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ABOUT US

Meet the Team

About Us

Imperial Recruitment Group is a North East based Recruitment Consultancy that offers organisations of all sizes temporary and permanent staffing solutions.

Originally established in 2005, Imperial Workforce quickly cut a niche in the supply of volume, full service, temporary and flexible staffing solutions to some of the UK’s most reputable production facilities. After 10 years of successful supply the business merged with its sister company Imperial Professionals to complete the Imperial Recruitment Group operating brand.

We are now a very well established and diverse multi-disciplined staffing supplier with specialist consultants supplying businesses of all sizes both temporary and permanent personnel across our core areas of expertise.

Imperial Workforce
Our clients include organisations in the following industries:

Food and Drink Manufacturing

General Manufacturing

Logistics and Transportation

Specialist Service Providers

Catering and Restaurants

1st Tier Automotive Suppliers

Retail 

Imperial Professionals
Our clients include organisations in the following industries:

Office

Sales and Marketing

Engineering

HR, Finance and IT 

Education

Healthcare

Executive 

Our Core Values:

As a group we operate to the below core values;

Integrity

From pricing to service you will receive an honest and transparent service that will be tailored to your business.

Commitment

We will minimise the strain that recruitment may have on your business and take full accountability for your requirements.

Experience

By using experienced, qualified and sector specific recruiters, your campaigns will be managed by people that have the expertise to delivery you results.

Creativity

Using innovative techniques to identify the best talent for your business; We are not a consultancy that relies on generic job boards, but instead use our unique approach to identify your future talent.

Meet The Team

Imperial Recruitment Group

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
Having operated in the recruitment industry for over 12 years I decided back in 2016 to partner with Imperial Workforce with a remit of creating Imperial Professionals and in doing so completing the Imperial Recruitment Group family.This part of Imperial Recruitment Group offers businesses of all sizes temporary and permanent staffing solutions across a variety of different sectors such as Engineering, Operational and IT type professionals. Our business model means that although I run the full operation, I am also still very hands on and you will often still find me taking a lead on recruitment projects at all levels!
Hobbies:
Football (coaching, playing, watching, I am a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan) aside from that I spend as much time as possible with my wife and children.
Favourite film:
Midnight Express!
Favourite food:
Pizza, naughty I know…….
Interesting fact:
I lived in Cyprus for 7 years and met my wife there when we were just 17 and 18 respectively! Oh and I speak, read and write fluent Greek.

Phone

07714 743343

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
I have operated in an FD and FC position for over 20 years, joining the Imperial Workforce team six years ago and moving into the Group structure two years ago. My industry experience is diverse and includes Construction, Transport, Electrical Wholesale and Contracting prior to moving to recruitment. My role within the group includes: Responsibility for Finance, Accounts and Payroll departments. All Contractual Matters. Developing Pricing Strategy and Structures.
Hobbies:
Travel, South Africa, India and France being favourite
Favourite films:
In Bruges…. darkly hilarious. Gone with the Wind…. love the dresses!
Favourite food:
Too many to list !!
Interesting fact:
Trish shared New Year’s Eve Dec 14 on a beach, with crowds, bonfires, fireworks and cows!

Phone

07590 496931

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
A career change in 2009 brought me into the world of recruitment from the world of Optometry. I instantly loved the fast pace and gratification of helping people.I am a motivated individual and I enjoy providing a high-quality service to clients and candidates, driven by exacting standards and strong relationships.
Hobbies:
Intrepid spider catcher, white knuckle ride junky and eating chips
Favourite film:
Amadeus
Favourite food:
Anything made by Mum
Interesting fact:
I have 5 children………………… I don’t have time to be interesting!!

Phone

07872 500671

Imperial Professionals

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Dan Pilkington

Recruitment Operations Manager

Adam Pearson

Head of Engineering Recruitment

Karl Roberts

Head of Technical and IT Recruitment

Bianca Domingues

Recruitment Resourcer

Anthony Antoniou – Cert RP

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
Having operated in the recruitment industry for over 12 years I decided back in 2016 to partner with Imperial Workforce with a remit of creating Imperial Professionals and in doing so completing the Imperial Recruitment Group family.This part of Imperial Recruitment Group offers businesses of all sizes temporary and permanent staffing solutions across a variety of different sectors such as Engineering, Operational and IT type professionals. Our business model means that although I run the full operation, I am also still very hands on and you will often still find me taking a lead on recruitment projects at all levels!
Hobbies:
Football (coaching, playing, watching, I am a huge Tottenham Hotspur fan) aside from that I spend as much time as possible with my wife and children.
Favourite film:
Midnight Express!
Favourite food:
Pizza, naughty I know…….
Interesting fact:
I lived in Cyprus for 7 years and met my wife there when we were just 17 and 18 respectively! Oh and I speak, read and write fluent Greek.

