the businesses in London by finding the right people to fit the organisation in every way. She is the pioneer of being Consultants in Recruitment and works to not only add value through a partnership approach with clients and candidates alike, but to improve the reputation of the recruitment industry overall, leading with the unequivocal 3 month 100% financial guarantee!
Meeta runs the business with the help of her leadership team, and is involved with the strategic vision of the Maine Group, building the strongest relationship with her clients and candidates and ensuring that the network she is involved with are the most successful thanks to the people the Maine group introduce.The Maine Magic: Meeta is a Mum of 3, a boy and twin girls, so The Maine Group isn’t Meeta’s only baby. Meeta puts her heart and soul into everything she touches, but did you know that one of her first passions was Skate boarding and roller skating! Meeta is an avid supporter of Women in Business and supports and mentors up and coming girls to realise their dreams and passions.
Carly Stephens Director
Carly has been with the Maine Group for 15 years, starting with us back in 2004! Before she joined us, she started her career as an EA supporting senior executives in the banking and finance world. After 5 years of this, she registered with Maine-Tucker Secretarial as a candidate but we spotted her skills and knew we wanted her on board! Carly started her journey with Maine-Tucker as a Temps recruiter, and with her experience as an EA, this worked perfectly. She was given a volume client account to manage which saw her working onsite with the client once a week, allowing her to really immerse herself in their culture. Since then, Carly has progressed far, working her way up to temp team manager, Associate Director and now Director. Carly is pivotal to our senior leadership team, and spends her time on strategic projects with Meeta, as well as running a very busy permanent Secretarial desk!The Maine Magic – Carly is a bit of an adrenaline junkie, she’s been sky diving and bungee jumping and loved both! She loves swimming in the sea, no matter what the weather (even in the winter!), and she is also currently writing a screen play!
Kate Stannard Operations Director
Kate began working at the Maine Group in January 2011 and has had quite a journey since then! She started out as our Receptionist but then worked her way up to PA to MD to Business Assistant and is now our EA to CEO/ Business Manager, and is now Associate Director! She works very closely with our CEO Meeta, and looks after all of our Business Operations including Marketing, HR, IT and Office needs. She liasises regularly with our suppliers, and also heads up the A Team. Together, they run a tight ship!The Maine Magic – Kate spent 7 months travelling after Uni and jumped 15,000ft out of a plane in Queenstown, New Zealand! She has a real sweet tooth and can never resist chocolate!
Ms Siobhan Flude Specialist Charity Recruitment Consultant
Siobhan joined The Maine Group in January 2017 and has become an integral member of the Maine Charity team. Siobhan has a wealth of Recruitment experience, over 20 years in fact, with her first role out of college being an administrator in a recruitment company. Throughout her career, she has worked across a variety of commercial companies but soon found her niche in the Charity and Not for Profit sectors. Siobhan has been working within the Charity world for the last 10 years honing her skills. She has spent time as a recruiter and as a Partnerships Manager for Marie Curie. After this stint away from recruitment, she realised that she missed the fast-pace world of recruitment and came back to the industry, and where better than Maine Charity! Siobhan chose to join The Maine Group because she truly believes in our values and loves the positive way we work with both candidates and clients. She was keen to work with like-minded people and be part of a mature working environment.The Maine Magic: Siobhan loves a challenge, she has completed 3 mountain treks – Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp, and Machu Picchu, taken part in the Tough Mudder challenge, and run the British 10K!
Penny Punter Personal Assistant / Office Manager
Penny joined The Maine World as a temp in December 2019, and soon turned permanent! She came to us with recruitment experience, and now looks after all the admin for the Maine team, and keeps everyone in check! She also helps out with all parts of the recruitment process, including keeping in touch with our candidates, helping them to find roles, assisting with timesheets and payroll admin, as well as being an important part of the A team!
Samantha Moss Principal Consultant
Sam joined The Maine Group back in 2000! She has been our Principal Consultant helping clients and candidates on the permanent division. Sam took a break for a few years and returned to us in 2022 and it's like she's never been away! She is a true expert in recruitment and loves matching the perfect candidates to her clients!
Amanda Myles Principle Consultant
Amanda joined The Maine Group in June 2022, and we've loved having her on board! She comes to us with a wealth of recruitment knowledge and 18 years of experience, particularly in the Operational Support Sector. She runs a successful permanent desk here at The Maine Group and has been smashing it since she began!
Laura Belsey Associate Consultant
Laura joined The Maine Group in January 2023 as a Talent Resourcer. She had a small amount of recruitment experience before joining us, but since starting at The Maine Group ,she has flourished! Laura really enjoys talking to candidates and helping to place them in their dream roles. She has since been promoted to Associate Consultant due to her many successes! Laura helps both the Charity and Commercial team with any support they did, as well as assisting candidates and clients on filling briefs.