Phone

07714 743343

Dan Pilkington

Recruitment Operations Manager

Professional Summary:
Over 3 years’ experience working for two global recruitment agencies as a specialist recruiter provided me with the foundations to take my career to the next level here at the Imperial Recruitment Group.After a few discussions and hearing first-hand the groups future plans it was a no brainer and the best decision I have ever made. I now work with a diverse range of clients from all industries and I have been provided with the freedom to manage my own destiny with no glass ceilings!
Hobbies:
I don’t really get time to have a hobby but I would probably say it is to spend as much time with my wife and kids! I like to make sure we do something or go somewhere different each weekend!I’ve probably been to every sea life / zoo and theme park in the country!!
Favourite film:
Don’t really have a favourite but I do have a few:The Call, John Wick’s, Shrek and Toy Story!!!
Favourite food:
Pizza and Mexican food
Interesting fact:
I grew up in Germany (although I can’t speak it) and I have few weird phobia’s!

Phone

07590 882029

Adam Pearson

Head of Engineering Recruitment

Professional Summary:
Having gained over 5 years recruitment experience, I predominantly place skilled Engineers up to board level. Joining Imperial Professionals in a senior position has given me the platform to not only utilise my skills and experience but further develop myself and the company long term. It was a no brainier to join Imperial Professionals as they showed me their unique business model and how accountability to every client and candidate runs through the core of the business, making them the recruitment company of choice.
Hobbies:
I am a bit of a book worm and one year read over 20 books in a year which was a personal goal after not coming from an academic background.I also enjoy regularly attending the gym, running, watching live music and holidaying, visiting Europe, Brazil and Australia.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Too many to list but would probably say anything with Leonardo Di Caprio or Denzel Washington is at the top of my list.
Favourite food:
Spaghetti Bolognese
Interesting Fact:
I completed a Tool Making apprenticeship and not being able to find work at the time, I then completed a Warehousing Apprenticeship through the same company winning The Henry Williams Memorial Cup!I once went to Scott Windsor’s (Emmerdale Farm) house and beat him at Top Trumps!

Phone

01325 467437

Karl Roberts

Head of Technical and IT Recruitment

Professional Summary:
Been in the Technical, Engineering & IT Recruitment sector since before man discovered fire.  I’ve worked with companies throughout the UK & beyond, both contract & permanent, and passionate about delivering not only the right skills, but the right person for my clients.Self-confessed “one anorak short of a geek” – the more technical the challenge, the more I enjoy finding that elusive perfect candidate.  With Imperial Professionals I’ve found a business, and colleagues, that share the love I have for recruitment.
Hobbies:
Gaming – PC, Console, and most importantly ensuring my boys grow up realising board / paper & pen games can be just as engaging as Minecraft!  Bring on the Space Hulk & Munchkin sessions!Avid armchair sports fan, especially Rugby, and reader…from Sci-fi to Eastern Philosophy
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Anything with good tech – Blade Runner (both), Ghost in the Shell, The Matrix, Ex Machina, Dredd with a bit of “Das Boot” thrown in for good measure.
Favourite Food:
Mexican or any slow cooked meat
Interesting Fact:
Holder of a Blue Peter badge :o)

Phone

07850 099407

Bianca Domingues

Recruitment Resourcer

Summary:
My role at Imperial Professionals is to provide administrative support to the consultants. My daily role includes sourcing for candidates, configuring CV’s, formatting adverts, keeping the job boards up to date and checking references. 
Hobby:
Drawing, photography and discovering new places with my dogs Loki and Dakota. 
TV Show
Its hard to pick a favourite, but Breaking Bad is high on the list. 
Food:
Love Japanese food… and cake. 
Fact:
Truly terrified of the dark.

Phone

07712 468204

Imperial Workforce

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Sylwia Zawislak

Account Manager

Patrycja Maliszewska

Account Manager

Nick Walker

Business Development Manager

Grazyna Chmielewska

Account Manager

Ela Bak

Account Manager

Daniel Plamada

Account Manager

Michelle Williams

Payroll

Natalie Cook

Payroll Supervisor

Piotr Wojtal

Account Manager

Laura Laidlaw

Account Manager

Aneta Jedynak

Account Manager

Cody Pilkington

Payroll/Admin Support

Jason D’Silva- MBCO BSc Hons

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
A career change in 2009 brought me into the world of recruitment from the world of Optometry. I instantly loved the fast pace and gratification of helping people.I am a motivated individual and I enjoy providing a high-quality service to clients and candidates, driven by exacting standards and strong relationships.
Hobbies:
Intrepid spider catcher, white knuckle ride junky and eating chips
Favourite film:
Amadeus
Favourite food:
Anything made by Mum
Interesting fact:
I have 5 children………………… I don’t have time to be interesting!!

Phone

07872 500671

Patricia Dodsworth

Director - Imperial Recruitment Group

Professional Summary:
I have operated in an FD and FC position for over 20 years, joining the Imperial Workforce team six years ago and moving into the Group structure two years ago. My industry experience is diverse and includes Construction, Transport, Electrical Wholesale and Contracting prior to moving to recruitment. My role within the group includes: Responsibility for Finance, Accounts and Payroll departments. All Contractual Matters. Developing Pricing Strategy and Structures.
Hobbies:
Travel, South Africa, India and France being favourite
Favourite films:
In Bruges…. darkly hilarious. Gone with the Wind…. love the dresses!
Favourite food:
Too many to list !!
Interesting fact:
Trish shared New Year’s Eve Dec 14 on a beach, with crowds, bonfires, fireworks and cows!

Phone

07590 496931

Sylwia Zawislak

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
My journey with Imperial Workforce began in June 2018 when I moved from London to settle in Darlington. Before joining Imperial, I was working as a Store manager and an Account manager for 5 years in various industries.I currently work closely with the business development team to deliver the best solutions for our new and existing clients. Recruiting and training a temporary workforce definitely keeps me very busy.
Hobbies:
Off road cycling, travelling – anytime, anywhere.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Grease and all musicals.
Favourite food:
Anything Turkish.
Interesting fact:
England is the 5th country where I have lived and worked.

Phone

01325 467437

Patrycja Maliszewska

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
Before joining the Imperial Workforce family my professional life covered work in many multicultural environments. I can communicate in 5 languages which makes my role with Imperial even more interesting.Predominately qualified in administration, I started my career in an International Call Centre, then managed a Greek Restaurant and finally joined the Imperial Workforce team.
Hobbies:
Cooking Greek food, dancing and travelling.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Step up
Favourite food:
Kleftiko
Interesting Fact:
I lived in Greece for 25 years and make the best ‘’baklava’’ ever.

Phone

07712 404 417

Nick Walker

Business Development Manager

Professional Summary:
I’m the deal maker and the heart breaker of the company, If only it were true!!I have been in the recruitment industry for 14 years with some gaps in between for a change of scenery.This is my second return to the Imperial Family and I look after developing all new client business whilst maintaining current long term client relationships.I love talking to my clients on a daily basis and still thrive on the challenge of developing prospect business relationships.
Hobbies:
I love Football, unfortunately I don’t get to see a great standard being a Sunderland supporter.House Music (Erick Morillo, Carl Cox and the like)PS4 online gamingSpending time with the Mrs and Kids …..and Maggie the dog.
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Saving Private Ryan or The Dark Knight
Favourite food:
Fillet Steak (Rare) with Diane Sauce
Interesting fact:
I memorise full scripts from films and tv quickly an utterly useless ability

Phone

01325 467437

Grazyna Chmielewska

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
Before joining the Imperial Workforce family, I was an experienced restaurant manager with over 7 years’ service in catering. I started my journey with Imperial Workforce in 2016, and currently I manage several of our client accounts. Recruiting temporary staff for several businesses across Teesside and Durham area certainly makes my day busy which is something I really enjoy.
Hobbies:
Walking, crafting
Favourite TV/Film Series:
Resident Evil, 300
Favourite food:
Seafood stir fry
Interesting Fact:
I used to have a pet called ‘Smithy’ a Rose Chile Tarantula

Phone

07889 732758

Ela Bak

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
I originally come from Poland where I started my family and my career, first as a teacher and then as an Export Department Assistant. I believe in the importance of making a fantastic life for all my family and pushing the boundaries to make the most out of life at every opportunity.Working full time as retail Department Manager, Assistant Store Manager and HR Advisor did not stop me from graduating Business and HR studies becoming a professional with experience applicable to a broad range of opportunities, markets and industries.
Hobbies:
Painting MuralsGardeningLove my animals: dog Aria and Iris the cat
Favourite TV Series:
FargoThe KillingPeaky BlindersInside outand a couple more…
Least favourite food:
SeafoodWatermelonand anything by my mum
Interesting fact:
Spent all my childhood holidays in deep woods at my grandma’s who was a forest Ranger and Polish Bison’s keeper at a National Park

Phone

01325 467437

Daniel Plamada

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
Working as a waiter gave me a unique opportunity to develop my people skills, and I know food production factories from the inside which really helps when managing client accounts
Hobbies:
In my spare time I like to watch football, and socializing with friends
Favourite TV Series:
Game of Thrones – The winter is coming
Least favourite food:
Anything Italian
Interesting fact:
I used to live in Italy for 6 years

Phone

07719 928360

Michelle Williams

Payroll

Professional Summary:
I joined Imperial Workforce two years ago, starting at Reception level. I completed my level 2 Business Apprenticeship then progressed through the company into the payroll department. I also monitor compliance within the company ensuring the accuracy of our documentation.
Hobbies:
Going on Adventures
Favourite film:
Anything Disney or 50 Shades depends on my mood
Favourite food:
Food in General … Mainly Indian… Spicy I know
Interesting fact:
I’m a fully qualified hairdresser.

Phone

01325 467437

Natalie Cook

Payroll Supervisor

Professional Summary:
I have worked for Imperial Workforce for 4 and half years!!!I started with the business as receptionist, studied Level 3 Business Administration and progressed through the company operating in different roles throughout the company.In November 17 I was delighted with my promotion to Payroll Supervisor.
Hobbies:
Socialising with friendsLong walks with my Fur baby (Dog)Spending quality time with my hubby and family
Favourite film:
Home Alone
Favourite food:
CHOCOLATE CAKE …… Slightly warmed with a big dollop of ice cream ….. Heaven
Interesting fact:
I am brown belt in Karate (1st Kyu)

Phone

07889 602759

Piotr Wojtal

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
I have extensive working experience ranging from shop management through to professional bus driving and arranging the shifts for the Drivers. I was a Company Director for a period of time where dealing with customers complaints was one of my many tasks. Currently I manage several client accounts for Imperial Workforce with recruiting temporary staff being a large part of my working day.
Hobbies:
I love spending time with my wife and sons. I enjoy all sports but I’m a huge fan of ice hockey.
Favourite film:
Rocky
Favourite food:
Teesside speciality – Parmo
Interesting fact:
I used to do judo and boxing

Phone

07712 404417

Laura Laidlaw

Account Manager

Professional Summary:

I have worked in the Industrial Recruitment sector for over 3 years, recently as an on-site account manager. Before this I have worked in call centres and spent a few years as a holiday advisor; living in Greece and Spain.
Hobbies:
Camping and driving adventures
Favourite film:
Shawshank redemption
Favourite food:
Anything Greek
Interesting fact:
I am a PADI Open water certified scuba diver

Phone

07591 200151

Aneta Jedynak

Account Manager

Professional Summary:
I am a Human Resource Manager Graduate with experience that varies from interpreting, through some restaurant work and managing a retail store. I also consider raising my family as pretty demanding work, but one I take a lot of pride and joy in. I joined Imperial Workforce in September 2018, firstly in Business Support but from February 2019 as an Account Manager.
Hobbies:
Books, travels, my family
Favourite TV/Film Series:
The equalizer, A girl with a dragon tattoo
Favourite food:
Pizza
Interesting Fact:
I used to study Journalism

Phone

07711 356453

Cody Pilkington

Payroll/Admin Support

Professional Summary:
In 2018 I decided after 12 years working in hairdressing it was time for a career change. It was a scary decision as all I had known from leaving school was cutting and styling hair.I was then given the opportunity to work within the Payroll and Compliance department here at Imperial. After a nervous start I managed to pick up the role quite quickly due to the huge support from the rest of the team who welcomed me from day one,I feel I have an important role within the business from processing payroll and making sure the compliance is 100% ‘complaint’ and also supporting the full team with administrative duties.
Hobbies:
Hair has always been a passion of mine, so I still enjoy styling hair for some of my old clients in my spare time.I enjoy traveling and meeting new people and have a bucket list of places I would like to visit.I also love spending time with my family, partner and my dog pompom.
Favourite TV Series:
Anything funny!!
Least favourite food:
Anything tasty (I’m really not fussy)
Interesting fact:
I can shake my eye balls, and breathe out of one nostril

Phone

01325 467437